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Panama City to Antigua Overview
- 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Discover Central America on this exciting tour from Panama City to Antigua
For a comprehensive taste of the distinctive flavours of Central America, you needn’t look any further than this Panama City to Antigua trip. With a rich and diverse plant and animal life, and a landscape formed by volcanic activity (some of which are still active), the central expanses of this continent provide a wild and rugged wonderland for would-be adventurers. Journey through the dense, lively rainforests of Costa Rica, explore Nicaragua’s volcanoes and Masaya National Park and soak up the sun, sea and surf on a three-night sojourn on the Caribbean Island of Roatan - just a few highlights of this 28-day trip, and you can rest assured there’s plenty more adventure to be had along the way. The bustling, colourful metropolitan areas of Panama City, San Jose, Leon and Antigua all offer another dimension to the spectacular scenery of this part of the world - and are thrilling destinations to explore in their own right. Embark on a trip of a lifetime through Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala on this dazzling Central American escapade.
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Visit the Panama Canal and then it's on to Panama City to explore colourful neighbourhoods and soak up the last of this vibrant region's atmosphere before this Central American adventure ends.
Staying in Santa Clara is the ideal opportunity to relax, swim in the lovely Pacific Ocean and camp by the beach.
Panama’s ‘wonderland’, Chiriqui, offers activities like rafting, hiking and volcano walks, as well as pristine beaches and lush tropical forests.
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.
Pay a visit to the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, and get to know its intriguing neighbourhoods, vibrant markets and lively nightlife.
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.
See Arenal Volcano’s glowing lava flow at night, and marvel at this beautiful area's majesty during the day.
Cross Lake Nicaragua, Central America’s largest lake, to Isla Ometepe, where two volcanoes, lush vegetation and a wide range of wildlife await.
Explore the oldest city of the ‘new world’, Granada, which is rich in colonial history and a beautiful place to visit.
Experience the wondrous crater and lava flows belonging to the active volcano in the heart of the Masaya National Park.
Head to the university town of Leon, peppered with derelict buildings and walls adorned with political murals and graffiti.
Visit Lake Yojoa, where an overnight lakeside camp is the ideal opportunity to take in the surroundings.
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.
Get up close to the ancient ruins of Copan, one of Honduras’s most striking Mayan sites.
Wander the cobbled, colourful streets of Suchitoto, which are lined with beautiful whitewashed houses.
Experience amazing views of surrounding volcanoes and countryside in Cerro Verde National Park.
Discover the verdant forest and biological diversity of stunning El Imposible National Park, complete with pumas, tigrillos and black crested eagles.
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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