Mayan World Guatemala & Mexico

11 Days - from AUD$3572 / per person in double share

Countries visited : Guatemala, Mexico

TOTAL DAYS : 11 Days

STARTS IN : Guatemala City

ENDS IN : Cancun, Mexico

Highlights : Antigua Guatemala , Boat Trip to Santiago Atitlan , Border Crossing Guatemala-mexico , Chichen Itza Pyramids , Cancun , Chichicastenango Market , Lake Atitlan , Palenque Ruins , Riviera Maya , Tikal Mayan Ruins , Uxmal Ruins , Yaxchilan Ruins

TRANSPORT : Air-conditioned vehicle , Airplane , Boat

Join us on this exciting journey through the Mayan World. The Maya civilization boasted hundreds of cities across a vast swath of Central America.

Now archeological sites, these once-flourishing cities extended from Chichén Itzá in the northern Yucatán to Copán, about 400 miles to the south in modern-day Honduras.

Each bore ceremonial centers where theocratic rulers practiced a complex religion based on a host of gods, a unique calendar, and ceremonies that featured a ball game and human sacrifice.

The ancient Maya also mastered astronomy, mathematics, art and architecture, and a glyph system of writing on stone, ceramics, and paper.

Itinerary Overview:

Day 1. (Wed) Arrive Guatemala City.
Day 2. (Thu) Guatemala-Chichicastenango-Panajachel.
Day 3. (Fri) Panajachel-Antigua
Day 4. (Sat) Antigua-Guatemala-Flores
Day 5.(Sun) Flores-Tikal
Day 7 (Tue) Palenque – Campeche
Day 8 (Wed) Campeche – Uxmal – Merida
Day 9 (Thu) Merida – Chichen Itza – Cancun
Day 10 (Fri) Cancun
Day 11 (Sat) Depart Cancun

Hotels Used or Similar:

City Hotel Name or Similar Category
Guatemala City Vista Real/ Camino Real
Panajachel Hotel Atitlan/ Porta del Lago
Antigua Casa Santo Domingo/Porta del Lago
Flores Camino Real/ Peten Esplendido
Palenque Ciudad Real/Villa Mercedes/Hotel Mision
Campeche Plaza Campeche/ Hotel del Mar
Merida El Castellano/ El Conquistador/Gran Real Yucatan
Cancun Hotel Flamingo/ BeachScape/Holiday Inn Arenas

 

Day 1. (Wed) Arrive Guatemala City.
Arrival to the airport of Guatemala. Assistance and transfer to the hotel. Lodging.
Day 2. (Thu) Guatemala-Chichicastenango-Panajachel.
Early departure towards quiché maya visiting markets, Temple of St Thomas. Free time for shopping, then continue on towards Panajachel, located at the shores of Lake Atitlán. Lodging. (B)
Day 3. (Fri) Panajachel-Antigua
Boat trip to visit Santiago Atitlán, community of the ethnic group Zutuhil. Will return and continue on to the beautiful colonial city of Antigua, one of the most precious architectural jewels of America. Lodging. (B)
Day 4. (Sat) Antigua-Guatemala-Flores
Morning City tour of Antigua, you will visit some of the cities most important world heritage sites. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport of Guatemala City to fly over to the city of Flores, located in the Petén region. Lodging. (B)
Day 5.(Sun) Flores-Tikal
Excursion to archaeological site of Tikal, one of the most important in the Mayan World. Lunch. Return to Flores. Lodging. (B,L)
Day 6. (Mon) Flores-Yaxchilán-Palenque.
Transfer to the River Usumacinta, where we will navigate to the borderline of Guatemala and Mexico, Bethel / Corozal, towards the archaeological site of Yaxchilán, spectacular for its jungle atmosphere. Continue on to Escudo Jaguar. Lunch. Proceed to continue on to Palenque. Dinner. Lodging. (B,L,D)
Day 7 (Tue)  Palenque – Campeche 
Visit Palenque, surrounded by jungle. Inside the Pyramid of the Inscriptions, King Pakal´s sarcophagus and its fascinating carved gravestone were found. We will view the Sun temple, the Cross temple & the Palace. Lunch on your own. Continue on to the beautiful walled city of Campeche. Dinner. Lodging. (B,D)
Day 8 (Wed) Campeche – Uxmal – Merida 
Departure to Uxmal. We will visit: the Guesser Pyramid, the Nunnery Quadrangle, Governor’s Palace, the Ballgame Court. Lunch and arrival to Mérida, “the White City”, to enjoy a panoramic view: Montejo Avenue, the monument to Motherland, the Main Square, the Cathedral, and Government Palaces. Lodging. (B,L)
Day 9 (Thu)   Merida – Chichen Itza – Cancun
Departure to Chichén Itzá, Visit the pyramid known as “the Castle” or Kukulcán temple, the Ballgame Court, the Skull temple, Jaguar’s temple, the Observatory, the One Thousand Columns Square, the Sacred Well. Ahead to beautiful well IK-IL, where we will be able to swim. Lunch. Continuation to Cancun. Lodging. (B,L)
Day 10 (Fri) Cancun
Free day to enjoy the wonderful talcum powdered turquoise beaches or take an optional tour as Isla Mujeres, Xcaret, Tulum/Xel-Há or Cozumel. Lodging. (B)
Day 11 (Sat) Depart Cancun 
Breakfast. At convenient time, transfer to the airport. Flight ticket not included. (B)

PRICES

3Jan to 26Apr 2014

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Guatemala City T.Superior AUD$5153 AUD$3809 AUD$3622

27Apr to 15Dec 2014

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Guatemala City T.Superior AUD$4911 AUD$3697 AUD$3538

Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events. All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.

Included:

  • Meals as per program (10 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners)
  • Accommodation in selected hotels
  • Sightseeing as per program with
  • English speaking local guides
  • Domestic flight ticket Guatemala City-Flores, included.
  • All transfers with assistance
  • Local representative assistance
  • Hotel taxes

Not included:

  • Local airport taxes
  • Expenses of personal nature such as: laundry, tips, gratuities, telephone calls,
  • Meals not included and optional tours.

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