Ultimate Central America

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Small group
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Lush jungle, idyllic beaches, colonial cities and good coffee

Embark on an in-depth Central American adventurel from Mexico’s capital to the home of the Panama Canal. Pass through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama on a small-group journey through remote villages, traditional cities, ancient Maya and Aztec ruins, verdant cloud forests and pure Caribbean beaches. Get acquainted with the local cultures, spectacular landscapes and fascinating histories of Central America as you explore the wealth of tradition, spot the range of unusual wildlife, dive into unique underwater worlds and spend time travelling at your own pace. Did you hear that? Central America is calling – you better Belize it.

Why you’ll love this trip

  • The stars of this trip are the dramatic and varied landscapes of lush Central America. If you’re thinking active volcanoes, idyllic beaches and emerald jungles – this trip has got you covered.
  • Escape the Mexican heat in the highlands of San Cristobal de las Casas. This old-world town is surrounded by indigenous villages that have retained their traditional customs and roots.
  • Get to know contemporary Maya life during a homestay in San Jorge La Laguna, a lakeside village where you can share meals and conversation with a local family.
  • Clear sea perfect for swimming, shacks serving cold cerveza and sandy shores covered in starfish are waiting in the Bocas del Toro, where you spend three nights on Isla Colon.
  • Head to the coffee plantations, waterfalls and caldera hot springs of Boquete, a highland town so beautiful you won’t miss the beach one bit.
  • Hike, cycle or zip-line through the steamy cloud forests of Monteverde – there’s so many ways to experience the lush canopies and unique Central American wildlife.


Day 1: Mexico City

Day 2: Mexico City

Day 3: Puebla

Day 4: Puebla

Day 5: Oaxaca

Day 6: Oaxaca

Day 7: Oaxaca / Overnight Bus

Day 8: San Cristobal de las Casas

Day 9: San Cristobal de las Casas

Day 10: Palenque

Day 11: Palenque Ruins / Merida

Day 12: Merida

Day 13: Merida

Day 14: Chichen Itza / Playa del Carmen

Day 15: Playa del Carmen

Day 16: Playa del Carmen

Day 17: Chetumal

Day 18: Caye Caulker

Day 19: Caye Caulker

Day 20: Caye Caulker

Day 21: San Ignacio

Day 22: San Ignacio

Day 23: Tikal National Park

Day 24: Rio Dulce

Day 25: Rio Dulce

Day 26: Antigua

Day 27: San Jorge La Laguna

Day 28: Panajachel

Day 29: Antigua

Day 30: Antigua

Day 31: Antigua

Day 32: Copan

Day 33: Suchitoto

Day 34: Suchitoto

Day 35: El Cuco

Day 36: El Cuco

Day 37: Leon

Day 38: Granada

Day 39: Granada

Day 40: Ometepe Island

Day 41: Ometepe Island

Day 42: Monteverde

Day 43: Monteverde

Day 44: La Fortuna

Day 45: La Fortuna

Day 46: San Jose

Day 47: San Jose

Day 48: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Day 49: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Day 50: Bocas del Toro / Isla Colon

Day 51: Bocas del Toro / Isla Colon

Day 52: Bocas del Toro / Isla Colon

Day 53: Boquete

Day 54: Boquete

Day 55: Santa Catalina

Day 56: Santa Catalina

Day 57: Panama City

Day 58: Panama City

Day 59: Panama City



Images courtesy of Intrepid Group