Central America Explorer (26 destinations)

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

forestFree offset: 47 Trees

Tour length 47 days

home_pin Mexico City


home_pin San Jose

In-depth Cultural
Fully Guided

About this tour

Dive into Central America on this 47-day adventure, bookended by two chaotic capitals and filled with fun, adventure and culture. Journey through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica on an epic adventure through the tantalising highlights of the region. Get acquainted with Central American cultures, spectacular landscapes and fascinating histories as you explore the wealth of ancient ruins, spot the range of unusual wildlife and relax on idyllic Caribbean shores. This is one of our longest adventures through Central America – a trip that zig-zags from the top of the continent to the bottom and delivers you with stories to tell and a tan to show off.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.This trip has some long travel days using public transport in some destinations. It’s better for the environment and you’ll get an authentic look at daily life, just be aware you may find yourself sharing a busy bus ride with local commuters.You’ll be crossing the borders between seven countries on this trip and while the process is usually straightforward, you may need to be patient. Make sure you’ve got your best car game ready in case of any delays!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 – especially when out on walking tours. 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 in San Juan La Laguna is a wonderful opportunity to experience everyday life. Facilities are basic and multi-share but comfortable, with a shared bathroom. A hearty homecooked dinner will be served during your stay, which can be a lot more basic than what you're used to.
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Tour ID 3975
Tour length 47 days
Group size 16
Age range 15 - 99

Operated by

Intrepid Travel


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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: Panajachel
Day 28: San Juan La Laguna
Day 29: Antigua
Day 30: Antigua
Day 31: Antigua
Day 32: Copan
Day 33: Copan
Day 34: Suchitoto
Day 35: Suchitoto
Day 36: Pacific Coast, El Salvador
Day 37: Pacific Coast, El Salvador
Day 38: Leon
Day 39: Leon
Day 40: Granada
Day 41: Granada
Day 42: Monteverde
Day 43: Monteverde
Day 44: La Fortuna
Day 45: La Fortuna
Day 46: San Jose
Day 47: San Jose


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