This 13-day itinerary visits the major Mayan sites in Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, as well as Central America's volcanic scenery and tropical jungles. This itinerary takes you to the Mayan communities of Copan in Honduras, Tikal in Guatemala and Chichen Itza, Uxmal and Kabah in Mexico, all of which will contribute to in-depth understanding of Mayan culture and traditions. A great way to end your trip is with a relaxing beach break on the Riviera Maya in Mexico, just ask us for details.
Day 1 Daytime flight via the USA to Guatemala City and transfer to your hotel, Westin Camino Real.
Day 2 In the morning journey across the border to Honduras for the Mayan site of Copan. Here you stay at Hacienda San Lucas, situated in the hills above the Copan Valley.
Day 3 Half day tour of Copan ruins with your knowledgeable local guide
Day 4 Travel back across the border into Guatemala and on to the town of Rio Dulce, close to Guatemala’s Caribbean coast. Afternoon boat tour of the Rio Dulce area including Ak´Tenamit & Bird Island.
Day 5 Journey onto the Flores area where you will stay at La Lancha, a rainforest resort near to the Mayan site of Tikal and with views of Lake Peten Itza.
Day 6 Spend a full day exploring Tikal, one of the best known of all the Mayan sites, with your private archaeology guide.
Day 7 Free morning to relax. In the afternoon transfer to Flores airport for the short flight to Guatemala City where you spend the night at the Westin Camino Real, as before
Day 8 Fly to Merida, the capital of Yucatan, via Mexico City where you will stay in the boutique Hacienda Merida, a quiet retreat.
Day 9 Half day private tour of Merida city which includes a visit to the magnificent Cathedral of San Ildefonso, built with the stones of ancient Maya temples.
Day 10 Full day private tour to explore the Mayan sights of Uxmal and Kabah.
Day 11 Travel by land to Hacienda Chichen located close to the ruins of Chichen Itza, a perfect base.
Day 12 Tour the ruins of Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on your own early in the morning before the crowds arrive.
Day 13 Afternoon transfer to Cancun for your return flights direct to the UK. We can easily extend your trip to include a beach stay.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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