Pounding the cobblestones of gorgeous colonial Antigua, overnighting in a local homestay, seeing the vibrant colours of markets, experiencing Caye Caulker sunsets and reggae music, blissing out on white-sand beaches, exploring Mayan sites
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Trek though jungle backdrops to Mayan ruins and chill out on white sand under the Caribbean sun. Check out Mexico, Belize and Guatemala and experience the region’s diversity. Wander colonial Antigua’s cobblestone streets and shop for treasures before experiencing the natural beauty of Lake Atitlan, its indigenous Mayan villages and striking volcanoes. Snap a picture and impress the folks. One of our most popular trips, this adventure offers natural wonders, excitement and culture with enough time to socialize and do your own thing.
- Orientation walk in Antigua. Planeterra-supported homestay at Lake Atitlan, with a local family. Group salsa dancing lesson. Guided tour of Tikal.
- 1 dinner. (Allow USD350-450 for meals not included.)
- Simple hotels (12 nts), local homestay (1nt), rustic ecolodge (2nts).
- Public bus, boat, van, taxi, walking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
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Day 1 Antigua
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Antigua
Explore the colonial city on an orientation walk. Relax with a massage, soak up the culture in one of many cafes.
Day 3-4 Panajachel/Lake Atitlán homestay (1D)
Travel to beautiful Lake Atitlán and enjoy the views. Embark on a boat ride across the lake before participating in a Planeterra-supported homestay with a local family at a Planeterra project. Bargain for beautiful souvenirs at the lake's many villages.
Day 5 Antigua
Enjoy an included group salsa dancing lesson and practice your fancy footwork on your last night in Antigua.
Day 6-7 Río Dulce
Visit coastal town of Livingston by boat or head for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.
Day 8 Flores
Head north and take a boat ride on Lake Petén Itzá.
Day 9-10 San Ignacio
Learn about the Maya culture and history on a guided tour of Tikal before heading into Belize. Visit sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the Mountain Pine Ridge area, or see the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.
Day 11-13 Caye Caulker
Snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, head our diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
Day 14-15 Playa del Carmen
Head out to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm or the diving mecca of Cozumel. Or play in the waves and enjoy the beach!
Day 16 Playa del Carmen
Depart at any time.
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