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Central American Explorer CAE

Trip Duration 25 Days

Journey through Central America from Panama to Guatemala

From verdant rainforests to smouldering volcanoes and long sandy beaches, Central America is one of the world's most magnificent regions. On this epic 25-day adventure we discover the highlights of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala. Explore the colonial cities of Leon, Granada and Antigua. Relax on white-sand beaches in the Bocas del Toro archipelago and on Roatan Island. Visit the fascinating site of Copan and discover nature in Monteverde Cloudfoest and Rincon de la Vieja.

Tour Highlights

  • Copan - Learn more about the ancient Maya culture at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the greatest Maya ruins in the Americas
  • Antigua - Explore this elegant colonial city, overlooked by three volcanoes
  • Panama Canal - One of the Modern Wonders of the World
  • Monteverde - Search for the beautiful quetzal in this remarkable cloudforest reserve
  • Caribbean - Relax on the beautiful Bocas De Toro archipelago and Roatan Island
  • Leon and Granada - Discover these lively colonial cities, historic rivals for the title of capital city of Nicaragua


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour in Panama City (Panama)

  • 2
    Panama Canal visit; afternoon free to explore the city

  • 3
    Public bus to David then head to Boquete

  • 4
    Drive and boat to the Bocas del Toro Archipelago

  • 5
    In Bocas del Toro, optional boat trip around the islands

  • 6
    Journey to Sarapiqui (Costa Rica)

  • 7
    Travel to Arenal; optional evening bathe in hot springs

  • 8
    Drive to Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve via Arenal Volcano

  • 9
    Guided reserve walk; optional canopy tour and night walk

  • 10
    Transfer to Rincon de la Vieja and visit the national park

  • 11
    Free day; options include walking or a canyon climb

  • 12
    Travel to Ometepe (Nicaragua); optional walks

  • 13
    Free day to discover Ometepe Island

  • 14
    Journey to the mainland and head to Granada

  • 15
    In Granada; free day to explore the colonial city

  • 16
    Drive to Leon via Masaya Market

  • 17
    Free day for optional Cerro Negro Volcano hike

  • 18
    Drive to Tegucigalpa; Fly to Roatan (Honduras)

  • 19
    On Roatan, choose to relax on beaches, kayak or snorkel

  • 20
    Head back to the mainland and travel to Copan Ruinas

  • 21
    Visit the UNESCO Site of Copan, free afternoon

  • 22
    Drive to Antigua (Guatemala); walking tour of the town

  • 23
    Free day to explore Antigua

  • 24
    In Antigua; choose to visit Panajachel and Lake Atitlan

  • 25
    Tour ends Antigua

Trip notes

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Central American Explorer
Included meals 10 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Flight, Ferry
21 nights Standard Hotel
3 nights Premium Hotel
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18