Central American Highlights

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Antigua, Tours to Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose , Tours to Costa Rica
  • Volcanoes Enjoy the vistas over active and dormant volcanoes throughout the trip, including the three impressive cones overlooking the picture perfect city of Antigua, Guatemala
  • Guatemalan Highlands Experience the land of the Maya by visiting the colourful local market at Chichicastenango and the indigenous villages around Lake Atitlan, witnessing Maya ceremonies.
  • Copan Learn more about the ancient Maya culture at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the greatest Maya ruins in the Americas
  • Suchitoto Enjoy the charms of this pretty colonial town beside the shores of Lake Suchitlan
The Central American Highlights tour starts in Antigua and ends in San Jose. The Central American Highlights tour is an active and outdoor tour that takes 16 days. You will travel through Leon, Guatemala City, San Jose and 7 other destinations visiting Nicaragua, Costa Rica and 2 more countries. This is a guided small group tour. The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This trip crosses five Central American countries in just two weeks, taking in rich wildlife, rainforests and volcanoes, as well as sacred Maya sites, revolutionary cities and local indigenous villages. From the avid people-watcher to the wildlife spotter and mountain lover, this trip will capture the imagination of all. Volcanoes - Active and dormant volcanoes pepper this region. Discover the impressive cones overlooking the picture perfect city of Antigua, Guatemala, and see lava bubbling in Nicaragua's Masaya volcano Land of the Maya - Take in the sights and smells of the indigenous market at Chichicastenango and the villages around Lake Atitlan, where the modern day Maya culture still thrives Suchitoto - Enjoy the charms of this pretty colonial town beside the shores of Lake Suchitlan, and take the opportunity to learn the art of pupusa-making - an El Salvadorean speciality
Customer reviews about Explore
5 - Excellent
Based on 77 reviews
Brian's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Brian
  • On Oct 20 2019
“Overall a very enjoyable trip
Sarah's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Sarah
  • On Oct 20 2019
“The trip notes recommend that travellers should take US dollars. South African Rand it a lot more useful as their are limited chances to change money during the trip. Rand it accepted everywhere.”
Antonio's review for another Explore tour
4 - Very Good
  • Antonio
  • From Canada
  • On Oct 18 2019
“Very Good”
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  • Day 1 : Join tour Antigua (Guatemala)
  • Day 2 : Walking tour of Antigua, free afternoon to explore
  • Day 3 : Travel to Panajachel; boat trip on Atitlan Lake
  • Day 4 : Chichicastenango Market then drive to Guatemala City
  • Day 5 : Visit the UNESCO Site of Copan, free afternoon
  • Day 6 : Journey to Suchitoto (El Salvador)
  • Day 7 : In Suchitoto, optional boat trip on the lake
  • Day 8 : Transfer to the colonial town of Leon (Nicaragua)
  • Day 9 : Free Day; optional hike to Cerro Negro Volcano
  • Day 10 : Travel to Granada via Masaya Volcano National Park
  • Day 11 : In Granada; explore the city or optional sea kayaking
  • Day 12 : Head to San Juan del Sur on the Pacific Coast
  • Day 13 : Travel to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge (Costa Rica)
  • Day 14 : Optional wildlife boat trip, before driving to Sarapiqui
  • Day 15 : Morning free. Afternoon head to the capital, San Jose
  • Day 16 : Tour ends San Jose
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
  • 8 Breakfast
  • 4 nights premium hotel
  • 9 nights comfortable hotel
  • 1 night simple hotel
  • 1 night comfortable camping
  • Bus, Boat
  • Explore Tour Leader, Boat Crew, Driver(s), Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to Antigua and from San Jose are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Central American Highlights tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit of 257 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 19 December 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Central American Highlights tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Central American Highlights tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Central American Highlights tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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