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Mayan Discovery

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15 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
1 lunch, 1 dinner
Transport
Transport
Public bus, private vehicle, water taxi, taxi, walking.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Simple hotels (14 nts).
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
Mayan ruins peeking out from verdant jungle, street vendors hawking their wares on colonial streets, pristine white-sand beaches sparkling under the Caribbean sun — now this is the real Yucatán. On this unique 15-day journey, you’ll tour the ruins at Chichén Itzá and Palenque, and head deep into the jungle of Guatemala to experience the ruins of Tikal. You're free to choose your own adventure! So escape the resort packages and witness all the incredible wilderness, wildlife, and Mayan culture — past and present — that you can imagine.
Mayan Discovery
Starts
Playa del Carmen
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15 Days
Ends
Playa del Carmen

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • Travel to Mérida, stopping en route for a guided tour of Chichén Itzá. Enjoy an orientation walk of Mérida.
  • Opt to visit the ruins of Uxmal or swim in cenotes (underground pools) in the Yucatán.
  • Sit back and relax on a travel to Palenque in the lush jungle of Chiapas.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque.
  • Enjoy a free day to explore Palenque and surroundings. Opt to visit the Mayan ruins of Yaxchilán and Bonampak.
  • Journey through the jungle by private vehicle, crossing into Guatemala and continuing on to Flores. Explore Lake Petén Itzá and the island of Flores.
  • Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of Tikal archaeological site. Relax on Lake Petén Itzá with a boat cruise or a swim.
  • Cross the border into Belize and travel to San Ignacio. Enjoy an included pottery demonstration and local lunch at a G Adventures-supported women's pottery cooperative.
    Meals: LUNCH
  • Enjoy free time to visit the sacred Mayan cave, Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the Mountain Pine Ridge area or see the lesser-known Mayan ruins of Xunantunich or Caracol.
  • Travel to Caye Caulker and enjoy this tropical paradise. Rent a bike and organize activities for the next day.
  • Spend the day exploring Caye Caulker and the marine life in the area.
  • Full travel day to reach Playa del Carmen, the last stop of the adventure.
  • Enjoy a free day to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm. Enjoy dinner at a G Adventures-supported community restaurant with a youth-focused art program.
    Meals: DINNER
  • Depart at any time.
Trip ID: cmmd