Itinerary

Day 1 Cancun

Relax by the water or head to Zona Arqueologica El Rey to wander around the ruins and meet the sun loving iguanas.
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Day 2 Chichen Itza/Merida

Explore the incredible ruins and visit El Castillo, best known for its amazing carved snakes.
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Days 3-4 Palenque

Climb to the top of these ruins for endless views of the jungle, then rest in the nearby Misol-Ha and Agua Azul waterfalls.
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Days 5-6 San Cristobal de las Casas

Enjoy the Chiapas highlands and meet the local villagers who mix Catholicism with indigenous religions to create a fascinating hybrid. Visit the unique church in San Juan Chamula where pine needles carpet the floor.
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Days 7-8 Panajachel

Ringed by volcanoes and villages resting on the shores of beautiful Lago de Atitlan, Panajachel is a great base to explore the region. Visit a grassroots women’s cooperative to watch community development and support in action.
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Days 9-10 Chichicastenango/Antigua

Find a bargain at the colourful markets at Chichicastenango before stopping in Antigua, famous for its colonial architecture.
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Days 11-12 Flores/Tikal

Visit a family run coffee farm and learn what it takes to get your favourite espresso shot to your local café. Fly to Flores. Next day we continue on to Tikal, where the Mayan granite temples are like a gateway to an ancient past. For a supreme view out over the jungle canopy, why not take an energetic hike to the top of the ruins.
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Days 13-14 San Ignacio

Enjoy a morning walk through the Tikal National Park before crossing the border into Belize, where the rivers, waterfalls and ruins of San Ignacio await. Take a hand-cranked ferry across the river to reach the Mayan ceremonial site at Xunantunich, or take a day trip to the Mountain Pine Ridge area to take a dip in the warm swimming holes or explore the system of caves.
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Days 15-16 Caye Caulker

Wile away the hours on the idyllic coral island of Caye Caulker.
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Days 17-18 Playa del Carmen

Return to the Caribbean coast of Mexico, where the stretches of white sand and turquoise seas are the perfect enticement to relax, margarita in hand, as the sun goes down.
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