From (AUD)$13,795
Days24
Airfares included
Delve into the ancient history of the Mayans, explore pristine national parks, stroll along white sand beaches and enjoy incredible wildlife viewing. From archaeological ruins and colonial towns to tropical rainforests, simmering volcanoes and surreal cloud forests, Guatemala and Costa Rica are just waiting to be discovered.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $265pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Coach, Plane & Tuk tuk
No Hidden Extras
Explore the Caribbean town of Livingston, home to the Garifuna people.
Take a boat trip on stunning Lake Atitlan to visit the picturesque lakeside villages of Santiago Atitlan and San Juan La Laguna.
Meet endangered wildlife like sloths and white-faced capuchin monkeys in Manuel Antonio National Park.
Explore the incredible Mayan ruins of Tikal, nestled amidst lush rainforest

Special Experiences

Visit the incredible Mayan ruins of Tikal, nestled amidst lush rainforest. The largest of Mayan cities during the Classic period a thousand years ago, it represents one of the Mayan civilisation's most impressive achievements.
Travel by tuk tuk to the home of the Mayan god, Maximón, and witness a traditional ceremony.
Enjoy an early start to visit the incredible, colourful market of Chichicastenango - the best in Central America.
Venture into the Costa Rican wilds, boarding a boat on the fringe of Tortuguero National Park to enter the flooded forest and travel to our lodge.
Learn to make authentic tortillas like a local and enjoy a shared lunch.
As we make our way towards Monteverde, we'll stop to enjoy a typical farmer's lunch and try our hand at fishing for tilapia.

Itinerary Guatemala & Costa Rica

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Guatemala & Costa Rica

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Delve into Guatemala's ancient history

  • Take a sightseeing tour to discover Guatemala City, including a visit to the National Archaeology Museum.
  • Spend 2 nights on quaint Flores Island in the middle of Lake Peten Itza, connected to the mainland by a 500 metre long causeway.
  • Visit the incredible Mayan ruins of Tikal.
  • Enjoy a picturesque lunch inside Tikal National Park.
  • Cruise through the beautiful blue waters from Rio Dulce to Livingston. Located on the edge of the Caribbean sea and home to the Garifuna people, Livingston has a very different culture to the rest of Guatemala.
  • Take in the scenery of the beautiful Siete Altares, a series of seven waterfalls with picturesque azure water, and enjoy a walk along the white sand beaches of Playa Blanca.
  • Travel by boat from Livingston to Puerto Barrios.
  • Spend 4 nights in a boutique hotel that was a former convent in Antigua.
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Antigua including visits to the Ciudad Vieja and Cerro de la Cruz. Then enjoy a walking tour of the Central Plaza, the Cathedral, Municipal Government building, Palace of the Captain's General and a jade factory.
  • Stop at the archaeological ruins and former capital of the Maya kingdom, Iximche, en route to Panajachel.
  • Spend 2 nights in one of Guatemala's finest and most charming boutique hotels, surrounded by botanical gardens, right on the shore of scenic Lake Atitlan.
  • Take a boat trip on stunning Lake Atitlan to visit the picturesque lakeside villages of Santiago Atitlan and San Juan La Laguna.
  • Travel by tuk tuk to visit the home of the Mayan god, Maximon, and witness a traditional ceremony.
  • Visit the vibrant and buzzing market - the best in Central America - as well as the Church of Santo Tomas in Chichicastenango.
  • Enjoy a dinner and Guatemalan folkloric dance show.

Discover the abundance of wildlife in the rainforests of Costa Rica

  • Take a city tour of San Jose, Costa Rica's colonial capital, visiting museums and monuments including the National Theatre, National Library and the old Sabana Airport.
  • Spend 2 nights at a rainforest lodge in Tortugero National Park, nestled between Tortugero Lagoon and the Caribbean Ocean.
  • Tour the village of Tortugero with its strong Afro-Caribbean roots. Wander around the school and other areas of the village and visit the Caribbean Conservation Corporation to learn about the sea turtles the park is famous for.
  • Learn about Tortugero's history and how to cook using coconut during the coconut tour.
  • Explore Mawamba Lodge Park with a naturalist guide including visits to 2 butterfly farms, a frog garden and river turtles area.
  • View the amazing wildlife and exuberant flora during a boat trip on the waterways in the flooded forest of Tortugero National Park.
  • Soak in the volcanic thermal springs and enjoy the views of Arenal Volcano from your hotel.
  • Hike the lava trail at Arenal Volcano National Park.
  • Experience a Tortilla cooking lesson and lunch at a local house.
  • Take the scenic road - boat - road transfer across stunning Lake Arenal from Arenal to Monteverde.
  • Experience a local farmers' lunch and try your hand at Tilapia fishing at El Dos de Tilaran.
  • Discover the Monteverde cloud forest from the Selvatura hanging bridges, suspended high in the rainforest canopy.
  • Cruise along the Tarcoles River and see one of the largest populations of American Crocodile.
  • This area is also one of the most important conservation areas for the Scarlet Macaw in the country and home to Jesus Christ Lizards, Kingfishers and much more.
  • View the abundant wildlife and enjoy the pristine beaches (considered some of the most beautiful in all of Central America) in Manuel Antonio National Park.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Central America. Taxes included
  • 2 Economy-class flights in Guatemala 
  • Economy-class flight from Guatemala to Costa Rica
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $265pp pre-paid 

Accommodation

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  • 15 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 4 nights in a former convent in Antigua
  • 2 nights at a rainforest lodge in Tortuguero National Park

Meals

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  • 21 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 5 dinners, including group welcome and farewell meals 

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based guides

Some things to note

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Bunnik Tours has a small number of optional extras that may be available to you on your small group tour. These optional extras are based on special-interest activities that don't always appeal to everyone, meaning they're truly optional. To view our optional excursions in South & Central America click here.

Accommodation Guatemala & Costa Rica

Accommodation

Radisson Hotel & Suites

Guatemala flag Guatemala City

Located in Guatemala City’s Zona Viva district, this stylish hotel offers a gym and a rooftop hot tub with panoramic city views. The Radisson is situated in popular shopping area, surrounded by embassies, restaurants and bars. La Aurora International Airport is a 5-minute drive away. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities

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Hotel Isla de Flores

Guatemala flag Flores

Situated in the heart of Isla de Flores, with the central park on its doorstep, Hotel Isla de Flores offers charming accommodation in a colonial style building. It features an outdoor pool and rooftop terrace, as well as a restaurant, and is located just a 3 minute drive from the main square.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; outdoor swimming pool

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Villa Caribe

Guatemala flag Livingston

The beautiful, Caribbean-style Villa Caribe is set in gardens overlooking Izabal Lake and the Caribbean sea. Each room has a balcony providing wonderful views. The hotel has private beach access and on-site restaurant serving delicious local dishes and seafood.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box; swimming pool; private beach access

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Casa Santo Domingo

Guatemala flag Antigua

This luxurious hotel is located only a few minutes walk from the centre of Antigua. Housed in a former convent, it offers an outdoor pool, spa and gym, as well as several museums and galleries. Set within pretty gardens, the spacious rooms at Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo feature elegant décor, a fireplace and scenic views. The gourmet El Tenedor restaurant serves breakfast and traditional cuisine and guests can enjoy snacks and refreshments on the terrace from the El Cabido bar.

Facilities: wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Hotel Atitlan

Guatemala flag Panajachel

Hotel Atitlan is one of Guatemala’s finest and most charming boutique hotels surrounded by botanical gardens. The hotel is situated 10 minutes from the main town of Panajachel on what was once the estate of a family owned coffee plantation. It is wonderfully decorated with hand-carved wood furnishings and ornate ceramic tiles. The design and décor reflect the elegant Spanish colonial style of an 18th century Guatemalan plantation. Outside, the gardens are abundant with roses, orchids, bougainvillea and azaleas. An infinity pool gazes onto Lake Atitlán and over to the majestic Atitlán, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes in the distance.

Facilities: wifi; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities (public area)

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Hotel Presidente

Costa Rica flag San Jose

Hotel Presidente offers an incomparable location in the centre of it all, literally seconds away from San José's most famous landmarks. Rooms are among the most spacious hotel accommodation in downtown San José. Why not pedal off on one of the complimentary bicycles and explore more of the city at your own pace? And be sure to spend time on the green roof terrace – a venue unlike anything in the city, with native greenery and unparalleled views.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; safe deposit box

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Mawamba Lodge

Costa Rica flag Tortuguero

Refreshing and relaxing, exquisitely evergreen, the Tortuguero canals are a must-see while in Costa Rica. Mawamba Lodge, amidst this exotic spot, and whose front yard is the Tortuguero canals and its backyard the Caribbean Ocean, blends with the surrounding natural richness to welcome you to this tropical sanctuary. On site you will also find 'Mawamba Park' with two butterfly, frog and iguana gardens.

Facilities: wifi (public areas); safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Arenal Springs Resort

Costa Rica flag Arenal

The Arenal Springs Resort is located just outside the quaint town of La Fortuna, near the Arenal Volcano. The resort is surrounded by lush, green, natural beauty that abounds here and one of the most active volcanoes in the world, the Arenal Volcano. There are 3 restaurants and other amenities include natural hot springs and an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar and sun-loungers. An open-air spa also offers a hot tub, plus massages and body treatments.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities 

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Hotel Fonda Vela

Costa Rica flag Monteverde

Just 1.5km from Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve lies the Fonda Vela Hotel. At the hotel you will find an indoor pool, restaurant, terrace and a bar. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surrounding areas. There are also beautiful gardens to explore, with a variety of places to go bird watching.

Facilities: wifi (public areas); indoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Parador Resort & Spa

Costa Rica flag Manuel Antonio

One of Costa Rica’s most prestigious eco-hotels, Parador is the epitome of 'responsible luxury'. The resort is located on the Punta Quepos promontory in Costa Rica, surrounded by 12 acres of wildlife-rich tropical rainforest with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio. With such close proximity to a national park, it is no wonder the hotel gardens receive any number of very unique visitors on a daily basis, including several species of monkeys, sloths and a wonderful variety of birds. This Costa Rica resort features well-appointed rooms and suites, several restaurants featuring diverse menus, multiple bars and lounges, a world-class spa, a tennis court, three ocean-view pools and generous meeting facilities.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pools; tea & coffee making facilities

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Information Guatemala & Costa Rica

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

 

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Guatemala & Costa Rica

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
28 Nov 20
21 Dec 20
$13,795
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $265pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $605
Single Supplement
From $3,250
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

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