Central American Highlights

Visit Volcan Masaya


Available as a Self Drive or Escorted Tour holiday

15 nights from £990 per person.

ID: TCL-4-475

Description

On this two-week adventure through Central America we discover colonial towns in Nicaragua and El Salvador, explore bustling local markets in the Guatemalan highlands and search for wildlife in Costa Rica. Cruising along Lake Atitlan we visit local villages - home to the Tzutujil Maya people. We also explore the ancient site of Copan in Honduras, and uncover the rich history of the Maya kingdom.

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Package Summary
  • Antigua – Explore this elegant colonial city, overlooked by three volcanoes
  • Guatemalan Highlands – Visit the colourful Chichicastenango market and Maya villages around Lake Atitlan.
  • Copan – Learn more about the ancient Maya culture at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the greatest Maya ruins in the Americas
  • Suchitoto – Enjoy the charms of this pretty colonial town beside the shores of Lake Suchitlan
  • Leon and Granada – Discover these lively colonial cities, historically rivals for the title of capital city of Nicaragua
Summary Itinerary
  • Day 1 – Join tour in Antigua (Guatemala)
  • Day 2 – Morning walking tour of Antigua, free afternoon to explore
  • Day 3 – Travel to Panajachel; boat trip on Atitlan Lake
  • Day 4 – Visit Chichicastenango Market. Drive to Copan (Honduras)
  • Day 5 – Visit the UNESCO Site of Copan, free afternoon
  • Day 6 – Journey to Suchitoto (El Salvador)
  • Day 7 – In Suchitoto, optional boat trip on the lake
  • Day 8 – Transfer to the colonial town of Leon (Nicaragua)
  • Day 9 – Free Day; optionals include hiking to Cerro Negro Volcano
  • Day 10 – Travel to Granada via Masaya Volcano National Park
  • Day 11 – In Granada; explore the city or optional sea kayaking
  • Day 12 – Head to San Juan del Sur on the Pacific Coast
  • Day 13 – Travel to Cano Negro National Wildlife Refuge (Costa Rica)
  • Day 14 – Optional wildlife boat trip, before driving to Sarapiqui
  • Day 15 – Morning free. Afternoon head to the capital, San Jose
  • Day 16 – Tour ends San Jose

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