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For those drawn to the road less travelled, Latin America has its fair share of hidden pockets and intriguing destinations to discover.
From cloud forest to Caribbean beaches and the fantastic Panama canal, take in the absolute highlights of Panama on this exciting itinerary, allowing you to get the most out of your visit to this picturesque corner of the World.
A wonderful introduction to the numerous highlights of both Panama and Costa Rica, this itinerary packs a punch and covers a number of diverse attractions throughout both of these stunning countries in just 14 days.
Explore Central America
Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Belize
Best for: Culture History, Beach, Imagine Favourites
A fantastic and varied 31 night holiday exploring the highlights of Central America, including volcanoes, jungles, and paradise beaches.
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You cannot get more diversity in one trip. You will embark on a journey through Central America where you will be rewarded with an explosion of wildlife-filled rainforests, spectacular volcanoes, turquoise lakes, colonial gems and Caribbean beaches.
Days 1 - 3 : Panama City and the Canal, Panama
Stay at Deville Hotel for 2 nights
Located on the coast, Panama City is an exciting and eclectic capital city. Enjoy two nights exploring the city at your own leisure and witness the partial crossing of the Panama Canal. Witnessing these huge ocean liners navigate through the locks is a must and a highlight of any trip to Panama.
Days 3 - 6 : Boquete, Panama
Stay at Panamonte Inn & Spa for 3 nights
Tucked away in the mountains of Chiriqui lays the small and charming mountain village of Boquete, famous for producing some of the sweetest oranges and richest coffees in all of Panama. Take a short flight to this region and enjoy three nights accommodation and meals at the stylish Hotel Panamonte.
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Finca Lerida. This is a working coffee plantation that produces some of the finest coffee in Panama, which contains 650 acres of primary and secondary forest that is home to hundreds of species of birds, as well as howler monkeys, peccaries, deer, and other mammals.
Day 6 - 7 : San Jose, Costa Rica
Stay at Alta Hotel for 1 night
Fly to San José, the capital of Costa Rica and spend one night in the Central Valley at Alta hotel.
Days 7 - 9 : Tortuga, Costa Rica
Stay at Tortuga Lodge for 2 nights
This morning drive to the entrance of Tortuguero National Park. There are no roads to Tortuguero, so from here you must take an exciting boat trip to your lodge. During your stay here, you will explore the canals for howler monkeys, colourful poison-arrow frogs, go fishing and hike in the Tortuguero National Park. The area is also considered one of the world's major nesting sites for the Atlantic green turtle; you can see these amazing creatures between July and October.
Days 9 - 11 : La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Stay at Arenal Manoa for 2 nights
Today, transfer to the fertile northern lowlands of Arenal. The Arenal volcano is incredibly impressive and has a reputation that precedes itself. Stay for two nights at the beautiful Hotel Arenal Manoa and enjoy the adventurous Sky tram and trek tour where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the volcano.
Days 11 - 13 : Monteverde, Costa Rica
Stay at El Establo for 2 nights
Transfer by boat across the stunning lake Arenal to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Spend two nights here at the cozy and family-run El Establo lodge, and enjoy a number of excursions into the cloud forest.
Days 13 - 15 : Granada, Nicaragua
Stay at Hotel Plaza Colón for 2 nights
Depart Costa Rica and fly in to Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. From here transfer to the colonial gem of Granada and stay two nights at the elegant Hotel Plaza Colon. Wander along the cobbled streets of the city and explore the wonderful colonial and neo-classical architecture this vibrant city offers. The surrounding area of Granada offers a variety of active and cultural experiences from a visit to the Masaya volcano or Apoyo lagoon to handicraft markets and more.
Days 15 - 17 : Ometepe Island, Nicaragua
Transfer by boat to Ometepe Island. Set on the waters of Lake Nicaragua, Ometepe Island is made up of two magnificent volcanic cones and is a truly impressive sight. Stay for two nights at the friendly, family owned Hotel Villa Paraiso. Spend a day exploring Ometepe island.
Days 17 - 19 : Ometepe Island, Nicaragua
Day 19 - 20 : Managua, Nicaragua
Catch your flight to Managua and spend one night at the boutique Hotel Los Robles, ready for your flight to Guatemala the following day.
Day 20 - 21 : Managua, Nicaragua
Days 21 - 23 : Antigua, Guatemala
Stay at El Convento for 2 nights
Take a morning flight to Guatemala and transfer to Antigua, the colonial town of Guatemala. Spend your time exploring one of the most beautiful towns in the Americas. See the surrounding area and take a tour to one of the coffee plantations located in a stunning location.
Days 23 - 25 : Near Panajachel, Guatemala
Stay at Hotel Atitlan for 2 nights
Transfer to Lake Atitlan, better known as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. During your time here relax and enjoy the breath-taking views or explore the area yourselves. Perhaps take a local boat and visit the highland villages dotted around the lake, or a bus to the famous Chichicastenango market.
Days 25 - 27 : Tikal and Peten, Guatemala
Stay at Jungle Lodge for 2 nights
Transfer back to Guatemala City and take a short flight to Flores; the gateway to the largest Mayan ruins in Central America. Tikal is home to dense jungle, exotic animals and interesting Mayan ruins. Animals and birds of all shapes and sizes inhabit the forests that were once home to a developed group of people. Enjoy two nights’ accommodation at the Jungle Lodge, located at the entrance of the Mayan site and spend a full day exploring the Mayans’ greatest city where temples and pyramids poke through the jungle canopy.
Days 27 - 31 : Mountain Pine Ridge, Belize
Stay at Hidden Valley Inn for 4 nights
Drive across the border into Belize and spend four nights in the sub-tropical jungle of the Cayo district. This area is the perfect place for those wanting adventure and the chance to explore the great outdoors. Hike along trails to secluded waterfalls, kayak deep inside caves and look out for wildlife home to the area. During your time here, you will visit the Mayan ruins of Caracol, the largest and most impressive in Belize, and enjoy one of the most unusual excursions in Belize better known as the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM caves). This tour will lead you on an adventurous journey where you will hike through the rainforest, swim in caves and witness sacrifices made by the Mayan people that include ceramics and skeletons as they were originally found.
Days 31 - 35 : Ambergris Caye, Belize
Stay at Matachica Resort and Spa for 4 nights
Take a flight to Ambergris Caye and spend the next four nights relaxing on a Caribbean island. This warm and sunny Caye Island is the closest to the mainland, and is renowned for its world-class snorkelling and sugar-white Caribbean beaches. Here you can spend your days enjoying plentiful water-sports or simply soaking up the laid-back island life.
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Things to do
Caracol, Rio Frio Cave and Pools
Visit the beautiful Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve and the largest archaeological site in Belize, Caracol. Covering over 30 square miles of dense jungle and with over 35,000 identified buildings, this Mayan site is extremely impressive.
Actun Tunichil Muknal
Prepare for a serious adventure with a visit to the ATM cave in Belize, accessed by river crossings and hiking. One of the most impressive ceremonial mayan caves in the entire country, this cave is home to a Crystal Maiden that sparkles under lamplight.
Antigua Walking Tour
Experience the dazzling colonial city of Antigua on this gentle walking tour. Covering the cultural, historical and social highlights of Antigua, this tour will take you behind the scenes of the city's storied past.
Fairtrade Coffee Tour with Local Charity
Learn about the production of coffee in Guatemala, visiting a fair trade coffee estate in the town of San Miguel Escobar. Supported by a local charity, the workers will show you how they go about their daily lives and offer you a tasting session.
Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley Snorkel Tour
Get up close and personal with the incredible marine life that call the Belizean coast their home. Snorkel with nurse sharks and southern sting rays, swim amongst the seagrass beds and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean ocean.
From $8122 per person
Meals as specified
Transfers with baggage assistance - mostly private
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.