Explore Central America’s heartland by visiting the adjacent countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Relax in Antigua, one of the best examples of the region’s rich colonial architectural heritage. Admire Lake Atitlán’s calm serenity and imposing ring of volcanoes. Marvel at the might of the ancient Maya when you walk around the ruins at Copán. Travel over to El Salvador for a visit along its Flowers Route and a chance to visit a coffee plantation. Be amazed at the impressive volcanoes of San Salvador, Cerro Verde, Italzco & Santa Ana and the lovely volcanic crater lake of Coatepeque.
Guatemala City - Antigua
Fly to Guatemala City and transfer to Antigua, the former colonial capital and an UNESCO World Heritage site.
Enjoy a City Tour around the cobbled streets of this lively town; end with a coffee in the main Plaza des Armes, watching the world go by as the sun goes down.
Travel out to one of the nearby villages for a demonstration of the local art of back-strap weaving. Visit a coffee plantation, climb Pacaya Volcano, go white-water rafting, horse-back riding, or relax in some nearby hot springs.
Transfer to Lake Atitlán, the deepest lake in Central America. En route stop at the bustling local market at Chichcastenango or Sololá.
Enjoy a boat trip out over the lake to visit some of the communities on the opposite shore. Learn about their traditions and customs.
Transfer to the City, visiting the Maya ruins at Iximché en route.
Travel over the border into Honduras for a 2-night stay at Copán.
Guided visit to the Copán Maya ruins, boasting a hieroglyphic staircase and a number of impressive & ornately-carved stellae.
Transfer to El Salvador, to the area's other colonial town - Suchitoto.
Enjoy a guided tour of the city. Options for a boat trip on Lake Suchitlan, visit to an indigo plantation, visit to the home of a former guerrilla fighter.
Ataco - on the Flowers Route
Travel down the scenic, 36km long, Flowers Route, admiring the back-drop of El Salvador's impressive range of volcanoes. Visit the local towns en route and learn about their traditions and lifestyles.
Ataco - Flowers Route
Day at leisure. Options to visit a coffee plantation, go hiking or horse riding, try an ATV bike ride through the mountains, or relax in the local hot springs.
Marvel at El Salvador’s stunning volcanic scenery as you visit the impressive Cerro Verde, Izalco Volcano (known as the Pacific Lighthouse), and have lunch whilst gazing over scenic Lake Coatepeque.
Spend your final day in the City for any last-minute shopping.
San Salvador - home
Transfer to San Salvador airport for your flight home.
The above sample Central America holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.
Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador have a good range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made Central America holiday.
The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Central America holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Central America holiday.
If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Central America holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.
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