Central America tour

“Explore six Central American countries on this thrilling overland tour. Free time in each spot lets you indulge your own passions - boating, birding, trekking or culture.”

Highlights

Cancun | Playa del Carmen | Caye Caulker | San Ignacio | Flores | Tikal National Park | Rio Dulce | Garifuna town of Livingston | Antigua, Guatemala | Copan, Honduras | Roatan Island | Leon, Nicaragua | Granada | Mombacho Volcano | Ometepe Island | San Jose | Optional: boat tour to Isla Mujeres, Tulum, swimming with whale sharks, Cozumel island, diving the "Blue Hole", manatee breeding ground, canoeing, cave tours, coffee plantation, zip lining, horse riding, hot springs, fishing and more

Description of Central America tour

This Central America tour is an overland odyssey through six countries, starting in Mexico and coming to a close in Costa Rica. In between you will discover a wealth of adventures, stunning natural heritage and cultural wonders. Following in Mayan footsteps, we also get a chance to visit some of the great ancient sites from their civilisation.

In Mexico you will have some beach time to recover from your journey before hitting the road and heading to neighbouring Belize where, with its myriad cayes, you will also have plenty of coastal treats. An important stop in Guatemala is Tikal National Park, the largest excavated Mayan site in the Americas , followed by some tranquil time out in nature staying on and exploring the River Dulce.

Honduras also has a fine mix of history and hanging out, with a visit to the Mayan site of Copan followed by the Caribbean island of Roatan. Nicaragua is our next stop for a few days, as there are a lot of cultural and natural wonders to take in here. Highlights include the colonial towns of Granada and Leon as well as plenty of free time to explore further afield independently, such as Masaya National Park or Mombacho Volcano Cloud Forest. Your last stop in Nicaragua is spectacular, with two days on volcanic Ometepe Island in Lake Nicaragua. This is another world completely with rainforest, hiking trails and freshwater lakes to discover.

The last stop of this trip is San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, where you have plenty of time to take in the Tico culture and also do some last minute shopping at its Central Market.

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Our top tip:
It's a long trip but there's plenty of travelling - including public transport; you'll thank yourself for packing light.
Trip type:
Small group, max. 16 people. Min. age 12.
Activity level:
Moderate.
Accomm:
Hostels, hotels and guesthouses.
Solos:
Solo travellers welcome. Single rooms availabel with surcharge.
Included:
Accomm., listed activities, tour leader, local guides, transport inc. local flight.
Meals:
Not included.
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Accepted
Holiday type

Small group adventure holiday

Whether you are travelling alone or with friends/family its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Central America tour

Environment

We visit Tikal ruins and Copán ruins as well as staying on Caye Caulker. Visiting these highlights means our entry fees and money spent contribute to the local economy and protecting the environment.

The tour guides that we use are extremely knowledgeable of the areas will educate our passengers to respect the environment in an appropriate fashion. This includes not littering especially at beach locations like Caye Caulker and not touching the coral when snorkelling.

Because we take public transport such as public buses on this tour, rather than using internal flights, our carbon emissions and overall environmental impact is lower.

Community

We use local operators and specialist guides throughout our Central America Adventure Tours. This includes local transport, locally owned hotels, restaurants, agencies and guides for excursions.

Our commitment to these local operators means we are constantly putting back into the community and ensuring these businesses continue to prosper. This also empowers local business operators leading to increased confidence and development of their products and services.

In San Ignacio there is the option to go to the Green Iguana Project. Here all proceeds go back to the project where they are working on increasing the numbers of the green iguana. Throughout the tour we embrace local cuisine and encourage travellers to eat in local eateries and try new locally sourced culinary delights.

In Granada, the tour leaders will offer to take the group to Café de las Sonrisas. All the servers are deaf and the business helps these people establish a living. There is also the opportunity to buy beautiful hammocks here with the money going back to the employees who work there.

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