Mayan Discovery

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Through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, this all-encompassing adventure is a heady mix of volcanic beauty, ancient Maya ruins, perfect Caribbean beaches and colourful colonial towns. Travelling from Mexico?s famous beacheside Cancun to the idyllic shores of Playa del Carmen, this journey is the perfect combination of cultural highs and active adventures. Discover the secrets of the ancient Maya and traverse incredible scenery on this fascinating journey through Central America.

Itinerary

Day 1 Cancun

Relax by the water or head to Zona Arqueologica El Rey to wander around the ruins and meet the sun-loving iguanas.

Day 2 Chichen Itza/Merida

Explore the incredible ruins and visit El Castillo, best known for its amazing carved snakes.

Days 3-4 Palenque

Climb to the top of these ruins for endless views of the jungle, then rest in the nearby Misol-Ha and Agua Azul waterfalls.

Days 5-6 San Cristobal de las Casas

Enjoy the Chiapas highlands and meet the local villagers who mix Catholicism with indigenous religions to create a fascinating hybrid. Visit the unique church in San Juan Chamula where pine needles carpet the floor.

Days 7-8 Panajachel

Ringed by volcanoes and villages and resting on the shores of beautiful Lago de Atitlan, Panajachel is a great base to explore the region.

Days 9-10 Chichicastenango/Antigua

Find a bargain at the colourful markets at Chichicastenango before stopping in Antigua, famous for its colonial architecture. Stop by a grassroots women's cooperative to watch community development and support in action.

Day 11 Flores/Tikal

Head to Flores then continue to Tikal, home to one of the most magnificent Mayan sites.

Days 12-13 San Ignacio

Rise before dawn for a guided tour of the magical ruins shrouded in morning mist. Cross the border into Belize and journey to San Ignacio, the ideal base for exploring nearby temples, waterfalls and caves.

Days 14-15 Playa del Carmen

Head back into Mexico to relax on the beaches of Playa del Carmen. Raise bottles of cerveza and toast the end of this epic Mayan adventure.

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