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LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCES FOR INDEPENDENT TRAVELLERS


THE BAMBA DIFFERENCE Freedom of Independent Travel Travel freely without the limitations of a long group tour with our Hop-On Hop-Off Passes, Independent Trips or short Adventure Trips.

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Customise your trip to fit your budget and time-frame in any travel style: Hop-On HopOff, Independent, Mini Adventure, Private Tour or Tailor-Made Trip.

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Experience the best of every destination with authentic cultural experiences, expert guides and unparalleled adventures across the planet.

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Your happiness is all that matters! Our priority is to take care of you, so just relax and enjoy your trip to the fullest!

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Reasons To Travel With Bamba Experience

1 Global Travel Network

6 Innovator in travel technology

2 Be independent

7 Great value

3 Save time

8 Flexibility

4 Customer service-oriented

9 Hand-picked experiences & partners

5 Tailor your trip

10 Adventures for all

Wherever you want to go, we are there for you. We currently operate in over 70 countries across 5 continents. Independent travel made easy! Booking with us is like travelling on your own, but with a travel expert taking care of all of the logistics. We take care of all the planning, logistics, and booking so you can simply enjoy your holiday. Your happiness is our priority! We take care of you before, during and after your trip. This ethos has earned us a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. We can take you wherever your heart desires, from the simplest of routes to the most unique and specialised itineraries.

Access your trip online and manage your own itinerary with just a few clicks for an easy, stress-free travel experience. We offer the best quality transportation, experiences, and accommodation with trusted local operators at the most competitive rates. We know that travel plans change, so we are here to help you adjust your trip before you go and as you travel. We’ve spent years selecting the best experiences and partners so you can interact with locals, immerse yourself in nature, learn about cultures and go on adventures that will change the way you see the world. No matter what your budget, time-frame, interests, travel style, we’ll help you find an adventure that suits all your travel needs.


CORE VALUES To create the ultimate travel experience

Focus on Experiences

Be Passionate

Be Adventurous & Open-Minded

Life is made of experiences, so get out there and do things you’ve never done before and will never forget! Dine with a local family in Singapore, hike a volcano, go sand-boarding, stay with a local Mayan family, or snorkel in underground caves.

Being passionate and enjoying what you do is the only guaranteed path to happiness. Here at Bamba we are passionate about creating unique and genuine travel experiences to help travellers discover the best of every destination.

You only live once, so make the most of it! Put yourself out there, take risks, do things you have never done before, meet new people, immerse yourself in different cultures, and see the world from a new perspective. Your life will never be the same.

Deliver Happiness

We want to share our passion for travel and doing what you love on a daily basis. Our goal is to offer trips with good value for money and go above and beyond to make our travellers happy.

Promote Sustainability

We cooperate with an extensive network of local partners worldwide to positively impact the communities we visit. In addition, a percentage of our total sales is donated to charity.

Constantly Innovate

We are always innovating with our unique experiences, travel styles, and userfriendly technologies to enrich the customer experience.


Travel Styles Choose from our diverse travel styles, with options for every type of explorer!

1-3 weeks Departures generally once a week Give back as you travel by adding a volunteer experience to your journey. Work in local communities and go on excursions to must-see destinations. Volunteer while discovering a new destination Choose your program and location Transport, experiences, accommodation & most meals included Packages range from small-group to independent

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BAMBA ADVENTURES Unforgettable journeys worldwide


Small group or private adventures across the globe Travellers looking for a structured itinerary with a fixed length and set schedule can choose from our many Adventure Trips & Treks around the world. These short itineraries can be combined with any other Bamba trip or booked independently.

TRIP TYPES

To help you find your perfect trip, look for these logos representing our trip types:

Travel with local guides and included transport, accommodation, and most meals. Immerse yourself in local culture with no more than 16 other travellers (often less!). • Small group adventure • Local guide for all or most of the trip •.Transport, experiences, accommodation ...& most meals included

Private arrangements for you and your travel buddy(ies)! We offer a wide range of set or personalised itineraries, most including a private driver/guide throughout. • Private guide for all or most of the trip • Customisable to suit your preferences •.Transport, experiences, accommodation ...& some meals included


Semi-structured adventures for independent travellers If you’re an independent traveller, a guided group tour just might not be the right fit. With our independent adventures, you can see all the best sites with local guides and still have time to explore on your own. Select or personalise one of our itineraries with pre-booked transport, handpicked experiences, and accommodation included.

Flexibility of Daily Departures: We want to make independent travel easy, so we offer guaranteed daily departures for most of our independent adventures, making booking and scheduling simple.

Travel Solo or in a Group: There’s no minimum number of travellers for departure, so whether going solo or with travel buddies, you can count on an exciting independent adventure!

Local Guides on Included Experiences Only: There’s no tour leader to follow around on these trips, only local guides for each included experience. You will mostly travel on your own with free time to explore.

Your Choice of Accommodation: Choose to stay in hostels, 3-star or 4-star hotels to suit your budget and preferences.

Quality Transportation: Travel between cities in safe, reliable, and comfortable buses. Depending on your route, you may also travel by private or shared vans, trains, boats or planes.


CENTRAL AMERICA & The Caribbean Climb an active volcano, kick back on a tropical Caribbean or Pacific beach, explore unparalleled Mayan archaeological sites and learn some Spanish slang from friendly locals in this popular ecotourism destination. Trinidad - Cuba - p. 95

Underground Cenotes Mexico - p. 78

Explore the vibrant streets of Trinidad, one of Central America’s most charming colonial towns.

Swim in the mineral-rich waters of the magical cenote caves, unique to the Yucatan Peninsula.

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Tikal - Guatemala - p. 82 Visit the pyramids of Tikal, one of the biggest and most majestic Mayan archaeological sites.

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Semuc Champey - Guatemala - p. 82 Relax at a natural water park in Semuc Champey and swim in its turquoise pools.

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San Blas Islands - Panama - p. 91 Relax in a tropical paradise, snorkel in crystalline waters, and visit a traditional Kuna Yala village.

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Pacaya Active Volcano Guatemala - p. 82

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Hike up the Pacaya Volcano and witness incredible, panoramic views above the clouds.

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Cerro Negro Volcano Nicaragua - p. 86

Climb up the Cerro Negro Volcano and go ashboarding down its slopes.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Costa Rica - p. 88

Adventure through Monteverde, the most well-known cloud forest in the world.


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Underground Cenotes - p.78

Guatemala & Belize Discover ancient history at stunning Mayan Ruins and see the wonders of these three enchanting countries. Marvel at impressive pyramids, limestone waterfalls, white-sand beaches, verdant canyons, and abundant wildlife. Currencies:

Mexico: Mexican Peso Guatemala: Guatemalan Quetzal Belize: Belize Dollar

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Caribbean Beaches - p.77

Official Language(s): Mexico: Spanish Guatemala: Spanish Belize: English

Underground Cenotes - p. 78 Swim in otherworldly cenotes and snorkel in mineral-rich waters in these magical caves.

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Semuc Champey - p.82

Caribbean Beaches - p. 77 Relax in paradise at pristine beaches and dip into refreshing turquoise waters.

Tikal Archaeological Site - p. 82 Discover this Mayan citadel in the jungle, a relic of the most powerful civilization in Mesoamerica.

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Semuc Champey - p. 82

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Soak in stunning natural limestone pools filled with mountain-spring water in the jungle.

Tikal Archaeological Site - p.82

AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE

Weather patterns are often unpredictable. Please check the weather before travelling as climate will vary by region and time of day.

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Best time to go: December through April are the best Rainy Season: Rains hit the south of Mexico, Guatemonths to visit, with weather conditions being favourable and mala and Belize from May to September, with temperatures lots of fun festivals taking place throughout all these countries. dropping the lowest near the end of the season. bambaexperience.com


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Chichen Itza, Mexico

14 Days

Little Mexico, Guatemala & Belize FROM Start / Finish: Cancun

$1152 USD

14 Days

Mexico, Belize & Guatemala Start: Cancun Finish: Guatemala City (or vice-versa)

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$963 USD

21 Days

Big Mexico, Guatemala & Belize FROM Start / Finish: Cancun

$1363 USD

HIGHLIGHTS See Maya archaeological sites Snorkel in the Belizean Reef Swim in warm Caribbean waters

HIGHLIGHTS Experience a Mayan homestay Snorkel amongst sharks & rays Discover ancient ruins & nature

Experience the highlights of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize on this amazing 14-day trip.

Explore breathtaking Mexico, Belize and Guatemala with unforgettable experiences along the way.

Travel through Mexico, Guatemala and Belize on a trip packed with the best attractions!

Cancun airport pick-up on Day 1 and transfer to Playa del Carmen for a free day on Day 2. Travel to Merida to visit Chichen Itza & Uxmal on Days 3-5 before a night bus to Palenque to explore the ruins, Agua Azul & Misol Ha Waterfalls. See the Yaxchilan and Bonampak Ruins in the jungle on Days 6-7 before transferring to Flores to visit Tikal at dawn on Days 8-9. Travel to Caye Caulker island for a free day on Days 10-11. Return to Mexico to rest up in Tulum on Days 12-13 and end on Day 14 with a Cancun airport drop-off.

Transfer from Cancun airport to Playa on Day 1 and tour Chichen Itza on Day 2. Transfer to Tulum on Day 3 and Caye Caulker on Days 4-5 to snorkel with sharks and rays. Transfer to Flores and see Tikal Ruins at dawn on Days 6-7. Transfer to Lanquin on Day 8 for a Semuc Champey & Caves tour on Day 9. Transfer to Antigua and trek Pacaya Volcano on Days 1011. On Days 12-13, transfer to Panajachel to sleep at a Mayan homestay and cruise Lake Atitlan. Return to Antigua and end with an airport drop-off on Day 14.

Airport pickup in Cancun, travel to Tulum and Merida on Days 1-3. Visit the Chichen Itza & Uxmal ruins and take a night bus to Palenque on Days 4-5. On Days 6-7 see the Palenque, Yaxchilan & Bonampak ruins. Visit local communities and Sumidero Canyon in San Cristobal on Days 8-9. On Days 11-12 homestay in Panajachel and boat Lake Atitlan. Trek Pacaya Volcano and see Semuc Champey and Tikal ruins in Guatemala on Days 13-17. Enjoy a free day in Caye Caulker and airport drop-off in Cancun on Days 18-21.

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Transport: Airport Transfers, Transfers Between Cities. Experiences: Chichen Itza, Uxmal & Kabah, Palenque, Agua Azul & Misol-Ha, Bonampak & Yaxchilan 2D/1N, Tikal. Accommodation: 12N in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels Depending on Package + 1 Night Bus. Meals: 2B/2L/1D.

Transport: Airport Transfers, Transfers Between Cities. Experiences: Chichen Itza, Snorkelling, Tikal, Semuc Champey, Pacaya Volcano, Maya Homestay & Boat 2D/1N. Accommodation: 12N in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels Depending on Package + 1 Night Homestay. Meals: 1B/1L/1D.

Transport: Airport Transfers & Between Cities. Experiences: Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Palenque, Bonampak & Yaxchilan, Indigenous Visit, Sumidero Canyon, Mayan Homestay 2D/1N, Pacaya Trek, Semuc Champey, Tikal, Caye Caulker. Accommodation: 20 Nights. Meals: 1B/1D.

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HIGHLIGHTS Visit Chichen Itza & Tikal Discover the local culture Hike the Pacaya Volcano

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4 Days

Isla Mujeres Experience

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$175 USD

Central America & The Caribbean

HIGHLIGHTS Snorkel with colourful tropical fish Dip into the crystalline Caribbean Sea Relax on pristine white-sand beaches

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Tulum Experience

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$222 USD

Start / Finish: Cancun

HIGHLIGHTS Discover the majestic Chichen Itza ruins Swim in crystal-clear underground cenotes Experience a traditional Mayan ceremony

Discover a slice of paradise on the Caribbean island of Isla Mujeres. Relax on pristine beaches, snorkel with colourful tropical fish, and let all your stress melt away. Start your trip with a Cancun airport pick-up on Day 1 and a snorkelling adventure on Day 2 to discover the island’s incredible marine life. Make stops at two of the island’s best snorkel spots with a specialised guide. Enjoy a full free day in paradise on Day 3 or opt for an amazing swim with whale sharks for an extra cost (May-September). End your trip on Day 4 with a ferry back to Cancun.

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Discover breathtaking nature and vibrant culture in Playa del Carmen. You will be picked up at the Cancun airport on Day 1 and transferred to the beachside paradise of Playa del Carmen. Visit the amazing Chichen Itza Mayan ruins, one of the Seven Wonders of the World in the morning on Day 2. Discover the Mayan underworld on Day 3, with an exploration of underground rivers, caves, and traditional culture and mythology. Your trip ends on Day 4 with a transfer back to Cancun and an airport drop-off. We wish you safe travels!

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Transport: Airport Pick-Up, Roundtrip Ferry Cancun - Isla Mujeres. Experience: Snorkelling Adventure. Accommodation: 3 Nights in Isla Mujeres Hostel or 3* Hotel Depending on Package. Meals: 3B. Not Included: Airport Drop-Off, Swim with Whale Sharks Add-on.

Transport: Cancun Airport Transfers, Roundtrip Shuttles Cancun - Playa del Carmen. Experiences: Chichen Itza Tour, Mayan Underworld Explorer. Accommodation: 3 Nights in Playa del Carmen in Hostel or 3* Hotel Depending on Package. Meal: 1L.

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$487 USD

4 Days

Start: Cancun / Finish: Tulum

Yucatan Experience

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$349 USD

Start / Finish: Cancun

HIGHLIGHTS Visit enchanting freshwater cenotes Marvel at the stunning ruins at Uxmal See the archaeological site of Chichen Itza

HIGHLIGHTS Snorkel, zip-line, hike, and dive into cenotes Discover the lush & unspoiled Caribbean jungle Boat and swim in pristine nature in Sian Kaan

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4 Days

Start / Finish: Cancun

Playa del Carmen Experience

Discover the wildly beautiful nature of the Mayan Riviera on this 4-day adventure full of swimming, snorkelling, and zip-lining in Tulum. Start with a Cancun airport pick-up and transfer to the beachside town of Tulum on Day 1. Go on a full-day Mayan Reserve tour with snorkelling, zip-lining, swimming, canoeing, hiking, and diving into crystal-clear cenotes on Day 2. Discover the pristine Sian Kaan Reserve on Day 3. End your trip with an accommodation check-out on the morning of Day 4. We wish you safe travels on your onward journey.

Experience the best that the Yucatan has to offer on this 4-day adventure. Travel from Cancun to Merida on Day 1, and enjoy some free time to walk around this colonial city. Take a day trip on Day 2 to some nearby cenotes where you will have the chance to go for a swim in a subterranean cavern. Visit Uxmal on Day 3 and admire its ornately carved and decorated structures, as well as the Kabah Pyramid that boasts intricate stone carvings. On Day 4, explore the stunning Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza and transfer back to Cancun in the late afternoon.

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Transport: Cancun Airport Pick-Up, Transfer to Tulum. Experiences: Mayan Reserve Day Tour, Sian Kaan Reserve Tour. Accommodation: 3 Nights in Tulum in Hostel or 3* Hotel Depending on Package. Meals: 3B/2L. Not Included: Airport Drop-Off.

Transport: Between Cities & on Tours. Experiences: Cenotes Day Trip, Uxmal & Kabah Tour, Chichen Itza Day Trip, w/ English Speaking Guides & Entrance Fees. Accommodation: 3 Nights in Merida in Hostel, 3* or 4* Hotel Depending on Package. Meals: None. Not Included: Airport Transfers.

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6 &7 Days

Riviera Maya Adventure

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$246 USD

Start / Finish: Cancun

See the highlights of Mexico’s Riviera Maya on this 6-day trip. Begin and end your trip in Cancun with stops in Chichen Itza, Tulum and Playa del Carmen. Arrive to Cancun on Day 1 and get picked up at the airport. Take an early morning trip to the pyramids at Chichen Itza on Day 2 to learn about the Mayan history of this region. Take a bus to Tulum on Day 3 and enjoy free time to relax on the pristine beach and soak in the laid-back vibe. You can also visit Tulum’s stunning ruins with an unparalleled view of the turquoise Caribbean on your own on Day 4. Next take a bus to Playa del Carmen and enjoy free time on Day 5 to party along the famous Quinta Avenida and shop for souvenirs. Your trip ends with a transfer from Playa del Carmen to the Cancun airport on Day 6. 7D/6N: Spend an extra free day in Playa del Carmen.

15 Days

Mayan Underwater Adventure

INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Buses Between Cities. Experience: Chichen Itza Day Trip. Accommodation: 5-6 Nights in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels Depending on Package (2N Cancun, 2N Tulum, 1-2N Playa del Carmen). Meal: 1L.

Central America & The Caribbean

HIGHLIGHTS Soak up the sun on Tulum’s white-sand beaches Party on Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida Discover the Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza

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Start / Finish: Cancun

$1451 USD

Designed for advanced divers. Can be customised for beginners (Open Water).

HIGHLIGHTS Go diving in crystalline cenotes near Tulum Discover ancient underground rivers and caves Explore the underwater museum of Isla Mujeres Discover the best dive spots of the Mayan Riviera on this incredible trip that takes you underwater in Isla Mujeres, Tulum, Mahahual, and Playa del Carmen. Get picked up at the Cancun airport on Day 1 and take a bus to Mahahual on Day 2 to enjoy a dive tour of Banco Chinchorro, the world’s second-largest coral atoll, on Day 3. Take a bus to Tulum on Day 4 and go diving in two different cenotes, the famous freshwater sinkholes of the Yucatan, on Days 5-6. Enjoy a free day in paradise on Day 7 and take a bus to Playa del Carmen on Day 8 to enjoy another free day to relax on the beach on Day 9. Explore the Mayan underworld on Day 10. Discover ancient underground rivers and caves, swim in crystal-clear cenotes, and walk through the jungle! Travel to Isla Mujeres on Day 11 and go diving at the famous underwater museum on Day 12. Enjoy free time to relax in paradise on Days 13-14. End your trip on Day 15 with a Cancun airport drop-off.

15 Days

Incredible Mexico Adventure Start: Cancun / Finish: Mexico City (or vice-versa)

INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Buses and Ferries Between Cities. Experiences: Banco Chinchorro Dive, 2 Cenote Dives, Mayan Underworld Tour, Underwater Museum Dive. Accommodation: 14 Nights in Hostels. Meals: 9B/1L.

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$948 USD adventure trips Bamba Adventures

HIGHLIGHTS Discover natural & cultural wonders Explore ancient pyramids & meet locals Relax on spectacular & pristine beaches Visit amazing archaeological sites, beautiful landscapes, and breathtaking natural wonders on this 15-day trip across Mexico. Start off with a Cancun airport pick-up and discover Playa del Carmen and Tulum on Days 1-2. Travel to Merida on Day 3 to see amazing cenotes and the Chichen Itza ruins on Days 4-5. Take a bus to Palenque and visit the Agua Azul and Misol-Ha Waterfalls, as well as the Palenque Ruins deep in the jungle on Days 6-7. Transfer to San Cristobal and take a boat ride through the stunning Sumidero Canyon on Day 8. Enjoy a free day before taking a night bus to Oaxaca on Day 9. There, enjoy the spectacular natural surroundings of Hierve el Agua, visit the great ruins of Monte Alban and Mitla, and mingle with locals at an indigenous town on Days 10-11. Take a bus to Mexico City on Day 12. End your trip with the Teotihuacan Pyramids, a foodie tour, and a Mexico City airport drop-off on Days 13-15.

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INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Buses Between Cities. Experiences: Chichen Itza, Cenotes, Palenque, Sumidero Canyon, Monte Alban, Hierve el Agua, Teotihuacan, Foodie Tour. Accommodation: 13N Hostels, 3*/4* Hotels, 1N Bus. Meal: 1D.

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14 Days

Start / Finish: Cancun

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$1750 USD

21 Days

Mexico, Guatemala, Belize & Cuba Air-Expedition

Start / Finish: Cancun

Central America & The Caribbean

HIGHLIGHTS

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Enjoy Tulum’s beaches & Playa del Carmen’s nightlife Visit the Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza Explore charming Trinidad & Vinales Immerse yourself in Havana streets & salsa clubs

Marvel at Mayan archaeological sites Snorkel through the Belizean Reef Swim in warm Caribbean waters Discover Cuba’s charming history

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$2475 USD

Explore the best of the northern Caribbean, discovering the beautiful Mayan Riviera and Cuba’s highlights on a round trip from Cancun.

Experience the highlights of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Cuba on this amazing 21-day trip full of nature, history, and culture.

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Mexico & Cuba Air-Expedition

Cancun (Mexico) - Tulum - Playa Del Carmen - Havana (Cuba) Arrive to Cancun on Day 1 and get picked up at the airport. Take an early morning trip to Chichen Itza on Day 2 to learn about Mayan history. Take a bus to Tulum with free time to enjoy the beach on Days 3-4. Visit Playa del Carmen and party along the Quinta Avenida on Days 5-6 and shop for souvenirs. Transfer to Cancun airport on Day 7 for your flight to Havana. Inclusions: Airport Transfers, Buses Tulum-Playa Del Carmen-Cancun, Flight to Havana, Chichen Itza Tour w/ Lunch, 2N Cancun, 2N Tulum, 2N Playa, 1N Havana. Havana - Viñales - Trinidad - Havana - Cancun (Mexico) On Day 8 get to know parts of Havana rarely seen by tourists on a Havana Walking Tour. Travel to Vinales on Day 9 and visit tobacco farms on Day 10. Transfer to Trinidad on Day 11 and explore the beautiful surroundings by bike or horseback on Day 12. Return to Havana on Day 13 and experience the city’s dance and music culture by night with a guide. Your trip ends with an airport drop-off and a flight back to Cancun on Day 14. Inclusions: Buses to Viñales-Trinidad-Havana, Airport Drop-off, Flight to Cancun, Havana Walking Tour, Tobacco Tour, Trinidad Day Tour, Havana By Night, 2N Havana, 2N Viñales, 2N Trinidad, Meals 7B.

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Cancun (Mexico) - Playa Del Carmen - Merida - Palenque Cancun airport pickup and transfer to Playa del Carmen on Days 1-2. Travel to Merida on Day 3 to visit Chichen Itza and other ruins on Days 4-5. Travel to Palenque by night bus and visit the ruins and waterfalls on Day 6. Inclusions: Airport Pick-Up, Buses Between Cities, Chichen Itza, Uxmal & Kabah, Palenque, Agua Azul & Misol-ha Tours, 5 Nights, 1 Night Bus.

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Flores (Guatemala) - Caye Caulker (Belize) - Tulum (Mexico) Day 7 travel to the jungle for a 2-day tour to visit the Bonampak and Yaxchilan and transfer to Flores. Visit Tikal on Day 9 and travel to Caye Caulker on Day 10. Day 12 travel to Tulum to relax on the beach. Inclusions: Bus/Boat Transfers, 2D Jungle, Tikal, 7 Nights, 2B/1L/1D.

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Havana (Cuba) - Viñales - Trinidad - Havana - Cancun (Mexico) Transfer to Cancun airport on Day 14 to fly to Havana. On Day 15 go on a Havana Walking Tour. Bus to Viñales to visit tobacco farms on Days 16-17. Immerse yourself in nature in Trinidad on Days 18-19. Return to Havana on Day 20 and take a night tour. Fly to Cancun on Day 21. Included: Buses Between Cities, Flight From/To Cancun w/ Transfers, Havana Tour, Tobacco Tour, Trinidad Tour, Havana By Night, 7 Nights, 7B.

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Transport: Airport Transfers, Between Cities & on Tours, Internal Flights. Experiences: Chichen Itza, Havana Tour, Tobacco Tour, Trinidad Tour, Havana By Night. Accommodation: 6 Nights in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels Depending on Package, 7 Nights Casas Particulares. Meals: 7B/1L.

Transport: Internal Flights w/ Transfers, Buses Between Cities. Experiences: Chichen Itza, Uxmal & Kabah, Palenque & Agua Azul, 2D Jungle, Tikal, Havana Tour, Tobacco Tour, Trinidad, Havana By Night. Accommodation: 11N Hostel/Hotel Options, 1 Night Bus, 1N Cabin, 7N Homestays. Meals: 9B/1L/1D.

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5 Days

Day of the Dead Experience

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$716 USD Trip Date: Sunday Oct 29th 2017

Start / Finish: Mexico City

4 Days

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Journey from Mexico City to the charming town of San Miguel de Allende, known for its abundance of colonial churches on Day 1. Spend some free time wandering the cobblestone streets of this beautiful town, then continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Guanajuato on Day 2. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of colourful Guanajuato on a city tour that takes you to the Museum of Mummies and to a scenic overlook point for panoramic views on Day 3. Return to Mexico City by bus with great memories of your trip on Day 4.

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Transport: Transfers Between Cities & on Tours. Experiences: Mexico City Walking Tour, UNAM Altar Visit, Museo Anahuacalli, Frida Kahlo Museum, El Tepozteco Ruins, Tepoztlan Altar-Making, Mixquic Cemetery Visit. Accommodation: 4 Nights in Mexico City 3* Hotel. Meals: 4B.

Transport: Buses Between Cities, Transfers on Tours. Experience: Guanajuato Day Tour with English-Speaking Guide. Accommodation: 3 Nights in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels Depending on Package (1N San Miguel, 2N Guanajuato). Meals: None. Not Included: Airport Transfers.

Huasteca Potosina Jungle Adventure Start / Finish: Mexico City

Start / Finish: Mexico City

HIGHLIGHTS Immerse yourself in the heart of colonial Mexico Discover charming Guanajuato on a city tour Walk among cobblestone streets to scenic viewpoints

Discover the vibrant culture of Mexico and the colourful Day of the Dead on this 5-day excursion through the bustling capital and magical little towns. Start on Day 1 in Mexico City with an urban walking tour. See a stunning display of altars at the University of Mexico on Day 2. Visit two museums including Frida Kahlo’s house on Day 3 before transferring to Tepoztlan on Day 4 to hike to Aztec ruins and participate in making altars for Day of the Dead. Transfer to Mixquic town to see beautiful decorations at the local cemetery. Check out of your hotel on Day 5.

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$240 USD

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$567 USD

Departures once a week w/ a min. of 2 people. Note: Activities are subject to change.

4 Days

Oaxaca Quick Escape

Central America & The Caribbean

HIGHLIGHTS Explore the vibrant centre of Mexico City Hike to stunning Aztec ruins in Tepoztlan Celebrate Day of the Dead amongst locals

Colonial Mexico Experience

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$229 USD

Start / Finish: Mexico City

HIGHLIGHTS Discover a unique petrified waterfall Explore two different Zapotec ruins Visit colourful indigenous villages

HIGHLIGHTS Discover turquoise rivers & lush canyons Jump off waterfalls & get your adrenaline pumping Explore a surreal castle & a fascinating sinkhole

Discover incredible nature and vibrant culture in this 4-day adventure that will take you to visit Zapotec ruins, explore a petrified waterfall, immerse yourself in indigenous villages, and more. Your trip starts with a bus from Mexico City to Oaxaca on Day 1. Explore the Hierve el Agua petrified waterfall, a 2,000 year old tree in Tule, and the ruins of Mitla on Day 2. Travel to Monte Alban on Day 3 and visit the ancient Zapotec capital and vibrant indigenous villages before returning to Oaxaca. Catch a bus back to Mexico City on Day 4, where your trip ends.

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Transport: First Class Roundtrip Night Buses Mexico City-Ciudad Valles, Transfers on Tours. Experiences: Puente de Dios, Tamasopo Pools, Xilitla Castle, Sotano de las Huahuas, Micos & Minas Viejas Waterfall. Accommodation: 4 Nights (2 Night Buses, 2N Shared Cabin). Meals: 2B/3L/2D.

Transport: Return Buses Mexico City-Oaxaca & Transfers on Tours. Experiences: Hierve El Agua, Mitla & Tule Day Trip, Monte Alban & Indigenous Villages Day Tour. Accommodation: 3 Nights in Oaxaca Hostel, 3* or 4* Hotel Depending on Package. Meals: None. Not Included: Airport Transfers.

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Depart Mexico City on Day 1, travelling to Ciudad Valles on a night bus. Swim in the caves of Puente de Dios and relax in the natural pools of Tamasopo on Day 2. Explore the castle of Xilitla on Day 3 before hiking through the jungle to Sotano de las Huahuas, a 500-meter-deep sinkhole. Jump from seven waterfalls into natural pools and rappel down the Minas Viejas Waterfall on Day 4. Take a night bus back to Mexico City arriving around 6:00am on Day 5. 6D/5N: See more waterfalls & the Tamtoc ruins.

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Central America & The Caribbean

GUATEMALA Tikal, Guatemala

3 Days

Antigua & Pacaya Experience Start: Guatemala City Finish: Antigua

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$130 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Hike up the Pacaya Volcano Traverse moon-like landscapes Explore colonial Antigua

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3 Days

Semuc Champey Experience Start: Antigua Finish: Antigua

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$176 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy yourself at Semuc Champey Swim in turquoise natural pools Explore the stunning caves of Kanba

6 Days

Tikal & Semuc Champey Experience FROM Start: Antigua Finish: Antigua

$391 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Experience Semuc Champey Discover ancient Tikal ruins at dawn Hike up the active Pacaya volcano

Hike the steep slopes of the Pacaya Volcano and discover panoramic views above the clouds.

Travel into the lush Guatemalan wilderness to discover incredible nature and mystical caves.

Enjoy the natural pools of Semuc Champey and see Tikal’s pyramids hidden in the jungle.

Get picked up from the airport in Guatemala City on Day 1 and transferred to Antigua. On Day 2 hike up the steep slopes of the active Pacaya Volcano for an hour and then trek onto dry lava that resembles a moon-like terrain. Take unforgettable photos of the surreal landscape and admire the breathtaking views of neighbouring volcanoes peeking through the clouds around you. Make your way down after an amazing experience! Enjoy some free time in Antigua and end your trip after check-out on Day 3.

Depart Antigua in the morning of Day 1 to the small village of Lanquin. Visit the Semuc Champey National Park on Day 2, famous for its limestone waterfalls. Hike through the caves of Kanba, filled with extraordinary limestone formations. Enjoy free time to swim in the crystalline waters of Semuc Champey, where you will find natural pools above a 300-meter long limestone bridge, immersed in a pristine jungle setting. Return to Antigua on Day 3, where your adventure comes to an end in the afternoon.

Depart Antigua to Lanquin on the morning of Day 1. On Day 2, explore the caves of Kanba filled with limestone formations and go for a refreshing swim in the natural pools of Semuc Champey. Travel to Flores deep in the Peten Jungle on Day 3. On Day 4 at dawn, visit the majestic pyramids of Tikal hidden away in the jungle, and then take a night bus to Guatemala City in the evening. On Day 5 transfer to Antigua and trek up the active Pacaya volcano. End your trip in Antigua on Day 6 after checkout.

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Transport: Airport Pick-Up w/ Transfer to Antigua, Transfers on Tour. Experience: Pacaya Volcano Trek. Accommodation: 2 Nights in Hostel, 3* or 4* Hotel in Antigua Depending on Package. Meals: None. Not Included: Airport Drop-Off.

Transport: Roundtrip Shuttle Antigua - Lanquin, Transfers on Tour. Experience: Kanba Caves & Semuc Champey Day Trip. Accommodation: 2 Nights in Lanquin Hostel or 3* Hotel Depending on Package. Meals: None. Not Included: Airport Transfers.

Transport: Shuttles Between Cities, 1 Night Bus. Experiences: Semuc Champey & Kanba Caves, Tikal Ruins, Pacaya Volcano Trek. Accommodation: 4N in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels Depending on Package + 1 Night Bus. Meals: None. Other: Entrance Fees.

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10 Days

Guatemala Highlights

FROM

$837 USD

Start / Finish: Guatemala City

Discover colonial Antigua, hike the Pacaya Volcano, experience a Mayan homestay, visit the Tikal ruins, and swim in the natural pools of Semuc Champey. On Day 1 you will be picked up at the Guatemala City airport and privately transferred to Antigua. Trek the active Pacaya Volcano on Day 2. Transfer to Panajachel on Day 3 for your Maya Homestay Experience, where you will get to immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy home-cooked meals with your host family. Tour the colourful indigenous communities around Lake Atitlan before returning to Antigua on Day 4. Take a private transfer to Guatemala City for your flight to Flores on Day 5. Enjoy an early morning tour of the Tikal mayan pyramids, set deep in the jungle, on Day 6. Transfer to Lanquin on Day 7 to swim in the refreshing natural pools of Semuc Champey and discover the stunning Kanba Caves on Day 8. Return to Antigua on Day 9 and end your trip with a Guatemala City airport drop-off on Day 10.

14 Days

Guatemala Full Monty Adventure Start / Finish: Guatemala City

INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Flight to Flores, Shuttles Between Cities. Experiences: Pacaya Hike, Maya Homestay, Tikal, Semuc Champey & Kanba. Accommodation: 8N Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels, 1N Homestay. Meals: 1B/1D.

Central America & The Caribbean

HIGHLIGHTS Hike up the beautiful & active Pacaya Volcano Immerse yourself in indigenous Mayan culture Swim in the natural pools of Semuc Champey

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$672 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Stay at a Lake Atitlan homestay Trek the active Pacaya Volcano Visit Semuc Champey & Tikal See the best of Guatemalan culture, nature, and history on this 14-day trip with unmissable activities and free time to enjoy and explore on your own. Get picked up at the Guatemala City airport on Day 1 and transfer to Antigua. Experience a Maya Homestay in Panajachel with a boat ride to visit colourful indigenous villages on Lake Atitlan on Days 2-3 and enjoy a free day in this beautiful area on Day 4. Transfer back to Antigua for a Pacaya Volcano Trek and free time to explore this charming colonial city on Days 5-7. Transfer to Lanquin to visit Semuc Champey National Park on Days 8-9. Visit Flores on Day 10 and discover the pyramids of Tikal at sunrise on Day 11. Learn about this amazing Mayan citadel, once the most powerful civilization in Mesoamerica. Relax in Flores on the shores of beautiful Lake Peten on Days 12-13, then take a night bus back to Guatemala City, where your trip will end with an airport drop-off on Day 14.

15 Days

Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua Explorer Start: Guatemala City / Finish: Managua (or vice-versa)

INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Bus Between Cities. Experiences: Maya Homestay, Atitlan Boat Ride, Volcano Trek, Semuc Champey, Tikal. Accommodation: 11N in Hostel, 3* or 4* Hotel, 1N Homestay, 1 Night Bus. Meals: 1B/1D.

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$1231 USD adventure trips Bamba Adventures

HIGHLIGHTS Experience homestays with local families Discover the ancient Mayan ruins of Copan Ash-board down the Cerro Negro Volcano Discover the incredible nature and culture of Central America on this 15-day trip through the most beautiful places in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. On Day 1 you will be picked up at the Guatemala City airport and privately transferred to Antigua. Take a shuttle to Panajachel on Day 2 for your Maya Homestay Experience and Lake Tour before returning to Antigua on Day 3. Trek the Pacaya Volcano on Day 4. Take a shuttle to Copan on Day 5 and tour the stunning Mayan archaeological site on Day 6. Take a bus to La Ceiba via San Pedro Sula on Day 7 and a ferry to Utila Island on Day 8. Enjoy a Water Cay day tour on Day 9 before taking a ferry back to La Ceiba and a shuttle to Leon on Day 10. Go ash-boarding down Cerro Negro Volcano on Day 11. Take a bus to San Jorge to enjoy an Ometepe homestay and an adventure hike, before transferring to Granada on Days 12-13. Take a day trip to discover the islets of Lake Nicaragua on Day 14. End your trip with a Managua airport drop-off on Day 15.

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INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Between Cities. Experiences: Maya & Ometepe Homestays, Pacaya Trek, Copan Ruins, Water Cay, Ashboarding, Isletas Trip. Accommodation: 12N Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels, 2N Homestay. Meals: 2B/1L/2D.

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belize Central America & The Caribbean

Caye Caulker, Belize

3 &4 Days

Isla Bonita Experience Start / Finish: Belize City

FROM

$265 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Snorkel with stingrays & sharks Relax on beautiful sandy beaches Swim in warm, crystalline waters

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3 &4 Days

FROM Caye Caulker Experience $215 USD Start / Finish: Belize City

HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy laid-back Caribbean culture Go snorkelling at stunning Hol Chan Soak up the sun on pristine beaches

5 Days

Caye Caulker & Isla Bonita Start / Finish: Belize City

FROM

$441 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Explore amazing Caye Caulker Swim with stingrays at Hol Chan Snorkel through Shark Ray Alley

Snorkel in turquoise waters with nurse sharks and relax at the beach in the shade of palm trees.

Relax on beautiful sandy beaches and snorkel among stingrays and nurse sharks.

See the best of Belize on this trip - enjoy stunning beaches and go snorkelling at amazing Hol Chan.

Get picked up at the Belize City airport on Day 1 and take the ferry to the charming island town of San Pedro. Enjoy your first evening in San Pedro and try the delicious seafood at a local restaurant. On Day 2 go on an amazing half-day snorkelling trip to Hol Chan and swim in turquoise waters among nurse sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, and even manatees if you are lucky! Take a ferry back to Belize City anytime on Day 3 to end an incredible trip. 4D/3N: Enjoy an extra free day in San Pedro.

Airport pickup in Belize City on Day 1, followed by a ferry to Caye Caulker. Spend the rest of the day settling in to this laid-back paradise, enjoying the tranquil beats of reggae music, turquoise waters, and flavourful seafood restaurants. On Day 2, go on a snorkelling trip to swim with nurse sharks and stingrays in the Belize barrier reef. Snorkel at the best spots like Hol Chan, Shark Ray Alley, and Mitchell Rocks. Return to Belize City anytime on Day 3. 4D/3N: Enjoy an extra free day in Caye Caulker.

Get picked up at the airport on Day 1 and take a ferry to Caye Caulker. Spend your first day exploring the sandy beaches, listening to reggae music and tasting fresh seafood. On Day 2 you will embark on an exciting day of snorkelling. Swim among stingrays and nurse sharks in turquoise waters at Hol Chan, among other spots. On Day 3, take a ferry to San Pedro. Do some more snorkelling on Day 4 and enjoy the amazing marine life before heading back to Belize City anytime on Day 5.

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Transport: Airport Pick-Up, Roundtrip Ferry Belize City - San Pedro, Transport on Tour. Experience: Half Day Snorkel Trip with Park Fees, Equipment & Snack. Accommodation: 2N or 3N in Hostel, 3* or 4* Hotel in San Pedro Depending on Package. Meals: None.

Transport: Airport Pick-Up, Roundtrip Ferry Belize City - Caye Caulker, Transport on Tour. Experience: Full Day Snorkel Trip with Park Fees, Equipment & Lunch. Accommodation: 2N or 3N in Hostel, 3* or 4* Hotel in Caye Caulker Depending on Package. Meal: 1L.

Transport: Airport Pick-Up, Ferries Between Cities. Experiences: 1 Half-Day & 1 Full-Day Snorkelling (with Park Fees, Guide, Equipment & Lunch for Full Day). Accommodation: 4N in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels Depending on Package (2N Caye Caulker, 2N San Pedro). Meal: 1L.

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el salvador Central America & The Caribbean

& honduras

El Tunco, El Salvador

3 Days

El Salvador Adventure

FROM

$299 USD

Start / Finish: San Salvador

HIGHLIGHTS Explore San Salvador’s historic centre Visit breathtaking El Boqueron NP Learn to surf at El Tunco beaches

7 Days

Honduras Explorer

FROM

$585 USD

Start: San Pedro Sula / Finish: Roatan

HIGHLIGHTS See the main sites of San Pedro Sula Relax on pristine island beaches Snorkel through vibrant coral reefs

10 Days

Essential Honduras

FROM

$1038 USD

Start: San Pedro Sula / Finish: Roatan

HIGHLIGHTS Discover the Mayan ruins of Copan Enjoy stunning beaches and islands Snorkel world-class coral reefs

Discover the pristine beaches and coral reefs of Honduras on a 7-day trip in this traveller’s paradise.

Discover the stunning nature and history of Honduras on a 10-day trip in this traveller’s paradise.

Get picked up at the bus station on Day 1 and enjoy free time. On Day 2, you will have a morning city tour through the San Salvador historical city centre to see major landmarks, then take a transfer to El Boqueron National Park with stunning vistas and abundant flora and fauna. Return to San Salvador where you will transfer to the coastal town of El Tunco, famous for surfing. On Day 3, enjoy a 1-hour surfing lesson to test your skills and try to catch the perfect wave. Return to San Salvador in the afternoon.

Get picked up at the airport on Day 1 and taken around the charming town of San Pedro Sula, including a visit to a handicrafts market. On Days 2-3, transfer to the picturesque island of Utila by bus and ferry and enjoy a free day. On Day 4, snorkel through one of the world’s healthiest coral reefs before transferring to the island of Roatan on Day 5. Enjoy a free day to relax on pristine beaches and soak up the latin sun on Day 6. Your trip will end on Day 7 with a Roatan airport drop-off.

Get picked up at the airport on Day 1 and see the charming town of San Pedro Sula on your own. On Days 2-3, transfer to Copan and tour the ruins, once the arts hub of the Mayan empire. On Days 4-5 transfer to Tela and tour the hidden beaches of Jeanette Kawas National Park, commonly known as Punta Sal. Transfer to Utila on Days 6-7 to enjoy the pristine and untouched Water Cay. Travel to Roatan and enjoy a free beach day on Days 8-9 before ending your trip with a Roatan airport drop-off on Day 10.

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Transport: Bus Station Pick-Up, Roundtrip Private Transfers San Salvador - El Tunco. Experiences: San Salvador & El Boqueron Tours, 1-hour Surf Lesson. Accommodation: 2 Nights (1N San Salvador Budget Hotel, 1N El Tunco Hostel Dorm). Meal: 1B.

Transport: Airport Transfers, Bus/Ferry Transfers Between Cities & on Tours. Experience: Utila Snorkelling Tour. Accommodation: 6 Nights (1N San Pedro Sula Hostel, 3N Utila 3* Hotel, 2N Roatan 3* Hotel). Meals: None.

Transport: Airport Transfers, Bus/Ferry Between Cities. Experiences: Copan Ruins, Jeanette Kawas National Park, Water Cay Tour. Accommodation: 1 Night Hostel & 8 Nights Hotels (1N San Pedro Sula, 2N Copan, 2N Tela, 2N Utila, 2N Roatan). Meals: 2B/1L.

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Experience the beauty of El Salvador on this 3-day trip to San Salvador, El Boqueron NP and El Tunco.

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Central America & The Caribbean

nicaragua Cerro Negro, Nicaragua

8

Days

Nicaragua Explorer

FROM

$496 USD

Start / Finish: Managua

HIGHLIGHTS Cruise across the waters of Lake Nicaragua Ash-board down Cerro Negro Volcano Enjoy free time in charming San Juan del Sur

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14 Days

Nicaragua & Costa Rica Explorer

Start: Managua / Finish: San Jose (or vice-versa)

FROM

$1155 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Go ash-boarding on Cerro Negro Volcano Zipline through Monteverde’s lush canopy Explore the pristine Manuel Antonio NP

Enjoy Nicaragua’s islets, volcanoes, beaches, and wildlife on this fun 8-day trip to Granada, Leon and San Juan del Sur.

Immerse yourself in the natural paradise of Nicaragua & Costa Rica with exciting activities on this 14-day adventure.

Get picked up at the Managua airport and transfer to Granada on Day 1. Enjoy a free morning on Day 2 and take a day tour by boat to the beautiful Islets of Lake Nicaragua, where you can relax in pristine nature and catch a glimpse of playful monkeys and colourful birds along the shore. Take a shuttle to Leon on Day 3. On Day 4, take a 4x4 ride to the base of Cerro Negro Volcano and enjoy a hike to the top. Enjoy the panoramic views and multi-coloured active crater at the summit, and go ash-boarding down the slopes. Take a shuttle to the picturesque and charming beach town of San Juan del Sur on Days 5-6 and enjoy free time to soak up the sun, surf, explore, and indulge in fresh seafood in paradise. Return to Granada for your last night on Day 7 and then to the Managua airport on Day 8 where your trip comes to an end.

Get picked up at the Managua airport and transfer to Granada on Day 1. Cruise to the beautiful Islets of Lake Nicaragua on Day 2, where you can relax in pristine nature. Take a shuttle to Leon on Day 3, and hike to the top of the active Cerro Negro Volcano to go ash-boarding down its slopes on Day 4. Transfer to the beach town of San Juan del Sur on Days 5-6 and enjoy free time to soak up the sun, surf, explore, and indulge in fresh seafood in paradise. Travel to Monteverde on Days 7-8 for a thrilling Canopy tour. Visit La Fortuna on Days 9-10 for an Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs visit. On Days 11-12, continue to Manuel Antonio for a day trip to the National Park to explore white sand beaches, the rainforest, and crystalline seas. Transfer to San Jose on Days 13-14 and end your trip with an airport drop-off.

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Transport: Airport Pick-Up & Drop-Off, Shuttle/Bus Between Cities & on Tours. Experiences: Lake Nicaragua Islets Day Trip, Cerro Negro Ashboarding. Accommodation: 7 Nights in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels Depending on Package (2N Granada, 2N Leon, 2N San Juan del Sur, 1N Granada). Meals: 7B in Hotel Categories.

Transport: Airport Transfers, Shuttle/Bus Between Cities & on Tours. Experiences: Islets Day Trip, Cerro Negro Ashboarding, Monteverde Canopy Tour, Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs, Manuel Antonio National Park. Accommodation: 13N in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels Depending on Package. Meals: 13B in 3* and 12B in 4* Hotel Categories.

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costa rica & panama

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San Blas Islands - p.91

Spend your days snorkelling around stunning tropical islands in Panama, discover the cloud forests of central Costa Rica, hike around the impressive Arenal Volcano, and enjoy the abundant wildlife of lush jungles. Currencies:

Costa Rica: Costa Rican Colon Panama: USD, Panamanian Balboa

Official Language(s): Costa Rica: Spanish Panama: Spanish

Monteverde Cloud Forest - p. 88

Tortuguero National Park - p. 89

Visit one of the most enchanting landscapes in Costa Rica and go ziplining with incredible views.

Experience a scenic boat ride in Tortuguero and spot local wildlife within the park’s lush rainforest.

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Monteverde Cloud Forest - p.88

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Tortuguero National Park - p.89

San Blas Islands - p. 91 3

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4

Swim beside tropical fish and meet the friendly and welcoming Kuna indigenous people.

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Manuel Antonio National Park - p. 88 Explore white-sand beaches, turquoise bays and hike through mangrove swamps in the rainforest.

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Manuel Antonio National Park - p.88

AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE

Weather patterns are often unpredictable. Please check the weather before travelling as climate will vary by region and time of day.

Best time to go: Expect clear skies and hot temperatures

Rainy Season: The wet season runs from May to October from December to April, with November and May being the with rains at their heaviest at the end of the season. These lower tourist season and the cheaper months to travel. storms bring swells good for surfing. bambaexperience.com

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COSTA RICA Central America & The Caribbean

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

8

Days

Costa Rica Nature Explorer Start / Finish: San Jose

FROM

$437 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy free time in Arenal Volcano National Park Discover the enchanting cloud forest of Monteverde Explore the Costa Rican capital city of San Jose

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14 Days

Full Costa Rica Explorer Start / Finish: San Jose

FROM

$960 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Experience Tortuguero NP on walking & boat tours Discover Arenal Volcano National Park on your own Explore enchanting Monteverde & Manuel Antonio

See the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest on this wonderful 8-day trip from San Jose to see Costa Rica’s most enchanting natural wonders.

See Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio National Park with free time for optional adventure activities on this 14-day trip.

On Day 1, get picked up at the San Jose airport upon arrival and enjoy free time to immerse yourself in this wonderful tropical paradise. On Day 2 you will take an early morning transfer to the town of La Fortuna. Get settled in and choose from optional adventure activities on Day 3 to see Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs on your own. On Day 4 transfer to nearby Monteverde in the pristine Costa Rican Cloud Forest where you can choose from optional activities like horseback riding, ziplining, bungee jumping, sky walk, a butterfly sanctuary and more on your free Days 5-6. Say goodbye to the lush jungle as you transfer back to the capital on Day 7. Enjoy your final night in San Jose and go out for dinner on your own or do some last-minute souvenir shopping. Transfer to the airport after check-out on Day 8, where your trip will end.

On Day 1, get picked up at the San Jose airport upon arrival and enjoy free time. On Day 2 you will take an early morning transfer to Tortuguero National Park where you will have time to get settled in. On Days 3-4, you will embark on boat rides and walks to see the pristine flora and fauna of Tortuguero National Park with a local guide, such as frogs, lizards, sloths and birds. Transfer to La Fortuna on Day 4 with free time on Days 5-6 to take an optional Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs tour or do adventure activities. Transfer to Monteverde on Day 7 with free time for optional ziplining, horseback riding or other activities on Days 8-9. Transfer to Manuel Antonio on Day 10 with free time to explore the National Park and beaches on your own on Days 11-12. Finally, return to San Jose on Day 13 and transfer to the airport after check-out on Day 14.

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Transport: Airport Pick-Up/Drop-off, Shuttles Between Cities & on Tours. Experiences: None. Accommodation: 7 Nights Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels Depending on Package (2N San Jose, 2N La Fortuna, 3N Monteverde). Meals: 2B in Hostels & 3*, No Meals in 4*. Not Included: Optional Activities.

Transport: Airport Transfers, Shuttle/Boat Between Cities. Experiences: Tortuguero Walks & Boat Tours. Accommodation: 13 Nights in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels (2N San Jose, 2N Tortuguero, 3N La Fortuna, 3N Monteverde, 3N Manuel Antonio). Meals: 7B/2L/2D in Hostel & 3*, 6B/2L/2D in 4*. Not Included: Optional Activities.

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2to4 Days

Tortuguero National Park Adventure

FROM

$218 USD

4 Days

Start / Finish: San Jose

Days

Discover both the natural and adventurous sides of Costa Rica. Get picked up at the San Jose airport on Day 1 and enjoy free time to explore the city. Day 2 brings you to the Monteverde Cloud Forest for a zipline and bungee jumping adventure to get your adrenaline pumping! On Day 3, transfer to nearby La Fortuna, where you will hike through beautiful scenery at Arenal Volcano National Park and soak in the relaxing Baldi Hot Springs. Return to San Jose on Day 4, arriving in the late afternoon with a drop-off at your accommodation or the San Jose airport.

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Transport: All Land & Boat Transfers. Experiences: Boat Tour & Hike (More in longer packages). Accommodation: 1-3 Nights in Tortuguero Lodge (Budget, Standard & Superior Options). Meals: Full Board at Lodge. Not included: Entrance Fee to Tortuguero ($15-30 USD).

Transport: Airport/Accommodation Transfers, Shuttles Between Cities. Experiences: Monteverde Zipline & Bungee, Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs. Accommodation: 3 Nights in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels (1N San Jose, 1N Monteverde, 1N La Fortuna). Meals: 1B/1D in Hostel & 3*, 1D in 4*.

Montezuma Backpackers Beach Escape Start / Finish: San Jose

Start / Finish: San Jose

HIGHLIGHTS Explore eclectic & charming San Jose on your own Zipline and bungee jump through Monteverde Experience Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs

Discover stunning nature on this trip to the “Amazon of Costa Rica”. On Day 1, take an early morning transfer to Tortuguero and enjoy a boat ride through beautiful canals to your lodge. Opt to visit Tortuguero village and taste Costa Rican cuisine. On Day 2, take a boat tour and walk through abundant wildlife with your naturalist guide to spot river turtles and fish as well as monkeys. Say goodbye to the pristine rainforest of Tortuguero as you return to San Jose, arriving in the afternoon. 3 & 4 Days: Take an extra boat tour and hike through the lush rainforest.

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FROM

$548 USD

FROM

$240 USD No Departures in October.

4 Days

Tamarindo Beach Break

Central America & The Caribbean

HIGHLIGHTS Experience a scenic boat ride in Tortuguero NP Spot local wildlife within the park’s rainforest Walk through lush vegetation on forest trails

Costa Rica Xtreme Adventure

FROM

$241 USD

Start / Finish: San Jose

HIGHLIGHTS Discover one of Costa Rica’s best surfing beaches Take a refreshing beach break from San Jose Enjoy plenty of free time for optional activities

HIGHLIGHTS Lay back and relax in a bohemian beach town Immerse yourself in breathtaking jungles Explore Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve on your own

Enjoy a 4-day beach break in Tamarindo, one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beach towns. On Day 1 you will be picked up in the morning from your accommodation for transfer to Tamarindo Beach. Check in and enjoy free time in the afternoon. Enjoy free time on Days 2-3 to take in the laid-back vibe and choose from many optional activities. On Day 4, you will be picked up at your accommodation in the morning for your return transfer to San Jose, where you can be dropped off either at the airport or at your chosen accommodation in the afternoon.

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Transport: Accommodation PickUp, Airport/Accommodation DropOff, Return Shuttles/Ferries San Jose - Montezuma. Experiences: None. Accommodation: 3 Nights in Montezuma Hostel or 3* Hotel Depending on Package. Meals: 3B. Not included: Optional Activities.

Transport: Accommodation PickUp, Airport / Accommodation Drop-Off, Roundtrip Shuttles San Jose - Tamarindo. Experiences: None. Accommodation: 3 Nights in Hostel or 3* Hotel in Tamarindo Depending on Package. Meals: 3B in 3* Hotels only. Not Included: Optional Activities.

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Enjoy a 4-day beach break in Montezuma surrounded by jungle, waterfalls and rivers. On Day 1 take a morning transfer to Montezuma with free time in the afternoon to explore this bohemian beach town. Enjoy free time on Days 2-3 to explore the nearby Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, Montezuma Waterfall, or do optional adventure activities. On Day 4 you will be picked up at your accommodation in the morning for your return transfer to San Jose, where you can be dropped off either at the San Jose airport or at your chosen accommodation in the afternoon.

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8 Days

Costa Rica Highlights Adventure Start / Finish: San Jose

FROM

$923 USD

Central America & The Caribbean

HIGHLIGHTS Zipline & horseback ride through Monteverde Visit Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs Discover Tortuguero on boat tours & walks Embark on an incredible 8-day trip to Monteverde, Arenal Volcano & lush Tortuguero National Park, with exciting included activities. On Day 1, get picked up at the San Jose airport and enjoy free time. On Day 2, hop on a morning shuttle to Monteverde where you will go horseback riding on Day 3 through picturesque coffee and banana plantations, and then take an afternoon ziplining adventure through the cloud forest! Take a transfer to La Fortuna on Day 4 with an afternoon visit to Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs. On Day 5 you will take an early morning transfer to the town of Tortuguero. Get settled in and embark on exciting boat rides and walks through the jungle on Days 6-7, with the chance to see the beautiful flora and fauna of Tortuguero National Park with a local guide. Then transfer back to San Jose. You will be dropped off at the San Jose airport after check-out on Day 8, where your unforgettable trip will end.

8

Days

Beaches & Nature Adventure Start / Finish: San Jose

INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Shuttle & Boat Transfers. Experiences: Horseback Riding, Zipline, Volcano & Hot Springs, Tortuguero Tours. Accommodation: 5N Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels & 2N Tortuguero Lodge. Meals: 2-4B/3L/3D.

FROM

$750 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs Zipline through the Monteverde Canopy Discover pristine nature in Manuel Antonio Enjoy an 8-day trip full of adventure and natural wonders in the charming Costa Rican towns of La Fortuna, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio. Get picked up upon arrival at the San Jose airport on Day 1 and enjoy free time. On Day 2 you will be transferred to the town of La Fortuna where you will explore Arenal Volcano National Park on a short walk and then relax at Baldi Hot Springs. Day 3 brings you to Monteverde in the cloud forest for a Sugar Mill tour at a local farm to learn about the ecosystem and farming techniques. Swing through the pristine forest canopy on a zipline adventure on Day 4. Transfer to Manuel Antonio on Day 5 and take a day tour to the national park on Day 6 to discover the white-sand beaches along turquoise-coloured Pacific Ocean waters and beautiful hiking trails. Return to San Jose on Day 7 and then transfer to the airport after check-out on Day 8, where your trip will end.

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Costa Rica & Panama Adventure Start: San Jose / Finish: Panama City (or vice-versa)

INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Shuttles Between Cities. Experiences: Volcano & Hot Springs, Sugar Mill, Zipline, Manuel Antonio. Accommodation: 7N in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels. Meals: 4B/1D in Hostels & 3*, 2B/1D in 4*.

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$1465 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Go on a jungle safari in lush Tortuguero National Park Relax on pristine beaches in Puerto Viejo & Bocas del Toro Watch the sun set on a paradisiacal island in San Blas Discover the natural wonders and vibrant cultures of Costa Rica & Panama on this trip through verdant nature, white-sand beaches, and beautiful islands! Start your trip with a San Jose airport pick-up on Day 1 and transfer to Tortuguero on Day 2 to begin your 3-day jungle safari in the national park, where you will discover incredible nature. In the afternoon on Day 4 you will transfer to the bohemian beach town of Puerto Viejo, where you will enjoy a full free day in paradise on Day 5. Transfer to Bocas del Toro, Panama on Day 6 for free time in this incredible environment of beaches and islands on Days 7&8. Catch your included flight to Panama City on Day 9 and tour the city and see the canal on Day 10 in an open-top bus tour. On Day 11 begin your 3-day San Blas Islands adventure, where you will relax on a tropical island and take an optional boat ride to an indigenous village. Your trip ends on Day 14 with a Panama City airport drop-off.

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INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Shuttle & Boat Transfers, Flight to Panama City. Experiences: Tortuguero 3D, Panama City Tour, San Blas 3D. Accommodation: 13 Nights in Hostels, Tortuguero Lodge & San Blas Cabin. Meals: 5B/5L/4D.


panama Central America & The Caribbean

San Blas Islands, Panama

3,4&5 Days

San Blas Islands Experience

Start / Finish: Panama City

3D/2N - FROM

4D/3N - FROM

5D/4N - FROM

$510 USD $707 USD $902 USD

Choose between accommodation options on different islands to fit your interests and budget. Provided services will be basic on the San Blas Islands. Prepare for free time in nature.

HIGHLIGHTS Explore the San Blas Islands Swim in crystalline waters Enjoy relaxing time on the beach Snorkel among tropical fish Admire stunning sunsets Meet the vibrant Kuna people Leave your worries at home Find your own slice of paradise in the San Blas Islands, owned by the Kuna indigenous group. Snorkel around your host island in crystal-clear Caribbean waters or take an optional boat ride to visit a traditional Kuna Yala village, where you can support the community by buying homemade souvenirs.

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San Blas Islands Depending on your package, you will enjoy 1, 2 or 3 free days to relax on the island and/or choose from a variety of fun optional activities. Enjoy a fresh breakfast on the island before snorkelling in turquoise waters spotting colourful tropical fish or simply spend time relaxing in a hammock. Hire a boat and visit a traditional Kuna Yala village where you can purchase handmade souvenirs to contribute to the community (optional activity). Spend the evening watching the horizon turn different shades of red and pink as the sun sets over the Caribbean. Inclusions: 1-3 Nights Cabin on Island, Meals: Full Board.

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San Blas Islands - Panama City Say goodbye to your piece of paradise at 8:00 am for your return trip to the Barsukun dock by boat and a 4x4 ride back to Panama City. You will be dropped off at the city center around 1:00 pm. Inclusions: Panama City Transfer by Boat & 4x4, City Center Drop-Off, Meal: 1B.

Accommodation Pick-Up & City Center Drop-Off, 4x4 & Boat To/From Islands. Daily Activities (except on last day). 2 - 4 Nights in Shared Dorm-Style or Private Cabin Depending on Package. 3 Meals per day on the Islands. Not Included: Entry Taxes: San Blas Islands & Port Fee (US$10), Kuna Yala Village (US$20).

YOU MIGHT LIKE Other Trip Options are Available - At a cheaper price: San Blas Islands Budget. - At a higher price: San Blas Islands Air-Expedition.

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Panama City - San Blas Islands Start with an early morning pick-up at your accommodation in Panama City and embark on an exciting ride through the jungle on a 4x4. Along the way, you will receive a short briefing about the island you will be staying on. We’ll make a stop at a supermarket where you can purchase last-minute items such as water, snacks, beverages and grab something for breakfast. We will then pass through immigration and pay the entrance fees to the Kuna Yala Islands (not included) before continuing to the Barsukun dock where you will meet your boat. Upon arrival, look for your island guide and hop aboard a motorized canoe that will take you to a pristine Caribbean island owned by a local Kuna family. Inclusions: Accommodation Pick-Up, Island Transfer by 4x4 & Boat, Briefing, 1 Night Cabin on Island, Meals: 1L/1D.

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3 &4

Panama City Welcome Package Start / Finish: Panama City

Days

FROM

$168 USD

Central America & The Caribbean

HIGHLIGHTS Visit the Panama Canal & learn about its construction Tour the city on a hop-on/hop-off double decker bus See the city’s European architecture & main attractions Discover sleek and cosmopolitan Panama City on this welcome package with a hop-on/hop-off bus tour to all the city’s must-see destinations. On Day 1 you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the city center to get settled in. On Day 2 see Panama City from an open top tour bus. Enjoy views of the Panama Bay, the lush rainforest and the famous Panama Canal. Panama City is a unique and striking modern city, and this tour is designed to ensure that you see all the main tourist attractions, beginning with the world-famous Panama Canal. Learn all about the construction of this 8th wonder of the world. The tour also takes you to the historic district of Casco Antiguo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its wonderful colonial Spanish and French architecture. End your trip with an accommodation check-out on Day 3. 4D/3N: Enjoy a full free day to explore this vibrant city on your own.

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Days

Panama Adventure

INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Pick-Up. Experience: Hop-On/Hop-Off City Bus Tour. Accommodation: 2-3 Nights Panama City Hostel, 3* or 4* Hotel, Depending on Package. Meals: None. Not Included: Airport Drop-Off.

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$623 USD

Start / Finish: Panama City

HIGHLIGHTS Discover Panama City on a hop-on/hop-off double decker bus Relax on the beach on one of the pristine San Blas Islands Immerse yourself in the urban and native cultures of Panama Discover the best of incredible Panama, from the bustling capital to the pristine and untouched San Blas Islands, a true slice of paradise. On Day 1 you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the city center to get settled in. On Day 2 see Panama City from an open top tour bus, beginning with the world-famous Panama Canal. Start Day 3 with an early morning pick-up and embark on an exciting ride through the jungle on 4x4 transport before hopping aboard a motorized canoe that will take you to a pristine Caribbean island owned by a local Kuna family. Enjoy 2 full free days to explore, swim in crystalline waters, and relax on pristine beaches on Days 4&5. Say goodbye to your piece of paradise at 8:00 am on Day 6 for your scenic one-hour return trip to the Barsukun dock by boat and 4x4 transportation back to Panama City. Get dropped off at the city center around 1:00 pm. End your trip with an airport drop-off on Day 7.

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Panama Highlights Air-Expedition Start / Finish: Panama City

INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Transfers Between Cities. Experiences: Panama City Tour, San Blas 4D. Accommodation: 3N Panama City Hostel, 3* or 4* Hotel & 3N San Blas Shared Cabin. Meals: 3B/3L/3D. Not Included: Entry Taxes (US$10).

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$1225 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Discover the history of the famous Panama Canal Experience paradise in the idyllic San Blas Islands Explore pristine nature & beaches in Bocas del Toro Experience all the highlights of Panama, from the cosmopolitan capital to the seaside paradises of the pristine San Blas Islands and Bocas del Toro. On Day 1 you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the city center to get settled in. On Day 2 see Panama City from an open top tour bus, beginning with the world-famous Panama Canal. Start Day 3 with an early morning pick-up and embark on an exciting ride through the jungle on 4x4 transport before hopping aboard a motorized canoe that will take you to a pristine Caribbean island owned by a local Kuna family. Enjoy a full free day in paradise on Day 4. Say goodbye to your piece of paradise at 8:00 am on Day 5 for your scenic ride back to Panama City, and be dropped off at the city center around 1:00 pm. Fly to Bocas del Toro on Day 6 and enjoy free time in this seaside paradise on Days 7-8 before flying back to Panama City on Day 9. End your trip with an airport drop-off on Day 10.

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INCLUSIONS Transport: Panama City Airport Transfers, Flights To/From Bocas del Toro. Experiences: Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus, San Blas Islands 3D/2N (Excluding Entrances). Accommodation: 7N in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels & 2N San Blas Shared Cabin. Meals: 2B/2L/2D.


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Traditional Havana - p.94

Welcome to paradise: fine sand, turquoise water, swaying palm trees, cliffs and waterfalls! Immerse yourself in true postcard sceneries and encounter a vibrant culture with welcoming, passionate people. Currencies:

Official Language(s):

Cuban Peso, Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC)

Spanish

Traditional Havana - p. 94

Varadero Beaches - p. 95

Enjoy an authentic experience, see the capital’s icons, and get a real feel for Cuban culture.

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Relax on stunning white-sand beaches, marvel at numerous caves, and enjoy water sports.

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Colonial Trinidad - p.95

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Vinales Valley - p. 94 Get a taste of the charming Cuban countryside in the beautiful tobacco-growing region of Vinales.

Colonial Trinidad - p. 95 Wander around this charming colonial town and take a salsa lesson with a local instructor.

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Varadero Beaches - p.95

AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE

Weather patterns are often unpredictable. Please check the weather before travelling as climate will vary by region and time of day.

Best time to go: With clear skies, December to May are the

Rainy Season: Light rains start in April, with heavy nicest months to travel. December to February the temperature downpours, storms and occasional hurricanes hitting later in will be cooler at night, with warm water all year round. the season, between July and November. bambaexperience.com

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3 &4

Havana Experience

FROM

$180 USD

Start / Finish: Havana

Days

Central America & The Caribbean

HIGHLIGHTS Stay with a local Cuban family in Havana Walk colourful city streets with a local guide Take a night tour to see the Cuban nightlife Enjoy an authentic Havana homestay experience and take day and night tours to see the city’s highlights and get a real feel for the Cuban culture. Start your trip with a Havana airport pick-up on Day 1. Meet your host family and get a taste for this lively city on your own. Take a full-day Havana walking tour on Day 2. Your guide, an expert in Cuban culture, will teach you about the local way of life, history, society, and the current realities and political situation. See the best of Havana’s highlights and meet locals along the way who will show you the real Cuba and their local lifestyles. In the evening, after a guided walk along the Malecon with street music and dancing, head indoors to one of the great Salsa clubs with Cuban guides as your chaperones. Spend one last night at your casa particular before your trip comes to an end on Day 3. 4D/3N: Add a day to your trip and take a local salsa dancing lesson.

3

Days

Vinales Escape

INCLUSIONS Transport: Havana Airport Pickup. Experiences: Havana Walking Tour, Havana by Night Tour (+Salsa Lesson for 4-Day Trip). Accommodation: 2 or 3 Nights Havana Casa Particular. Meals: 2B or 3B.

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$243 USD

Start / Finish: Havana

HIGHLIGHTS Learn about Cuban tobacco culture in Viñales Enjoy riding on an authentic horse and buggy Discover prehistoric cave paintings near town On this 3-day trip you will get a taste of rural Cuban culture at a home-stay and during tours in the beautiful tobacco growing region of Vinales. On Day 1, you will take a morning bus ride through the Cuban countryside to reach the town of Vinales in Cuba’s verdant tobacco-growing region. Get settled in with your host family and then take a fun half-day Finca Walk or Horse Ride to explore life on the tobacco farms surrounding Viñales. Enjoy the simplicity of life and breathe fresh country air as you meet friendly locals who welcome you with their generous smiles. On Day 2, you will go on a Horse and Buggy Ride to visit the Cueva del Indio & Prehistoric Wall Painting nearby. Take time for a relaxing beer while enjoying the wonderful surroundings. Take an optional boat ride through the cave to see its magnificent formations. Take a bus back to Havana on Day 3 where your trip will come to an end in the afternoon.

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Cuba Express Adventure

INCLUSIONS Transport: Roundtrip Buses Havana - Vinales. Experiences: Finca Visit & Tobacco Culture, Indian Cave & Prehistoric Wall Painting w/ English-Speaking Guides. Accommodation: 2N Vinales Casa Particular. Meals: 2B.

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$718 USD

Start / Finish: Havana

HIGHLIGHTS Explore Havana’s streets and salsa clubs Go on a fun half-day Finca walk in Vinales Take a Salsa lesson in colonial Trinidad See the best highlights of Cuba on this 8-day adventure to Havana, Vinales and Trinidad. Feel the local culture staying at casa particulares every night. Airport pick-up and transfer to your casa particular on Day 1. On Day 2 get to know parts of modern Havana rarely seen by tourists with your fun local guide on a Local Havana Walking Tour to learn about local life. On Days 3-4, hop on a bus to Vinales in the Cuban countryside and then take a fun half-day Finca Walk or Horseback Ride to see tobacco farms. On Days 5-6, transfer by bus to Trinidad, UNESCO World Heritage site, and take a salsa lesson with a local instructor. Then ride on horseback to Cubanito Natural Park, where you can swim at a waterfall. Return to Havana by bus on Day 7 where you will stay for one last night at a local family home, and go out to experience Havana by night with a local guide who will take you to great Salsa Bars and Music Clubs. Your trip ends on Day 8 with an airport drop-off.

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INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Buses Between Cities. Experiences: Havana Walking Tour, Finca Visit & Tobacco, Salsa Class, Cubanito NP & Waterfalls, Havana ‘By Night’. Accommodation: 7N Casas Particulares. Meals: 7B.


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Havana & Trinidad Experience Start / Finish: Havana

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$559 USD

Explore the best of Havana & Trinidad on this 6-day trip. Immerse yourself in the local culture staying at casa particulares every night and see beautiful nature. Get picked up at the Havana airport and transferred to your casa particular on Day 1. See the authentic side of Havana on a full-day Local Havana walking tour with a fun local guide on Day 2. Get to see the real Cuba, learn about the local culture, and discover parts of Havana rarely seen by tourists. Take a bus to the oneof-a-kind colonial town of Trinidad where you will be enchanted by the charming atmosphere on Day 3. Then, enjoy a Salsa lesson to learn the basic moves of this famous dance. Ride on horseback to Cubanito National Park to immerse yourself in beautiful nature. Hike along a scenic river, spot birds and flora along the way, and go swimming through a waterfall on Day 4. Then return to Havana by bus on Day 5, where you will party at the best clubs to the rhythms of salsa music by night. Get dropped off at the airport on Day 6 after checkout.

6

Days

Havana & Varadero Experience Start / Finish: Havana

INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Roundtrip Buses Havana - Trinidad. Experiences: Havana Walking Tour, Salsa Lesson, Cubanito NP & Waterfalls, Havana by Night Tour. Accommodation: 5N Casas Particulares. Meals: 5B.

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HIGHLIGHTS Discover Havana with a local by day and night Learn salsa & discover beautiful nature in Trinidad Sleep in local family homes during your trip

FROM

$399 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Experience the Cuban culture on local homestays Discover daily life in Havana with a local guide Soak up the sun in the beach resort of Varadero Immerse yourself in laid-back Havana and Varadero, where you will be intrigued by colourful Cuban culture and white-sand beaches. Start your trip with a Havana airport pick-up and transfer to your casa particular on Day 1. On Day 2, walk through the streets of Havana with a fun local guide who will show you the ins and outs of this unique economy and culture. Party by night at lively salsa clubs and bars where locals go. Enjoy some street music and dancing and then if you are up for it, head indoors to one of the great Salsa Bars and Music Clubs such as Casa de la Musica, Jazz Café and the famous after hours clubs in Vedado. On Day 3, take a bus to the tropical beach resort of Varadero where you will have free time to bask in the sun on glistening white sand or do optional water sports on Day 4. Return to Havana by bus on Day 5 where you will have one last night at a local family home. End your trip with a Havana airport drop-off on Day 6.

8 Days

Bailando Cuba Adventure

INCLUSIONS Transport: Havana Airport Transfers, Roundtrip Buses Havana Varadero. Experiences: Havana Walking Tour, Havana by Night Tour. Accommodation: 3N Casa Particular in Havana, 2N 2* Hotel in Varadero. Meals: 3B.

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$685 USD

Start / Finish: Havana

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HIGHLIGHTS Immerse yourself in Havana’s authentic culture Visit the colonial towns of Trinidad & Cienfuegos Relax in Varadero’s paradisiacal beaches See Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Varadero on this 8-day trip around Cuba and get to know the local culture on day tours and at casa particulares. On Day 1, get picked up at Havana airport upon arrival. On Day 2 take a Local Havana Walking tour with a fun local guide to learn the local way of life. On Day 3, take a bus to the time-forgotten colonial settlement of Trinidad where you will take a Salsa Lesson. Enjoy your time there with a horseback ride to Cubanito National Park where you can swim through a waterfall on Day 4. Take a bus through the Cuban countryside on Day 5 to the French founded city of Cienfuegos, known as Perla del Sur, and take a walking tour upon arrival. On Day 6 travel by bus to the white sand beaches of Varadero and get settled in. Enjoy a free day to relax or take part in optional activities on Day 7. On Day 8 take a transfer from Varadero to the Havana airport where your trip will come to an end.

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INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Buses Between Cities. Experiences: Havana & Cienfuegos Walking Tours, Salsa Class, Cubanito NP & Waterfalls. Accommodation: 5N Casas Particulares & 2N Varadero 2* Hotel. Meals: 5B.

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Amando Cuba Adventure Start / Finish: Havana

Days

FROM

$891 USD

Central America & The Caribbean

HIGHLIGHTS Discover culture in Havana & beaches in Varadero Relax in Cienfuegos, Cuba’s “Pearl of the South” Visit beautiful Trinidad & Santa Clara towns Travel to Cuba’s unparalleled beaches, UNESCO awarded towns, and get a feel for local life on city walking tours with fun local guides. On Day 1 get picked up at the airport and transferred to your casa particular. Get to know modern Havana with your fun local guide on a Local Havana Walking Tour on Day 2. On Day 3, take a bus to Cienfuegos, the Pearl of the South, and enjoy a walk around this elegant French-influenced city the next day. On Days 5-6, transfer by bus to Trinidad, UNESCO World Heritage site, take a salsa lesson, then go on a full day guided tour with horseback riding and swim through a waterfall. On Days 7-8, transfer to Santa Clara for a half-day walking tour. On Day 9 travel to the coastal town of Varadero and get settled in. Enjoy a free day to relax or take part in optional activities on Day 10. On Day 11, return to Havana by bus and go out to experience the nightlife with a local guide who will take you to great Salsa Bars and Music Clubs. On Day 12, your trip ends with a Havana airport drop-off.

14 Days

Cuba Magica Adventure

INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Bus Transfers. Experiences: Havana, Cienfuegos & Santa Clara Walking Tours, Salsa Class, Cubanito NP, Havana ‘By Night’. Accommodation: 9N Casas Particulares & 2N 2* Hotel. Meals: 9B.

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$1053 USD

Start / Finish: Havana

HIGHLIGHTS Discover Havana’s local culture with a guide Walk through Viñales & Santa Clara towns Enjoy picturesque Trinidad and Varadero Sample some of the best towns, authentic Cuban culture and beaches on this 14-day trip to Havana, Viñales, Trinidad, Santa Clara and Varadero. On Day 1, get picked up at Havana airport upon arrival. Get settled in to your casa particular and enjoy free time. On Day 2 take a Local Havana Walking tour with a fun local guide to learn about the local way of life. Take a bus through the Cuban countryside on Day 3 to Viñales where you will explore the tobacco farms on Day 4. Take a bus to the colonial town of Trinidad on Day 5 for a Salsa Lesson and ride on horseback to Cubanito National Park where you can swim through a waterfall on Day 6. Take a bus to Santa Clara on Day 7 and enjoy a half-day walking tour on Day 8. Relax in the Caribbean paradise of Varadero Beach on Days 9-11, a worldclass beach resort with heaps of optional water activities! Return to Havana by bus on Day 12 and enjoy your last free day and a fun Havana By Night Tour on Day 13. Get dropped off at the airport on Day 14.

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Cuba Deliciosa Adventure Start / Finish: Havana

INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Bus Transfers. Experiences: Havana & Santa Clara Walking Tours, Finca Visit, Salsa Class, Cubanito NP, Havana Night Out. Accommodation: 10N Casas Particulares & 3N 2* Hotel. Meals: 10B.

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$1393 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Discover superb beaches & colonial towns Visit Cuba’s first settlement, Baracoa See Che’s mausoleum in Santa Clara Loop around Cuba on this all-encompassing trip, immerse yourself in local cultures and take walking, dancing and horse riding tours through superb landscapes. Havana airport pick-up on Day 1. On Days 2-3, travel to Viñales to visit prehistoric wall paintings and tobacco farms. On Day 4, take an early bus to Cienfuegos and tour important sights by foot. On Days 5-6, transfer by bus to Trinidad and take an evening salsa lesson, then ride on horseback to Cubanito Park where you can swim at a waterfall. On Days 7-8, an early morning bus brings you to Santiago de Cuba for another salsa lesson and a full-day city walking tour. On Days 9-10, take a bus to Baracoa, learn about the history of Cuba’s first settlement, and enjoy a free day to explore the surroundings. On Days 11-12, return to Santiago with free time and take a night bus to Santa Clara. On Day 13, visit Che’s mausoleum on a walking tour, then return to Havana for a night-tour with a local guide on Day 14. Your trip ends on Day 15 with an airport drop-off.

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INCLUSIONS Transport: Airport Transfers, Buses Between Cities. Experiences: Vinales Tours, Walking Tours in 4 Cities, Salsa Classes, Cubanito NP, Havana by Night. Accommodation: 13N Casas Particulares & 1 Night Bus. Meals: 13B.


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Central America & The Caribbean

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

4 Days

Santo Domingo Explorer Start / Finish: Santo Domingo

FROM

$357 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Discover vibrant Santo Domingo Zip around on an electric vehicle Visit a cacao plantation & factory

4 Days

Punta Cana Experience Start / Finish: Santo Domingo

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$347 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Discover stunning ocean landscapes Sail, swim and snorkel in the ocean Party on a natural sandbar in the sea

7 Days

Dominican Republic Explorer Start / Finish: Santo Domingo

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$684 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Zip around on an electric vehicle Swim and snorkel in the Caribbean Discover Punta Cana on horseback

Discover incredible landscapes and dip into the Caribbean for a sailing and snorkelling experience.

Discover the incredible Dominican Republic, from vibrant Santo Domingo to pristine Punta Cana.

Start your trip in Santo Domingo with an airport pick-up on Day 1. Discover the city on Day 2 with an amazing 4D video of the capital’s history and by zipping around town on a 3-wheeled electric vehicle. Visit a cacao plantation and La Esmeralda Chocolate Factory on Day 3 to learn how chocolate is made, from sowing to harvest, and taste the delicious results. You’ll even get the chance to make your own chocolate! End your adventure on Day 4 with a Santo Domingo airport drop-off.

Start your trip with a Santo Domingo Airport pick-up and transfer to Punta Cana on Day 1. Board a catamaran on Day 2 for a sailing, swimming, and snorkelling experience. Stop at a sand bar to party in the Caribbean with an open bar and unlimited drinks! Enjoy a free day in paradise on Day 3 to relax on the beach, swim in turquoise waters, or explore Punta Cana’s incredible inland nature. Return to Santo Domingo on Day 4 and end your trip with an airport drop-off. We wish you safe travels!

Your adventure begins with a Santo Domingo airport pick-up on Day 1. Discover the city on Day 2 by zipping around town on an electric vehicle. Transfer to Punta Cana on Day 3 and board a catamaran on Day 4 for a swimming, snorkelling, and sandbar experience. Discover the other side of Punta Cana on Day 5 with a horseback riding adventure. Enjoy a free day in paradise on Day 6 before ending your trip on Day 7 with a return transfer to Santo Domingo and an airport drop-off.

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Transport: Santo Domingo Airport Pick-Up/ Drop-Off. Experiences: Santo Domingo Trikke Tour, Cacao Plantation & Chocolate Factory Tour. Accommodation: 3 Nights in a Santo Domingo Hostel. Meal: 1L.

Transport: Santo Domingo Airport Pick-Up/ Drop-Off, Roundtrip Transfers Santo Domingo - Punta Cana. Experience: Sailing & Snorkelling Catamaran Activity with Unlimited Open Bar. Accommodation: 3 Nights in a Punta Cana Hostel. Meals: None.

Transport: Santo Domingo Airport Pick-Up/ Drop-Off, Roundtrip Transfers Santo Domingo - Punta Cana. Experiences: Trikke Tour, Sailing & Snorkelling w/ Open Bar, Horseback Riding. Accommodation: 6 Nights in Hostels (2N Santo Domingo, 4N Punta Cana). Meals: None.

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Discover the enchanting hustle and bustle of the Dominican capital, from urban life to rural culture.

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PUERTO RICO Central America & The Caribbean

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4

Days

Puerto Rico Experience

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$341 USD

Start / Finish: San Juan

HIGHLIGHTS Discover charming Old San Juan on a walking tour See the unique ecosystem of El Yunque Rainforest Experience vibrant and friendly Puerto Rican culture

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7 Days

Puerto Rico Explorer

FROM

$690 USD

Start / Finish: San Juan

HIGHLIGHTS Walk around the charming streets of Old San Juan Discover the lush El Yunque Rainforest by foot Snorkel and surf on picture-perfect local beaches

Experience all the best that Puerto Rico has to offer, from vibrant and bustling San Juan to El Yunque Rainforest on this 4-day adventure.

Experience Puerto Rico’s highlights, visiting vibrant and bustling San Juan, the lush El Yunque Rainforest, and pristine beaches on this 7-day adventure.

Start your trip with a San Juan airport pick-up on Day 1. Discover the colourful buildings and charming streets of Old San Juan on a small-group walking tour on Day 2, with the special experience of having a local author as your guide. Experience the beauty of the city while learning about its history. Hike into the one-of-akind ecosystem of the El Yunque Rainforest on Day 3. The forest was named after the ancient Indian spirit Yuquiyu, who the locals believe once reigned over all of Puerto Rico, protecting the island and its people. Keep an eye out for El Yunque’s endangered animal species and rare orchids as you walk along groomed forest paths. Also pay a visit to the stunning La Coca waterfall, a picture-perfect natural wonder. Your adventure ends on Day 4 with a San Juan airport drop-off. We wish you safe travels!

Start your trip with a San Juan airport pick-up on Day 1. Discover the colourful buildings and charming streets of Old San Juan on a small-group walking tour on Day 2, with the special experience of having a local author as your guide. Experience the beauty of the city while learning about its history. Hike into the oneof-a-kind ecosystem of the El Yunque Rainforest on Day 3. Keep an eye out for endangered animal species and rare orchids as you walk along groomed forest paths. Also pay a visit to the stunning La Coca waterfall, a picture-perfect natural wonder. Head to Escambron Marine Park on Day 4 for a snorkelling day trip. Learn to surf from a professional on Day 5 at Isla Verde. Enjoy a free day to explore San Juan or lay on the beach on Day 6. Your adventure ends on Day 7 with a San Juan airport drop-off.

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Transport: San Juan Airport Pick-Up & Drop-Off, Transfers on Tours. Experiences: Old San Juan Walking Tour, El Yunque Rainforest Tour. Accommodation: 3 Nights in a San Juan Hostel. Meals: None.

Transport: San Juan Airport Pick-Up/Drop-Off. Experiences: Old San Juan Walking Tour, El Yunque Rainforest Explorer, Escambron Snorkelling, Surf Lesson. Accommodation: 6 Nights in a San Juan Hostel. Meals: None.

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JAMAICA Central America & The Caribbean

Montego Bay, Jamaica

4

Days

Montego Bay Jamaica Experience

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$399 USD

Start / Finish: Montego Bay

HIGHLIGHTS Discover Jamaican nature & culture Relax on the sand at Negril Beach Learn about Bob Marley’s history

7 Days

Montego Bay Jamaica Experience Start / Finish: Montego Bay

FROM

$599 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Listen to a live reggae band as the sun sets Visit Nine Miles, the birthplace of Bob Marley Admire the breathtaking Dunns River Falls Discover incredible nature and quintessential Jamaican culture on this trip full of beaches, waterfalls, rainforest and reggae.

Start your trip with a Montego Bay airport pick-up on Day 1. Enjoy a Negril Beach experience on Day 2. Take a scenic ride along the coastline to experience the beauty and tranquility of seven miles of uninterrupted white sand beach. Spend a few hours relaxing at the famous Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and participate in the wide array of optional watersports or just stroll up and down the beach at your leisure. Our next stop is Rick’s Café, where you can enjoy a live reggae band and a party atmosphere as you watch a spectacular sunset and daring cliff diving. On Day 3 visit a quaint little village called Nine Miles, the birthplace of Bob Marley, to learn about his childhood, musical career, and the meaning behind many of his most famous songs. End your adventure on Day 4 with a Montego Bay airport drop-off.

Start your trip with a Montego Bay airport pick-up on Day 1. Enjoy a Negril Beach experience on Day 2. Take a scenic ride along the coastline to experience the beauty and tranquility of seven miles of uninterrupted white sand beach. Our next stop is Rick’s Café, where you can enjoy a live reggae band as you watch the sunset. On Day 3 enjoy a full free day in paradise. On Day 4 visit a quaint little village called Nine Miles, the birthplace of Bob Marley. Drive along Jamaica’s scenic coastline to Ocho Rios on Day 5. Explore the town of “Ochi”, visit the rainforest of Fern Gully, visit the Shaw Park River Gardens, and a Local Craft Market. Top off the day with a visit to the world-famous Dunns River Falls. Enjoy a free day to relax or explore on Day 6 and end your adventure on Day 7 with a Montego Bay airport drop-off.

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INCLUSIONS

Transport: Montego Bay Airport Transfers, Transfers on Tours. Experiences: Negril Beach Experience, Nine Miles Bob Marley Tour. Accommodation: 3 Nights in a Montego Bay Hostel. Meals: None.

Transport: Montego Bay Airport Transfers, Transfers on Tours. Experiences: Negril Beach Experience, Nine Miles Bob Marley Tour, Dunns River Falls & Ocho Rios Highlights Tour. Accommodation: 6 Nights in a Montego Bay Hostel. Meals: None.

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Discover the highlights of Montego Bay with this quick trip through pristine Negril Beach and Nine Miles, the legendary birthplace of Bob Marley.

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HOP-ON HOP-OFF PASSES Flexible passes for independent travellers


Flexible passes for independent travellers Looking for an independent way to travel, with flexible schedules and no tour leader, just local guides for each included experience? Choose from our Hop-On Hop-Off Passes all around the world to travel independently up to 1 year and at your own pace along a chosen route.

Travel Your Way Travel to all the best spots at your own pace with no tour leader or schedule. Accommodation is not included in our passes, giving you flexibility to change your plans on the go and choose where you want to sleep with the help of our recommendations.

Flexibility of Daily Departures Travel to the next destination any time you wish, with daily departures for most transports and included experiences. With the flexible pass, make unlimited changes to your schedule on the go by contacting Bamba or using the online trip manager.

Hand-Picked Experiences Our passes include tons of amazing day trips and multi-day trips encompassing a wide variety of experiences so you can discover the best of every destination and get an authentic taste of the local culture.

Quality Transportation Travel between cities in safe, reliable, and comfortable buses. Depending on your route, you may also travel by private or shared vans, trains, boats or planes.

Dedicated Customer Service Our Happiness Team is here to help you save time and make the most of your trip. You can count on us whenever you need advice or have any questions!


7 Simple Steps CHOOSE AND BOOK

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Make the trip of your dreams a reality by booking one of our travel passes or creating a tailor-made route.

ONLINE TRIP PLANNING

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FLEXIBLE OR FIXED ITINERARY

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Log-in to your online trip manager to view our suggested itinerary and start planning your travel schedule.

Decide to plan your trip on-the-go for ultimate flexibility or opt for a fixed itinerary. Choose a type of travel: Flexible passes--up to 4 services booked in advance and the rest booked on the go. • Flexible schedule & unlimited date changes

REQUEST BOOKINGS

If you’re going flexible, start requesting your first experiences and transports 1-2 days before your trip. If you prefer fixed, book everything in advance.

Fixed passes--all services booked in advance to fit your itinerary in a specific time-frame. • Fixed schedule & limited date changes

RECEIVE CONFIRMATION

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Once availability is confirmed, receive your confirmation and departure details from the Bamba team via email or your online trip manager.

START TRIP & ENJOY LIFE

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Hit the road and keep booking experiences and transports as you go, staying as long as you want in each destination with the flexible pass.

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MAKE CHANGES ON THE GO

Change of plans? Continue to adjust your schedule on the go, right up until your last destination.


CENTRAL Central America

AMERICA

Climb an active volcano, kick back on a tropical Caribbean or Pacific beach, explore unparalleled Mayan archaeological sites and learn some Spanish slang from friendly locals in this popular ecotourism destination.

San Blas Islands Adventure 3D/2N Panama City, Panama

Cerro Negro Volcano Boarding

Underground Cenotes Experience

Leon, Nicaragua

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Maya Homestay Experience 2D/1N Panajachel, Guatemala

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6. Cenotes Underground Snorkel Merida, Mexico - p. 216

Walk through the jungle and explore a breathtaking underground cenote network in the Yucatan.

23. San Blas Islands Adventure 3D/2N - Panama City, Panama - p. 217

8. Maya Homestay Experience 2D/1N - Panajachel, Guatemala - p. 216

Snorkel in crystal-clear Caribbean waters and visit a colourful indigenous village.

Spend the night with a local Maya family and visit colourful indigenous villages by boat.

14. Cerro Negro Volcano Boarding Leon, Nicaragua - p. 216

13. Surfing Experience 2D/1N El Tunco, El Salvador - p. 216

Climb up Cerro Negro Volcano for breathtaking views before cruising down its ashy slopes.

Learn to ride the perfect wave at the worldrenowned surfing beach of El Tunco.

16. Canopy Zip-line Monteverde, Costa Rica - p. 217

Swing through the tree-tops on a thrilling zip-line tour and admire the beautiful Cloud Forest.

On this map the lines represent Bamba’s Central America network and the numbered dots represent the included experiences (see details on page 216 & 217). Select one of our routes covering the region’s highlights. You can also contact us to personalise your own unique journey!

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HOP-ON HOP-OFF PASSES Our self-guided Hop-on Hop-off passes include all transport and handpicked experiences along a set route of your choice. Accommodation is not included, giving you the freedom to choose your own and to travel at your own pace. Enjoy flexibility to make changes to your travel dates throughout your journey. All you have to do is tell us when you’re ready to move on to your next destination - our Happiness Team will take care of the rest!

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HOP-ON HOP-OFF INCLUDED EXPERIENCES 1. Mexico City - Hidden Teotihuacan & Dinner

2. Oaxaca - Hierve El Agua, Mitla & Tule Day Trip

3. Puerto Escondido - Learn to Surf

Climb the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, taste pulque at a factory that makes products from cactus, and dine with a Mexican family.

Visit the 2000-year-old Tule tree, walk among the ancient Zapotec ruins of Mitla, see a rug factory and marvel at Hierve el Agua’s stunning petrified waterfalls.

Take a 2-hour surfing lesson at a pristine beach before trying your luck at standing up and surfing the perfect Pacific wave in beautiful Puerto Escondido.

Included:

Included:

Included:

Local English-speaking guide, Public . transport, Entrance Fees, Dinner with local family.

Not Included:

Lunch, Drinks, Tips for guide.

Transportation, Bilingual. Guide, Visits.

Not Included:

Lunch & Entrance Fees: Tule, Mitla, Hierve el Agua.

Not Included:

Photos of the session, Tips, Personal expenses.

4. San Cristobal - Sumidero Canyon Experience

5. Palenque - Palenque Ruins, Agua Azul & Misol-Ha

6. Merida - Cenotes Underground Snorkel

Ride past majestic natural waterfalls and mystical caves in between the steep walls of the stunning Sumidero Canyon on a boat trip.

Swim in Agua Azul’s stunning limestone waterfalls, see Misol-Ha’s 40-meter cascade and explore the majestic, ancient Maya pyramids of Palenque.

Snorkel in the Yucatan’s unique and ethereal cenotes and immerse yourself in the local culture as you spend time in a traditional Mayan village.

Included:

Included:

Included:

Transportation, Boat Ride & Entrance Fee.

Not Included:

. English Speaking Guide, Lunch.

Transportation, Entrance . Fees.

Not Included:

English Speaking Guide, Lunch.

Local Transportation, English Speaking . Guide, Entrance Fees, Snorkel Gear.

Not Included:

Lunch, Tips for Guides, Personal Expenses.

8. Panajachel - Maya Homestay Experience 2D/1N

9. Antigua - Pacaya Volcano Trek

Stay the night with a Maya family and enjoy a boat tour of Lake Atitlan to visit colourful indigenous villages & discover their unique customs.

Trek up the steep slopes of the active Pacaya Volcano to walk on a lava-rock landscape above the clouds, with scenic views of the stunning volcanoes nearby.

Included:

Included:

Transportation, English .Speaking Guide, Entrance Fee.

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7. Merida / Cancun - Chichen Itza Day Trip Experience the pre-Hispanic ruins of Chichen Itza with an English-speaking guide and learn about the rich and fascinating history of this ancient Maya civilization. Included:

Not Included:

Shared basic accommodation at . local family home, Meals: 1B/1D, Maya communities lake tour.

Not Included:

Extra fees, Tips.

Transportation $3 USD, Gift for local family, English speaking guide.

Transportation, Local Guatemalan Guide . (Spanish only), Entrance Fee.

Not Included:

Lunch, Bottled Water, Tips, Personal Expenses, Optional Hiking Equipment Rental & Horseback ride.

12. Caye Caulker - Snorkel with Sharks and Rays Snorkel through mazes of pristine coral and get the unique opportunity to swim with nurse sharks and stingrays in crystalline waters.

Included:

Transportation, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fee. .

Not Included:

EL SALVADOR

Flashlight, Lunch, Tips, Personal Expenses.

Included:

Not Included:

Lunch, Tips, Personal Expenses, Optional Sunrise Tour Upgrade.

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11. Flores - Tikal Early Morning Day Tour Visit the hidden pyramids of ancient Tikal and learn about the region’s rich history, arriving early in the morning as the jungle comes alive.

Included:

Half day snorkel tour . with English speaking captain/guide, park fees, water, fruit, snorkel gear, boat ride.

Not Included:

Other Meals & Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips for guide.

13. El Tunco - Surfing Experience 2D/1N

14. Leon - Cerro Negro Volcano Boarding

15. Granada - Isletas Day Trip

Learn to ride the perfect wave at the renowned surfing beach of El Tunco and enjoy free time to practice your new surfing skills on your own.

Reach the summit of Cerro Negro Volcano by 4x4 for breathtaking views before going on a fun ash-boarding ride down the slopes.

Visit friendly local villages and see playful monkeys and other wildlife in the pristine islets of Lake Nicaragua on a relaxing boat trip with a local guide.

Included:

Included:

Included:

1-Night Dorm Accommodation, . 1-Hour Surfing Lesson (surf board included), Use of surf board after lesson (at your own risk).

Not Included: Meals & Drinks.

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10. Lanquin - Semuc Champey & Kanba Caves Tour Swim in the otherworldly limestone pools of Semuc Champey and climb through the mysterious Kanba caves, set deep in the lush jungle of Lanquin, Guatemala. Transportation & English. Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees.

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English speaking surf instructors, Transpor. tation from the school to the beach & back, Surfboard rental equipment for class.

English-Speaking.Guide, Transportation, Equipment (board, jumpsuit & goggles)

Not Included:

Entrance Fees ($6 USD), Meals & Drinks.

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Transportation, Boat Ride, . Entrance Fees, Local Community Visit, Local Guide.

Not Included: Meals & Drinks.


16. Monteverde - Canopy Zip-line

17. San Jose - Bites & Sights Experience

18. La Fortuna - Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs

Swing through the treetops on a zip-line tour along 14 different cables and catch an awesome view of the Pacific Ocean on a clear day.

Take a walking tour with a local guide through busy streets, bustling markets, and tranquil parks. Discover a side of San Jose that most tourists don’t get to see.

Take an easy hike around the base of the active Arenal Volcano, pass through the artisan town of Sarchi and soak in the thermal waters of the Baldi Hot Springs.

Included:

Included:

Included:

Not Included:

Not Included:

Not Included:

Transportation, English .Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees & Buffet Dinner.

English Speaking Local .Guide, Typical Food Samples.

Transportation, Zip-line Tour, En. glish speaking guide & Insurance.

Tips, Optional Massage.

Other Meals & Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips for guide.

Meals & Drinks, Optional Photos.

20. San Jose - Tortuguero National Park 2D/1N

21. Boquete - Hidden Waterfalls Hike

Discover the “Amazon of Costa Rica,” brimming with abundant flora and fauna on a short expedition to the pristine rainforests of Tortuguero National Park.

Take an easy hike, cross a suspension bridge and discover Bajo Mono’s hidden waterfalls, tucked away in the Cloud Forest’s dense vegetation.

Included:

Transportation, Small Brunch, Fruit & Juice, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fee to National Park. .

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19. Manuel Antonio - National Park Day Trip Hike in lush rainforest and mangrove swamps and explore this national park’s pristine coast with stunning white-sand beaches.

Included:

Land & Boat Transport from/to San Jose, . 1 Night Eco-Lodge, Meals 2B/2L/1D, Boat & Walking Tours, Bilingual Guide.

Not Included:

Other food & drinks, Personal expenses, Tips.

22. Panama City - Panama City Hop On/Hop Off Tour

23. Panama City - San Blas Islands 3D/2N

Enjoy a hop on hop off bus tour in Panama City and see the most important tourist attractions such as the world famous Panama Canal.

Snorkel in crystal clear Caribbean waters around your host island and get the chance to visit a Kuna Yala indigenous village in the San Blas archipelago.

Included:

Tour on double-deck bus, Audio Guides in English (other languages available). .

Included:

Transfer to departure point, Personal expenses, Travel insurance.

Not Included:

Not Included:

Professional Guide, . Entrance Fee, Safety Equipment, Transportation. Meals & Drinks, Personal Expenses, Swimsuit, Sunscreen.

Entrance Fee to Tortuguero National Park ($15 USD), Optional Tours, Tips.

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Included:

Not Included:

Not Included:

*This activity is included in Costa Rica ONLY passes

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Each pass includes a selection of experiences hand-picked by travel lovers like you!

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4x4 Transport, Boat to/from Islands, 2 . Nights Shared Cabin, Meals 2B/2L/2D. Entry Taxes: San Blas Islands & Port Fee ($10 usd), Kuna Yala Village ($20 usd), Upgrades, Drinks & snacks, Snorkel Gear.

*These activities are subject to change without prior notice. Please confirm online at www.bambaexperience.com

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Relax in paradise as the sun goes down over the horizon at the San Blas Islands.

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Lolita Ways Mexico City

FR $619

USD

Cancun / Recommended Time: 16 Days

Benefits Hop-on and Hop-off whenever you want for as long as you want Safe, reliable, and comfortable transportation

Central America

Unmissable & unforgettable included experiences Daily departures for almost every transport & experience Freedom to change your schedule before your trip & on the go User-friendly online trip manager to adjust your schedule

Experience authentic Mexican culture, history and nature as you explore the ancient pre-hispanic archaeological sites of Teotihuacan, Palenque and Chichen Itza. Marvel at the natural wonders of Hierve el Agua, Sumidero Canyon, Agua Azul, the Misol-Ha waterfalls and otherworldly cenotes. Learn to surf in Puerto Escondido and relax on white-sand Caribbean beaches.

Flexibility with Daily Departures Day Tour / Multi Day Tour Included Services

Boat

Bus / Shuttle Type

Daily Departure Times

Mexico City 12:45

Hidden Teotihuacan & Dinner - Day Tour Mexico City to Oaxaca - Bus

Every hour from 07:00-23:45

Oaxaca 09:45

Hierve El Agua, Mitla & Tule Day Trip - Day Tour Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido - Bus

09:30, 21:30, 23:00

Puerto Escondido Learn to Surf - Day Tour

09:00, 15:30

Puerto Escondido to San Cristobal - Bus

18:30, 21:30

San Cristobal Sumidero Canyon Experience - Day Tour

09:00

Palenque Ruins, Agua Azul & Misol-Ha Waterfalls & Transfer to Palenque - Day Tour

05:00

Palenque Palenque to Merida - Bus

Merida

Trip Highlights Mexican Archaeological Sites

HOP-ON HOP-OFF

Travel back in time at Mexico’s enchanting archaeological sites of Teotihuacan, Palenque and Chichen Itza, steeped in ancient history and culture.

Enchanting & Sacred Cenotes

Swim and snorkel in crystalline cenotes, the Yucatan’s famous natural fresh-water filled caves. These amazing formations were sacred to the ancient Mayans.

08:00, 16:15, 21:00, 23:15

Picturesque Colonial Towns

Walk along picturesque cobblestone streets and taste freshly-made ice-cream in the colourful colonial plazas of Oaxaca, San Cristobal and Merida.

Cenotes Underground Snorkel - Day Tour

08:45

Chichen Itza Day Trip and Transfer to Tulum - Day Tour

08:00

Tulum Tulum to Playa del Carmen - Bus

Around every hour all day

Playa del Carmen Playa del Carmen to Cancun - Bus

Every 15 minutes all day

Cancun *Note: Departure times are subject to change during the year. Please reconfirm with us.

Included Experiences in Passes: 1. Hidden Teotihuacan & Dinner - 2. Hierve El Agua, Mitla & Tule Day Trip - 3. Learn to Surf - 4. Sumidero Canyon Experience - 5. Palenque Ruins, Agua Azul & Misol-Ha - 6. Cenotes Underground Snorkel - 7. Chichen Itza Day Trip (see pages 216 for more details)

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Mexico Travel from bustling Mexico City to Cancun’s Caribbean beaches to immerse yourself in incredible Mexican culture, picturesque colonial towns, ancient archaeological sites, and pristine nature. Lolita Express Ways

FR $499

Lolita Ways

FR $619

Orale Bamba Express Ways

FR $454

Orale Bamba Ways

FR $534

USD

Cancun / Recommended Time: 11 - 13 Days Included Experiences: 1, 2, 5, 7 Mexico City

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Cancun / Recommended Time: 15 - 17 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 7 Mexico City

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Cancun / Recommended Time: 11 - 13 Days Included Experiences: 1, 2, 5, 7 Mexico City

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Cancun / Recommended Time: 15 - 17 Days Included Experiences: 1, 2, 4 - 7 Mexico City

Highlights 1. Hidden Teotihuacan & Dinner

Experience an unforgettable day trip to see ancient pyramids and have dinner with a local family in a quaint Mexican town.

5. Palenque Ruins, Agua Azul & Misol-Ha

6. Cenotes Underground Snorkel

Swim and snorkel in mysterious underground caves filled with crystalline water, considered sacred by the native Maya culture.

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Spend a day immersed in nature at the stunning Agua Azul and Misol Ha waterfalls, then explore Palenque Ruins on your own.

Note: Our passes offer a range of experiences depending on your schedule and budget. Choose an ‘Express’ pass with a few experiences and add activities on the go or an all-encompassing pass with lots of experiences to get the best value for money!

Included Experiences in Passes: 1. Hidden Teotihuacan & Dinner - 2. Hierve El Agua, Mitla & Tule Day Trip - 3. Learn to Surf - 4. Sumidero Canyon Experience - 5. Palenque Ruins, Agua Azul & Misol-Ha - 6. Cenotes Underground Snorkel - 7. Chichen Itza Day Trip (see page 216 for more details)

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Central America Tikal, Guatemala

Mexico, Guatemala & Belize

Cielito Lindo Express Ways

Mexico, Guatemala & Belize

FR $944

USD

Cancun Recommended Time: 20 - 22 Days Included Experiences: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9 - 11

Cielito Lindo Ways

FR $1134

USD

Cancun Recommended Time: 22 - 24 Days Included Experiences: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 - 12

Conchita Ways

Cancun

Cancun Recommended Time: 24 - 26 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 5, 7 - 12

Mexico City

FR $629

USD

FR $754

USD

FR $759

USD

FR $1049

USD

Antigua

Recommended Time: 12 - 14 Days Included Experiences: 7, 9, 10 & 11

Mexico City

Tamal Ways

Conchita Express Ways Cancun

Mexico City

Antigua

Recommended Time: 16 - 18 Days Included Experiences: 7 - 12 FR $1039

USD

Quick Mayan Ruins Ways

Cancun

Antigua

Recommended Time: 14 - 16 Days Included Experiences: 5 - 7, 11, 12

Mayan Ruins Ways Cancun or Antigua

Where you started Recommended Time: 23 - 25 Days Included Experiences: 4 - 12

HOP-ON HOP-OFF Included Experiences in Passes: 1. Hidden Teotihuacan & Dinner - 2. Hierve El Agua, Mitla & Tule Day Trip - 3. Learn to Surf - 4. Sumidero Canyon Experience - 5. Palenque Ruins, Agua Azul & Misol-Ha - 6. Cenotes Underground Snorkel - 7. Chichen Itza Day Trip - 8. Maya Homestay Experience 2D/1N - 9. Pacaya Volcano Trek - 10. Semuc Champey & Kanba Caves Tour - 11. Tikal Early Morning Day Tour - 12. Snorkel with Sharks and Rays (see page 216 for more details)

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Flexi Passes

Monteverde, Costa Rica

Central America

Central America

Costa Rica Get a taste for the naturally beautiful and ecologically preserved paradise found in Costa Rica on a Flexi Pass that allows you to create your own itinerary and explore the country as you please, spending as much time in each destination as you wish. Start where you want and go where you want whenever you decide. Choose a pass with 4, 5, 6 or 7 included transfers in shared shuttle vans and 1 free activity. Add extra activities along the way if you wish, it’s all up to you! Do Costa Rica your way!

1 Free Activity

Monteverde - Canopy Zip-line .

All Passes Include: Hostel to Hostel Mini-van Shuttle Transfers (the number of transfers corresponds to the number of the flexipass) 1 Free Activity (Canopy Zip-line in Monteverde) English Speaking assistance via e-mail or via phone Unlimited changes to your itinerary (48 hours prior to next departure) Recommendations on things to do and places to stay at in each destination

Swing through the tree-tops on a zip-line tour along 14 different cables and catch an awesome view of the Pacific Ocean on a clear day. Included:

Transportation, Zip-line Tour, Insurance & English speaking Guide.

Not Included:

Lunch, Tips, Personal Expenses.

Note: Travels between the Caribbean and the Pacific coasts require the use of 2 transfers and a mandatory connection in San Jose, Monteverde or La Fortuna. As restrictions may apply, please contact us for more details on the available routes. *Other destinations available, check with us for more details

Flexipass (5 Shuttles)

Flexipass (6 Shuttles)

Flexipass (7 Shuttles)

Recommended 1: 1. San Jose - Manuel Antonio 2. Manuel Antonio - Monteverde 3. Monteverde - La Fortuna 4. La Fortuna - San Jose

Recommended 1: 1. San Jose – Manuel Antonio 2. Manuel Antonio - Tamarindo 3. Tamarindo - Monteverde 4. Monteverde - La Fortuna 5. La Fortuna - San Jose

Recommended 1: 1. San Jose - Manuel Antonio 2. Manuel Antonio - Tamarindo 3. Tamarindo - Monteverde 4. Monteverde - La Fortuna 5. La Fortuna - Puerto Viejo 6. Puerto Viejo - San Jose

Recommended 1: 1. San Jose - Manuel Antonio 2. Manuel Antonio - Tamarindo 3. Tamarindo - Monteverde 4. Monteverde - La Fortuna 5. La Fortuna - Siquirres 6. Siquirres - Puerto Viejo 7. Puerto Viejo - San Jose

FR $341

USD

Recommended 2: 1. San Jose - Monteverde 2. Monteverde - La Fortuna 3. La Fortuna - Puerto Viejo 4. Puerto Viejo - San Jose

FR $409

USD

Recommended 2: 1. San Jose - Tamarindo 2. Tamarindo - Monteverde 3. Monteverde - La Fortuna 4. La Fortuna - Puerto Viejo 5. Puerto Viejo - San Jose

FR $478

USD

FR $546

USD

You can choose from the above popular itineraries or create your own itinerary! bambaexperience.com

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Flexipass (4 Shuttles)

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Central America Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia

Avocado Ways

Central America

FR $844

USD

Panama City / Recommended Time: 9 - 11 Days Included Experiences: 17, 22 & 23 FR $1509

Caribbean & Pacific Ways

FR $1444

USD

Panama City / Recommended Time: 18 - 20 Days Included Experiences: 16 - 18, 20 - 23

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Panama City / Recommended Time: 18 - 20 Days Included Experiences: 16 - 19, 21 - 23

Papito Ways

FR $2134

Vida Loca Ways

FR $2844

Guacamole Ways

FR $2939

USD

USD

San Jose / Recommended Time: 39 - 41 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 7, 9 - 17

Mexico City

FR$964

USD

Panama City / Recommended Time: 10 - 12 Days Included Experiences: 21 - 23 FR$1169

USD

Panama City / Recommended Time: 49 - 51 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 7, 9 - 12, 14 - 17, 22, 23

Panama City

Bogota / Recommended Time: 11 - 13 Days Included Experiences: 22, 23 (+ S.A. Experiences: 26, 29 & 30)

FR $2034

Mexico City

San Jose

Cafetero Ways

Ahuevos Bamba Ways

USD

San Jose / Recommended Time: 41 - 43 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 7, 9 - 12, 14 - 17

San Jose

Panama City

FR $1674

Mexico City

Surf & Selva Ways

Full Panama Ways

Ahuevos Bamba Express Ways

San Jose / Recommended Time: 34 - 36 Days Included Experiences: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16

San Jose

Mexico City

USD

Mexico City

USD

Panama City / Recommended Time: 47 - 49 Days

Included Experiences: 1 - 7, 9 - 17, 22, 23

HOP-ON HOP-OFF Included Experiences in Passes: 1. Hidden Teotihuacan & Dinner - 2. Hierve El Agua, Mitla & Tule Day Trip - 3. Learn to Surf - 4. Sumidero Canyon Experience - 5. Palenque Ruins, Agua Azul & Misol-Ha - 6. Cenotes Underground Snorkel - 7. Chichen Itza Day Trip - 9. Pacaya Volcano Trek - 10. Semuc Champey & Kanba Caves Tour - 11. Tikal Early Morning Day Tour - 12. Snorkel with Sharks and Rays - 13. Surfing Experience 2D/1N - 14. Cerro Negro Volcano Boarding 15. Isletas Day Trip - 16. Canopy Zip-line - 17. Bites & Sights Experience - 18. Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs - 19. National Park Day Trip 20. Tortuguero National Park 2D/1N - 21. Hidden Waterfalls Hike - 22. Panama City Hop On/Hop Off Tour - 23. San Blas Islands 3D/2N. South America Included Experiences: 26. Bike City Day Trip - 29. Pablo Escobar Encounter - 30. Coffee Experience 2D/1N (see pages 216 - 217 & 207 for more details)

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Teotihuacan Ruins, Mexico

Central America

Central America

Veronica Express Ways

FR $1399

Veronica Ways

FR $1779

Luciernaga Ways

FR $1494

Limonada Ways

FR $2364

Sofia Ways

FR $2289

USD

San Jose / Recommended Time: 26 - 28 Days Included Experiences: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9 - 11, 14

USD

San Jose / Recommended Time: 32 - 34 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 7, 9 - 15, 17

USD

Granizada Ways

FR $1264

USD

Bamba Pura Vida Express Ways

FR $1339

USD

Bamba Pura Vida Ways

FR $1519

USD

Taquito Ways

FR $1849

USD

San Jose / Recommended Time: 20 - 22 Days Included Experiences: 7, 9 - 15, 17 Cancun

USD

San Jose / Recommended Time: 29 - 31 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 5, 8, 9, 13 - 17, 22, 23

San Jose / Recommended Time: 27 - 29 Days Included Experiences: 7, 9 - 11, 14, 16

Mexico City

Cancun

USD

Panama City / Recommended Time: 37 - 39 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 7, 9 - 15, 17, 22, 23

San Jose / Recommended Time: 31 - 33 Days Included Experiences: 7, 9 - 11, 12, 14 - 17

Mexico City

Panama City / Recommended Time: 37 - 39 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 5, 8, 9, 13 - 17, 22, 23

FR $1009

Cancun

Mexico City

Mexico City

Granizada Express Ways

San Jose / Recommended Time: 17 - 19 Days Included Experiences: 7, 9 - 11, 14

Mexico City

Cancun

USD

Panama City / Recommended Time: 24 - 26 Days Included Experiences: 7, 9 - 11, 12 - 15, 17, 22, 23 Cancun

adventure trips HOP-ON HOP-OFF

Included Experiences in Passes: 1. Hidden Teotihuacan & Dinner - 2. Hierve El Agua, Mitla & Tule Day Trip - 3. Learn to Surf - 4. Sumidero Canyon Experience - 5. Palenque Ruins, Agua Azul & Misol-Ha - 6. Cenotes Underground Snorkel - 7. Chichen Itza Day Trip - 8. Maya Homestay Experience 2D/1N - 9. Pacaya Volcano Trek 10. Semuc Champey & Kanba Caves Tour - 11. Tikal Early Morning Day Tour - 12. Snorkel with Sharks and Rays - 13. Surfing Experience 2D/1N - 14. Cerro Negro Volcano Boarding - 15. Isletas Day Trip - 16. Canopy Zip-line - 17. Bites & Sights Experience - 22. Panama City Hop On/ Hop Off Tour - 23. San Blas Islands 3D/2N.

(see pages 216 & 217 for more details)

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TERMS & CONDITIONS TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By booking a trip, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. By making a booking with the Company or its Agents, you accept on behalf of yourself and all those named on the booking. The latest terms and conditions may be found on the Company website http://www.bambaexperience. com/Terms-and-Conditions-c4i0.html FULL PAYMENT: The Company must confirm acceptance of the Client’s booking in writing. Please refer to the confirmation invoice and/or confirmation email for details regarding full payment. Full payment of the tour price is due 60 days before the departure date of the first service booked. If full payment is not received by the due date, then rates and tour space cannot be guaranteed. If a booking is made 60 days or less before the departure date of the first service booked then the full amount is payable at the time the booking is confirmed. If this balance is not paid at the time the booking is confirmed, the Company reserves the right to treat the Client’s booking as cancelled.

3. Machu Picchu by Train Tours Cancellation by Client 30+ days prior to trek departure - Full Refund Between 3 and 29 days prior to trip departure - Charged 80% of total booking price Between 0 and 2 days - No Refund Date Change 30+ days prior to trip departure - No Fees Between 3 and 29 days prior to trip departure - Charged $75 USD Between 0 and 2 days - Date changes cannot be made

CLIENT DETAILS: In order for the Company to confirm and guarantee the Client’s travel arrangements the Client must provide all Client Details with their full payment. If the Client does not provide all details 60 days or more before departure, an Administrative Fee will be charged to the Client. In the event where client details have not been received by the Company 30 days prior to the Client’s trip departure, the Company reserves the right to treat the file as cancelled and full cancellation fees will apply. Client Details required will vary tour by tour, and will be advised during the booking process.

CANCELLATION OF A TOUR BY THE COMPANY: The Company reserves the right to cancel any trip for any reason, but will not cancel a tour less than 60 days before departure except for Force Majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside the Company’s control (excluding Expedition Trips – refer to Expedition Ticket/Conditions of Carriage). When a tour is cancelled by the Company before the agreed date of departure for any reason other than the fault of the Client, the Client can either: take a substitute tour of equivalent or superior quality if the Company is able and willing to offer such a substitute; or take a substitute tour of lower quality if the Company is able and willing to offer one and to recover from the Company the difference in price between the price of the tour originally purchased and that of the substitute tour; or have a full refund of all monies paid under the contract as soon as possible.

CREDIT CARD CHARGES: The Company is not responsible for any charges applied to credit card transactions and will not refund or return any fees charged by third parties and incurred during the transaction of the tour cost.

UNUSED SERVICES: There will be no discounts or monies refunded for missed or unused services, this includes voluntary or involuntary termination/departure from tour, i.e. sickness, death of a family member etc, late arrival on the tour, or premature departure either voluntarily or involuntarily.

CHANGES OF A TOUR BY THE CLIENT: Any transfers or changes to any bookings are subject to availability, subject to approval by Bamba Experience Inc. and can only be made more than 60 days before the departure date. (Inca Trail & Peru Treks & Galapagos Trips are not-transferrable and non-refundable). Any transfers or changes may incur extra costs and additional fees. Inca Trail and Galapagos Island trips are non refundable, non transferrable and the departure date is not flexible.

VALIDITY: The prices in this website and brochure are based on rates and costs in effect at the time of posting to the website or printing the brochure. The Company reserves the right to alter prices at any time prior to tour been paid in full. All dates, itineraries and prices are indicative only.

CHANGES OF A TOUR BY THE COMPANY: Changes made by Bamba Experience Inc.: Bamba Experience Inc. reserves the right to change any of the facilities, services or prices described in the brochure before a booking is made. If such a change is made, the Client will be told at the time of booking or when the change occurs. If Bamba Experience Inc. makes a major change we will inform the Client as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before departure. If the major change is due to force majeure or unforeseen circumstances no compensation is payable. CANCELLATION OF A TOUR BY THE CLIENT: Any cancellation by a Client must be made in writing and be acknowledged by the Company in writing. The date on which the request to cancel is received by the Company or its Agents will determine the cancellation fees applicable.

GENERAL CANCELLATIONS BY TRIP CATEGORY (FOR MACHU PICCHU TOURS/TREKS SEE SEPARATE SECTION BELOW) Cancellation by Client – Hop-On Hop-Off Passes: Cancellation prior to requesting any tour or transport - Charged 30% of total booking price or refunded 100% of total booking price in Bamba travel credit Cancellation after having requested 1 or more tour or transport - No Refund Cancellation by Client – Day Trips (except Machu Picchu): 7+ days prior to trip departure - Full Refund Between 3 and 6 days prior to trip departure - Charged 50% of total booking price Between 0 and 2 days prior to trip departure - No Refund Cancellation by Client – General Adventure Trips*: 90+ days prior to trip departure - Full Refund Between 30 and 89 days prior to trip departure - Charged 50% of total booking price Between 0 and 29 days prior to trip departure - No Refund *If a tour falls into one of the categories below, the terms for that category override the Gen eral Adventure Trips terms. Cancellation by Client – Independent, Self-Guided Trips & Tailor-Made Trips: 365+ days prior to trip departure - Charged 30% of total booking price Between 90 and 364 days prior to trip departure - Charged 70% of total booking price Between 0 and 89 days prior to trip departure - No Refund Cancellation by Client – Galapagos Trips & Voluntour Trips: 30+ days prior to trip departure - Charged 50% of total booking price Between 0 and 29 days prior to trip departure - No Refund Cancellation by Client – Air-Expeditions: 365+ days prior to trip departure - Charged 50% of total booking price Between 90 and 364 days prior to trip departure - Charged 70% of total booking price Between 0 and 89 days prior to trip departure - No Refund Cancellation by Client – Brazil Carnival Tours: 120+ days prior to trip departure - Charged 25% of total booking price Between 61 and 119 days prior to trip departure - Charged 50% of total booking price Between 0 and 60 days prior to trip departure - No Refund

SPECIFIC CANCELLATIONS & CHANGES FOR MACHU PICCHU TOURS/TREKS 1. Inca Trail Treks to Machu Picchu Cancellation by Client 30+ days prior to trek departure - Charged 50% of total booking price Between 0 and 29 days prior to trek departure - No Refund Date Change (subject to availability of permits) 30+ days prior to trek departure - Charged $180 USD Between 7 and 29 days prior to trek departure - Charged $200 USD Between 0 and 6 days - Date changes cannot be made Switch to Another Machu Picchu Trek 30+ days prior to trek departure - Charged or compensated price difference PLUS a fee of $180 USD Between 7 and 29 days prior to trek departure - Charged or compensated price difference PLUS a fee of $200 USD Between 0 and 6 days prior to trek departure - No switch possible (20% discount on booking another trek) 2. Other Treks to Machu Picchu (Salkantay, Lares, Inca Jungle, Inca Quarry, Sacred Valley, Choquequirao) Cancellation by Client 30+ days prior to trek departure - Full Refund Between 7 and 29 days prior to trek departure - Charged 50% of total booking price Between 0 and 6 days prior to trek departure - No Refund Date Change 30+ days prior to trek departure - No Fees Between 3 and 29 days prior to trek departure - Charged $70 USD Between 0 and 2 days - Date changes cannot be made (20% discount on booking another trek) Switch to Another Machu Picchu Trek 30+ days prior to trek departure - No Fees Between 3 and 29 days prior to trek departure - Charged or compensated price difference PLUS a fee of $50 USD Between 0 and 2 days prior to trek departure - No switch possible (20% discount on booking another trek)

FLEXIBILITY: Bamba Experience Inc. may alter its timetable(s), inclusive of those impacted by other Operators’ products and relating to all services provided for in this ticket without notice. The Client appreciates and acknowledges that the nature of this type of travel requires considerable flexibility and should allow for alternatives. The itinerary provided for each trip is merely representative of the types of activities contemplated, and Bamba Experience Inc. is under no contractual obligation to strictly follow it. It is understood that the route, schedules, itineraries, amenities and mode of transport may be subject to alteration without prior notice due to local circumstances or events. For Bamba Experience Inc. Hop on Hop off Flexible passes, the nature of these trips the flexibility will be limited to the availability of the service and the Company will do its best to assure this flexibility. All reservations shall be made with at least 48 hours prior to departure. All passes include a set one way route that include certain destinations, transportation between them, and included activities in different destinations as specified in the pass. All passengers must follow that set route and it can not be modified or exchanged. All routes are final and clients are not allowed to backtrack or use a route, or activity twice. ACCEPTANCE OF RISK: The Client acknowledges that the nature of the tour is adventurous and may involve a significant amount of personal risk. The Client hereby assumes all such risk and does hereby release the Company from all claims and causes of action arising from any damages or injuries or death resulting from these inherent risks. Prior to tour commencement, the Client may be asked to sign an official release of liability form which can be found at http://www.bambaexperience.com/ReleaseForm-c156i0.html GUARANTEED DEPARTURES: The Company guarantees selected departures at their discretion and shall become guaranteed once there is the designated minimum required number of clients confirmed upon it. This guarantee of departure is still subject to force majeure situations, and the Company reserves the right to remove the guaranteed designation at anytime and will not be held accountable for any costs resulting to the client for this action due to circumstances beyond reasonable control. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: The Client must be in possession of a valid passport required for entry, departure and travel through each destination point along the itinerary of the tour, (passport must be valid 6 months past the return date), all visas, permits and certificates including vaccination certificates and insurance policies required for the whole of the journey. The Client accepts full responsibility for obtaining all such documents, visas and permits prior to the start of the tour, and is solely responsible for any adverse consequences resulting from missing or defective documentation. FACTORS OUTSIDE THE COMPANY’S CONTROL: The Company shall not be liable in any way to the Client for death, bodily injury, illness, damage, delay or other loss or detriment to person or property, or financial costs both direct and indirect incurred, or for the Company’s failure to commence, perform and/ or complete any duty owed to the Client if such death, delay, bodily or emotional injury, illness, damage/loss/detriment to person or property is caused by Act of God, war, mechanical breakdowns, terrorist activities, civil commotions, labor difficulties, interference by authorities, political disturbance, riot, insurrection and government restraint, fire, extreme weather or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Company the consequences of which could not have been foreseen or avoided even if all due care had been exercised. INSURANCE: It is mandatory that all Clients obtain travel insurance with a minimum medical coverage of US$75,000 while travelling with the Company and this insurance must cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and evacuation expenses. Clients must be able to provide proof of Insurance purchase. The Company shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects. CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY: The Client acknowledges she or he will be visiting places where the political, cultural and geographical attributes present certain risks, dangers and challenges greater than those present in her or his daily life. By booking with the Company, the Client acknowledges she or he has considered the potential risks, dangers and challenges, and expressly assumes the risks. The Client is solely responsible for researching customs, weather conditions, physical challenges and laws in effect at each stop along the itinerary, and is encouraged to locate/make contact with her or his local embassy/consulate in each destination prior to departure. CLAIMS AND COMPLAINTS: If a Client has a complaint against the Company, the Client must first inform the tour leader at the earliest opportunity to allow the grievance to be rectified. If satisfaction is not reached, the Client must contact the Company representative or local Office Manager whilst on tour in order that the Company is provided the opportunity to rectify the matter. Failure to indicate dissatisfaction whilst on tour will reduce or extinguish the Client’s ability to claim compensation from the Company. If satisfaction is still not reached through these means while the Client remains on the tour, any further complaint must be put in writing to the Company within 30 days of the tour’s end. The Company will not accept any liability for claims received after this period. PRIVACY POLICY: Bamba Experience Inc. will provide your personal information, as well as any personal information you provide in relation to the persons whose travel arrangements have been requested by you, to suppliers and carriers to enable the operation of the arrangements. IMAGES, VIDEOS AND MARKETING: The Client agrees that during the tour images, photos or videos may be taken by other travellers and/or the Company Staff that may contain the Client. The Client agrees that these images may be reproduced by the Company and the Client grants perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to reproduce such images, photos or video in any medium for promotion and publicity purposes.

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