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C.A. Explorer (12 days)

Ladatco Tours

Panama City, Panama To Miami, FL, United States

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Aug 2019


Day 1
Miami, FL United States
Panama City, Panama
American Trade Hotel None

ternoon flight south to Panama, Crossroads of the Americas. Upon arrival meeting and transfer to American Trade Hotel in the heart of Casco Viejo.

Day 2
Panama City, Panama
American Trade Hotel Lunch

Full day guided tour of the highlights of Panama City including the new sections of the city, the ruins of the old city sacked by the Pirate Henry Morgan, the Church of the Golden Altar and the former Canal Zone area to view the operations of the Pacific Locks at Miraflores. Lunch included en route.

Day 3
Panama City, Panama
San José, Costa Rica
San Jose Marriott None

Morning transfer to the airport for short flight north to San Jose, capital of Costa Rica. Meeting and transfer to the San Jose Marriott. Balance of the day free to relax or explore at your own pace.

Day 4
San Jose, Costa Rica
San Jose Marriott Breakfast, Lunch

Morning departure to the area of Braulio Carillo National Park where you will take the Aerial Tram for a 45 minute ride along the treetops of the jungle canopy. Afterwards take a walk along the forest floor. A snack will be provided before return to San Jose.

Day 5
San Jose, Costa Rica
San Jose Marriott Breakfast, Lunch

Early morning drive along the old 1606 Spanish route to the Pacific coast for a visit to the Carara Biological Reserve with some 4,700 hectares of transitional forests with numerous varieties of bird, reptile and mammal life. Lunch included en route before afternoon return to San Jose.

Day 6
San José, Costa Rica
Managua, Nicaragua
InterContinental Hotel Breakfast

Mid-day transfer to the airport for your flight to Managua, capital of Nicaragua. Upon arrival meeting and transfer to the InterContinental Hotel. Balance of the day at leisure to explore at your own pace.

Day 7
Managua, Nicaragua
InterContinental Hotel Lunch

Full day visit to the area northwest of Managua for a guided tour of one of the country's oldest cities, Leon. This was a provincial center during the Spanish colonial era and you'll visit the Spanish cathedral, Subtiava Church and the home of the famed poet Ruben Dario. Lunch included en route.

Day 8
Managua, Nicaragua
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Hotel Marriott None

Morning visit to the impressive Masaya Volcano where you can stand right on the edge of the active crater. Then continue to the town of Masaya and its famed arts and crafts market before returning to Managua. Later in the day transfer to the airport for flight to Guatemala City, with transfer to the Hotel Marriott in the heart of the Zona Viva.

Day 9
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Chichicastenango, Guatemala
Mayan Inn Breakfast

Early morning drive north 3 hours through the scenic countryside to the heart of the Quiche province and the colorful town of Chichicastenango. Sunday is market day and the town is jammed with stalls filled with handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs and traditional Indian goods. Visit the Church of Santo Tomas to witness the blending of pagan and Catholic rites and have plenty of time to explore at your own pace. Overnight at the Mayan Inn, just a block from the teeming market.

Day 10
Chichicastenango, Guatemala
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Hotel Marriott Breakfast

Morning return drive to Guatemala City with visits en route to the volcano rimmed Lake Atitlan and the colonial capital of Antigua for a guided tour of one of UNESCO's Cultural Heritage site. Late afternoon return to Guatemala City.

Day 11
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Hotel Marriott Breakfast, Lunch

Today you will enjoy a full day excursion to Tikal deep in the heart of the Peten jungle and the greatest Classic Maya city yet uncovered. You'll visit the Grand Plaza with Temples I and II, Temple IV, Mundo Perdido and the museum. Picnic lunch before return drive to the airport at Flores for return to Guatemala City.

Day 12
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Miami, FL United States
None Breakfast

Morning transfer to the airport for return flight to the USA. Clear immigrations and customs and make connections to your home city.

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  • Panama & the Canal Zone

  • Costa Rica including San Jose, Braulio Carillo National Park & Carara Biological Reserve

  • Nicaragua including Managua and Leon

  • Guatemala including Guatemala City, Chichicastenango, Antigua and Tikal

About Us

LADATCO Custom Designs South America, the Falkland Islands & Antarctica. Here are 5 reasons to travel with LADATCO: 1) 50+ years of Destination Knowledge & Experience 2) Been There/Done That-We are destination specialists 3) Custom Designed/Tailored to Fit-LADATCO's only travel style 4) Before You Go-Customized Pre-Departure Information 5) On the Road-hands-on care & individual attention At LADATCO, we elevate the Experience of travel...beyond the the level of Pampered Adventure

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Terms & Conditions

Deposit $1000 per person in order to confirm space.

Second deposit to complete a total deposit of 30% of total cost due upon confirmation of all space.

Full payment due 65 days prior.

Cancellation policy - to be verified for each booking but in general:



Up to 90 days prior departure $ 1000

89 to 61 days prior departure 30% of tour costs

60 to 31 days prior departure 50% of tour costs

30 to 00 days prior departure 100% of tour costs

NOTE: No Refunds are made for changes made en route at the discretion of the traveler.

Because everything is Custom Designed, deposit-payment-cancellation policy will be confirmed for each booking and the above is for general guidelines only.

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Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2014

Our vacation to Costa Rica was wonderful. All guides and drivers were top notch and we never had to wait for anything. I would book again using Ladatco Tours.

By: travel bug

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2014

We have traveled to South America on several occasions and have used Ladatco (Michelle) to set up our tours/itineraries.  We have always felt like we saw the MOST interesting things that were especially geared for the interests of our group members.  We also think our schedules have made the most use of our time, money and logistics.  I highly recommend Ladatco to plan a South American vacation. 
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

great guides

By: andi 007

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015

they were friendly/ very knowledgeable and flexible
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 21 May 2015

Argentina/ Chile
Travel Advisor:  Linda Fezekas

No direct contact therefore hard to rate

By: the other guy

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2015

A middle man and therefore hard to rate.

excellent job

By: t and d

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2015

Hotels and airline arrangements worked well. Two flight delays. Guide on Easter Island was excellent and we received an extra tour the day we arrived that was not on the plan but was very welcome.
Travel Advisor:  Jamo Ladd

Chilean and Argentinian arrangements

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2017

Sports Tours of Santiago provided a great guide, Alvaro Gonzalez, and the hotels and resorts were wonderful. I appreciated them negotiating reasonable single supplements for the accommodations.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Ladatco midde person

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2017

We had no contact with a Ladatco rep. They provided services to our travel agent and we were happy with the result.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: anonymous

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2017

They planned a terrific itinerary, the guide was fabulous, helpful and full of knowledge about the area and the people.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott



Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2017

Travel Advisor:  Vivian Paesano

Galapagos and Ecuador Trip - 2017

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2017

Very good trip and service. Was where they needed to be at all times. Provided very good drivers and guides, spoke English well, wee flexible with our desires, and gave us consistent guides that got to know our family. Coordinated well with our overall trip planner. Trip was great and the guide provided a lot of local color with our trip -- as sometimes we like to go off the beaten track and experience more local places. Perfect fit for our family.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Macchu Picchu and Galapagos

By: The Johnson's

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Ladatco did a great job putting together our trip. Our local guides were really great. The Gourmet Food tour in Lima was a wonderful way to start our trip! One of the owners, Samantha, was our guide and gave us a culinary experience to remember. Our guide, Ramiro, with Metropolitan Tours, was so knowledgeable and so passionate about Peruvian history and the time of the Incas! we really enjoyed our time with him and learned so much from him. The visit to the Quillot village was an experience we will never forget. And, of course, Macchu Picchu and the other Incan ruins were awe-inspiring. The second Ramiro, in Quito, was another wonderful guide. We loved our hotels and wished we had more time to enjoy the amenities of Hotel B in Lima, the Sol y Luna in the Sacred Valley and Casa Gangotena in Quito. The Petrel is a beautiful small ship with an excellent crew. Our naturalist, Nico Andrade, was just great. He was knowledgeable, funny and kept us busy! The food was just OK.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Local travel

By: Susu

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2018

Wonderful guides. Thorough. We were well taken care of.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Peru December 2017

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

Very well put together
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Meyer


By: Doug

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2018

Our guides were incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful for us not only enjoying our time in Peru, but understanding this beautiful country full of so much mysterious history.
Travel Advisor:  Molly Reidel

jf review

By: jim

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2018

Excellent company to work with Very helpful - great contcts
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Meyer

Learned a lot

By: Sooty

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2019

We enjoyed he tour guides. They were very knowledgeable and fun!
Travel Advisor:  Vivian Paesano