Mittelamerika Erlebnisreise

Von Playa del Carmen nach San José die außergewöhnlichen Seiten Zentralamerikas entdecken

  • Entspannung an weißen Sandstränden
  • Karibische Atmosphäre auf Caye Caulker
  • Führung durch die Maya-Tempel von Tikal im Dschungel
  • Feilsche auf den farbenfrohen Märkten im kolonialen Antigua
  • Übernachtung bei einer Gastfamilie
  • Freizeitaktivitäten wie Schnorcheln, Tauchen, Raften & Abseilen
  • Optionaler Besuch der Maya-Ruinen von Tulúm & Copán
  • Naturparadies Monteverde Nebelwaldreservat
  • Ausblicke auf den Vulkan Arenal
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
  • Einreisebestimmungen
  • Kundenstimmen (1)

32 Tage Mexiko · Belize · Guatemala · Honduras · Costa Rica · El Salvador · Nicaragua

18 bis 39 Strand Kolonialstädte ab 1.912 € %-Aktion Anfragen oder buchen

Diese abwechslungsreiche Mittelamerika Erlebnisreise führt dich in sechs vielseitige Länder, in denen du imposante Ruinen, kristallklares Karibikwasser, tropische Regenwälder und atemberaubende Landschaften kennenlernst. Diese erlebnisreiche Rundreise von Mexiko nach Costa Rica ist gespickt mit zahlreichen Höhepunkten. Bei Besuchen in indigenen Dörfern triffst du einheimische Familien und erlebst die Seiten des Landes, die vielen Touristen verschlossen bleiben. Entspanne an weißen Sandstränden, genieße karibisches Flair, erkunde die antiken Maya-Ruinen von Tikal, schwing das Tanzbein bei einer Salsa-Stunde, entdecke das Naturparadies Monteverde und erfreue dich an unzähligen Freizeitaktivitäten wie Reiten, Rafting, Abseilen oder Tauchen. Bastel dir dein eigenes Abenteuer und entdecke die außergewöhnlichen Seiten Mittelamerikas - für Transport und Unterkunft ist gesorgt.

1. Tag: Playa del Carmen
2. Tag: Playa del Carmen
3. Tag: Playa del Carmen - Caye Caulker
4-5. Tag: Caye Caulker
6. Tag: Caye Caulker - San Ignacio
7. Tag: San Ignacio
8. Tag: San Ignacio - Flores
9. Tag: Flores - Rio Dulce
10. Tag: Rio Dulce
11. Tag: Rio Dulce - Antigua
12. Tag: Antigua
13. Tag: Antigua - Panajachel
14. Tag: Panajachel - San Juan La Laguna
15. Tag: San Juan La Laguna - Antigua
16. Tag: Antigua
17. Tag: Antigua - Copán
18. Tag: Copán
19. Tag: Copán - Suchitoto
20. Tag: Suchitoto - Playa El Tunco
21. Tag: Playa El Tunco
22. Tag: Playa El Tunco - León
23. Tag: León - Granada
24. Tag: Granada
25. Tag: Granada - Isla Ometepe
26. Tag: Isla de Ometepe
27. Tag: Isla de Ometepe - Monteverde
28. Tag: Monteverde
29. Tag: Monteverde - La Fortuna
30. Tag: La Fortuna
31. Tag: La Fortuna - San José
32. Tag: San José

Leistungen enthalten

  • Mittelamerika Rundreise für junge Leute lt. Programm
  • Alle Transporte wie beschrieben
  • Inlandsflug
  • Unterkünfte und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Führung durch die Tempel der Mayastätte Tikal
  • Orientierungsspaziergang in Antigua
  • Aufenthalt bei Gastfamilien
  • Besuch der San Antonio Women's Pottery Cooperative mit Mittagessen
  • Orientierungsspaziergang durch Granada
  • Orientierungsspaziergang in Leon
  • Strandvergnügen in El Tunoc und Caye Caulker

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder

Unterbringung

13x Hostel
8x Mittelklasse-Hotel
1x Pousada
3x Gastfamilie
6x Standard-Hotel
Die Unterbringung erfolgt vorwiegend in Mehrbettzimmern (meist 4-6 Bett-Zimmer) und teils in Doppelzimmern. Die Belegung erfolgt getrennt nach Geschlechtern. Die Zimmer sind mit privaten Badezimmern ausgestattet oder es stehen Gemeinschaftsbadezimmer zur Verfügung.

Die Art der Unterkünfte variiert während dieser Abenteuerreise. Es wurden speziell ausgesuchte Unterkünfte ausgewählt, um deiner Reise durch Mittelamerika einen lokalen Geschmack zu verleihen.

Hinweis für Paare: In den Mehrbettzimmern erfolgt die Unterbringung getrennt nach Geschlechtern und daher ist in diesen Unterkünften keine gemeinsame Unterbringung von Paaren möglich. Abhängig von der Verfügbarkeit können Paare in den jeweiligen Unterkünften gegen Aufpreis vor Ort ein Privatzimmer buchen.

Verpflegung

2x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 3x Abendessen
Plane zusätzlich etwa USD850-1050 für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter, lokale Guides

Transportarten

Fähre, öffentlicher Bus, Flugzeug, Boot, Taxi, Zu Fuß

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktiere uns - wir beraten dich gerne!

Flughafentransfer

Bitte kontaktiere uns - wir beraten dich gerne!

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

  • Sarapqui Wildwasser-Rafting (Aufpreis: 86 €)
  • Wanderung auf den Vulkan Pacaya (Aufpreis: 51 €)
  • Costa Rica Adrenalin Bundle (Aufpreis: 130 €)
Folgende Ausflüge kannst du gegen Aufpreis direkt zusammen mit der Tour buchen:

- Sarapqui Wildwasser-Rafting
Lerne vor dem Start die Tipps und Tricks von einem professionellen lokalen Guide und hol dir dann deinen Adrenalinkick zwischen den Stromschnellen. Das wird ein nasser Spaß – versprochen!

- Wanderung auf den Vulkan Pacaya
Wolltest du schon immer mal einen aktiven Vulkan aus der Nähe erleben? Das ist deine Chance! Pacaya ist der perfekte Ort für deinen ersten Vulkanbesuch – beginne den Tag mit einer kurzen (aber steilen!) Wanderung zu den getrockneten Lavaströmen am Fuß des Vulkans und erkunde die Marslandschaft hier. Du kannst über einem Schlot Marshmallows rösten oder eine Lavaröhre durchqueren. Auch wenn es keine aktiven Lavaströme zu sehen gibt, werden dir die schiere Größe und Naturgewalt des Pacaya noch lange in Erinnerung bleiben.

- Costa Rica Adrenalin Bundle
Canyoning (halbtägig, Arenal): Mit Abseilen, Klettern, Rutschen und Springen von schwindelerregenden Wasserfällen gelangst du durch die Schluchten in den üppigen Regenwäldern um Costa Ricas Vulkan Arenal.
Ziplining (halbtägig, Monteverde): Erlebe den Regenwald aus der Vogelperspektive, während du auf einer Tarzan-Schaukel, einem hohen Abseil-Parkour und einer 137 Meter hohen Zip-Line durch die Baumkronen flitzt.

1. Tag: Playa del Carmen

Arrive at any time.Check into our hotel and enjoy the city.

Shuttles and buses from the Cancún airport are easy to find and reasonably priced. You can also take the public ADO bus that has departures every 30 minutes from the airport to Playa Del Carmen for approximately MX176 (10 USD).

Unterkunft: Selina Hostel Playa del Carmen (oder ähnlich)

2. Tag: Playa del Carmen

Enjoy free time to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm or the diving mecca of Cozumel. Or just play in the waves and enjoy the beach. Start your holiday off with some hardcore relaxation. Enjoy a full day of free time to fill as you wish. Get your ruin on with a visit to Tulum perched atop the sea, explore the fish- and coral-filled seas around Cozumel on a scuba dive, go swimming in a cenote or at the beach, and save some energy for a night out on the town.

Optional Activities:
Tulúm Ruins Visit
10USD per person. The Maya built the ancient seaport of Tulúm in the late 13th century. Located some 130 km (80 mi) south of Cancun, this picturesque site features a number of limestone structures protected on three sides by a 7m (23 ft) thick wall. Visit “El Castillo” (the castle), overlooking the Caribbean coast, and the Temple of Frescoes, then head down to the beach. Dive into the warm aquamarine waters and imagine spotting ancient vessels laden with turquoise and jade.

Cozumel Diving (Certified Divers)
85-140USD per person. Take the ferry to Cozumel Island and discover one of the world’s top scuba diving destinations. See schools of tropical fish (over 250 species) swimming in and amongst colourful coral, look for sponges and other aquatic marine life. Two main coral reefs provide plateaus beginning in less than 9m (30 ft) of water. All this, plus clear, warm water. Every diver’s dream!

Cenote Visit
10-30USD per person. Pack your swimsuit, hail a shared van (colectivo) and ask for directions to one of Yucatan’s many cenotes. These natural swimming holes were formed thousands of years ago, when the peninsula's porous limestone collapsed to reveal fresh water pools fed by underground systems of canals and rivers. Dive into the turquoise waters surrounded by cave walls or tropical foliage, watch fish dart in and out of the shafts of sunlight and realize why the Maya called cenotes “sacred wells”.

Coco Bongo Disco and Show
70-75USD per person. Coco Bongo lives up to its name. Visitors describe it as “insane”, “exciting” and “amazing”. This Vegas-style disco and show features a range of high energy acts including Elvis, Lady Gaga, Moulin Rouge and more. The price includes all your drinks and the show is cheaper on weekdays. Go wild!

Akumal Beach Visit
20USD per person. Akumal is the place to visit if you’re looking to escape from the crowds. Take a shared van (colectivo) and head for this small town and beach between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Known as the “land of turtles”, float in the clear waters of this protected bay and spot green turtles feeding on the sea grass.

Tequila Tasting
850-1100MXN per person. Mexico is the birthplace of tequila, and there is nowhere better to learn about the iconic drink. Join a certified sommelier to learn about the history of tequila and the production process, before the main highlight – a tasting session. Sip, don't shoot!

Unterkunft: Selina Hostel Playa del Carmen (oder ähnlich)

3. Tag: Playa del Carmen - Caye Caulker

Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style. Mention Belize and you may conjure up visions of unbelievably clear blue waters, diving and snorkelling along the barrier reef and remarkable marine life. Belize also boasts huge swaths of jungle, ancient Mayan ruins, and above all, friendly, easygoing people. Belize is all this and much more!

Public buses in Belize are old retired American school buses. Luggage is piled in the back of the bus and people will often stand in the aisle as the bus fills up. Your CEO will pay your fare so if the conductor asks you for money, just point to your CEO.

Fahrzeit: ca. 9.5 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 475 km

Unterkunft: Tropical Paradise Hotel and Restaurant (oder ähnlich)

4-5. Tag: Caye Caulker

Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.

Optional Activities:
Hol Chan Snorkel Tour
70-80USD per person. Slather on the sunscreen and set out on a snorkel adventure of a lifetime. Stop at the coral gardens, shark and ray alley, and the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Snorkel three different spots along the Belize reef in this protected channel. See hundreds of varieties of tropical fish in this natural aquarium including angelfish, nurse sharks, stingrays and green moray eels. Be sure to check out the Coral Gardens to see a rainbow of colours – red, purple, pink and green – and depending on the season, float past manatees while you marvel at nature’s underwater artistry.

Fishing
200USD per group. Cast a line and see what you can reel in. Fish for snapper, barracuda, horse-eye jack and more. Bring your catch to any local restaurant and have them gut and grill it just for you. Buy the rest of dinner and some drinks and enjoy! It doesn’t get any fresher than this.

Sunset Sailing Boat Tour
35USD per person. Set sail just before sunset. Relax with reggae music and rum punch, snack on shrimp ceviche and snap a few photos as you sail around the island as the sun sets to the west of Caye Caulker.

Bike with Purpose Rental
7-30USD per person. Rent a bike from the supported Bike with Purpose project on Caye Caulker and cycle around the island out to the split and back. It's a great way to get some exercise and see the sights on this laid-back island. Don't forget to bring water and wear lots of sunscreen.

Unterkunft: Tropical Paradise Hotel and Restaurant (oder ähnlich)

6. Tag: Caye Caulker - San Ignacio

Travel by boat and bus from Caye Caulker to San Ignacio. Enjoy an included pottery demonstration and local lunch at a supported women's pottery cooperative. From the town of San Ignacio, opportunities abound for exploring Belize’s little known inland scenic beauty. With free time here, choose to explore the area by foot, canoe or horse, take a caving trip, or visit the Mountain Pine Ridge Area and swim in its inviting pools and rivers.

Optional Activities:
Xunantunich Visit
5USD per person. Hike to the top of this impressive 9th-century Maya centre, set high on a natural limestone ridge, and admire the view of the Mopan River, Cayo District and neighbouring Guatemalan countryside. The tallest temple, El Castillo, is partially excavated and explored and there’s a unique stucco frieze on the east side of the structure. Discover why Xunantunich is Belize’s most visited site with intricately carved stellae, 25 temples, and well-preserved palaces.

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 160 km

Unterkunft: Kawoq Hostel (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Mittagessen

7. Tag: San Ignacio

Opt to visit the sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal or check out the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.

Optional Activities:
Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Visit
90USD per person. The Actun Tunichil Muknal cave has only been open to the public since 1998. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see up to 1400 artifacts, including pottery, tools and vessels used by the Maya for a thousand years. Hike 45 minutes to the cave entrance, wade/swim through deep pools, past calcite formations, to explore this damp, dark place of ritual and sacrifice. With a helmet and headlamp, see the skeleton of the “Crystal Maiden,” a young girl whose bones have calcified over the past 1,100 years, making them appear to sparkle.

Cave Tubing
75USD per person. Strap on a headlamp, sit on an inner tube and get set to enter the underworld. Float on an underground river past stalactites hanging above and through shafts of filtered light. Discover firsthand why the Maya selected these sites to make offerings to their gods.

Crystal Cave Visit
90USD per person. Drive to Blue Hole National Park and hike for one hour through lush rainforest and down steep, slippery slopes, then descend 4.5m (15 ft) by ropes to start exploring Crystal Cave (also known as Mountain Cow Cave). Crab walk and crawl through the cave and head into the Mayan Xibabla or underworld. Slide down mud ramps, along rock faces, and be awed by the stalactites and stalagmites, ancient fire pits, wall carvings, pottery and the haunting skeletal remains of humans sacrificed by the Maya to appease their gods. Afterwards, take a short drive to the Blue Hole River, relax and refresh in the cool water.

Caracol Ruins Tour
95USD per person. Set within the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, prepare to be wowed by Caracol. It’s the largest known Maya site in Belize and was once home to an estimated 180,000 people. The site was discovered in the 1920's by a logger looking for mahogany. One of its pyramids, Canaa or “Sky Place”, built in 800 AD and standing 43m (143 ft), continues to be the tallest man-made structure in the country. Bring your walking shoes, water and a sunhat because there’s lots to see here. Tombs, temples, altars, carved stelae and other stone monuments – it’s well worth the effort and easy to be impressed.

Horseback Riding
40-65USD per person. Choose from one of the 45 horses at Hannah's Stables and ride over farm trails and forested paths, all the way along the river to the Mayan site of Xunantunich. Enjoy a short guided tour of the site before taking a different trail back to the stables. Watch for native birds, including toucans and parrots, listen for howler monkeys, admire orchids and fruit trees and breathe in the fresh air of the Belize countryside.

Barton Creek Cave Canoeing
50-75USD per person. Strap on a headlamp, step in the canoe and paddle along an ancient Mayan waterway inside the Barton Creek Cave. Bring your camera to take memorable photos of cathedral rock chambers, stalactites and stalagmites. Upon return, opt to swim at Big Rock Falls.

Xunantunich Visit
5USD per person. Hike to the top of this impressive 9th-century Maya centre, set high on a natural limestone ridge, and admire the view of the Mopan River, Cayo District and neighbouring Guatemalan countryside. The tallest temple, El Castillo, is partially excavated and explored and there’s a unique stucco frieze on the east side of the structure. Discover why Xunantunich is Belize’s most visited site with intricately carved stellae, 25 temples, and well-preserved palaces.

Unterkunft: Kawoq Hostel

8. Tag: San Ignacio - Flores

Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of the ruins of Tikal. Put on your walking shoes and prepare for a tiring but memorable day walking through history at the impressive site of Tikal. The Mayan site is set in the heart of the jungle, in Tikal National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Along with our bilingual guide, see some of the temples, plazas, carved stone monuments and public squares, more than 3,000 buildings in all, dating from as far back as 600 BC. Climb to the top of Temple IV, catch your breath, take photos, and then sit and contemplate the magnificence of the site and the tropical rainforest beyond. Look for monkeys, anteaters, armadillos, and deer, as well as macaws and eagles, snakes, and spiders. Cross the border into Guatemala and you immediately notice the difference in culture, with its heavy Mayan influence and Spanish language. Here we have entered Guatemala’s northeast jungle Petén region. The descendants of the Maya of Chichén Itzá migrated to the Petén area several centuries after the collapse of the great Mayan cities in the Yucatán.

En route to Flores, stop for a guided tour of the ancient city of Tikal. Arrive in Flores, the capital of the department of Petén, a small island located on the second largest lake of Guatemala, Lake Petén Itzá.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Tikal Ruins Guided Tour

Fahrzeit: ca. 4.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Petén (oder ähnlich)

9. Tag: Flores - Rio Dulce

Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall. A travel day from Flores to Rio Dulce which is located in the department of Izabal, home of the largest lake in Guatemala, Lake Izabal was one of the most important water ways of the Spanish crown during colonial times.

We take the road past areas of dense jungle and arrive at Río Dulce, a small town on Lake Izabal and a port stop for boaters around the globe, on their way to/from Livingston and the Caribbean coast.

Fahrzeit: ca. 4.5 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 210 km

Unterkunft: Hacienda Tijax (oder ähnlich)

10. Tag: Rio Dulce

Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall, take a sunrise kayak to visit groups of noisy howler monkeys, or take a horseback ride through the rubber plantations combined with a visit to the Shaman Tower.

Optional Activities:
Natural Hot Waterfall Visit
20-35USD per person. Finca el Paraiso contains a unique volcanic vein that heats spring water and dumps it into a colder river below. Refresh and relax as you bathe in these therapeutic thermal waters and swim in the river below. Arrive by boat or overland.

Sunrise Monkey Kayak
23-31USD per person. Set your alarm very early and set off on a sweet soulful paddle along the Rio Dulce. Kayak to the base of the Boquerón Canyon with its sheer cliff face, covered in a green mass of moss, vines, and trees. Enjoy a striking sunrise, sit back, and listen to the jungle as it wakes up – howler monkeys, birds and the slap of the paddle on the water provide the soundtrack to this memorable morning.

Horseback Riding
25USD per person. Set out to explore the massive property at Hacienda Tijax Jungle Lodge on horseback. Trail ride through the reserve’s lush landscape, past a plantation of rubber trees, and stop at the Shaman tower. Climb up to see the stunning view and spot the suspension bridges hanging over natural waterfalls.

Scenic Boat Ride to Livingston
35USD per person. Take a boat down the Rio Dulce toward the Caribbean Sea passing through El Golfete and El Canyon before arriving to Livingston. Float past mangroves and lily pads and the Boquerón Canyon, where a sheer limestone cliff rises 122m out of the river, covered in vines, trees and moss. Arrive at the small fishing village of Livingston known for its unique Afro-Caribbean Garifuna population, with their unique art, music and delicious coconut seafood soup, “tapado”.

Unterkunft: Hacienda Tijax (oder ähnlich)

11. Tag: Rio Dulce - Antigua

Enjoy an orientation walk of Antigua's cobblestone streets, then opt to take a salsa lesson and practice new moves out at night. Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended. Today is a travel day from Rio Dulce to Antigua, followed by an orientation walk once you arrive. Plan your activities for the next day and enjoy some of the nightlife this beautiful colonial city has to offer.

Optional Activities:
Salsa Lesson
5-12USD per person. Kick up your heels and learn this typical Latin dance. Dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Get lost in the rhythm of the music and let your body take you to a new place -- one-two-three, one-two-three, hip roll, arm up, partner under, shimmy, shake, salsa! Vamos a bailar! (Let's dance!)

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orientation Walk

Fahrzeit: ca. 7 Std.

Unterkunft: Antigua Lemon Tree Hostel (oder ähnlich)

12. Tag: Antigua

Enjoy a free day in Antigua. Opt to relax with a massage, climb a volcano, soak up the culture in one of the city's many cafés, or explore the nearby hills and towns by bike. Get adventurous and pre-book the Pacaya Volcano Hike on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Optional Activities:
Massage
30-60USD per person. Relax and enjoy a Mayan massage. You’re on vacation!

Cycling
30-50USD per person. Get off the beaten track and discover the treasures of Guatemala. Enjoy an adventurous ride with incredible views ranging from wide open fields, volcanoes, local villages, and coffee plantations.There are full-day and half-day tours that vary in difficulty level. Have your CEO make a reservation.

Finca Valhalla Visit
5-10USD per person. Take a tour of the macadamia nut plantation at Finca Valhalla led by the workers. Learn about this sustainable crop for the experts and discover the health benefits of the nut. Pamper yourself with a free facial and purchase some of the treats made from the macadamia nut like oils, nuts, and chocolate. This tour is offered for free in the hopes that you’ll show your gratitude by stopping by and picking up some tasty treats from the gift shop or café.

Finca Filidelfia Coffee Tour
18-25USD per person. Travel a short 10-minute ride outside of Antigua to the Finca Filadelfia coffee plantation. Walk through the plant nursery, explore the rows of coffee plants, pick a coffee “cherry” (each one has two beans inside), then discover the various stages that go into making the perfect cup of quality coffee. The farm also has a restaurant and zipline for those who opt to fly above the canopy to spot the very best beans.

ChocoMuseo Tour and Workshop
24USD per person. Enjoy a chocolate workshop and museum tour to learn about the process "from bean to bar" and the history of this tasty crop. In this 1.5-hour workshop, make your own bar to take home and enjoy tastings of the varieties of chocolate drinks made on site. Who knew history could be so sweet?

Elizabeth Bell Walking Tour
25USD per person. Meet your guide at the fountain in the Central Plaza and take a leisurely walk along the cobblestone streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour focuses on the Antigua's history, culture and restoration efforts (a bylaw, for example, stipulates buildings must only be painted certain colours in order to maintain the Spanish colonial character of the exteriors). Visit the City Hall Palace, Palace of the Captain's General, the main cathedral and many of Antigua's other attractions. Learn about jade and the valuable role it played in Maya culture. Shop for jewelry, pottery, textiles and wooden carvings.

Acatenango Volcano Climb
50-85USD per person. Interested in a major physical challenge? Spend the day hiking the active Acatenango Volcano located to the west of Antigua. Bring lots of water, your camera and hope for clear skies to see a spectacular view of neighbouring Fuego and possibly even Pacaya beyond. Make no mistake, this is a very challenging climb but well worth it.

Pacaya Volcano Hike
Ever wanted to get up close and personal with an active volcano? Now's your chance! Pacaya is the perfect spot for first time volcano adventurers – start the day with a short (but steep!) hike to reach the dried lava flows at the base of the volcano before enjoying time exploring the martian landscape. Try roasting marshmallows over a heat vent, or climb your way through one of the lava tubes carved out by molten rock. There may not be any visible lava flows, but the sheer size and force of Pacaya is something you'll be talking about for years to come.

Unterkunft: Antigua Lemon Tree Hostel (oder ähnlich)

13. Tag: Antigua - Panajachel

Travel through the hills and fertile fields of the Guatemalan highlands to the shores of Lake Atitlán, one of the most beautiful spots in Guatemala. Twelve native villages, blue/grey mountains and three volcanoes line the shores of this lake resulting in a wonderful combination of unusual natural beauty and traditional culture. The area is also ideal for outdoor pursuits like swimming, fishing, wind surfing, hiking, bird watching, kayaking, and horseback riding.

Note: Please dress conservatively when visiting the villages and refrain from photographing religious ceremonies, or individuals who do not wish to be photographed.

Optional Activities:
Massage
Revive sore muscles with a relaxing massage.

Kayaking
Grab your life jacket and tour local waters by kayak. Get up close to marine life and see many sights you may miss on shore.

Swimming
Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim.

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.

Unterkunft: Kamol Bey (oder ähnlich)

14. Tag: Panajachel - San Juan La Laguna

Embark on a boat ride across the lake before participating in a G Adventures-supported homestay with a local family. This area is known for stunning scenery and great shopping for Mayan handicrafts. Opt to bargain for colourful textiles and paintings at the lake's markets.

Optional Activities:
Shopping
Scour the local shops and stalls for unique wares to remind you of your travels to the region.

Fahrzeit: ca. 1 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 25 km

Unterkunft: Rupalaj Kistalin Posada Homestay

Verpflegung: 1x Abendessen

15. Tag: San Juan La Laguna - Antigua

Return to Antigua, and enjoy a Big Night Out with the group. We return to Antigua to spend more time to explore the city, shop, and check out optional activities in the area. Optional activities include visiting a macadamia nut farm, checking out a coffee plantation, biking around Antigua's surrounding hills or taking a salsa lesson.

Those prone to motion sickness should plan with anticipation. Although it is a relatively short distance to be travelled, there are many hills and winding roads.

Optional Activities:
Massage
30-60USD per person. Relax and enjoy a Mayan massage. You’re on vacation!

ChocoMuseo Tour and Workshop
24USD per person. Enjoy a chocolate workshop and museum tour to learn about the process "from bean to bar" and the history of this tasty crop. In this 1.5-hour workshop, make your own bar to take home and enjoy tastings of the varieties of chocolate drinks made on site. Who knew history could be so sweet?

Salsa Lesson
5-12USD per person. Kick up your heels and learn this typical Latin dance. Dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Get lost in the rhythm of the music and let your body take you to a new place -- one-two-three, one-two-three, hip roll, arm up, partner under, shimmy, shake, salsa! Vamos a bailar! (Let's dance!)

Fahrzeit: ca. 4.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Antigua Lemon Tree Hostel (oder ähnlich)

16. Tag: Antigua

Enjoy free time to relax with a massage, explore the nearby hills by bicycle, or visit a local macadamia nut farm. Get adventurous and pre-book the Pacaya Volcano Hike on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Optional Activities:
Finca Valhalla Visit
5-10USD per person. Take a tour of the macadamia nut plantation at Finca Valhalla led by the workers. Learn about this sustainable crop for the experts and discover the health benefits of the nut. Pamper yourself with a free facial and purchase some of the treats made from the macadamia nut like oils, nuts, and chocolate. This tour is offered for free in the hopes that you’ll show your gratitude by stopping by and picking up some tasty treats from the gift shop or café.

Pacaya Volcano Hike (Half-Day)
Drive one hour to the base of Pacaya Volcano to begin your ascent. This volcano is still active, so hiking to the crater is off limits. Near the summit, grab a stick and toast marshmallows over a smoking fumarole using earth's natural "ovens" to heat your snack.

Massage
30-60USD per person. Relax and enjoy a Mayan massage. You’re on vacation!

Finca Filidelfia Coffee Tour
18-25USD per person. Travel a short 10-minute ride outside of Antigua to the Finca Filadelfia coffee plantation. Walk through the plant nursery, explore the rows of coffee plants, pick a coffee “cherry” (each one has two beans inside), then discover the various stages that go into making the perfect cup of quality coffee. The farm also has a restaurant and zipline for those who opt to fly above the canopy to spot the very best beans.

Cycling
30-50USD per person. Get off the beaten track and discover the treasures of Guatemala. Enjoy an adventurous ride with incredible views ranging from wide open fields, volcanoes, local villages, and coffee plantations.There are full-day and half-day tours that vary in difficulty level. Have your CEO make a reservation.

Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

Unterkunft: Antigua Lemon Tree Hostel (oder ähnlich)

17. Tag: Antigua - Copán

Cross the border to Honduras. Opt to soak in local hot springs in the jungle. The colonial highland town of Copán Ruinas is a charming and relaxing place, set along a river in the coffee growing region close to the Guatemalan border.

The Mayan ruins of Copán are fascinating, beautiful and unique among Mayan cities. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980, Copán contains some of the most important Mayan ruins found to date, and many unusual artistic features, including some of the most detailed carving in the Mayan world.

Fahrzeit: ca. 8.5 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 280 km

Unterkunft: Hotel Brisas De Copan (oder ähnlich)

18. Tag: Copán

Free time in Copan. Opt to visit the impressive Copan ruins and check out some lesser known Mayan sites along the way. Knowledgable local guides can interpret the many Mayan carvings left here over 1,000 years ago. You can also choose to explore the nearby hills and small villages on horseback or journey through the countryside to some hidden jungle hot springs for a relaxing soak.

Optional Activities:
Horseback Riding
25USD per person. Enjoy rural Honduras by horseback. Ride through the Copán Valley and along the river. Head up into the hills to meet local farmers. Keep your eyes peeled for exotic birds and wildlife. Who knows, you may even spot an ancient Maya artifact on your journey.

Luna Jaguar Hot Springs Visit
45USD per person. Take a scenic drive through the back roads of Copán Ruinas to hot springs at Luna Jaguar. Take a relaxing soak in one of the pools, surrounded by the jungle. If all that lounging around has worked up your appetite, opt to enjoy a barbeque lunch on site.

Copán Ruins Guided Tour
25USD per person. Step back in time more than a 1,000 years to discover the ancient Mayan site of Copán. Walk across grassy plazas and examine intricately carved stone stellae (tall monuments) depicting various gods and rulers. Admire the artistry and scale of the temples, ball court and well-preserved hieroglyphic stairway and understand why this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to visit the museum to see Mayan artifacts and a life-sized replica of the Rosalila Temple.

Unterkunft: Hotel Brisas De Copan (oder ähnlich)

19. Tag: Copán - Suchitoto

Cross the border into El Salvador and stay in the colonial town of Suchitoto. Don't forget to try the delicious pupusas, a local Salvadorian specialty.

Prepare for the long travel day with snacks.

Fahrzeit: ca. 8 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 400 km

Unterkunft: Posada Alta Vista (oder ähnlich)

20. Tag: Suchitoto - Playa El Tunco

Enjoy a free morning in Suchitoto before heading to the coast. The sunsets in this surfing town are stunning. Grab a cold drink and enjoy!

Fahrzeit: ca. 3 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 100 km

Unterkunft: Atami Escape Resort (oder ähnlich)

21. Tag: Playa El Tunco

Enjoy a free day in this laidback beach town to take a surf lesson, eat fresh ceviche at the fish market in nearby La Libertad, visit the Tamanique waterfalls, or chill out with a beer in hand.

Optional Activities:
Surfing Lesson
60USD per person. Grab your swimsuit and get ready to hang ten! Learn how to find and ride the waves with surfing lessons from local experts. Enjoy the fresh sea air, and try to spot local marine life while enjoying the waters.

Unterkunft: Atami Escape Resort (oder ähnlich)

22. Tag: Playa El Tunco - León

Set off early for a full day of travel by land and sea to Nicaragua, finishing up in colonial León with a brief orientation walk. Take a brief walk of the historic center of León. Pass through the central park, the local market, and various historical churches.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orientation Walk

Unterkunft: Hotel Hellenika

23. Tag: León - Granada

Journey to Granada and see its colourful colonial buildings on an orientation walk. Enjoy a Big Night Out with the group. Granada’s colonial charm is complemented by the active volcanoes and lakes that surround it, and there are many fun easy day trips available. Hike, cruise, or just explore the city’s markets and museums. Walking is probably the easiest way to see all the sights of Granada.

Optional Activities:
Masaya Volcano Day Excursion
35USD per person. Experience the energy and excitement of getting up close and personal with an active volcano. See the crater spew smoke and gas. Walk in a moonscape of lava rocks and stunted shrubs. Stop by the visitor’s centre and learn about the history of Masaya and many other volcanoes in Nicaragua. Next, stop at the Masaya Artesan Market filled with ceramics, woodcrafts, hammocks, cigars and leather works. Take in the view at the Laguna de Apoyo lookout and wrap up the tour in San Juan de Oriente, a local pottery and ceramics workshop.

Fahrzeit: ca. 2 Std.

Unterkunft: Antigua Lemon Tree Hostel (oder ähnlich)

24. Tag: Granada

Free time to explore beautiful Granada's markets, buildings and museums. Opt to kayak in Lake Nicaragua or swim in Laguna de Apoyo.

Free time to explore beautiful Granada's busy markets, colonial buildings and museums on foot or take a horse and carriage ride around town. Enjoy a meal on the "calzada", a pedestrian street that extends from the center of town down to Lake Nicaragua.

There are many optional activities to do just outside of town as well. Walk in the forest at the top of Mombacho Volcano, kayak around the isletas in Lake Nicaragua or swim in Laguna de Apoyo.

Optional Activities:
Hiking
Take a trip up the steep slopes of the Mombacho Volcano, 10km (6 mi) from Granada, past coffee plantations and cloud forest. Bring a sweater for the cool, windy weather. Trek along marked trails, past cloud-kissed plants and abundant wildlife, to see fumaroles, craters and possibly a view (although the summit is often cloud-covered). Look down and try to spot the Mombacho salamander.

Mi Museo Cultural Museum
5USD per person. Step back into the 16th century in the San Fransisco Convent, Nicaragua’s oldest and largest museum. See pre-Columbian statues, archival photos of Granada, paintings, religious wooden artifacts. Admire the colonial architecture, with its wooden beams, courtyard and clay tile roof.

Market Exploration
Masaya is the mecca of markets. Go there if you like to shop. Prepare to haggle. Look for hammocks, wooden bowls, engraved pottery, folk art paintings, and embroidered blouses.

Laguna de Apoyo Visit
15USD per person. Travel less than half an hour from Granada to the picturesque Laguna de Apoyo. The warm clean waters of this lake are said to have healing properties; this former volcano crater is nature’s giant bathtub, filled by natural springs and rain water from the past 20,000 or so years. Hike the forested trails in the surrounding hills. See hummingbirds, monkeys, and toucans. Slip into the mild waters and enjoy a peaceful swim. How many people can boast they swam in a volcano?

Unterkunft: Antigua Lemon Tree Hostel (oder ähnlich)

25. Tag: Granada - Isla Ometepe

Get to know local friends during a 2-night G Adventures-supported community guesthouse stay on Ometepe. Try the local cuisine and test out some language skills.

From the town of San Jorge, we cross Lake Nicaragua by ferry to arrive at Ometepe Island, formed from two volcanoes, one active and one dormant that rise out of the middle of the lake. The limited development and traditional communities create a welcoming relaxed atmosphere.

The group will be split up amongst different local families who will host you in their homes for two nights in a small community on the island. Breakfast and dinner will be provided in the home. This experience give you a chance to see how rural Nicaraguans live.

Fahrzeit: ca. 3.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Puesta del Sol Homestay

Verpflegung: 1x Abendessen

26. Tag: Isla de Ometepe

Enjoy free time to explore Ometepe. Opt to climb Volcano Concepción or Volcano Maderas, take a cultural tour, visit the beach at Santo Domingo, or visit el Ojo de Agua for a refreshing swim and lunch. You can also view pre-Columbian petroglyphs or the small museum of indigenous artifacts in Altagracia.
Today is a free day in Ometepe. We get to spend more time with the local host families and see more of the island. Opt to climb either of the two volcanoes on the island, view petroglyphs left by the island's original inhabitants, walk or kayak in Charco Verde reserve, swim in clear spring water at Ojo de Agua, lay on the beach or explore the island on bicycle.

Optional Activities:
Swimming
Swim the cool waters of Lake Nicaragua, also known as Mar Dulce (Sweet Sea). Fed by more than 40 rivers, it’s the largest lake in Central America and the tenth largest freshwater lake in the world. Also check out local swimming holes fed by underground springs and enriched with therapeutic minerals to both relax and invigorate the senses.

Ometepe Island Cultural and Pre-Columbian Petroglyphs Tour
40USD per person. There’s something special about coming across a boulder in a field, now covered in moss, and engraved in circles or images made by someone who lived in the area thousands of years ago. Discover Ometepe’s pre-Columbian petroglyphs (rock carvings) and stone statues, along with pieces of ancient ceramic urns and utensils. Learn the history and significance of these artifacts dating back to 1000 BC. Includes a stop at hot springs and the beach.

Ojo de Agua (Swimming Hole)
10-15USD per person. Head off on horseback along the shore of Lake Ometepe, past plantain plantations and rugged scenery. Bring a swim suit and a towel and take a refreshing swim in Ojo de Agua, a beautiful natural spring.

Hike Concepcíon Volcano
45USD per person. The steep terrain of this active volcano make Concepción the most difficult climb in all of Nicaragua. Plan on a round trip duration of 10-12 hours of sweaty, muddy, humid and windy climbing. Bring lots of water and food. The rewards can include breathtaking views of the isthmus of Ometepe, Maderas Volcano, Chontales, and Costa Rica to the south, as well as vegetation unique to this volcano.

Unterkunft: Puesta del Sol Homestay

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Abendessen

27. Tag: Isla de Ometepe - Monteverde

ake a ferry back to the mainland and cross the border into Costa Rica, finishing up in the cloudforest air of Monteverde.

At 1,400 meters above sea level, Monteverde is literally in the clouds. The Monteverde and Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserves are home to diverse and unique flora and fauna. Sloths, monkeys, kinkajous, tapirs and large cats inhabit the area. There are more species of orchids here than anywhere else in the world.

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.

Unterkunft: Manakin Lodge Monteverde (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

28. Tag: Monteverde

Free day in Monteverde. Opt to visit a cloud forest reserve, fly through the jungle canopy via zipline, or tour a coffee plantation. The day is free to choose from many optional activities. Fly hundreds of meters above the trees on a zip-lining tour, hike through one of the cloud forest reserves, ride a horse in the mountains, visit a coffee/sugar cane farm, go bungee jumping, drive an ATV on trails in the hills, tour the cheese factory or check out the orchid garden, serpentarium, or frog pond in town.

Optional Activities:
Santa Elena Cloud Forest Visit
17USD per person. Pull on your poncho and boots and head into the cloud-covered forest, past over-sized ferns and exotic orchids. Harness your inner Tarzan as you imagine swinging from the forest’s giant vines, trudge along 12 km of trails, watch for wildlife and trek to the top of the observation tower. Be sure to stop and listen too. Hear the haunting hollow call of the bellbird and perhaps catch sight of the brilliant green and red resplendent quetzal. Feel good about protecting the preserve and sustaining the quality of local schools through payment of your park fees.

Sky Walk
Get up high to see the tree tops of Monteverde’s Cloud Forest from a bird’s eye view. Cross a series of suspension bridges to discover the early ropes and pulleys that early biologists required to glimpse – a lush, green vista accented by bromeliads, vines, and orchids. Wonder at this wet canopy, home to thousands of species of birds, small animals, amphibians and insects (making up 90% of all the organisms in the forest).

Ziplining
50USD per person. Buckle up your harness, don your helmet, and prepare to launch. Glide along cables suspended high above the cloud forest canopy. Dare to let go and reach top speeds as you zip past stunning scenery. Forget your fear as you spot a toucans or exotic orchids in this adrenaline-filled experience.

Monteverde Butterfly Garden Visit
15USD per person. Get close to butterflies, bump into giant bugs, and make friends with hairy eight-legged spiders in this collection of gardens nestled in the mountains of Monteverde. Observe caterpillars, take prize-worthy photos of the iridescent blue morpho butterfly, and check out the leaf-cutter ant colony. The nature centre is home to 30 species of butterfly, a whole bunch of insects, as well as white-faced monkeys, coatis, motmots, and more.

Monteverde Horseback Riding
45USD per person. Enjoy Monteverde’s breath-giving wilderness by horseback. Spot toucans, bellbirds, and parrots as you ride through private mountain trails along the primary and secondary forest. Meet monkeys, see sloths, and possibly glimpse the Gulf of Nicoya through the clouds. Take photos, inhale the pure air, and let your horse lead you on this memorable meander in misty Monteverde.

Monteverde Coffee Plantation Tour
35USD per person. No trip to Costa Rica is complete without visiting a coffee plantation. Head to Café Monteverde and learn how this fair trade coffee goes from crop to cup. Pick ripe berries, watch how the beans are separated from the husk, then observe the drying and roasting process. Sample and buy some of these excellent beans. The Santa Elena coffee co-op prides itself on sustainable practices: it recycles processing water, uses coffee pulp for fertilizer, and sends plant fibers and husks to make paper.

Unterkunft: Manakin Lodge Monteverde (oder ähnlich)

29. Tag: Monteverde - La Fortuna

Transfer to La Fortuna along bumpy roads, then break up the journey with a peaceful boat ride on Lake Arenal before a short ride to the town.

The trip from Monteverde to La Fortuna takes us down from the cloud forest and across Costa Rica's largest lake The town of La Fortuna lies at the base of the Arenal Volcano, which dominates the landscape rising to 1670 meters high. The town has become famous as the adventure sports capital of Costa Rica.

Choose your adventure! Canyoning, white water rafting, hiking, caving, rafting, horseback riding, paddlebording, kayaking, visiting a wildlife refuge, and even more activities are all possible options for you to choose from while we're here.

Optional Activities:
Baldi Hot Springs Soak
64USD per person. Relax in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano immersed in one of the naturally heated pools at Baldi Hot Springs Hotel and Spa. Rejuvenate your muscles, detox your cells, and stimulate all your senses in nature’s thermal spa. Breathe in the pure rainforest air and marvel at the mystic surroundings of these outdoor pools of paradise.

La Fortuna Waterfall Swim
15USD per person. Take a walk, taxi, or horse just outside the town of La Fortuna to the nearby waterfall. Once at the gate, pay a fee then start the descent on rough steps (more than 500 of them!) to get to the base of the falls. The water cascades 65m (200 ft) down the side of the dormant Cerro Chato. Sit on the rocks, get sprayed, watch for iridescent blue morpho butterflies and then plunge into the cool waters.

Fahrzeit: ca. 1 Std.

Unterkunft: Selina Hostel La Fortuna (oder ähnlich)

30. Tag: La Fortuna

Free time to enjoy the La Fortuna and Arenal area. Choose your adventure! Canyoneering, hiking, caving, rafting, horseback riding, paddleboarding, kayaking, visiting a wildlife refuge, and even more activities are all possible options for you to choose from while we're here.

Optional Activities:
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour
60USD per person. Travel north to Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge near the Nicaraguan border. Take a guided tour by covered boat through one of the world’s most important wetlands; home to a vast array of plants, birds, reptiles, fish, and mammals. Keep your eyes peeled and you may see a three-toed sloth or a Jesus Christ lizard.

La Fortuna Waterfall Swim
15USD per person. Take a walk, taxi, or horse just outside the town of La Fortuna to the nearby waterfall. Once at the gate, pay a fee then start the descent on rough steps (more than 500 of them!) to get to the base of the falls. The water cascades 65m (200 ft) down the side of the dormant Cerro Chato. Sit on the rocks, get sprayed, watch for iridescent blue morpho butterflies and then plunge into the cool waters.

Horseback Riding
59USD per person. Enjoy Fortuna’s fantastic wilderness on one of two different horseback riding options. Ride around the base of Arenal volcano or take a scenic trip to La Fortuna waterfall, passing through Maleuku village with opportunities to take a dip in the emerald green pool. Spot toucans, bellbirds and parrots as you ride private mountain trails through primary and secondary forest. Meet monkeys, see sloths, and possibly hear the rumble of the volcano. Take photos, inhale the pure air and let your horse lead you on this memorable meander.

Mountain Biking
79USD per person. Rent a bike and head off along one of the backroads outside of town. Take the road to San Ramon and turn right on the road toward the waterfall. Or take a guided cycling tour and pick one of three routes of varying difficulty.

Birdwatching
Set out on a bird watching adventure with a local expert. Depending on the season, explore around Arenal Volcano and Lake, visit El Silencio Nature Reserve, or Finca Luna Nueva. The area around Arenal is home to more than 350 species of birds. Look for toucans, parrots, Montezuma Oropendolas, colourful tanagers, and parakeets.

Venado Caves Exploration
78USD per person. Duck your head and enter an underground world formed some 15 million years ago. The Venado Caves are 45 min NW of Fortuna. Ford rivers, crawl through caverns, and marvel at the strange stalactites, stalagmites and subterranean inhabitants including bats, frogs, and spiders. Not ideal if you get anxious in closed spaces. Great for those who want to channel their inner Indiana Jones.

Unterkunft: Selina Hostel La Fortuna (oder ähnlich)

31. Tag: La Fortuna - San José

Journey through the mountains to the capital for a final night out. Return to San José for our final night out. San José has beautiful parks, museums and theatres. Enjoy the view of the surrounding lush mountains from the downtown streets.

Optional Activities:
Pacuare River Whitewater Rafting
105USD per person. Hailed as the best river in Costa Rica for rafting, get your adrenaline pumping as you navigate the twists, turns, and rapids of the Pacuare River. Learn the tips and tricks from a professional local guide before beginning your journey down stream. One thing we can guarantee – you will get wet!

Fahrzeit: ca. 3.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Aldea Hostel (oder ähnlich)

32. Tag: San José

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Reisestil
Basic:
- Ein sehr gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis, hochwertige Erlebnisse
- Einfache und saubere Hotels, Pensionen und ausgewählte Hostels mit guter Lage und Charakter
- Erschwingliche Transporte mit öffentlichen und privaten Verkehrsmitteln für eine intensive kulturelle Interaktion
- Viele optionale Aktivitäten, zugeschnitten auf deine Interessen und dein Budget

Was ist ein "Yolo-Trip"?
Unserer Yolo-Trips bieten unverfälschte Reiseerlebnisse in kleinen Gruppen für entdeckungsfreudige Reisende, die die Welt so erleben möchten, wie sie wirklich ist. Jeder Trip verbindet die Höhepunkte des Landes mit spontanen Situationen, gewährt dir persönliche Freiheit und ermöglicht dir Begegnungen mit den Einheimischen, zu einem Preis, bei dem dein Taschengeld dort bleibt, wo es hingehört.

Für alle 18-39 jährigen Globetrotter
In unseren Gruppen triffst du die unterschiedlichsten Menschen, und genau das macht sie so interessant. aber eins haben alle unsere Reisenden gemeinsam: sie mögen es nicht, wie Touristen herumgetrieben zu werden.

Lokale Transportmittel
Wie du auf deiner Reise von A nach B kommst, hängt größtenteils von deiner Wahl der Reiseart und des Reisestils ab. In den meisten Fällen benutzen wir lokale Transportmittel - Busse, Taxis und dergleichen - während wir auf Camping-Trips private Fahrzeuge benutzen, damit du deine Sachen leicht unterbringen kannst und wir unsere Zwischenstopps flexibel gestalten können.

Unterkünfte mit Charme
Deine Unterkünfte haben wir so ausgewählt, dass sie der lokalen Kultur am ehesten entsprechen. Je nach Reiseziel und Reisestil haben wir unterschiedliche Unterkünfte für dich ausgewählt: Mal schläfst du im Hotel in Downtown, mal bei einer Gastfamilie und dann zeltest du unter dem Sternenhimmel.

Regionale Küche
Einige Mahlzeiten sind im Reisepreis mit inbegriffen, aber oft kannst du die lokalen Spezialitäten ganz nach deinem eigenen Geschmack und Budget selbst entdecken (und dein Reiseleiter hat dabei viele Geheimtipps auf Lager). Mahlzeiten können alles umfassen - von einem selbst zubereiteten Festmahl, dem Abgrasen der Straßenverkaufsstände in Asien oder allem, was auf dem Markt gut aussieht.

Internationale Gruppen
Unsere Gruppen sind im Durchschnitt mit 14 Personen unterwegs und sind eine bunte Mischung aus Einzelreisenden, Freunden und Paaren jeden Alters aus der ganzen Welt. Du wirst in deiner Gruppe die unterschiedlichsten Persönlichkeiten kennenlernen und auf deiner Reise jede Menge neue Freunde finden. Mit Menschen aus verschiedenen Ländern werden alle unserer Erlebnisreisen auf Englisch durchgeführt.

Erfahrene Reiseleiter
Auf jeder Reise wirst du von einem erfahrenen englischsprechenden Reiseleiter begleitet, der deine Reise mit Einblicken in die Kultur des Gastlandes bereichert und dir oftmals ganz spontan fantastische Erlebnisse ermöglicht, die deine Reise zu einem einzigartigen persönlichen Abenteuer machen. Dein Reiseleiter hat nur ein Anliegen: deine Reise zur besten Erfahrung deines Lebens zu machen.

Freiheit & Unabhängigkeit
Mit einem großen, unpersönlichen Reisebus erlebst du garantiert keine wirklichen Abenteuer. Lust auf einen Marktbesuch? Oder lieber die Seele baumeln lassen in einem gemütlichen Café am Straßenrand? Aber gerne! Bei unseren Reisen zeigen wir dir die wichtigsten Sehenswürdigkeiten und lassen dir freie Zeit, um dein ganz eigenes Abenteuer zu erleben.

Kein Aufpreis für Einzelreisende
Wir glauben, dass Leute, die allein auf Reisen gehen, dieselben Vorteile verdienen wie die, die mit einem Freund reisen, und erheben daher keinen Aufpreis. Wir suchen dir einen Zimmergenossen gleichen Geschlechts, oder du kannst zu einem kleinen Aufpreis ein Einzelzimmer buchen, wenn du ein Zimmer für dich allein möchtest.

100 % Garantierte Abreisetermine
Die Sicherheit, zu wissen, dass deine Abreise garantiert ist, ist ein unschlagbares Gefühl, und da wir dieses Gefühl so sehr mögen, dachten wir, dass es jeder genießen können sollte. Daher garantieren wir, dass alle Abreisetermine dieser Tour verbindlich durchgeführt werden. Ja, alle. Wenn du gebucht und bezahlt hast, fährst du auch. Garantiert. Wir sagen deine Reise auf gar keinen Fall ab (außer wegen extremen Witterungsbedingungen oder aus Sicherheitsgründen). Versprochen.

Kombireise
Diese Reise setzt sich aus verschiedenen Tourabschnitten zusammen, daher kann sich die Gruppenzusammensetzung und Reiseleitung während der Tour ändern. Ihr reist gemeinsam mit Teilnehmern, welche die Reise schon früher begonnen haben bzw. diese im Anschluss an diese Tour noch weiter fortsetzen oder auch nur einen Teilabschnitt dieser Reise gebucht haben.

Ein- & Ausreisesteuern
Mexiko Ausreisesteuer über Land: MXN533 (USD35)
Ausreise Belize: USD20
Einreise Guatemala: 10 Quetzales (USD 1,25)
Einreise Honduras: USD38
Costa Rica Airport Ausreisesteuern: USD29

Diese Preise können sich jederzeit und ohne Vorankündigung ändern.

Besuch sozialer Projekte
Während dieser Reise werden Projekte besucht, die du durch die Teilnahme an dieser Reise unterstützt. Durch diese Initiativen wird benachteiligten Menschen die Möglichkeit gegeben ein Einkommen zu erzielen und dadurch ihre Familien zu ernähren oder jungen Menschen wird eine Ausbildung ermöglicht. Das Ziel ist es der einheimischen Bevölkerung die Chance auf eine bessere Zukunft zu bieten.

Diese Projekte werden besucht:
- Maya-Gastfamilien-Projekt (San Juan La Laguna)
Rund 95% der Bewohner der Region um den Atitlan See sind indigene Mayas vom Volk der Tz’utujil. In der Region gibt es nur wenig Arbeit, daher wurden zusammen mit dem MIF am Atitlan See ein Gastfamilienprogramm und ein Besucherzentrum aufgebaut. Initiativen in Bezug auf das Gastfamilienprogramm sind die Entwicklung lokaler kleiner und mittlerer Unternehmen zur Versorgung des Reisemarktes und ökologische sowie soziale Zuschüsse, um die Region nachhaltig zu schützen.

P. Quicker 18.05.2017

Von Mexico nach Costa Rica in 32 Tagen!


Es ist schwierig alles knapp und zutreffend zusammenzufassen, was ich in diesem Monat erlebt habe. Im Folgenden versuche ich also nur ein paar Eindrücke zu vermitteln:

Meine vorherigen Bedenken, dass eine schlechte Reisegruppe alles überschatten würde, wurden mit dem ersten Treffen völlig zerstreut. Unser Guide Lynne hat es durch ihre offene und herzliche Art geschafft, dass wir alle uns sofort wohl gefühlt haben und nach kurzer Zeit zu einer kleinen Familie zusammengewachsen sind.

Man trifft auf Gruppenreisen die unterschiedlichsten Menschen in den verschiedensten Lebenssituationen, die man im Alltag nicht kennengelernt hätte, und lernt sie wirklich kennen, was für mich diese Reiseart so einzigartig macht.

Jedes Land war atemberaubend schön, jeder Ort besonders, jeder Tag ein Abenteuer für sich und die Reise wert!
Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras und Costa Rica sind natürlich sehr unterschiedliche Länder, aber Einiges verbindet sie alle: wunderschöne Strände, ein Meer, das mich durch seine verschiedenen, aber voneinander separierten Blautöne überrascht hat, großartiges Essen und noch großartigere Cocktails, Palmen, ein viel tieferes Grün als in Europa und vor allem eine große landschaftliche und kulturelle Vielfalt innerhalb der einzelnen Länder. Ich kann nicht jedes Land beschreiben, aber ich kann sagen, dass ich diesen Teil der Welt immer und immer wieder besuchen werde!

Ich war raften, mehrmals schnorcheln (habe neben Haien und Riesenschildkröten geschwommen), habe meine Höhenangst beim Ziplining in Costa Rica besiegt, war fast jeden Tag am Strand tanzen, habe wunderschöne Inseln mit dem Moped erkundet, unglaublich herzliche einheimische Familien für ein paar Tage "'meine" nennen dürfen, neue Freunde auf der ganzen Welt gefunden, jeden Tag sehr gut und günstig gegessen, (versucht) Salsa zu lernen, mein Interesse für die Maja-Kultur entdeckt, viele viele Cocktails getrunken und vor allem habe ich in 32 Tagen sechs Länder erkundet.

Kurz: Es war vermutlich der schönste Monat meines Lebens!

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