Views of Arenal Volcano from the hanging bridges

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Central America – Tours

Tours in Central America

Adorned with spectacular landscapes spanning lush, thriving rainforests teeming with exotic flora and fauna, towering volcanoes, rugged mountain ranges, pristine coastline and blissful beaches, Central America is packed with adventure.

Our A Journey Through Mexico tour combines the bustling multi-cultural metropolis of Mexico City, the historic European culture of Merida and the fascinating Mayan pyramids of Uxmal. Truly a city of contrasts, you’ll marvel at the extraordinary modern architecture of Mexico City’s Museo Soumaya and its glimmering hexagonal tiles before admiring the striking baroque beauty of the 16th century Catedral Metropolitana and ancient Aztec ruins of the Templo Major. Across the city, futuristic skyscrapers of glass and steel pierce the skyline, while vibrant gondolas carrying mariachi bands slowly glide along the historic waterways and canals of Xochimilco. Your adventure culminates with a step back in time, as you explore the Yucatan Peninsula, taking in the grandeur of charming Paseo de Montejo and its Monumenta a la Patria – a beautiful tribute to the origins of Mexico.

Alternatively, nature lovers will revel in our Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour. Walk atop the canopies of the mysterious Monteverde Cloud Forest, shrouded in fog, as the iridescent green resplendent quetzal swoops by, and the stealthy ocelot prowls below. Discover the majestic La Fortuna Waterfall, taking a dip in the refreshing, clear pool below, and witness breath-taking panoramic vistas of the soaring Arenal Volcano – one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

16 days Eaglerider motorcycles in California

EagleRider Baja California South Bound Guided Motorcycle Tour

 

Cruise on your Harley and feel the thrill as you head all the way down to Cabo San Lucas from Los Angeles . Start your trip off in style exploring the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and seeing everything it...

Escorted tours

EagleRider Baja California South Bound Guided Motorcycle Tour
9 days

Costa Rican Adventure tour

Guide Price £2,129 pp  

Go back to nature with this amazing tour that will enchant you for the spectacular scenery and exotic wildlife. The ultimate adventure-filled experience. Be prepared for hiking among misty cloud forests, volcanic peaks, dramatic waterfalls and turtle-nesting beaches. A virtually...

Adventure holidays

Costa Rican Adventure tour
9 days

Highlights of Costa Rica tour

Guide Price £1,959 pp  

Get under the skin of this fascinating country on our nine day adventure which takes in Costa Rica's diverse flora and fauna and stunning scenery, including the Tortuguero canals, active volcanoes of Arenal and the mysterious cloud forest of Monteverde...

Wildlife holidays

Highlights of Costa Rica tour
4 days

Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest tour

Guide Price £479 pp  

Costa Rica's rainforests and volcanoes are a remarkable sight. Arenal is one of the world’s most active volcanoes and a fascinating spectacle with red-hot rocks tumbling down its steep slopes and ash columns rising above the vast crater. Nearby, the...

Wildlife holidays

Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest tour
4 days

Manuel Antonio Park and Beaches tour

Guide Price £469 pp  

One of the most beautiful and bio-diverse areas in the world, Manuel Antonio offers acres of lush rainforest laced with walking trails and picturesque white sandy beaches and secluded coves, ideal for chilling out in the sun, riding the surf...

Couples Holidays

Manuel Antonio Park and Beaches tour
7 days

A Journey through Mexico Tour

Guide Price £1,819 pp  

Experience and witness a different side to Mexico on our Journey through Mexico tour. Experience two contrasting cities, each with their own stories to tell. First up, soak up the history and culture of Mexico City for the first three...

Escorted tours

A Journey through Mexico Tour
5 days Fajitas!

A Taste of Mexico City Tour

Guide Price £759 pp  

Mexico City has a rich and extensive history, impressive art scene and some of the best food in Latin America, enjoyed and appreciated around the world. Some of Mexico's most famous and best cuisines include tacos, fajitas, a fiery chilli...

Escorted tours

A Taste of Mexico City Tour

Expert Tips

Martyn

Destination Manager

“Take to the waters and enjoy a river safari through Caño Negro for an alternative perspective on the creatures of the Costa Rican rainforests. With better visibility and less hiking, you can relax as you spot white-headed capuchins, sloth clinging to branches, and listen to the haunting calls of howler monkeys.”

Clive

Content Editor

“There’s no better way to experience the jungles of Manuel Antonio than by zip line. Soar through the trees and enjoy a birds-eye view from the canopies.”

Christie

Destination Executive

“Foodies will revel in Mexico City. Though Mexican dishes are now popular all over the world, this is the place to enjoy authentic tacos, fajitas and salsa. The flavours and spices are out of this world.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Our tours of Central America cover both Mexico and Costa Rica. The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican peso, with ATMs being widely accessible in and around Mexico City and Cancun. Card payments are accepted in many restaurants, bars, hotels and attractions, but keep in mind that there may be international usage fees.

In Costa Rica however, the official currency is the Costa Rican colon. Our tours here maintain a focus on catamaran cruises and rainforest hikes – you should ensure you arrive prepared with the correct currency, as you will have difficulty locating an ATM for the duration of these journeys.

The official language of Mexico is Spanish, which is the predominant language spoken throughout the country. While there are many similarities to the traditional Castilian Spanish, spoken in Spain, there are also distinct differences so it’s worth bringing along a Mexican phrasebook rather than attempting to get by on a Spanish one. You will find that English is spoken and widely understood across Mexico but, as you would expect, the further from Mexico City and Cancun you travel, the less prevalent this understanding becomes.

Costa Rican cuisine is known for its fresh ingredients and mild spices, usually including beans and rice. From the likes of breakfast dish Gallo Pinto (a bowl of speckled rice and black beans with peppers, onions and spices) and chifrijo (fried pork rinds, tortilla chips, rice and tomatoes), to the delicious and homely Olla de Carne (a hearty stew consisting of beef, carrots, taro root and cassava), Costa Rican food is delicious and flavourful – something its proud locals can attest to. 

Home to vibrant cultures and traditions, dazzling cityscapes, imposing volcanoes and dense rainforests populated by spectacular wildlife, Central America is just waiting to be explored.

Why you'll love Central America...

• Admiring contemporary, renaissance, impressionist and avant-garde Mexican art at the Museo Soumaya in Mexico City
• Enjoying 360-degree panoramic views from the 45th floor of the Mexico City World Trade Centre
• Sampling authentic the flavours of Mexican street food
• Ziplining through the trees of Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica
• Discovering the ancient Mayan pyramids of Uxmal
• Viewing the mysterious Monteverde Cloud Forest from above on its hanging bridges
• Hiking up the rugged mountain ranges of Arenal for unfettered views of the mighty Arenal Volcano
• Observing the 16th century baroque architecture of Catedral Metropolitana
• Exploring the tropical forests of La Fortuna and its picturesque waterfall
• Marvelling at the vibrant gondolas and spirited musical displays of passing mariachi bands on the canals of Xochimilco

Did you know?

• There is nowhere in Central America more than 125 miles from the ocean. An isthmus, Central America is a land bridge between North and South America, bordered by the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
• Central America is home to the Pan-American Highway. Spanning tundra, desert, jungle and crossing the ocean, this 30,000-kilometre highway is known as the world’s largest motorable road.
• Costa Ricans colloquially refer to themselves as ticos (males) and ticas (females) – these endearing terms reflect the locals and their tendency to end words in either tico, tica, ico or ica.