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

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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.

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  • 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

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Things to do

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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.

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What our clients say

  • Amazing enjoyed every minute i don't usually do group tours and rather travel independently but journey Latin America has changed my mind.

    SJ, Jersey
  • 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
  • Visiting 6 countries in 3 weeks is an incredible assault on the senses. Volcanoes, pre-columbian history, Spanish influences, the distinct colours of different countries, friendly people, amazing vegetation and exotic…

    HF, Maidstone
  • The tour leader was excellent as was the whole experience, especially the exciting optional excursions, kayaking, horse riding, zip linings, snorkelling and many interesting walks.

    MG, Glasgow
  • 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
  • It is hard to choose one particular part of the trip as it was all amazing but in different ways. One of the most memorable parts was the few days…

    MF, London
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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.

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Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Juliet
    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

  • Sophie
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • 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.

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    Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert

    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

  • 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.

  • Chris
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    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 London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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