Central America is where ancient empires were forged, where great civilisations rose and fell, and the jungles are still scattered with the remarkable ruins of the Mayans and the Aztecs. Scenically spectacular and geologically active, the landscape is punctuated by smouldering volcanoes, muggy mangrove swamps and deep lakes, while just offshore lie vibrant coral reefs and idyllic islands.
Central America is rich in wildlife too, with cheeky monkeys, vibrant toucans and psychedelic tree frogs lurking amongst the thick foliage of Panama and Costa Rica. If you’re really lucky you might even spot the elusive jaguar stalking through the undergrowth in Belize and Guatemala. Central America is a tale of two oceans; the western Pacific coast is generally wilder and less developed, while the Caribbean side is balmy with white sand beaches and brilliant blue waters. The undoubted star is the island of Cuba, where postcards come to life in a mojito-drenched haze of crumbling colonial villas, vintage American cars and rolling tobacco fields, all set to a toe-tapping soundtrack of salsa and rumba.
This trip crosses five Central American countries in just two weeks, taking in rich wildlife, rainforests and volcanoes, as well as sacred Maya sites, revolutionary cities and local indigenous villages.
A 2-week adventure to discover one of the world's finest cuisines! You'll start in the Capital City trying some of the best street food that Mexico has to offer.
Costa Rica forests teem with life, from toucans to sloths. With adventure and beautiful beaches to boot, this two-week trip won't disappoint.
Cattle tours and horseback riding is offered at the hotel, as well as botanical and butterfly gardens.
The music here pours out of open windows. Hit the beach and explore the outdoors, then connect with the locals in homestays and make friends for life.
Highlights of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala discovering verdant rainforests, smouldering volcanoes, islands and ruins.
Cycle with us through the colonial capital of Havana, explore tropical forests, pedal past the striking limestone landscapes and stay in privately run Casas Particulares.
Explore a side of Cuba that few rarely get to experience on this nine-day, small-group adventure with G Adventures.
Discover Fidel Castro's revolutionary headquarters, visit the infamous Bay of Pigs and sip rum cocktails under the stars
On this walking tour of Western Cuba we experience local hospitality and hike through some of Cuba's best natural tropical reserves.
The 'Land of Lakes and Volcanoes' highlights trip include a boat trip across Lake Nicaragua to the laid-back volcanic island of Ometepe, birdlife of the lush Selva Negra Cloudforest, and explore Leon and Granada, two colonial towns that are bursting with revolutionary history.
On this walking tour of Western Cuba we experience local hospitality whilst staying in guesthouses and hiking through some of Cuba's best natural tropical reserves.
This adventurous cycle trip takes us on a journey through beautiful Central America to see the best of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama
This walking holiday in Central American journeys through the contrasting countries of Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Discover the beaches, Mayan temples and colourful villages of the Yucatan Peninsula by bike.