Mayan Encounter

Resort: Mayan Encounter
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Guatemala
Price From: £879.20

Over View

Trek though jungles to Mayan ruins and relax on white-sand beaches. Get an authentic taste of Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico with an adventure that combines the mystery of ancient ruins with the crystalline waters of the Caribbean. Shop for treasures along colonial Antigua’s cobblestone streets and get to know the locals from communities where life sometimes moves at a reggae pace. Explore the ruins of Tikal, snorkel with stingrays, lounge in gorgeous Caye Caulker, and finish up in bustling Playa del Carmen. With accommodation and transport arranged by a Chief Experience Officer, this trip offers the perfect way to discover this regions unique vibe.

Itineraries

Day 1
Antigua Guatemala

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
Antigua GuatemalaRio Dulce

Travel to Rio Dulce and enjoy free time to explore.

Day 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
San Ignacio

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

Day 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
Caye CaulkerPlaya del Carmen

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

Day 11
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 12
Playa del Carmen

Depart at any time.

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