Take the road less traveled through Central America with other travelers your own age so you can be sure to get down with other adventurers that’ll keep up. This is one of our most exciting trips, filled with breathtaking scenery from tropical rainforests alive with jungle melodies to colonial cities bouncing to a decidedly more human beat. You’ll blaze your own path as you discover a region of volcanoes, craters, beaches and lush forests. Sticking to budget accommodation and public transport will keep costs down and you rooted in local life. What’s Included Orientation walk around Granada and Antigua. Homestay experience on Ometepe Island. 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners. (Allow USD360-450 for meals not included.) Simple hotels (15 nts), homestay (2 nts). Public bus, boat, van, taxi, walking. Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout. Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10. Day 1 San Jose Arrive at any time. Day 2-3 La Fortuna/Arenal Options abound soak in Arenal’s hot springs or get the adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting or waterfall rappelling. Day 4-5 Monteverde Opt to visit a cloud forest reserve, fly through the jungle canopy via zipline or tour a coffee plantation. Day 6-7 Ometepe (1B,2D) Get to know local friends during a 2-night homestay experience on Ometepe. Try the cuisine, test out some language skills and even opt to climb a volcano or visit the local swimming hole. Day 8-9 Granada (1B) See Granada’s colourful colonial buildings on an orientation walk. Free day to visit the active Masaya Volcano or kayak the isletas in Lake Nicaragua. Day 10-11 Poneloya Enjoy a couple of days of relaxation on a remote beach. Surfing, swimming and relaxing on the sand awaits. Opt to hike Cerro Negro or check out the city of Leon. Day 12 Suchitoto After a long day of travel via bus, boat and van, arrive to the colonial town of Suchitoto. Don’t forget to eat the delicious pupusas, a local Salvadorian specialty. Day 13-14 Concepcion de Ataco Explore the “Route of Flowers” area with its quaint Salvadorian towns and many artisans. Day hikes, a coffee tour and shopping are some of the options to fill the time here. Day 15-16 Copan Cross into Honduras and opt to visit the Mayan ruins of Copan or a local hot springs. Day 17 Antigua Orientation walk to explore the colonial city of Antigua. Relax with a massage or soak up the culture in one of many cafes. Day 18 Antigua Depart at any time.