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Mayan Adventure

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22 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
2 dinners
Transport
Transport
Public bus, private vehicle, boat, walking.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Hotels (17 nts), jungle lodges (3 nts), homestay (1 nt).
Staff
Staff
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

You will visit

Playa del Carmen

Trip Comfort

Budget

Age requirement

12 to 100 years old
Leave the resorts of the Mayan Riviera behind and explore the authentic Yucatán. From sunny beaches and lush jungles to the highlands of Chiapas, journey through Belize, Guatemala, and southern Mexico on this incredible 22-day adventure. Explore the amazing ruins of Chichén Itzá, Palenque, and Tikal and walk the cobblestoned streets of colonial San Cristóbal de las Casas and Antigua. Snorkel with stingrays or just get into the reggae pace of life on a sunny Caribbean island. Experience a journey that introduces you to local culture and offers insight into the history of the Mayan heartland.
Mayan Adventure
Starts
Playa del Carmen
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22 Days
Ends
Playa del Carmen

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • Take a guided tour of Chichén Itzá and orientation walk around Mérida.
  • Opt to visit the ruins of Uxmal or swim in cenotes in the Yucatán. Hit the beach or soak in the history this city has to offer.
  • Travel to Palenque and spend two nights in a jungle lodge.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque. After, go for a swim in the pristine turquoise waters of Roberto Barrios waterfall.
  • Travel to San Cristóbal de Las Casas located in a high mountain valley at 2110m (6921 ft), via Villahermosa. Enjoy an orientation walk of the city, known for its 16th-century architecture.
  • Opt to visit nearby indigenous Mayan villages to see their unique day-to-day life or journey to beautiful Sumidero Canyon for a relaxing boat ride.
  • Journey from San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico to Panajachel, Guatemala. Opt to explore the town on arrival.
  • Embark on a boat ride across the lake before participating in a G Adventures-supported homestay with a local family. This area is known for stunning scenery and great shopping for Mayan handicrafts. Take part in a cultural tour of San Juan la Laguna where you can opt to bargain for colourful textiles and paintings from the local artisans.
    Meals: DINNER
  • Travel to Antigua and head out for an orientation walk. Opt for a final night out in town.
  • Enjoy a free day exploring this charming colonial city.
  • Travel to Rio Dulce and enjoy free time to explore.
  • Travel to the Caribbean town of Livingston by scenic boat ride from Rio Dulce. Enjoy free time to check out the town before continuing on to Flores. Located on Lake Petén Itzá, this is an excellent home base for exploring nearby Tikal.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the nearby Mayan ruins of Tikal. In the afternoon, opt to relax on the lake or hang out at a café in town.
  • Cross the border to Belize. Opt to visit the sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the Mountain Pine Ridge area, or see the lesser-known Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.
  • Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to check out nearby caves, some more Mayan sites or a local conservation project.
  • Travel to Belize City to catch a ferry to Caye Caulker. Later, explore Caye Caulker on a G Adventures-supported Bike with Purpose tour. Spend a few days enjoying this island paradise.
  • Spend time enjoying this island paradise. Opt to go on a sailing trip to snorkel with stingrays, nurse sharks and green turtles at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. If the boats aren't your thing, just relax, Belizean-style.
  • Jump for joy that you get another full day to explore Caye Caulker! Do what you didn't get to yesterday or take the day to just lay on the beach!
  • Say farewell to Belize, and travel to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, by speed boat and private vehicle.
  • Enjoy a free day to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm, or visit one of the many cenotes. Enjoy dinner at a G Adventures-supported community restaurant with a youth-focused art program.
    Meals: DINNER
  • Depart at any time.
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