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Central America

From turquoise seas to mysterious Maya ruins, lush cloud forests, bustling markets and coffee farms, Central America can be as relaxing or as thrilling as you wish. MAP

Enveloping rainforests teeming with all kinds of wildlife; cloud-covered volcanoes; charming colonial towns; magnificent Mayan ruins; and mile-long white-sand beaches entice travellers to stay a while.

Officially, Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. However, we have included Mexico and Cuba as well. Learn more…

A sample of our Central American Experiences:

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Kingdom of the Maya

15 day Discovery Tour in Mexico, Honduras & Guatemala (EX-DMX)
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This trip begins in Guatemala with a walking tour of Antigua and it’s graceful colonial buildings. Travel to Honduras and the remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site of Copan, famed for its intricate sculptures and hieroglyphic stairway. Crossing back into Guatemala, explore the impressive 20-storey temples at Tikal, where the ruins rise above the jungle canopy.

Entering Mexico by boat and travel west to Palenque, once governed by one of the Mayan Kingdom’s greatest rulers, Lord Pakal. Journey up the Yucatan Peninsula, pausing at Campeche and arriving in Merida – a bustling metropolis with a lively colonial centre.

Visit Chichen Itza and its pyramids, palaces, temples and ball court (where death was the penalty for defeat), adorned with astonishing sculptures. Enjoy an unguided visit of Tulum, the Maya-Toltec ruins set on cliffs overlooking the Caribbean.

The journey ends in the Riviera Maya, where we can relax on the beautiful Caribbean beaches and swim in the warm turquoise sea.

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Tour Highlights:

Antigua – beautiful colonial centre
Copan Unesco – heritage site and one of the Maya world’s greatest achievements
Tikal – one of the largest and most impressive discovered sites
Palenque – Mayan temples in the jungle
Uxmal – exploring some of the finest examples of Maya art in the Americas
Merida – famed for its beautiful Spanish- Moorish style architecture
Chichen-Itza – one of Central America’s most spectacular archaeological sites

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Tour Dates: Saturdays to November 2018

Tour Cost: from $3,790 per person sharing twin accommodation
Single Supplement from $850
Group Size: 10 – 16 passengers
Type of Accommodation: comfortable & standard hotels
Vehicles: bus, boat
Meals: 14 breakfasts

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Cuba Libre

15 Days from Magnificent Colonial Towns to the Beautiful Countryside (EX-CL)

Beginning in the Cuban capital of Havana, enjoy a tour of this colonial city. Then visit the Zapata Peninsula and the infamous Bay of Pigs and drive to the colonial town of Trinidad. You may choose to take a boat to Cayo Blanco and explore the reef.

Next, head into the mountains to camp in Topes de Collantes National Park. You can explore this remote area, with its waterfalls and forest trails. Then into the wild terrain of the high Sierra Maestra, which housed Fidel Castro and Che Guevara before they mounted the revolution.

Discover Santiago de Cuba’s lively music scene and rooftop bars, before heading back east to Viñales via Santa Clara, and see the steep limestone peaks rising up from the valleys.

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Tour Highlights:

Havana – city tour of the colonial capital.
Trinidad and Camaguey – beautiful colonial towns
Topes de Collantes – camping amidst lush mountains, rushing waterfalls,  and hummingbirds
Comandancia de la Plata – Castro’s revolutionary headquarters
Santiago de Cuba – an epicentre of revolutionary ideals, music, and rum
Viñales Valley – limestone hills rising from the flat valley floors
White sandy beaches – enjoy Cuba’s famous beaches, including spectacular Cayo Levisa Island
Casas Particulares – stay in locally-owned private homestays in the heart of Trinidad

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Tour Dates: Saturdays to January 2018

Tour Cost: from $2,480 sharing twin accommodation
Single Supplement from $380
Group Size: 12 – 18 passengers
Types of Accommodation: standard hotels, homestays and 2 nights ‘camping’ out on the veranda of a hacienda
Vehicles: bus
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

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Indian Mexico & Yucatan

21 Day Discovery Tour in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize with Caribbean Island Stay (EX-MXY)

Explore colonial cities, exotic jungles and traditional Indian villages in Mexico. Uncover ancient ruins of lost civilisations from the uplands of Oaxaca to the rainforests of Guatemala and the Yucatan peninsula.

Visit the complex of pyramids, terraces and rock carvings of Monte Alban and discover the ruins of ancient temples deep in the jungles of Palenque. Explore the Mayan metropolis of Tikal and visit the well-preserved murals at Bonampak. Sail through the vast Sumidero Canyon and explore the colonial town of San Cristobal. Explore the ruins of Tulum and Uxmal and visit the pyramids and temples of Chichen Itza.

Spend time relaxing on the sandy beaches and snorkelling in the clear waters off the Caribbean coast as you end the trip on the tropical island of Caye Caulker.

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Tour Highlights:

Mexico City – Museum of Anthropology & Pyramids of Teotihuacan tours
Oaxaca – visit ancient Zapotec city of Monte Alban
Mitla & Tonina – enigmatic ruins.
Sumidero Canyon – boat trip through canyon.
San Cristóbal – visit Indian village
Palenque – Mayan temples in the jungle
Yaxchilan – boat trip to remote Mayan ruins
Tikal – the greatest Mayan site
Caye Caulker – stay on a beautiful Caribbean island
Tulum – Maya fortress on the Caribbean Sea
Chichen-Itza – famous Mayan pyramids
Uxmal – guided tour of site

Comment: We cover a long distance overland on this trip so please be prepared for some long days on the bus.

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Tour Dates: Saturdays to January 2019

Tour Cost: from $3,220 per person sharing twin accommodation
Single Supplement from $690
Group Size: 12 – 18 passengers
Type of Accommodation: standard & basic hotels, lodge
Vehicles: bus, riverboat, ferry, flights
Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

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Central American Explorer

25 Days across Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala,
with a variety of birdlife, flora and fauna (EX-CAE)

Central America is one of the world’s most magnificent regions – from verdant rainforests to smouldering volcanoes and long sandy beaches. Visit the highlights of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala on this exhilarating adventure!

See the Panama Canal before going north to Boquete, on the flanks of the Baru volcano. Take a ferry to the archipelago of Bocas del Toro, and then cross into Costa Rica, exploring Monte Verde and Arenal Volcano.

Discover the volcanic island of Ometepe, the colonial cities Granada and Leon, and the tropical paradise of Roatan, as well as the Meso-American site of Copan. Finish your journey in Antigua, from where you may visit the famous Chichicastenango market or take a flight to Tikal.

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Tour Highlights:

Panama City – the Panama Canal, one of the modern wonders of the world
Bocas del Toro – a beautiful Caribbean archipelago
Monteverde – see the Cloud-forest Reserve, home of the resplendent quetzal
Rincon de la Vieja – spectacular scenery with active volcanoes
Ometepe Island – twin volcanic peaks rising from Lake Nicaragua
Granada – a colonial gem
Leon – colonial houses and cathedrals
Roatan Island – spectacular reefs and stunning beaches
Copan – famous Mayan ceremonial centre in Honduras
Antigua – one of the finest colonial cities in Central America

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Tour Dates: Thursdays to December 2017

Tour Cost: from $4,340 per person sharing twin accommodation
Single Supplement from $1,390
Group Size: 12 – 18 passengers
Type of Accommodation: standard & comfortable hotels
Vehicles: flight, bus and, ferry
Meals: 10 breakfasts

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Central America is all about discovery. Explore the ruins of Spanish forts on the Caribbean coast or travel deep into indigenous territories in a dugout canoe. Spot a resplendent quetzal on the highland trail, watch an unruly troupe of howler monkeys screeching through the canopy or lookout for breaching whales.

You can enjoy zip-lining through rainforest canopies, swimming alongside sea turtles or trekking to sublime cloud forest vistas.

Whether scuba diving the Pacific with whale sharks, snorkeling the world’s second-largest coral reef off Belize or setting sail in Panama’s Kuna Yala, Central America sits poised to deliver the best of all beach worlds.

With a culture that goes back 4000 years, the Mayan people are widely considered the greatest pre-Columbian civilization. From the lost temples of Tikal soaring above the Guatemalan jungle canopy, to Mexico’s Palenque, Tulum and Chichén Itzá, voted one of the new seven wonders of the world.

With more than 20 Maya languages spoken, Guatemala is the region’s true indigenous heartland, though traditions are held fast in many other groups throughout the region.

The Spanish inked their stamp with gorgeous colonial plazas, fervent beauty contests and silent hours of siesta.

African culture permeates many parts of the Caribbean coast, from Congo rebel traditions to Garifuna drumbeats.

But the last century brought the rest of the world – including Asians, Europeans and North Americans, to further season the great mix.

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