Central America is one of the best places in the world for backpacker tours, owing to its deluge of life-affirming experiences and slightly volatile nature. This is a place where you'll be glad to have all your transport, passes and accommmodation pre-arranged, meaning you can just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Many tours in Central America include an element of wildlife conservation - particularly with sea turtles in places like Costa Rica - or volunteering in some other capacity. If you'd rather just travel for leisure and leisure alone, you'll find plenty of options for that too.
From the beautiful beaches of Cancun and Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Palenque, to the Guatemalan Highlands, take a journey through Mexico and Guatemala, culminating in colonial Antigua.
If Costa Rica was a food, it would taste like a cross between coffee and vinegar. It sounds gross, but you have to try the shade-grown Costa Rican coffee and salsa lizano, the sauce they love!
Soak up the chilled out, Caribbean atmosphere of Belize whilst taking part in a long term and sustainable marine research and conservation programme.
Glide through the canals of Tortuguero, search for wildlife in the dense green forest canopy, view the beautiful vistas from your kayak on Lake Arenal, try stand-up paddleboarding
Volunteering at a sea turtle conservation project in Playa Matapalo with tours of a sugar cane & coffee plantation at Monteverde and a Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour in Santa Elena.
Connect with locals in a homestay experience, laugh with them during a bus journey, bliss out on a remote stretch of Nicaraguan beach, stroll through Antigua’s streets, explore Mayan ruins.
Connect with the hosts of a homestay experience in Ometepe, relax seaside in the Bay Islands, laugh with the locals on the bus and gain time with a flight between Roatan and Tegucigalpa
Combine exciting adventure travel with a project and experience the best of Central America on an unforgettable adventure trip through Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
Surf waves at one of the best breaks in the world, see volcanoes from a lakeside mountain bike ride, search for the quetzal bird in the cloud forest, watch the sun set over the Pacific.
Stay flexible in Costa Rica on this unique two-week adventure. You’ll hit the volcanoes, a cloud forest, and both of the incredible coasts.