La Carrera Panamericana del Sur 2023
La Carrera Panamericana del Sur
From caribbean Portobelo (Panama) to colonial Antigua (Guatemala)
Have you ever heard of the Holy Week and the Easter Week Processions in Antigua, Guatemala?
It doesn’t matter whether you are believer or not. Antigua at Easter time is a fascinating spectacle that you simply have to see!
This classic touring rally is set up so that we arrive in Antigua exactly on Easter week.
4,111 km – Central America from South to North
The Carrera Panamericana del Sur (South Pan-American Rally) is 4.111 km (2.555 mi) about 1.011 km (628 mi) longer than its big and famous sister, the La Carrera Panamericana.
(The Carrera Panamericana was previously driven for 3.507 km (2.179 mi), now the length is only 3.100 km (1.926 mi).)
Our Carrera Panamericana del Sur crosses Central America completely from south to north, we drive some stretches on the ‘Panamericana’.
As with all of our rallies, the focus here is clearly on a luxurious atmosphere and relaxed cruising with plenty of time for sightseeing and socializing with friends old and new.
You don’t need any special equipment or competition papers. No tricky map work, no night driving or car breaking terrain. Your personal guide will accompany you throughout the entire rally.
By the way, if you are looking after La Carrera Panamericana del Sur for something really tough & rough, ask us for the Darién Gap Challenge 2023.
Starting in the colonial port of Portobelo, Panama
We start the rally at the old customs house in the historic caribbean port of Portobelo. From here it goes along the isthmus and the panama channel to the old town of Panama City. Here we have a fantastic view of the coastline with the skyline of Panama.
We continue on the Pacific side of Panama to Costa Rica to our residence Equis One. Vehicles can be swapped here if desired.
Then we drive via Nicaragua and Honduras to Guatemala, in the latter two countries accompanied by the tourist police.
Arriving in Holy Week in Antigua, Guatemala
We arrive exactly at the Easter processions in Antigua, Guatemala.
Antigua is – without any doubt – one of the most beautiful colonial cities of all but this will be topped again for easter week. Look forward to an unforgettable experience!
Welcome to the La Carrera Panamericana del Sur.
‘La Carrera Panamericana’ – Fully guided
PANAMA: Portobelo & Welcome Dinner
Isthmus – Panama Channel – Old Quarter Panama City
Gulf of Chiriquí, Boquete – Volcano Barú
COSTA RICA: Golfito – La Gamba – Osa Peninsula
Golfo Dulce – Drake Bay – Sirpe – Manuel Antonio
Santiago – Cangrejal – Tarbaca – Equis I
(car switch possible)
Equis I and/or Sightseeing San José
Volcano Irazú – The Duran Sanatorium – Waterfall Gardens
Volcano Poás – Sarchí – Zarcero – Volcano Arenal – La Fortuna – Hot Springs
Lake Arenal – Rio Celeste / Tenorio – Tilaran – Monteverde
NICARAGUA: Guacalito de la Isla
Lago Cocibolca – Ometepe – Granada
Laguna de Apoyo – Masaya – Lago Xolotlán – León
Rest day: León
Choluteca – Lago de Yoyoa – Copán
Volcano Pacaya – Antigua
Atitlan Lake – Chichicastenango – Quetzaltenango – Antigua
Antigua & Departure
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La Carrera Panamericana, 18 days
$26,900 US (aprox. £20,200) – 2 pax incl. classic rally car from us (all cars except Porsche 911)
$31,500 US (aprox. £23,260) – 2 pax incl. classic rally car from us (Porsche 911)
$22,800 US (aprox. £16,830) – 2 pax in your own classic rally car
In the case of a vehicle exchange, the fees are calculated proportionally.
What is included:
|INCLUDED||YOUR VEHICLE||OUR VEHICLE|
|Welcome Reception and Dinner|
|17 Nights in 1st class hotels and lodges|
|Equis Residence: All breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks & Soft drinks|
|Support vehicle/s (usually classic Range Rovers)|
|Mult-Lingual Tour Guides (usually ENG-ESP-GER)|
|Spare car in case of breakdown|
|Route with the best classic rally car roads|
|Ability to fully customize your trip|
|Classic rally car or motorcycle|
|Full vehicle insurance|
|Entry and/or event fees|
|Rally plates, rally numbers & Decals|
|Emergency medical assistance|
|‘Survival Rally Kit’|
|Car switch – if desired|
|Comprehensive vehicle cleaning|