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If you're looking for an authentic Central American experience in loads of diverse countries, then look no further than these exciting 'BOLT' (Buses or Local Transport) tours.

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  • What is a BOLT?

    BOLT tours are a great, affordable way to explore Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, and we'll show you the best of these awesome countries.

    Available to travellers of all ages, these trips offer amazing experiences, plenty of free time, lots of exciting activities to choose and the freedom to choose meals to suit your budget, all with the help and security of your local tour leader.

    You'll stay in a mix of budget hotels and homestays with most nights on a twin share basis, and travel from A to B in buses, `collectivos', taxis, ferries and overnight buses. You'll travel the same way the locals do to really get under the skin of the places you are visiting.

    BOLT trips are ideal for first-time travellers seeking fun and independence with the support of a tour leader, or independent travellers looking to make the most of their holiday time with minimum hassle and maximum adventure.
Mexico City to Panama City Map *Click image to enlarge

  • What's included on a BOLT tour?

    Expect amazing experiences, but without paying for a stack of inclusions you may not want.

    > All transport and accommodation - Travel by local buses and ferries, and stay in simple accommodation chosen for its location near the highlights.

    > Incredible sights and sounds - Jaw-dropping landscapes, volcanoes, beaches, deserts, jungles, waterfalls, star-gazing and local culture are all to be soaked up on a BOLT trip.

    > Local expertise - Each time you rock up in a new city, your leader will tell you what's good, from places of interest to colourful markets to live music venues, you'll find something you love.

    > Lots of free time - Explore the amazing cities, towns and villages to give you a well-rounded experience on your terms.
Colourful blankets in Guatemala Snorkelling
  • How does it work?

    There are four individual BOLT trips for you to choose from, but these have been designed to link together so you can travel all the way from Mexico City down to Panama City in one epic adventure, or if you are shorter on time then just choose from any combination of the smaller sections. We can also organise flights from the UK to connect with any of these trips.

    15 days from MEXICO CITY

    Jan-Dec from

    Central America - Lodging

    This is a truly amazing Aztec adventure and if you fancy jungle trekking in search of hidden pyramids one day, before snorkelling in warm clear shallows the next, then jump on-board and enjoy the ride.

    Highlights: Mexico City | San Cristobal | Merida

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    17 days from PLAYA DEL CARMEN

    Jan-Dec from

    Central America - Lodging

    From Caribbean sunsets to hidden Mayan temples, this is your chance to explore and be amazed as you cross the border from Mexico to Belize and Guatemala.

    Highlights: Caye Caulker | Tikal | Antigua

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    17 days from ANTIGUA

    Jan-Dec from

    Central America - Lodging

    You won't want to miss this Central American adventure that takes in the beaches, volcanoes, forests and jungles of some of the most incredible countries on the planet - Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

    Highlights: Mayan ruins | Active volcanoes | El Tunco

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    31 days from MEXICO CITY

    Jan-Dec from

    Central America - Lodging

    How about a month of tropical beaches, ancient ruins and some of the best snorkelling on the continent on this epic 31 day tour of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

    Highlights: Mexico | Belize | Guatemala

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