Central America
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Cynthia Mckinnon
central america tours (Cynthia Mckinnon)
Multi-sport adventures, jungle-clad ancient ruins, and some of the most beautiful tropical surroundings on earth await on a Central America cruise. A trip to Central America includes Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize and extend your travel into Peru and Ecuador. Snorkel along the colorful coral reefs of Belizean coasts. Kayak through crystal-waters to white sand cayes or venture through the engineering marvel, the Panama Canal. Hike the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica's national parks listening to the call of howler monkeys and the squawk of scarlet macaws. A Central America tour also allows plenty of chances to explore ancient Maya ruins. The choice is yours! On your cruise of Central America, distances from region to region are close, so you can spend precious vacation time enjoying this tropical paradise.
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Pacuare River Whitewater
Pacuare River Rafting
A visit to Costa Rica isn't complete without experiencing rafting down the Pacuare River. Famous for its scenic views, the Pacuare is just as celebrated for it class III-IV whitewater rapids. The Pacuare River and the Pacuare Protected Zone are located …
Passions:
Whitewater Rafting
Places:
Central America, Costa Rica, San Jose, Pacuare River
Level:
Moderate
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano
Costa Rica is home to one of the most studied, and most active volcanoes in the world. Its consistent rumble and bubbling makes for an exciting visit, and calls to the adventurous heart in every traveler. This extension includes a rainforest tram and …
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Zip Line
Places:
Central America, Costa Rica, San Jose, Arenal
Level:
Easy
Beach Costa Rica Trip
Tortuguero
Enjoy this three day excursion to the Tortuguero region, passing Banana plantations and traveling through lush tropical rainforest. Take a scenic boat ride on La Suerte River and through the Tortuguero Canals, offering lovely views of the Costa Rican …
Passions:
Beaches, Kayaking, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Central America, Costa Rica, San Jose, Tortuguero
Level:
Easy
The ruins at Tikal
Tikal and Chiminos Lodge
Enjoy some of the best of Guatemala on this 4 day extension to the lush rainforest of Peten, the Maya ruins of Aguateca, Lake Peten Itza and more! Spend one day exploring the towering pyramids of Tikal, one of the greatest centers of Maya culture with an …
Passions:
Fishing, History, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Central America, Guatemala, Guatemala City, Chiminos Island Lodge, Flores, Tikal Ruins
Level:
Moderate
Copan
Copan's sprawling ruins provide insight into how this fascinating culture once lived. Its massive structures and skillfully carved stonework are impressive reminders of the remarkable and advanced Maya civilization. Today you will head out on a half day …
Passions:
History, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Central America, Honduras, Guatemala, Antigua, Copan Ruinas, Honduras
Level:
Easy
Zipline at Ixpanpajul
Ixpanpajul National Park
This morning you will head to Ixpanpajul Natural Park. This park has over 200 species of trees, over 150 species of birds and about 40 species of mammals. You can choose between a walk on hanging bridges and winding paths, or a more adventurous swing …
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Zip Line
Places:
Central America, Guatemala, Flores
Level:
Easy
Yaxha
Today guests explore the atmospheric lakeside site of Yaxha. Wonderful views of the rainforest canopy and a view of the two lakes on either side await travelers atop one restored temple. The site has more than 500 structures, 9 Temple Pyramids, 2 …
Passions:
History, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Central America, Guatemala, Flores
Level:
Easy
Snorkeling off Caye Caulker
Belize Adventure - Ambergris
Enjoy this active rainforest and coastal getaway in Belize! This is specifically designed as a low season option for those wanting to travel during the summer months.
  • 8 Days
  • $1625 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Fishing, Light Hiking, Multisport, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching, Zip Line
Places:
Central America, Belize, Belize City, San Pedro, Ambergris, Pooks Hill Lodge
Level:
Moderate
Panama Orchid Extension
Continue your adventure touring different orchid sites of Panama. You will first head to El Valle de Anton explore the many trails and this quaint little town. Your exploration continues with a visit to the Finca Dracula in the Chiriqui Highlands
  • 6 Days
  • $1175 USD
Passions:
Light Hiking, Wildlife Watching, Zip Line
Places:
Central America, Panama, Panama City, El Valle de Anton, David Panama
Level:
Easy
A smiling sloth
Panama & Costa Rica + Monteverde, Arenal, and Sarapiqui
The coasts of Panama and Costa Rica are among the world’s most beautiful and diverse. A transit of the legendary Panama Canal is an exhilarating journey through history and a marvel of engineering. Monteverde cloud forest, Arenal Volcano, and …
Ship:
Sea Bird & Sea Lion
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Light Hiking, Kayaking
Places:
Central America, Panama, Costa Rica, San Jose, Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Panama City, Sarapiqui, Barro Colorado, …
Level:
Easy
Kayaking
Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Explore the pristine wilderness of Costa Rica and Panama on this 11-day tour. Spend three days in Monteverde’s cloud forest, a rarefied mountain rain forest strung with suspension bridges, before embarking the Sea Bird. On your ship, venture …
Ship:
Sea Bird & Sea Lion
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Central America, Panama, Costa Rica, San Jose, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Panama City, Isla Coiba, Colon, Gulf of Dulce, …
Level:
Easy
Kayak the tranquil tropical waters of Belize
Reefs and Cayes Kayaking
Enjoy a great sea kayak adventure with the comforts of a lodge on this itinerary in paradise. Paddle around the newly formed Southwater Caye Marine Park exploring the underwater habitat as you go. Explore uninhabited islands, pristine coral reefs and …
  • 7 Days
  • $1895 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Kayaking, Snorkeling
Places:
Central America, Belize, Belize City, Dangriga, Tobacco Caye, South Water Caye
Level:
Moderate
Manuel Antonio area sunset
Manuel Antonio
Visit the famous wildlife sanctuary of Manuel Antonio National Park on this 4 day extension. We will transfer you round trip from San Jose to enjoy 3 nights and 2 full days along the Pacific Coast. You can spend your time exploring the wildlife park, …
Passions:
Beaches, Fishing, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching, Zip Line
Places:
Central America, Costa Rica, San Jose, Manuel Antonio
Level:
Easy
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Tubing on the Caves Branch River system in Belize
Ka'ana Belize Rainforest Resort
Visit the San Ignacio area, well known for its many rainforest adventures and local cultural feel, Ka'ana Resort offers a haven of serenity amidst the many options to keep your blood pumping! Go cave tubing or visit Maya ruins, and return for a locally …
  • 5 Days
  • $1625 USD
Passions:
Luxury & Indulgence, Spa & Relaxing, Zip Line
Places:
Central America, Belize, Belize City, San Ignacio
Level:
Easy
A guide shows a young boy how to use a compass in the rainforests of Belize
Toledo Explorer
Not Toledo, Ohio! Come adventure in the southern Toledo district of Belize, considered to be the heart of Maya culture from past to present! Enjoy rainforest excursions, wildlife spotting, kayaking and snorkeling. Meet local Maya families and learn about …
  • 6 Days
  • $1775 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Cultural Immersion, Fishing, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching, Zip Line
Places:
Central America, Belize, Belize City, Punta Gorda, The Lodge at Big Falls
Level:
Easy
San Juan del Sur sunset
San Juan Del Sur Beach Extension
Enjoy Nicaragua's most famous beach town of San Juan del Sur. Relax on the white sand beaches that boast similarities to Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula. This extension includes 2 nights at Hotel Victoriano. A true paradise getaway.
Passions:
Beaches, Fishing
Places:
Central America, Nicaragua, Managua, San Juan del Sur
Level:
Easy
Relax on the beach
Nicaragua Escape
Escape to a tranquil hideaway overlooking the white sands beaches of the Pacific Ocean at Aqua Wellness Resort. Enjoy two days in colonial and charming Granada City while you kayak and zipline before continuing on to your beach retreat. The treetop …
  • 7 Days
  • $1995 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Fishing, Kayaking, Luxury & Indulgence, Snorkeling, Spa & Relaxing, Wildlife Watching, Zip Line
Places:
Central America, Nicaragua, Granada, Managua, Aqua Wellness Resort
Level:
Easy
Rainforest Alliance Tour in Costa Rica
Rainforest Alliance Costa Rica
Experience the best of Costa Rica. This 11 day trip combines outdoor adventure with visits to Rainforest Alliance Verified farms and reserves. Learn about their sustainable practices, taste the fruit of the land, and support responsible travel. Go …
  • 11 Days
  • $2755 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Biking, Fishing, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Central America, Costa Rica, San Jose, Turrialba, Puerto Viejo, Sarapiqui
Level:
Easy
Horseback riding throught he jungle at the Lodge at Chaa Creek
Chaa Creek Rainforest
Enjoy the luxury of Belize's premier jungle retreat Chaa Creek. Nestled on the banks of the Macal River, experience Belize with guided nature hikes, visits to the Xunantunich Mayan ruins, caving adventures and canoeing the Macal River. Don't forget to …
  • 5 Days
  • $2025 USD
Passions:
Biking, Horseback Riding, Light Hiking, Luxury & Indulgence, Spa & Relaxing, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Central America, Belize, Belize City, Lodge at Chaa Creek
Level:
Easy
Hiking on the Chirripo Costa Rica trip. The forest gets more sparse the higher we go.
Chirripo Hike
Chirripo Peak, or Place of Enchanted Waters, is the highest mountain in Costa Rica and attracts climbers from all over. At an altitude of over 12,500 ft, great height of Cerro Chirripo relative to its surroundings reveals the stark contrast, which makes …
Passions:
Camping, Trekking & Hiking
Places:
Central America, Costa Rica, San Jose, Chirripo National Park, Pelicano Mountain Lodge
Level:
Challenging
Howler Monkey in the rainforest canopy
Corcovado Trekking
Explore the famous Osa Peninsula and its Corcovado National Park on this active hiking tour in Costa Rica. Enjoy 2 days paddling the premier whitewater on the Pacuare River and 4 days hiking in the jungle of Corcovado. One of the most biodiverse regions …
  • 9 Days
  • $2275 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Central America, Costa Rica, San Jose, Pacuare River, La Leona Ecolodge, Corcovado, Drake Bay
Level:
Moderate
A statue of a Sandinista fighter in Leon City, Nicaragua
Revolutionary Nicaragua
Meet Nicaragua, both its unstable past and steadfast present. Beautiful both in landscape and culture, vibrant and welcoming to visitors, Nicaragua invites you on a journey through its recent revolutionary history. Walk through colonial cities, markets, …
  • 8 Days
  • $2095 USD
Passions:
Cultural Immersion, History
Places:
Central America, Nicaragua, Granada, Leon City, Managua, Masaya, Matagalpa
Level:
Easy
Celebrate the natural wonders of the rainforest with a stay at the Peace Lodge
Costa Rica Escape
Experience the best Costa Rica can offer on this hand-crafted luxury tour. Explore Arenal Volcano and its soothing hot springs, enjoy a helicopter fly-over of the rainforest covered continental divide, and wade in the refreshing Pacific ocean. Spend your …
  • 9 Days
  • $6495 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Fishing, Helicopter Tour, Luxury & Indulgence, Spa & Relaxing, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Watching, Zip Line
Places:
Central America, Costa Rica, San Jose, Arenas del Mar, Quepos, The Springs Resort & Spa, Peace Lodge
Level:
Easy
Scuba diving in the reefs
Panama and Costa Rica
A transit of the Panama Canal ranks high on the “wish list” of most cruise enthusiasts. But this travel rite of passage is only one of the highlights of this unique small ship cruise itinerary. Embark the Tere Moana in Colón, Panama, and set off for …
  • 8 Days
  • $4195 - $5895 USD
Ship:
Tere Moana
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Spa & Relaxing, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Central America, Panama, Costa Rica, Panama City, Quepos, Portobelo, Puerto Caldera, Isla de Coiba, Colon, Golfito, …
Level:
Easy