Group - Discovery

Alcion: Central America Discovery

22 days from £3,807pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Panama / Costa Rica / Nicaragua / El Salvador / Honduras / Guatemala

  • ShutterStock ©
  • Tikal
0 1

Overview & Highlights

Highlights of this three week overland escorted tour in Central America include the Mayan ruins of Copán, the Panama Canal and Ometepe Island, as well as the colonial cities of Granada, León, Suchitoto and Antigua.

Jumping off from the Panama Canal, this really is a journey of discovery, revealing the highlights of 6 countries crammed into the isthmus linking Mexico with South America. Crowned by a chain of volcanoes, dotted with twinkling lakes, blessed with a balmy mix of tropical and temperate climate, and punctuated with lively indigenous villages, Mayan ruins and impressive colonial towns, these lands offer a breathtaking experience for visitors.

The area is especially rich in its biodiversity, and extensive national parks have been established in the sultry rainforests, along the sparkling coastline and across the rocky mountain slopes, where profuse wildlife can be observed in its natural habitat. Explore some delightful towns, hike, ride, raft, shop; there is something here to indulge every enthusiasm.

Read More
  • Panama City: tour of old town and the Panama Canal
  • Monteverde: guided tour of one of the nature reserves
  • Ometepe: tour of island
  • Granada: Masaya Volcano National Park and market
  • Granada: walking tour of Granada
  • Suchitoto: town tour
  • Copán: guided tour of the ruins
  • Antigua: guided tour

THE UK’S NO. 1 SPECIALIST IN TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

Tour Leader Jessice de Grier

Jessica de Gier

Tour Leader

Talk to our experts

Things to do

We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.

Holiday Extensions

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.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • This was our third trip with JLA - all of them excellent. Alcion is a fantastic tour - to experience 6 countries in 3 weeks was something we could never…

    AT, London
  • An exceptional trip which really gave us a feel for the countries we visited. A special mention should go to our tour leader - he was outstanding.

    EJ, Chorley
  • Alcion was an excellent trip with a superb tour leader who enabled us to to understand and appreciate each country and place we visited even though packing in six countries.…

    AME, Cardiff
  • The Alcion Tour is a an excellent trip to take if you want to travel to the less travelled countries in Central America. The tour covers all the essential sites…

    CP, London
  • We enjoyed the entire holiday and it's hard to pick out a highlight. Watching a dozen scarlet macaws fly over the Copan ruins was a sight we will never forget.

    SW, Great Missenden
  • One of the best trips I have ever been on. JLA were fantastic and our tour leader Jess – just wow! Cannot recommend JLA enough after this experience and will…

    DS, Glasgow
0 1 2 3 4 5

Our Expert's Opinion

The Alcion 3-week road journey combines the highlights of six Central American countries. A colourful medley of dramatic landscapes where active volcanoes tower over farmlands, lakes and steamy jungles. The stories about Mayan Empires, pirates and banana republics continue to fascinate me.

Tour Leader Jessice de Grier
Jessica de Gier Tour Leader Our qualified tour leaders are Latin American specialists all of whom have travelled widely in the region. Book with Journey Latin America.

Inspired by this trip

Our exciting range of articles on Latin America explore everything from iconic destinations and lesser-known cultural gems to delicious traditional recipes. You’ll also find exclusive travel tips, first-hand client reviews and the chance to get your personal questions answered by our travel experts.

Papagaio

Your edit for Latin American inspiration

Our exciting range of articles on Latin America explore everything from iconic destinations and lesser-known cultural gems to delicious traditional recipes. You’ll also find exclusive travel tips, first-hand client reviews and the chance to get your personal questions answered by our travel experts.

View Extraordinary Inspiration
Bartolome, Galápagos

Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Lina
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    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.

  • Ben
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    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.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Millie
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Hannah
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    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 a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

0 1 2 3 4 5