Itinerary

Day 1 Cancun

Laze on powdery white beaches, swim in the warm waters or simply relax at a bar with a margarita and enjoy the luxury Cancun has to offer. Enjoy a brief guided walk through this busy resort town.
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Day 2 Chichen Itza/Merida

Visit Chichen Itza's ancient city and marvel at the splendour of the Chichen ruins - one of the best examples of Mayan architecture. Spend the night in the colonial splendour of Merida, the gem of the Yucatan Peninsula.
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Days 3-4 Palenque

Stroll around Mexico's jungle-tangled Palenque ruins and admire temple walls sculpted with images of gods, rulers and ceremonies. After the ruins, you have the option of visiting the waterfall of Misol-Ha and the natural pools of Agua Azul.
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Days 5-6 San Cristobal de las Casas

Head to the cooler climes of San Cristobal de las Casas, a city rich in local culture and tasty cuisine. Take an optional day trip to San Juan Chamula.
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Day 7 Panajachel

Cross the border into Guatemala to the lakeside town of Panajachel. Take an optional cruise on beautiful Lake Atitlan.
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Day 8 San Jorge La Laguna

Experience the local way of life at a homestay. Practise Spanish and enjoy a home-cooked meal with a friendly host family.
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Days 9-11 Chichicastenango/Antigua

Visit the famous market in Chichicastenango and bargain for some of Guatemala's best handicrafts. Travel to Antigua, a colonial city flanked by smouldering volcanoes.
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Days 12-13 Flores/Tikal

Travel by bus to Flores and unwind in a town where canoes are still a mode of transport. Take a dip in Lago Peten Itza then be awestruck by Tikal's ruins towering above the jungle. Climb to the top of a temple at Tikal to spy scarlet macaws darting through the forest canopy.
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Days 14-15 San Ignacio

Get off the beaten track with a journey into stunning Belize. Surrounded by fast-flowing rivers and forested hills, this is a great base to see the San Ignacio ruins.
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Days 16-18 Caye Caulker

Kick back on a white sand beach off the coast of Belize or take an optional Belize diving adventure in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve - see coral, tropical fish, sharks and manta rays.
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Day 19 Tulum

Travel into Mexico and laze on the sands or watch the sun set over the sea from the Mayan ruins of Tulum. This idyllic site perched on a cliff overlooking the beach affords staggering views over the Mexican coastline.
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Days 20-22 Playa del Carmen

This beach town offers a final chance to go souvenir shopping, have some fun in the sun or enjoy the easygoing Mexican nightlife.
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