Central America & Cuba

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Tocori Waterfalls Riding Tour

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica > Manuel Antonio & the Central Pacific Coast

Explore the private Tocori Biological Reserve, the Tocori waterfalls and the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park on a riding trip with charming local guide and naturalist Don Gilberto and his family. Read more

Teotihuacan Pyramids

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Mexico City

Near to Mexico City lies the unmissable - and enormous - pre-Aztec site of San Juan Teotihuacán. Read more

Gastronomy in Mexico City

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Mexico City

Mexican cuisine was added to the intangible UNESCO World Heritage list back in 2010, therefore it seems only right that whilst exploring the capital city, one should indulge in all manner of Mexican gastronomic delights. Read more

Art Tours in Mexico City

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Mexico City

As the birthplace of the legendary feminist artist Frida Kahlo, there is understandably a vibrant and creative artistic presence within Mexico City. The city is peppered with galleries and workshops, and new examples of street art appear almost daily. Read more

Historical Mexico City

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Mexico City

Mexico has a history almost as colourful as its fabrics, art and cuisine, and the capital city has played a vital role over the years, through rapid growth and Aztec-Spaniard rebellions. Read more

San Juan de Chamula

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Oaxaca & Chiapas

The fairly banal (in comparison) exterior does not prepare you for the surreal goings-on inside, and to see it really is to believe it. Read more

Yaxchilan & Bonampak

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Oaxaca & Chiapas

Gaining access to the Yaxchilan site is notoriously difficult, meaning very few visitors make the trip. However we have had a word with our Mexican friends, and have managed to pull a few strings… Read more

Gastronomy in Oaxaca

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Oaxaca & Chiapas

Mexican cuisine was recently granted UNESCO World Heritage status, making this the first national cuisine to merit such exalted eminence. We’re yet to hear how the French have reacted to this slight, but while we wait, head to Mexico’s epicurean epicentre, Oaxaca. Read more

Arts & Crafts in Oaxaca

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Oaxaca & Chiapas

Forget the food (OK, ignore that) - Oaxaca is also Mexico’s craft capital. We can arrange visits to artisanal villages such as Teotitlan del Valle where you will see local craftsmen in action and learn how they weave carpets using natural plant and animal dyes to create the unmistakably colourful... Read more

Day of the Dead Celebrations

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Oaxaca & Chiapas

The Day of the Dead festival takes place from Halloween until the night of the 2nd November, and this most Mexican of events is best experienced in Oaxaca. Read more

Mayan Ruins of Monte Alban

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Oaxaca & Chiapas

Dating back to 500BC, the impressive Mayan ruins of Monte Albán lie just 6 miles from the city of Oaxaca, and so are a must-visit in our humble opinion. Read more

Palenque

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Oaxaca & Chiapas

Located on the western edge of the Mayan empire within the state of Chiapas, the ancient and UNESCO protected site of Palenque is one of the most outstanding, and well preserved archaeological sites in the region. Read more

Tulum

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula

Tulum was a site of huge importance between 1000 and 1600 AD, and something of a haven for the elite of the Mayan world. Read more

Chichén Itzá

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula

The ruins of Chichén Itzá are on the UNESCO World Heritage list and the site was crowned one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. Read more

Mayan Ruins in Yucatan

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan area has numerous sites with Mayan ruins. While some sites cover vast areas and have been well preserved or restored others are much smaller and have suffered over the years. Many of the sites still have vast areas that are yet to be excavated and explored. Read more

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula

Covering around 1.3million acres the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean. Read more

Swimming with Whale Sharks

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula

Ever swum with Whale Sharks? No? Well now is your chance... Read more

Day at a Cenote

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula

Cenotes (natural limestone sinkholes) come in different forms from the ‘open’ cenotes that can be found at ground level to the ‘semi-abierto’ cenotes that are half open and half in caves, accessible through small openings leading to chambers filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Read more

Sea Kayaking & Whale Watching at La Paz

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Baja California

Paddle your way around the vivid waters of the Baja Peninsula, camping on pristine beaches by night and spotting wildlife by day. Read more

Surfing lessons at Los Cerritos Beach

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Baja California

Surfing lessons at Los Cerritos Beach is a great place for both surf aficionados and those who want to try their hand at it. Read more

Camping on Espiritu Santo Island

Central America & Cuba > Mexico > Baja California

This is a great place for those looking for an outdoor adventure, as it is likely to remain undeveloped having been sold to the Mexican government in 2003. Read more

Corcovardo National Park

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica > Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce

Described by National Geographic as 'the most biologically intense place on Earth', the Osa Peninsula is one big wildlife park but the jewel in the crown has to be the Corcovado National Park. Read more

Surfing the Nicoya Peninsula

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica > Guanacaste & the Nicoya Peninsula

Warm waters, stunning beaches and fewer people than many surf spots in Costa Rica make the Nicoya Peninsula as close to surfing perfection as you’ll find anywhere. Read more

Volcano Tours

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica > Central Valley

There are two highly impressive volcanoes within easy reach of San Jose, and well worth day trip's for anyone staying in Costa Rica for more than a flying visit. Read more

La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica > Central Valley

Searching for birds and big cats in the wild is all well and good, but at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens you’ll find them all conveniently in one place so you are guaranteed some spectacular close ups of many of the country’s most rare and endangered species. Read more

Canopy Tours

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica > Volcanoes and Cloud Forests

Swoop through the cloud forest with the greatest of ease on a zip-wire, and discover the rainforest from a hanging bridge high up in the canopy. Read more

Arenal

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica > Volcanoes and Cloud Forests

Although the perfectly conical volcano Arenal is spectacular to admire from afar, it’s best to get a bit closer to the action with a visit to the Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal. Read more

Riding Safari in Costa Rica

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica > Volcanoes and Cloud Forests

Undoubtedly the most scenic and fun way to travel between Arenal and Monteverde is on horseback, crossing straight over the old mountain trails which separate the lake from the cloud forest. Read more

Turtle Nesting Tour

Central America & Cuba > Costa Rica > Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park is home to some of the world’s finest nesting sites for endangered green turtles. This nocturnal guided tour allows you the chance to see the females – who weigh around 300 lbs - haul themselves up the beach (the same one where they were born), dig a nest and lay their... Read more

Chichicastenango

Central America & Cuba > Guatemala > Antigua Guatemala

The mountain village of Chichicastenango, three hours from Antigua, is especially worth visiting on Thursdays and Sundays when indigenous Mayans from the surrounding villages come to trade at the market. Read more

We had a wonderful time, unforgettable. Thanks for the amazing organisation, everything was perfect!

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