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Central America tour Ideas

Poison dart frog, Bocas del Toro

From Aztec ruins and Catholic cathedrals to lively rainforests and deserted beaches, Central America packs an incredibly diverse array of attractions into a compact area. Collectively, our specialists have explored it all and can help introduce you to a region’s landmark sights, as well as lesser-known attractions that offer a deeper insight into the area’s rich culture, history and wildlife.

Our sample itineraries aim to give you a basic starting point and show you what is possible. However, when it comes to planning your tour, we’ll create a personal itinerary based on your interests —  whether you’re hoping to go whale watching in Baja California, discover jungle-covered Palenque in Mexico, or dive the Blue Hole in Belize.

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Ideas for your trip to Central America

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Central America, and they showcase some of the routes that we've found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

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  • Blue Hole, Belize

    Belize beach break

    • Five night stay at one of Belize's best beachfront hotels.

    • Incredible snorkeling and diving opportunities.

    • Enjoy a sunset boat cruise off Ambergris Caye.

    • Fly over the Great Blue Hole.

    6 days from CAD2,900pp

  • Leon Cathedral, Nicaragua

    Historic Nicaragua

    • Explore the colourful and vibrant city of Granada.

    • Learn about Nicaragua's turbulent modern history in León.

    • Stare down into the active Masaya volcano crater.

    • Enjoy remote beaches on the Pacific Coast.

    10 days from CAD4,995pp

  • Views over the Casco Viejo, Panama City

    Panama City, the Canal & beach

    • Explore the three cities within Panama City.

    • Get up close to the enormous locks by taking a partial transit of the Panama Canal.

    • Learn about the culture, traditions and history of the Emberá Indians in Chagres National Park.

    • Relax on a remote Pacific beach.

    10 days from CAD5,865pp

  • Sloth, Tortuguero National Park

    Highlights of Costa Rica

    Costa Rica
    • Explore the canal networks of Tortuguero National Park.

    • See a huge array of wildlife from tiny frogs to sloths and tropical birds.

    • Trek in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano.

    • Relax on the beach, or take a surf lesson instead.

    • Zip-line through the cloudforest and relax in a natural hot spring.

    10 days from CAD5,900pp

  • Hot air ballooning over Teotihuacan

    City break: 5 nights in Mexico City

    • Soar over the UNESCO-listed archaeological zone of Teotihuacán in a hot air balloon.

    • Discover the surrounding colonial cities of Cuernavaca and Taxco.

    • Uncover the history behind the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco.

    • Taste some of the wonderful street food on offer.

    6 days from CAD6,200pp

  • Chichen Itza, Mexico

    Mexico's Yucatán uncovered: cities, ruins & beaches

    • Explore the attractive UNESCO-preserved colonial center of Campeche.

    • Marvel at the breathtaking Maya sites of Chichén Itzá, Uxmal and Kabáh.

    • Admire the crumbling ruins of Tulum with its backdrop of white sand beaches and turquoise seas.

    • Take a traditional Mexican cookery class in vibrant Mérida.

    10 days from CAD6,470pp

  • Morgan's Rock, Nicaragua

    Classic Nicaragua tour

    • Marvel at the vast crater of the Masaya Volcano.

    • Relax, walk, kayak or mountain bike on Ometepe Island.

    • Relax on beautiful Pacific coastline beaches.

    • Explore the colourful and vibrant cities of Granada and León.

    12 days from CAD6,810pp

  • Arenal Volcano, Arenal Volcano

    Discover Costa Rica

    Costa Rica
    • Raft along the class III and IV rapids of the Pacuare River to and from the remote jungle lodge.

    • Zip along wires strung across the forest.

    • Trek through the jungle to meet indigenous tribes.

    • Take a surf lesson on one of Costa Rica's Pacific beaches.

    9 days from CAD6,995pp

  • Palenque, Mexico

    Maya highlights of Mexico

    • Marvel at the jungle-clad Maya pyramids of Palenque.

    • Explore cosmopolitan Mérida with its pretty squares, museums and elegant mansions.

    • Visit the spectacular Maya sites of Uxmal and Chichén Itzá.

    • Relax on a pristine beach near the crumbling ruins of Tulum.

    11 days from CAD7,160pp

  • Hummingbird, Costa Rica

    Birdwatching in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica
    • Enjoy the services of an expert naturalist guide at the Turrialba's renowned birding lodge, Rancho Naturalista.

    • Visit La Selva Biological Station to explore the pristine tropical forest trails, home to 448 species of birds.

    • Discover the famous resplendent quetzal in the tranquil cloudforest of San Gerardo de Dota.

    13 days from CAD7,995pp

  • Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

    Culinary Tour of Mexico

    • Get to know Mexico City and experience some of the wonderful street food on offer.

    • Visit Puebla and explore the surrounding countryside with its archaeological ruins.

    • Learn the secrets of Mexican cuisine through street food tours and market exploration in Oaxaca.

    • Take a cooking class with a local chef.

    • Relax at the coastal town of Huatulco and enjoy the delicious seafood available.

    13 days from CAD8,260pp

  • Panama City by night

    Classic Panama tour

    • Explore the buzzing Panama City.

    • Get up close to the enormous locks and tankers by transiting the Panama Canal.

    • Meet the indigenous Kuna community on the San Blas Islands.

    • Relax on the beautiful beaches of Bocas del Toro.

    13 days from CAD8,275pp

  • Palenque, Mexico

    Classic Mexico tour

    • Mexico City — the country's buzzing capital.

    • Palenque — Mexico's atmospheric Mayan ruins in the heart of the jungle.

    • Chichén Itzá — the most famous of Mexico's Mayan ruins.

    • Enjoy the long stretches of soft sandy beach in the Mayan Riviera.

    14 days from CAD8,285pp

  • Playa Delfines, Cancun

    Mexico's Mayan Riviera

    • Seven-night stay at one of Mexico's best beachfront hotels.

    • Take a tour to discover the fascinating ruins of Chichén Itzá.

    • Fantastic snorkeling and diving opportunities.

    • Relax on a long stretch of soft sandy beach.

    8 days from CAD8,745pp

  • Red-eyed Tree Frog, Costa Rica

    Classic Costa Rica tour

    Costa Rica
    • Take a boat trip among the lush network of canals in Tortuguero National Park.

    • Explore Arenal Volcano, an activity hub home to hanging bridges, lake kayaking and hot springs.

    • Relax on one of Costa Rica's pristine beaches.

    • Visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, a mystical temporal forest hiding a myriad of birdlife.

    12 days from CAD8,750pp

  • Cayo District, Belize

    Guatemala & Belize uncovered

    Guatemala and Belize
    • Stunning Lake Atitlán with its backdrop of volcanoes.

    • Verdant countryside of the Cayo District.

    • Fascinating Mayan ruins hidden in the jungle.

    • Explore the exquisite colonial city of Antigua.

    • Snorkeling in the turquoise waters of Ambergris Caye.

    14 days from CAD8,790pp

  • Train journey through Copper Canyon

    Discover Copper Canyon by train

    • Explore the Copper Canyon on board El Chepe.

    • Spend time on the Pacific coast exploring the town of Zihuatanejo.

    • Get to know Mexico City with a private guided tour.

    • Visit the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco where you'll tour the canals and floating islands.

    13 days from CAD8,795pp

  • Ambergris Caye, Belize

    Belize honeymoon

    • Snorkel with sharks, turtles and rays on Ambergris Caye.

    • A visit to Belize's last frontier, the Toledo District, where you can visit cacao plantations and swim in caves.

    • A relaxing end to the trip as you unwind on Placencia's beaches.

    11 days from CAD9,135pp

  • Sloth, Costa Rica

    Wildlife of Costa Rica

    Costa Rica
    • Wander cloudforest canopy walkways in search of a variety of birdlife.

    • Enjoy a river safari in the Caño Negro Wildlife Reserve.

    • Visit the coastal Manuel Antonio National Park to spot white-faced capuchin monkeys, among other species.

    • Explore the Osa Peninsula, home to the highest concentration of wildlife in Costa Rica.

    11 days from CAD9,185pp

  • Santa Catalina Arch in Antigua

    Grand tour of Guatemala

    • Explore the pretty cobbled streets of colonial Antigua.

    • Admire the scenery around Lake Atitlán with its backdrop of volcanoes.

    • Visit authentic local communities and markets in Guatemala's highlands.

    • Tour the turquoise pools and limestone caves at Semuc Champey.

    • Marvel at the Maya temples of Tikal, towering above El Petén's lush jungle.

    12 days from CAD9,410pp

  • Howler monkey, Belize

    Grand tour of Belize

    • The plantations and Caribbean culture of Punta Gorda.

    • Spotting toucans and macaws in the trees above your lodge in Orange Walk.

    • Explore the jungles and caves of the Cayo District.

    • Swimming and diving in Ambergris Caye.

    13 days from CAD9,655pp

  • Manuel Antonio

    Classic Costa Rica self-drive tour

    Costa Rica
    • Explore Costa Rica’s magical landscapes in your own 4x4, with the freedom to stop whenever you like.

    • Enjoy a river safari in the remote Caño Negro Wildlife Reserve.

    • Explore Arenal Volcano, an activity hub home to hanging bridges, lake kayaking and hot springs.

    • Discover the trails of Manuel Antonio, where rainforest meets beach.

    • Explore the Osa Peninsula, one of the most bio-diverse areas of Costa Rica.

    14 days from CAD9,995pp

  • Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

    Self-drive Mexico: Baja California

    • Soar over the UNESCO-listed archaeological zone of Teotihuacán in a hot air balloon.

    • Explore the desert landscape of the Baja Peninsula at your own pace.

    • Day trip to Espíritu Santo Island to spot a number of bird species as well as observe and snorkel with playful sea lions.

    • Boat excursions to spot whales and dolphins in pristine lagoons.

    14 days from CAD10,120pp

  • Bocas del Toro

    Birdwatching & Bocas del Toro in Panama

    • Explore the three cities within Panama City.

    • Get up close to the enormous Miraflores Locks.

    • Stay at the best birding lodges in the country.

    • Walk the beautiful Quetzal Trail.

    • Experience some of the most remote and pristine islands of the Bocas del Toro archipelago.

    14 days from CAD11,795pp