From (AUD)$13,795
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



Inclusions Guatemala & Costa Rica



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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.


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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 


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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


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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

Some things to note icon

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.

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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
28 Nov 20
21 Dec 20
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Additional Information

Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $265pp pre-paid
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

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