Central American Journey

From tropical cloud forests alive with jungle melodies to vast freshwater lakes and active volcanoes, this pocket of Central America is a pure, unrefined paradise. Relaxing beneath shaggy palms on a dark-sand beach in El Cuco, or spotting colourful birds perched on the colonial facades of Suchitoto. Standing in the shadow of mighty Arenal Volcano or spotting sloths among the canopy of Monteverde, this 17-day Central American journey through Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica is perfect for those who like their Lonely Planet Experience 'la forma natural' (the natural way).

Local leaders

Our local leaders will give you unique insights and take you to places that only the locals know about.

Sustainable travel

All our trips are carbon offset and help you to give back to local communities you visit along the way.

Why you'll love this trip

The stars of this trip are the dramatic and varied landscapes of lush Central America. If you’re thinking active volcanoes, idyllic beaches and emerald jungles – this trip has got you covered.

Quaint Suchitoto is a contemporary arts hub with a colonial facade. Explore the flower-studded balconies, galleries housed in 19th-century buildings and a lake teeming with thousands of local birds.

Stray off the beaten track in El Cuco, where the dark-sand beaches are secluded, the surf breaks are pumping, and the sunsets are unforgettable.

Nicaragua is often neglected by travellers in favour of its neighbours, but their loss is your gain! Travel through Central America’s largest country and discover towns largely untouched by tourism.

Hike, cycle or zip-line through the steamy cloud forests of Monteverde – there’s so many ways to experience the lush canopies and see unique Central American wildlife.

Is this trip right for you?

You cover heaps of ground on this trip, and so there are some long travel days (especially Day 8). Although this can be tiresome, it's a great opportunity to sit back, enjoy the passing scenery and to bond with your fellow travellers. This is a real Central American adventure, after all!

This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.

As this trip covers destinations across five countries, you'll need to make several border crossings. While these are usually straightforward, please prepare to be patient.

Central America is tropical, so expect a hot and humid climate. Make sure you protect yourself from the sun, wear comfortable, light clothing and stay hydrated - especially when out on walking tours.

There are many opportunities to get active on this adventure.

From walking the Costa Rican border crossing to optional full-day volcano hikes, this trip can involve a lot of walking. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness.

There will be times when you have to walk with your luggage, and for this reason, we recommend packing light and using a backpack or something easy to carry.

Your flights are not included but can be arranged by your agent

Easy payment options - contact us for more details

Contact us on 046 9068600 / 0818 333 990 or email info@travalue.ie

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Antigua

Day 2: Copan

Day 3: Suchitoto

Day 4: Suchitoto

Day 5: San Miguel / El Cuco

Day 6: El Cuco

Day 7: Leon

Day 8: Granada

Day 9: Granada

Day 10: Ometepe Island

Day 11: Ometepe Island

Day 12: Monteverde

Day 13: Monteverde

Day 14: La Fortuna

Day 15: La Fortuna

Day 16: San Jose

Day 17: San Jose

 

€1410 pp based on a departure on the 6th of March 2023

Includes:

Transport:

Private vehicle, Public bus, local bus, Taxi, Shared boat, Ferry

Accommodation:

Hotel (14 nights), Lodge (2 nights)

Included activities:

Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
Copan - Archeological site (entrance fee and transport, no guide)
Suchitoto - Leader led walking tour
San Miguel - Salvadoran Pupusa cooking demonstration
Leon - Leader led walking tour
Monteverde - Leader led walking tour
La Fortuna - Leader led walking tour
San Jose - Leader-led walking tour

Your flights are not included but can be arranged by your agent

Easy payment options - contact us for more details

Contact us on 046 9068600 / 0818 333 990 or email info@travalue.ie

 

 

A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. 

Single supplement from an extra €425 

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