Mayan Sun Northbound: Cobblestones & Caribbean Culture

Resort: Mayan Sun Northbound: Cobblestones & Caribbean Culture
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Guatemala
Price From: £679.20

Over View

Trek though jungle backdrops to Mayan ruins and chill out on white-sand beaches under the Caribbean sun. Check out Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico and experience the regions diversity. Wander colonial Antiguas cobblestone streets and shop for treasures before experiencing the natural beauty of Lake Atitln, its Indigenous Mayan villages, and striking volcanoes. One of our most popular trips, this adventure offers natural wonders, excitement, and culture with enough time to socialize and do your own thing.

Itineraries

Day 1
Antigua Guatemala

Arrive at any time. Tonight, explore El Barrio, a vibrant market with many small bars and restaurants. Get to know your fellow travellers over a few drinks, and cheers to the adventures to come.

Day 2
Antigua Guatemala

Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to relax with a massage or soak up the culture in one of many cafs.

Day 3
Antigua GuatemalaSan Juan La Laguna

Travel to beautiful Lake Atitln and enjoy the views. Take a boat across the lake to a G Adventures-supported homestay with a local family in a Mayan Tz’utujil village. Tour the village with a local guide to learn more about daily life and see some artisan workshops.

Day 4
San Juan La LagunaPanajachel

Return across the lake and enjoy free time in Panajachel to visit the market or relax.

Day 5
PanajachelRio Dulce

Take the road past areas of dense jungle and arrive at Ro Dulce, a small town on Lake Izabal, and a port stop for boaters around the globe on their way tofrom Livingston and the Caribbean coast.

Day 6
Rio Dulce

Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.

Day 7
Rio DulceFlores

Head north to our final stop in Guatemala, Flores, a picturesque town surrounded by Lake Petn Itz.

Day 8
FloresSan Ignacio

Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of Tikal before crossing into Belize.

Day 9
San Ignacio

Opt to visit the sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Crystal Maiden), or check out the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.

Day 10
San IgnacioCaye Caulker

Hop aboard a local bus, then board a water taxi to the island paradise of Caye Caulker. Later, explore Caye Caulker on the G Adventures-supported Bike with Purpose tour.

Day 11
Caye Caulker

Enjoy free time to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, or just chill out, Belizean style. Take part in a Big Night Out with the group this evening.

Day 12
Caye Caulker

Enjoy free time to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, or just chill out, Belizean style. Take part in a Big Night Out with the group this evening.

Day 13
Caye CaulkerMahahual

Leaving Belize and its Caribbean reggae-tinged vibe, head north to the Costa Maya, Mexico, to the beachside town of Mahahual.

Day 14
Mahahual

Enjoy a free day for beach lounging and sipping seaside margaritas.

Day 15
MahahualPlaya del Carmen

Head up the coast to Playa del Carmen, the de facto centre of the Mayan Riviera, for a final night with the group.

Day 16
Playa del Carmen

Depart at any time.

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