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Central American Explorer CAE

Trip Duration 25 Days

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Central American ExplorerScores 8.9 out of 10 based on 19 reviews
(9 out of 10)


A thoroughly enjoyable trip covering a lot of ground through what was for me terra incognita.

Highlights- The Zip Line in Mounteverde, Costa Rica - Snorkeling in Boca Del Tora, Panama - Easter Week Carpets ,Antigua, Guatemala-Copan Ruinas, Honduras-Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.

Downlights -A lot of time on the bus but Central America is not as small as it appears on the map so that can't be helped.

Pluses. Some really nice accommodation and Tomas was a great guide
Minuses. None as such though the wildlife was a little shy..
Confirmed traveller: 17 April 2017
Published on: 22 April 2017
(9 out of 10)


This was a trip with so many highlights that everyone on the trip picked something different. In my case the cities of Granada, Leon and Antigua and the super cool tree frogs. My top tip is max strength insect repellent will be your best friend!
Confirmed traveller: 10 March 2017
Published on: 19 March 2017
(9 out of 10)


This was such an exciting trip and every day was an adventure. It was incredibly diverse and there was something for everyone as there was such a varied mix of activities.

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
Confirmed traveller: 06 March 2017
Published on: 08 March 2017
(9 out of 10)


Bishops Stortford
QThe trip gave a great overview of Central America, giving insight into where more time could be spent . Good mix of walking , beaches , sightseeing and wandering through lovely old towns. More time on Roatan would have been great ! Inevitably this meant significant time on the road and early starts - drivers were great but for our party of 17 transport could have been more spacious and comfortabl e- also no luggage racks so day packs had to be by feet or on lap.
Confirmed traveller: 06 March 2017
Published on: 08 March 2017
(9 out of 10)


The trip has a lot packed in and is a good mix of cities, culture, beaches and wildlife. It provides a taster of the countries of Central America so you can decide where you'd like to return to. There is a lot of time spent on the bus which is necessary to cover the long distances but I think most people could do with a little more room.
The guides were all good and informative and dealt with the varying needs of passengers. Some of the day excursions are a little expensive for what's on offer.
Highlights for me: Bocas del Toro, Monteverde, Ometepe, paddle boarding and kayaking in lake Apoya, Roatan and Antigua, although it's all been great really.
Tips: lots of technical clothing not necessary although insect repellent is. Pack down to visit Roatan. Try all the local cuisine. Enjoy yourself you're on holiday!!
Confirmed traveller: 05 March 2017
Published on: 13 March 2017
(9 out of 10)


Fabulous trip but full on as described. What let it down was the optional extras which were very expensive. Some should have been included. Costa Rica is expensive. London prices. The whole trip was a lot more expensive than indicated. The accommodation was mixed. Adequate and clean. Overall brilliant.
Confirmed traveller: 05 March 2017
Published on: 09 March 2017
(8 out of 10)


Newcastle upon Tyne
This was an excellent introduction to Central America. We covered a lot of ground which led to some long travelling days when it would have been good to enjoy slightly more comfortable accommodation on arrival at our various destinations. The success of the trip was hugely influenced by our excellent guide, Manuel, who was a mine of interesting information as well as an all round lovely, thoughtful person who looked after us all superbly. The highlights for me were the stay in Sarapiqui where we saw a wide range of birds and wildlife and I also enjoyed our early morning walk in Cara Cancha Nature Reserve in Costa Rica where we had the place practically to ourselves and spotted a large number of birds.
Confirmed traveller: 06 February 2017
Published on: 08 February 2017
(9 out of 10)


St. Albans
The tour experience was excellent. Much to see and enjoy. Some of the accommodation was not so good. The room in hotel in Leon was very crammed and dingy. The food in the lodge in Rincon was poor value. The hotel in Granada, Antigua and arsenal were very good. The tour leader, manuel, was excellent. Very helpful and efficient. Went out of his way to look after everyone. The drivers during the trip were also very professional, friendly and very efficient in their job.
Confirmed traveller: 06 February 2017
Published on: 07 February 2017
(10 out of 10)


One of the best Explore holidays that I have had. I did so many exciting things, visited wonderful places and learnt so much during the tour: zipwire in Costa Rica, interesting walks in the countryside with Romeo our tour guide who was very knowledgeable about wildlife, Panama Canal, Mayan site in Honduras, colonial history in Nicaragua and Guatamala are a just few highlights. Usually Explore holidays are usually full on with little time to breath, however, I had plenty of free time on this tour, with lots of options at each place that I stayed, so I was able to have a relaxing time. Hotels were also very good.
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Confirmed traveller: 18 April 2016
Published on: 22 April 2016
(8 out of 10)


Should have had 3 nights in Roatan island as per original schedule.
Confirmed traveller: 07 March 2016
Published on: 08 March 2016