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Educational Adventures in Central America

Have you dreamed of trekking through the Central American rainforest or exploring the ruins of the ancient Mayan culture? What about learning the history of one of mankind’s greatest engineering achievements? You can do it all through one of our Central America tours.

Linking the continents of North America and South America, Central America comprises seven small, tropical countries. This is a land of unparalleled natural beauty, dramatic volcanoes, and national parks cloaked in the clouds. Our Central American tours offer you a wonderful opportunity to discover natural wonders, visit exciting cities, and learn about fascinating indigenous cultures. 


What to Expect on Our Central America Guided Tours 

Each of our small-group tours in Central America is unique, so no two experiences will be the same. That said, some of our most popular destinations include:

Natural Wonders

Get swept away in the cloud forests that cover areas in Honduras, Panama, and Costa Rica. Visit Lake Atitlan, a lake surrounded by three volcanoes in Guatemala. Explore the second-largest rainforest in Costa Rica. The natural world is at your fingertips. 

Fascinating History 

Travel back in time and learn about the Mayan civilization. Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador are all home to Mayan ruins, including towering temples and grand pyramids. 

For more modern history, visit the Panama Canal, the vital structure connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Learn about the decade of toil and hardship that finally saw the canal completed against all odds.

Bustling Cities

Some of the most fascinating cities in the world are tucked away in Central America. Try tamales in the country of their birth in Guatemala City. Check out the museums in Panama City. Wander among historic and colorful barrios in San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital. In every city, you’ll learn, experience, and meet the warm and friendly people of Central America. 


Our Favorite Central America Travel Tours

At Road Scholar, we offer over a dozen Central America tours, each led by an experienced guide. We keep our tour groups small and seek to provide a good balance of adventure and education so our guests can develop a deep understanding of the places they visit.

Here are a few of our top Central American tours:

The Maya and More: History and Culture of Copan, Tikal and Lamanai

This extended 15-day tour will take you through Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize. Throughout this tour, you will step back in time and learn about the sophisticated art, architecture, and science of the Mayan civilization. You’ll see Mayan ruins, visit museums with exquisite Mayan collections, and visit local villages to learn about indigenous traditions and customs. 

The Best of Costa Rica: Exploring Natural Wonders

On this 12-day adventure, you’ll learn the true meaning of Pura Vida, the national motto of Costa Rica. This trip includes visits to a local coffee farm, walking tours of national parks, and seeing the country’s rainforest. You’ll explore volcanoes, eat a traditional dinner, search for crocodiles, and so much more. Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Find out why.

Grit and Glory: Exposing the Panama Canal

Less active than our other highlighted trips, Grit and Glory is a good option if you’re looking for Central American tours for seniors. Over six days, you’ll learn how the dream of the Panama Canal started with the Spanish, ended in disaster for the French, and finally saw completion under the United States. See the canal up close, take a fun boat ride, and visit a museum dedicated to the canal. If you want to see one of the world’s greatest engineering wonders, this tour is for you. 


Central America Is Calling Your Name

If you’ve always wanted to travel to Central America, take a look at all the Central America guided tours we offer. These trips have everything from rainforests to colorful cities and ancient ruins. Let us show you Central America like never before! We also encourage you to look at all our Latin America tours. 

Book your trip with Road Scholar today.