Yucatan Explorer Overview

Travel to Central America. Vibrant Mexico, Belize and Guatemala make the perfect getaway.

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      USD $1,820
      CAD $1,845
      AUD $1,895
      EUR €1,335
      GBP £1,145
      NZD $2,270
      ZAR R17,440
      CHF FR1,645
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

From Playa Del Carmen to Antigua, explore the wonders of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala

Close your eyes, take a deep breath and picture your idea of paradise... If white sandy beaches, aqua blue waters, steamy tropical temperatures and mojitos on ice sound like your idea of heaven, we have just the medicine for your holiday fever. From the gloriously sun-blessed beachside of Playa Del Carmen, through the ancient Mayan ruins dotted throughout Belize and onward to Antigua's colourful street scape, it is little wonder why so many think Central America is a little slice of Eden on earth.

  • Take in the tropical vibes of beachside Playa Del Carmen
  • Dive into one of the world's best marine environments in Caye Caulker
  • Go animal spotting at Belize Zoo
  • Explore the ancient Maya ceremonial centre of Xunantunich
  • Wander among the towering granite Maya temples of Tikal
  • Amble through the colourful markets of Antigua

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Finish:

    Antigua, Guatemala
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    8 breakfasts, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (8 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Minibus, Plane
  • Included activities:

    Antigua - Women's cooperative visit, Belize City - Belize Zoo, Caye Caulker - Snorkel trip (half day), Complimentary airport arrival transfer, Tikal - Tour of ruins and national park, Tulum - Ruins

  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip. 2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.

  • Total price from

    USD $1,820
    CAD $1,845
    AUD $1,895
    EUR €1,335
    GBP £1,145
    NZD $2,270
    ZAR R17,440
    CHF FR1,645
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $202
    CAD $205
    AUD $210
    EUR €148
    GBP £127
    NZD $252
    ZAR R1,937
    CHF FR182
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About Belize , Guatemala , Mexico

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Day 1 Playa del Carmen

Acclimatise to the Mexican way of life in beautiful Playa del Carmen and let the aqua water, white sand and Caribbean sunshine wash away the jetlag. Take a ferry to Cozumel for a dive, or stay on solid, sandy land with a margarita in hand.

Days 2-3 Caye Caulker

Venture to the island of Caye Caulker and partake in an exciting snorkeling trip. Jump into the ocean and swim with the fishes... and sharks, turtles and rays of the area. For enthusiastic divers, take an optional excursion to the incredible Blue Hole or stay on dry land to meet the island’s celebrated Cake Lady and Tamale Seller. Afterwards, savour the amazing variety of seafood – be sure to try buttered lobster and a mojito or two. The locals are right, this is a place to relax and unwind.

Days 4-5 San Ignacio

Observe hundreds of animal species in the famous Belize Zoo. See jaguars creep, margays pounce and boa constrictors slink about their vivarium, while walking through this unique animal sanctuary. Not only a fun place to explore, Belize Zoo also rescues wild animals, while their Tropical Education Centre teaches about the importance of the surrounding ecosystem and the creatures who call it home.

Day 6 Tikal

Towering above the jungle of Tikal National Park, the granite temples of Tikal are an awesome sight and one of the most magnificent Maya ruins. Explore a maze of smaller structures hidden in the jungle growth. If you’re feeling energetic, climb to the top of the ruins for spectacular views over the canopy. You may even spot toucans, macaws and other colourful birds.

Days 7-9 Antigua

After a dawn tour of the Tikal ruins, fly to Guatemala and head to Antigua. In the old colonial capital, walk along cobbled streets to find colourful markets, laze on the beautiful white beach and dance to indigenous marimba music. Visit a women's cooperative, which aims to assist community development, health, education, income generation and access to clean water for women in the area. See the ladies demonstrate their skills in traditional crafts, before enjoying some of their delicious cooking. At the end of this Mexico and Guatemala exploration, sit down at the beach, watch the sun set into the ocean and cheers a cerveza to a fabulous trip.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,820
      CAD $1,845
      AUD $1,895
      EUR €1,335
      GBP £1,145
      NZD $2,270
      ZAR R17,440
      CHF FR1,645
      *
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