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Journey to Central America, Mexico and Cuba with On The Go Tours

Mayan ruins, lush rainforests, beautiful beaches, charming colonial cities and exotic wildlife make Central America a most enticing destination. Our Central America tours take in the highlights of Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama and Cuba. Our adventurous small group tours in Central America, Mexico and Cuba are escorted by a tour leader and range from 8 to 22 days in duration. You'll stay in simple accommodation and use public transportation which ensures you have a truly authentic travel experience, with plenty of interaction with the locals.

Styles of Travel Central America

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Combine Mexico and Guatemala
From Mayan ruins to magnificent volcanoes

Visit the neighbouring countries of Mexico and Guatemala on an overland adventure through Central America. Sample tacos and tequila in Mexico before heading across the border to Guatemala for highland lakes and lush jungles, each country offering impressive ancient ruins and grand colonial cities.

Explore Central America, Mexico and Cuba

Central America Group Tours

Escorted by a tour leader, our small group tours of Central America range from 8 to 22 days. Taking in the highlights of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Cuba, you can select from tours that focus on one country or longer multi-country itineraries that cover more of the region. Staying in simple hotels, using public transportation and getting to know local people along the way, you'll be assured of a truly authentic travel experience in Central America. read more

Complete Cuba

21 Days | FROM USD $3,339

Take in the whole of Cuba starting in bustling Havana, continuing on a...

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9 days | FROM USD $1,489

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Cancun to Antigua

10 days | FROM USD $1,439

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Footsteps of the Mayans

13 days | FROM USD $1,469

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Costa Rica Calling

14 days | FROM USD $2,099

From San Jose discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica. Relax on the...

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Viva La Cubana!

8 Days | FROM USD $1,069

Head west from Havana and walk through tobacco fields, meet friendly a...

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Costa Rica to Panama

14 days | FROM USD $2,429

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Rum and Revolution

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The Way To San Jose

15 days | FROM USD $2,479

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Mayan Empires

22 days | FROM USD $2,789

Take an exhilarating 22 day journey of discovery through Mexico, and...

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Mexico City to Guatemala

22 days | FROM USD $3,299

From Mexico City to Antigua, take an exciting three week journey and...

Central America Private Tours

In Central America we offer a select range of private tours in Costa Rica that combine your choice of accommodation with transport to get you from A to B and the option to do as little or as much as you please in the places visited.

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Tico Traveller

9 Days | FROM USD $1,279

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Central America tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.53 out of 5 based on 17 recent reviews — See All Central America Reviews

Alba and Becky is two great guides! Alba 's knowledge of Havana really made the experience so much better and Becky is an excellent hostess! Two of the best ”  

Sugnet Dixon • Submitted 3 Jun 2016

Albita was the most helpful, kind and friendly tour guide I have had the pleasure of travelling with. When my luggage was lost for 3 days, she helped me in every way possible to retrieve it. She made numerous calls to the tour company head office to get information. She helped me find some clothing and basic toiletries.

Vanji ”  

Vanji Parameswaran • Submitted 29 Apr 2016

Cristobal did a great job. Was always smiling. Was very well organised. Kept the group in good spirits. Went over and above the call of duty. So for example he found us lots of nice restaurants (which was not part of the itinerary so I consider this a pleasant bonus). He was also very helpful when I had a couple of difficulties during the tour. Cristobal has a good temperament for being a tour guide - happy, positive, approachable and organised.”  

Carl Ashford • Submitted 16 Apr 2016

Highlights of our tours to Central America, Mexico and Cuba

In Mexico visit the magnificent Mayan ruins of Teotihuacan, Palenque and Chichen Itza. Soak up the Caribbean vibe in Belize and enjoy some R&R on the beautiful island of Caye Caulker. Highlights of Guatemala include Lake Atitlan, one of the world’s most beautiful lakes and magnificent Tikal, regarded as the greatest city of the Maya world. Get off the beaten track in Nicaragua - home to the colourful colonial town of Granada on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. In neighbouring Honduras you can explore the magnificent ruined city of Copan and relax on Roatan Island, with its palm-fringed lagoons and deserted white sand beaches. Or Wing your way over to the Caribbean island of Cuba, with its fascinating history, bevy of beautiful beaches and eclectic capital.

Focus on Costa Rica: Some of our top picks

Our Top Pick for Costa Rica
#1 La Fortuna

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Our guide to travelling through Central America

From visas to when to travel, our handy travel guide covers everything you need to know about travelling to Central America.

Manuel Antonio NP | Costa Rica

Best time to visit

Tips on the best time to visit Central America

Central American Visas

Info on visa requirements for travel to Central America

Arenal Volcano | Costa Rica | Central America

Style of Group Travel

More about our group tours to Central America

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Central America Reviews

Recent reviews from our travellers to Central America

Get to know Central America

Recommended Reading

  • Time Among the Maya
    by Ronald Wright
  • Enrique's Journey
    by Sonia Nazario
  • Inevitable Revolutions
    by Walter LaFeber
Did you know...?

Facts about Central America

  • Three-fifths of Central America's population is of mixed European and Indian heritage, known as Mestizos.
  • There is no spot in Central America more than 125 miles (200 kilometers) from the ocean.
  • Located on the Ring of Fire, Central America includes over 70 volcanoes, 30 of which are active.

Central America Travel Advice:

We closely monitor the latest travel guidance on Central America and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates for the countries in Central America you are travelling to from the relevant advisory body in your country. For more specific country information, please refer to the relevant destination page on our website.

Online travel resources for Central America:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

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