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CENTRal AMeRICA tour - 19 days / 18 nights

         Guatemala + Honduras + Nicaragua Tour
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Guatemala + Honduras + Nicaragua Tour
19 days / 18 nights

You are a group or individuals , you are looking for a trip mixing relaxation and comfort with cultural discovery through Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua :

Here is a tour for you !

Guatemala : the markets of Chichicastenango and Sololá, Lake Atitlán, Antigua, the Pacaya volcano, the archeological sites of Aguateca and Tikal, Lívingston and the river Río Dulce.
Honduras : the archeological site of Copán, Punta Sal National Park (Caribbean Sea).
Nicaragua : León, Granada, the Cerro Negro volcano and the Masaya volcano.


Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua

D1 sat Arrival
D2 sun Chichicastenango's market
D3 mon Lake Atitlán
D4 tue Solol's market
D5 wed Antigua, colonial city
D6 thu Antigua or Pacaya volcano
D7 fri Aguateca archeological site
D8 sat Tikal archeological site
D9 sun Tikal - Río Dulce - Lívingston
D10 mon Lívingston
D11  tue Lívingston - Omoa - Tela (Honduras)
D12 wed Punta Sal
D13 thu Copán archeological site
D14 fri Tegucigalpa
D15 sat León (Nicaragua)
D16 sun León or Cerro Negro volcano
D17 mon Granada, colonial city
D18 tue Masaya volcano
D19 wed Flight back

You can make this trip all year round

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Day 1
Reception at the airport. Overnight in Guatemala City.
Day 2
Departure to Chichicastenango. We visit one of the most beautiful Indian markets in Guatemala with its multi-colored Mayan textiles, flowers and fruits. In the afternoon, departure to Panajachel (Lake Atitlán).
Day 3
Lake Atitlán
We reach by boat Santiago Atitlán, a village rich in handicraft and traditional fabrics. There, we witness the ceremony of those who revere Maximón, a contemporary Mayan god. In the afternoon, we visit the villages of Santa Catarina and San Antonio. Overnight in Panajachel.
Day 4
Market of Sololá
Visit of the market of Sololá. Because of the geographical position of this village, located between the highlands and the coastal plain, one can see, on market days, a remarkable convergence of different populations-the market becomes a physical intersection of disparate cultures. In the afternoon, departure to Antigua. On the way, we visit a coffee plantation. Spend the night in Antigua.
Day 5
We discover Antigua, the splendid splendid country´s colonial jewel. Overnight in Antigua.
Day 6
Antigua or Pacaya volcano
Choose between scrolling in Antigua or departing to the village of San Francisco De Sales and the Pacaya volcano (2580 mts). After a short one hour ascent, we observe eruptions. Departure to Guatemala City. Spend the night in the capital.
Day 7
Early in the morning, we fly to Flores and the jungle of the Petén. By road and then by boat on the river Río Petexbatún, we discover the tropical forest in the mysterious site of Aguateca. Return to Flores.
Day 8
Early in the morning, we travel to the archeological site of Tikal. We visit this incredible ceremonial center located in the heart of the tropical forest. Spend the night in a lodge, on the site of Tikal.
Day 9
Río Dulce
Departure in the morning to Río Dulce. By boat, we enjoy tropical fauna until reaching Lívingston, a Caribbean village. Spend the night in Lívingston.
Day 10
Relax in Lívingston (optional excursions to the beach of Playa Blanca and on the Cocoli river). Spend the night in Lívingston.
Day 11
Boat to Puerto Barrios and then we make our way to Tela (Honduras). We visit the colonial fortress of Omoa. Spend the night in Tela.
Day 12
Punta Sal National Park
Excursion to the Punta Sal National Park. We enjoy white sand beaches and tropical fauna and flora. Overnight in Tela.
Day 13
Departure to Copán. Visit of the archeological site and its museum. Overnight in the village.
Day 14
Departure to Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. We visit some villages. Spend the night in Tegucigalpa.
Day 15
In the morning, we leave for Nicaragua. In the afternoon, we visit the colonial city of León. Overnight in León.
Day 16
León or Cerro Negro volcano
Choose between scrolling in León or hiking in the National Park of the Cerro Negro volcano. Departure to Granada. In the afternoon, we visit Granada, an other colonial jewel. Spend night in Granada.
Day 17
We sail to the "Isletas" (="small islands") on Lake Nicaragua. In the afternoon, we stroll in Granada. Spend the night in Granada.
Day 18
Masaya volcano
In the morning, excursion to the National Park of the Masaya volcano. We reach the impressive caldera by car! In the afternoon, departure to Managua. Spend night in the capital of Nicaragua.
Day 19
Flight back
Travel to the international airport for the return flight.

For your convenience, this tour can be adapted in accordance with current traditional festivals

Prices in US $, per person, double room accommodation, for groups of :

A : hotels 2 / 3 *- B : hotels 3 / 4 *

2 people
3 people
4 and 5 people
6 and 7 people

N.B. : prices are based on adults. Reductions for children under 12.

  This tour exists in an economic version : click here

Prices include :

  • 18 nights in 2 / 3 star hotels (A option) or 3 / 4 star hotels (B option), accommodations in double room with "American breakfast" ;
  • all transportation ;
  • the flight from Guatemala City to Flores ;
  • boat transfers: on Lake Atitlán, and in the Petén and Caribbean regions ;
  • picnic during Aguateca's visit ;
  • boat excursions to Punta Sal National Park in Honduras and to "Las Isletas" in Nicaragua.
Prices do not include :
  • international flights ;
  • other meals ;
  • airport taxes ;
  • drinks and personal expenses ;
  • guide services ;
  • sites entrance fees ;
  • taxes at the Honduran and Nicaraguan borders ;
  • insurance.


Additional costs, in US $, (prices per person) :

Half board supplement (dinners)
Single room supplement
Triple room reduction

  • English speaking guide during the whole trip, for groups of :
  • English speaking guide only in Antigua , Aguateca , Tikal : US 140 by day (for the group)

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Economic version

For experienced travelers looking for low prices we created simplified options of tour tours.

  • If you are not especially looking for a driver services and a private vehicle for all your transfers, (some of the transfers can be operated by tourist shuttles),
  • If you willingly accept to spend some nights in very simple hostels to reduce the budget of some of the overnights,
  • if you are not always looking for private boats services ( it is often possible to find boats on the go, talking with boat driver,
  • If you are not looking for English speaking guides in archeological sites (it is possible to find local Spanish speaking guides at the entrance of the sites).

        Here is an economic version of the " Centroamérica " Guatemala - Honduras - Nicaragua tour :

Program : same program, except on D7 where the archeological site of Aguateca will be replaced by another outstanding site – easier to access : Yaxhá (still unknown, this incredible site is currently, after Tikal, the best restored in the country)

Hotels : 1 and 2* for the whole tour and 3* at Guatemala city
2 y 3 * in Honduras and in Nicaragua

Transfers : private transfers on D1, D6, D7, D9, and from D11 to D19 ;
tourist shuttles on D2, D4, D8 ; private boats on Rio Dulce on D9 and from Livingston to Puerto Barios on D11, in Nicaragua on D17 ; flight Guatemala city/Flores on D7 ; without reservation of vehicle and boat on D3 in Panajachel (free day).

Guide : guide service in Pacaya volcano national park on D6 ;


Prices in US $, per person, double room accommodation, for groups of :

2 people
3 people
4 and 5 people
6 and 7 people


Sup. single room
Red. triple room

To learn more about our included services : contact us

Do not hesitate to ask for our personalized programs and itineraries, according to your wishes and constraints: we are the specialists of personalized travel in Guatemala and in the Mayan World !

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