General

This is a fast-paced all inclusive comfort tour of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize travelling a full circle. This 17 day adventurous excursion is perfectly balanced with a consistent harmony between beach time and visit to Mayan Ruins while living it up with nice hotels, private transports and national flights in Guatemala. We have filled it with included activities like snorkelling with nurse sharks and sting rays, caving the Mayan sacrificial caves, climbing a volcano and guided visits to various Mayan Ruins. Click on the “Includes” tab to see for yourself.

17 Day Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Tour

Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • Playa del Carmen, Mexico – 1 night
  • Merida, Mexico – 2 nights
  • Palenque, Mexico – 1 night *
  • San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico – 2 night
  • Panajachel, Guatemala – 1 night
  • Antigua, Guatemala – 2 nights
  • Flores, Guatemala – 1 night
  • San Ignacio, Belize – 1 night
  • Caye Caulker, Belize – 3 nights
  • Tulum, Mexico – 1 night
  • Playa del Carmen, Mexico – 1 night

Includes

Tour includes**:

  • English, French, Italian or German speaking Tour Leader (Spanish goes without saying – upon request and depends on availability)
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Maximum 12 people per group
  • 16 continental breakfasts
  • All public and private transports between cities
  • 16 nights, 3 & 4 star lodging
  • Buffet lunch in Ik Kil
  • Orientation walk in Merida, San Cristobal de las Casas, Antigua & Caye Caulker
  • Entrance, Transport & Guided tour of Ruins of Chichen Itza, Palenque & Tikal
  • Entrance & Transport of Ruins of Tulum
  • Airplane flight between Antigua and Flores on day 10
  • Entrance, Transport & Guided tour of coffee plantation
  • Entrance, Transport & Guided tour of Mayan Villages
  • Transport and entrance to the Mizol Ha and Agua Azul waterfalls*
  • Entrance, transport and Boat to Sumidero
  • Boat tour of lake Atitlan to San Juan La Laguna
  • Transport to Chichicastenango market
  • Transport, entrance and guide to Pacaya Volcano
  • Transport, entrance and guide to the Actun Tunichil Muknal (A.T.M.) Caves of Belize
  • Whole day snorkelling tour of Hole Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley in Caye Caulker
  • All food and drinks on the sailing tour in Caye Caulker

Tour does NOT include:

  • Flights to and from Mexico
  • Arrival and departure airport taxes & border fees
  • Meals / drinks not mentioned
  • Other optional tours and activities
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Private single supplement room (optional)

(*) At times the road to Palenque is closed for geopolitical reasons and the tour needs to take an alternative route. In such cases certain activities would not be available.
(**) These activities are included not obligatory.

Tour Details

TOUR DETAILS:

This Mexico, Guatemala & Belize tour is designed for travellers who are looking for a perfect balance between beach time, cultural explorations and adventurous activities.

  • Day 1: Playa del Carmen, Mexico – Welcome to Mexico. Arrive at any time. Cancun Airport pick up. On the first day you get some time to catch up on your jet lag if needed. Playa (as it is called) is a beautiful resort style beach front city and offers many activities. Group meeting in the evening.
  • Day 2 & 3: Merida – We will take a private transport towards Merida stopping to have an included buffet lunch at the Cenotes (sink hole) Ik Kil then to visit the ruins of Chichen Itza. We will arrive into the White City of Mexico around 7pm. Next day is a free day in the beautiful White City of Mexico.
  • Day 4: Palenque – First class very comfortable ADO bus towards the jungles of the state of Chiapas.
  • Days 5 & 6: San Cristobal de las Casas – On day 4 we take a private transport to the highlands of the state of Chiapas visiting the ruins of Palenque and the two waterfalls Misol Ha & Agua Azul on the way. We will get to San Cristobal around 6pm. The next day we head out to the Sumidero Canyon and to the Mayan villages of Chomula and/or Zinacantan.
  • Days 7: Panajachel – Today is a long travel day with border crossing into Guatemala. Leaving around 7am, we will get into Panajachel around 6pm.
  • Days 8 & 9: Antigua – In the morning we take a boat on the magical lake Atitlan to San Juan la Laguna and visit some of the weaver communities around the lake. In the afternoon we head out to Antigua stopping by Chichicastenango market for a couple of hours. Next day we head out to climb the active Pacaya volcano.
  • Day 10: Flores – In the morning we head out to visit an Organic Coffee Farm around the city of Antigua. Our 45 minutes flights towards the Peten Itza lake and the island of Flores are arrange for the early evening.
  • Day 11: San Ignacio – We leave Flores in the morning to visit the ruins of Tikal before heading towards the border of Belize. We should be getting to San Igncaio around 4pm.
  • Day 12, 13 & 14: Caye Caulker – This morning we are going to the caves of Actun Tunichil Muknal to see these amazing Mayan Sacrificial Caves. We will get dropped off by private transport in Belize City to take our one hour boat ride to the island of Caye Caulker, arriving around 6pm.
    The next day we head out for the whole day on a sailboat to visit the famous Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley of Belize. All lunches and drinks on the boat are included. Day 14 is a free day to just chill on this beautiful Island.
  • Day 15: Tulum – We take the boat early from the island to cross the border into Mexico from where we get back on those comfy ADO buses towards Tulum. We should be arriving around 5pm.
  • Day 16: Playa del Carmen – The next day we head out to visit the ruins of Tulum in the morning before travelling an hour north to Playa and relax on the white sand beaches of the Mayan Riviera in the afternoon.
  • Day 17: Today is departure day. Leave at any time with your private shuttle to Cancun Airport. Adiós Amigos!

Dates & Price

US$ 2,797.00 per person

This tour runs on July 9, August 6, September 10, October 22, and November 19, 2016.
Please check Dates & Booking tab on the left for more information.

Activities

Buffet lunch in Ik Kil, Ruins of Chichen Itza, Palenque, Tulum & Tikal, flight to Flores, tour of coffee plantation & Mayan Villages, Boat tour of Sumidero Canyon & Lake Atitlan, Chichicastenango market, Pacaya Volcano, Actun Tunichil Muknal (A.T.M.) Caves, Whole day snorkel tour, Orientation walks in Merida, San Cristobal de las Casas, Antigua & Caye Caulker

Available departures

This tour needs a minimum of 3 people to run on July 9, August 6, September 10, October 22, and November 19, 2016.
Please choose a tour date from the calendar below.

US$ 2,797.00 per person

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Belize

Belize

Belize is a nation-state on the eastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in Central America whose official language is English, though Belizean Creole (Kriol) and Spanish are also commonly spoken. Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, on the south and west by Guatemala, and on the east by the Caribbean Sea. Its mainland is about 290 km (180 mi) long and 110 km (68 mi) wide.

With 22,800 square kilometres (8,800 sq mi) of land and as of 2014 a population of 340,844, Belize has the lowest population density in Central America. The country’s population growth rate of 1.97% per year (2013) is the second highest in the region and one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere.

Belize’s abundance of terrestrial and marine species and its diversity of ecosystems give it a key place in the globally significant Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.

Belize has a diverse society, composed of many cultures and languages that reflect its rich history. Originally part of the British Empire, it shares a common colonial history with other Anglophone Caribbean countries. From 1862 to 1973 the area went by the name of British Honduras. It became an independent Commonwealth realm in 1981, retaining Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.

Belize is considered a Central American and Caribbean nation with strong ties to both the Latin American and Caribbean region. It is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the Central American Integration System (SICA), the only country to hold full membership in all three regional organisations.

Belize is known for its September Celebrations, and is the birthplace of chewing gum and punta music.

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Guatemala

Guatemala

Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast. It spans an area of 108,890 km2 (42,043 sqmi) and has an estimated population of 15,806,675, making it the most populous state in Central America. A representative democracy, its capital and largest city is Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City.

What is today Guatemala was for centuries part of the Mayan civilization that extended across Mesoamerica. Most of the country was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century, becoming part of the colony of New Spain (present-day Mexico). Guatemala attained its independence in 1821 as part of the Federal Republic of Central America, which dissolved in 1841.

From the mid to late 19th century, Guatemala endured the chronic instability and civil strife that was endemic to the region. Early in the 20th century, it was ruled by a series of dictators, who had the support of the United Fruit Company and the United States government. In 1944, one such authoritarian leader, Jorge Ubico, was overthrown by a pro-democratic military coup, initiating the ten-year Guatemalan Revolution that led to sweeping social and economic reforms. The revolution was ended by a U.S.-engineered military coup in 1954.

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Mexico

Mexico

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost two million square kilometres (over 760,000 sq mi), Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent nation in the world. With an estimated population of over 113 million, it is the eleventh most populous and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world and the second most populous country in Latin America. Mexico is a federation comprising thirty-one states and a Federal District, its capital and largest city.

Mexico has one of the world’s largest economies, it is the tenth largest oil producer in the world, the largest silver producer in the world and is considered both a regional power and middle power. In addition, Mexico was the first Latin American member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD (since 1994), and considered an upper-middle income country by the World Bank. Mexico is considered a newly industrialized country and an emerging power. It has the fifteenth largest nominal GDP and the tenth largest GDP by purchasing power parity. The economy is strongly linked to those of its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, especially the United States. Mexico ranks sixth in the world and first in the Americas by number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites with 32, and in 2010 was the tenth most visited country in the world with 22.5 million international arrivals per year. According to Goldman Sachs, by 2050 Mexico is expected to become the world’s fifth largest economy. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) estimated in January 2013 that by 2050 Mexico could be the world’s seventh largest economy. Mexico has membership in prominent institutions such as the UN, the WTO, the G20 and the Uniting for Consensus.

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