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Mexico City to Panama City Travel Pass

From Mexico City to Panama City, this is an adventure you can’t miss!

Through more than 10 different activities you will have the chance to swim in crystal clear Caribbean waters, catch a glimpse of diverse and beautiful flora and fauna as well as discover colonial buildings and native ruins.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover Teotihuacan and climb the Sun Pyramid
  • Get up close and personal with an active volcano in Guatemala
  • Enjoy time in paradise on a Caribbean island
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$7,000.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - Puerto Escondido Learn to Surf Experience (2 Hours)
  • - Palenque Ruins, Agua Azul & Misol-Ha Waterfalls (from/to Palenque)
  • - Chichen Itza Day Trip (from Merida to Cancun)
  • - Snorkel with Sharks & Rays
  • - Tikal Early Morning Day Tour
  • - Semuc Champey & Kanba Caves Tour
  • - Maya Homestay Experience 2D/1N with Maya Communities Lake Tour
  • - Pacaya Volcano Trek
  • - Copan Mayan Archaeological Experience
  • - Cerro Negro Volcano Boarding
  • - Isletas Day Trip
  • - Ometepe Homestay 2D/1N
  • - Monteverde Canopy Zip-line
  • - Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip
  • - San Jose Bites & Sights Experience

Departures:

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Itinerary

Day 1: Mexico City, Mexico

Embark on a mystical journey to the “City of the Gods,” Teotihuacan, before the tour groups from Mexico City arrive.

Explore the impressive archaeological site in peace and tranquillity as you visit its different structures, squares, and murals, surrounded by a magical and mystical atmosphere.

Your experience is enhanced by a knowledgeable guide who shares stories, history, and updates on the latest discoveries at the site.

Immerse yourself in the culture of ancient Mexico with a stop at a local Teotihuacan family’s obsidian workshop, where you’ll sample cactus-based liqueurs and traditional Mexican spirits like tequila, mezcal, and pulque.

Day 2: Oaxaca, Mexico

Transfer from Mexico City to Oaxaca.

Please make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Oaxaca.

Day 3: Oaxaca, Mexico

Join us on a tour of Hierve el Agua, a popular tourist destination in the Mexican state of Oaxaca known for its tall petrified waterfalls made of carbonated water and natural springs.

During the tour, you’ll have the chance to swim in the crystal-clear pools, take guided walks through the trails, and learn about the tradition of mezcal making while sampling different flavours.

We’ll also visit the Zapotec weavers town of Teotitlan del Valle, where skilled artisans use ancient techniques to create and paint stunning rugs inspired by famous artists.

Hierve el Agua is located in the Sierra Madre mountain range and is about 50 kilometers from the city of Oaxaca.

Day 4: Oaxaca, Mexico

Transfer from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido.

Please make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Puerto Escondido.

Day 5: Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Want to learn how to catch some waves?

Take a 2-hour lesson and try your luck at standing up and surfing the perfect wave.

Puerto Escondido, world famous for its imposing Mexican Pipeline, is the best place to learn as its coastline offers surf breaks for beginners and professionals alike.

Day 6: Pochutla (Mazunte), Mexico

Transfer from Puerto Escondido to Pochutla (Mazunte).

Please make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Pochutla (Mazunte).

Day 7: San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Transfer from Pochutla (Mazunte) to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Please make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Day 8: San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Enjoy a free day to experience on your own.

Day 9: San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Mexican food is varied, as is the diversity of its culture. The best experiences are meaningful when the senses are nurtured.

In Chiapas, traditional cuisine is recreated with the ingredients that walkers of history brought with them and mixed with local ingredients to create delicious gastronomic dishes.

First we will give you an introduction to the meaning of party dishes in Chiapas and their special ingredients. You will be able to taste a dish from the Chiapas culinary options’ menu.

Then, you will taste a Posh Traditional tsotsil, and you will learn about the traditional food of Chiapas, being able to taste an authentic soup from San Cristóbal and a dish based on pork, chicken or vegetarian with the seasoning and secrets of the “Coletas” families. You can taste a Mayan drink to accompany your food.

The place you will be taking part in the activity, is a pleasant and light-filled space where fair trade in handicrafts made by indigenous women is also promoted. In addition to providing the inputs with which the dishes are made, they also exhibit here their handicrafts. Language is not a problem, we love learning new words and making friends!

NOTE: Travelers can also choose local vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan food options.

PLEASE NOTE THIS ACTIVITY DOES NOT OPERATE ON SUNDAYS.

Day 10: Palenque, Mexico

Transfer from San Cristobal de las Casas to Palenque.

Please make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Palenque.

Day 11: 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 12: Merida, Mexico

Transfer from Palenque to Merida.

Please make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Merida.

Day 13: Merida, Mexico

Embark on a journey with us as we explore the hidden wonders of Yucatan at night.

We will leave the city of Merida and travel to a small village in the ring of cenotes, where we will have the opportunity to descend into the ancient underground waters of the region. These cenotes are truly magical and offer a chance to disconnect from the world and connect with Mother Earth.

You can swim, snorkel, or simply relax and soak in the beauty of the surroundings. We will also visit a traditional Mayan village, where you can enjoy a delicious dinner and learn about the rich history and culture of the region. With the provided life jackets and snorkels, you can feel safe and comfortable as you explore these natural wonders. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience of adventure and relaxation.

Day 14: 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’s 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 don’t want to miss!

Day 15: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Transfer from Cancun to Playa del Carmen.

Please make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Playa del Carmen.

Day 16: Tulum, Mexico

Transfer from Playa del Carmen to Tulum.

Please make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Tulum.

Day 17: Tulum, Mexico

Embark on an exciting adventure in the jungle in which we will ride the bicycles to go from one cenote to another!

We will meet in Chemuyil, a beautiful town with incredible tranquillity, and visit three exclusive cenotes of the local community. Each cenote is unique and special: one of them is a cave-type cenote, another is an open cenote like a natural pool, and the third one is an incredible cenote for underwater photos.

From the meeting point to the first cenote is only 5 minutes and from the first cenote to the second is 5 minutes, so all the cenotes are very close to each other!

NOTE: Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Day 18: Bacalar, Mexico

Transfer from Tulum to Bacalar.

Please make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Bacalar.

Day 19: Chetumal, Mexico

Transfer from Bacalar to Chetumal.

Please make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Chetumal.

Day 20: Chetumal, Mexico

Enjoy a free day to experience on your own.

Day 21: Caye Caulker, Belize

Transfer from Chetumal to Caye Caulker.

Please make your own way to the ferry terminal to catch your overwater transfer to Caye Caulker.

Please keep in mind that check-in is 2 hours prior to Departure.

*Note: The Ferry departs on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays.

Day 22: Caye Caulker, Belize

Enjoy snorkelling through mazes of pristine coral reef and get the unique opportunity to swim with nurse sharks and stingrays.

Day 23: Belize City, Belize

Transfer from Caye Caulker to Belize City.

Please make your own way to the ferry terminal to catch your overwater transfer to Belize City.

Day 24: San Ignacio, Belize

Transfer from Belize City to San Ignacio.

Please make your own way to the meeting point to catch your transfer to San Ignacio.

Day 25: Flores, Guatemala

Transfer from San Ignacio to Flores.

Please make your own way to the meeting point to catch your transfer to Flores.

Day 26: Flores, Guatemala

Transfer from San Ignacio to Flores

Please make your own way to the meeting point to catch your transfer to Flores.

Day 27: Flores, Guatemala

Depart Flores at 4:30 am this morning for your early morning experience to Tikal archaeological site.

Walk among giant pyramids towering over 200 feet at dawn to feel the magical vibration of Tikal and its historic splendour. Listen to the jungle sounds of exotic birds, monkeys and small mammals and feel the humid jungle air on your skin as the Maya inhabitants of this site felt it 2000 years ago. Immerse yourself in the jungle at dawn for an early morning tour through the archaeological site to experience the jungle come alive as it wakes up at sunrise, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get in touch with nature and marvel at the majestic pyramids hidden away in the jungle.

Day 28: Lanquin, Guatemala

Transfer from Flores to Rio Dulce

You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Rio Dulce, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 29: Lanquin, Guatemala

Transfer from Rio Dulce to Lanquin.

You 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 30: Lanquin, Guatemala

Take a hike through the mysterious caves of Kamba (activity at your own risk) which are filled with extraordinary limestone formations distributed among an endless stretch of different chambers (so far, the end of the cave system has not yet been discovered) housing a sharp pointed rock altar where ancient Maya once performed sacred rituals. The Maya people of Guatemala continue holding spiritual ceremonies here and believe that the cave is the “heart of heaven” where the secrets of many centuries are held.

Enjoy some free time to swim and go river tubing in the crystalline waters of Semuc Champey where there are natural pools filled with fresh mountain spring water above a 300-meter long limestone bridge. Flowing underneath the bridge is the Cahabón River where you will have time to swim in the cool waters in a beautiful natural surrounding immersed in native flora and fauna.

At the end of the bridge you will visit waterfalls over 40-feet in height where the water from the pools re-joins the Cahabon River. The colour of the water is constantly changing depending on factors such as the season, sun and rainfall, a characteristic of the national park that makes this place an idyllic and awe-inspiring setting to experience and take photographs.

Day 31: Panajachel, Guatemala

Transfer from Lanquin to Panajachel.

You 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.

Day 32: San Jorge La Laguna, Guatemala

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.

The home stay will give you a genuine insight into the everyday lives of a local family during your trip by staying one or more more nights with a family from the Kakchiquel Indigenous group in San Jorge La Laguna.

Maya Experience Home Stays has started this home stay program in the village to give something back to the communities around Lake Atitlan, and also to give you a very genuine experience of living with a Maya local family to experience their culture and customs.

This experience is very new to the village and families who welcome foreigners into their homes. As a responsible traveller, we as guests must be aware of and sensitive to the culture by behaving respectfully during our time with the family and in the village.

Day 33: Panajachel, Guatemala

You will have all the instructions on how to go from the Homestay to the meeting point.

Then, you will hop in a boat for a tour of Lake Atitlan and a visit to its colourful indigenous villages.

The word “Atitlan” is translated from Maya as “the place where the rainbow gets its colours” and accordingly you will understand why so many people have been drawn to this magical lake for hundreds of years. Panajachel alone is an 800 year old town home to mostly Cachikel Maya and an increasing number foreigners from every corner of the globe, all coming together to soak up a piece of that serenity and originality that this place provides.

Day 34: Antigua, Guatemala

Transfer from Panajachel to Antigua.

You 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.

Day 35: Antigua, Guatemala

Get up close and personal with an active volcano and brag to your friends about it.

Hike up the Pacaya Volcano slope for two hours and then trek onto dry lava that resembles a moon-like landscape. Look up to catch an eruption from the active volcano if you’re lucky (depending on the activity of the volcano you may or may not see eruptions or lava).

Take unforgettable photos in a landscape so surreal that you feel like you are walking on the moon. Admire the breath-taking landscape and views of neighbouring volcanoes peeking through the clouds around you. Take your time returning to the base of the mountain as you make your way down the slippery, muddy slopes. (Note: Horses can be rented for the trip up and back.)

We recommend wearing comfortable trekking shoes and bringing a flash light and a walking stick (or rent one for a few dollars from local kids before you start your hike). It gets dark and steep on the mountain if you are going up in the afternoon. If you are travelling during rainy season bring a raincoat or poncho… you will definitely need it!

Bring bottled water for the trek and some extra cash to buy snacks afterwards or pack a few power bars in your day pack to take with you.

Day 36: Copan, Honduras

Transfer from Antigua to Copan.

You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Copan, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 37: Copan, El Salvador

At around 8:00 hrs, your guide will pick you up from your accommodation to start your tour of Copan, called the Mayan Paris.

For many years, Copán Ruins have been famous for its magnificent Mayan ruins, declared by UNESCO as Archaeological World Heritage Site in 1980. The majestic archaeological site owes this name to what was, at the time, its avant-garde and colourful architecture.

After seeing these spectacular ruins on a guided tour, you will continue through the sculpture museum, where you will find a life-size replica of the Rosalila temple. After the tour, you will be dropped back off at your accommodation.

Day 38: El Tunco, El Salvador

Transfer from Copan to El Tunco.

You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to El Tunco, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 38: Leon, NI, Nicaragua

Transfer from El Tunco to Leon, NI.

You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Leon, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 39: Leon, NI, Nicaragua

Depart from Leon in the morning for an exciting and breath-taking adventure to nearby Cerro Negro Volcano.

Hop on a 4×4 vehicle to reach the base of the volcano and prepare for your hike up to make your ascent to the top. Take in the magical scenery and landscapes from the peak of the volcano that affords sweeping views of the lush surrounding forests and the multi-coloured active crater.

Enjoy your ride down the slopes of the volcano on a sled that will bring you to the base of the volcano. Take a moment to catch your breath and relax in nature to recover. Share your photos of this unforgettable experience with your new friends as you make your way back to your hostel.

Day 40: Granada, NI, Nicaragua

Transfer from Leon, NI to Granada, NI.

You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Granada, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 41: Granada, NI, Nicaragua

Start off the day at 3:00 pm with your knowledgeable local guide who will take you to the shore of Lake Nicaragua for a boat ride to see the Islets.

Observe a wide variety of flora and fauna such as playful monkeys and colourful birds that inhabit the jungle-covered islets in the lake. Enjoy the scenery and the serene atmosphere as you immerse yourself in nature in this beautiful pristine landscape.

Return to your hostel at 6:00 pm and enjoy the rest of the afternoon to yourself to discover the colonial town of Granada.

Day 42: San Jorge, Nicaragua

Transfer from Granada, NI to San Jorge.

You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to San Jorge, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 43: Ometepe, Nicaragua

Today, you will board a ferry from San Jorge to Ometepe.

Once there, one of our representatives will pick you up and take you to your homestay.

Upon arrival, you will have time at your leisure to explore the area.

Day 44: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

At around 06:00 we will leave the homestay in Ometepe accompanied by our guide.

We will take the main path of the community until we reach the main road, later we will go into a path where we will be able to observe precious wood trees, chaff monkeys, the Concepción Volcano landslide and much more vegetation.

We will make various stops along the path and as we go up we will be able to contemplate the impressive view of the island, and we will reach the crater at about 1610 meters above sea level. At this point, we will not be able to stay more than 15 minutes, since the crater is the product of the gases that the volcano emanates and it can be toxic.

Then, we will begin the descent. It is important to mention that between the ascent and the descent, it will take us around 8 hours, for those who do not wish to climb to the highest peak, they can stay at the viewpoints that are located on the same path and stay at 300 or 600 meters above sea level, which reduces the time.

For this activity it is essential to bring at least 3 litres of water, sunscreen, insect repellent, snacks, a scarf to cover your mouth when you reach the crater, long pants (no shorts), a jacket and a flashlight (in case the descent is falling at night).

After the hiking experience, you will take the ferry back to San Jorge.

Day 45: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Transfer from San Jorge to San Juan del Sur.

You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to San Juan del Sur, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 46: Monteverde, Costa Rica

Transfer from San Juan del Sur to Monteverde.

You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Monteverde, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 47: Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde is a paradise for adventure lovers.

You will get your adrenaline running with one of the best Canopy tours (Zipline) of Costa Rica. Swing through the treetops on a zip line tour along 14 different cables. You will feel the excitement on the big Tarzan swing, the 30 meters rappel, the Superman Cable measuring 1 kilometre in length, and the Underground Superman Cable through a 175 meters long tunnel. During the tour, you will observe some beautiful views of the area from the 75-150 meters high cables.

To reach the major heights, mix the extreme adventure together with the majestic forest and admire the rich natural beauty of the forest and its treasures. If you’re lucky, catch an awesome view of the Pacific Ocean and Lake Nicaragua on a clear day.

Observe over 100 species of mammals, over 400 species of birds (including 30 kinds of hummingbirds), tens of thousands of insect species and 2,500 species of plants (including 420 kinds of orchids) in one of Latin America’s most outstanding wildlife reserves. Keep your eyes open to catch a glimpse of diverse and beautiful wildlife including the jaguar, ocelot, Baird’s tapir, three-wattled bellbird, bare necked umbrella bird and the famous quetzal.

Day 48: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Transfer from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio.

You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Manuel Antonio, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 49: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio is perhaps the most popular national park in all of Costa Rica, attracting more than 160,000 visitors annually to visit its tranquil white sand beaches and turquoise waters tucked away in mangrove swamps in the rainforest.

Walking along the main trails that lead you through this majestic forest, you can see over 100 different types of animals, including white-faced monkeys, squirrel monkeys known locally as “mono titi”, sloths, coatimundis and howler monkeys along with lizards, iguanas, crabs, marine life and over 180 bird species.

The Main Trail (1.3 miles) is the most popular and most frequented trail, taking you through a short loop of the park to the beaches. The Punta Catedral Trail takes you a bit further off the beaten track and out to the Cathedral Point for beautiful look out points.

Visit the Playa Gemelas and Punto Escondido Beaches by following a trail of the same name for 1 mile and lastly for the most spectacular views of the park, take the Mirador Trail (a slightly more difficult trail a little less than a mile) to a beautiful overlook point.

Enjoy the day wandering down endless trails into a naturally pristine refuge and feel that you are thousands of miles away from civilization.

Day 50: San Jose, Costa Rica

Transfer from Manuel Antonio to San Jose.

You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to San Jose, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 51: San Jose, Costa Rica

On this San Jose tour you’ll get up close and personal with Costa Rican life, through architecture, history, food, and more!

Nothing could get you closer to authentic San Jose than strolling through the streets with a local as they show you the ins and outs of daily life.

Take a wander through the city with us on this tour that takes typical San Jose and turns it into a local experience you’ll never forget.

Day 52: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Transfer from San Jose to Puerto Viejo.

You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Puerto Viejo, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 53: Bocas del Toro, Panama

Transfer from Puerto Viejo to Bocas del Toro

You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Bocas del Toro, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 54: Panama City, Panama

Transfer from Bocas del Toro to Panama City.

Please, make your own way to Bocas del Toro International Airport to catch your flight to Panama City.

Day 55: San Blas Islands, Panama

You will be picked up at your accommodation in Panama City early this morning and take an exciting ride through the jungle on 4×4 transportation.

We will then make a stop to pass through immigration formalities and pay the entrance fees to Kuna Yala Islands (not included). We will continue our way to the dock where you will meet your boat to take a shared transfer to your island.

Note: Please note that there will no longer be a stop at the supermarket to avoid unnecessary time loss and to be able to arrive at the port as soon as possible. Therefore, we encourage you to purchase supplies to take with you to the island (snacks, drinks, water) the day before the tour.

Day 56: San Blas Islands, Panama

Enjoy a fresh breakfast with the sounds of the waves on the shore before going on an exciting tour.

Afterwards, if time permits, opt to swim or snorkel around your island in the crystal clear turquoise waters to spot colourful tropical fish among coral reefs or simply spend time relaxing on a hammock.

You can also hire a boat and visit a traditional Kuna Yala village of this archipelago, where you can purchase handmade souvenirs to contribute to the community (optional activity at extra cost, inquire upon arrival).

Spend the evening watching the horizon turn different shades of red and pink as the sun sets over the Caribbean.

Day 57: Panama City, Panama

Say goodbye to your piece of natural paradise this morning for your scenic one-hour return trip to the dock by boat and 4×4 transportation ride back to Panama City, and be dropped off at your accommodation in the afternoon.