Magic Mexico

From bustling Mexico City to beautiful colonial Oaxaca, Mexico has it all, from desert like landscapes to lush tropical forests. There’s Mayan Ruins to be explored or soak up the sun from the beaches for ultimate relaxation – experience the best of Mexico through our ‘Magic Mexico’ tour.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Mexico City – Puebla – Oaxaca

Depart Mexico City, visit the gorgeously decorated Santa Maria Tonantzintla temple before reaching Puebla, “City of Angels”. Tour of Puebla before heading to Oaxaca.

Day 2: Oaxaca – Monte Alban – Mitla – Tule

Visit the Monte Alban archaeological zone to see the remains of Olmeca, Zapoteca and Mixteca cultures. Travel onto Mitla and stop at the Tule Tree, one of the largest living beings in the world. After city tour of Oaxaca.

Day 3: Oaxaca – Sumidero – San Cristobal

Early departure for Tuxtla Gutierrez , the capital city of the State of Chiapas. Travel by boat along the Sumidero Canyon, with its highest peak of 1000 metres. Pass by Chiapa de Corzo to admire the Mudejar style fountain before reaching San Cristobal.

Day 4: San Cristobal De La Casas

Explore local village life and customs such as archaic pagan-religious rites with trips to the typical Indian towns of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan.

Day 5: San Cristobal De Las Casas – Agua Azul – Palenque

Head to Agua Azul Waterfalls to admire the turquoise colored waters and possibly stop at Misol-Ha, another beautiful waterfall before continuing to Palenque.

Day 6: Palenque – Campeche

Tour of Palenque, one of the most important Mayan archaeological sites, including King Pakal’s Tomb before arriving in Campeche.

Day 7: Campeche – Uxmal – Merida

Panoramic city tour of Campeche before visiting the ruins of Uxmal. Continue to Merida for a tour of “The White City”.

Day 8: Merida – Chichen Itza – Cancun

Discover the most famous Mayan site in Mexico, Chichen-Itza. Visit the sacred swimming hole ‘Ik Kil Cenote’ before a drop off in Cancun.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin Share FromSolo Traveller From
Departs Thursdays from Mexico City:$1,988.00$3,976.00

Inclusions 
Meals:7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Air-conditioned Vehicle
Accommodation:7 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Taste of Mexico

Mexico City is a city rich with flavour and vibrant colours thanks to many of its blending cultures and landscapes. In this tour you will taste and prepare some delicious Mexican meals from traditional dishes from fresh local produce while touring unique areas of Mexico. From the many ancient sites, colonial neighbourhoods to vibrant city parts, Mexico has many palettes to match its diverse landscape.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Mexico City

On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Mexico City

City tour including the major sights such as the Zocola (main square), the National Palace, the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, ruins of Templo mayor and Paseo de Reforma. A short stop at a Handicrafts centre, visit Chapultepec Forest. Lunch at the traditional ‘El Cardenal Restaurant’ for your first gastronomic experience of Mexican cuisine. Visit to the San Juan Market before visiting Celaya’s Candy store, one of the oldest candy stores in Mexico, to taste some of the famous Mexican sweets.

Day 3: Mexico City

Visit the Shrine of Guadalupe and the archaeological site of Teotihuacan to see the impressive Pyramids of the Sun, Moon and Quetzalcoatl. In the evening enjoy dinner at the historic Hacienda Los Morales to taste some traditional Mexican dishes. (Dinner paid locally).

Day 4: Mexico City

Today you explore the beautiful colonial neighbourhood, Coyoacan. Start with a guided tour of Frida Kahlo’s Museum, followed by a visit to a local bakery to savour traditional sweet bread. Venture to one of the many ‘Cantinas’ for true Mexican food and drinks. Afternoon visit to a handicraft and food market to tasts the famous ‘churros’ and hot chocolate.

Day 5: Mexico City – Puebla – Oaxaca

Departing Mexico City to Puebla visiting en route the archaeological site of Cholula. City tour of Puebla before stopping for lunch at the famous ‘Mole Poblano’ for the classic Mexican Mole, a rich chocolate -chilli sauce. Afternoon bus to Oaxaca. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 6: Oaxaca

Morning Oaxacan Cuisine class starting with a visit to the market to select fresh ingredients. Learn the secrets of Mexican cuisine by preparing a traditional meal from this region. In the afternoon visit to the City of Oaxaca. In the evening, transfer to the main square to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the city, before heading to ‘El Asado Don Vasco’ restaurant for a delicious Oaxacan style dinner.

Day 7: Oaxaca

Explore the ancient ruins of Monte Alban, one of the first cities built in the Americas constructed in 800 AD. During this visit see Ball Court, the Palace, the Observatory and the painted tombs of Oaxaca. Evening transfer to ‘La Casa de Cantera’ (Quarry House) to see the unique Guelaguetza dance.

Day 8: Depart Oaxaca

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin Share FromSolo Traveller From
Departs Friday, Sunday & Tuesday from Mexico City:$1,588.00$2,090.00

Inclusions 
Meals:7 breakfasts, 3 lunches
Transport:Airport Transfers & Air-conditioned Vehicle
Accommodation:7 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Treasures of the Yucatan

Uncover a wealth of ancient Mexican history and marvel at charming colonial towns and stunning beaches. Delve into the soul of the Yucatán-home to sun, sea and the glories of an ancient civilisation which once ruled Central America, then mysteriously disappeared.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Cancun

Warm heart and soul on the sojourn to Mexico’s Caribbean playground, Cancun. On arrival, you’ll be met with a hearty Mexican bienvenido and transferred to your hotel, where you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening.

Hotel: InterContinental Presidente Cancun Resort

Day 2: Cancun – Ek Balam – Valladolid – Izamal – Merida

Delve into Mayan culture this morning during a visit to the Ek Balam acropolis, whose well-preserved stucco sculptures and painted hieroglyphic inscriptions provide a window into the Mayan soul. We’ll journey to Valladolid, once Yucatan’s capital and today a sleepy town. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then stroll around its convivial central square before continuing to the colonial jewel of Izamal, said to be the oldest city in the Yucatan. See its yellow buildings glow in the tropical sun and pay a visit to the Franciscan Monastery before ending your day in “The White City” of Merida.

Hotel: InterContinental Presidente Merida, 2 Nights

Day 3: Celestun Excursion

The vivid pink display of hundreds of flamingos takes centre stage during our visit to the UNESCO-listed Celestún Biosphere Reserve through which we’ll travel on small boats, navigating its protected lagoons and canals. Relax under the palm-thatched roof of a local beach restaurant at lunch, enjoying some free time to connect with your surrounds. This evening, we’ll ‘Connect with Locals’, joining Chef Don Miguel in the Chaya Maya Mansion kitchen. Prepare for an unforgettable gastronomic ‘Be My Guest’ encounter that begins with a welcome cocktail symbolic to the region. Sip your Mayita before learning about the traditional dishes with a modern twist you’ll be making and sampling for dinner.

Day 4: Mérida – Campeche

Ancient meets colonial in the Yucatan’s cultural capital of Mérida, which we will have an opportunity to explore in-depth today. View the Paseo de Montejo lined with beautiful Spanish mansions, then visit the Mérida Museum to gain insights into the glories of the city’s past. Stroll through the tranquil Central Plaza surrounded by beautiful architecture, see the ornate Casa Montejo, the massive Cathedral and the Palacio del Gobierno with its remarkable collection of murals. We’ll travel to the port city of Campeche next, with its colourful colonial history and tales of marauding pirates. Stroll from the magnificent Puerta de Tierra-the main entrance to the Campeche’s UNESCO-listed fortified old city-to the Puerta del Mar, which opens up to the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

Hotel: Plaza Campeche

Day 5: Campeche – Edzná – Uxmal

Journey through the rolling hills of La Ruta Puuc and immerse yourself in Mexico’s Mayan Puuc culture and heritage. We’ll visit the abandoned city of Edzná which reveals the ornate façades and rituals of this ancient culture. Savour smoky local flavours during a lunch featuring the Yucatecan specialities of pollo and cochinita pibil (chicken and pork wrapped in banana leaves). We’ll overnight in a historic hacienda ‘Stay with a Story’ that has attracted world leaders and royalty.

Hotel: Hacienda Uxmal Plantation and Museum

Day 6: Uxmal – Sotuta de Peón – Chichén Itzá

Few sites reflect the glories of Maya architecture better than the UNESCO-listed Uxmal. Gaze up at its House of the Magician, built in one night as legend would have it. See the Governor’s Palace with its tributes to the rain god Chaac and the House of Turtles, among other spectacular examples of Mayan construction. At the living history museum of Hacienda Sotuta de Peón, we’ll step back in time to the age of the haciendas. ‘Dive into Culture’ and learn about henequen (sisal fiber), the green gold of the Yucatán during the colonial era. We’ll visit the main house and the still-active processing plant, then hop on a mule-drawn rail cart to visit one of the cenotes (natural wells) that dot the Yucatán countryside. Later this afternoon, we journey to our ‘Stay with a Story’ located next to the famous Mayan archaeological site of Chichén Itzá.

Hotel: Mayaland

Day 7: Chichén Itzá Sightseeing – Cancun

Rise with the birds and stroll through the ruins of the UNESCO-listed Chichén Itzá, savouring the rare opportunity to be the first visitors on site. Your Travel Director will reveal the iconic and unexpected highlights including the imposing El Castillo (The Castle), the Temple of the Warriors and the great Ball Court, the largest of its kind in Central America. This afternoon, we’ll return to Cancun for some free time to embrace fun and freedom in this Caribbean beach playground. Our journey almost at its end, we’ll join our travel companions for a lively Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: InterContinental Presidente Cancun Resort

Day 8: Depart Cancun

Say a fond farewell to the Yucatan and your newfound amigos as you transfer to Cancun International Airport for your flight home or consider extending your stay in Cancun.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 15, 22$2,750.00$3,725.00
February: 05, 19$2,725.00$3,700.00
March: 04, 18$2,725.00$3,700.00
April: 01, 15$2,750.00$3,725.00
May: 06, 13$2,750.00$3,725.00
October: 14, 28$2,595.00$3,570.00
November: 11, 25$2,595.00$3,570.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & deluxe air-conditioned moto coach while touring
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide:An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Copper Canyon

One of Mexico’s great railroad journeys, ascending to a maximum height of approximately 2,400 metres and descending through the canyons and valleys of the Sierra Madre mountain range.

Please Note: This itinerary is to be used as a guide only as the train schedule changes on a regular basis.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Los Mochis

On arrival into Los Mochis, transfer to hotel.

Day 2: El Fuerte – Cherocahui

Your scenic rail journey begins on board the famous Chepe Train, heading towards the Bahuichivo train station. Free afternoon visit ‘El Tehuecado’ or the Tarahumara Girls Boarding school then you head to the Hotel Mission and the Jesuit Mission of Cerocahui.

Day 3: Cherocahui – Posada Barranca

Morning tour to Urique canyon lookout before boarding a van/bus for the next leg of your journey to Posada Barrancas Mirador Hotel

Day 4: Posada Barranca – Creel

Tour to Divisadero, Piedra Volada lookout (Floating Stone) and Arepo town. Board the train for your journey to Creel. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 5: Creel – Chihuahua

Visit Arareko Lake and the mysterious rock formations of the Valley of the Mushrooms, followed by a visit to the old Jesuit Mission of San Ignacio and interact with the Tarahumara Indians who live in caves.
Afternoon van/bus to Chihuahua.

Day 6: Depart Chihuahua

Last day in Chihuahua you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin Share FromSolo Traveller From
Departs Thursdays & Saturdays from Los Mochis: $2,083.00$3,720.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & air-conditioned Vehicle
Rail:First Class Train Tickets on board the Chepe Train
Accommodation: 5 nights accommodation
Guide:Local English Speaking Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Discovering Nicaragua

A Cocktail of history and eco-tourism, this package includes the old colonial city of Granada, the Masaya National park and active volcano, as well Ometepe Island.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in Granada

Pick up at the International airport in Managua or the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Peñas Blancas. Transfer to Granada for your first night in Nicaragua. Granada is the oldest colonial city on the Isthmus; that heritage adds to the charm and character of the place today. Today’s Granada is a delightful town, it’s streets are lined with Spanish-style houses with large wooden doors opening onto cool interior patios. Walk around the city on your own and enjoy delicious dinner at “ La Calzada”.

Hotel: Patio del Malinche, 2 Nights

Day 2: Granada & Masaya Volcano

Morning tour of Colonial Granada, founded in 1524. Sights visited include the San Francisco convent and Church as well as seeing archaeological treasures from Isla Zapatera, a primitive art exhibit and historical display at La Polvora Fort. Evening tour to observe Masaya Volcano, which is still an active volcano.

Day 3: Omepete Island

Visit Omepete Island, to see such sights as the Green Puddle’s Lagoon, Santo Domingo beach, and “Ojo de Agua” water springs.

Hotel: San Juan de la Isla, 2 Nights

 Day 4: Concepción Volcano Hike

With its 1610 meters, volcano Concepción is the highest and more prominent volcanos on the island of Ometepe.

Day 5: Omepete Island– Managua

After breakfast, take the ferry transfer back to Managua. End of our services.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from Granada:Price on ApplicationPrice on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
Transport: Airport Transfers & Air-conditioned Vehicle
Accommodation:4 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Best of Nicaragua

Our tour takes you to the highlights of this still largely unknown land. Experience the natural riches of Nicaragua as well as colonial and relax at the end of the trip for a few days on the beautiful Pacific beach!

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Managua

Upon arrival transfer to city hotel.

Day 2: Managua – León Viejo – Juan Venado Nature Reserve – Leon

Drive to Loma de Tiscapa with fantastic views of the crater lake Tiscapa , the city of Managua and Momotombo volcano . Then you will visit the ruins of León Viejo , which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites . In the afternoon, take a boat tour of the Juan Venado Nature Reserve with its tropical forest with mangrove habitat for a variety of wildlife .

Day 3: Leon – Cerro Negro volcano – Leon

City tour with visit of the historical center , the famous Cathedral , the Bishop’s Palace and the small museum of Rubén Darío . Afternoon trip to the Cerro Negro volcano to enjoy fantastic views of surrounding area. Return to Leon.

Day 4: Leon – San Jacinto – Matagalpa

After breakfast, drive to San Jacinto , visiting the bubbling mud holes . Continue to Selva Negra (Matagalpa) with a stop at Estelí . This region is known for growing tobacco and its excellent cigars. After a tour of a cigar factory Continue on to Matagalpa Selva Negra Lodge. Walk through the tropical rainforest.

Day 5: Selva Negra – Masaya Volcano National Park – Granada

Ride through the grounds of the Selva Negra, where you will learn more about the coffee and cheese production , animal husbandry , social projects and the sustainability of the farm. Then continue to Matagalpa to visit the small chocolate factory ” El Castillo ” . Along the Pan American Highway , the journey continues to the Masaya Volcano National Park.

Day 6: Granada – Catarina – Masaya – Las Islets – Granada

Walking tour of the charming colonial town , and then drive to Catarina , where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Laguna de Apoyo . In the afternoon take a trip to the ” Islets ” , an archipelago consisting of more than 350 small volcanic islands close to Granada.

Day 7: Granada – Charco Verde – Isla de Ometepe

Transfer to the port of San Jorge and continue by ferry across Lake Nicaragua to the volcanic island of Ometepe . Along the way you still visit the legendary Charco Verde , known for the dark green lake, the lush vegetation and many birds.

Day 8: Isla de Ometepe – Montelimar or San Juan del Sur

Return by ferry and transfer to your desired seaside hotel on the Pacific coast.

Day 9, 10 & 11: Montelimar or San Juan del Sur

Enjoy a free days at the beach. Stay in hotel Barceló Montelimar or Hotel Posada Azul.

Day 12: Montelimar / San Juan del Sur – Managua

Transfer from hotel swimming to Managua.

Day 13: Depart Managua

At convenient time, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from Managua:Price on ApplicationPrice on Application

Inclusions 
Meals:12 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Transport:Airport Transfers, Ferry transfers, Air-conditioned Car or Van,
Accommodation:12 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Around Nicaragua

This trip is ideal for those wishing to visit all the main highlights and alternate colonial cities, native villages, mountains and coffee plantations, Caribbean and Pacific beaches, but also visiting small villages/meeting people and interesting tours on the way and in each destination.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Managua

Arrive in Managua and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: Camino Real Managua

Day 2: Managua – Matagalpa

In the morning, go for a short city tour of Managua. Then drive north towards to mountainous region Matagalpa and its fresh weather, home of famous coffee plantations. On the way visit a chocolate factory. make a stop by An artisanal chocolate factory “El Castillo del Cacao” run by Dutch partners, you will visit and learn more about the way chocolate is made, the castle project and of course, distribution channels, and try the chocolate where it is made.

Hotel: Selva Negra Ecolodge, 2 nights

Day 3: Matagalpa

Today you will go for a tour of sustainability in the property, around the coffee activity. The tour takes about 1h30 to 2h30 according to the season (harvest time or no) and includes visit to the Coffee museum, Beneficio humedo (small processing plants where the first steps of coffee cleaning and beans preselection are realized), visit the coffee plantations and more. Rest of the day at leisure to sign up for the other tours that the property offers, such as horseback riding and hiking with a local guide. Some of the trails are also self-guided.

Day 4: Matagalpa – San Jacinto – Leon

Leave the highlands, reach the plains around Sebaco, and continue west towards the pacific part of Nicaragua. On the way enjoy stunning views to the Maribios range of volcanoes: First, the Momotombo, on your left: then, Cerro Negro and others; later, Telica and its enormous crater on your right (all active!). Stop at San Jacinto, a small rural village located in between volcanoes. There observe another volcanic phenomenon, the boiling mud and thermal waters; these are geysers coming out of the earth. Please note that a guide (local or our guide) is mandatory for the visit, as the terrain is not solid and new, boiling geysers come out of the earth all the time. Arrive in Leon. Originally located in a different place, the city of Léon was rebuilt at its actual location after an eruption of the Momotombo volcano destroyed the city, on the shores of Lake Managua. It’s been the capital of Nicaragua for around 200 years until Managua was named as the capital. The oldest university is located in Leon, still the intellectual capital of Nicaragua. one of the oldest colonial cities in Central America. In the afternoon go for a city tour of Leon, its huge cathedral, the most complete art gallery of Central America and old churches. Free evening and night in Leon, very lively city.

Hotel: El Convento Hotel

Day 5: Leon – Managua – Caribbean Coast – Corn Island

Leave the hotel in the morning, drive south until you reach Managua and the international airport. Take a 2pm flight to Corn Island.

Hotel: Arenas Beach Hotel, 2 nights

Day 6: Corn Island

Free time at Corn Island. Optional activities available: visit to Little Corn, fishing, boat rides, beach, snorkeling and diving.

Day 7: Corn Island – Managua – Granada

Fly back to Managua, in the mid afternoon. Transfer to Granada, the jewel of Nicaraguan cities. Free evening in Granada. Granada is the oldest colonial city in the Americas, founded by the Spanish in 1524. Touring Granada will transport us back to the colonial times, with its classical and neo-classical buildings, its horse-drawn carriages!

Hotel: Patio del Malinche, 2 nights

Day 8: Granada – Boat tour in Lake Nicaragua & Isletas

Morning at leisure to wander in Nicaragua’s most beautiful city.

Optional activities: Adventures in Mombacho nature reserve:
– Excursion to Mombacho volcano, natural reserve with a cloud forest, a very nicely designed trail circles around one of the craters.
– Canopy Tour/zip lines: Get ready to climb and swing through trees!! This tour offers you an unforgettable experience sliding down from tree to tree through seventeen platforms and bridges very safely built, overlooking the coffee plantations. It takes around 2 hours to experience this unique activity.

Around Midday we’ll drive to Lake Nicaragua. First, enjoy a delicious typical lunch in a “palapa style” restaurant in front of the water, with beautiful views to Lake Nicaragua, the islands “Isletas” and the Mombacho cloud forest. Then you will go for a Boat Ride and discover Lake Nicaragua and some of its 356 islands “isletas”, a must see. The islands “Isletas” were formed thousands years ago, after an eruption of nearby Mombacho volcano (now extinct). They are now covered with lush, tropical vegetation, some of them are inhabited by natives, others have vacation houses built on them, and others are still deserted. You will be able to observe some of the many species of tropical birds that live in the islands. The inhabitants (“Isleños”) live peacefully in simple yet decent conditions and dedicate themselves to fishing and small agriculture, and now to tourism too. After the tour return to Granada.

Day 9: Granada – Ometepe Island

Transfer to San Jorge and then take a ferry to Ometepe Island, world largest volcanic island in a lake. In the afternoon you can discover the island or just relax at the beach. Dinner in the hotel.

Hotel: Hotel Charco Verde, 2 nights

Day 10: Ometepe Island

Free day in the island. Optional tours are available, like hiking in the rain forest, tour of the island and petroglyphs tour, see the petroglyphs or kayaking. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.

Day 11: Ometepe – San Juan del Sur

After breakfast, leave the hotel and the island. Go to San Juan del Sur, typical fishermen port located at the south west, 15 miles away from the border with Costa Rica. Time on your own to enjoy swimming in the Pacific Ocean.

Hotel: La Posada Azul, 2 nights

Day 12: San Juan del Sur

Day at leisure at the beach! Optional activities can be arranged, such as horseback riding, snorkeling tours. Canopy tours, sailboat tours or surf lessons. There is also a regular shared shuttles service that go to the beautiful beaches located north of San Juan, such as Maderas and Majagual.

Day 13: San Juan del Sur – Masaya tour – Managua

Leave the beach in the mid-morning, enjoy a tour in the Masaya area, on the way to Managua: Then we will visit the finest Handicraft Market where you will enjoy the creativity and variety of Nicaraguan art at bargain prices. Later transfer to Catarina, this is a small and characteristic village of Nicaragua where people work seedling nurseries, make handcraft and raise horses. Placed on top of a hill at 520 meters over the sea level, present a very agreeable climate, the temperature is between 22 and 27 degrees, from here you can have a magnificent view of the Apoyo lagoon, Mombacho volcano, Granada and Lake Nicaragua. Then, we will go to San Juan de Oriente, famous for its ceramic arts. Visit a workshop (Mon-Fri), all items are handmade and the “know how” is transmitted from fathers to sons. Eventually, arrive back in Granada. Then, continue to Masaya, start visiting the Nicaragua’s First National Park created in Nicaragua in 1979, one of Nicaragua’s most interesting and beautiful natural phenomena. It comprises an area of 54 km2 with more than 20 km of scenic roads and trails, leading to and around the one impressive volcano and five formidable craters; one of them currently displays gaseous activity and incandescent lava in its interior. You can also visit the Museum that offer interesting history and legends. Arrive in Managua.

Hotel: Camino Real Managua

Day 14: Depart Managua

Transfer to Managua International Airport to reach your flight back to your country (hotel shuttle).

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from Managua:Price on ApplicationPrice on Application

Inclusions 
Meals:13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers, & Air-conditioned Car or Van
Flights:Flight Ticket: Managua - Corn Island - Managua
Accommodation:12 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Panama City Stopover

Its world famous canal, an engineering masterpiece, is located in Panama City. Panama City is home to a diverse blend of cultures and an enormous historical area. In contrast, the lively and vibrant banking district is modern and often compared to the US city of Miami. It is an exhilarating city eager to please visitors.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in Panama City

Upon arrival to Panama you will be picked up at the airport and transfer you to your city hotel.

Hotel Options:

  • Tryp by Wyndham, 2 nights
  • Marriot Finisterre, 2 nights
  • Bristol, 2 nights
  • Las Clementinas, 2 nights
Day 2: Panama City – Half Day City Tour & Miraflores Locks Tour

Morning city of Panama City and the Miraflores Locks. Visit the Museum and Visitor Centre at Miraflores which gives you an insight on the construction of the Canal.

Day 3: Depart Panama City

At convenient time, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin Share FromSolo Traveller From
Departs Daily from Panama City :
Tryp by Wyndham$478.00$849.00
Marriot Finisterre$479.00$849.00
Bristol$546.00$1,043.00
Las Clementinas$568.00$1,079.00
Inclusions 
Meals:2 breakfasts
Transport:Seat in coach airport transfers & touring
Accommodation:2 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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San Blas Archipelago – Kuna Kingdom

Kuna Yala (San Blas Archipelago) is a refreshing experience in Panama with the country’s Indigenous people that share a strong desire to maintain their traditions. The Kuna have preserved everything about their way of life that makes them special: native dress, arts & crafts, language, and a large unspoiled environment. We invite you to join us in exploring their magnificent land and culture!

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Panama City – San Blas Archipelago

Depart from your hotel early in the morning for a 25- 40-minute flight to San Blas Archipelago airstrip on Panama’s Atlantic Coast. Then a motorized dugout canoe will transfer you to the rustic but very charming Yandup Island Lodge of. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the Kuna India’s principal community. Enjoy beautiful beaches on the nearby islands!

Hotel: Yandup Island Lodge, 2 nights

Day 2: San Blas Archipelago

Rent (or bring your own) snorkeling gear to explore the beautiful reefs in San Blas, relax on white- sand beaches or in a hammock under the palm trees.

Day 3: San Blas Archipelago – Panama City

Early in the morning return from San Blas to Panama City.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from Panama City:Price on ApplicationPrice on Application

Inclusions 
Meals:2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Motorized Dugout Canoe Transfers
Flights:Flight Ticket: Panama City - San Blas Archipelago - Panama City
Accommodation:2 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Darien Ethnic Expedition

Experience a Jungle Adventure in Panama. The trip starts from Panama City where we will take the Panamerican highway towards the eastern side of the republic of Panama with destination to the world famous forest of the Darien National Park.

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Day 1: Panama City – Embera Village

Depart from Panama City in a 4×4 vehicle and travel along the Pan-American Highway toward the border of Colombia. After several police checkpoints, we travel through a Kuna Indian reserve (comarca) and stop at a small Kuna market. Once in the Darien Province the paved road ends and we begin travelling on rough terrain. We will lunch at local restaurant with simple food based on rice, beans and meat (usually chicken, pork or beef). After lunch we continue to Meteti where we drive through grassland and forest until Puerto Kimba, where we will take a motorboat to La Palma or Mogue, depending on tide conditions. Once we arrive in Mogue we meet our local native host and the leader of the jungle expedition and proceed to the jungle camp at the beautiful and remote Mogue Embera Village, your home for the coming days. Dinner in the community.

Hotel: Mogue Embera Village Jungle Camp, 3 nights

Day 2: Hiking the Harpy Eagle Trail

After breakfast we hike through a secondary growth forest looking for birds and especially the Harpy Eagle, the national bird of Panama and an endangered species. Our naturalist and Embera guides will lead the walk and, after lunch, join us for a hike on a short botanical trail to learn about the plant-based medicine used by the Embera people. Dinner in the community.

Day 3: Hiking an Old Growth Forest

After breakfast we hike through a private, old-growth forest protected by a local organization. We will learn about the neotropical plants here and more about the history and way of life of the Embera and Wounaan people. In the evening, we will experience a “gathering” with the community members. They will share their traditional dance and display finely-crafted handcrafts. The Embera and Wounaan men are renowned for intricate sculptures made from cocobolo and Tagua, also known as vegetable ivory. The women are expert basket weavers, made from two different kinds of palm leaf fibers. The women dye the palm leaf with natural dyes they collect in the jungle.

Day 4: Mangrove Cruise – Panama City

Depending on the tide, we depart the Mogue community by motorized canoe sometime after breakfast. We will learn about the important ecosystem of the mangrove forest surrounding us along the river. On our way back to Puerto Kimba, we may observe different bird species such as herons, kingfishers, ibis and many others. Marine wildlife can also be observed. Our trip ends in Puerto Kimba, where we will take a car back to Panama City.

** Price based on min. 4 participants

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Inclusions 
Meals:3 breakfasts, 3 lunches. 3 dinners
Transport:4x4 Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Accommodation:3 nights of lodging in an indigenous lodge with tents
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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