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Mayan Trail

11 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Playa del Carmen
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Playa del Carmen/Mérida
Take a guided tour of Chichén Itzá and orientation walk around Mérida.

Day 3 Mérida
Opt to visit ruins of Uxmal or swim in cenotes in the Yucatán. Hit the beach or soak in the history this city has to offer.

Day 4 Mérida/Palenque
Travel to Palenque and spend two nights in a jungle lodge in the nearby national park.

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 Palenque/San Cristóbal de Las Casas
Travel to San Cristóbal de Las Casas via Villahermosa. Enjoy an orientation walk on arrival.

Day 7 San Cristóbal 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 Cristóbal de Las Casas/Panajachel
Journey from San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico to Panajachel, Guatemala. Opt to explore the town on arrival.

Day 9 Panajachel/San 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. Opt to bargain for colourful textiles and paintings at the lake's many villages. (1D)

Day 10 San Juan La Laguna/Antigua
Arrive in Antigua and head out for an orientation walk. Opt for a final night out in town.

Day 11 Antigua
Depart at any time.
All This Included
Ditch the tourist resorts of Cancún and embark on an authentic adventure that will take you from spectacular Mayan ruins to the cobblestoned streets of colonial towns and deep into the jungle of Mexico. Explore the ancient ruins at Chichén Itzá and Palenque and meet the descendants of those who built them in the vibrant streets and colourful markets of picturesque Mayan towns. Get your camera out—you're going to need it!
  • Chichén Itzá guided tour
  • Mérida orientation walk
  • Palenque guided tour
  • Roberto Barrios waterfall visit
  • San Cristóbal de las Casas orientation walk
  • Lake Atitlán boat tour
  • G Adventures-supported Mayan homestay with a local family
  • Antigua orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (7 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts), homestay (1 nt).
  • 1 dinner.
  • Transportation: Public bus, private vehicle, boat.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Explore the ruins of Chichén Itzá and Palenque
  • Get lost wandering colonial San Cristobal de las Casas and Antigua
  • Marvel at Agua Azul and Misol-Ha waterfalls
  • Bargain at colourful local markets
Hotels (7 nts)
Jungle lodge (2 nts)
Homestay (1 nt)
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Allow USD $390-510 for meals not included.
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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