Mayan Route – 12 days

Day 1º. (SUN) Cancún – Chichén Itzá
In the morning, we will be accompanied by our guide towards Chichen Itzá. We will begin our adventure with the visit by boat to the biosphere Reserve of Ría Lagartos in Yucatán, the habitat of the largest flocks of flamingos in Mexico. We will continue to visit a natural well, a natural chief drain, where we will be able to freshen up and swim for a while. At the end of the day we will get to our hotel in Chichen Itza. Lodging.

Day 2º. (MON) – Chichén Itzá –  Izamal – Mérida
Breakfast. Today we will have the opportunity to appreciate the sunrise from the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá, and enjoy this enigmatic place. Site visit and back to the hotel for breakfast. Then we will continue to Izamal, known as “the city of the three cultures”, because it combines traces of its pre-Hispanic past, colonial times and the present. Izamal is one of the “magical towns” in Mexico. After the visit, we will continue to Mérida, the capital of Yucatán, and will enjoy a walk along its historic centre. Lodging.

Day 3º. (TUE) – Mérida – Uxmal – Campeche
Breakfast. Today we will visit the archaeological center of Uxmal, ancient Mayan city, declared as a World Heritage Site. In the middle of the afternoon we will arrive to Campeche. Lodging.

Day 4º. (WED) – Campeche – Palenque
Breakfast. In the morning, we will enjoy a panoramic visit of this beautiful historical city, driving along the heart of the picturesque old quarter of the city, with its pastel-colour colonial houses, arcades and bell and gabled roof churches. We will be able to observe the walls of the old town and San Francisco Cathedral. Our trip will continue to Palenque, Mayan village in the state of Chiapas. Lodging.

Day 5º. (THUR) – Palenque 
Breakfast. Today we will visit the archeological site of Palenque, possibly the most seductive Mayan archaeological site. Considered as the jewel of the classic Mayan architecture, it’s one of the most harmonious ceremonial centers ever built by a pre-Hispanic civilization. Later, we will visit an incredible waterfall where we will appreciate Mexico’s natural beauty. Lodging.

Day 6º. (FRI)  – Palenque  – El Ceibo –  Petén
Breakfast. In the morning, departure to El Ceibo, frontier point between Mexico and Guatemala. Border proceeding, and we will continue toward the jungle of Petén. Lodging.

Day 7 º. (SAT) – Petén – Tikal – Guatemala
Breakfast. Today we visit the Mayan city of Tikal, the jewel of the Mayan World Classic. Lunch in the archaeological site. In the afternoon: transfer to Flores airport, to take a flight to Guatemala City. Transfer to the hotel. Lodging.

Day 8 º. (SUN) – Guatemala – Chichicastenango – Atitlán 
Breakfast. Transfer to the Guatemalan Highlands, to the village of Chichicastenango, where we will visit one of the most famous indigenous markets in all Latin America. That day, we will enjoy a living experience, where the travelers will develop a corn workshop with the local women. Corn is the most important staple food in Guatemala. Lodging.

Day 9º. (MON) – Atitlán – Santiago – La Antigua
Breakfast. Today we will take a boat to visit the village Tzutuhil of Santiago Atitlán. After the excursion, we will continue to La Antigua, the colonial city declared World Heritage Site. Lodging.

Day 10 and 11º. (TUE – WED) – La Antigua
Breakfast. We have the day free to enjoy La Antigua and its facilities of the hotel. As an optional activity, in the morning, we can make a cultural visit to the city, take an excursion to Pacaya Volcano or a coffee farm. Lodging.

Day 12 º. (THU) – La Antigua – Airport Guatemala 
Breakfast. Transfer to Guatemala City International Airport. End of our services.

Hotels:

 

Option “A” Option “B” Option “C”
Chichen Itzá Villas Ecológicas Chichen Itzá Villas Ecológicas Chichen Itzá Villas Ecológicas Chichen Itzá
Mérida El Castellano (Gamma) El Castellano (Gamma) El Castellano (Gamma)
Campeche Plaza Campeche Plaza Campeche Plaza Campeche
Palenque Misión Palenque Misión Palenque Misión Palenque
Área de Petén Camino Real Tikal Villa Maya Villa Maya
Guatemala Ciudad Westin Camino Real Barceló Radisson o Stofella
Lago Atitlán Atitlán Porta Del Lago Villa Santa Catarina
La Antigua Casa Santo Domingo Porta Antigua o Camino Real Villa Colonial

Effective: Year 2019. Not Effective for Holy Week (13th April – 21th  April). Rest of the year, please ask.

Mayan Route – 12 days

In 12 days the traveler will approach to the most important attractions of the Mayan culture in Mexico and Petén, enjoying the Guatemalan Highlands with the main markets and indigenous towns and also visiting the Mayan city of Tikal and the colonial city of Antigua.

Departure: Weekly guaranteed departures: 10 and 24 Nov, 08 Dec, 2018 /05 and 19 January, 02 and 16 February, 02 and 16 March, 27 April. 2019. 

Service: Regular. Minimum: 2 Pax