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Mayan Sun Southbound: Boat Rides & Ruins

Mayan Sun Southbound: Boat Rides & Ruins
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16 Days

Highlights

Relax on white-sand beaches, bask in Caye Caulker sunsets and reggae music, experience a local homestay, explore gorgeous colonial Antigua and its colourful markets.

What's included

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Find your paradise somewhere between the blazing Mexican sun and the cool Guatemalan highlands on this 16-day odyssey. Wander Antigua’s cobblestone streets and its local markets before experiencing the diverse beauty of Lake Atitlán and its Indigenous villages. Geared to the adventurer wanting to capture some of Central America's finest highlights, this trip will ensure that you really pack some punch into those postcards home.
Mayan Sun Southbound: Boat Rides & Ruins
Starts
Playa del Carmen
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16 Days
Ends
Antigua Guatemala

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time. Head out tonight with your fellow travellers to 12th Street, where there’s tons of bars and clubs to choose from. Say cheers to new adventures with new friends!
  • Enjoy free time to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm or Cozumel. Or just play in the waves and enjoy the beach.
  • Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
  • Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
  • Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
  • Travel by boat and bus from Caye Caulker to San Ignacio. Enjoy an included pottery demonstration and local lunch at a G Adventures-supported women's pottery cooperative.
    Meals: LUNCH
  • Opt to visit the sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal or check out the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.
  • Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of the ruins of Tikal.
  • Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.
  • Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.
  • Enjoy an orientation walk of Antigua's cobblestone streets, then opt to take a salsa lesson and practice new moves out at night.
  • Enjoy a free day in Antigua. Opt to relax with a massage, climb a volcano, soak up the culture in one of the city's many cafés, or explore the nearby hills and towns by bike.
  • Travel to beautiful Lake Atitlán and enjoy the views.
  • Embark on a boat ride across the lake before participating in a G Adventures-supported homestay with a local family. This area is known for stunning scenery and great shopping for Mayan handicrafts. Opt to bargain for colourful textiles and paintings at the lake's markets.
    Meals: DINNER
  • Return to Antigua, and enjoy a Big Night Out with the group.
  • Depart at any time.