Sun, fun, creatures and culture in Guatemala, Belize and Mexico.
Travel from the cobblestone streets of Antigua, through blissed-out Belize and along the Yucatan Peninsula to the beachside delights of Playa del Carmen on this adventure from the jungles of Guatemala to the beaches of Mexico. Crane your neck to gaze up stone temples with steps that lead into a jungle canopy in Tikal, discover relaxed island life in Caye Caulker and sink your feet into white sands and clear waters in Tulum. From volcano studded Antigua to the chilled out charm of Mexico's coast – this tour delivers a slice of action, a dose of history and culture, and some well-deserved relaxation.
Wonder at steep, granite steps that reach into the sky while exploring the temples and monuments of Tikal, the seat of Maya power that collapsed mysteriously in 950 AD
Learn a little Spanish during an informal lesson in old-world Antigua, then put it to good use during the rest of your Central American adventure
Sip a rum and coke and munch on barbecued seafood with a backdrop of aquamarine waters on Caye Caulker
Explore Livingston, a unique riverside town where the local culture is heavily influenced by the Afro-Caribbean Garifuna population
Walk along cobblestone streets and shop for local handicrafts in the tiny island town of Flores
Finish your adventure in the beachside playground that is Playa del Carmen
The tropical climate of Central America means conditions can be really hot and humid. Always carry plenty of water with you and stay hydrated, especially on walking tours.
As this trip covers destinations across three countries, you'll need to make several border crossings. While these are usually straightforward, please prepare to be patient.
While your leaders on this trip will bridge any language gaps you have along the way, you'll find meeting locals easier the more Spanish words you know. Attempting to communicate in Spanish is a great way of showing you care.
This trip involves some long days of travel, some of it by local transport. This may be a little more rustic than you are used to, but the it's worth it to encounter local life in a real way.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1. There are no activities planned for the final day so you may depart at any time.
2. To have a private room on this trip, a single supplement is bookable; subject to availability.
3. Please be careful when booking flights to/from Antigua; make sure you fly into/out of Guatemala City Airport [GUA]. Guatemala City Airport is the closest airport to Antigua. Please do NOT book flights to/from Antigua & Barbuda Airport [ANU] as this is an island in the Caribbean.
4. Hurricane season in this region is June to November, when landslides, mudslides, flooding and disruptions to essential services can occur. Intrepid monitors any situations that arise, and may need to change itineraries or activities in response to these natural weather occurrences.
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