Central America Tours
Diversity. The word sums up Central America travel. So geographically close to the frenzy of North America, yet a million miles away in culture and lifestyle, this small area changes colours as quickly as a chameleon. Each country is so different that a simple border crossing will bring a whole new mix of surprises and cultural experiences. If beach life and water activities are your thing then a Central America tour is perfect for you. Snorkeling, sailing, SCUBA diving, surfing, parasailing, swimming and windsurfing are all possible in virtually any Central American country. For history and culture buffs the archaeological ruins of Tikal in Guatemala or Copan in Honduras are fascinating reminders of the ancient Mayan civilization. Whether you have just a week or a full month to travel, Central America has something for you.
Cuba Colonial (CCC)
The melody of horns floating through the air, classic cars parked in colonial squares, revolutionary statues—get over the resort wall and discover the real Cuba! Travel east to Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa and encounter the birthplace of Cuban rhythms and revolutionary fervour. Soak in Spanish heritage while exploring churches, forts and cobblestoned streets. Overnight in homestays for an immersive Cuban experience few travellers get to enjoy. Don't just walk down the road less travelled—dance down it. Viva la Revolución!
Highlights: Dance salsa with the locals, walk in Che Guevara's footsteps, bond with your host family in a homestay, explore breathtaking beaches
Panama Experience (CRSP)
From San José, hit the beach and mountain retreats on your way to the locks of the world-famous Panama Canal at the centre of the Americas. Visit gorgeous islands and chill to reggae beats on Caribbean beaches. Search for the quetzal bird in cloud forests and shake your tailfeather in the clubs of Panama City. With your hotel and transport arranged by our CEOs, you can concentrate on choosing your own adventure.
Highlights: Listen to the reggae rhythms wafting through the Caribbean air, stare out at the crystal blue ocean, walk through lush greenery in the highlands, kick back in a hammock on the Pacific, marvel at ships passing through the Panama Canal.
From the hustle of modern Mexico City, which preserves its magic from centuries gone by, to the ruins at Chichén Itzá, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, this adventure takes in the cultural and historical highlights. It’s perfect for travellers on a tight budget looking to see as much as possible of this diverse region.
Highlights: Visit Mayan ruins, dance the night away in Mexican clubs, bargain for beautiful textiles and handmade goods at colourful markets, savour the tasty Mexican food and drink, chill on the white-sand beaches of the Mayan Riviera.
Check out three great western highlights—from volcanoes to cloud forests to beaches and monkeys. Start with the area near Arenal Volcano, known for rafting and hot springs, then to the unique ecosystem of Monteverde's cloud forests. Finish with beach time in Manuel Antonio, blessed with wildlife, fantastic beaches and great nightlife.
Highlights: Enjoy the activities around Arenal Volcano, zipline through the cloud forest in Monteverde, relax on tranquil beaches or surf at Manuel Antonio.
Costa Rica Pass - Route 4 Self Drive (TCR4DN)
Drive around three great western highlights: from volcanoes to cloud forests to beaches and monkeys. Start with the area near active Arenal Volcano, known for rafting and hot springs, then head to the hills and the unique ecosystem of Monteverde's cloud forests. Finish it all with some beach time in Manuel Antonio Park, blessed with wildlife, fantastic beaches, and the best nightlife on the Pacific coast.
Highlights: San José, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio/Quepos Area
Travel from coast to coast, from the Caribbean-flavoured beaches of Costa Rica's Atlantic coast to the Latin rhythms of Guanacaste, known for its miles of beaches, killer surf and consistently sunny weather. In between, make a stop on the country's volcanic backbone at the Arenal Volcano, a wonderland of rafting, hiking, waterfalls and hot springs.
Highlights: Enjoy the surf and relax with a cocktail on the beach, keep active around Arenal Volcano, kayak the estuaries along the coast at Guanacaste.
Our most comprehensive Costa Rica Pass adventure! Start with the jungles and canals of Tortuguero, nesting ground for giant sea turtles. Next, try rafting or relax in hot springs around Arenal Volcano before heading into the cool hills of the Monteverde cloud forest region. Soak in the dramatic volcanic scenery of remote Rincon de la Vieja before topping it all off with some beach time and monkeys in Manuel Antonio.
Highlights: View wildlife at Tortuguero National Park, keep active around Arenal Volcano, zipline through the treetops in the cloud forest reserve.
Cuba Family Adventure (CCFA)
Cuba’s past is well-known, but what of its present? Take the family and find out for yourself on this jam-packed 12-day adventure that celebrates the island’s colonial past and vibrant modern-day culture. Here, you’ll learn to salsa in Havana, go swimming in Cueva de los Peces, explore colonial Trinidad and learn about the revolution in historic Santa Clara. Blessed with history, culture, and unspoiled natural splendour, Cuba is captivating, indoors and out.
Highlights: Cruise through Havana in a vintage automobile, bliss out on a beautiful beach overlooking the Caribbean, explore Indian Cave by boat, walk among karst peaks, visit a crocodile farm, learn about fascinating Cuban history.
Costa Rica Pass - Route 4 Self Drive (TCR4DN)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Cuba Colonial (CCC)||15 days||Classic||Standard||
|Panama Experience (CRSP)||14 days||Yolo||Basic||
|Mexico: Cities, Cuisine & Ruins (MMC)||15 days||Yolo||Basic||
|Costa Rica Pass - Route 4 Adventure Bus (TCR4BN)||11 days||Classic||Standard||
|Costa Rica Pass - Route 4 Self Drive (TCR4DN)||11 days||Classic||Standard||
|Costa Rica Pass - Route 5 Adventure Bus (TCR5BN)||11 days||Classic||Standard||
|Costa Rica Pass - Route 6 Adventure Bus (TCR6BN)||15 days||Classic||Standard||
|Cuba Family Adventure (CCFA)||12 days||Family||Upgraded||