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When our trip to El Salvador and Guatemala sold out in just a week and the waiting list grew and grew, there was only one thing to do: add more tours!
Leif and I have decided to add two more tours this spring! Leif will be running one on his own and we’ll be running another together.
Each tour lasts 15 nights. We start with four days of surfing and beach time in El Tunco, El Salvador. Next, we move on to Guatemala’s UNESCO-listed colonial city of Antigua for two days. Then it’s all about breathtaking Lake Atitlan: we’ll be staying in three very different places for a few days each (Panajachel, Jaibalito, San Pedro).
We include activities like surfing lessons, a volcano trek, kayaking on the lake, hiking to waterfalls, a Mayan sauna, and a day trip to Chichicastenango Market.
This is a chilled out, relaxed tour for backpackers. We won’t be on a bus every day and in a different hotel every night — we’ll be savoring five different locations and exploring them in depth at a leisurely pace. We’re keeping the group small — 12 people, plus guides.
We are keeping it cheap and basic with simple hostels and guesthouses, transportation like local chicken buses, and local food. That said, we’ve also included some splurges, like some really beautiful guesthouses and hostels and some high-end meals!
Run Away to Central America: The Details
March 26-April 10: Led by Leif only
April 16-May 1: Led by Leif and Kate
Cost: $1250 USD
Cost includes accommodation (mix of hostel dorms, simple guesthouses, and nicer hotels, all shared), transportation (mix of chicken buses, VIP minibuses, boats, pickup trucks), some activities (surf rentals and lessons, volcano hiking, jungle adventures) and some meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners). Cost does not include airfare, visas ($10 on arrival by air in San Salvador), optional activities (zip-lining, paragliding, motorcycling), meals not specified, and travel insurance.
Participants are required to purchase travel insurance and present proof upon arrival. I use and recommend World Nomads.
How to Sign Up
To sign up, send an email to therunawayguide at yahoo dot com. People on our current waitlist get first dibs, then we’ll be opening it to everyone else on a first-come, first-serve basis.
A 50% deposit is required to hold your place. The balance is due two weeks prior to the start of the tour.