Kreuz & Quer durch Zentralamerika Costa Rica · El Salvador · Guatemala  U.A.

Kreuz & Quer durch Zentralamerika

  • Erlebnisreise durch sieben Länder Mittelamerikas
  • Dschungelmelodien der tropischen Wälder & Alltagsrhythmen der Kolonialstädte
  • Schunkle mit Einheimischen im Hühnerbus
  • Erkunde antike Maya-Ruinen
  • Probiere El Salvadors leckere Pupusas
  • Schönheit des Atitlán Sees und seiner indigenen Dörfer
  • Karibische Atmosphäre auf Caye Caulker
  • Führung durch die Maya-Tempel von Tikal im Dschungel
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen

33 Tage Costa Rica · El Salvador · Guatemala · Honduras · Belize · Mexiko

ab 1.574 € %-Aktion Anfragen oder buchen

Zwischen uralten Ruinen und aktiven Vulkanen, abseits der ausgetretenen Pfade - hier liegt das authentische Zentralamerika, das sich auch mit kleinem Budget erkunden lässt. Achte darauf, dass dein Pass noch ausreichend Stempelfelder hat, denn diese 33-tägige Tour führt dich durch Regenwälder und Kolonialstädte, über Vulkane und atemberaubende Landschaften durch fast ganz Zentralamerika. Entdecke indigene Maya-Dörfer und tauche in die unglaubliche Kultur der Region ein. Unsere Reiseleiter kümmern sich um Unterkunft und Transport, du kannst dich voll auf dein tägliches Abenteuer konzentrieren und genau die Aktivitäten und Sehenswürdigkeiten auswählen, die dich interessieren. Eine abwechselungsreiche Rundreise von Costa Rica nach Mexiko!

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

Leistungen enthalten

  • Mittelamerika Rundreise für junge Leute lt. Programm
  • Transporte, Unterkünfte und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm
  • Inlandsflug
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Orientierungsspaziergang in Antigua
  • Übernachtung bei einer Gastfamilie in San Juan La Laguna
  • Fahrradtour in Caye Caulker
  • Führung durch die Tempel der Mayastätte Tikal

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Visumgebühren
  • Reiseversicherungen

Unterbringung

12x Hostel
8x Standard-Hotel
1x Gastfamilie
1x Pousada
10x Mittelklasse-Hotel
Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Zweibett- oder meist in Mehrbettzimmern. Die Zimmer sind mit privaten Badezimmern ausgestattet oder es stehen Gemeinschaftsbadezimmer zur Verfügung.

Alleinreisende teilen sich das Zimmer mit einem/einer weiteren gleichgeschlechtlichen Reiseteilnehmer/in. Die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer ist auf dieser Tour nicht möglich.

Verpflegung

2x Frühstück, 4x Abendessen
Plane zusätzlich 830-1080 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter, lokale Guides

Transportarten

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

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktiere uns - wir beraten dich gerne!

Flughafentransfer

Bitte kontaktiere uns - wir beraten dich gerne!

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

  • Pacuare River Rafting (Aufpreis: 86 €)
  • Costa Rica Adrenalin Bundle (Aufpreis: 130 €)
  • Surfstunde in Santa Teresa (Aufpreis: 56 €)
  • Wanderung zum Pacaya Vulkan (Aufpreis: 51 €)
Folgende Ausflüge kannst du gegen Aufpreis direkt zusammen mit der Tour buchen:

Pacuare River Rafting
Der Pacuare River gilt als der beste Fluss zum Rafting in Costa Rica. 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!

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.

Bitte beachte, dass sich die Preise/Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.

1. Tag: San José

Arrive at any time. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city. Please try to arrive before 6pm for an important group meeting where you can meet the tour guide and the other group members.

Amid the hustle and bustle of this busy capital, San José has beautiful parks, museums and an ornate National Theatre. Enjoy the view of the surrounding lush mountains from the downtown streets, head to the central plaza, shop for souvenirs and pass the time people-watching.

The adventure begins tonight with our Welcome Meeting. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your tour guide will review the details of your tour.

Unterkunft: Selina Hostel San Jose, San Jose

2. Tag: San José - La Fortuna

Options abound - soak in Arenal's hot springs or get the adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting or waterfall rappelling.

La Fortuna, the town near the Arenal Volcano, is an excellent base for adventure. Hike the area’s nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall, or join a canopy tour and catch a bird’s eye view of the forest greenery. Take an unforgettable night hike around the foot of the volcano, accompanied by a soundtrack of monkeys and the rumblings of the volcano.

Other optional activities include: full-day Class III & IV white water rafting on the Balsa or Toro Rivers, mountain biking, caving, horseback riding, or a tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Like much of Costa Rica, the area is a birders’ paradise, with over 600 species as permanent residents.

After a long day of exploring, the Baldi Hot Springs might just be the answer for your tired muscles. Soak in one of the natural thermal baths and hope the clouds part long enough for a glimpse of Arenal´s slopes.

Optional Activities:
La Fortuna Waterfall Swim
14USD 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.

Baldi Hot Springs Soak
58USD 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.

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 150 km

Unterkunft: Selina Hostel La Fortuna, La Fortuna

3-4. Tag: La Fortuna

Free days to get the adrenaline pumping with rafting and other outdoor pursuits or one of many other optional activities.

Optional Activities:
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.

Whitewater Rafting Arenal
61-68USD per person. Pull on your bathing suit and water shoes, don a helmet and prepare to get wet and wild. Guided by expert leaders, paddle through Class II-IV rapids as you raft past spectacular scenery. Feel the burn, work up a sweat, then cool off in the pure river water. Experience the energy and excitement and enjoy!

Mountain Biking Arenal
71USD 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.

Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoning
90USD per person. Hold on tight and get ready to rappel down the face of rushing waterfalls. Fear and fun collide in the rainforest as you throw caution to the monkeys and launch yourself into nature. Get soaked and feel completely alive. Trek through rivers, wobble across a hanging bridge, and keep your eyes peeled for exotic birds and wildlife. Let the action begin!

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
66-68USD per person. Throw on some long pants, grab the reins and hop up on a well-trained horse. Trail ride through the tropical forest and across the area’s most beautiful landscape. Look for toucans in the trees and admire the ocean views. Visit waterfalls and end your journey with a good gallop.

60Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour
59USD 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.

Birdwatching La Fortuna
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.

Unterkunft: Selina Hostel La Fortuna, La Fortuna

5. Tag: La Fortuna - Monteverde

Travel from La Fortuna to Monteverde by boat and van and enjoy gorgeous scenery along the way. Enjoy dinner at a supported coffee cooperative that funds local educational programs.

Costa Rica is a natural gem because of its breathtaking flora and fauna. Travelling into the cool cloud forest of Monteverde, appreciate how lush ecosystems truly are works of art. Take time to bird watch, ride a horse, mountain bike, or zip line over the forest canopy.

Fahrzeit: ca. 3.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel El Sueno, Monteverde

Verpflegung: 1x Abendessen

6. Tag: Monteverde

Opt to visit a cloud forest reserve, fly through the jungle canopy via zipline or tour a coffee plantation.

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.

Ziplining Monteverde
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 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: Hotel El Sueno, Monteverde

7. Tag: Monteverde - Santa Teresa

Travel to the coastal town of Santa Teresa. Kick back and enjoy this beach paradise.

Journey to the small towns of Playa Santa Teresa and Malpais, which are frequented by surfers. Opt to hit the waves, or visit Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve – take a hike to explore the area or check out the snorkelling at Secret Beach.

Unterkunft: Selina Hostel Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa

8-9. Tag: Santa Teresa

Try out surfing, visit Cabo Blanco NP, or just chill out on the beach. Don't miss the night life. Check out Cabo Blanco NP to spot some wildlife, hike to the nearby waterfall for a dip or a jump in the local swimming hole or simply lounge on the beach.

Take a day trip to the beautiful Isla Tortuga, where you can snorkel along a volcanic rock reef or check out the nearby surf havens of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. Adrenaline junkies can take their pick of activities as well - surfing, ziplining, ATV, boogie boarding, horseback riding or scuba diving are all options. On the other hand, if relaxation is what you seek, opt for a yoga class or take a leisurely hike to search for orchids.

Optional Activities:
Cabo Blanco Boat Ride
180-210USD per group. Costa Rica’s first protected area (established in 1963) is located on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Breeze through humid tropical forest, past tall spiny cedar trees, and if you are quiet enough, spot white-tailed deer, anteaters, armadillos and howler and capuchin monkeys. Off the coast, look for the guano-covered island of Cabo Blanco (White Cape), home to thousands of seabirds including brown pelicans, frigate birds, terns, and brown boobies.

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

Surfing Lesson
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.

Snorkelling
Grab a snorkel and flippers and explore the underwater world near Malpais. Keep an eye out for a variety of marine life, including manta rays and dolphins.

Montezuma Day Tour
55USD per person. Hitch a ride to Montezuma and go on a small hike to the waterfalls. Spend time visiting the town and enjoy a picnic on the beach before heading back to Santa Teresa.

Sunset Grill Party
35USD per person. Chill out by the campfire and indulge in a BBQ over sunset.

Unterkunft: Selina Hostel Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa

10. Tag: Santa Teresa - San José

Enjoy a free morning in Santa Teresa before travelling back to the capital for the night.

Fahrzeit: ca. 8 Std.

Unterkunft: Selina Hostel San Jose, San Jose

11. Tag: San José - Cerro Verde

Catch a flight to El Salvador, known for its mouth-watering pupusas. Travel to Cerro Verde past diverse landscapes to the famous trio of volcanos.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel oder Hostel

Verpflegung: 1x Abendessen

12. Tag: Cerro Verde

Spend a free day in Cerro Verde at leisure. Opt to hike up to the edge of Santa Ana’s Volcano crater for some more spectacular views. Or choose to take a dip in Lake Coatepeque, there are many ways to keep busy in one of El Salvador's most beautiful national parks.

Optional Activities:
Santa Ana Volcano Hike
Take a hike up to the edge of Santa Ana’s Volcano crater. Once at the top, relax for a while to enjoy the views of the sulfur green lagoon inside the crater, along with the surrounding Coatepeque Lake and the Pacific Ocean with a provided lunch in hand. On a clear day, even the ships on the Pacific Ocean can be seen!

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel oder Hostel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Abendessen

13. Tag: Cerro Verde - Suchitoto

In the morning enjoy a guided tour in Cerro Verde National Park taking in the lush surroundings. Travel to El Salvador's colonial town of Suchitoto. Don't forget to try the delicious pupusas, a local Salvadorian specialty.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Cerro Verde National Park Visit
Visit Cerro National Park which is home to three volcanos - Cerro Verde, Izalco, and Santa Ana. Take the "Una Ventana a la Naturaleza” (A Window to Nature) walking path around Cerro Verde's crater, stopping at different view points to take in all the beauty this park has to offer.

Fahrzeit: ca. 2.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Posada Alta Vista, Suchitoto

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

14. Tag: Suchitoto

Enjoy a free day to discover the cultural capital of El Salvador. Opt to visit nearby waterfalls or hike to caves.

Unterkunft: Posada Alta Vista, Suchitoto

15. Tag: Suchitoto - Copán

Travel into Honduras and opt to visit the Mayan ruins of Copán. The Mayan ruins of Copán are fascinating, beautiful and unique among Mayan cities.

The colonial highland town of Copán Ruinas is a charming and relaxing place. Opt to explore the nearby hills on horseback and check out some lesser known Mayan sites along the way, or journey to some local hot springs for a relaxing soak.

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

Unterkunft: Hotel Brisas De Copan, Copan

16. Tag: Copán

Free time in Copan to enjoy optional activities.

Optional Activities:
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.

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.

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, Copan

17. Tag: Copán - Antigua

Cross into Guatemala. Enjoy an orientation walk to explore the colonial city of Antigua. After a long travel day arrive to Antigua, where you can stretch your legs during an orientation walk with your CEO. Enjoy the beautiful Spanish colonial architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This tour arrives to Antigua in the early evening. If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional post-trip accommodation nights.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orientation Walk
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.

Fahrzeit: ca. 8 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 200 km

Unterkunft: Antigua Lemon Tree Hostel, Antigua

18. Tag: Antigua

Free time to relax with a massage, explore the nearby hills by bicycle or visit a local macadamia nut farm.

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)
15-70USD per person. 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.

Unterkunft: Antigua Lemon Tree Hostel, Antigua

19. Tag: Antigua

Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to relax with a massage or soak up the culture in one of many cafés. Enjoy a Big Night Out with the group.

Optional Activities:
Elizabeth Bell Walking Tour
20-25USD 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.

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.

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.

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
Enjoy a brief walk with your tour guide. 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.

Unterkunft: Antigua Lemon Tree Hostel, Antigua

20. Tag: Antigua - San Juan La Laguna

Travel to beautiful Lake Atitlán and enjoy the views. Take a boat across the lake to a homestay with a local family in a Mayan Tz'utujil village. Tour the village with a local guide to learn more about daily life and see some artisan workshops.

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.

We will overnight at a supported homestay with a local family. Tonight, the group will be spread out among a number of homes, where dinner will also be provided. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will help you to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day life of the locals in this region.

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

Fahrzeit: ca. 4.5 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 105 km

Unterkunft: Rupalaj Kistalin Posada Homestay

Verpflegung: 1x Abendessen

21. Tag: San Juan La Laguna - Panajachel

Return across the lake and enjoy free time in Panajachel to visit the market or relax.

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

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: Kamol Bey, Panajachel

22. Tag: Panajachel - Rio Dulce

Travel across Guatemala to Rio Dulce. 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. 9 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 400 km

Unterkunft: Hacienda Tijax, Rio Dulce

23. Tag: Rio Dulce

Enjoy a free day in this beautiful area of southern Guatemala. There are plenty of opportunities for Rest & Relax. Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall. Aside from boating on Lake Izabal, there are optional tours in the area to view protected manatees. You may opt to horseback ride through a rubber plantation, explore San Felipe fort, take the morning monkey kayak tour, relax in the thermal springs, or hike through the jungle-strewn trails in the Chocón-Machacas Natural Reserve area.

Optional Activities:
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 (400 ft) 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”.

San Felipe Fort Visit
5USD per person. The Castillo de San Felipe de Lara is a Spanish colonial fort at the entrance to Lake Izabal in eastern Guatemala. Built originally in 1644, the fort was purposely located at the narrowest point on the river so they could try to protect themselves against (often British) pirates. Tour the grounds, cross the moat and head up to one of the watch towers and imagine firing a canon at your enemy across the river.

Chocón-Machacas Nature Reserve Hike
Step into nature at its most natural. The Chocón-Machacas Nature Reserve in Guatemala's north-central region of the Río Dulce is an aquatic ecosystem formed by the confluence of the Chocón and Machacas rivers, which in turn connect with lakes, creeks, and canals. Bring your binoculars and spot a variety of birds, reptiles and fish. Explore on foot and by boat. If you're lucky, you may get to see the endangered manatee, Guatemala's largest mammal.

Horseback Riding Rio Dulce
Pull on some pants, spray the insect repellent and set off to explore Guatemala’s countryside by horseback. Hacienda Tijax is in Fronteras, Izabal close to the bridge that crosses the Rio Dulce. Trail ride through the reserve’s lush landscape, past a plantation of rubber trees (where you can observe the tapping process), and stop at the Shaman tower. Climb up to see the stunning view and spot the suspension bridges hanging over natural waterfalls.

Sunrise Monkey Kayak
21-31USD 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.

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.

Unterkunft: Hacienda Tijax, Rio Dulce

24. Tag: Rio Dulce - Flores

Head north to the quaint town of Flores. Our final stop in Guatemala is Flores, a picturesque town surrounded by Lake Petén Itzá. Flores is well-known for its proximity to Tikal - the largest excavated Mayan site.

Unterkunft: Hotel Petén, Flores

25. Tag: Flores - San Ignacio

Head north to the ancient city of Tikal. Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of Tikal before crossing into Belize. The spiritual centre of Tikal boasts the Mayan’s highest pyramids and abundant flora and fauna in the surrounding jungle.

Included activities:
Tikal Ruins Guided Tour
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.

Fahrzeit: ca. 3 Std.

Unterkunft: Midas Belize, San Ignacio

26. Tag: San Ignacio

Opt to visit the sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre), or check out the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.

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:
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.

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve Visit
75USD per person. The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve covers almost 500 square km (310 square miles) and only controlled logging is allowed. Interesting stops include Hidden Valley Falls, a spectacular waterfall dropping more than 300m (984 ft) over the granite edge of the jungle. Further along, you will cross the Rio On and a climb over an assortment of worn boulders and rocks that will bring you to a delightful site with waterfalls and several warm water pools. The area is also renowned for its system of caves, the biggest and most famous being the Rio Frio Cave. With its enormous arched entryway into the kilometre-long cave, this river cave is the largest in Belize. A day trip to the ridge can easily be arranged in San Ignacio.

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.

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.

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: Midas Belize, San Ignacio

27. Tag: San Ignacio - Caye Caulker

Hop aboard a local bus, then board a water taxi to the island paradise of Caye Caulker. The earlier we leave San Ignacio, the earlier you have time to get used to the slow pace of life on Caye Caulker. Later, explore Caye Caulker on the "Bike with Purpose tour".

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 123 km

Unterkunft: Enjoy Hotel Caye Caulker, Caye Caulker

28-29. Tag: Caye Caulker

Enjoy free time 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
35-70USD 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.

Blue Hole National Monument Dive
200-250USD per person. Channel your inner Jacques Cousteau and dive the Great Blue Hole, ranked by the Discovery Channel as their top choice for “most amazing place on earth”. This giant limestone sinkhole, 300m (1000 ft) in diameter and 124m (407 ft) deep, was formed more than a million years ago and is now part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Geared to open water and advanced divers, see Midnight Parrotfish and Caribbean reef sharks and interesting rock formations, including stalactites which formed before the area was submerged by the sea.

Blue Hole National Park Flight
180-250USD per person. Charge up your camera batteries and take flight over the crystal clear waters off Belize. Take off from Caye Caulker airstrip in a small plane and observe the incredible Blue Hole national monument from above. Made famous by underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, this limestone sinkhole is 300m (1000 ft) in diameter and was formed more than a million years ago.

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.

Swallow Caye Manatee Tour
80USD per person. Embark on a boat tour to spot manatees in their natural habitat at Swallow Caye. These animals are gentle giants but, sadly, are one of the most endangered marine mammals on the planet. Bring your camera and get ready for great photos when they come up next to the boat to visit!

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.

Guided Kayak Trip
25USD per person. Follow a guide on a sea kayak tour around the southern portion of Caye Caulker. Paddle around the mangroves and try to spot some of the unique wildlife in the area.

Unterkunft: Enjoy Hotel Caye Caulker, Caye Caulker

30. Tag: Caye Caulker - Mahahual

Travel north along the Caribbean up to Mexico. Leaving Belize and its Caribbean reggae-tinged vibe, head north to the Costa Maya, Mexico, to the beachside town of Mahahual.

Fahrzeit: ca. 5.93 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Mataan Kaan, Mahahual

31. Tag: Mahahual

Enjoy a free day for beach lounging and sipping seaside margaritas.

Unterkunft: Hotel Mataan Kaan, Mahahual

32. Tag: Mahahual - Playa del Carmen

Head north to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the de facto centre of the Mayan Riviera. This once sleepy village is quickly becoming a popular destination among sun worshippers and partiers worldwide.

Optional Activities:
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!

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve Canal Float
40USD per person. Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve is one of Mexico’s most important protected areas due to its diversity in bird and animal species. The Reserve uses ecologically responsible technologies, including systems for wetland waste management, rainwater collection, and solar and wind energy generation to protect the environment.
Visit the reserve and take a boat ride across the lagoon before hopping into the crystal clear water of one of the canals. Next, enjoy nature's lazy river as you float past Mayan ruins and mangrove forests, letting the current slowly bring you down stream. It's just you, the sound of chirping birds, and the fish swimming around your feet - pure paradise!

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!

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.

Unterkunft: Selina Hostel Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen

33. Tag: Playa del Carmen

Depart at any time. Playa del Carmen is located just south of Cancún airport (45 min drive) so you can easily head directly there without returning to Cancún.

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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
Costa Rica Ausreisesteuer: USD8
Einreise Nicaragua: USD13
Ausreise Nicaragua: USD2
Einreise Honduras: USD3
Ausreise Hondura: USD3
Einreise Guatemala: 10 Quetzales (ca. USD2)
Guatemala Airport Ausreisesteuer: 10 Quetzales (ca. USD2)
Ausreise Belize: USD20
Mexiko Ausreisesteuer über Land: MXN632 (USD48)

Diese Preise können sich jederzeit und ohne Vorankündigung ändern.