Mayan & Aztec Explorer

Mexico City - Antigua

28 days through Mexico, Guatemala, Belize
FROM: $2375 USD + 780 USD Kitty
Transport:
US Style School Bus, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 14 nights
Camping 8 nights
Basic Hotel 4 nights
Multishare Hostel 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 8, Lunches x 8, Dinners x 8
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZMG
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This four week tour will give you an in-depth look at the ancient Mayan civilisation, as well as colonial cities and local villages, and some of the top eco and adventure destinations in Central America. We visit the Mayan sites of Tikal, Tulum, Yaxchilán, Palenque, and we tick off one of the New Seven Wonders of the World at Chichen Itza.

We have time in San Ignacio to take part in the many adventure activities on offer, such as mountain biking, caving and trekking, and we also spend a few days on the paradise island of Caye Caulker off the coast of Belize, where we can relax on the beach, go snorkelling and sea kayaking, or take a flight over the famous Great Blue Hole.

There's also a visit to Manos Amigas, which is an organisation in the Chimaltenango region of Guatemala that supports women and children who have been victims of violence.

Immerse yourself in chaotic Mexico city
Tour the Zapotec capital of Monte Alban near Oaxaca
Journey to San Cristobal des casas, the heart of Mayan culture
Head on a boat trip along the breathtaking Sumidero Canyon
Take a boat trip to the remote Mayan ruins at Yaxchilan
Guided tour of the magnificent ruins of Palenque
Guided tour around the famous Chichen Itza
Explore the cliff top Toltec Ruins of Tulum
3 nights on Belize island of Caye Caulker
2 night stay in a forest eco lodge at San Ignacio for optional jungle activities

This is an easy-going historical and cultural trip, where you'll be staying in hotels most of the time, with some nights camping. Along the way we have chances to take part in some adventure activities if we wish. Drive days are mostly quite short, and the scenery is stunning.

Take a guided tour around the ruined Zapotec capital of Monte Alban near Oaxaca

Head on a boat trip along the breathtaking Sumidero Canyon

Take a boat trip out for a guided tour of the stunning and remote Mayan ruins at Yaxchilán

Take a fascinating guided tour around the magnificent ruined city of Palenque deep in the Mexican jungle including time to freely explore the excellent on-site museum

Visit the spectacular Chichen Itza Mayan ruins on a guided tour one of the New Seven Wonders of the World centred around the world-famous pyramid of El Castillo

Day 1 - Mexico City (14th September 2020)

Border information: if joining in Mexico City, you will most likely enter Mexico at Mexico City Benito Juárez International Airport (IATA code MEX).

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 Mexico's incredible capital 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 Mexico City 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 Mexico City.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit the beautiful Palacio de Bellas Artes and see it's immense murals by world-famous Mexican artists such as Diego Riviera

Entrance: 70 MXN

Freely explore the colossal Chapultepec Park one of the world's largest urban green spaces and a cultural hotspot where you can often see the pole-swinging 'Volador' dancers

Entrance: Free

See Mexico City's famous traditional mariachi bands in the evening around Garibaldi Square

Entrance: 150 MXN

Visit some of Mexico City's most important museums and galleries such as the old house of the iconic artist Frida Kahlo the former home of revolutionary Leon Trotsky and the Museo Dolores Olmedo art gallery

Entrance: 75 MXN

Get an unrivalled view over the centre of Mexico City from the observation deck of the stunning Revolution Monument

Entrance: Free

Explore the magnificent ancient Mesoamerican ruins of Teotihuacan near Mexico City

Entrance: 75 MXN

Day 2 - Oaxaca (15th September 2020)
Day 3 - Oaxaca (16th September 2020)
Day 4 - San Cristobal de las Casas (17th September 2020)
Day 5 - San Cristobal de las Casas (18th September 2020)
Day 6 - San Cristobal de las Casas (19th September 2020)
Day 7 - Frontera Corozal (20th September 2020)
Day 8 - Palenque (21st September 2020)
Day 9 - Palenque (22nd September 2020)
Day 10 - Merida (23rd September 2020)
Day 11 - Tulum (24th September 2020)
Day 12 - Tulum (25th September 2020)
Day 13 - Caye Caulker (26th September 2020)
Day 14 - Caye Caulker (27th September 2020)
Day 15 - Caye Caulker (28th September 2020)
Day 16 - San Ignacio (29th September 2020)
Day 17 - San Ignacio (30th September 2020)
Day 18 - San Ignacio (1st October 2020)
Day 19 - Tikal (2nd October 2020)
Day 20 - Poptun (3rd October 2020)
Day 21 - Poptun (4th October 2020)
Day 22 - Rio Dulce (5th October 2020)
Day 23 - Rio Dulce (6th October 2020)
Day 24 - San Andres Itzapa (7th October 2020)
Day 25 - Panajachel (8th October 2020)
Day 26 - Panajachel (9th October 2020)
Day 27 - Antigua (10th October 2020)
Day 28 - Antigua - End Date (11th October 2020)

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14 Sep 20 Mexico City
11 Oct 20 Antigua
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30 Apr 21 Antigua
27 May 21 Mexico City

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24 Oct 21 Antigua

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