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Central American Highlights CAQ

Tour Duration 16 Days
  • Arenal
  • La Recoleccion Church in Leon, Nicaragua
  • Ancient Temple at Copan
  • Ball Court of Copan
  • Colourful Chichicastenango market
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Pace: Full On
  • Tour Comfort: Standard

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Highlights Of Central America

On this two-week adventure through Central America we discover colonial towns in Nicaragua and El Salvador, explore bustling local markets in the Guatemalan highlands and search for wildlife in Costa Rica. Cruising along Lake Atitlan we visit local villages - home to the Tzutujil Maya people. We also explore the ancient site of Copan in Honduras, and uncover the rich history of the Maya kingdom.

Tour Highlights

  • Antigua - Explore this elegant colonial city, overlooked by three volcanoes
  • Guatemalan Highlands - Visit the colourful Chichicastenango market and Maya villages around Lake Atitlan.
  • Copan - Learn more about the ancient Maya culture at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the greatest Maya ruins in the Americas
  • Suchitoto - Enjoy the charms of this pretty colonial town beside the shores of Lake Suchitlan
  • Leon & Granada - Discover these lively colonial cities, historically 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 Antigua (Guatemala)

  • 2
    Morning walking tour of Antigua, free afternoon to explore

  • 3
    Travel to Panajachel; boat trip on Atitlan Lake

  • 4
    Visit Chichicastenango Market. Drive to Copan (Honduras)

  • 5
    Visit the UNESCO Site of Copan, free afternoon

  • 6
    Journey to Suchitoto (El Salvador)

  • 7
    In Suchitoto, optional boat trip on the lake

  • 8
    Transfer to the colonial town of Leon (Nicaragua)

  • 9
    Free Day; optionals include hiking to Cerro Negro Volcano

  • 10
    Travel to Granada via Masaya Volcano National Park

  • 11
    In Granada; explore the city or optional sea kayaking

  • 12
    Head to San Juan del Sur on the Pacific Coast

  • 13
    Travel to Cano Negro National Wildlife Refuge (Costa Rica)

  • 14
    Optional wildlife boat trip, before driving to Sarapiqui

  • 15
    Morning free. Afternoon head to the capital, San Jose

  • 16
    Tour ends San Jose

Tour notes

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Customer rating

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Included meals 4 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat
14 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Standard Camping
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18