Millions of years ago, the Central American land mass pushed out of the oceans to create a bridge between the continents. Nature and peoples from the North and the South were forced to interact here at this natural crossroads, making for the most intense blend of wildlife and culture. Step back in time as your senses vie for your attention on the cobbled streets of colonial Antigua and Granada. Expand your understanding of our world as natural historians interpret the marvels of the deep tropical forests in some of what National Geographic has described as “the most bio-diverse place in the world.” Pick up the pace in this adventure-travel mecca, as you navigate white water, zip-line through the forests canopy, and hike in world wildlife preserves. Let time stand still on a sandy white beach as you wonder what may have become of the Maya and the Inka, and why they relinquished their magnificent temples and pyramids, for the jungles to claim back.