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Solo Travel in Central America

Solo travel holidays in Central America with Explore

Bridging the gap between North America and South America, Central America is made up of seven countries, each unique and welcoming to solo travellers who are keen to try something new and exciting.

Surrounded by the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, Central America’s tropical climate has helped shape lush rainforest landscapes and mountains for outdoor lovers to enjoy, whilst the unique ancient history of the region provides a fascinating cultural experience you won’t forget in a hurry.

Whilst Central America is still fairly new and largely untouched by tourism, it welcomes visitors with its vast number of cities, historical sites and natural wonders to take in and with Explore group adventure trips, getting around to see it all is easy and stress free.

History and Sight-Seeing

The influence of Mayan culture is extremely prominent in Central America, and Explore offer a number of tours which will take you to some of the most iconic temples and monuments from this era. Chichen Itza as well as lesser known metropolis’ of Tikal, Copan and Xunantunich are all within reach and provide a fascinating glimpse into Central America’s ancient past.

Our Discover Belize tour combines a trip to Guatemala and Belize, covering exploration into the lost civilisations of the region with a chance to also view the exotic wildlife and nature that defines the local landscapes. This fast paced trip ends with an opportunity to unwind on the island of Caye Caulker to snorkel and swim in the warm waters of the Carribean Sea; the perfect way end an action packed expedition.

Meanwhile The Kingdom of The Maya tour takes you across three borders from Guatemala’s city of Antigua, through to Honduras and Mexico for a fully immersive adventure as you delve into ancient Maya territory to uncover some of the best preserved sites in Central America.

On our Highlights of Central America tour, you can enjoy the rich history of the Maya alongside Central America’s flourishing modern culture. Discover charming colonial towns in Nicaragua and El Savador or venture to the busy markets of Guatemala, where you’ll be able to purchase tokens of your trips and chat with the friendly locals. Solo travellers can also cruise Lake Atitlan and Lake Suchitlan where you can gain a close up view of the local wildlife and a 30-metre high waterfall in the form of Cascada Los Tercios.


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The plants, geology and wildlife in Central America is not to be missed, and Explore have a number of tours which allow solo travellers to interact with the regions' impressive landscape. Our Costa Rican Wildlife Adventure which is open to solo travellers, groups and families, leads seasoned globetrotters and budding explorers to the towering volcanoes, unspoilt tropical forests and jungle waterways of Costa Rica. Here you can look out for monkeys, sloths and exotic colourful birds in their natural habitats or snap a photo of two of iguanas and capuchin monkeys at Manuel Antonio National Park.

You can also marvel at the natural monuments of Central America’s Volcano’s and Tropical Forests in Nicaragua which will take you on active hikes, jungle walks and nature trails to spot toucans and hummingbirds whilst getting away from it all on the tranquil island of Isla Ometepe.

The Central American Explorer tour, which can be tailored to your own personal tastes will also give you opportunity to choose your own activities, whether you prefer the great outdoors or the hustle and bustle of new cities.
Central America is ideal for active cyclists thanks to its beautiful scenery which stretches for as far as the eye can see. Cycle Nicaragua to the Panama Canal with Explore as you ride past smoking volcanoes and forests to some of the regions’ stunning national parks and lakes. You can also visit Costa Rica on Two Wheels to take in the views of this diverse country from coast to coast, exploring the dense rainforest whilst spotting the country’s resident wildlife before reaching the tropical beaches of Manuel Antonio.


Travelling to and within Central America has never been easier as all transport, accommodation and border crossing is arranged by Explore so you can sit back and enjoy your trip!

As Central America is a predominantly tropical region, it is advised that all travellers visit a health professional at least 4-6 weeks prior to their trip to check whether any vaccinations or preventative measures against tropical diseases might be required.

Whilst it is advised that you stay closely with your tour group and guide to avoid getting lost, there will be allocated free time for you to do your own exploring outside the activities of the group. Since you're sure to meet many like-minded travellers whilst on your journey, you can fully enjoy the benefits of a solo travel holiday whilst also and sharing a new experience and meeting with others.

Central America's beauty undoubtedly makes a great photo opportunity and travellers will be able to take plenty of snaps to share with those back home however be sure to check with your tour guide on the permissions for photography beforehand to ensure that you're able to capture the perfect token of your trip.

A Visa is not required to enter most of the countries in Central America if staying less than 90 days however, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from the date of entry. Travellers can also bring a photocopy of their passport as identification though you may need to check with your Explore tour guide first to see where this form of ID is accepted.

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