From the Pacific to the Caribbean
El Salvador & Honduras & Nicaragua, Discovery, 14 days - from £1,645 (land only) - from €2,305 (land only) - from $2,660 (land only)
Double Award Winning Holiday!
Not only is this amazing Central American Holiday one of National Geographic's 2014 tours of a lifetime, it also features in Wanderlust's 50 best trips of 2014.
- The best of Central America; Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras
- Visit the Mayan ruins of San Andres and Copan in Honduras
- Multi-active: Surfing, ash boarding, canopy tour & jungle walks
- Release baby turtles, see dolphins, and monkeys in the rainforest
- Kayaking through mangroves and with crocodiles in Honduras
Featured in Wanderlust Magazine's 50 Best Trips for 2014 and in National Geographic Traveler's 50 Tours of a Lifetime, this unique adventure and multi-activity holiday takes us on a whirlwind Central American discovery tour, from Nicaragua, through El Salvador, to finally end up on the Caribbean coast of Honduras. We fit a lot into this amazing holiday, including; sightseeing, exploring, easy jungle hiking, a canopy-level tour, volcano-boarding, surfing and turtle and dolphin watching, as well as chilling out in peaceful cafes in brightly painted colonial towns. Starting in Nicaragua we stay in the beautiful colonial town of Granada before enjoying Lake Nicaragua with Monkey island, and the waterfalls & volcanoes of Ometepe island. A stop in Leon allows us to walk up the volcano of Cerro Negro and then ash board down! We arrive into El Salvador on a boat and then have a couple of nights in El Cuco with its white sandy beaches, where we have the opportunity to surf, and visit a turtle project. Travelling inland we visit coffee plantations and the colourful town of La Palma. Once in Honduras our first stop is the famous Mayan ruins of Copan and then we transfer to the Caribbean for three days with activities including kayaking through the mangroves. Sign up for a wonderful insight to the delights of vibrant Central America!
Is this holiday for you?
Walking, surfing, kayaking and canopy tours in Nicaragua, El Salvdor and Honduras; with activities almost every day, this central American adventure holiday has something for everybody. The surfing lesson and kayaking is at a level where previous experience is not required (although you must be able to swim at least 25m unaided). The walks are mostly quite short (half a day or a little more) but can be hot in the humid climes. The canopy tour (zip wires) are between 3 and 30m high from platform to platform and you are required to climb a ladder to get to some of the platforms. Safety harnesses and karabiners are used for the duration of the canopy tour, no previous experience is required but you should not be afraid of heights! Again, no experience is required for the ash boarding on Cerro Negro. The majority of the activities are included in the price, although some are at an additional cost. You can opt out of any activity. There is a fair amount of driving distance to cover during the 2 weeks, the longest day's drive is 7-8hours, but the majority of the others are around 3-4hrs. There is also a focus on wildlife (turtles, dolphins, monkeys, birds and crocodiles) during the holiday. Participants should be fit and active and most importantly have a spirit of adventure.