Classic: Mayan Encounter (CGME)

Countries Visited: Belize, Guatemala
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
    Meals Included: 1 dinner
    Accommodations: Hotels (11 nts).

    Highlights
    Listen to howler monkeys from the top of Temple IV at Tikal, revel in Caye Caulker sunsets, sway to reggae beats wafting through the Belizean air, wander the colonial streets of Antigua.

    Description
    Trek though jungles to Mayan ruins and relax on white-sand beaches. Get an authentic taste of Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico with an adventure that combines the mystery of ancient ruins with the crystalline waters of the Caribbean. Shop for treasures along colonial Antiguas cobblestone streets and get to know the locals from communities where life sometimes moves at a reggae pace. Explore the ruins of Tikal, snorkel with stingrays, lounge in gorgeous Caye Caulker, and finish up in bustling Playa del Carmen. With accommodation and transport arranged by a CEO, this trip offers the perfect way to discover this region's unique vibe.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2019
    Duration
    12 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1AntiguaDay 1 Antigua
    There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. We recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this charming city. Additional Notes: Please note that Antiguas nearest airport is Guatemala City, Guatemala. Dont get caught flying into the Caribbean island nation of Antigua- its nowhere near the start of this tour! Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Rio DulceDay 2 Antigua/Rio Dulce
    Travel to Rio Dulce and enjoy free time to explore. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.50 hours, 315km)
    Day 3FloresDay 3 Rio Dulce/Flores
    Travel to the Caribbean town of Livingston by scenic boat ride from Rio Dulce. Enjoy free time to check out the town before continuing on to Flores. Located on Lake PetEn ItzA, this is an excellent home base for exploring nearby Tikal. Included Activities: Scenic Boat Ride to Livingston Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50-4.00 hours, 210km)
    Day 4FloresDay 4 Flores
    Enjoy a guided tour of the nearby Mayan ruins of Tikal. In the afternoon, opt to relax on the lake or hang out at a cafE in town. Included Activities: Tikal Ruins Guided Tour Transport: Enjoy the ride out to Tikal and return the same way in the afternoon (1-1.5 hrs one way). Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 64km)
    Day 5San IgnacioDay 5 Flores/San Ignacio
    Cross the border into Belize. The relaxed atmosphere of San Ignacio allows for options including horseback riding, canoeing, caving, or exploring the Mountain Pine Ridge area. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Guatemala - Belize) Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 95km) Private Vehicle (0.50-0.75 hours, 13km)
    Day 6San IgnacioDay 6 San Ignacio
    Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to check out nearby caves, some more Mayan sites or a local conservation project.
    Day 7Caye CaulkerDay 7 San Ignacio/Caye Caulker
    Caye Caulker is a relaxed and easy going island with friendly and welcoming local residents. There are dozens of activities around the island and surrounding coral reefs. Try your hand at fishing and barbecue your catch on the beach. Included Activities: Belize Bike with Purpose Tour Transport: Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 123km) Water taxi (0.75-1.00 hours, 39km)
    Day 8Caye CaulkerDay 8 Caye Caulker
    If the boats arent your thing, just relax, Belizean-style.
    Day 9Caye CaulkerDay 9 Caye Caulker
    If the boats arent your thing, just relax, Belizean-style.
    Day 10Playa Del CarmenDay 10 Caye Caulker/Playa del Carmen
    With plenty of options nearby, Playa is an excellent hub for exploring. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Belize - Mexico) Transport: Speedboat Private Vehicle (4.00-4.50 hours, 320km)
    Day 11Playa Del CarmenDay 11 Playa del Carmen (1D)
    Enjoy a free day to explore the Mayan ruins of TulUm, visit one of the many cenotes, or go diving off Cozumel. Enjoy dinner at a G Adventures-supported community restaurant with a youth-focused art program. Included Activities: El Hongo Mexican Community Restaurant & Youth Art Program
    Day 12Playa Del CarmenDay 12 Playa del Carmen
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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    • Classic: Mayan Encounter (CGME)

      Countries Visited: Belize, GuatemalaTrip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.

     
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