Tropical Trails (Start Cancun, end San Jose)
About San Jose, Costa Rica
Caye Caulker to Tikal
- Stay in Tikal National Park
Tikal to Antigua
- Locally guided tour of Tikal National Park
- Learn how traditional products are made & try making some yourself
- Hike the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
- Costa Rican coffee making tour
- Visit a local market
You will visit the following 4 places:
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