Alcion Journey: Central American Discovery

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Run by: Journey Latin America

Reference number: AP

From: £2738.00

One of the most comprehensive group tours to Central America for 2013, this holiday visits Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Highlights of this 3 week overland escorted tour in Central America include the Mayan ruins of Copán, the Panama Canal, the archipelago of Bocas del Toro and Ometepe Island, as well as the colonial cities of Granada, Leˆn and Antigua.

Summary of nights: Panama City 2; Boquete 1; Bocas del Toro 3; San José 2; Monteverde 2; Ometepe 2; Granada 2; Leˆn 1; Suchitoto 2; Copán 2; Antigua 2.

  • 6 countries in 3 weeks! Starting at the awesome Panama Canal.
  • Bocas del Toro: archipelago of lush tropical islands - opportunity to snorkel on the coral reefs
  • Enjoy the profusion of wildlife in the Costa Rican cloud-forest at Monteverde
  • Ometepe, magical island of calm on Lake Nicaragua.
  • Bewitching new destination: undiscovered El Salvador.
  • The colonial cities of Granada, Leˆn, and Antigua evocative and unspoilt
  • Copán, majestic Mayan ruins rising from the jungles of Honduras

UK clients depart arriving Panama City the same day. Day 1 Sat. Overnight at a hotel in the capital. Day 2 Tour of Panama City and the Miraflores Docks on the canal. Day 3 Drive to Boquete; explore on horseback, birdwatch or relax in hot springs. Days 4-6 Afternoon journey by bus and ferry to Bocas del Toro, relax on the tropical archipelago. Day 7 Cross into Costa Rica, continue to San José. Day 8 River raft or explore the capital city. Days 9, 10 Drive to Monteverde, full day in the national park. Days 11,12 Cross into Nicaragua and ferry to Ometepe Island. Days 13,14 Ferry and drive to Granada.Visit Masaya volcano and market. Day 15 Continue to Leˆn, enjoy the colonial architecture and visit the Pacific Coast. Days 16,17 Full day drive to Suchitoto in El Salvador. Optional walks and boat trips in this colonial backwater. Days 18,19 Drive to, and guided tour of, the Mayan ruins at Copán in Honduras. Day 20 Cross into Guatemala and on to Antigua. Day 21 Walking tour of Antigua. Day 22 Depart for international flight or extension. UK clients arrive home the following day, Sun.

Transport: 10 road journeys (longest 8 hrs), most with stops. Accommodation: A variety of simple hotels and guesthouses, several with authentic character. Meals: Breakfast on days 2, 3, 5-13, 17 and 18. Excursions: Panama City tour, including the canal; Monteverde Reserve guided tour; Masaya market and Volcano National Park; walking tour of Granada; guided tour of Copán ruins; tour of Antigua. Group size: Min 4, max 16.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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