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Mayan Rocker

8 days with Contiki   Rating: Budget
Restricted to Ages 18-35

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Itinerary
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DAY 1 ARRIVE ANTIGUA  
Meet up with your Contiki team then get out, see the sights & tick those boxes. Adventure seekers can hike a volcano or ride mountain bikes. Or if you want to relax you could try making local native chocolates or shop for traditional textiles.
 
DAY 2 ANTIGUA TO LAGO ATITLAN  
Wake up in Anitgua for the last time and continue north into the Highlands, to see the magnificent Lago Atitlan! We’ll journey by private boat to a lakeside Mayan community where we will meet local artisans and learn to make tortillas by hand. And taste them too, of course. Afterwards, relax on a hammock or enjoy the thrill of gliding in the sky. Tonight we’ll get amongst the traveller vibe and hit the main street, lined with cafes and shops, for a fun night out. (Breakfast)
 
DAY 3 LAGO ATITLAN TO SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS  
There will be few good snaps to be taken on route today. We’ll make our way through small Mayan communities of Guatemala’s highlands en route to the Mexican border, where we enter the beautiful and rugged territory of Chiapas. You’ll get the chance to explore Comitan and try some of the local cuisine and maybe sample a traditional drink Tascalate (made from chocolate, toasted corn and achiote). Later we heads to the evergreens in the cool cultural capital of San Cristobal de las Casas! (Breakfast)
 
DAY 4 SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS  
It’s time to get up and discover all city has to offer! Adventurers can take to the landscape for horseback riding or mountain biking this morning. After your Backstage Pass will take you to the Mayan hillside communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan, learn about the untold generations of merging Native American and European cultures. Tonight you’ll get to try some traditional Tamales Chiapanecos at an included dinner, before hitting the town to move to local rhythms. Get festive! (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
DAY 5 CHIAPAS TO TEHUANTEPEC  
This morning you could be relaxing by the pool under mango trees, exploring iconic monuments and indulging in great traditional food! From Mexico’s southern highlands, we make our way toward the country’s great center. The isthmus of Tehauntepec is the narrowest stretch of land that sits between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. We’ll descend from the forested hills into the beautiful coastal plains of Tehuantepec, where you’ll visit the city square, before a delicious local dinner with your crew. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
DAY 6 TEHUANTEPEC TO OAXACA  
First we head to World Heritage Oaxaca then it's on to Matatlan. Later we heat to Mitla, sacred rites were once carried out among the still intact geometrical stonework. We'll see colonial architecture this evening, stopping at the local market for some delicious chapulines... yum! (Breakfast)
 
DAY 7 OAXACA  
This morning is the last full day of the trip! So enjoy the last day with the crew and make the most of some ME Time, discover some of the fantastic local museums and shops in the area. This afternoon, we visit World Heritage Monte Alban, built on a mountaintop overlooking the modern capital. This area is famous for extraordinary traditional crafts and we will visit a local workshop, before returning to town for dinner. It’s time to celebrate one last time… Salud! (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
DAY 8 OAXACA TO MEXICO CITY  
This morning we travel to the centre of the ancient Aztec universe. We'll take a panoramic tour of World Heritage Puebla, then head to Cholula. Choose to enjoy a relaxed lunch in the small town plaza or enter the ruins & explore the ancient tunnels (entrance fee not included). This evening, we arrive in Mexico City, where you can say 'adios' to your amigos! (Breakfast)
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All This Included
Need a quick culture kick? 2 countries, 4 world heritage sites & loads of inclusions in just over a week should do the trick. Have an in-depth encounter with each region & take on a trip packed full history, culture & good times.
  • 7 nights accommodation in twin-share hotels
  • Transport in a private air-conditioned coach, mini-coach or van
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations
  • Local taxes & service charges
  • An experienced & professional Tour Manager plus local guides in some destinations
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts & 3 dinners
Highlights
  • Visit a Mayan community among the volcanoes of Lake Atitlan & learn to make tortillas
  • Visit the cute town of Comitan
  • Enter a sacred highland temple to experience ancient traditions in Chiapas
  • Visit the Zapatec religious center Mitla
  • Taste fiery mescal & sample spicy chapulines in the valley of Oaxaca
  • Locally guided walking tour of colonial Oaxaca
  • Visit the UNESCO site Monte Alban
  • Shop for traditional masterpiece ceramics and textiles
  • Visit a local workshop
  • Visit Puebla where the church Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios stands above the buried pyramid Tlachihualtepetl
Accommodations
Hotel (7 nights)
Notes
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