Best of Central America (from Playa del Carmen to Panama City)

Mexico,  Belize,  Guatemala,  Honduras,  El Salvador,  Nicaragua,  Costa Rica,  Panama

Tour length 44 daysFrom Playa del Carmen to Panama City
Bird watching
Fully Guided

About this tour

Explore incredible worlds above and below the water 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 the Pacific Coast of El Salvador, 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.This trip is made for travellers who value their independence but also want the benefit of a local leader and a group of like-minded travellers. The itinerary includes basic accommodation and has free time for activities when your leader will offer suggestions. Please budget spending money for optional activities you want to partake in.With so much to see and do, Costa Rica can sometimes be expensive. Expect to pay more than you would in other Central American countries for a lot of things.This trip includes some long travel days by local transport and private vehicles. Space can be tight, but it’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers and watch the passing scenery. Central America is tropical, so expect a hot and humid climate. Make sure you protect yourself from the sun, wear comfortable, light clothing and stay hydrated. Air conditioning may not always be available in your rooms. Occasionally, properties may require an additional charge for the use of air conditioning.The homestay is a wonderful opportunity to witness everyday local life. Conditions during your homestay in San Juan La Laguna are basic. Your rooms will be multi-share, and the bathroom will most likely be shared with the rest of the family. A hearty home-cooked breakfast and dinner will be served during your stay, which can be a lot more basic than what you're used to.There will be times when you have to walk with your luggage, and for this reason, we recommend packing light and using a backpack or something easy to carry.
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Tour ID 11981
Tour length 44 days
Group size 16
Age range 15 - 99

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Intrepid Travel


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Day 1: Playa del Carmen
Day 2: Playa del Carmen
Day 3: Chetumal
Day 4: Caye Caulker
Day 5: Caye Caulker
Day 6: Caye Caulker
Day 7: San Ignacio
Day 8: San Ignacio
Day 9: Tikal National Park
Day 10: Rio Dulce
Day 11: Rio Dulce
Day 12: Antigua
Day 13: Panajachel
Day 14: San Juan La Laguna
Day 15: Antigua
Day 16: Antigua
Day 17: Antigua
Day 18: Copan
Day 19: Copan
Day 20: Suchitoto
Day 21: Suchitoto
Day 22: Pacific Coast, El Salvador
Day 23: Pacific Coast, El Salvador
Day 24: Leon
Day 25: Leon
Day 26: Granada
Day 27: Granada
Day 28: Monteverde
Day 29: Monteverde
Day 30: La Fortuna
Day 31: La Fortuna
Day 32: San Jose
Day 33: San Jose
Day 34: Sarapiqui
Day 35: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Day 36: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Day 37: Bocas del Toro / Isla Colon
Day 38: Bocas del Toro / Isla Colon
Day 39: Bocas del Toro / Isla Colon
Day 40: Boquete
Day 41: Boquete
Day 42: Panama City
Day 43: Panama City
Day 44: Panama City


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