Central American Explorer

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5.0 Based on 2 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Explorer
  • Active and outdoor
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 25 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Panama City, Panama
  • Ends Antigua, Guatemala
  • +11
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Copan Learn more about the ancient Maya culture at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the greatest Maya ruins in the Americas
  • Antigua Explore this elegant colonial city, overlooked by three volcanoes
  • Panama Canal One of the Modern Wonders of the World
  • Monteverde Search for the beautiful quetzal in this remarkable cloudforest reserve
The "Central American Explorer" trip starts in Panama City and ends in Antigua. The "Central American Explorer" trip is an active and outdoor trip that takes 25 days. You will travel through Ometepe, Antigua, Bocas Del Toro and 10 other destinations visiting Nicaragua, Costa Rica and 3 more countries. This is a guided small group tour. The trip includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A world of contrasts await on this epic adventure covering 5 countries in just 25 days, discovering the highlights of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala. Discover verdant rainforests, smouldering volcanoes, paradise islands and ancient ruins. Caribbean - Unwind on the beautiful islands of Bocas del Toro and Roatan, snorkelling in the warm waters of the Caribbean sea Copan - Discover the ancient Maya at this impeccable UNESCO World Heritage site Wildlife - Search for the beautiful quetzal in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Anthony
  • On Dec 03 2020
5 - Excellent
“Tomas, the guide was first class”
  • Ian
  • On Apr 03 2020
5 - Excellent
“| enjoyed the trip vey much...very diverse..Only one moan..the optional trips were a little expensive.Apart from that it was great!”
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  • Day 1 : Join tour in Panama City (Panama)
  • Day 2 : Panama Canal visit; afternoon free to explore the city
  • Day 3 : Public bus to David then head to Boquete
  • Day 4 : Drive and boat to the Bocas del Toro Archipelago
  • Day 5 : In Bocas del Toro, optional boat trip around the islands
  • Day 6 : Journey to Sarapiqui (Costa Rica)
  • Day 7 : Travel to Arenal; optional evening bathe in hot springs
  • Day 8 : Drive to Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve via Arenal Volcano
  • Day 9 : Guided reserve walk; optional canopy tour and night walk
  • Day 10 : Transfer to Rincon de la Vieja and free afternoon for optional hiking
  • Day 11 : Visit the Rincon de la Vieja National park
  • Day 12 : Travel to Ometepe (Nicaragua); optional walks
  • Day 13 : Free day to discover Ometepe Island
  • Day 14 : Journey to the mainland and head to Granada
  • Day 15 : In Granada; free day to explore the colonial city
  • Day 16 : Drive to Leon via Masaya Market
  • Day 17 : Free morning for optional Cerro Negro Volcano hike; drive Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
  • Day 18 : Fly to Roatan
  • Day 19 : On Roatan, choose to relax on beaches, kayak or snorkel
  • Day 20 : Head back to the mainland and travel to Copan Ruinas
  • Day 21 : Visit the UNESCO Site of Copan, free afternoon
  • Day 22 : Drive to Antigua (Guatemala); walking tour of the town
  • Day 23 : Free day to explore Antigua or optional trip to Chichicastenango Market
  • Day 24 : Free day to spend in Antigua or choose to visit Lake Atitlan
  • Day 25 : Tour ends Antigua
  • 17 Breakfasts
  • Torres de Alba (2 nights)
  • Hotel Oasis (1 night)
  • Hotel Laguna (2 nights)
  • Hotel Gavilan Rio Sarapiqui (1 night)
  • Hotel Arenal Country Inn (1 night)
  • El Bosque Hotel (2 nights)
  • Buena Vista Lodge (2 nights)
  • Hotel Villa Paraiso (2 nights)
  • Hotel Granada (2 nights)
  • Hotel Austria (1 night)
  • Hotel G&V (1 night)
  • Hotel Splash Inn (2 nights)
  • Hotel Plaza Copan (2 nights)
  • Villa Colonial (3 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • Flight
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Boat Crew
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to Panama City and from Antigua 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 Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Central American Explorer 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.


For any tour departures within 18 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Central American Explorer 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 Explorer 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
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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