Overview & Highlights
Starting in Nicaragua this escorted group tour visits the colonial cities of Granada, León, Suchitoto and Antigua, before continuing to the Mayan ruins of Tikal and onto the jungles of Belize.
- Granada: Las Isletas, Lake Nicaragua
- Granada: Masaya market and volcano
- Granada: city tour
- León: walking tour
- Antigua: walking tour
- Atitlán: boat excursion to villages on Lake Atitlán
- Tikal: tour of Tikal and Yaxha ruins
- Chaa Creek: selected excursions at Chaa Creek
This journey brings together some of the cultural, architectural and geographical highlights of Central America including Granada, León, Suchitoto and Antigua – among the most beautiful colonial cities in the New World.
Travel to the little explored country of El Salvador and onto the Guatemalan highlands where, encircled by a ring of giant volcanoes, is Lake Atitlán, with indigenous market villages clustered along its shore. Finish your trip deep in the jungle at the abandoned Mayan city of Tikal. It’s an awesome archaeological site, the temples of which penetrate the wooded canopy, and further explore this magical rainforest from a lodge in the heart of Belize. You can expect to get the most from these fascinating countries at a relaxed pace, and enjoy a high standard of accommodation on this comfortable and engrossing journey.
UK clients depart arriving Managua, Nicaragua, the same day.
Transfer to Granada and overnight.
City tour and excursion to Las Isletas.
Excursion to the Masaya volcano and market.
Drive to León. Walking tour.
Optional excursions in and around the city.
Travel back to Managua from León. Fly to San Salvador and continue by land to Suchitoto.
By road to Antigua in Guatemala.
Optional excursions in and around Antigua.
Travel to Lake Atitlán stopping at the market at Chichicastenango.
Explore the surrounding area and the lakeside towns and villages.
Flight to Flores. Guided tour of the amazing ruins at Tikal.
Travel across the border to your rainforest lodge in Belize.
Depart for an international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
If anything, Tropicbird was undersold: it is a vibrant, colourful & exhilarating tour. It would appeal to those who visited and loved countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos, as well as South America, for their people's capacity for optimism, looking forward, valuing their heritage and welcoming curious travellers, regardless of the ravages of recent wars or current poverty. Just go!!FP, Edinburgh
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Ben Line - Travel Consultant
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 Manager of the Tailor-made Department.
Things to do
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If there's somewhere you particularly want to go that isn't included in this tour, we can add on an extension to take you there.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.
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Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
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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.
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Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
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Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.
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