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Mexico City to Antigua Overview
- 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Discover Mexico, Belize and Guatemala on this tour from Mexico City to Antigua
Speckled with volcanoes, ancient ruins, Caribbean islands, lush forests, diverse flora and fauna, and fascinating, friendly locals – this Mexico City to Antigua trip captures the essence of Central America in one 28-day sojourn. Launching from Mexico City, weave your way through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala and discover the highlights of these countries while driving, hiking, camping and staying in local hotels and on homestays. Compare the provocative Mayan ruins of Oaxaca, Palenque, Chichen Itza and Tikal; spend time basking in the inviting waters of Misol-Ha, Tulum and Caye Caulker; encounter markets blooming with colour in Chichicastenango and Merida; and soak up the vibrancy and richness of the small towns and colonial cities of these three inspiring countries. Prepare to be absolutely and unreservedly blown away.
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Spend time exploring the sights and sounds of intriguing Mexico City. Perhaps check out the pyramids of Teotihuacan or get out among the city’s vibrant nightlife.
Enjoy staying at a traditional posada. Take a look around the resplendent colonial city of Oaxaca before taking a guided tour around the Zapotec Ruins.
Stay in a family run hotel and enjoy a boat trip down the Sumidero Canyon during a stay in the lovely San Cristobel de las Casas.
Pay a visit to the Mayan ruins of Yaxchilan before hopping aboard a boat to see the impressive murals of Bonampak.
Encounter the waterfalls of Agua Azul and Misol-Ha en route to Palenque, where the sight of this incredible, ruined city rising from the jungle is truly something to behold.
As the state capital of Yucatan, Merida boasts thriving markets and a bustling nightlife.
A short drive to Chichen Itza reveals one of the most spectacular Mayan sites in Central America, where the daily light and sound show is sure to impress.
Reach the Caribbean Coast for some blissful camping on a remote beach near Xpu Ha. Then, venture to the alluring clifftop ruins of Maya-Toltec.
Wave goodbye to Mexico as a boat trip moves on to Caye Caulker in Belize. Relaxing to the max is compulsory on this idyllic Caribbean island.
Head to the Belize mainland, where there’s time to have a nosey around Belize City before moving on to San Ignacio – a beautiful town with lots of outdoor activities to enjoy or a place to simply relax.
Drive across to Guatemala and be dumbstruck by the Mayan ruins of Tikal, with its temples hiding among the tropical jungle.
Get to know what local life is like in Guatemala while spending time on a working farm in Poptun.
Soak up the unique Caribbean feel of the town and enjoy a splash in the local hot pools.
Jump aboard another boat and travel along the Rio Dulce to arrive in San Andres Itzapa where we spend the night at a community project assisting victims of domestic violence.
Soak up the atmosphere of Panajachel, which is situated on the shores of the beautiful Lake Atitlan. Perhaps embark on an optional boat trip around the lake that takes in the surrounding villages. The following day, visit Chichicastenango and its fantastic, multi-coloured market.
Appreciate the last couple of days in Central America by delving into the charms and wonder of Antigua.
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