Mexico & Guatemala Highlights
This lengthy trip allows you to spend time in two places that compliment each other, yet retain enough difference to stay interesting. The countries share an ancient history and Maya wonders abound in both, from the pyramids set against flat Mexican plains in Chichen Itza to the temples that remain under the cover of jungle in Guatemala’s Tikal. The indigenous folk who descended from these ancient peoples have developed regionally unique cultures and as such you’ll find much to compare between the customs of the Maya of San Cristobal and the way of life of the Tz’utujil of Santiago.
- Explore a Maya village outside of San Cristobal where the right to autonomy was hard-won decades ago, and a unique spiritual blend of ancient ritual, Catholicism and animism has shaped local tradition and ceremony
- Journey into the Guatemalan jungle and uncover the remains of the lost Maya civilisation in Tikal
- Discover the culinary paradise of Oaxaca, where you can slurp warm, thick mole (a rich sauce often served over rice) and sample the edible plants and flowers that the indigenous Zapotec people have eaten for centuries
- Relax at a 2 night feature stay at Hotel Atitlan, an elite establishment on the shore of Lake Atitlan with botanic gardens, a spa and jaw-dropping views of the lake and volcano
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