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Lead Price
From £4595pp
15 days & 13 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Back Roads of Central America

Travel through the less-visited Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua to discover colourful towns, a striking natural landscape of lakes and volcanoes, and the Mayan ruins of Copán.


DAY 1: Fly to San Pedro Sula via the US
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Fly to San Pedro Sula via the US

Overnight in the US or San Pedro Sula. (N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meal

DAY 2: Copán
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Transfer to Copán for a 3-night stay. (N)

DAY 3: Copán
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Take a guided tour of the Mayan ruins. (B)

DAY 4: Copán
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Visit Finca el Cisne, a family-run coffee and cardamom plantation and working cattle ranch. (B)

DAY 5: El Salvador
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El Salvador

Full day journey by road to Concepción de Ataco in El Salvador via the towns of Esquipulas (Guatemala), Metapán and Santa Ana. Stay 2 nights. (B)

DAY 6: Route of the Flowers
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Route of the Flowers

Explore the lakes and volcanoes of the scenic Route of the Flowers. (B)

DAY 7: Suchitoto
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Visit the Joya de Cerén archaeological site and continue on to charming Suchitoto to explore the town and overnight stay. (B)

DAY 8: Perquín • La Union
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Perquín • La Union

Travel to the mountain town of Perquín. Visit the Museum of the Revolution and the village of El Mozote to learn about the civil war history. Overnight in La Union port. (B, L, D)

DAY 9: León
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Travel by private boat across the Gulf of Fonseca to Nicaragua. Continue to the artistic colonial city of León for a stay of 2 nights. (B)

DAY 10: León
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Take a city tour, and visit the ruins of old León and the San Jacinto geothermal springs. (B)

DAY 11: Juan Venado • Granada
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Juan Venado • Granada

Explore the mangroves of the Juan Venado Nature Reserve and continue to Granada for a 3 night stay. (B)

DAY 12: Granada
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Morning nature hike around Mombacho volcano.(B)

DAY 13: Granada
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Optional excursions include a visit to the Masaya volcano or a full-day trip to Ometepe island. (B)

DAY 14: Fly home via the US
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Fly home via the US

Transfer to Managua for a flight home via the US, arriving the next day. Alternatively, extend the trip with a stay on the Pacific coast. (B) (N)

DAY 15: Arrive UK
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Arrive UK

Arrive UK. (N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Off-the-beaten track experience
  • Pre-Columbian ruins & colonial heritage
  • Beautiful landscapes & civil war history
  • Boat trip across Gulf of Fonseca
Low Season
From £4595 per person
High Season
From £4695 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Standard tour
Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 4-star or good 3-star accommodation throughout, or the best alternative elsewhere.
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Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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