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.
Find your paradise somewhere between the blazing Yucatán 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.
- Guided tour of Tikal. Planeterra-supported homestay at Lake Atitlan, with a local family. Group salsa dancing lesson (Antigua). Orientation walk in Antigua.
- 1 dinner. (Allow USD350-450 for meals not included.)
- Simple hotels (12 nts), local homestay (1nt), rustic ecolodge (2nts).
- Local bus, ferry, boat, van, taxi, walking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
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This trip also runs in reverse from Antigua to Playa del Carmen. See Mayan Sun—Northbound
Day 1 Playa del Carmen
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Playa del Carmen
Free time to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm or the diving mecca of Cozumel. Or play in the waves and enjoy the beach!
Day 3-5 Caye Caulker
Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
Day 6-7 San Ignacio
Free day to visit sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the Mountain Pine Ridge area or see the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.
Day 8 Flores/Tikal
Learn about Mayan culture and history on an included guided tour of the ruins of Tikal.
Day 9-10 Río Dulce
Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.
Day 11-12 Antigua
Orientation walk of Antigua's cobblestone streets. Relax with a massage, soak up the culture in one of its many cafés or explore the nearby hills and towns by bike.
Day 13-14 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. Bargain for beautiful souvenirs at the lake's many villages.
Day 15 Antigua
Enjoy an included group salsa dancing lesson and practice some fancy footwork on the last night with the group.
Day 16 Antigua
Depart at any time.
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