Explore Mexico & Guatemala

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Travel from the beach delights of Cancun, through the Central American highland to the cobblestone streets of colonial Antigua on this adventure from Mexico to Guatemala. Clamber over ancient ruins, explore the pristine shores of the Mexican coastline, discover the laidback charm of the highlands in San Cristobal de las Casas, stare over the expanse of the impressive Lake Atitlan, and make friends with the locals on a homestay in Guatemala. From the bustling shores of the Yucatan Peninsula to the volcano studded shores of Antigua - this trip really has it all.

Itinerary

Day 1 Cancun

A haven for sun-worshippers and spring-breakers, Cancun is a party city that buzzes with excitement and decadence. Laze on powdery, white beaches, swim in the warm waters or hit the bars for fresh margaritas.

Day 2 Chichen Itza/Merida

Visit the Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza. A fusion of religion, architecture and science, it is one of the best examples of Mayan architecture and the highlight is El Castillo (Great Castle), a 91-stepped pyramid known for its amazing carved snakes. After a tour, travel to the Yucatan capital, Merida.

Days 3-4 Palenque

Admire temple walls sculpted with images of gods, rulers and ceremonies on a stroll around these ruins. Later, perhaps opt to cool off at the Agua Azul and Misol-Ha waterfalls.

Days 5-6 San Cristobal de las Casas

Enjoy the cooler climate at San Cristobal de las Casas, a city rich with local culture. Take an optional day trip to San Juan Chamula.

Day 7 Panajachel

Cross the border into Guatemala to reach the lakeside town of Panajachel. Surrounded by volcanoes and villages, the view from the shores of Lago de Atitlan is spectacular. Enjoy Pana's range of optional outdoor activities, from hiking and mountain biking to kayaking and paragliding.

Day 8 San Jorge La Laguna

Make local friends, practise Spanish and share a meal on a homestay in San Jorge.

Days 9-10 Chichicastenango/Antigua

Stop by the highland market at Chichicastenango to pick up last minute souvenirs before travelling to colourful Antigua. Why not stick around to stroll the cobblestone streets of this beautiful city?

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