Mayan ruins peeking out from verdant jungle, street vendors hawking their wares on colonial streets, pristine white-sand beaches sparkling under the Caribbean sun—now this is the real Yucatán. On this unique 15-day journey, you’ll tour the ruins at Chichén Itzá and Palenque, and head deep into the jungle of Guatemala to experience the ruins of Tikal. You're free to choose your own adventure! So escape the resort packages and witness all the incredible wilderness, wildlife and Mayan culture—past and present—that you can imagine.
- Chichén Itzá guided tour
- Mérida orientation walk
- Palenque guided tour
- Tikal guided tour
- Caye Caulker Stay
- Beach time in Playa del Carmen
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- 1 breakfast, 1 dinner (Allow USD300-500 for meals not included.)
- Public bus, private van, boat, taxi, walking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
- Simple hotels (14 nts).
Travel to Mérida, stopping en route for a guided tour of Chichén Itzá. Enjoy an orientation walk of Mérida.
Opt to visit ruins of Uxmal or three cenotes (underground pools) in the nearby town of Cuzamá.
Travel day to Palenque in the lush dense jungle of Chiapas.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque. Opt to visit Agua Azul or Misol-Ha waterfalls or explore the jungle on a hike.
Travel day from Palenque to Lacanjá through the jungle of Chiapas.
Day 7Lacanjá/San José
Journey through the jungle via van, boat and bus to San José, Petén. Explore Lake Petén Itzá, and the island of Flores.
Day 8San José(1D)
Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of Tikal archaeological site. Relax on Lake Petén Itzá with a boat cruise or a swim.
Day 9San José/San Ignacio(1B)
Travel from San José to San Ignacio, Belize. Make a plan to explore the area.
Day 10San Ignacio
Enjoy free time to visit the sacred Mayan cave, Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the Mountain Pine Ridge area or see the lesser-known Mayan ruins of Xunantunich or Caracol.
Day 11San Ignacio/Caye Caulker
Travel to Caye Caulker and enjoy the tropical paradise. Rent a bike and organize activities for the next day.
Day 12Caye Caulker
Spend the day exploring Caye Caulker and the marine life in the area.
Day 13Caye Caulker/Playa del Carmen
Full travel day to reach Playa del Carmen, the last stop of the adventure.
Day 14Playa del Carmen
Enjoy a free to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm, visit one of the many cenotes or the diving mecca of Cozumel.
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