Explore Mexico & Guatemala Overview
From the sandy playground of Mexico's Cancun to charismatic Antigua, this tour of Mexico and Guatemala is choc-full off adventure, fun and history.
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Enjoy an action-packed tour from Cancun to Antigua
Travel from the beach delights of Cancun to the Central American highlands on this dynamic Mexico to Guatemala tour. Clamber over ancient ruins at Chichen Itza, explore the pristine shores of the Mexican coast, discover the laidback highland charm of San Cristobal de las Casas and make friends with the locals on a homestay in Guatemala. From the Yucatan Peninsula to volcano studded Antigua, this trip really has it all.
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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.
San Jorge La Laguna is a small, picturesque village situated in a valley near Lake Atitlan, where welcoming locals live traditional lives.
Affectionately known as 'Chichi', Chichicastenango is a vibrant and colorful 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.
Explore Mexico & Guatemala Reviews
Our Explore Mexico & Guatemala trips score an average of 4.65 out of 5 based on 37 reviews in the last year.
Explore Mexico & Guatemala, June 2014
We had an amazing tour leader and a really great group. The age range 19-45 worked really well and everyone got on super well
Review submitted 28 Jun 2014
Explore Mexico & Guatemala, May 2014
On the whole everything was good, though some organisation based challenges.
Review submitted 06 Jun 2014
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