Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama Itinerary

Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama on a Central American cycling tour. Travel to Latin America and visit La Fortuna's Arenal Volcano, go sightseeing in Granada and relax in Bocas del Toro.

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      USD $2,890
      CAD $2,890
      AUD $2,800
      EUR €2,070
      GBP £1,649
      NZD $3,630
      ZAR R21,000
      CHF FR2,390
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Days 1-2 Granada

Get sightseeing in Granada's cobblestone streets and let the holiday vibe kick in. Cycle through Lake Nicaragua's protected zone and be on the lookout for exotic birds. Continue to Masaya and spend time shopping at the artisans' markets before visiting the mighty Masaya Volcano. The road goes almost to the lip of the crater and it's possible to see bubbling lava as well as colourful parakeets that call the crater home.
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Day 3 Ometepe Island

Take a relaxing boat ride to Ometepe Island, teeming with exotic wildlife, rainforests and two volcanoes.
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Day 4 San Juan del Sur

Hop in the saddle for a ride through the forest to San Juan del Sur. Feast on seafood and perhaps sip cocktails on the beach.
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Days 5-6 Tenorio River/Arenal Volcano National Park

After a steep, early-morning ride, cross into Costa Rica and cycle between the Miravalles and Tenorio volcanoes. Float down the Tenorio River, watching out for monkeys and crocodiles. Cycle a trail surrounding Lake Arenal. This section can be challenging but the incredible vistas are worth it.
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Days 7-8 La Fortuna

See toucans swooping through the rainforest on the cycle towards La Fortuna. Pass banana and sugarcane fields and sooth weary muscles in the hot springs. While here, take in views of the mighty Arenal Volcano - the red-hot lava makes for great night-time viewing.
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Day 9 Cahuita

Traverse the rolling San Carlos plains, dodging neon-blue morpho butterflies. Journey down the vibrant Caribbean coast road to Cahuita, home to reggae music and spicy cuisine.
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Days 10-11 Bocas del Toro Islands

Skirt around the Talamanca Mountains and through Guaymi tribe country. Cross into Panama and sail to the island paradise of Bocas del Toro. Go snorkelling, diving, kayaking or surfing. Take a boat trip to nearby islands and spot dolphins, or simply relax beneath a palm tree on a Caribbean beach.
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Day 12 Santiago

Relish the tropical scenery en route to Santiago and take an exhilarating downhill ride through the mountains.
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Days 13-15 Panama Canal/Panama City

Enjoy a ride through the lush countryside before making tracks to Panama City. Spend an unforgettable day cycling along the iconic Panama Canal. Make time to explore the ins and outs of this fascinating metropolis - perhaps end your Central American cycling tour by dancing the night away at a samba club.
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