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Best of Central America

Prices From: A$2599.00
Tour Code: CRBO
Tour Duration: 32
Countries Visited: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua


Overview

From ancient ruins to active volcanoes, get off the beaten track and discover extraordinary Central America—on a shoestring. Make sure your passport has space because this exciting 32-day trip hits most of Central America as it covers tropical rainforests, volcanoes, colonial cities and all the breathtaking scenery in between. Explore indigenous Mayan villages and soak in the region's incredible culture. Our CEOs will ensure your accommodation and transportation are covered—so you can choose the activities and sights that interest you—the adventure is yours to choose!


Tour Map


Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 San José - Arrive at any time.
  • Day 2-3 La Fortuna/Arenal - Options abound—soak in Arenal's hot springs or try some adrenaline sports like whitewater rafting or waterfall rappelling.
  • Day 4-5 Monteverde - Visit a cloud forest reserve, fly through the jungle canopy via a zipline or tour a coffee plantation.
  • Day 6-7 Ometepe (1B,2D) - Get to know our local friends during a 2-night homestay experience. Try the cuisine, test your language skills, head off to climb one of two volcanoes or visit a local swimming hole.
  • Day 8-9 Granada (1B) - See Granada with an orientation walk. Visit the active Masaya Volcano or kayak the isletas in Lake Nicaragua.
  • Day 10-11 Poneloya - Enjoy a couple of days of relaxation on a remote beach. Surfing, swimming and relaxing on the sand awaits. Opt to hike Cerro Negro or check out the city of León.
  • Day 12 Suchitoto - After a long day of travel via bus, boat and van, arrive to the colonial town of Suchitoto. Don't forget to eat the delicious pupusas, a local Salvadorian speciality.
  • Day 13-14 Concepción de Ataco - Explore the "Ruta de las Flores" area with its quaint Salvadorian towns and many artisans. Day hikes, a coffee tour and shopping are some of many options for your time here.
  • Day 15-18 Copán/Antigua - Visit the Mayan ruins of Copán or visit local hot springs. Explore the colonial city of Antigua on an orientation walk. Relax with a massage, visit a macadamia nut farm or soak up the culture in one of many cafés.
  • Day 19-20 Chichcastenango/Panajachel/Lake Atitlán (1D) - Visit the famous market of Chichicastenango en route to Lake Atitlán, where you embark on a boat ride across the lake. Test out your local language skills in a homestay with a local family at a Planterra project.
  • Day 21 Antigua - Take a salsa dancing lesson, hit a museum or grab a book and chill in one of the many plazas.
  • Day 22-24 Río Dulce/Flores - Visit coastal town of Livingston by boat or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall. Head north and take a boat ride on Lake Petén Itzá.
  • Day 25-26 Tikal/San Ignacio - Learn about the Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of Tikal. Free day to visit the sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the Mountain Pine Ridge area or see the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.
  • Day 27-29 Caye Caulker - Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, head out diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
  • Day 30-31 Playa del Carmen - Choose to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm or the diving mecca of Cozumel. Or play in the waves and enjoy the beach!
  • Day 32 Playa del Carmen - Depart at any time.

Tour Dates

Start DateEnd DatePrice
30 Jan 201302 Mar 2013A$2599.00
27 Feb 201330 Mar 2013A$2599.00
13 Mar 201313 Apr 2013A$2599.00
20 Mar 201320 Apr 2013A$2599.00
10 Apr 201311 May 2013A$2599.00
17 Apr 201318 May 2013A$2599.00
01 May 201301 Jun 2013A$2599.00
22 May 201322 Jun 2013A$2599.00
29 May 201329 Jun 2013A$2599.00
19 Jun 201320 Jul 2013A$2599.00
26 Jun 201327 Jul 2013A$2599.00
10 Jul 201310 Aug 2013A$2599.00
24 Jul 201324 Aug 2013A$2599.00
07 Aug 201307 Sep 2013A$2599.00
14 Aug 201314 Sep 2013A$2599.00
11 Sep 201312 Oct 2013A$2599.00
02 Oct 201302 Nov 2013A$2599.00
06 Nov 201307 Dec 2013A$2599.00
27 Nov 201328 Dec 2013A$2599.00
11 Dec 201311 Jan 2014A$2599.00
18 Dec 201318 Jan 2014A$2599.00
25 Dec 201325 Jan 2014A$2599.00
01 Jan 201401 Feb 2014A$2599.00
08 Jan 201408 Feb 2014A$2599.00
15 Jan 201415 Feb 2014A$2599.00

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