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Mayan Quest Overview
- 2012-01-01 - 2014-01-18
Uncover the rich Mayan history of Mexico and Guatemala
Through Mexico and Guatemala, this all-encompassing adventure is a heady mix of volcanic beauty, ancient Mayan ruins, and colourful colonial towns. Travelling from Mexico’s famous beachside playground of Cancun and on to the colonial town of Antigua, this journey is the perfect combination of cultural highs and active adventures. Discover the secrets of the ancient Mayans and traverse incredible scenery on this fascinating journey through Central America.
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Once an unknown fishing village, Cancun is now a heaving tourist centre with plenty of bars, restaurants, resorts and nightclubs to contrast the beautiful white-sand beaches.
Chichen Itza was once a city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilisation; its ruins are wonderfully preserved and this captivating site provides a wealth of things to see. Founded in 1542, Merida still retains much of its old-world charm with a well-preserved Old Town, wonderful museums and city streets alive with art and culture.
Built around 100BC, the incredible ruins of Palenque were virtually swallowed by the jungle until their excavation, where some of the finest examples of Maya architecture were discovered.
With winding cobblestone streets and colonial Spanish architecture, San Cristobal de las Casas maintains a lovely old-world feel mixed with strong indigenous roots.
Panajachel, located on beautiful Lake Atitlan with distant volcanoes looming in the background, has a thriving market, good eateries and many water-based activities to enjoy.
Affectionately known as 'Chichi', Chichicastenango is a vibrant and colourful town famous for its wonderful market held on Thursdays and Sundays. 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.
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