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Maya Encounter

From £1070 for 17 days
Trip Overview
Discover more than one kind of bliss on this 17-day Lonely Planet Experience in Central America, from the calming sea breezes on Tulum’s beaches to the contentment of a hearty, homecooked dinner in a lakeside Maya village. This adventure through Mexico, Guatemala and Belize takes its sweet time ambling down the coast to the island paradise of Caye Caulker, then cuts inland to the lush jungle around Tikal, cruising to the vast Rio Dulce and finishing among the clouds in Panajachel and Antigua. You get the right balance of local-led experiences and independent exploration, with a whole load of awesome places to discover.
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

Meals

1 Breakfasts included
1 Dinners included

Transport

Private vehicle,Public bus,Taxi,Shared Boat,Ferry

Accommodation

Hotel (12 nights),Camping with facilities (1 night),Multishare lodge (2 nights),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
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Departing: 3rd Oct 2020
Returning: 19th Oct 2020
£1,095pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 10th Oct 2020
Returning: 26th Oct 2020
£1,095pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 24th Oct 2020
Returning: 9th Nov 2020
£1,185pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 7th Nov 2020
Returning: 23rd Nov 2020
£1,125pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 14th Nov 2020
Returning: 30th Nov 2020
£1,095pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 17th Nov 2020
Returning: 3rd Dec 2020
£1,095pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 21st Nov 2020
Returning: 7th Dec 2020
£1,160pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 24th Nov 2020
Returning: 10th Dec 2020
£1,140pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 28th Nov 2020
Returning: 14th Dec 2020
£1,140pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Hola! Welcome to Mexico! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today. If you are lucky enough to have extra time in this beachside playground, why not spend it snorkelling in freshwater rock pools (called cenotes), strolling along the white sands or reef diving on Cozumel. Check out the full range of recommended optional activities below for more inspiration. After the welcome meeting tonight, perhaps head out for a cocktail and a meal with your new travel buddies.
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