Enjoy an action-packed tour from Playa del Carmen to Antigua
Travel from the beach delights of Playa del Carmen 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.
Revel in the beach vibe of Playa del Carmen
Explore incredible Maya pyramids at Chichen Itza
Travel along Mexico's amazing Yucatan Peninsula
Experience the great outdoors on the banks of Lake Atitlan
Trace the lines of ancient history at the Palenque ruins
Enjoy local hospitality at Totonicapan
Sample classic Guatemalan fare in Antigua
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.
Try to learn as many Spanish words as you can. Locals are very friendly, but also shy, so you'll need to make plenty of effort to break the ice. Attempting to communicate in Spanish is a great way of showing you care.
1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. There are no activities planned for the final day so you may depart at any time.
2. A single supplement is available for purchase on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
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.
Our Mexico & Guatemala Highlights trips score an average of 4.69 out of 5 based on 75 reviews in the last year.
Beautiful region and our leader (Daniela) was fantastic. However, not sure about the value for money on this trip, given it's an Original. Be prepared to spend extra money on excursions to get the most out of the places you visit.
Review submitted 28 Feb 2018
I would have been quite content without the homestay. I found my particular homestay awkward. I was giving up a resident's bedroom for the night. I did not know enough of the language to make the evening enjoyable for me. I rather felt like I was imposing on the family rather than being a welcomed guest (my feelings, can't speak for the family).
Review submitted 25 Feb 2018