Discover Central America
14 Days

ITINERARY

14 Days: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala

Tour Overview:

If traveling all over Central America has ever been on your list, then look no further. This two-week long tour takes you to Costa volcanoes, rain forests, hot springs, “white pueblos”, lagoons, coffee farms and a number of other memorable places between Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Granada, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.


Day 1 – San Jose (Saturday or Tuesday)

Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica. You are welcomed and transferred to the hotel.


Day 2 – San Jose – Volcanoes

This morning visit Arenal Volcano National Park, where you will enjoy magnificent views of the Central Valley and the volcano’s enormous crater, considered one of the largest in the world. Enjoy lunch at La Fortuna. Continue to visit Baldi Hot Springs, have dinner here and then transferred to your hotel. (BLD)


Day 3 – Arenal

After breakfast, visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges, one of the greatest eco tourist projects of Costa Rica, with an exuberant primary rain forest where you will find a great biological diversity and incomparable scenic splendor. You will be able to appreciate the natural beauties of the majestic environment, thanks to the imposing and huge hanging bridges with beautiful trails that give it easy access and great security. (B)


Day 4 – Penas Blancas – Granada (Nicaragua – Costa Rica border)

This morning, transfer to Penas Blanca border. After immigration, continue your journey into Nicaragua. On route you will drive through the famous “white pueblos” and the town of Catarina, stopping at one of the country’s most stunning panoramic views, the Apoyo Lagoon. Upon arrival at destination, you will be transferred to your hotel. (B)


Day 5 – Granada – Islands

Morning tour on the islands of Granada filled with nature and beautiful views of the volcanoes. Continue. Enjoy tour of the historic sites of Granada including a visit to the museum at San Francisco Convent and enjoy panoramic view of the city from the bell tower of La Merced Church. (B)


 Day 6 – Granada – Mombacho – Masaya – Managua

Enjoy your drive to Mombacho Volcano traveling from the savanna dry region, through coffee farms and into the cloud forest. Upon arrival you will walk 2 Kms along to discover an unusual collection of orchids, ferns, butterflies, birds, and fantastic views (subject to weather conditions) of Granada its surrounding countryside. Continue to the handcraft market of Masaya and the Volcan Masaya National Park. The Masaya Volcano is one of Nicaragua’s most interesting and beautiful natural phenomena. Established in 1979 as the country’s first national park, Volcan Masaya comprises an area of over 33 square miles and more than 12 miles of scenic roads and trails, leading to and around the two impressive volcanoes and five formidable craters. (B)


Day 7 – Managua – Leon – Managua

After breakfast, you will take a city tour of Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua and then continue to Leon. The city of Leon was originally founded by the Spanish conqueror Francisco Hernández de Cordoba in 1524. Later travel to Leon. Visit the cathedral, the ruins of Leon, the Ortiz Guardian and the Ruben Dario Museum. Later, visit the boilers of San Jacinto, which is a little town about 12 miles northeast of Leon. Behind the village lie boiling mud holes, connected probably to the Telica volcano. Later, enjoy the rest of the day at the beach of Las Penitas. (B)


Day 8 – Managua – San Salvador (Saturday or Tuesday)

Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to San Salvador.

Arrive San Salvador (Saturday or Tuesday)

Upon arrival you will be met and escorted to your city tour of San Salvador. There you will visit the residential areas, the devils gate, Balboa Park, Los Planes (scenic view), and the city center. You will also visit Boqueron National Park and the Anthropological Museum. (B)

Note: Early morning flight is recommended (cost not included in the package)


Day 9 – Ruta De Las Flores

Today you will be traveling to the east of the country. Enjoy the beauty of the Apaneca mountain range. This part of the country is known as the “Flower Route”, because during December coffee is blossoming and full of small flowers. You will visit the coffee process plant and the town of Ataco before lunch. Continue on route and enjoy the amazing views of the Izalco Volcano, once called the “Lighthouse of the Pacific” because of the constant eruptions that ended on year 1958. Overnight at Ataco. (B)


Day 10 – Ataco – Joya de Ceren – Santa Ana – Copan

After breakfast, depart to Joya de Ceren National Park. This is a Mayan village that was covered by the ashes of a nearby volcano and discovered by accident in the 80s. Continue to the ceremonial center and museum of San Andres. On route to Copan take a short visit at Santa Ana with its charming city center. Arrive at Copan during the afternoon. It is suggested that you visit the Museo del Pueblo, which houses beautiful pieces that have been found in the area. Overnight in Copan. (B)


Day 11 – Copan –Guatemala City –  Antigua

In the morning you will visit the Copan ruins, declared by UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site. The majority of Archaeologists agree that Copan formed part of the three largest and most lavish cultural centers of the new world. The Mayans developed a civilization based on a complex sociopolitical structure; at the same time they achieved, with amazing dexterity, in the fields of science, mathematics and astronomy. Mid-day transfer to El Salvador and connecting bus to Guatemala city, and connecting to Antigua. Overnight at Antigua (B)


Day 12 – Antigua Guatemala

La Antigua, Guatemala is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Mudejar-influenced Baroque architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)


Day 13 – Antigua

Today enjoy a day at leisure to pursue your own activities. (B)

Optional: Tour to Tikal National Park available upon request


Day 14 – Antigua – Departure

Transfer to airport for your flight home. (B)

 

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2024
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 02 - Jan 15 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Jan 09 - Jan 22 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Jan 16 - Jan 29 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Jan 23 - Feb 05 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Jan 30 - Feb 12 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Feb 06 - Feb 19 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Feb 19 - Feb 26 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Feb 13 - Feb 26 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Feb 20 - Mar 04 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Feb 27 - Mar 11 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Mar 05 - Mar 18 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Mar 12 - Mar 25 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Mar 19 - Apr 01 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Mar 26 - Apr 08 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Apr 02 - Apr 15 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Apr 09 - Apr 22 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Apr 16 - Apr 29 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Apr 23 - May 06 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
Apr 30 - May 13 CAD 5,250 CAD 6,740
May 07 - May 20 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
May 14 - May 27 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
May 21 - Jun 03 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
May 28 - Jun 10 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Jun 04 - Jun 17 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Jun 11 - Jun 24 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Jun 18 - Jul 01 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Jun 25 - Jul 08 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Jul 02 - Jul 15 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Jul 09 - Jul 22 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Jul 16 - Jul 29 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Jul 23 - Aug 05 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Jul 30 - Aug 12 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Aug 06 - Aug 19 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Aug 13 - Aug 26 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Aug 20 - Sep 02 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Aug 27 - Sep 09 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Sep 03 - Sep 16 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Sep 10 - Sep 23 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Sep 17 - Sep 30 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Sep 24 - Oct 07 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Oct 01 - Oct 14 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Oct 08 - Oct 21 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Oct 15 - Oct 28 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Oct 22 - Nov 04 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Oct 29 - Nov 11 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Nov 05 - Nov 18 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Nov 12 - Nov 25 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Nov 19 - Dec 02 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Nov 26 - Dec 09 CAD 5,180 CAD 6,600
Note: Internal airfare applies. Please contact us for current applicable pricing.
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Private Tour. Please check for prices.
* Solo Travel Supplement available upon request.
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays.
Accommodation:
Destination Hotel Room No of Nights
San Jose Hotel Presidente Standard Room 1
Arenal Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa Hotel Suite Room 2
Granada Hotel Dario Standard Room 2
Managua Hyatt Hotel Standard Room 2
San salvador Terra bella Standard Room 1
Ataco Fleur de Lys Standard Room 1
Copan Don Udos Regular Standard Room 1
Antigua Las Farolas Standard Room 3

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INCLUSIONS

SITA Exclusive:
As a guest of SITA, you will receive souvenirs made by local artisans and crafters.

Inclusions & Highlights :

  • First class or deluxe accommodation with private facilities
  • Daily American breakfast & 1 lunch
  • Shared arrival & departure transfers
  • Shared sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • English-speaking guides during touring
  • Highlights Arenal, Monteverde, Massaya Tour, Joya de Ceren, Antigua

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