Print this page | Visit Geckos

Toucan Play At That

Trip Length

Trip Code

17 days GSRS

Countries Visited

Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua

Start City

End City

Antigua, SacatepƩquez, Guatemala San Jose
Toucan Play At That

If Costa Rica was a food, it would taste like a cross between coffee and vinegar. OK that sounds gross. But you can't leave without trying shade-grown Costa Rican coffee and salsa lizano, the tarty sauce they slather on everything.

Toucan Play At That


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Antigua

Day 2-3: Copan

Day 4-6: Roatan Island

Roatan is an island, which means it's surrounded by water, which means there are loads of water-based adventures to be had here. Don't forget this is the Caribbean, so the water is clear and there are tonnes of multi-coloured fish and heaps of white sand beaches around. Google 'Roatan Island' and see for yourself.

In the evenings chat with locals in any of the lively bars and enjoy a cold light house beer

Day 7: Comayagua

Day 8-9: Granada

Spend one whole day travelling across the border into Nicaragua, then one whole day in Granada exploring as you please. Grabbing a boat and heading out to Lake Nicaragua is a great shout - as is visiting the Mombacho or Masaya Volcano National Parks.

Day 10-11: Ometepe Island

Travel by bus and boat to the island of Ometepe on Lake Nicaragua. There's another volcano to hike, which is no walk in the park (because it's a freaking volcano). There are some fishermen to watch too, which is much more interesting than it sounds.

Day 12-13: Monteverde

Constant mist in the cloud forest makes it feel a bit like a nightclub, but with less Katy Perry and more fresh air. Take the giant Sky Walk - a series of suspension bridges dangling 40m above the jungle.

Day 14-15: La Fortuna - Arenal

Riding the sky tram, zip-lining, mountain biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, and swimming. If you get home and say you sat on your bum in La Fortuna you should be very ashamed.

Day 16-17: San Jose


Your Trip

Nuts and Bolts

An experienced local guide plus there will be the services of local guides at some sites. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing as indicated.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals

Transport

Accommodation

Not Included

International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, meals, entrance fees, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


Important Information

Partner Company
The operator for this Geckos Adventures trip is our experienced sister company Intrepid Travel. Your group will therefore be a mixture of Geckos booked passengers and other international like-minded travellers.

Important - A Word on Central America
Central America is different and that’s what makes it such an fascinating destination. You will find that things don’t always go according to plan or work the way they do back home. Buses and planes often run late and sometimes the water in your bathroom can run cold and the electricity fail. The locals live with these issues everyday. In order to get the most out of your holiday, a degree of patience, good humour and understanding is a definite advantage. If you approach your holiday with an open and enquiring mind, the warm welcome you receive from Central Americans will ensure you a rich and rewarding holiday experience.

Public Holiday Inconveniences
Please be prepared for the inconvenience of sights such as museums and churches being closed to tourists on public holidays (ie. Christmas Day and New Years Day). Throughout Latin America, most museums also tend to be closed on Mondays.

Emergency Contact: Viaventure

24 Hour Emergency:+502 5778 4052 or + 502 5207 4914

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

23 January 2014


General Contact Details

Geckos AdventuresPhone: 1-877-285-0655
E-mail: sales@geckosadventures.com
Web: Visit Geckos