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Central American Explorer

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5.0 Based on 2 Reviews
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  • Active and outdoor
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 25 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Panama City, Panama
  • Ends Antigua, Guatemala
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  • 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
  • Caribbean Relax on the beautiful Bocas De Toro archipelago and Roatan Island
  • Leon and Granada Discover these lively colonial cities, historic rivals for the title of capital city of Nicaragua
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The "Central American Explorer" tour starts in Panama City and ends in Antigua. The "Central American Explorer" tour is an active and outdoor trip that takes 25 days. You will travel through Bocas Del Toro, Granada, Sarapiqui and 10 other destinations visiting Honduras, Guatemala and 3 more countries. This is a guided small group tour. The tour 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
  • Urban Riande Granada (2 nights)
  • Hotel Oasis (1 night)
  • Hotel Laguna (2 nights)
  • Hotel Gavilan Rio Sarapiqui (1 night)
  • Hotel Arenal Country Inn (1 night)
  • Claro de Luna (2 nights)
  • Buena Vista Lodge (2 nights)
  • Hotel Villa Paraiso (2 nights)
  • Hotel Patio del Malinche (2 nights)
  • Hotel Austria (1 night)
  • Hotel G&V (1 night)
  • West Bay Colonial Hotel (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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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

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 17 July 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 July 2022, 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 traveling 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.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
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