Mayan Encounter

From £860 for 17 days
Trip Overview
Travel to paradise somewhere between the blazing Yucatan sun and the cool Guatemalan highlands on this Mayan Encounter. Prepare to be wowed as you relax on the white sands of Tulum, admire the underwater life in Caye Caulker, amble over the Mayan ruins in jungle-clad Tikal and gaze up at the volcanoes surrounding Antigua. From narrow laneways and remote jungles to fascinating ruins and powdery beaches, the Mayan Encounter has everything under the sun.
Essential Info
Starts: Playa del Carmen
Ends: Antigua
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IQVRA
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Belize, Guatemala, Mexico
What's Included


1 Breakfasts included
1 Dinners included


Private minibus,local bus,ferry


Hotel (14 nights),Camping (with facilities) (1 night),Homestay (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   This overland adventure covers big parts of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, allowing you to see some of the best of Central America

•   Extended time in Caye Caulker and Antigua provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy laid-back island vibes as well as buzzy colonial city life

•   A homestay in San Jorge La Laguna invites you to connect with a local family. Sit down for breakfast and dinner with your hosts and work on improving your Spanish

•   Whether its slumbering on the sands of Playa del Carmen, gazing at the pyramids of Tikal or haggling in the markets of Chichicastenango, you'll experience multiple sides of Central America

•   Visiting the colourful Mayan villages surrounding Lake Atitlan in the Guatemalan Highlands is a humbling experience

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Price GBP
21st October 2017
6th November 2017
Playa del Carmen - Antigua
Fully Booked
28th October 2017
13th November 2017
Playa del Carmen - Antigua
4 spaces
4th November 2017
20th November 2017
Playa del Carmen - Antigua
4 spaces
7th November 2017
23rd November 2017
Playa del Carmen - Antigua
Fully Booked
11th November 2017
27th November 2017
Playa del Carmen - Antigua
4 spaces
18th November 2017
4th December 2017
Playa del Carmen - Antigua
21st November 2017
7th December 2017
Playa del Carmen - Antigua
25th November 2017
11th December 2017
Playa del Carmen - Antigua
2nd December 2017
18th December 2017
Playa del Carmen - Antigua
£1,110pp £944pp
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 7 pm today. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. In order to make the most of what Playa has to offer, we strongly recommend that you extend your stay in Playa del Carmen for one or two extra days. Please contact us if you need us to assist you with additional accommodation. If you manage a few extra days in Playa, you may want to spend time snorkelling in nearby cenotes (sinkholes), swimming with sea turtles in Akumal or strolling along the white sands. Divers may want to take a ferry across the turquoise seas to Cozumel, an island famous for its reef diving. You can buy an organized tour to each of these attractions or venture off on your own. Akumal and Cenote Cristalino are easily reached by local transport from Playa del Carmen. Go early in the day to avoid the crowds. Cenote Dos Ojos is perhaps the most spectacular one but it requires a 3 Km walk each way from the local bus drop off.

Additional Activities

Mayan Underworld Explorer - Urban Adventures
77 USD
Playa del Carmen - Bike rental (per day)
10 USD
Playa del Carmen - Ferry to Cozumel
28 USD
Playa del Carmen - Local colectivo to Akumal & Cenotes (each way)
50 MXN
Playa del Carmen - Cenote Cristalino entrance fee (includes mask, snorkel & life jacket)
150 MXN
Playa del Carmen - Dos Ojos Cenote snorkelling entrance fee
200 MXN
Playa del Carmen - Dos Ojos Cenote snorkelling gear rental
100 MXN
Playa del Carmen - Akumal snorkelling (1hr tour from Akumal beach)
20 USD
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