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The Great Central American Crossing: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and El Salvador

February 13 - 24, 2014 (12 Days )

Double occupancy: $5,090 per person
Single supplement: $1,105
HMNH Leader: Prof. Brian Farrell


Central America's land mass may be smaller than France but it is packed with an enormous amount of biological and cultural diversity. In fact, with only 1 percent of the world's land mass area it boasts 10% of its species! Witness a tropical region with high mountains, variable climates, and long coastlines on two oceans. Wander through jungle to find Mayan pyramids that date back a millennium, explore the cobblestone streets of 16th-century colonial towns, and gaze up at volcanoes churning with lava and smoke. We travel by small boats while crossing from Costa Rica into Nicaragua and then into El Salvador. Visit picturesque villages, peruse local handicrafts, and smell the coffee-scented mountains. Discover the lands that poet Pablo Neruda called "the sweet waist of America." Optional extension to Copán.

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