Mayan Explorer

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  • 2012-01-01 - 2014-01-27

Explore the Mayan ruins of Central America on a tour through Guatemala, Belize and Mexico

With ancient history, jungle escapes, mysterious ruins and beachside bliss, Central America is the perfect backdrop for an adventure that reads like an Indiana Jones story. Travelling through Guatemala, Mexico and Belize, the pursuits are bound to exhilarate. Dive coral reefs, navigate cave systems and blitz through waterfalls. Discover the imprints of Mayan civilisations and be transported back to a time forgotten. At the end of it all, glance across turquoise seas beyond the Caribbean horizon as you relax on sandy shores, and are blissfully transformed into a true Mayan Explorer.

  • Look for toucans and macaws in the lush canopy around Tikal
  • Learn about the Spanish-colonial past of Antigua
  • Kick-back beside the warm Caribbean waters in Playa del Carmen
  • Explore Belize’s impressive Mayan ruins in San Ignacio

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Day 1 Antigua

Declared a World Heritage site due to its well-preserved buildings, Antigua is a bewitching city sheltered between three volcanoes with wonderful food and atmospheric streets.

Days 2-3 Flores/Tikal

Located on an island in Lake Peten Itza, Flores is a wonderful place to explore with its red roofs, historical buildings and cobblestone streets. Once a powerful Mayan city, Tikal was abandoned in the 10th century and sank into the surrounding jungle. It's now alive with jungle wildlife and awe-inspired visitors.

Days 4-5 San Ignacio

A friendly place with a multicultural feel, San Ignacio is a wonderful base to explore the gorgeous countryside that surrounds the town.

Days 6-7 Caye Caulker

A small island with no cars, white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, Caye Caulker is an idyllic place to while away some time and soak up the very relaxed vibe.

Days 8-9 Playa del Carmen

With azure waters, powdery beaches and a European feel, Playa del Carmen is a resort city close to Cancun but without the party atmosphere.