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Great Mexico & Central American Journey

59 days,Mexico City to Panama City

Mayan Riviera's white sand, bustling Mexico City, bargaining at local markets, Mayan ruins, opportunity to snorkel coral reefs off Belize, the Bay Islands and Bocas del Toro, colourful colonial cities, Guatemala overnight homestay, breathtaking Ometepe Island, volcanoes, experiencing misty Monteverde.


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If you want to soak up the colours and culture of this incredible region, this is the ultimate expedition. From the magic of Mexico City to the Panama Canal, you won't miss a thing on this epic adventure that spans seven countries over two months. Explore striking pyramids, lush cloud forests and the pristine beaches of Central America. Chill to reggae beats and feel the pulse of life in Mayan towns for an immersive experience that few travellers get to know. Our expert CEOs will take the hassle out of planning—so you can concentrate on choosing your own adventure!

What's Included

  • Orientation walk in Puebla, Oaxaca, San Crístóbal De Las Casas, Mérida, Antigua and Granada, Guatemala homestay experience, Mayan Riviera beaches, Excursion to Bay Islands, Trip to Bocas del Toro Archipelago.
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 dinners. (Allow USD1380-1800 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels, (54 nts), overnight bus (1 nt), local homestay (3 nts).
  • Public bus, boat, van, taxi, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 10
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Reverse Itinerary

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Day 1 Mexico City

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-16 Mexico

Orientation walks in Puebla, Oaxaca, San Cristóbal de las Casas and Mérida. Options to visit the Mayan ruins of Palenque, Chichén Itzá and Tulum, the pyramids at Teotihuacán, traditional highland Mayan villages, markets, swim in cenotes (underground pools) and at Mayan Riviera beaches.

Day 17-21 Belize

Options to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, visit sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal, or explore the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve.

Day 22-30 Guatemala (1D)

Orientation walk in Antigua, visit to Chichicastenango market and local homestay experience. Options to visit the Mayan ruins of Tikal, take a boat trip down to the coastal town of Livingston or visit the local villages around Lake Atitlán.

Day 31-36 Honduras

Options to visit the Mayan ruins of Copán, snorkel, scuba dive or just relax on the beach in the Bay Islands.

Day 37-40 Nicaragua (2B, 2D)

Orientation walk in Granada. Options to visit Masaya volcano and market, kayak the isletas in Lake Nicaragua or climb one of the two volcanoes that make up the island of Ometepe. Stay in a homestay in a small community on Ometepe and get to know how the locals live.

Day 41-48 Costa Rica

Options to go rafting, waterfall rappelling, ziplining through the cloud forest, visit a coffee plantation, see the Arenal Volcano, soak in the hot springs or cycle along the beaches of the Caribbean coast.

Day 49-58 Panama.

Options to snorkel or dive in the Caribbean, hike through the cloud forest, surf, raft, visit the Panama Canal or explore Panama City.

Day 59 Panama City

Depart at any time.