Encounter the rich cultural heritage, exploding flavours and friendly people of Mexico and Costa Rica
Encounter the vivacious beauty and fiery flavours of Mexico and Costa Rica. Discover the culture, landscapes of this fascinating region on a trip that takes you from Mexico City to San Jose, visiting ancient Maya ruins, colourful markets, deep jungles and vibrant beaches along the way. Soak up the sun and culture while seeing the best these two countries have to offer, or simply just chill out by the water and cheers the setting sun with a margarita.
This is one of our most comprehensive adventures in Mexico, rich in historical and cultural highlights
Get up close and personal with the country's diverse heritage, from the magnificent Aztec temples of Teotihuacan to the brightly-dressed Maya folk of the hills of San Cristobal
Compare Mexico City's heady street-food scene to the subtler fare found in Oaxaca
Relax on white sands and swim in the azure waters of Playa Del Carmen and Manuel Antonio National Park
See the elusive wildlife that calls Monteverde's steamy cloud forests home
Take a canopy tour through the lush jungles around Costa Rica's spectacular Arenal Volcano
Some included activities, such as guided tours of archaeological sites, can be quite strenuous. Be sure to bring suitably sturdy footwear.
There are a few long days of travel, as you'll be covering a lot of ground. You will, however, make stops at interesting locations to break up the longer drives.
The tropical climate of Central America means conditions can be hot and humid. Always carry plenty of water with you and stay hydrated, especially on walking tours. There will of course be plenty of chances to swim!
It's a good idea to learn as many Spanish words as you can. Locals are very friendly, but can be shy, so you'll need to make an effort to break the ice. It's a great way to show respect and involve yourself in their culture.
Due to increased activity by the Zapatista movement in the region around Palenque, some changes to your itinerary may be necessary for your safety.
1. The international flight on day 15 from Playa del Carmen (Cancun Airport) to San Jose is not included in the price of this trip and it must be purchased separately. Please contact us if you need assistance pre arranging this flight.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip.
3. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.