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Backroads of Central America

18 Tage, San José nach Antigua



Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

18
Tage

Startpunkt

San José
Costa Rica

Endpunkt

Antigua
Guatemala

Tour Style

Yolo

Komfort-Level

Basic

Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

Guatemala Honduras Costa Rica Nicaragua El Salvador

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Die Tour

Freunde dich mit deiner Gastfamilie in Ometepe an, lache mit den Einheimischen im Hühnerbus, entspann dich an abgelegenen Stränden in Nicaragua, spaziere durch die kolonialen Straßen von Antigua, erkunde Maya-Ruinen, probiere regionale Spezialitäten – wie El Salvadors leckere Pupusas



  • G Adventures Abenteuerreisen


    Backroads of Central America in wenigen Worten

    Verlasse die ausgetretenen Pfade und reise auf Nebenstraßen mit Gleichgesinnten und Gleichaltrigen durch Mittelamerika. Auf einer unserer aufregendsten Reise begegnest du unglaublichen Landschaften und reist von den lebendigen Dschungelmelodien der tropischen Regenwälder zu den Rhythmen des Alltags der kolonialen Städte und hast reichlich Zeit, um die Vulkane, Krater, Strände und üppigen Wälder auf eigene Faust zu erkunden. Preiswerte Unterkünfte sowie Fahrten mit dem öffentlichen Bus halten die Kosten niedrig und verbinden dich mit dem Alltag der Menschen.


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • Orientierungs-Spaziergang durch Granada und Antigua
    • Übernachtung bei einer von Planeterra unterstützten Gastfamilie auf Ometepe
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route Backroads of Central America

    Tag 1 San José

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.

    Tage 2-3 La Fortuna/Arenal

    Optionen im Überfluss – genieße die heißen Quellen des Vulkans Arenal oder hol dir einen Adrenalinkick beim Raften oder Abseilen an Wasserfällen.

    Tage 4-5 Monteverde

    Optional kannst du ein Nebelwald-Reservat besuchen, an Zip-Lines durch die Baumwipfel des Dschungels fliegen oder eine Kaffeeplantage besuchen.

    Tage 6-7 Ometepe (1F,2A)

    Während deines Aufenthalts bei einer von Planeterra unterstützten Gastfamilie auf Ometepe (2 Übernachtungen) lernst du einheimische Freunde kennen. Teste deine Sprachkenntnisse, erklimme einen Vulkan oder besuche einen Naturpool.

    Tage 8-9 Granada (F)

    Erkunde auf einem Orientierungs-Spaziergang durch Granada die bunten Kolonialgebäude der Stadt. Den Rest des Tages kannst du optional den aktiven Vulkan Masaya besuchen oder zwischen den Inseln des Nicaraguasees Kajak fahren.

    Tage 10-11 Poneloya

    Entspanne dich ein paar Tage an einem einsamen Strand – es erwartet dich Surfen, Schwimmen und weißer Sand. Optional kannst du zum Cerro Negro wandern oder dir León anschauen.

    Tag 12 Suchitoto

    Nach einem langen Reisetag mit Bus, Minibus und Boot kommen wir in der Kolonialstadt Suchitoto an. Die leckeren Pupusas, eine Spezialität El Salvadors, musst du unbedingt probieren.

    Tage 13-14 Concepción de Ataco

    Erkunde die „Ruta de las Flores“, die kleine Städte El Salvadors und seine begabte Handwerker miteinander verbindet. Tageswanderungen, ein Besuch einer Kaffeefarm oder Shoppingtouren sind optionale Möglichkeiten.

    Tage 15-16 Copán

    Nach dem Grenzübertritt nach Honduras hast du die Option, die Maya-Ruinen von Copán oder die Thermalquellen zu besuchen.

    Tag 17 Antigua

    Entdecke die Kolonialstadt Antigua bei einem Orientierungs-Spaziergang. Gönn dir eine Massage oder erlebe in den vielen Cafés die Kultur hautnah.

    Tag 18 Antigua

    Abreise zu jeder Zeit möglich.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • Orientierungs-Spaziergang durch Granada und Antigua
    • Übernachtung bei einer von Planeterra unterstützten Gastfamilie auf Ometepe
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Freunde dich mit deiner Gastfamilie in Ometepe an, lache mit den Einheimischen im Hühnerbus, entspann dich an abgelegenen Stränden in Nicaragua, spaziere durch die kolonialen Straßen von Antigua, erkunde Maya-Ruinen, probiere regionale Spezialitäten – wie El Salvadors leckere Pupusas

    Hinweise zur Tourbeschreibung

    The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Hinweise zum Ablauf der Tour

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

    Wichtige Hinweise

    1.Costa Rica will not be allowing anyone to enter the country without proof of a departure ticket (bus, airplane, boat, etc.). If you are travelling through a few countries in Central America, you will need to show proof of your itinerary and a departure ticket from your last destination. Please print the itinerary and voucher and bring it with you. 2. Please note that if you are arriving to Costa Rica via Spirit Airlines, you must contact us at travel@gadventures.com before you depart to obtain bus details for your exit from Costa Rica. The airline has been requiring this information before letting passengers board their flight to Costa Rica and we want to ensure you do not encounter any complications on your flight. 3. As this trip crosses national borders, please be prepared to pay some border fees for certain countries ranging from $1 to $10 USD. Please check with your local embassy or consulate for up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. 4. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may continue on traveling together with G Adventures after your tour finishes. 5. This tour arrives to Antigua early evening on Day 16. If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional post-trip accommodation nights. 6. Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Theme Packs! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Theme Packs must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO.

    Chief Experience Officers?

    All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders, a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 16, im Schnitt 14.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    2x Frühstück, 2x Abendessen.

    Verpflegung

    Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

    Empfohlenes Budget für Essen & Trinken

    Plane 550-650 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.

    Transport

    Öffentlicher Bus, Boot, Minibus, Taxi, zu Fuß.

    Solo Trip - Für alleine Reisende

    We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

    Unterkunft

    Einfache Hotels (15 Nächte), Gastfamilien (2 Nächte).

    Hinweise zum eigenen Zimmer

    Nächte 6-7, Ometepe; Nächte 10-11, Poneloya; Nacht 12 Suchitoto, Nächte 13-14, Ataco.

    Über Unterkünfte

    Please note if you are a single traveller, you can expect to share accommodation with one or two other travelers of the same sex for the duration of your trip. Using multi-share accommodation when available helps us to keep our operating cost down, and these savings are passed onto you. If you are traveling with a friend or companion, we will attempt to keep your accommodation on a twin or double basis, however, ask you to be open to the idea of occasional multi-share rooms. We will be travelling through countries where cold water showers are the accepted norm. In keeping with our authentic tours, most of our hotels will not have hot water showers.

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    Hotel Rincon de San Jose En la esquina de Avenida 9 y Calle 15 (on the corner of Avenida 9 and Calle 15) Barrio Otoya San Jose Costa Rica + 506 2221 9702 Please note that the departures on the following 2015 dates will commence at Kaps Place: April 14, 28 June 9 August 11, 25 November 10 December 8 Kaps Place #1142, Street 19, Between Avenues 11 & 13 Barrio Aranjuez, San José Costa Rica

    Tipps zur Anreise

    Please note that day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned on this day. Upon arrival to the city on day 1 (or earlier if you have booked pre-accommodation with us), please make your way to the joining hotel (note that check-in time will be in the afternoon). Once you arrive at the hotel, look for a note or bulletin board in the reception with a note from your CEO. This note will give the details of your Welcome Meeting on day 1 (usually between 5pm and 7pm), where you will get a chance to meet your CEO and other travellers, as well as learn more about how the tour will run. If you don’t see a note, please ask reception for details! If you are arriving later and will miss the Welcome Meeting, your CEO will leave a note at reception for you with any information you may need, and with morning instructions for the next day. If you have pre-arranged an arrival transfer, look for the driver holding a G Adventures sign in the arrivals hall. Please approach them, and ask them who they are supposed to be picking up (do not tell them your name, they should have this information already). Once they give you the correct name, have your passport ready to show them and you will be on your way!

    Probleme bei der Anreise

    We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

    Notfallkontakte

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Operator (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. AIRPORT TRANSFER If you have purchased an arrival through G Adventures or if an arrival transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Office San Jose, Costa Rica During Office hours (Weekdays 9am-5pm Local Time): +506 2224 5560 After hours emergency number: +506 8322 9140 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

    Was packe ich ein?

    We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack (whichever you find easiest to carry). A good size daypack is also essential.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    - USD cash - Credit and/or debit card (see spending money) - G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and trip details - Passport (with photocopies) - Travel insurance (with photocopies) - Airline tickets (with photocopies) - Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required - Camera with extra memory cards and batteries - Personal Entertainment - Binoculars - Waterproof backpack cover - Moneybelt - Pocketknife - Fleece top - Windproof/waterproof jacket - Small towel and swim wear - 4 shirts/t-shirts - Sun hat - 2 pairs of shorts - 2 pairs of long trousers - 1 pair hiking pants/track pants - Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes - Sport/hiking sandals - Sturdy water shoes/Sandals - Sunblock - Sunglasses - Toiletries (biodegradable) - Watch or alarm clock - Water bottle - Flashlight - First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, motion sickness tablets if needed, DEET bug repellant, extra prescription drugs you may be taking).

    Reinigung / Laundry

    Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.

    Visa

    All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION.

    Weitere Ausgaben

    Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

    Geld wechseln

    The currency in Costa Rica is the Colon (CRC), in Nicaragua the Cordoba (NIO), in Honduras the Lempira (HNL), in El Salvador the US Dollar (USD), in Guatemala the Quetzal (QTQ). Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Latin America. Check with your bank. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of US dollars cash and cards is best. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. We do not recommend you bring travellers cheques, as it is very difficult to exchange them in each country. CURRENCY EXCHANGE TIP: Please be advised that slightly torn notes, notes that have been heavily marked or are faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than 100USD (or equivalent). As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com

    Departure Tax

    Costa Rica exit tax: $5USD Nicaragua entrance tax: $13USD Nicaragua exit tax: $2USD Honduras entrance tax: $3USD Honduras exit tax: $3USD Guatemala entrance tax: 10Q ($1.25USD) Guatemala airport exit tax: 20Q ($3USD)

    Trinkgeld

    It is customary in Latin America to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $5-10 USD per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $20-25 USD per person, per week can be used.

    Weitere mögliche Aktivitäten vor Ort

    PERSONALIZE YOUR TRIP Extras are specially designed for travellers with unique interests, they are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure. Extras available on this trip: COSTA RICA ADRENALINE BUNDLE Choose your adventure: Arenal (La Fortuna), Half day Choose ONE of the following popular activities in the adventure capital of Costa Rica: Venado Cave walk, Kayaking on Lake Arenal, Cerro Chato Volcano extreme hike, or Stand-up paddling on Lake Arenal (you will receive an activity briefing upon arrival in La Fortuna and you can choose your activity at that time). CANYONEERING Arenal, Half-day Rappel, down-climb, river-trace and descend huge waterfalls in the rugged mountains and lush rainforests around Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano. ZIPLINING Monteverde, Half-day Get a true bird’s-eye view of the rainforest canopy as you soar through the trees on a Tarzan swing, a giant rappel and a 450-foot-high zipline. --------------------------- OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES ON TOUR All prices are per person, in USD amounts and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators. San José: Adventure Combo (Canopy & Horseback Riding) (L) $107 Adventure Combo (Canopy & Rafting) (L) $107 Combo Tour ( Doka - Poas - Cataratas) (B,L) $96 La Paz Waterfall Gardens (Late departure) $75 Manuel Antonio National Park (Tues,Thurs,Sat and Sun)(B)(L) $99 Poas Volcano ( Half Day ) $46 San Jose City Tour $39 The Best of the Pacific ( Punta Leona) (B)(L) $115 Rafting Class IV Pacuare (B)(L) $99 Irazu, Orosi and Lankaster Gardens(L) $81 RAM LUNA ( Show and Dinner) $69 La Fortuna/ Arenal: Rafting Class III and IV (Full day – 7 hours) $77 (includes fruit on the river and lunch) Rafting Class II and III (half day – 4.5 hours) $62 (includes fruit on the river and lunch) Canyoning/Rappelling tour $86 (includes breakfast or lunch depending on tour time – 4 hours) Mambo Combo (Rafting II and III with Canyoning) $135 (8 hours) Venado Cave Spelunking $68 (4 hours) Stand up Paddle $59 (4 hours) Mountain biking $59 (4 hours) Caño Negro Reserve $59 (8 hours) Volcano walk/viewpoint/dinner and entrance to hot springs $44 (incl. transportation) Hot springs with dinner $32 Cerro Chato Extreme Hike (6 hours) $68 Safari float $50 (4 hours) Horse trip to waterfall $59 (4 hours) Bike Rental $15/day Monteverde: Ziplining $45 Hanging bridges $30 Horseback riding ($25 for 1 ½ hours, $30 for 2 hours, $45 for 3 hours) Butterfly garden $12 Trapiche Tour $32 Frog Pond $12 Serpentarium $10 ATV $60 for a single, $85 for a double Night Walk $22 Orchid Garden $10 Cheese Factory $10 Bat Jungle $10 Bungee $60 Ometepe: Climb Volcan Concepcion with a guide $25 Climb Volcan Madera with a guide $25 Bike Rentals $12 Ojo de Agua spring $2 Petroglyphs & Chaco Verde $25 Horseback riding $20 (4 hours) Granada: Masaya Volcano $25 (night) Las Isleatas Boat tour $15 Laguana Apoyo & Mirador Caterina $15 Kayaking $30 Taxi to/from Masaya market $15 Tour of Mombacho volcano $25 Volunteer at Proyecto Mosaico: $10 donation to EcoARTE Project Learn how to make handicrafts from recycled materials and help local children put it into practice in Granada's neighborhoods. Suchitoto Casa de Museo de Don Alejandro Cotto $4 El salto ¨Los Tercios¨ & Mirador Combine with tour of the pueblos for around $15 Hike Volcan Guazapa $20 Suchitlan lake tour $50 $50 for the whole group for transport to the lake in his pickup truck and a tour on the lake (to several islands: Isla de Pajaros, Isla de los Enamorados) Ataco Tour cayonning and waterfalls: $45 4x4 Imposible NationalPark and beach tour $75 4x4 Apaneca mountainrange tour Copan: Copan ruins entrance $15 Copan guide $25 for the group or usually about $5 per person depending on how many want a guide. Copan Museum $7 Horseback riding $15/3 hrs Antigua: City tour $20 Climb volcanoes $12-15 Bicycle rental/tour $5 - $35 Coffee /Macadamia nut Plantation tour $20 Group Salsa lessons $5/hr Massages $10 - $25 Mayan Horoscopes $40 Community Visit - $10

    Gesundheit

    Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. As of November 1st, 2007, the Costa Rica government, requires those entering Costa Rica from certain countries in South America and Sub-Sahara Africa, to have an International Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever. Those affected countries are: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, French Guiana and Venezuela. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please refer to the Physical and Culture Shock ratings for trip specific information.

    Allgemeine Sicherheitstipps

    Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your CEO has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your CEO will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. We take all prudent measures in relation to your safety. For ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling, please visit: www.gadventures.com/travel-resources/safety/

    Sicherheit auf dieser Tour

    Like any city where tourism is on the increase, crime also tends to increase and while San José is not a noticeably dangerous city, there are certain precautions you should take. Make sure that you are aware of your things at all times and don't go out carrying expensive gear or jewellery.

    Medizinsche Infos

    Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.

    No Drugs & respect locals

    Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

    Reiseversicherung

    Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your CEO, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

    Planeterra-The G Adventures Foundation

    Through our commitment to responsible tourism we have developed the Planeterra Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people and communities around the world through support of international charities, local organizations and community projects in the places that we visit on our tours. G Adventures matches all individual donations and pays all administration costs, which means that 100% of each donation is doubled and goes directly to support our projects. For more information about Planeterra and the projects we support, or to make a donation, please visit www.planeterra.org Planeterra Dollar-A-Day Program Our Dollar-A-Day Program provides travellers with the opportunity to help us give back to the people and places visited on our tours by donating one dollar per day for the duration of their tour. 100% of these proceeds will go directly to support our Planeterra projects. To participate in this program please indicate at the time of booking that you would like to participate in G Adventures’ Dollar-A-Day program, either by clicking the check box online, or by advising your G Adventures specialist or travel agent. (Note: Donation will be charged in the currency of your booking)

    Be sure to stop by The Watering Hole, our adventure travel forum. If you're interested in meeting others booked on your upcoming trip, check out the Departure Lounge section of our forum and introduce yourself. Otherwise, just drop in at anytime to share some travel tips, ask questions, meet other travellers and quench your thirst for travel. Our forum is located at The Watering Hole.


  • Warum G Adventures?



    Warum Abenteuerreisen?

    Erlebnis- und Abenteuerreisen sind mehr als nur ein Urlaub. Sie sind eine Chance, deine Welt besser kennenzulernen, indem du den Menschen, Orten und Dingen, die sie so besonders machen, wirklich nahekommst ohne auf die Flexibilität einer selbst organisierten Reise zu verzichten. Dies ist dein Planet. Komm und lerne ihn kennen!

    Warum Kleingruppen?

    In einer kleinen Gruppe kann man die Welt besser entdecken als alleine oder bei einer großen Busreise. Kleingruppen bieten Sicherheit, Zugänglichkeit, Kameradschaft und eine stärkere Verbundenheit mit deinem Reiseziel als bei jeder anderen Art des Reisens.

    Warum G Adventures?

    G Adventures ist seit über 20 Jahren Experte für Abententeuersreisen in kleinen Gruppen. Das haben sie geschafft, indem sie den Reisenden zuhören und ihnen genau das bieten, was sie suchen: großartige Reisen an großartigen Orten mit großartigen Menschen zu leistbaren Preisen.



    G Adventures Gründer Bruce Poon Tip

    G Adventures meets Vamadu

    G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.


    Wir Vamadu-Gründer möchten genau diese Art von nachhaltigem, unabhängigem Tourismus für Individualreisende & Backpacker fördern und freuen uns, dass G Adventures somit selbst Teil der Vamadu Story wird!