Go someplace you’ve never been before. Check out the itinerary of our affordable Central America Tour from Manila Philippines. Travel and visit the seven countries of Central America, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Central America is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast. Central America is bordered by Mexico to the north, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
DAY 01 BELIZE
Arrive in Belize, pick up & transfer to your hotel.
DAY 02 BELIZE HALF DAY CITY TOUR
Breakfast at hotel. proceed to the half day city tour of Belize. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03 BELIZE – FLORES, GUATEMALA
Breakfast at hotel. Check out and depart from Belize City to Xunantunich that is a classic Period ceremonial center located eight miles west of San Ignacio. At the village of San Jose Succotz, we cross over the Mopan river using a hand-cranked ferry and following the track through the bush, after 5 minutes we reach the visitors center and then you make your way to the temples. After the visit lunch will be given at a local restaurant near by and then transfer to Flores, Petén for overnight accommodations.
DAY 04 TIKAL – GUATEMALA, CITY
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to one of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan World Tikal, its name means “Place of Voices”, built during the Maya Classic Period. Tikal has the distinction of being the first site in Guatemala declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Upon arrival at Tikal archaeological site, our guide will show you the layout of the complex of Temples and Acropolis. Visit to the complex Q and R, then to the Central Acropolis, Temples I “El Gran Jaguar and the Temple II” Los Mascarones “,regarded as the first and one of the most important monuments in the complex. Visit to the Lost World. After lunch, transfer to “Mundo Maya” airport to take the flight to Guatemala City.
DAY 05 GUATEMALA – HONDURAS
Breakfast at hotel. Check out and proceed to visit the centre of the City. We will start visiting the main streets and the residential zone, the continue to visit the Historic Center: “Palacio Nacional” (panoramic), “Metropolitan Cathedral”, and “Centro Civico” where you will see many buildings as the municipality and Banco De Guatemala. After the panoramic tour in Guatemala City you will be transferred to Copan in Honduras. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 06 COPAN
Breakfast at hotel. Located in Honduras, near the border of Guatemala, Copan is a tranquil oasis of ancient culture and subline nature nestled in the foothills of western Honduras. Our tour begins with a visits to the Mayan site of Copan or the “Kingdom of the Sun”, that dates from the Maya Classic period (300 to 900 AD) where can still be seen several stone sculptures, specially dedicated to the ruler “18 Rabbits” who was beheaded in Quirigua Guatemala, one of the most impressive characteristics are its well preserved structures and paintings that still can be found. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 07 COPAN – SAN SALVADOR
Breakast at hotel. Check out from you hotel and transfer to San Salvador. En route visit the City of Sta. Ana which is the second largest city of El Salvador then continue to San Salvador. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel.
DAY 08 SAN SALVADOR
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to sightseeing of the city then continue to Suchitoto in the afternoon. Visit also the Archaeological site of Joya de Ceren. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 09 SAN SALVADOR – NICARAGUA
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer airport for flight from San Salvador-Managua City. Arrive in Managua. Greetings at the airport and escorted transfer to the hotel. We will start our tour with a panoramic sightseeing of Managua, where you will be able to appreciate its historical center destroyed by the earthquake 1972: the Old Cathedral, Presidential Palace, National Theather, Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace of Cuture, Malecon of Managua, john Paul II’s Plaza, Archaeological Museum ancient foot prints of Acahualinca, Memorial Park Sandino in Tiscapa’s Hill. We then continue to Leon. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 10 FULL DAY TOUR LEON, OLD LEON RUINS & MUD POTS
Breakfast at hotel. During our trip, we will visit: Old Leon, where we will be able to appreciate the ruins of the original city founded during the Spanish, and the Swarms of San Jacinto. After, we will do a panoramic sightseeing tour of Leon’s historical centre, visiting Basilica Cathedral of Leon; its churches : El Calvario, La Recoleccion, La Merced, Zaragoza and Subtiava; the Museum File of Ruben Dario, Mith and Leyends Museum. Lunch. We then continue to Old Leon Ruins and Swarms of San Jacinto. Return to Leon. Ovenight at hotel.
DAY 11 NICARAGUA – COSTA RICA
Breakfast at hotel. Check out and transfer to airport for flight to San Jose Costa Rica. Welcome to Costa Rica! One of our representatives will be waiting at the international airport, and transfer you to your hotel in San Jose. At night, the tour starting on the East side of San Jose, the first thing we will see is Democracy Place and the National Museum, the Courts, Los Yoses, San Pedro Mall, Hispanidad Fountain and the Rodrigo Facio Campus in the University of Costa Rica. After we have seen the capital’s main attractions, our first stop will be in the impressive Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and the beautiful National Theater where we will have a guided visit through these cultural gems. After our visit, the tour continues to the western section of San Jose: La Sabana Metropolitan Park, Costa Rican Contemporary Art Museum or the first International Airport in Costa Rica, the National Gymnasium, the Comptroller’s office, residential area of Rohrmoser, Nunciatura, Nobel Peace prize winner Oscar Arias Sanchez’s home, Rohrmoser Boulevard and Pavas section. At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity of visiting an interesting Shopping place where you will be able to buy a souvenir of your visit of San Jose. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 12 DOKA, POAS VOLCANO, GRECIA & SARCHI
Breakfast at hotel. We take the Pan-American Highway towards the city of Alajuela. In route we will go to visit the Agriculture Monument, the Monument of Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park. As we ascend towards the volcano we will stop for a brief explanation on our golden bean the coffee, and then continue our trip through fern, flower and strawberry farms. There is a noticeable change in temperature and vegetation, preparing us for the pleasure of the exuberant cloud forest of Poas Volcano. At the Volcano we will have time to enjoy the impressive main crater with its sulphur fumaroles, and hike on a trail to the volcano, we will have time to enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the typical restaurants in the area. Our third stop is Sarchi, known as the Cradle of Costa local artisans as they create the famous typical oxcart and you will be able to shop for that special souvenir to take home. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 13 COSTA RICA – PANAMA CITY
Breakfast at hotel. Check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Panama City. Arrive Panama, meet and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 14 PANAMA CANAL TOUR
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the cosmopolitan Panama City and its variety of attractions and amenities in a walking tour through The Casco Antiguo (Old Quarter), Amador Causeway, the Modern City and the most exciting sites of this beautiful city. On top of that you will get to know how the Panama Canal works, watch Vessels transiting through the Canal locks in the Miraflores Visitors Center and witness how history was made during the construction of this wonder of the modern world. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 15 PANAMA – ECUADOR
Breakfast at hotel. Check out and transfer to airport for flight to Ecuador. Upon arrival , a bilingual guide will pick you up from the Quito airport and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 16 CITY TOUR & MIDDLE OF THE WORLD
Breakfast at hotel. The tour begins with a great view of the Orellana path and Guapulo Sanctuary (XVII Century). Afterwards, walik in the old city stating in the oldest street of the city, La Ronda, that used to be the home of musicians, poets and politics back in time. Here we will encounter with the different local spices that are used for the typical Ecuadorian gastronomy. Continuing we will visit the house of handicrafts made of metal and wood most of them designed for the traditional churches and made by hand for furniture decoration. We will make a stop also in the ice cream house to try all the different Ecuadorian flavors put together to create an authentic experience. An explanation of chocolate will be made in the chocolate house where you will receive information of the Ecuadorian chocolate and then see how it is produced. After we are done with La Ronda we will proceed with our to the Independence Square, surrounded by important historical buildings. Visit the Cathedral (XVI Century), the Presidential Place, El Sagrario Church (XVII Century), and La Compañia de Jesus (XVII Century), one of the most beautiful baroque churches in South America, Not to be missed are the Chruch of San Francisco and Moanastery, built a few months after the arrival of the Spaniards (XVI Century). We will drive 30km north of Quito, towards the Middle of the world where the equatorial line divides the northern and southern hemisphere. We will visit the main monument built in honor of the French scientific expedition that arrived in Ecuador in the XVII century to determine the correct location of the equator Monument, which displays the main cultures of Ecuador of visit the Inti Ñan Museum, a scientific and cultural museum, located in the exact crossing of the Equator Line. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 17 DEPARTURE – HOME
Breakfast at hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure until your bilingual guide will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport so you can take your international flight.
US$ 8,708.00 – per person
**minimum of 2 persons travelling together
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
- International Airfares
- Hotel Accommodation at 3 or 4 Star Hotels
- All breakfasts at the hotels
- Tours as specified in the itinerary
- All Ground transportations as specified in the itinerary
- Specialized English speaking guide
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Airline Taxes: TBA
- Philippine Travel Tax: P1,620.00 or US$ 36.00
- Airport Terminal Fee: P 550.00 or US$ 13.00
- Visa Fee/Visa Processing Fees in Belize / San Salvador / Nicaragua
- Lunch and Dinners
- Tips to guides & drivers
- Porterage at airports & hotels
- Items of personal nature e.g tipping, telephone, laundry, drinks etc
- All other items not mentioned in the itinerary
US VISA – Passengers must be a holder of Multiple US visa
BELIZE – Fully accomplished application form / 2 pcs colored picture / Proof of sufficient travel funds, minimum of $ 60.00 per day of stay / Bank Statement or Travellers check or cash / Purpose of Visit fully clarified / Roundtrip Ticket / Address or Hotel in Belize
SAN SALVADOR – US, Canadian & Schengen visa holders need not apply for Salvadorean visa but have to send their passports to the Embassy of El Salvador in Japan for visa stamping, which is free of charge. They will be required to pay only the courier fee of P 6,000.00 (subject to change) in the Consulate Office.
NICARAGUA – Fully accomplished application form / 2 pcs passport size (4x5cm) colored picture, taken within one month prior to the presentation, white background, no hat, no cap, no head cover / Letter of visa request in which the following must be stated: Expected length of stay in Nicaragua, Purpose of Visit, Tentative itinerary of your trip / Original passport must be valid six months upon expected arrival to Nicaragua / Statement of economic solvency – Bank Certificate & Bank Statements
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