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Mexico & Guatemala Highlights

From £936 for 11 days
Trip Overview

Travel from the beach delights of Playa del Carmen to the Central American highlands on this dynamic Mexico to Guatemala tour. Clamber over ancient ruins at Chichen Itza, explore the pristine shores of the Mexican coast, discover the laidback highland charm of San Cristobal de las Casas and make friends with the locals on a homestay in Guatemala. From the Yucatan Peninsula to volcano-studded Antigua, this trip really has it all. 2019 CHANGES: From 1 January 2019 this trip will change duration from 13 days to 11 days. These changes come as a result of our traveller’s feedback that they prefer a shorter trip, particularly when combined with the ‘Guatemala to Mexico’ (QVSB) trip. We have removed 1 night in San Cristobal de las Casas and 1 night in Totonicapan. 2019 departures are not guaranteed for this reason as yet.

Essential Info
Starts: Playa del Carmen
Ends: Antigua
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery, Culture & Festivals
Trip Code: IQVSJ
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Guatemala, Mexico
What's Included


1 Breakfasts included
1 Dinners included


Private minibus,local bus


Hotel (11 nights),Homestay (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Revel in the beach vibe of Playa del Carmen

•   Explore incredible Maya pyramids at Chichen Itza

•   Travel along Mexico's amazing Yucatan Peninsula

•   Experience the great outdoors on the banks of Lake Atitlan

•   Trace the lines of ancient history at the Palenque ruins

•   Enjoy local hospitality at a San Jorge homestay

•   Sample classic Guatemalan fare in Antigua

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 5th Mar 2019
Returning: 15th Mar 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 19th Mar 2019
Returning: 29th Mar 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 2nd Apr 2019
Returning: 12th Apr 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 30th Apr 2019
Returning: 10th May 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 14th May 2019
Returning: 24th May 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 28th May 2019
Returning: 7th Jun 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 11th Jun 2019
Returning: 21st Jun 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 9th Jul 2019
Returning: 19th Jul 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 6th Aug 2019
Returning: 16th Aug 2019
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm on Day 1. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). 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. On arrival in Mexico it is possible you will feel lethargic and lose some appetite. This is nothing to be concerned about and is just your body acclimatising to the heat and humidity. Be sure to drink plenty of water and try not to do too much in any one day, you'll soon adjust.
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