Day 1 Liberia/Playa Hermosa
Welcome to Costa Rica! Fly into Liberia, the capital of Guanacaste province, and we’ll pick you up from the airport and take you to the charming beachside town of Playa Hermosa.
Days 2-3 Playa Hermosa
With its gorgeous long stretch of grey-sand beach, surrounding tropical forest and impressive volcanic rock ridges, it's no wonder that the name Playa Hermosa translates to ‘beautiful beach’. Idyllic weather conditions and deliciously warm waters all year round make it a popular swimming, snorkelling and kayaking spot. Stretch out on the sand and relax away from the crowds, take to the water or explore the stunning surrounds.
Day 4 Playa Hermosa/Liberia
Time for this sunny beach getaway to come to an end. Enjoy one last day in Playa Hermosa before heading back to the airport.
Days 1-2 Granada
Soak up the faded colonial air and architectural charms of Nicaragua's oldest city, strolling its quiet cobblestone streets and timeworn plazas.
Days 3-4 Leon
Travel on to enigmatic Leon, a city where horse-drawn carts still trot the streets and pop-up food stalls hawk their delicacies. Perhaps set out on a day hike up to the smouldering volcano peak of Telica volcano or head for a dip in the dark, cool waters of Asososca Crater Lake.
Days 5-6 Ometepe Island
Cruise out to the volcanic twin peaks of Omotepe Island. The island's nutrient-rich volcanic ash makes for some extremely lush vegetation. Visit a local coffee cooperative to taste the fruits of its soil or take a plunge in the emerald waters of Ojo de Agua.
Days 7-8 Liberia
Despite its expanding international airport and handy proximity to the incredible beaches of the Guanacaste province, Liberia is more than just a convenient travel hub. With its old whitewashed colonial buildings, sweet mango trees and pretty magnolias, the city has its own charm and a certain charisma. Enjoy some free time exploring the city.
Day 1 Antigua
A cobblestoned maze of colourful buildings, leafy town squares and ornate churches, Antigua is the undisputed urban jewell in Guatemala's crown. Wander among the enchanting colonial architecture and lively indigenous markets, or settle back on a rooftop terrace offering spectacular views of Volcan de Agua.
Days 2-3 Ahuachapan
Drive through gorgeous scenery en route to Ahuachapan, El Salvador. The following day we hit the road again – but we promise this isn't just any old drive! Scattered with quaint, artsy towns and laden with natural wonders, the Ruta de las Flores is one of the country's foremost attractions. A day spent exploring the region ends with an optional soak in Ahuachapan's nearby hot springs.
Days 4-6 Suchitoto
Pay a visit to the Tazumal ruins and eerily preserved settlement of Joya de Ceren before arriving in Suchitoto. Not much happens in this delightful lakeside town – which is precisely its charm. Those seeking some activity may fancy a leisurely hike in the Cinquera Forest or kayaking on Lago Suchitlan, but this really is a place suited to just pulling up a stool at a pupusa stand and watching life meander by.
Days 7-8 El Tunco
Travel through the buzz and bustle of San Salvador to the mellowed-out surf town of El Tunco. The journey ends here the next day, though you'll probably want to stay on to lap up the beachside vibe for a few days longer.
Day 1 Belize City
Located where the Belize River meets the Caribbean Sea, Belize City is an historic centre with plenty of art galleries and museums to check out.
Days 2-3 San Ignacio
A friendly place with a multicultural feel, San Ignacio is a wonderful base to explore the gorgeous countryside that surrounds the town.
Day 4 Tikal
Once a powerful Mayan city, Tikal was abandoned in the 10th century and sank into the surrounding jungle. It's now alive with jungle wildlife and awe-inspired visitors.
Days 5-8 Caye Caulker
A small island with no cars, white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, Caye Caulker is an idyllic place to while away some time and soak up the very relaxed vibe.
Day 1 San Jose
With over half the country's population living within its parameters, San Jose is a bustling city with lively markets, intriguing museums and a dynamic atmosphere.
Day 2 Santa Rosa de Pocosol
Set out across the countryside to Santa Rosa de Pocosol for an overnight homestay. Pop into the Juanilama agricultural community and see how rural ‘Ticos’ – an affectionate local term for Costa Ricans – live.
Day 3 La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano
Sitting in the shadow of Costa Rica's majestic Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna offers steaming hot springs and endless outdoor activities.
Days 4-5 Monteverde
Monteverde's Cloud Forest Reserve is a true nature lover's paradise. Lush, green and teeming with colourful butterflies, unique plants and exotic creatures.
Days 6-7 Quepos
Located close to the beautiful Pacific beaches and exotic wildlife of Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos is a laid-back town with a vibrant nightlife.
Days 8-9 San Jose
Set in the heart of Costa Rica's fertile Central Valley, San Jose buzzes with colour, culture and the spirit of its friendly residents.