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Mayan Sun Southbound: Boat Rides & Ruins
Find your paradise somewhere between the blazing Mexican sun and the cool Guatemalan highlands on this 16 day odyssey. Wander Antigua’s cobblestone streets and its local markets before experiencing the diverse beauty of Lake Atitlán and its Indigenous villages. Geared to the adventurer wanting to capture some of Central America's finest highlights, this trip will ensure that you really pack some punch into those postcards home.
- Style: Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
- Duration: 16 days/15 nights
- Starts in: Mexico
Guide Price £721
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
- Relax on white-sand beaches
- Bask in Caye Caulker sunsets and reggae music
- Experience a local homestay
- Explore gorgeous colonial Antigua and its colourful markets
Day 1 Playa del Carmen
Arrive at any time. Head out tonight with your fellow travellers to 12th Street, where there’s tons of bars and clubs to choose from.
Day 2 Playa del Carmen
Enjoy free time to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm or Cozumel. Or just play in the waves and enjoy the beach.
Days 3-5 Playa del Carmen to Caye Caulker
There's plenty to see and do in Caye Caulker, maybe opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
Day 6 Caye Caulker to San Ignacio
Travel by boat and bus from Caye Caulker to San Ignacio. Enjoy an included pottery demonstration and local lunch at a G Adventures-supported women's pottery cooperative.
Day 7 San Ignacio
Opt to visit the sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal or check out the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.
Day 8 San Ignacio to Flores
Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of the ruins of Tikal.
Day 9 Flores to Rio Dulce
A travel day from Flores to Rio Dulce, which is located in the department of Izabal. Home of the largest lake in Guatemala, Lake Izabal was one of the most important water ways of the Spanish crown during colonial times. Journey through dense jungle to arrive at Rio Dulce.
Day 10 Rio Dulce
Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.
Day 11 Rio Dulce to Antigua Guatemala
Enjoy an orientation walk of Antigua's cobblestone streets, then opt to take a salsa lesson and practice new moves out at night.
Day 12 Antigua Guatemala
Enjoy a free day in Antigua. Opt to relax with a massage, climb a volcano, soak up the culture in one of the city's many cafés, or explore the nearby hills and towns by bike.
Day 13 Antigua Guatemala to Panajachel
Travel to beautiful Lake Atitlán and enjoy the views.
Day 14 Panajachel to San Juan La Laguna
Embark on a boat ride across the lake before participating in a G Adventures-supported homestay with a local family. This area is known for stunning scenery and great shopping for Mayan handicrafts. Opt to bargain for colourful textiles and paintings at the lake's markets.
Day 15 San Juan La Laguna to Antigua Guatemala
Return to Antigua, and enjoy a Big Night Out with the group.
Day 16 Antigua Guatemala
Depart at any time.
Departs:Selected departures Nov 2020 - Dec 2022.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
- 14 nights simple hotels/hostels & 1 night local homestay
- Journey by local bus, ferry, boat, private vehicle, taxi & walking
- 1 lunch & 1 dinner
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