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Mayan Adventure (from 2017)

Mayan Adventure (from 2017)

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What's included?
From 2199 EUR
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What's included?
Duration
22 days
Starts in
Playa del Carmen
Ends in
Playa del Carmen
Group size
Max 16, avg 12
Travel type
Classic
Leave the resorts of the Mayan Riviera behind and explore the authentic Yucatan. 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 Chichen Itza, Palenque, and Tikal and walk the cobblestoned streets of colonial San Cristobal 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.
Itinerary

Mayan Adventure (from 2017)

Day 1 - Playa del Carmen

Arrive at any time. As travellers arrive throughout the day, there are no planned activities until the welcome meeting in the evening.

Day 2 - Playa del Carmen/Merida

Take a guided tour of Chichen Itza and orientation walk around Merida. Depart Playa del Carmen and head to the famous Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza for a guided tour. Spend time exploring this famous site, known for its huge stepped pyramids and elaborate stone carvings. Continue on to Merida, the capital of the Yucatan State, and take a short orientation walk. Also known as la ciudad blanca (the white city), Merida offers the ideal opportunity to learn about Mexico's fascinating mix of cultural influences.

Day 3 - Merida

Opt to visit the ruins of Uxmal or swim in cenotes in the Yucatan. Hit the beach or soak in the history this city has to offer. The area surrounding Merida has tons to offer. Choose to visit nearby cenotes (water sink holes) in the town of Cuzama. Inside, swim in the massive crystal-clear sinkholes. Transportation to the cenotes is half the fun, taking small wooden horse-drawn carts along old rail tracks. Opt to visit ruins in Uxmal, ride the PUUC Route or go bird-watching. There's something for everyone.

Day 4 - Merida/Palenque

Travel to Palenque and spend two nights in a jungle lodge. After a long day of travel, arrive to Palenque. Enjoy a 2-night stay inside the national park in a jungle lodge. The lodge is quite close to the town, the ruins and the museum and offers a restaurant and bar on the grounds.

Day 5 - Palenque

Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque. After, go for a swim in the pristine turquoise waters of Roberto Barrios waterfall.

Day 6 - Palenque/San Cristobal de Las Casas

Travel to San Cristobal 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.

Day 7 - San Cristobal de Las Casas

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.

Day 8 - San Cristobal de Las Casas/Panajachel

Journey from San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico to Panajachel, Guatemala. Opt to explore the town on arrival. The first stop in Guatemala is on beautiful Lake Atitlan. Stay in Panajachel, a lakeshore town surrounded by spectacular volcanoes and small villages.

Day 9 - Panajachel/San Juan La Laguna

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.

Day 10 - Antigua

Travel to Antigua and head out for an orientation walk. Opt for a final night out in town. There is so much to do in this charming colonial city, optional activities for the area include a city tour, salsa dancing classes, a Guatemalan cooking class, or relaxing with a massage. Further afield you can rent bikes and ride through the hills, visit a macadamia nut farm or check out some nearby villages.

Day 11 - Antigua Guatemala

Enjoy a free day exploring this charming colonial city. Try your hand at making some Guatemalan cuisine. Pre-book the Antigua Cooking Class on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 12 - Antigua Guatemala/Rio Dulce

Travel to Rio Dulce and enjoy free time to explore.

Day 13 - Rio Dulce/Flores

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 Peten Itza, this is an excellent home base for exploring nearby Tikal.

Day 14 - Flores

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 cafe in town.

Day 15 - Flores/San Ignacio

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.

Day 16 - San Ignacio

Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to check out nearby caves, some more Mayan sites or a local conservation project.

Day 17 - San Ignacio/Caye Caulker

Travel to Belize City and catch a high-speed water taxi to Caye Caulker. Later, explore Caye Caulker on a G Adventures-supported Bike with Purpose tour. Spend a few days enjoying this island paradise. Caye Caulker is a relaxed and easy going island with friendly and welcoming local residents. There are dozens of activities around the island and surrounding coral reefs. Try your hand at fishing and barbecue your catch on the beach.

Day 18 - Caye Caulker

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.

Day 19 - Caye Caulker

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!

Day 20 - Caye Caulker/Playa del Carmen

Say farewell to Belize, and travel to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, by speed boat and private vehicle. With plenty of options nearby, Playa is an excellent hub for exploring.

Day 21 - Playa del Carmen

Enjoy a free day to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum, or visit one of the many cenotes. Enjoy dinner at a G Adventures-supported community restaurant with a youth-focused art program.

Day 22 - Playa del Carmen

Depart at any time.
Summary

What’s included?

Accommodation

Hotels (17 nts), jungle lodges (3 nts), homestay (1 nt).

Local transport

Public bus, private vehicle, boat, walking.

Meals

Meals Included: 2 dinners
Meals Budget: Allow USD800-1040 for meals not included.

Please be aware

Mérida
- Anthropology Museum Visit (55MXN per person)
- Cenote Visit (45USD per person)

Uxmal Ruins
- Uxmal Ruins Visit (800MXN per person)

Progreso
- Day Trip to Progreso Beach (4USD per person)

Palenque
- Jungle Trail Hike (25USD per person)
- BBQ Lunch (30USD per person)

San Cristóbal de Las Casas
- Indigenous Villages Tour (25USD per person)
- Sumidero Canyon (20-25USD per person)
- Lagunas de Montebello Visit (30USD per person)

Antigua Guatemala
- Elizabeth Bell Walking Tour (25USD per person)
- Finca Valhalla Visit (5-10USD per person)
- Salsa Lesson (5-12USD per person)
- ChocoMuseo Tour and Workshop (24USD per person)
- Massage (30-60USD per person)
- Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
- Antigua Cooking Class

Flores
- Swimming

Caracol
- Caracol Ruins Tour (95USD per person)

Caves Branch
- Cave Tubing (75USD per person)

Actun Tunichil Muknal
- Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Visit (90USD per person)

Xunantunich
- Xunantunich Visit (5USD per person)

Barton Creek
- Barton Creek Cave Canoeing (50-75USD per person)

San Ignacio
- Horseback Riding (40-65USD per person)

Caye Caulker
- Fishing (200USD per group)
- Guided Kayak Trip (25USD per person)
- Hol Chan Marine Reserve Day Tour
- Sunset Sailing Boat Tour (40USD per person)

Playa del Carmen
- Cenote Visit (10-30USD per person)
- Tequila Tasting (850-1100MXN per person)
- Coco Bongo Disco and Show (70-75USD per person)

Tulum
- Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve Canal Float (40USD per person)
- Tulum Ruins Visit (10USD per person)

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