Travel across Costa Rica, Nicaragua,
Honduras, Guatemala and Belize to
discover a bounty of natural highlights,
colonial towns and Mayan ruins, before
rounding off the journey on the
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Fly to San Jose and stay overnight. The following day transfer to Arenal for a 2-night stay at Mountain Paradise. Take optional tours to the hanging bridges or the hot springs, or hike up the volcano’s slopes. (B)
Travel by road and boat across the border into Nicaragua
and continue down the San Juan river to
El Castillo. Stay for 2 nights at Victoria Hotel or similar. Take an evening caiman tour,
explore the small town and hike in the pristine Indio Maiz Reserve. (B, L, D)
Boat transfer to San Carlos and fly to Managua (Thu & Sun only, otherwise travel by road). Transfer to
colonial Granada for 2-nights at Hotel Dario. City tour and boat ride on Lake Nicaragua. (B)
Fly to San Pedro Sula. Drive to Copan. Stay 2 nights at Terramaya and explore
the Mayan ruins. (B, L)
Transfer by road to Guatemala and colonial Antigua. Stay at Meson de Maria. Explore
the city and its cobbled streets (perhaps add an extra night and visit Lake Atitlan). (B)
Early morning flight to Flores and visit the majestic Tikal ruins. Overnight stay at Villa Maya. (B)
Transfer by road to the Cayo District in Belize for a 2-night stay at Pooks Hill. Hike the
rainforest trails, take optional birdwatching excursions or visit waterfalls and the Mayan
ruins of Caracol. (B)
Transfer to Belize City and fly to Ambergris Caye. Stay 3-nights at Portofino (Beachfront cabana). Relax by the beach or snorkel the coral reefs. (B)
Fly to London via
Belize City and the US, arriving the next day.
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This is a suggested itinerary, which can be tailored to suit your needs. Prices, based on two people travelling and sharing a twin-room, are intended as a guideline only and will vary according to time of year.
Accommodation in El Castillo is in simple properties.
It is possible to extend the journey in Central America, adding extra time in any of the above countries or including visits to Panama or El Salvador. Please enquire for recommendations and prices.
The Arenal Springs Resort & Spa lies amidst lush tropical gardens with wonderful views of the Arenal Volcano. Each of the 46 comfortable colonial bungalow style rooms has a private bathroom, air conditioning, refrigerator, cable television and a terrace. Other services include an open air restaurant, a fresh water swimming pool, a wet bar, and a games...
Dario Hotel is a charming colonial property, located in Granada's historic centre, close to Lake Nicaragua and with views of the cathedral and the Mombacho volcano. The neo-classical building, with a pale green and white facade originating from the early 19th century, has been completely refurbished and features lush, plant-filled courtyards. There are 22 rooms and the hotel facilities include a restaurant, coffee shop, swimming pool and...
El Meson de Maria is a lovely small hotel, located in an old house in the centre of historic Antigua. It offers real local character and traditional furnishings. The rooms and suites are decorated with local crafts, and the suites include a private terrace and jacuzzi. The hotel features a central courtyard and terraces on which to relax and appreciate the views of the old town and surrounding volcanoes. This is a character property and individual room styles and sizes will vary. Breakfast is served in the dining room or courtyard, and while other meals are not available at the hotel, many of the local restaurants will deliver meals which you can then enjoy in the dining areas of the property, or your room.
Features: 20 rooms, dining room, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, safe,...
Overlooking the Central Plaza in the charming town of Copan Ruinas in Honduras, the Hotel Marina Copan was named in honour of Doña Marina Welchez, and built on the site of her family home in 1945. This was Copan's original hotel, home for generations of investigators and Maya enthusiasts. Today, the Hotel Marina Copan is the most comfortable and convenient base for exploring the region's Mayan heritage and diverse natural landscape. The hotel has 50 spacious rooms with air conditioning, ceiling fans, cable television and...
Luna del Rio is a simple eco-lodge, overlooking the river in El Castillo. There are just five small rooms with handmade local furnishings, private bathrooms with hot water, air conditioning and fans, and small, private terraces offering views of the town or river. Breakfast is served on the waterside deck and other meals can be taken at nearby...
Pook's Hill is a rustic yet comfortable jungle lodge situated in the foothills of the Maya Mountains in the Cayo District of Belize. The property comprises 11 thatched cabins and borders the Roaring River and Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve. The lodge is situated within a 300 acre private reserve encompassing the site of an ancient Mayan plaza. The buffet restaurant serves local and international cuisine and overlooks the forest canpoy. Pook's Hill Reserve has a number of hiking trails throughout the...
Located north of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, Portofino is a small resort with 16 thatched cabanas and suites, each with views of the Caribbean Sea. There is a large, beachside swimming pool and the Le Bistro restaurant offers a variety of European specialities or you can relax at the Green Parrot hotel bar. The town is 30 minutes away, reached either by the hotel's complimentary boat transfer or the island's water taxi...
The boutique Rincon del Valle hotel, located near to San Jose's Sabana Park, has 40 fully equipped rooms. The international restaurant, Etnico, offers buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the hotel also features a small spa, gym and massage...
The Hotel Victoria is a simple but charming wooden two-storey house overlooking the river, a short distance from the fortress. The property offers friendly service and nine basic but clean rooms with private bathrooms and either air conditioning or a ceiling fan. There is a small restaurant and both floors have terraces with river...
Villa Maya is located amidst the rainforest on the shores of the Petenchel Lagoon, just 15 minutes from Flores airport and 1 hour from the ruins of Tikal. Rooms are situated in two or three-storey white-washed buildings, surrounded by tropical gardens. Relax on the sun terrace, cool off the pool or stroll along the nature trails that wind through the tropical grounds.
Features: 55 rooms, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Telephone, air-conditioning, minibar,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
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Ambergris Caye is the largest of the 200-plus cayes (islands) in Belize, with long smoot...
The Arenal volcano, until recently one of the world's most active, is surrounded by beautiful scenery...
From 1543 to 1773, Antigua was the capital city of the Kingdom of Guatemala, and its...
The Cayo District with its rivers rushing through lush verdant vegetation, its many...
The site at Copan flourished from 5th century to 9th century AD and is widely regarded a...
The colonial, red-roofed town of Flores is built on an island in Lake Peten...
San Jose is located in a broad, fertile valley at an altitude of 1,150 metres and...