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Big Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Adventure 21D/20N

This 3-week trip through Mexico, Guatemala and Belize is packed with exciting activities and destinations you don’t want to miss! See the incredible archaeological sites of Chichen Itza, Palenque and Tikal, swim in crystalline natural waterfalls at Agua Azul and Semuc Champey, hike the active Pacaya Volcano and snorkel at the pristine Belize Barrier Reef in Caye Caulker.

Tour Highlights

  • See the incredible ruins of Chichen Itza, Palenque & Tikal
  • Hike the active Pacaya Volcano and swim in crystalline waters
  • Learn about the culture of local indigenous communities
Price from

$1,668.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • Chichen Itza Day Trip (roundtrip from Merida)
  • Uxmal & Cenotes Day Tour
  • Palenque Ruins, Agua Azul & Misol-Ha Waterfalls (from/to Palenque)
  • Bonampak & Yaxchilan Day Trip
  • Indigenous Communities of San Juan Chamula & Zinacantan Day Tour
  • Sumidero Canyon Experience
  • Maya Homestay Experience 2D/1N with Maya Communities Lake Tour
  • Pacaya Volcano Trek
  • Semuc Champey & Kanba Caves Tour
  • Tikal Early Morning Day Tour

Departures:

2023-12-21, 2023-12-22, 2023-12-23, 2023-12-24, 2023-12-28

Itinerary

Day 1: Cancun, Mexico

Transfer from Cancun to CancunYou will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Cancun, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 2: Cancun - Tulum, Mexico

Transfer from Cancun to TulumPlease make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Tulum.

Day 3: Tulum - Merida, Mexico

Transfer from Tulum to MeridaPlease make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Merida.

Day 4: Merida, Mexico

Learn about the ancient ways of life in this well-preserved Mayan citadel with an English speaking guide. Ponder the disappearance of this archaeological site former inhabitants while you walk around these pre-Hispanic ruins. Recently added to the list of the 7 World Wonders, this is a site you do not want to miss!

Day 5: Merida - Palenque, Mexico

Come and experience a beautiful eco-architectural and historical combination. Discover the Spanish architecture by visiting the beautiful Hacienda Yaxcopoil, swim in the crystal clear waters of the spectacular cenotes (sinkholes), and follow the sacred paths of the Mayas.Transfer from Merida to PalenquePlease make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Palenque.

Day 6: Palenque, Mexico

Swim in the refreshing waters of the multi-tiered limestone waterfalls in Agua Azul and take a walk in nature. At Misol-Ha the river plunges 40 meters over the edge of a cliff offering you the chance to walk in the caves behind the stream. Explore the ancient Maya city of Palenque and climb the pyramids to look out over the lush green jungle setting.

Day 7: Palenque, Mexico

Explore the remote and mystical archaeological sites of Bonampak & Yaxchilan hidden deep in the Lacandon Jungle near the Guatemalan border in Southern Chiapas.

Day 8: Palenque - San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Transfer from Palenque to San Cristobal de las CasasPlease make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to San Cristobal.

Day 9: San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Immerse yourself in the indigenous communities of Chiapas living in the towns of Zinacantan and San Juan Chamula where you can experience their culture firsthand. Visit the local church and marketplaces where you will be overwhelmed by an explosion of colour and life.

Day 10: San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring Sumidero Canyon on a boat trip to enjoy the sight of impressive waterfalls, enter mystical caves and see the cliff where Chiapanec Warriors committed suicide instead of being forced to surrender to the Spanish Conquistadores. Pass through the colonial town of Chiapa de Corzo on your way back to San Cristobal.

Day 11: San Cristobal de las Casas - San Jorge La Laguna, Guatemala

Transfer from San Cristobal de las Casas to PanajachelYou will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Panajachel, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.Upon arrival at Avenida Santander Zona 2 (next to Hotel Dos Mundos), you will be given instructions on how to take a public bus from Panajachel to reach the village where your host family lives, San Jorge La Laguna. Enjoy a genuine insight into the lives of locals with a fascinating homestay.

Day 12: Panajachel - Antigua, Guatemala

Transfer from Panajachel to AntiguaYou will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Antigua, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.Today, you will hop in a boat for a tour of Lake Atitlan and a visit to its colorful indigenous villages. You will be dropped off back in Panajachel when the tour is finished.

Day 13: Antigua, Guatemala

Brag to your friends about trekking an active volcano after hiking up the steep slopes of the Pacaya Volcano to reach a moon-like landscape of dried lava with panoramic views of nearby volcanoes above the clouds.

Day 14: Antigua - Lanquin, Guatemala

Transfer from Antigua to LanquinYou will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Lanquin, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 15: Lanquin, Guatemala

Hike through the mysterious caves of Kamba, which are filled with extraordinary limestone formations. Enjoy free time to swim in the crystalline waters of Semuc Champey, where you will find natural pools filled with fresh mountain spring water above a 300-meter long limestone bridge immersed in a pristine lush jungle setting.

Day 16: Lanquin - Flores, Guatemala

Transfer from Lanquin to FloresYou will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Flores, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 17: Flores, Guatemala

Experience the jungle as it comes alive in the early hours of the morning. Learn about this former Maya citadel, once the largest and most powerful civilization in Meso-America, by exploring this archaeological site and taking advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to marvel at the majestic pyramids hidden away in the jungle.

Day 18: Belize City - Caye Caulker, Belize

Transfer from Belize City to Caye CaulkerPlease make your own way to the ferry terminal to catch your overwater transfer to Caye Caulker.Transfer from Flores to Belize CityYou will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Belize City, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 19: Caye Caulker, Belize

Enjoy a free day to experience on your own

Day 20: Chetumal - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Transfer from Chetumal to Playa del CarmenPlease make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Playa del CarmenTransfer from Caye Caulker to ChetumalPlease make your own way to the ferry terminal to catch your overwater transfer to Chetumal. Please keep in mind that the check-in is 2 hours prior to departure!

Day 21: Cancun, Mexico

Transfer from Playa del Carmen to CancunYou will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Playa del Carmen, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.