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Yucatan Explorer Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
From Playa Del Carmen to Antigua, explore the wonders of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala
Close your eyes, take a deep breath and picture your idea of paradise... If white sandy beaches, aqua blue waters, steamy tropical temperatures and mojitos on ice sound like your idea of heaven, we have just the medicine for your holiday fever. From the gloriously sun-blessed beachside of Playa Del Carmen, through the ancient Mayan ruins dotted throughout Belize and onward to Antigua's colorful street scape, it is little wonder why so many think Central America is a little slice of Eden on earth.
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Acclimatise to the Mexican way of life in beautiful Playa del Carmen and let the aqua water, white sand and Caribbean sunshine wash away the jetlag. Take a ferry to Cozumel for a dive, or stay on solid, sandy land with a margarita in hand.
Venture to the island of Caye Caulker and partake in an exciting snorkeling trip. Jump into the ocean and swim with the fishes... and sharks, turtles and rays of the area. For enthusiastic divers, take an optional excursion to the incredible Blue Hole or stay on dry land to meet the island’s celebrated Cake Lady and Tamale Seller. Afterwards, savor the amazing variety of seafood – be sure to try buttered lobster and a mojito or two. The locals are right, this is a place to relax and unwind.
Head to San Ignacio and choose to explore Xunantunich, an impressive Mayan ceremonial center or journey to Mountain Pine Ridge. For adventure seekers, hit the water and go on a tubing adventure into the heart of this natural beauty.
Towering above the jungle of Tikal National Park, the granite temples of Tikal are an awesome sight and one of the most magnificent Maya ruins. Explore a maze of smaller structures hidden in the jungle growth. If you’re feeling energetic, climb to the top of the ruins for spectacular views over the canopy. You may even spot toucans, macaws and other colorful birds.
Fly to Guatemala City and head to Antigua. In the old colonial capital, walk along cobbled streets to find colorful markets and dance to indigenous marimba music. At the end of this Mexico and Guatemala exploration, relax and cheers a cerveza to a fabulous trip.
Yucatan Explorer Reviews
Our Yucatan Explorer trips score an average of 3.33 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.
Yucatan Explorer, April 2014
The trip was fantastic by virtue of the countries visiting and the fellow travellers. However it was significantly let down by both Intrepid (due to issues with the itenerary) and it's representative on this trip (whose services were not at the level expected and also informed us that Intrepid was not able to do anything when significant issues arose - through Intrepid's errors).
Review submitted 10 Jun 2014
Yucatan Explorer, May 2014
Overall, I enjoyed the itinerary and what we saw, as well as the small group of travelers in our tour, but the tour guide was not the greatest, nor were the accommodations.
Review submitted 19 May 2014
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