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22 days,Cancún to Caye Caulker
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Explore incredible Mayan sites and colourful local markets, snorkel on Belize's world-famous barrier reef, wander colonial towns and caribbean shores.

Leave the resorts of Cancún behind and explore the authentic Yucatán. From sunny beaches and lush jungles to the highlands of Chiapas, journey through Belize, Guatemala and southern Mexico on this incredible 22-day adventure. Explore the amazing ruins of Chichén Itzá, Palenque and Tikal and walk the cobblestoned streets of colonial San Cristóbal de las Casas and Antigua. Snorkel with stingrays or just get into the reggae pace of life on sunny Caribbean beaches. Experience a journey that introduces you to local culture and offers insight into the history of the Mayan heartland.

What's Included

  • Chichén Itzá guided tour
  • Mérida orientation walk
  • Palenque guided tour
  • Agua Azul and Misol-Ha waterfalls visit
  • San Cristóbal de las Casas orientation walk
  • Lake Atitlán boat tour including local lunch at a Planeterra-supported Mayan community project
  • Antigua orientation walk
  • Rio Dulce stay
  • Tikal guided tour
  • Caye Caulker stay
  • Border-crossing support
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 1 lunch. (Allow USD480-630 for meals not included.)
  • Public bus, private van, boat, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Hotels (19 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts)

Itinerary

Day 1Cancún

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Cancún/Mérida

Take a guided tour of Chichén Itzá and orientation walk around Mérida.

Day 3Mérida

Opt to visit ruins of Uxmal or visit three cenotes in the nearby town of Cuzamá. Hit the beach or soak in the history this city has to offer.

Day 4Mérida/Palenque

Travel to Palenque and spend two nights in a jungle lodge in the nearby national park.

Day 5Palenque

Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque. Opt to explore the surrounding jungle on a guided hike or go for a swim in the nearby river.

Day 6Palenque/San Cristóbal de Las Casas

Travel to San Cristóbal de Las Casas. En route, visit the Agua Azul and Misol-Ha waterfalls, then take an orientation walk on arrival.

Day 7San Cristóbal de Las Casas

Opt to visit nearby indigenous Mayan villages to see their unique day-to-day life or journey to beautiful Sumidero Canyon for a relaxing boat ride.

Day 8San Cristóbal de Las Casas/Panajachel

Journey from San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico to Panajachel, Guatemala. Opt to explore the town on arrival.

Day 9Panajachel(1L)

Take a boat tour around Lake Atitlán to local indigenous villages including a lunch at a Planeterra-supported Mayan community project. Opt to visit the Sololá Sunday market.

Day 10Panajachel/Antigua

Arrive in Antigua and head out for an orientation walk. Opt for a final night out in town.

Day 11Antigua

Enjoy the first of two free days exploring this charming colonial city.

Day 12Antigua

Spend a full day enjoying all Antigua has to offer. Opt for a city tour, take salsa dancing classes or relax with a massage.

Day 13Antigua/Rio Dulce

Travel to Rio Dulce and plan the next day's activities. Take a dip in the pool.

Day 14Rio Dulce

Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall, take a sunrise kayak trip to check out the local monkeys, hike to the Shaman Tower for some yoga, or visit the coastal town of Livingston.

Day 15Rio Dulce/Flores

Travel to Flores, located on Lake Petén Itzá, an excellent home base for exploring nearby Tikal.

Day 16Flores

Enjoy a guided tour of the nearby Mayan ruins of Tikal. In the afternoon, opt to relax on the lake or hang out at the cafés in town.

Day 17Flores/San Ignacio

Cross the border to Belize. Opt to visit the sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the Mountain Pine Ridge area or see the lesser-known Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.

Day 18San Ignacio

Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to check out nearby caves, some more Mayan sites or a local conservation project.

Day 19San Ignacio/Caye Caulker

Travel to Belize City to catch a ferry to Caye Caulker. Spend a few days enjoying this island paradise.

Days 20–21Caye Caulker

Spend time enjoying this island paradise. Opt to go on a sailing trip to snorkel with stingrays, nurse sharks and green turtles at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Choose to visit the famous Blue Hole on a diving trip or a fly-over.

Day 22Caye Caulker

Depart at any time.

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