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Take in the natural and cultural wonders of
Central America, from tropical landscapes
and volcanoes to colonial heritage and superb
Mayan cities. Get an insight into the history of
the civil war and colourful indigenous cultures,
and learn about the amazing engineering feat
that is the Panama Canal.
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Fly from London (regional connections available)
to Panama City via Amsterdam or the US.
Transfer to Hilton Garden Inn for 3 nights. (N)
Morning city tour, including the ruins of old
Panama and the historic colonial district. (B)
Take a shared partial transit and cruise through
the various locks of the Panama Canal. (B, L)
Fly to Costa Rica’s capital and visit a coffee
plantation on the slopes of the active Poás
volcano. Stay overnight at Hotel Presidente. (B, L)
Transfer to Monteverde and stay for 2 nights
at the Monteverde Country Lodge. Afternoon
visit to the Selvatura’s hummingbird garden and
hanging walkways. (B)
Morning visit to Monteverde cloud forest to see
its rare flora and fauna. In the evening meet
up with one of the early local pioneers for a
fascinating conversation. (B)
Full-day journey across the border into
Nicaragua to the city of Granada, overlooking
Lake Nicaragua (approx 7-8 hours). Stay 2 nights
at Dario Hotel (or similar). (B)
Morning tour of the colonial city, including the
Franciscan convent. Take a boat ride through
the canals formed by the small islands in the
lake, which is the tenth largest lake in the world.
Afternoon at leisure or optional excursions. (B)
Transfer to Managua and fly to San Salvador.
Continue to the charming town of Suchitoto for
1 night at Posada de Suchitlán. (B)
Explore the cobbled streets of Suchitoto, then
transfer to the archaeological site of Joya de
Ceren, known as the ‘Pompeii of the Americas’.
Later, explore cloud forest trails and enjoy
spectacular volcano views on the picturesque
Route of the Flowers. Overnight at Hotel
Misioìn de Angeles. (B, L)
This morning visit the traditional artisan town
of Ataco and stop at Santa Ana en route to
Honduras (approx 10 hours). Stay at the Hotel
Marina Copán for 2 nights. (B, L)
In the morning, tour the fascinating Mayan
ruins of Copán with its intricate and wellpreserved
sculptures. Optional afternoon tour
to a bird sanctuary. (B)
Cross into Guatemala and on to the Caribbean
coast, visiting the impressive carved stelae at
Quirigua en route (approx 6 hours). Take a 1.5-
hour boat ride along the coast to the town of
Livingston, which has a strong Garifuna culture.
Stay overnight at the Hotel Villa Caribe. (B)
A morning walking tour of Livingston, before
taking a boat trip along the lush gorges of
the Dulce river to visit Bird island and an
indigenous community. Continue by road to
the Flores area for a 2-night stay at the lakeside
Villa Maya. (B)
Morning tour of Tikal, one of the most
spectacular Mayan ruins, located in the heart
of the jungle. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)
Early morning flight to Guatemala City and
transfer to colonial Antigua for 2 nights at
Mesón de María. Afternoon walking tour. (B)
Day at leisure or optional excursions. (B)
Transfer to Guatemala City and fly to London
via the US, arriving the next day. (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each country by an experienced local tour guide.
This tour includes some long
road journeys and is based in 3- and 4-star
hotels where rooms may vary. A flexible
approach is recommended for travel in Central
Available on request.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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GCI2020: 17 Nights
From 1543 to 1773, Antigua was the capital city of the Kingdom of Guatemala, and its...
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...
Located on the Caribbean coast the town of Livingston is an anomaly in Guatemala, with a...
First designated in 1972, the cloud forest reserve of Monteverde is one of...
One of the first cities in the Americas, in the 1500s, Panama City was...
San Jose is located in a broad, fertile valley at an altitude of 1,150 metres and...