Overview & Highlights
Three contrasting countries. Combine the volcanoes and cloud forests of Costa Rica; colonial Antigua, Lake Atitlán and Tikal's jungle-clad Mayan ruins in Guatemala and Belize's tropical forest and Caribbean beaches on Caye Caulker.
- Guided excursion to Poas Volcano
- Guided tour of Monteverde cloud forest reserve
- Walking tour of Antigua
- Chichicastenango market
- Boat excursion to Santiago de Atitlán
- Guided tour of Tikal ruins
On this zippy holiday, you visit three Central American countries, close neighbours, but culturally they couldn't be more different. You pack it all in: peaceful Costa Rica, famed for its national parks, coffee and eco-tourism. Guatemala, steeped in indigenous and Spanish colonial tradition and religious mysticism. Belize, a truly Caribbean country, English-speaking, utterly laid-back, offering active adventures and lazy coral beaches.
Start off in Costa Rica, gaze down into a volcanic crater and explore the bird-filled cloud forest of the interior. Move on to Antigua, Guatemala’s colonial masterpiece, and continue to the serene setting of Lake Atitlán, encircled by volcanoes, handkerchief-sized fields and tiny indigenous villages.
On to Tikal, the vast Mayan ruined city where ancient temples and pyramids penetrate the rainforest canopy. Crossing the border into Belize, stay at a countryside lodge surrounded by tropical foliage rich in wildlife; enjoy the thrills and spills of outdoor activities, or just relax. Round off the holiday at the pearl white beaches of Caye Caulker in the Caribbean, maybe with a bit of snorkelling or scuba diving.
Arrive in San José and transfer to hotel.
Guided excursion to Poas Volcano.
Drive to Monteverde in the cloud forest.
Guided excursion in the reserve.
Transfer to airport, fly to Guatemala City and drive to Antigua.
Walking tour of Antigua.
Drive to Lake Atitlán via Chichicastenango market.
Guided excursion by boat to Santiago de Atitlán.
Fly to Flores in the jungle Petén region; guided tour of the Mayan ruins at Tikal.
Drive into Belize to the San Ignacio area.
At leisure at countryside resort. Optional outdoor activities and excursions.
Drive via ATM caves then boat to Caye Caulker, Caribbean coral island.
At leisure on Caye Caulker.
By boat to Belize City, transfer to the airport for your international flight home.
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"Dancing at Cafe Taberna in Havana; going to the ballet in Havana on our last night. Both occasions unforgettable. But there were other highlights such as swimming in the Banos de San Juan, outside Las Terrazas; eating at El Paraiso (near Vinales) whilst watching the sun set; staying at Las Terrazas; going for an amazing massage in Trinidad; the trip in a Vintage car whilst in Havana; learning about the history and politics of the country, most particularly the Revolution; reading Graham Greene's Our Man In Havana whilst sitting on a terrace watching a thunderstorm in Trinidad."KG, London
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
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After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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