The Mayan Trail - Group Tour

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Included Services

  • 19 Highlights in 22 Days: Playa del Carmen, Valladolid, Chichén Itzá, Mérida, Campeche, Palenque, Agua Azul, San Cristóbal de las Casas, San Juan Chamula, Zinacantán, Panajachel, San Juan la Laguna, Antigua, Río Dulce, Flores, Tikal, San Ignacio, Caye Caulker, Tulum
  • 21 nights in hotels (either 2-4* Standard or 3-5* standard), incl. breakfast
  • qualified English-speaking guide
  • private transfers throughout the tour
  • many activities included, for example city tour Antigua and visit of Chichén Itzá and Tikal
  • from £ 2,960

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Enjoy unique and remarkable views of nature and culture while visiting Mexico, Guatemala and Belize in 22 days. With opportunities to stand in front of an ornate temple, swim, hike, bike and marvel in the history, this tour is sure to leave a big impression on you. 
After ruling the Americas for over 1000 years, the Mayan people seem to have abandoned their cities for no clear reason, leaving their sites to become overgrown. Today, these monumental examples of ancient architecture are legendary sites of mystery and intrigue. Take a trip back in time to the classical period and discover these mysteries for yourself. More information you can find in our detailed itinerary.


Route of the group tour "The Mayan Trail"

The 3-week tour will take you on a journey from Mexico to Guatemala, and then continue on to Belize. Begin by exploring the Mayan Riviera and then travel to the enchanting ruins of Chichen Itza in the Chiapas jungle. Trek on with a guide to Guatemala, where you’ll visit the colonial city of Antigua and the impressive Mayan site of Tikal. From there, you’ll finish up your trip in paradise on the island of Caye Caulker in Belize, which is the perfect location for snorkelling, diving and relaxing.

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Below you’ll find the day-by-day breakdown for The Mayan Trail tour.

These highlights are waiting for you on this tour

  • Tikal is the "place of voices"
  • Largest known Mayan ruin
  • Surrounded by temples
  • A beautiful Mexican region
  • Diverse plant- and wildlife
  • Waterfalls from 3 rivers
  • Mayan Sanctuary of the Classical Era
  • OutstandingArchitecture
  • Temple of the Inscriptions

Itinerary

Welcome to Mexico! You will arrive at the Cancun International Airport where we can pick you up for your transfer to the hotel (optional). Afterwards you have time to take a walk along the white soft beach and admire the peacock blue sea.    

Unterkunft im Hotel in Cancún, 3* Standard

At 8:30 am you will meet your tour-guide at the hotel reception and head to vibrant Valladolid. Within a guided walking tour of the city you will see beautiful colonial buidlings as well as the cathedral Iglesia de San Servacio. Afterwards you will continue jour journey to Chichén Itza, the home of Yucatan’s most importand and popular pyramid. The ancient Mayan archaeological site has recently been declared as a UNESCO world heritage. After this exciting experience, we will go to Mérida, biggest city of Yucatán and called 'the white city' due to its numerous magnificent buildings.

Unterkunft im  Hotel in Mérida, 4* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

There are no activities planned for today so you can choose to explore the city on your own or take one of the optional activities which are offered. You can go diving in the mysterious and beautiful cenotes of Cuzama, or take a day tour to Celestún National Park, home to many spectacular tropical birds. There is so much to discover! Your guide is glad to give you suggestions.

Unterkunft im  Hotel in Mérida, 4* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today you will leave Merida and travel to the colonial city of Campeche. As you walk through the narrow streets of the old town, you will discover the fascinating stories and legends of pirates, conquistadors and the indigenous Maya. The city has conserved its huge bastions and ramparts which were formerly city’s major defense from pirate attacks!

Unterkunft im  Hotel in Campeche, 4* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

Our todays tour takes us to the jungle of Chiapas. Look forward to an informative guided visit of the Palenque Ruins in the afternoon. Palenque represents tremendous achievements in Mayan art and urban design. Centre of the site is the temple of inscriptions and a fascinating palace.

Unterkunft im  Hotel in Palenque, 4* Standard  Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today we will first visit the waterfalls Agua Azul and Misol Ha, two of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Mexico. After a refreshing swim in a natural pool, we will continue to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Unterkunft im  Hotel in San Cristóbal de las Casas, 4* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today’s destination is the village of San Juan Chamula. San Juan Chamula is one of several Tzotzil communities located in the area of San Cristobal. Here you will learn more about ancient Mayan traditions and participate in cultural rituals.

Unterkunft im  Hotel in San Cristóbal de las Casas, 4* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today we will leave Mexico and venture into Guatemala, known as the country of eternal spring. First we will visit the northern town of Panajachel in the Western Highlands. The city is located at the northern shore of the enchanting Atitlán lake.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Panajachel, 3* Standard  Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today you will take a boat and cross Lake Atitlan to get to San Juan La Laguna. This town is much quieter than many of the other ones around the lake so it’s the perfect place to quietly relax and commune with nature. As you walk through the streets you will encounter many painters combining the 'Naive Painting Style' with the 'Eagly Eye Style'. Agriculture and especially the coffee production are one of the most important parts of the economy here. In the evening we will return to Panajachel.

Unterkunft im   Hotel in Panajachel, 3* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today you will travel to Antigua, a UNESCO world heritage site. Antigua Guatemala was the cultural, economic, religious, political and educational center for the entire region until the capital was moved. You will get to know the city within a guided city tour.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Antigua, 2* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

You can spend the whole day as you wish. Visit different museums or shop unique souvenirs like textiles, jade and silver.

Unterkunft im  Hotel in Antigua, 2* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

Enjoy scenic views of a tropical river as you travel from Antigua to the town of Rio Dulce. Rio Dulce (“Sweet River”) is located in the northeast region of Izabel. The river is part of the much larger Izabal lake. A bridge connects the citys Rio Dulce and El Rellenos with each other. Take a tranquil boat ride through these lovely towns (optional).

Unterkunft im  Hotel in Rio Dulce, 2* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day to participate in activities! We recommend visiting the impressive citadel Castillo San Felipe, the ancient Mayan Ruins of Quirigua, the beautiful Finca Paraiso Hot-spring Waterfall and the Rio Dulce National Park. There surely is something which catches your interest! 

Unterkunft im  Hotel in Rio Dulce, 2* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today we’re off to Flores, a beautiful town near the Lake Petén. You will once again have the whole afternoon to participate in optional activities like the  visit to the Las Guacamayas Biological Station, the Mayan Ruins of Uaxactun, Ixpanpajul Nature Park, a round trip to Tzimin Chac to see the sunset or just a walk around the enchanting town.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Flores, 3* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

In the morning you will be given a guided tour of the Tikal Ruins. After lunch we will leave Guatemala and cross the border at San Ignacio into Belize. Nestled between Guatemala, Mexico, and the Caribbean Seat, Belize is a constitutional monarchy that was originally called British Honduras. Belize has beautiful beaches and lush rainforests as well as a thrilling colonial history and significant cultural diversity. Look forward to explore this beautiful country!

Unterkunft im  Hotel in San Ignacio, 3* Standard  Verpflegung: Breakfast

There are no activities planned for today so you can book any of the optional activities you wish! San Ignacio is very close to Belize's famous Mayan ruins and offers plenty of exciting outdoor activities including caving, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, and more! 

Unterkunft im  Hotel in San Ignacio, 3* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today travelers will journey to Belize´s capital where they will take a water taxi to a small island full of surprises. It is a friendly, easy going town, so let yourself be influenced by the calmness, rest and recover. We will spend three relaxing nights here. On early British maps the island's name is spelled "Cay Corker." Known historically for its plentiful supply of exposed fresh water at La Aguada. It has been suggested that the named comes from colonial times, when the island was a favorite stop for sailors to replenish their water bottles.

Unterkunft im  Hotel in Caye Caulker, 3* Standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

Make the most of the following day on the island relaxing at the beach or exploring the spectacular coral reef. Snorkel tours and dive boats leave daily for full or half day tours to the "Blue Hole". There are also plenty of places to shop and to try the local food.

Unterkunft im  Hotel in Caye Caulker, 3* Standard  Verpflegung: Breakfast

After breakfast we will drive you to the Mexican Chetumal by boat. We will continue our journey by bus to the beautiful Laguna Bacalar. The second largest Mexican lake is fed by 7 different cenotes (underground lakes) and is therefore called the seven-colored lagoon.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Bacalar, 2* Standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

On your way back to Playa del Carmen you will stop at the Maya ruins of Tulum. Tulum, meaning "wall" in the Mayan language, has large ruins from its former years as an important trading center. Immerse yourself in archaeological importance and enjoy this city on the sea.

Unterkunft im  Hotel in Playa del Carmen, 3* Standard     Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today you can enjoy the white sand beach of Playa del Carmen, take a day tour, or just go shopping on 5th avenue. Soak up your last full day of the vibrant Mexican atmosphere!

Unterkunft im  Hotel in Playa del Carmen, 3* Standard     Verpflegung: Breakfast

The end of your tour has arrived and it’s time to return home and say goodbye to your new friends. Our friendly staff can help you book your departure transfer to the Airport or some extra nights if you still do not want to leave!

 Verpflegung: Breakfast


Services

Included

  • 21 nights in hotels, incl. breakfast (at Caye Caulker in a nearby café
  • qualified English-speaking tour guide + local guides
  • City tour in Valladolid, Mérida, Campeche, San Cristóbal, San Juan La Laguna, Antigua
  • Entry to Chichén Itzá, Palenque, Tulum and Tikal
  • Excursion to the waterfalls Agua Azul and Misol Ha
  • Guided tour in the indigenous villages San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán
  • Boat tour to San Juan La Laguna
  • Water taxi Belize-City - Caye Caulker - Chetumal
  • Support at border crossing
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

  • International flights to / from Mexico
  • Optional offers and activities
  • Other meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfer from / to the airport (booking available on request)
  • Optional services
  • Entry and exit taxes
  • Tips and gratuities

Important Information

  • We guarantee the operation of every group with four booked clients
  • Maximum group size: 18 people
  • Visa and vaccination requirements and general information about country and people of Mexico
  • Solo travellers can request a room shared room with another person of the same sex
  • If we can't find another solo traveller who wants to share a room, the single room supplement needs to be paid
  • If you want to book a beachstay or domestic flight during your stay in Mexico, let us know on your inquiry

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Optional Extras:

  • Transfer IN/OUT optional:
  • Cancun Airport - Cancun Hotel
  • ONE WAY Price per transfer: £ 29 (1-7pax)
  • Playa del Carmen Hotel - Cancún Airport
  • ONE WAY Price per transfer: £ 55 (1-7pax)

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