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Central America tours reveal a mix of culture that dates back 4000 years and includes ancient Mayan heritage, laid-back Caribbean vibes and Spanish colonial history. Central America offers the perfect combination of culture and adventure, with the chance to enjoy adrenaline-fuelled activities amidst the spectacular landscapes.

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Costa Rica Eco Adventure

Costa Rica Eco Adventure
  • 7 Days - San Jose (Costa Rica) and Back
  • Tour Only from £1,462

Embark on an eco-adventure through a land of volcanoes, waterfalls and cloud forests. Glide through tree-lined waterways and relax in thermal pools, sample chocolate made from the world's best cacao and go on a journey back in time with a native Quaker who will share stories of Old Town Monteverde.

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Costa Rica Eco Adventure

Costa Rica Eco Adventure
  • 7 Days - San Jose (Costa Rica) to Liberia
  • Tour Only from £1,462

Glide through tree-lined waterways and relax in thermal pools, sample chocolate made from the world's best cacao and journey back in time with a native Quaker in Old Town Monteverde.

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Treasures of the Yucatan

Treasures of the Yucatan
  • 7 Days - Cancun and Back
  • Tour Only from £1,485

Delve into the soul of the Yucatán-home to sun, sea and the glories of an ancient civilisation which once ruled Central America, then mysteriously disappeared.

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Monkeys Jungles and Volcanoes

Monkeys Jungles and Volcanoes
  • 7 Days - San Jose (Costa Rica) and Back
  • Tour Only from £1,485

Glide along the canals of Tortuguero under the watchful eyes of colourful toucans and trek up the slopes of the Arenal Volcano-a family adventure in the Pura Vida playground.

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Costa Rica Eco Adventure with Guanacaste

Costa Rica Eco Adventure with Guanacaste
  • 9 Days - San Jose (Costa Rica) to Liberia
  • Tour Only from £1,862

This is a locally hosted extension.

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Natural Splendours of Costa Rica

Natural Splendours of Costa Rica
  • 10 Days - San Jose and Back
  • Fly Tour from £1,995

Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the small country of Costa Rica is one of the most ecologically diverse places on Earth. This journey explores some of the major national parks and the astonishing variety of wildlife and contrasting habitats found here, including rainforest, cloud forest, volcanoes, lakes and canals.

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Splendours of Cuba

Splendours of Cuba
  • 11 Days - Havana and Back
  • Fly Tour from £2,145

Cuba is changing fast, so this is a great time to visit while its exotic and distinctive style remains. Discover faded colonial grandeur in Havana and Trinidad, delightful rolling countryside, tobacco and coffee plantations, the historical sites of the revolution and the ever-present rhythms of the son and mambo styles of music.

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Natural Wonders of Costa Rica

Natural Wonders of Costa Rica
  • 14 Days - San Jose to Panama City
  • Fly Tour from £2,299

A tangled jungle of eco-wonderland swathed in palm-fringed beaches and enchanting cloud forests - Costa Rica is perfect for those with an appreciation for the natural world. Our tour combines unforgettable wildlife-watching opportunities, typical coffee culture in San Jose, the colonial splendour of Panama City and the astonishing engineering marvel of the Panama Canal.

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St Lucia - Island in the Sun

St Lucia - Island in the Sun
  • 8 Days - St Lucia and Back
  • Fly Tour from £2,399

​If you're looking for the ultimate Caribbean retreat, put St Lucia – a paradise isle where natural beauty abounds – right to the top of your list! Get away from it all as you relax on white-sand beaches and enjoy the excitement of a rainforest safari.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica
  • 13 Days - San Jose and Back
  • Fly Tour from £2,399

In Costa Rica every road seems to lead to another waterfall, a coffee plantation, a volcano, a lush rainforest or a stunning tropical beach. Everywhere you look, you are greeted by smiling faces who are immensely proud to live in a country whose happy motto is ‘pura vida’ - pure life!

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Discover Central America

The Maya civilisations sprawled from Mexico to Honduras, leaving ruins across Central America where visitors can step back in time to a mysterious past with visits to lost temples, great ruined cities and pyramids hidden in the jungle.

The Mayan culture still persists today with over 6 million Maya carrying on the traditions and cultures of their ancestors. The Spanish conquistadors left their mark throughout Central America with atmospheric colonial cities, whilst African culture has influenced the Caribbean coast. Verdant rainforests, mist-shrouded volcanoes, secluded islands and white sandy beaches make Central America a holiday destination like no other.

Turquoise lagoons, fascinating caves, vivid green jungles and tumbling waterfalls combine to create a wealth of natural beauty. One of the world’s greatest engineering marvels, the Panama Canal connects the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and transitting the canal is an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Central America touring holidays are perfect for adventure lovers, with the opportunity to hike along the summits of rocky volcanoes to see boiling mud pools and crater lakes, snorkel among vibrant reefs in warm Caribbean waters and white-water raft along pristine rivers. Whale enthusiasts can observe grey whales, sea lions and bottlenose dolphins at close quarters in Mexico whilst Central America’s national parks are home to an array of wildlife including toucans, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys and leatherback turtles. For a more relaxing experience some tours feature visits to local rum distilleries or coffee plantations high up in the mountains.


Highlights of Central America

  • Costa Rica

    Costa Rica is a nature-lover’s paradise with landscapes ranging from pristine cloud forests, mangrove swamps and smouldering volcanoes to coffee plantations and beautiful beaches. Tortuguero National Park has a fascinating ecosystem with over 350 species of birds and mammals. Hawksbill turtles, green sea turtles and giant leatherbacks make their nests on the beaches here while the rainforest is home to howler monkeys, toucans, caimans and sloths. Manuel Antonio National Park’s trails offer the chance to see white-faced monkeys and the Costa Rican squirrel monkey which is only found here. Visitors can traverse the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest from hanging bridges or zipline through the canopy.

  • Panama

    Dividing oceans and continents, Panama is best known for the amazing feat of engineering that is the Panama Canal which stretches 80km and connects the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. The country’s landscape includes clear turquoise seas, unspoiled cloud forests and colourful coral reefs, and its amazing biodiversity make it a birdwatcher’s paradise. Panama City is the most cosmopolitan capital city in Central America with shimmering skyscrapers and the futuristic BioMuseo which was designed by Frank Gehry. Learn about the thriving indigenous communities of the Kuna Indians in the remote San Blas islands and the Emberá tribes in the Chagres National Park.

  • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

    A wonderful display of ancient and natural wonders has been squeezed into Ecuador, one of the smallest countries in South America. The charming colonial town of Cuenca and the capital of Quito are steeped in history with red-roofed colonial houses, flower-filled plazas and a number of cathedrals. Cotopaxi National Park, located on the Avenue of Volcanoes is home to the highest active volcano in the world and the tranquil Quilotoa crater lake. The Andean villages perfectly showcase the colourful local culture including the handcrafted textiles, delightful fresh-seafood dishes and sprawling markets.

    The famous Galapagos Islands are located 1,000 km west of mainland Ecuador and are a magnet for wildlife lovers. These isolated, volcanic islands have a truly unique eco-system with many species that are not found anywhere else on Earth, including the giant tortoise and marine iguana. This pristine wildlife haven is famous for inspiring Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution as it was here that Darwin noted that blue-footed boobies and finches were perfectly adapted to their environment.

  • Nicaragua

    Discover Nicaragua’s extraordinary landscape of volcanoes, lakes, white sandy beaches and vast rainforests as well as its colourful colonial history. The elegant architecture of the colonial city of Granada includes a beautifully-preserved cathedral, enchanting mansions and the Convento de San Francisco which holds a collection of ancient stone carvings dating back over 1,000 years. Nicaragua is renowned for its delicious coffee and tours of rural plantations offer the chance to discover how coffee is produced.

  • Guatemala

    As the birthplace of the ancient Maya, Guatemala’s culture and history dates back centuries, with indigenous Mayan people today still proudly maintaining their traditions and languages. Discover the Mayan pyramids of Tikal or see the architectural legacy left by the Spanish in colonial cities. The country’s natural beauty includes jungles teeming with wildlife, highland mountains and shimmering lakes dominated by volcanoes.

  • The Caribbean

    Thousands of idyllic islands, reefs and cays make up the Caribbean with stunning landscapes of volcanic peaks, rainforests, lagoons and golden palm tree-fringed beaches. Each island has its own unique character; discover the revolutionary history of Cuba, the French atmosphere of Martinique and the glorious Bahamas with crystal-clear waters and colourful coral reefs. Relax with an exotic rum cocktail and enjoy the unhurried Caribbean tempo, or hike into the emerald rainforests for a more active adventure.

  • Mexico

    Mexico is awash with history, from the ancient civilisations that built some of the world’s greatest monuments, to the Spanish conquistadors that left beautifully preserved colonial towns. The jungle-covered Yucatan Peninsula is dotted with ancient ruins including the Mayan pyramids and temples of Uxmal, Kabah and Chichen Itza. Mexico’s spectacular natural scenery encompasses tropical rainforests, cactus-strewn deserts, snow-capped volcanoes and dramatic waterfalls. Palm-fringed beaches line the 10,000km of coastline, including Acapulco’s natural horseshoe-shaped natural bay and Cancun’s powdery white sands and turquoise waters.

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