Mayan Adventure

Resort: Mayan Adventure
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Mexico
Price From: £1599.20

Over View

Leave the resorts of the Mayan Riviera behind and explore the authentic Yucatn. 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 Chichn Itz, Palenque, and Tikal and walk the cobblestoned streets of colonial San Cristbal 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.

Itineraries

Day 1
Playa del Carmen

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
Playa del CarmenMrida

Take a guided tour of Chichn Itz and orientation walk around Mrida.

Day 3
Mrida

Opt to visit the ruins of Uxmal or swim in cenotes in the Yucatn. Hit the beach or soak in the history this city has to offer.

Day 4
MridaPalenque

Travel to Palenque and spend two nights in a jungle lodge.

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
PalenqueSan Cristbal de Las Casas

Travel to San Cristbal 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 Cristbal 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 Cristbal de Las CasasPanajachel

Journey from San Cristbal de las Casas, Mexico to Panajachel, Guatemala. Opt to explore the town on arrival.

Day 9
PanajachelSan 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.

Day 11
Antigua Guatemala

Enjoy a free day exploring this charming colonial city.

Day 12
Antigua GuatemalaRio Dulce

Travel to Rio Dulce and enjoy free time to explore.

Day 13
Rio DulceFlores

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 Petn Itz, 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 caf in town.

Day 15
FloresSan 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 IgnacioCaye Caulker

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.

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 CaulkerPlaya del Carmen

Say farewell to Belize, and travel to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, by speed boat and private vehicle.

Day 21
Playa del Carmen

Enjoy a free day to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulm, 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.

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