Mayan & Aztec Explorer

Mexico City - Antigua

28 days through Mexico, Guatemala, Belize
FROM: $3350 USD
US Style School Bus, Boat
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Comfortable Hotel 14 nights
Camping 8 nights
Basic Hotel 4 nights
Multishare Hostel 1 night
Breakfasts x 8, Lunches x 8, Dinners x 8
$260 USD per person
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This four week tour will give you an in-depth look at the ancient Mayan civilisation, as well as colonial cities and local villages, and some of the top eco and adventure destinations in Central America. We visit the Mayan sites of Tikal, Tulum, Yaxchilán, Palenque, and we tick off one of the New Seven Wonders of the World at Chichen Itza.

We have time in San Ignacio to take part in the many adventure activities on offer, such as mountain biking, caving and trekking, and we also spend a few days on the paradise island of Caye Caulker off the coast of Belize, where we can relax on the beach, go snorkelling and sea kayaking, or take a flight over the famous Great Blue Hole.

There's also a visit to Manos Amigas, which is an organisation in the Chimaltenango region of Guatemala that supports women and children who have been victims of violence.

Immerse yourself in chaotic Mexico city
Tour the Zapotec capital of Monte Alban near Oaxaca
Journey to San Cristobal des casas, the heart of Mayan culture
Head on a boat trip along the breathtaking Sumidero Canyon
Take a boat trip to the remote Mayan ruins at Yaxchilan
Guided tour of the magnificent ruins of Palenque
Guided tour around the famous Chichen Itza
Explore the cliff top Toltec Ruins of Tulum
3 nights on Belize island of Caye Caulker
2 night stay in a forest eco lodge at San Ignacio for optional jungle activities

This is an easy-going historical and cultural trip, where you'll be staying in hotels most of the time, with some nights camping. Along the way we have chances to take part in some adventure activities if we wish. Drive days are mostly quite short, and the scenery is stunning.

Take a guided tour around the ruined Zapotec capital of Monte Alban near Oaxaca

Head on a boat trip along the breathtaking Sumidero Canyon

Take a boat trip out for a guided tour of the stunning and remote Mayan ruins at Yaxchilán

Take a fascinating guided tour around the magnificent ruined city of Palenque deep in the Mexican jungle including time to freely explore the excellent on-site museum

Visit the spectacular Chichen Itza Mayan ruins on a guided tour one of the New Seven Wonders of the World centred around the world-famous pyramid of El Castillo

Day 1 - Mexico City (27th September 2021)

Border information: if joining in Mexico City, you will most likely enter Mexico at Mexico City Benito Juárez International Airport (IATA code MEX).

There will be an important group meeting at 18:00 at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.

The rest of the day is free to explore Mexico's incredible capital and to take part in some optional activities. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Mexico City before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Mexico City.

Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit the beautiful Palacio de Bellas Artes and see it's immense murals by world-famous Mexican artists such as Diego Riviera

Entrance: 70 MXN

Freely explore the colossal Chapultepec Park one of the world's largest urban green spaces and a cultural hotspot where you can often see the pole-swinging 'Volador' dancers

Entrance: Free

See Mexico City's famous traditional mariachi bands in the evening around Garibaldi Square

Entrance: 150 MXN

Visit some of Mexico City's most important museums and galleries such as the old house of the iconic artist Frida Kahlo the former home of revolutionary Leon Trotsky and the Museo Dolores Olmedo art gallery

Entrance: 75 MXN

Get an unrivalled view over the centre of Mexico City from the observation deck of the stunning Revolution Monument

Entrance: Free

Explore the magnificent ancient Mesoamerican ruins of Teotihuacan near Mexico City

Entrance: 75 MXN

Day 2 - Oaxaca (28th September 2021)
Day 3 - Oaxaca (29th September 2021)
Day 4 - San Cristobal de las Casas (30th September 2021)
Day 5 - San Cristobal de las Casas (1st October 2021)
Day 6 - San Cristobal de las Casas (2nd October 2021)
Day 7 - Frontera Corozal (3rd October 2021)
Day 8 - Palenque (4th October 2021)
Day 9 - Palenque (5th October 2021)
Day 10 - Merida (6th October 2021)
Day 11 - Tulum (7th October 2021)
Day 12 - Tulum (8th October 2021)
Day 13 - Caye Caulker (9th October 2021)
Day 14 - Caye Caulker (10th October 2021)
Day 15 - Caye Caulker (11th October 2021)
Day 16 - San Ignacio (12th October 2021)
Day 17 - San Ignacio (13th October 2021)
Day 18 - San Ignacio (14th October 2021)
Day 19 - Tikal (15th October 2021)
Day 20 - Poptun (16th October 2021)
Day 21 - Poptun (17th October 2021)
Day 22 - Rio Dulce (18th October 2021)
Day 23 - Rio Dulce (19th October 2021)
Day 24 - San Andres Itzapa (20th October 2021)
Day 25 - Panajachel (21st October 2021)
Day 26 - Panajachel (22nd October 2021)
Day 27 - Antigua (23rd October 2021)
Day 28 - Antigua - End Date (24th October 2021)

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27 Sep 21 Mexico City
24 Oct 21 Antigua

$3,350 USD

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29 Apr 22 Antigua
26 May 22 Mexico City

$3,480 USD

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19 Sep 22 Mexico City
16 Oct 22 Antigua

$3,480 USD

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Molly L

Tony was a great tour leader from Mexico City to Panama City. He is hilariously sarcastic, never failing to make me laugh. He is effortlessly organised and it was a pleasure having him as crew.

Alison W

Tony was very professional and treated everybody equally and with respect.

Deborah P

Tony is an excellent tour leader- informative, very helpful and calm. Bearing in mind both Tony and Lou plus a number of passengers were extremely ill during this leg, I never had any concerns that I had missed an opportunity or wouldn't get somewhere that we were supposed to go. They both did a fantastic job and I would not hesitate to go on a trip with them again either as leader or driver.

Alan M

Both were fantastic and clearly worked extremely hard to ensure trip ran smoothly.

Stella B

Very profesional, helpful and friendly crew.

Mark W

Really top rate leaders - both friendly and professional and very helpful.

Belinda M

It has been an incredible experience being a part of the Central American tour. Tony and Zoe are, without a doubt, two of the best tour guides that I have experienced throughout all of my overland travel experiences. Overall, the experience of being on the tour was wonderful and we all shared lots of laughs throughout the journey; the memories and friendships I will cherish forever. Thank you.

Michael O

Well managed with a good range of activities

Deirdre M

Fantastic trip again, crew were outstanding.