- Very good overall tour of 5 Central American countries and a chance to see Copan, Honduras and to visit-drive through El Salvador. Excellent tour leader, Miguel Vasquez, who managed all the mountains of details involved with a trip like this, mostly behind the scenes, that made it mostly effortless for the tour group. Miguel always helpful, answering questions, helping with problems and providing us with stats, historical info, current country´s info, etc always with a smile and great attitude 24-7 during the whole trip.
Biggest change recommendation is that the San Jose hotel be changed to one in the center of San Jose on or near the pedestrian Central Avenue. The Villa Tournon, where we stayed the last night, is dated and a long walk from city center and really not safe to walk back at night. I was accosted while walking back to the hotel by myself at only about 6:15 pm by a homeless guy, but I was OK, nothing robbed or no injury, just momentarily scarred. I stayed two extra days-nights in San Jose and moved to prebooked Balmoral Hotel, right on Central Avenue, so it was safe to walk at night from restaurants back to my hotel. Also, I think that this tour should be extended for one day longer length, so that everyone could have time to see San Jose museums such as the Gold Museum and Jade Museum.
The hotel that we stayed at in El Salvador was wonderful, my favorite as a nice high end stay, with wonderful decor and friendly staff. Also the Antigua hotel was excellent more high end hotel to start the trip with staying at. All hotels on the trip were good with only issue being the location of San Jose hotel in relationship to city center.
The Nicaragua portion was excellent and enjoyed our stays in Leon, Granada and San Juan del Sur. Great choice to be in Granada for New Year´s Eve dinner and Event.
I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to get a good overview of 5 Central American countries.
Published on: 08 January 2017