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Central America Tours and Holidays 2019/2020

Central America is one of the most interesting places to travel as it acts as a land bridge between Mexico and South America and is surrounded by the Pacific and Atlantic oceans on either side. You will find 7 different countries that make up central America which include Read More

395 Trips in Central America with 1078 Reviews

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  • Discover the creative energy of Belize City.
  • Uncover the secrets of the San Ignacio ruins.
  • Embark on a jungle adventure in San Ignacio.
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Land Of Belize

of 27 reviews
Discover the natural wonders and rich cultural history of Belize. This laidback paradise is packed ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Belize City/Belize City View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
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  • The stars of this trip are the dramatic landscapes of Central America.
  • Quaint Suchitoto is a contemporary arts hub with a colonial facade.
  • Stray off the beaten track in El Cuco, where the dark-sand beaches are secluded and the surf breaks are gentle and reliable.
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Central American Journey

of 152 reviews
From tropical forests alive with jungle melodies to vast freshwater lakes and active volcanoes, this ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Antigua/San Jose View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
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From US$ 1,715 US$ 1,458 17 days View Tour
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Highlights
  • Wonder at steep, granite steps that reach into the sky while exploring the temples and monuments of Tikal, the seat of Maya power that collapsed mysteriously in 950 AD.
  • Learn a little Spanish during an informal lesson in old-world Antigua, then put it to good use during the rest of your Central American adventure.
  • Sip a rum and coke and munch on barbecued seafood with a backdrop of aquamarine waters on Caye Caulker.
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Guatemala To Mexico

of 1 review
Travel from the cobblestone streets of Antigua, through blissed-out Belize and along the Yucatan Peninsula ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Antigua/Playa Del Carmen View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
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From US$ 1,610 US$ 1,368 13 days View Tour
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Highlights
  • Soak up the best of Central America on an adventure that covers takes you through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.
  • Enjoy time to stop and smell the barbecued seafood on Caye Caulker during a two-day stop on this quintessential island paradise.
  • Explore streets lined with rainbow-coloured colonial buildings in Antigua, a city rimmed by volcanoes.
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Maya Encounter

of 104 reviews
Discover more than one kind of paradise on this Maya Encounter adventure, from the blazing ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Playa Del Carmen/Antigua View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
SaveUS$ 286
From US$ 1,485 US$ 1,262 17 days View Tour
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Jul 13 Only 2 seats left
Highlights
  • Raft down the Pacuare River.
  • Enjoy great activities in Arenal.
  • Explore the Monteverde cloud forest.
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Eco Adventure Trip In Costa Rica (Best Seller!)

of 9 reviews
Don't miss this chance to get your adrenaline pumping in Central America. Join us on ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends San Jose/San Jose
  • Operator Green World Adventures Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Self-Guided Tour
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Jun 27
Jun 28
Highlights
  • Explore Rincon de La Vieja National Park during a guided trip.
  • Tick zip lining off your bucket list in Rincon de La Vieja.
  • Relax on Tamarindo Beach & enjoy a sailing trip.
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Costa Rica: Rainforest & Beach Adventure

of 4 reviews
Join us on this 7-day trip and get the chance to explore one of the ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Liberia City/Liberia City
  • Operator Green World Adventures Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Self-Guided Tour
From US$ 1,050 7 days View Tour
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Jun 27
Jun 28
Highlights
  • Explore Tortuguero National Park.
  • Raft down the Pacuare River.
  • See the majestic Arenal Volcano.
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From Caribbean Coast To The Pacific

of 7 reviews
Join us on this 13-day guided Costa Rican tour and get the chance to enjoy ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends San Jose/San Jose
  • Operator Green World Adventures Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Self-Guided Tour
From US$ 2,441 13 days View Tour
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Jun 27
Jun 28
Highlights
  • Share a meal with local hosts in a G Adventures-supported community co-op..
  • Bliss out on a remote Costa Rican beach..
  • Stroll through Antigua's colonial streets..
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Backroads Of Central America

Take the road less travelled through Central America with other travellers your own age — ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends San José/Antigua Guatemala View Map
  • Operator G Adventures Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
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Highlights
  • Cycle through three different countries in two weeks.
  • Relax on Pacific beaches and the idyllic Caribbean islands of Bocas del Toro.
  • Discover the dramatic Ometepe Island, with its twin volcanic peaks.
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Exodus Travels

Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama

of 53 reviews
Starting in the graceful colonial city of Granada and ending in bustling Panama City, our ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Granada/Granada View Map
  • Operator Exodus Travels Active 14 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
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  • Walk across the hanging bridges of Arenal rainforest.
  • Relax on Tambor Beach, visit Tortuga Island.
  • Come across a variety of wild animals in Curu Reserve.
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Costa Rica Family Vacation

of 5 reviews
From the lush green rainforest of Arenal to the sandy beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends San Jose/San Jose
  • Operator Green World Adventures Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Self-Guided Tour
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Jun 27
Jun 28
Highlights
  • Swap the concrete jungle for the real thing on this trip into the rainforests, waterways, hot springs and palm-lined beaches of Costa Rica.
  • Long-nosed tapirs, white-faced capuchin monkeys, elegant ocelots and three-toed sloths – Costa Rica is home to all manner of exotic native animals, and this trip puts you in the perfect position to spot them.
  • Spend three days in the dense, vibrant forest of Monteverde, home to one of the worlds most elusive birds – the resplendent quetzal.
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Classic Costa Rica

of 80 reviews
Discover the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica – and the culture shaped by the tropical ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends San Jose/San Jose View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
SaveUS$ 445
From US$ 1,855 US$ 1,484 15 days View Tour
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Highlights
  • Who hasn't dreamt of snorkelling, sun-baking and cocktail-sipping in the Caribbean? Enjoy plenty of time to do just this in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, as well as seeing sloths, racoons and monkeys in nearby Cahulta National Park.
  • Dial the relaxation up a notch in Bocas del Toro, Panama, spending several nights on nearby Isla Bastimentos.
  • Waterfalls, wildflowers, hot springs and mountains - beautiful Boquete has it all.
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Costa Rica & Panama Discovery

of 62 reviews
Adventure-lovers rejoice! Here is a trip that delivers pure beach bliss, idyllic islands, curious creatures ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends San Jose/Panama City View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
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Jul 10 10+ seats left
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  • Revel in the beach vibe of Playa del Carmen.
  • Explore incredible Maya pyramids at Chichen Itza.
  • Travel along Mexico's amazing Yucatan Peninsula.
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Mexico & Guatemala Highlights

of 52 reviews
Travel from the beach delights of Playa del Carmen to the Central American highlands on ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Playa Del Carmen/Antigua View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
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Bamba Experience

Tico Ways (from Bogota)

Travel around Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica on this flexible hop-on hop-off pass allowing you to ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Bogota/San Jose View Map
  • Operator Bamba Experience Active 11 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
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Central America Tour Reviews

4.7 - Excellent Based on 1078 customer reviews
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Explore Belize
Bert Tribbey From USA
5 - Excellent
“Excellent”
Amazing and safe Reviewed Tour: Private Arenal Volcano Hanging Bridges & Hot Springs
Theresa Rardin
5 - Excellent
“Tour was amazing, safe driving, learned so much, it was so fun. Very professional but relaxed!”
Lots of variety and plenty of memorable experiences Reviewed Tour: From Caribbean Coast to the Pacific
Paul King From UK
5 - Excellent
“The tour was well thought out, with a nice blend between activities and relaxation. We stayed in 6 different locations and each provided something unique and enjoyable. It is hard to pick top highlights of the tour as there were so many.. which is testament to the tour and hence recommend it highly. All the were all at least “good” and some very nice (particularly los lacos in arenal). Transfers between the locations were efficient and takes a lot of stress off the experience.”

Central America - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Central America is one of the most interesting places to travel as it acts as a land bridge between Mexico and South America and is surrounded by the Pacific and Atlantic oceans on either side. You will find 7 different countries that make up central America which include Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

There are very few areas on the planet that have such a broad range of biodiversity available including rainforests, mountain ranges with steamy volcanoes, and some of the best surfing beaches to catch a wave.

Tour Highlights

There are so many places to visit across Central America, but we’ve narrowed down the best highlights, so you know where to focus your time and attention.

  • Mayan Ruins: If you’re headed to Central America seeing the different Mayan pyramids, cave dwellings, and different carvings on mountains and walls makes some really great Instagrammable moments. The different Mayan ruins run all across Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador and make for very affordable destinations.
  • Chasing Volcanoes: There are many different active and dormant volcanoes spread across Central American. Some of the most famous include the current active Pacaya volcano in Guatemala which regularly still spews smoke. Poas in Costa Rica is also famous among backpackers with it’s mile long crater lake as well many smaller geothermal lakes and springs.
  • Panama Canal: For just over 100 years now the Panama Canal has connected the middle of the Americas with a canal spreading over 5 miles of land using 3 different locks including the Miguel Pedro and Miraflores locks on the Pacific side and the Gatun locks on the Atlantic gulf side. We suggest visiting the Miraflores locks to see them in action.

Travel Tips

Here’s our top tips to ensure you have an awesome time in Central America:

  • Typically December to April is the dry season, so we suggest going during that time so you don’t get rained out on all your activities.
  • While there is quite a bit of internal conflict between the countries as their founding and history are all unique and different, each country is very receptive to tourists and it’s considered a perfect region to go backpacking through.
  • While malaria is said to be a risk in Central America, it is a very low risk and mostly found in a small region within Costa Rica. It is advised to ensure you check each local region’s suggested vaccines at least 8 weeks prior to visiting.

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