Central America Tours and Holidays

Travel to a region offering amazing outdoor adventure with our range of escorted tours and private itineraries to the best of Central America with travel guides to help you plan.

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 and Panama. Our adventurous small group tours in Central America and Mexico 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.

Top Central America Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
The Way To San Jose - 15 days Antigua , Guatemala 05 Mar 2017 USD $1,940 was $2,155 10% off The Way To San Jose - 15 days Map
Footsteps of the Mayans - 13 days Cancun, Mexico 12 Mar 2017 USD $1,211 was $1,345 10% off Footsteps of the Mayans - 13 days Map
Mayan Empires - 22 days Cancun, Mexico 12 Mar 2017 USD $2,345 was $2,605 10% off Mayan Empires - 22 days Map
Cancun to Antigua - 10 days Cancun, Mexico 16 Mar 2017 USD $1,247 was $1,385 10% off Cancun to Antigua - 10 days Map
Costa Rica to Panama - 14 days San Jose, Costa Rica 19 Mar 2017 USD $1,976 was $2,195 10% off Costa Rica to Panama - 14 days Map
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Central America Group Tours

Escorted by a tour leader with a maximum group size of 16, staying in simple hotels & using public transport for an authentic experience.

Wild Costa Rica

9 days | FROM USD $1,295

Spend 9 exhilarating days experiencing the wonders of Costa Rica - a...

Cancun to Antigua

10 days | FROM USD $1,345

From Cancun to Antigua, explore the delights of Mexico, Belize and on...

Footsteps of the Mayans

13 days | FROM USD $1,345

From the beautiful beaches of Cancun and the legendary Mayan ruins of...

Costa Rica Calling

14 days | FROM USD $1,975

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

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Central America Private Tours

Flexible touring itineraries to Costa Rica offering you your choice of accommodation with pre-arranged transportation to get you around.

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Tico Traveller

9 Days | FROM USD $1,455

Depart San Jose and explore some of Costa Rica's key sites including...

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Costa Rica Coast to Coast

12 Days | FROM USD $3,045

Spend 12 exciting days seeing Costa Rica from both coasts. Visit the A...

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Costa Rica Encompassed

11 Days | FROM USD $2,185

Discover the delights of Costa Rica on this 11 day tour which offers a...

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Central America tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.55 out of 5 based on 11 recent reviews — See All Central America Reviews

Becky was brilliantly organised. All travel - chicken buses, private buses, ferries, boats, flights - everything went without a hitch. Good briefings about locations. Reasonable hotels (except Cancun city). She had a large and very disparate group which she managed with poise and charm. A lovely cheery girl.”  

Diana Page • Submitted 15 Dec 2016

The tour and our guide were FANTASTIC. I have traveled around the world and this was one of my best tours ever! I understand that you have an award for the best tour guide and Lisa gets my vote. Every restaurant she chose (and I am a picky eater) and every excursion she told us about was great. Thank you so much for a wonderful needed holiday and the next time I travel with a tour I would definitely look into your company first. Happy holidays!”  

Janette Kustler • Submitted 25 Nov 2016

Becky has by far been the best tour guide l've had so far!! She made everything so ready and a truly wonderful experience!! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone ❤️”  

Cecilia Llarena • Submitted 4 Nov 2016
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.

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.

The incredible ruins of Tikal in Guatemala

Multi-country Tours

Available touring combinations in Central America

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

Leon Central Square | Nicaragua | Central America

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.

Highlights of our tours to Central America and Mexico

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.

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