Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Begin the trip in captivating Quito, Ecuador's enthralling capital. Visit ornate churches in the Old Town for a dose of architecture and history. Sample local cuisine in one of the many cafes that line the cobblestone streets.
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Day 2 Otavalo

Farewell Ecuador and travel across the border into Colombia. Browse through the array of bright textiles and colourful crafts available at the famous markets of Otavalo.
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Day 3 Ipiales

Explore the town of Ipiales. Perhaps take time to visit the area's prime attraction, Santuario de Las Lajas - believed to be the site of many miracles and apparitions. Set dramatically amid impressive mountain scenery, Las Lajas is a hidden highlight of Colombia.
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Day 4 Popayan

Discover the old town of Popayan and take a day trip to admire the spectacular volcanic landscapes of the Purace National Park.

Days 5-6 Cali

Visit Cali, a culturally diverse town, famous for its lively nightlife.
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Days 7-9 Manizales

Head to Manizales for a three-night stay at a hacienda. Tour a coffee plantation and admire scenic mountain vistas on a trip to Los Nevados National Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 10-12 Guatapé

Stay by the lake at the quaint town of Guatape. Bargain at the stalls on the board walk and climb El Penon de Guatape, the famous granite monolith that give stunning views of the natural surrounds.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 13-14 Medellin

Travel to Medellin and explore the streets of this city, which has played a pivotal role in recent Colombian history. In free time, why not take a day trip to Santa Fe de Antioquia to admire its colonial architecture.
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Days 15-16 Covenas/San Bernardo Islands

Travel to Covenas on the Morrosquillo gulf and visit the ten islands of San Bernado. A myriad of wildlife species traverse the varying landscapes of stunning beaches, marshes and mangroves.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 17-19 Cartagena

Wander around beautiful Cartagena on a guided city tour. Discover Cartagena's old town, an exceptionally well preserved area full of cobblestone laneways, charming buildings and busy cafes. Experience the therapeutic effects of a mud bath on an optional visit to a bubbling mud volcano.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 20 Panama City

Explore Panama City's colourful neighbourhoods and soak up this vibrant region's atmosphere.
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Day 21 Santa Clara

Staying in Santa Clara is the ideal opportunity to relax, swim in the lovely Pacific Ocean and camp by the beach.
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Days 22-23 Chiriqui

Panama’s ‘wonderland’, Chiriqui, offers activities like rafting, hiking and volcano walks, as well as pristine beaches and lush tropical forests.
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Days 24-25 Manuel Antonio National Park

Sleep in cabins set within the jungle in Manuel Antonio National Park, embarking on jungle walks, relaxing on palm-lined beaches or swimming in cerulean waters.
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Day 26 San Jose

Pay a visit to the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, and get to know its intriguing neighbourhoods, vibrant markets and lively nightlife.
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Days 27-28 Monteverde

Stay within the rainforest at Costa Rica’s Monteverde, and perhaps witness some of the diverse local flora and fauna during a visit to the Cloud Forest Reserve.
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Days 29-30 La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano National Park

See Arenal Volcano’s glowing lava flow at night, and marvel at this beautiful area's majesty during the day.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 31-32 Ometepe Island

Cross Lake Nicaragua, Central America’s largest lake, to Isla Ometepe, where two volcanoes, lush vegetation and a wide range of wildlife await.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 33 Granada

Explore the oldest city of the ‘new world’, Granada, which is rich in colonial history and a beautiful place to visit.
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Day 34 Masaya National Park

Experience the wondrous crater and lava flows belonging to the active volcano in the heart of the Masaya National Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1

Day 35 Leon

Head to the university town of Leon, peppered with derelict buildings and walls adorned with political murals and graffiti.
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Day 36 Lake Yojoa

Visit Lake Yojoa, where an overnight lakeside camp is the ideal opportunity to take in the surroundings.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 37-39 Roatan Island

Relax in the blissful, crystal-clear waters of Roatan Island, home to gorgeous beaches, intriguing mangroves and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, second in size only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 3

Days 40-41 Copan

Get up close to the ancient ruins of Copan, one of Honduras’s most striking Mayan sites.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 42 Suchitoto

Wander the cobbled, colourful streets of Suchitoto, which are lined with beautiful whitewashed houses.
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Day 43 Cerro Verde National Park

Experience amazing views of surrounding volcanoes and countryside in Cerro Verde National Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1

Days 44-45 El Imposible National Park

Discover the verdant forest and biological diversity of stunning El Imposible National Park, complete with pumas, tigrillos and black crested eagles.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 46-47 Antigua

Discover the cobbled streets of Antigua and perhaps head out of the city to climb up Pacaya, the area’s active volcano.
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