Mayan Highlights 2013-2014
22 days with Intrepid Travel Rating:
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Day 1 Cancun
Laze on powdery white beaches, swim in the warm waters or simply relax at a bar with a margarita. Enjoy a brief guided walk through this busy resort town.
Day 2 Chichen Itza/ Merida
Visit Chichen Itza's ancient city and marvel at the splendour of the Chichen ruins - one of the best examples of Mayan architecture. Spend the night in the colonial splendour of Merida, the gem of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Days 3 & 4 Palenque
Stroll around the jungle-tangled ruins and admire temple walls sculpted with images of gods, rulers and ceremonies. After the ruins, you have the option of visiting the waterfall of Misol-Ha and the natural pools of Agua Azul.
Days 5 & 6 San Cristobal de las Casas
Head to the cooler climes of this city rich in local culture and tasty cuisine. Take an optional day trip to San Juan Chamula.
Day 7 Panajachel
Cross the border into Guatemala to the lakeside town of Panajachel. Take an optional cruise on beautiful Lake Atitlan.
Day 8 San Jorge La Laguna
Experience the local way of life at a homestay. Practise Spanish and enjoy a home-cooked meal with a friendly host family.
Days 9 - 11 Chichicastenango/ Antigua
Visit the famous market in Chichicastenango and bargain for some of Guatemala’s best handicrafts. Travel onwards to Antigua, a colonial city flanked by smouldering volcanoes.
Days 12 & 13 Flores/ Tikal
Travel in a chicken bus then unwind in a town where canoes are still a mode of transport. Take a dip in Lago Peten Itza then be awestruck by Tikal's ruins towering above the jungle. Climb to the top of a temple to spy scarlet macaws darting through the forest canopy.
Days 14 & 15 San Ignacio
Get off the beaten track with a journey into stunning Belize. Surrounded by fast-flowing rivers and forested hills, this is a great base to see the San Ignacio ruins.
Days 16 - 18 Caye Caulker
Kick back on a white-sand beach or take an optional snorkelling or diving tour in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve to see coral, tropical fish, sharks and manta rays.
Day 19 Tulum
Travel into Mexico and laze on the sands or watch the sun set over the sea from Tulum's beachside ruins. This idyllic site, perched on a cliff overlooking the beach, affords staggering views over the Mexican coastline.
Days 20 - 22 Playa del Carmen
This beach town offers a final chance to go souvenir shopping, have some fun in the sun or enjoy the easygoing Mexican nightlife.
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Experience adventure in Mexico, ancient Guatemalan attractions and the historic sites of Belize on a trip that combines the volcanic beauty of the highlands, the mystery of the ancient Mayan ruins and the perfect beaches of the Caribbean in a truly unique travel experience. From Cancun to Playa del Carmen, this three week journey offers the chance to get out and get active - or enjoy a more relaxing pace while exploring the colour, culture and adventure of Central America.
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Homestay (1 night)
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