Discover The Mayas - Group Tour

Included Services
  • 12 Highlights in 12 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
  • 12 nights in hotels with a 2-4* 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 Palenque
  • from £ 1,610

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A 12-day long round trip to the mystic world of the Maya, an ancient indigenous nation with an highly developed way of life. They already cultivated corn, which was revolutionary at that point in time, used mathematics to create the famous Mayan calendar. On this tour you can look forward to the world famous Mayan sites Chichén Itzá and Palenque, breathtaking cities like Mérida and Campeche and natural highlights like the waterfall Agua Azul and the lake Atitlan in Guatemala. More information you can find in our detailed itinerary.


Route of the group tour "Discover the Mayas"

The 12-day tour will take you on a journey from Mexico to Guatemala. 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, explore the famous Lake Atitlan and end your trip in the colonial city of Antigua.

You want to explore more than two countries? How about our complete Mayan Trail Tour?


Below you’ll find the day-by-day breakdown for the Discover the Mayas tour.

These highlights are waiting for you on this tour

  • Mayan Sanctuary of the Classical Era
  • OutstandingArchitecture
  • Temple of the Inscriptions
  • A beautiful Mexican region
  • Diverse plant- and wildlife
  • Waterfalls from 3 rivers
  • UNESCO World Heritage
  • former capital
  • surrounded by volcanos

Itinerary

Welcome to Mexico! After your arrival to Cancun, we can arrange you a transfer to your hotel (optional). Afterwards you can take a walk and get to know your surroundings.    

Unterkunft im Hotel in Cancún, 3* Standard

You meet your tour guide at 8:30 and start your tour. Your first stop is the enchanting Valladolid, where you go on a guided walking tour. The town is full of beautiful colonial buildings. The next stop is at the famous Mayan site Chichén Itzá. Due to the impressive buildings, especially the pyramid, the site was declared as UNESCO world heritage. In the late afternoon you arrive to Mérida, the biggest city of Yucatán, which is also called the "white city".

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

Today you have time to explore the beautiful city of Mérida by yourself. If you want to leave Mérida, you can for example go on dive in the Cenote Czuama or make an excursion to the Celestún Nationalpark, home to many tropical birds. However you will decide, there's so much to discover.

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

Your journey takes you to the colonial city of Campenche. While walkin through the streets of the city, you can find out about a lot about the history. The huge bastions and ramparts were the major defense from pirate attacks. There also many stories about conquistadors and the indigenous Mayas.

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

Today we take you to the jungle of Chiapas and the Mayan site, that lies deep in this jungle. On a guided visit of these ruins, you can learn more about their culture and traditions. Have a look around and discover all the magnificent buildings, that people built long before our time.

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

The next destination of your tour is the city San Cristóbal de las Casas. On your way you have a true highlight to discover: the two waterfalls Agua Azul and Misol Ha, which are known to be two of themost beautiful waterfalls of Mexico. You can even go for a swim there. After this refereshment you continue to San Cristóbal.

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

Today is dedicated to the Mayan culture. Close to San Cristóbal lies a true gem: the village of San Juan Chamula. It's one of the Tzotzil communities in the region. If you are lucky you can even oberseve some cultural rituals. 

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

Today it's time for new adventures and continue your journey to Guatemala, the country of the enternal spring. At the northern shore of the magnificent Atitlán lake lies the town Panajachel, which is your destination for today.

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

Today you go on an excursion to the town San Juan La Laguan, which lies across the lake. You'll reach it by boat. Around here it's much quiter than in most of the other cities around the lake. While you are walking through the street you'll probably find many painters, that are combining the 'Naive Painting Style' with the 'Eagly Eye Style'. Coffee production and other agriculture are the most important parts of economy.

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

Today you will travel to Antigua, the former capital of the country. They might have moved the capital, Antigua is still worth a visit and has a lot of culture, economy, religion to offer. On a guided city tour you'll get to know Antigua.

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

There are no activites planned for toady. You can visit different museums or shop unique souvenirs like textiles, jade and silver and just enjoy your last day of vacation. 

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

The end of your tour has arrived and it’s time to return home. We can help you in booking a transfer to the Airport or some extra nights if you still do not want to leave!

 Verpflegung: Breakfast


Services

Included

  • 11 nights in hotels with a 2-4* standard, incl. breakfast
  • City tour in Valladolid
  • Guided visit of Chichén Itzá
  • Guided visit of Palenque
  • Excursion to the waterfalls of Agua Azul and Misol Ha
  • Visit of the village San Juan Chamula
  • Boat tour accross Lake Atitlan to San Juan La Laguna
  • City tour in Antigua
  • qualified English-speaking tour guide + local guides
  • Support at border crossing
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

  • International flights to Mexico / from Guatemala
  • Optional offers and activities
  • Other meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfer from / to the airport
  • 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)
  • Antigua Hotel - Guatemala City Airport
  • ONE WAY Price per transfer: £ 56 (1-2pax); £ 90 (3-5pax)

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