Central America Highlights


Day 01: Arrival at La Aurora International Airport and transfer to Antigua City.
Day 02: Visit Antigua Guatemala, a colonial city declared by UNESCO “Cultural Heritage of Humankind”. We begin in Antigua’s Historic Centre, starting from the Main Plaza and visiting the main monuments of the city.
Day 03: Take a unique opportunity and walk through the Pacaya Volcano, where you will see the stony ash and dry lava at the top. After we drive to Panajachel, situated at the edge of Lake Atitlán. During the final descend from Solola to Panajachel, experience amazing views of Lake Atitlán.
Day 04: Board a private boat for a full day tour of the lake. We visit 3 of the 12 villages surrounding the lake. We start in San Juan La Laguna, famous for its coffee plantations and handmade traditional textiles. Afterwards we will visit Santiago Atitlan where we try to locate Maximon. Afternoon visit of San Antonio Palopo. Return to Panajachel
Day 05: The colorful market in Chichicastenango (only Thursday or Sunday) attracts venders and buyers from the entire Highland region. Stroll through hundreds of stands and visit the Santo Thomas church. Back to Guatemala City.
Day 06: Early flight to Flores. Visit of the most important archeological Mayan site in Guatemala. The Tikal site forms part of the 575 square kilometer National Park Tikal and is enclosed by vast and pristine rainforest. The jungle with a never-ending variety of trees, plants and wildlife is as impressive as the temples and sculptures.
Day 07: Transfer to the Izabal department (distance 220 km; 3.5 hours on the way) to the most picturesque river of Guatemala – Rio Dulce. Admire the lush tropical forest, hundreds of birds and the impressive Río Dulce Canyon.
Day 08: We continue to the site of Quiriguá. Declared by UNESCO “Cultural Heritage of Humankind”, in Quiriguá we will see the Stelae C carved in 776 AD. After the visit we continue to Copan.
Day 09: Visit to one of the most impressive sites in the Maya World: Copán. Copán presents a sophisticated architectural style and a unique art for stone carving. Visit the plazas, complexes and monuments, as well as the Sculpture Museum with a replica of the Rosalila Temple. Transfer to San Salvador.
Day 10: We will visit the very interesting historical center of San Salvador, visit the El Rosario church with a modern and very colorful design, the national palace, the national theater and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Then, Joya de Ceren and San Andres are the main archaeological sites that we will discover on this tour. In this tour we will observe this fact closely. Among the many civilizations that have lived in El Salvador, one of the most important has been the Mayans. The Mayans are known to have developed complex societies with impressive temples in the Mesoamerican area.
Day 11: Transfer to the La Union to take a Ferry to Nicaragua. Then we will drive to the city of Leon. Just before arriving, we will visit the Pompey of Nicaragua, the old city of Leon to see the first city built by the Spanish people in 1524 and abandoned in 1610 because of the volcanic eruptions of Momotombo volcano. After this stop we will continue to the new city of Leon where will visit the biggest church in Central America, the Ruben Dario Museum, the Ortiz Gurdian Museum and the Murals of the Revolution. Transfer to Managua.
Day 12: Begin your journey in the city of Managua, where we will present you the culture and history of Nicaragua through museums, parks and historic sites of the capital of the Republic. Then we will travel to the Masaya Volcano National Park, the first and largest national park in the country to observe the impressive Volcano Masaya and visit its active crater. We will visit the famous Masaya craft market. Transfer to Granada known as the oldest colonial city of Mainland America, has survived pirate’s attacks, civil wars, fires and more in its rich history, since its foundation in 1524. We will start this tour full of history visiting the main Plaza, La Casa de los Leones cultural center, the San Francisco museum and convent, the Ceramic museum, La Merced church and La Calzada.
Day 13: Transfer to Pacific Coast in Costa Rica.
Day 14: Relax on the beach.
Day 15: Transfer to Monteverde. Get a different perspective of the cloud forest, as you literally fly through it on a ¨Zip Line¨ Canopy Tour! You will also visit the Hanging Bridges.
Day 16: Visit one of the world’s premiere destinations for naturalists, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, a cool mountain located at nearly five thousand feet elevation in the Tilaran Range of northwest Costa Rica. Enjoy the lake crossing boat transfer to Arenal. Relax in the best hot springs of the área.
Day 17: Home to more than 200 speices of rare bird, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is one of the most biologically rich wetlands in the world. Many mammals and reptiles can also be spotted around the freshwater lagoon, making it one of Costa Rica's best wildlife-watching destinations.
Day 18: Transfer to San José. This morning you will be picked at your hotel in Arenal for your journey towards the Central Mountain Range where you will visit an authentic La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano. La Paz has a well-designed trail through its cloud forest that winds alongside the crystal-clear Peace River and leads to viewing platforms that bring you up close to five beautiful waterfalls.
Day 19: Private transfer to San Jose Airport.

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