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Mayan Encounter

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12 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
1 dinner
Transport
Transport
Public bus, private vehicle, boat, walking.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Hotels (10 nts), jungle lodge (1 nt).
Staff
Staff
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

You will visit

Antigua GuatemalaAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Playa del Carmen

Trip Comfort

Budget

Age requirement

12 to 100 years old
Trek though jungles to Mayan ruins and relax on white-sand beaches. Get an authentic taste of Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico with an adventure that combines the mystery of ancient ruins with the crystalline waters of the Caribbean. Shop for treasures along colonial Antigua's cobblestone streets and get to know the locals from communities where life sometimes moves at a reggae pace. Explore the ruins of Tikal, snorkel with stingrays, lounge in gorgeous Caye Caulker, and finish up in bustling Playa del Carmen. With accommodation and transport arranged by a Chief Experience Officer, this trip offers the perfect way to discover this region’s unique vibe.
Mayan Encounter
Starts
Antigua Guatemala
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12 Days
Ends
Playa del Carmen

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • 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.
Trip ID: cgme