THE MAYAN WORLD (GUATEMALA - MEXICO)

General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
14 days and 13 nights
Mexico (Cancun, Campeche, Palenque, Merida, Uxmal)
Guatemala (Antigua Guatemala, Chichicastenango, Copan, Santiago, Lake Atitlan)
Guatemala (Guatemala City)

Category

 
Option "A" (Scheduled Tour)
Meals as per program 4 Stars
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Option "B" (Scheduled Tour)
Meals as per program 4 Stars
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Program

Day 1 Guatemala
Arrival at the airoport of Guatemala City and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight.

Day 2 Guatemala-Iximche’-Chichicastenango
Departure toward Chichicastenango. Visit Iximchè, the ancient capital of the Cakchiquel kingdom. Overnight.

Day 3 Chichicastenango-Lake Atitlán
This moring will be spent at the indigenous market hld every Thursday and Sunday. After the market departure toward Lake Atitlán. Overnight.

Day 4 Lake Atitlán-Santiago-La Antigua
A morning boat (public boat) will be baorded to visit the Tzutuhil town of Santiago. After returning to Panajachel there will be the transfer to La Antigua. Overnight.

Day 5 La Antigua
Free day. There will be the opportunity to take optional to visit this colonial city, where we will admire the Cathedral, the Twon Hall, the Santo Domingo Museum, the churches of La Merced and San Francisco, and other buildings. Overnight.

Day 6 La Antigua-Copán
Morning departure from Guatemala to cross the border into Honduras and visit Copan, an incredible place where you will be able to see stelae, pyramids, ball courts, burial grounds, all of a great archeological value. Overnight.

Day 7 Copán-Quiriguá-Area Izabal
Daparture from Copan toward the Guatemalan Caribbean. On the road visit of the archeological site of Quiriguá where some of the best Mundo Maya stelas can be found. The trip continues until we reach Izabal. Overnight.

Day 8 Livingston-Poptún-Area Peten
Early morning a boat trip (public boat) is made to reach Livingston, an Afro-Caribbean village. Continue toward the area of Peten/Flores where the arrival is scheduled in late afternoon. Overnight.

Day 9 Peten-Tikal-Peten
This entire day will be spent visiting the Mayan city of Tikal, undoubtely the best example of Classical Mayan culture. Visit the central plaza, the temple of the Great Jaguar, the lost World or Temple IV. A picnic lunch is included. Overnight.

Day 10 Peten-Yaxchilán-Palenque
Departure from Peten toward the Usumacinta river, where we will board a boat. We will then cross the border into Mexico and visit the archeological site of Yaxchilán. Our journey will continue toward Palenque arriving there at mid-afternoon. Overnight.

Day 11 Palenque-Campeche
In the morning visit one of the most suggestive mayan archeological site, Palenque, still hiding in the tropical forest. The trip continues to Campeche, a colonial port in the Gulf of Mexico. Overnight.

Day 12 Campeche-Uxmal-Merida
Departure from Campeche to visit the archeological zone of Uxmal. In the afternoon we reach Merida, capital of the Yucatan State. Overnight.

Day 13 Merida-Chichen Itza-Cancun
Leave Merida to travel to Chichen Itza, the last visit of the tour but maybe the most important. Chichen Itza is known worlwide for its Pyramids and the Ball Court. We will arrive in Cancun late afternoon. Overnight.

Day 14 Cancún - airport
Transfer to the airport and departure.

Price includes

- Accommodation in the mentioned hotels or similar (4 stars)
- American breakfast daily
- Transportation in air conditioned van/bus
- English speaking tour leader
- Entrances to the archeological sites and museums mentioned in the program
- Lunch in Tikal
- Public boat for the ride on the Atitlan Lake
- Porterage at the airport & hotels

Price does not include

- All meals (lunch and dinner)
- Drinks and personal extras
- Tips for drivers and guides