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Best of Central America

From £3240 for 45 days
Trip Overview
Explore incredible worlds above and below the water on a Lonely Planet Experience through some of Central America's best. Amble down the Yucatan Peninsula to the island paradise of Caye Caulker, then cutting inland, hit the lush jungle around Tikal, cruise to the wide river Rio Dulce and end up among the clouds in Panajachel and Antigua. Continue to the relaxing beach vibes on the dark sands of El Cuco, spot colourful birds perched on the colonial facades of Suchitoto, stand in the shadow of mighty Arenal Volcano and spot sloths among the canopy of Monteverde, then admire the colonial towns, steamy jungles of Costa Rice and Panama, stopping off at the stunning islands of Bocas del Toro. With your local leader to steer you in the direction of the best bars and surf breaks plus a small group of adventurers to enjoy them with, you can’t go wrong on this carefree Central American journey.
Essential Info
Starts: Playa del Carmen
Ends: Panama City
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IQVRQC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
What's Included

Meals

1 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
1 Dinners included

Transport

Private vehicle,Public bus,Local bus,Taxi,Private boat,Shared boat,Ferry

Accommodation

Hotel (36 nights),Camping with facilities (1 night),Lodge (2 nights),Hostel Multishare (2 nights),Hostel (2 nights),Homestay (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Discover Central America, a land of mysterious Mayan ruins, active volcanoes, idyllic beaches and emerald jungles. See the sights and engage in a wide range of optional activities across eight different countries on this epic Latin adventure

•   Whether its slumbering on the sands of Playa del Carmen, gazing at the pyramids of Tikal or haggling in the markets of Chichicastenango, you'll experience multiple sides of Central America

•   A homestay in San Jorge La Laguna invites you to connect with a local family. Sit down for breakfast and dinner with your hosts and work on improving your Spanish

•   Experience an El Salvador of the past in the colonial town of Suchitoto, before savouring the blissful present on the black-sand beaches along its Pacific Coast

•   Hike, cycle or zip-line through the steamy cloud forests of Monteverde in Costa Rica. Get up close to nature among the hundreds of mammal, bird and plant species that call this place home

•   Dial the relaxation up a notch in Bocas del Toro, Panama, spending several nights on Isla Bastimentos. There may be no roads or cars here, but there are plenty of mangroves, turtles and white sandy beaches

Dates & Availability
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Price
Availability
Departing: 10th Apr 2021
Returning: 24th May 2021
£3,370pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 24th Apr 2021
Returning: 7th Jun 2021
£3,370pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 8th May 2021
Returning: 21st Jun 2021
£3,370pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 29th May 2021
Returning: 12th Jul 2021
£3,240pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 3rd Jul 2021
Returning: 16th Aug 2021
£3,240pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 17th Jul 2021
Returning: 30th Aug 2021
£3,240pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 28th Aug 2021
Returning: 11th Oct 2021
£3,240pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 4th Sep 2021
Returning: 18th Oct 2021
£3,300pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 25th Sep 2021
Returning: 8th Nov 2021
£3,240pp
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Hola! Welcome to Mexico! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today. If you are lucky enough to have extra time in this beachside playground, why not spend it snorkelling in freshwater rock pools (called cenotes), strolling along the white sands or reef diving on Cozumel. Check out the full range of recommended optional activities below for more inspiration. After the welcome meeting tonight, perhaps head out for a cocktail and a meal with your new travel buddies.
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