Nicaragua El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras Tours & Travel | March 2021

21 Days
Category:
  • Jetty at Lake Atitlan Guatemala
  • Guatemala-welcome
  • Guatemala-local-with-horse
  • Guatemala-Antigua-women
  • Laguna-de-Apoyo-in-Masaya-Nicaragua
  • Guatemala-brett-and-the-girls-eating-Icecreams
  • Copan-ruins-Honduras
  • Honduras-countryside
  • Locals-in-Antigua-Guatemala
  • Santa-Catalina-Arch-in-Antigua-Guatemala
  • Marine-Iguana-Costa-Rica
  • Guatemala-Blue-Dot-Travel-group-on-tour
  • Men-in-regional-Guatemala-still-wear-traditional-clothes
  • Ruins-around-Copan-Honduras
  • Street-parade-Guatemala
  • Guatemala-men-in-Gauchos

Four countries… similar, but different. Nicaragua is the largest of the Central American countries by land size. Colonised on the Pacific coast by the Spanish and on the Atlantic coast by the British. Add an African-Caribbean influence with the indigenous peoples and you have a melting pot of cultures. The country has a small but growing tourism industry and now is a good time to visit given tourism is in its infancy and you can experience the genuine culture. By contrast, El Salvador is Central America’s smallest country by land size and the only country in the region without a coastline on the Atlantic/Caribbean side. There is a rich, cultural heritage in Guatemala that is unlike the other countries of the region. Its population is over 65% indigenous Maya Indians. There is evidence of mankind from around 10,000 years BCE however the country is well known for being the heart of the Mayan culture which existed from around 1,600 years ago. Join one of our escorted tours to Central America.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Colonial architecture and bustling main square of Leon, which was founded in 1524 by the Spanish conquistadores
  2. Granada, or the “Gran Sultana”, one of Latin America’s most beautiful colonial cities
  3. Boat cruise to Las Isletas – situated at the foot of Mombacho volcano in Nicaragua
  4. UNESCO World Heritage site Joya de Cerén, El Salvador, also known as the “Pompeii of the Americas”
  5. Visiting the colourful villages which fringe the crater lake Lago de Atitlan, by boat
  6. The lively and authentic market at Chichicastenango in Guatemala
  7. Discover the important archaeological site of the Mayan civilisation at Copán, Honduras
DEPARTURE DATE
7 March 2020
DURATION 21 days
TOUR COST $13,690
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$1,480 Additional
INCLUDED
Economy international airfares ex Syd/Mel
Internal flights as per itinerary
All transportation as per itinerary
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
All tipping including drivers and guides
Experienced English speaking local tour guide
Escorted by an Australian host (subject to minimum number of 10 clients)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • Tours depart with a minimum of 4 clients
    • No more than 14 clients on this trip
    • Land only packages available
    • Tour extensions – before or after tour extensions can be arranged on your behalf
    • Business or premium economy flights can be arranged at an additional cost if available
    • To book and reserve your place on a tour, a deposit of $500 and a completed booking form is required

Four countries... similar, but different. Nicaragua is the largest of the Central American countries by land size. Colonised on the Pacific coast by the Spanish and on the Atlantic coast by the British. Add an African-Caribbean influence with the indigenous peoples and you have a melting pot of cultures. The contra war of the 1980’s caused wide-spread poverty and casualties however more recently, there has been economic growth albeit very small. The country has a small but growing tourism industry and now is a good time to visit given tourism is in its infancy and you can experience the genuine culture.
El Salvador is Central America’s smallest country by land size and the only country in the region without a coastline on the Atlantic/Caribbean side. It has a high population density with around 7 million inhabitants living in a size less than half of Tasmania. It is a very mountainous country and part of the Pacific Rim of Fire, subject to earthquakes. Spanish explorers became the first European visitors and went about changing the lives of indigenous Pipil Indians forever in the mid-1500s.
Honduras is a predominantly Roman Catholic country also ruled by Spain from the 16th Century. After Independence in the 1830s, it was briefly annexed to Mexico and by mid the 1900s, it was ruled - ever so corruptly – by the military generals of the army. There is a rich, cultural heritage in Guatemala that is unlike the other countries of the region. Its population is over 65% indigenous Maya Indians. There is evidence of mankind from around 10,000 years BCE however the country is well known for being the heart of the Mayan culture which existed from around 1,600 years ago. It too was conquered by the Spanish and annexed to Mexico in the early 1800s. Since the end of the civil war which lasted for 36 years, up to 1996, Guatemala has remained relatively stable from a political sense and has enjoyed moderate economic growth. While we only spend a few nights in Honduras, you will have the privilege of enjoying one of the great archaeological sites of the Mayans – The Ruins of Copan. So sophisticated was this ancient city, it later became known as the Paris of the Mayan Empire.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Colonial architecture and bustling main square of Leon, which was founded in 1524 by the Spanish conquistadores
  2. Granada, or the "Gran Sultana”, one of Latin America's most beautiful colonial cities
  3. Boat cruise to Las Isletas - situated at the foot of Mombacho volcano in Nicaragua
  4. UNESCO World Heritage site Joya de Cerén, El Salvador, also known as the “Pompeii of the Americas”
  5. Visiting the colourful villages which fringe the crater lake Lago de Atitlan, by boat
  6. The lively and authentic market at Chichicastenango in Guatemala
  7. Discover the important archaeological site of the Mayan civilisation at Copán, Honduras