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Caribbean Encounter (From Mar 2018)

Experience the best of both! With a 50/50 split of beaches and forests, you’ll be ticking all the boxes across 3 amazing countries. Spend a week snorkeling, ziplining, sightseeing & making the most of the time you have.

Latin America
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: CAAND/199235
  • Starts: Cancun, Mexico
  • Finishes: Antigua, Antigua And Barbuda
You will Visit
  • Cancun
  • Playa del Carmen
  • Caye Caulker
  • Tikal
  • Antigua

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Cancun

Welcome to Puerto Vallarta, one of Mexico's most popular beach destinations. Today, meet up with your group & get ready for a day of exploring the golden sands or famous seaside malecon (promenade) lined with bars, restaurants & shops.

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Day 2: Cancun

Make this city your playground & start out with a day fee to explore. From snorkelling the clear blue waters to sitting back with a beer. You can shop, catch some rays & people watch.

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Day 3: Cancun & Playa del Carmen

Get ready for your next adventure this morning as we're heading to the beautiful shores of Playa del Carmen. You won't help but fall head over heels for this sun-kissed seashore town. A bit of retail therapy never hurt anyone, so how about a stroll down La Isla shopping centre to spend some pesos? For the food addicts amongst you, a plethora of seaside bars and restaurants are here to blow your mind with their delicious cocktails and local recipes.

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Day 4: Playa del Carmen

Can't get enough of Playa del Carmen? We thought so! So how about adding something extra to your Mexican extravaganza by taking a day trip to Cozumel island, to experience the Caribbean in all its tropical glory? Snorkelling is also on the menu for those who want to see the world from an 'underwater' angle.

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Day 5: Playa del Carmen to Caye Caulker

Mexico, you've stolen a slice of our hearts forever but with Belize & the Caribbean Island of Caye Caulker on the horizon, we're not feeling too sad... Urr, hello heaven. Rub your eyes, blink and blink again - yes this pinch yourself tropical paradise truly is real, and you're in it! This evening is all about enjoying the last dregs of sunshine, sampling fresh seafood and getting down to some reggae rhythms...

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Day 6: Caye Caulker

The day is all yours! Fuel up at breakfast, then you get to make the most of our ME Time optionals, like swimming with sharks at Belize’s World Heritage Barrier Reef, Kayaking the mangroves or lazing on “The Split” (a break in the island), where sipping and sunbathing is the scene! Enjoy included snacks, drinks and music during for our last night on the island.

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Day 7: Caye Caulker to Tikal

Next up, Guatemala's El Petén ragion via Belize City! On arrival at our awesome Jungle Lodge there's the option to fly through the rainforest canopy on ziplines.. why not! Explore the local ruins then drift off to sleep to the sounds of the forest.

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Day 8: Tikal to Antigua

Rise early today to watch daybreak unfold from the top of the Mayan ruin Templo IV. We will take a guided tour of the area before a trip to the island of Flores, where we'll have lunch and time for shopping before flying this afternoon to Guatemala's capital city and then on to beautiful Antigua.

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Day 9: Antigua

From the relaxed Flores to Guatemala’s bustling capital city! Today we’ll skip the queues and make a beeline for the unique beauty and relaxed vibe of World Heritage Antigua. You’ll be shown many of the historic and beautiful facets of town, among rooftop flowerbeds and horse drawn carriages bouncing over cobblestones.

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Day 10: Depart Antigua

Today we bid farewell to Antigua and to our new contiki family. But it doesn't have to be the end. Reunion next year in Europe?

Inclusions:
      Accommodation
    • 9 nights accommodation: 8 nights in twin-share hotels, 1 night Contiki Special Stay experience
      Staff
    • An experienced & professional Trip Manager plus local guides in some destinations
      Food
    • 12 meals: 9B, 3D
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Tour Highlights:
  • Stay in Tikal National Park
  • Locally guided tour of Tikal National Park