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Lead Price
From £5995pp
19 days & 17 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Central America Explorer

Set between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the compact, tropical region of Central America lends itself perfectly to a multi-country holiday. This tour takes you across Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and El Salvador to discover a bounty of natural highlights, beautiful scenery and colonial towns, finishing in Antigua – the picturesque former capital of Guatemala.


DAY 1: Fly to Panama City
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Fly to Panama City

Fly to Panama City for a 2-night stay. (N)

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

DAY 2: Panama City
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Panama City

Tour the colonial old town and transit the canal. (B)

DAY 3: Bocas del Toro
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Bocas del Toro

Fly to Bocas del Toro for 2 nights on the lush Caribbean coast. (B)

DAY 4: Bocas del Toro
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Bocas del Toro

Day at leisure to relax or explore the beaches and small islands. (B)

DAY 5: Puerto Viejo
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Puerto Viejo

Cross the border into Costa Rica and transfer to the coastal town of Puerto Viejo. (B)

DAY 6: Arenal
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Transfer to Arenal for a 2-night stay. (B)

DAY 7: Arenal
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Take optional tours to the hanging bridges or the hot springs. (B)

DAY 8: El Castillo
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El Castillo

Travel by road and boat across the border into Nicaragua and continue down San Juan river to El Castillo. Take an evening caiman tour. (B, L, D)

DAY 9: El Castillo
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El Castillo

Hike in the pristine Indio Maíz Reserve. (B, L, D)

DAY 10: Fly to Ometepe island
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Fly to Ometepe island

Boat transfer to San Carlos and fly to the volcanic island of Ometepe, located in Lake Nicaragua, for a stay of 2 nights. (B)

DAY 11: Ometepe island
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Ometepe island

Day at leisure to relax or explore the cloudforest hiking trails, lagoons and pre-Colombian sites. (B)

DAY 12: Granada
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Travel by ferry and road to Granada for 2 nights. (B)

DAY 13: Granada
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City tour and boat ride on Lake Nicaragua. (B)

DAY 14: Fly to San Salvador • Route of the Flowers
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Fly to San Salvador • Route of the Flowers

Transfer to Managua and fly to San Salvador, then continue to the Route of the Flowers via Joya de Ceren and Volcanoes National Park. (B, L)

DAY 15: Route of the Flowers
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Route of the Flowers

Explore small towns reknowned for their handicrafts. (B)

DAY 16: Antigua
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Travel by road to Antigua in Guatemala for a 2-night stay. (B)

DAY 17: Antigua
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Tour the historic town or optional visit to beautiful Lake Atitlán. (B)

DAY 18: Fly home from Guatemala City via the US
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Fly home from Guatemala City via the US

(B) (N)

DAY 19: Arrive UK
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Arrive UK

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

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Mayan ruins & small towns
  • Rainforest, rivers & waterfalls
  • Wildlife & Caribbean beaches
  • Less-visited areas
Low Season
From £5,995 per person
High Season
From £6,295 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.
Tailor-made travel
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 enquire online.
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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