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Central American Highlights CAQ

Tour Duration 16 Days

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 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 Antigua (Guatemala)

  • 2
    Walking tour of Antigua, free afternoon to explore

  • 3
    Travel to Panajachel; boat trip on Atitlan Lake

  • 4
    Chichicastenango Market then 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; optional hike 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 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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Central American Highlights
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Why Book this tour
The 2nd April 2015 departure coincides with Semana Santa. On the Semana Santa Departure, we can witness the colourful flower carpets and some of the impressive processions that mark Holy Week in the colonial city of Antigua.
Included meals 5 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat
4 nights Comfortable Hotel
1 night Simple Hotel
9 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Standard Camping
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18