Maya Encounter

Antigua - Playa del Carmen

15 days through Guatemala, Mexico, Belize
FROM: $1430 USD + 480 USD Kitty
Transport:
US Style School Bus
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 6 nights
Basic Hotel 4 nights
Multishare Hostel 1 night
Camping 2 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 4, Lunches x 4, Dinners x 4
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZCG
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This is a fantastic 2-week overland trip through southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, combining ancient Mayan ruins, idyllic beaches, colourful villages and cobbled colonial cities. Expect heaps of culture and plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures.

The core of this trip is about exploring the ancient ruins of the Mayan civilisation. We visit Tikal in the heart of the rainforests of northern Guatemala, once the ceremonial centre; we visit the ruins near Tulum on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, perched on craggy cliffs by the Caribbean Sea; and we visit one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the incomparable Chichen Itza and the Temple of Kukulcan.

We also spend a couple of nights at the paradise island of Caye Caulker off the coast of Belize, where we can head out to the coral reefs on a snorkelling trip, explore deserted mangroves by sea kayak, take a flight over the famous Great Blue Hole or just relax on the beaches.

This trip visits Manos Amigas, an organisation in the Chimaltenango region of Guatemala that works with women and children who have been victims of violence or abandoned.


Relax on an Island getaway in Caye Caulker, Belize
Explore the Mayan ruins at Tulum and Tikal
Spend a night at our community project Manos Amigos
Stop off at the Chichicastenango markets en route to our stay near Lake Atitlan
Stretch your legs on a Volcano hike near Antigua (optional)
Explore beautiful Antigua

An easy-paced trip where you'll mostly be staying in hotels, with a couple of nights' camping. The itinerary includes a few easy-going walks, but with several opportunities for optional activities such as scuba diving, mountain biking, caving, and more challenging treks. Drive days are mostly quite short.

Day 1 - Antigua (5th December 2020)

Border information: if joining in Antigua, you will most likely enter Guatemala at Guatemala City La Aurora International Airport (IATA code: GUA).

There will be an important group meeting at 18:00 at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.

The rest of the day is free to explore the beautiful colonial city and its dramatic surroundings, and to take part in some optional activities. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Antigua before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Antigua.

In Antigua we will stay in a delightful colonial hotel.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Panajachel (6th December 2020)
Day 3 - Panajachel (7th December 2020)
Day 4 - San Andres Itzapa (8th December 2020)
Day 5 - Rio Dulce (9th December 2020)
Day 6 - Rio Dulce (10th December 2020)
Day 7 - Poptun (11th December 2020)
Day 8 - Tikal (12th December 2020)
Day 9 - San Ignacio (13th December 2020)
Day 10 - San Ignacio (14th December 2020)
Day 11 - Caye Caulker (15th December 2020)
Day 12 - Caye Caulker (16th December 2020)
Day 13 - Tulum (17th December 2020)
Day 14 - Playa del Carmen (18th December 2020)
Day 15 - Playa del Carmen - End Date (19th December 2020)

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05 Dec 20 Antigua
19 Dec 20 Playa del Carmen

$1,430 USD + 480 USD Kitty

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26 Dec 20 Playa del Carmen
09 Jan 21 Antigua

$1,440 USD + 480 USD Kitty

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18 Dec 21 Antigua
01 Jan 22 Playa del Carmen

$1,470 USD + 480 USD Kitty

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08 Jan 22 Playa del Carmen
22 Jan 22 Antigua

$1,515 USD + 480 USD Kitty

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Duration: 15 days Booking Closed