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Mayan Discovery (from 2019)

Mayan Discovery (from 2019)

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Flight tickets are not included. Our travel experts will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together. The price is a from-price and varies with the date. See the exact price when selecting date.
What's included?
From 1499 EUR
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What's included?
Duration
15 days
Starts in
Playa del Carmen
Ends in
Playa del Carmen
Group size
Max 16, avg 12
Travel type
Classic

Please note that some departures on this tour require, that you are fully Covid-19 vaccinated min. 14 days prior to tour start. If you're not fully vaccinated, then a negative PCR test min. 96 hours before tour start is required. See under departure date list which rules are applicable:

  1. Travel-Ready Tours require that all travellers and CEOs (Tour leaders) must have received a full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose given at least 14 days prior to the start of the tour, or a negative PCR test within 96 hours prior to the first day of the tour.
  2. Vaccinated Tours require that all travellers and CEOs (Tour leaders) must have received a full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose given at least 14 days prior to the first day of the tour.
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 Yucatan. On this unique 15-day journey, you'll tour the ruins at Chichen Itza 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.
Itinerary

Mayan Discovery (from 2019)

Day 1 - Playa del Carmen

Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities before an evening welcome meeting.

Day 2 - Playa del Carmen/Merida

Travel to Merida, stopping en route for a guided tour of Chichen Itza. Enjoy an orientation walk of Merida. Stop for a guided tour of the popular Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. Explore this famous site, known for its huge stepped pyramids and elaborate stone carvings. Continue on to Merida, the capital of the Yucatan State. Follow your CEO on an orientation walk to get the lay of the land.

Day 3 - Merida

Opt to visit the ruins of Uxmal or swim in cenotes (underground pools) in the Yucatan. Opt to visit ruins of Uxmal, ride the PUUC Route, go bird-watching in Celestun, hit the beach in Progreso, visit cenotes in the nearby town of Cuzama, or walk around town and soak in all of the history this city has to offer.

Day 4 - Merida/Palenque

Sit back and relax on a travel to Palenque in the lush jungle of Chiapas.

Day 5 - Palenque

Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque. Take a guided tour of the ruins of Palenque. Later, choose from one of the many optional activities in the area.

Day 6 - Palenque

Enjoy a free day to explore Palenque and surroundings. Opt to visit the Mayan ruins of Yaxchilan and Bonampak.

Day 7 - Palenque/Flores

Journey through the jungle by private vehicle, crossing into Guatemala and continuing on to Flores. Explore Lake Peten Itza and the island of Flores.

Day 8 - Flores

Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of Tikal archaeological site. Relax on Lake Peten Itza and go for a swim.

Day 9 - Flores/San Ignacio

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. Continue on to Belize, a country with a decidedly Caribbean flavour. The relaxed atmosphere of San Ignacio allows for options including horseback riding, canoeing, caving, or exploring the Mountain Pine Ridge area.

Day 10 - San Ignacio

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. Optional acitivities abound around San Ignacio. Choose to see the Mountain Pine Ridge area or take a day trip to the astounding Actun Tunichil Muknal cave. Explore the cave's water systems using a helmet and headlamp. An experienced local guide will provide insight into the fascinating practices of the ancient Maya. Alternatively, opt for a trip to the impressive Maya ceremonial centre of Xunantunich. Getting there includes crossing a narrow river by a hand-cranked ferry.

Day 11 - San Ignacio/Caye Caulker

Travel to Caye Caulker and enjoy this tropical paradise. Rent a bike and organize activities for the next day. Caye Caulker is a relaxed and easy going island with friendly and welcoming local residents. Snorkel boats leave daily for full- or half-day outings to the reef, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and for manatee spotting tours. Try your hand fishing and be rewarded with a fresh catch, then barbecue it on the beach.

Day 12 - Caye Caulker

Spend the day exploring Caye Caulker and the marine life in the area. Opt to snorkel with stingrays, nurse sharks, and green turtles at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, rent a bike, or just chill out, Belizean style.

Day 13 - Caye Caulker/Playa del Carmen

Full travel day to reach Playa del Carmen, the last stop of the adventure. Head to Playa del Carmen, located on the beach just a 45-minute drive south of Cancun. Enjoy some nightlife, buy last minute souvenirs and relax and swim in the Caribbean. Just off the coast is the island of Cozumel. Take the ferry from Playa del Carmen (30-75 mins depending on the boat) across the turquoise waters and explore the towns and the reefs of the island. For a final dose of ruins, Tulum is just a 45-minute drive south of Playa.

Day 14 - Playa del Carmen

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

Day 15 - Playa del Carmen

Depart at any time.
Summary

What’s included?

Accommodation

Simple hotels (14 nts).

Local transport

Public bus, private vehicle, water taxi, taxi, walking.

Meals

Meals Included: 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Meals Budget: Allow USD530-690 for meals not included.

Please be aware

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

Celestún
- Celestún Bird Watching (45-50USD per person)

Mérida
- Cenote Visit (45USD per person)

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

Palenque
- Jungle Trail Hike (25USD per person)
- Roberto Barrios Waterfalls (35-50USD per person)
- Yaxchilan and Bonampak Ruins (65USD per person)

San José
- Swimming

Xunantunich
- Xunantunich Visit (5USD per person)

San Ignacio
- Horseback Riding (40-65USD per person)
- Cave Tubing (75USD per person)

Mountain Pine Ridge
- Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve Visit (75USD per person)

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

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

Caracol
- Caracol Ruins Tour (95USD per person)

Caye Caulker
- ***Bike with Purpose Rental*** (7-30USD per person)
- Fishing (200USD per group)
- Guided Kayak Trip (25USD per person)
- Sunset Sailing Boat Tour (40USD per person)
- Hol Chan Marine Reserve Day Tour

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

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

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