Yucatan Explorer

Yucatan Explorer information and booking

from
$1875
  • Duration
    9
    days
  • Physical rating
    4
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Playa del Carmen
Accommodation
Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 16 travellers per group
Important Notes
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. 2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.

Highlights

Take in the tropical vibes of beachside Playa Del Carmen, Dive into one of the world's best marine environments in Caye Caulker, Explore the ancient Maya ceremonial centre of Xunantunich, Wander among the towering granite Maya temples of Tikal, Amble through the colourful markets of Antigua

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Close your eyes, take a deep breath and picture your idea of paradise... If white sandy beaches, aqua blue waters, steamy tropical temperatures and mojitos on ice sound like your idea of heaven, we have just the medicine for your holiday fever. From the gloriously sun-blessed beachside of Playa Del Carmen, through the ancient Mayan ruins dotted throughout Belize and onward to Antigua's colourful street scape, it is little wonder why so many think Central America is a little slice of Eden on earth.

Itinerary

Days 0-0 Playa del Carmen
Acclimatise to the Mexican way of life in beautiful Playa del Carmen and let the aqua water, white sand and Caribbean sunshine wash away the jetlag. Take a ferry to Cozumel for a dive, or stay on solid, sandy land with a margarita in hand.
Day 1 Playa del Carmen
Acclimatise to the Mexican way of life in beautiful Playa del Carmen and let the aqua water, white sand and Caribbean sunshine wash away the jetlag. Take a ferry to Cozumel for a dive, or stay on solid, sandy land with a margarita in hand.
Days 1-2 Caye Caulker
Venture to the island of Caye Caulker and partake in an exciting snorkeling trip. Jump into the ocean and swim with the fishes... and sharks, turtles and rays of the area. For enthusiastic divers, take an optional excursion to the incredible Blue Hole or stay on dry land to meet the island’s celebrated Cake Lady and Tamale Seller. Afterwards, savour the amazing variety of seafood – be sure to try buttered lobster and a mojito or two. The locals are right, this is a place to relax and unwind.
Days 2-3 Caye Caulker
Venture to the island of Caye Caulker and partake in an exciting snorkeling trip. Jump into the ocean and swim with the fishes... and sharks, turtles and rays of the area. For enthusiastic divers, take an optional excursion to the incredible Blue Hole or stay on dry land to meet the island’s celebrated Cake Lady and Tamale Seller. Afterwards, savour the amazing variety of seafood – be sure to try buttered lobster and a mojito or two. The locals are right, this is a place to relax and unwind.
Days 3-4 San Ignacio
Head to San Ignacio and choose to explore Xunantunich, an impressive Mayan ceremonial center or journey to Mountain Pine Ridge. For adventure seekers, hit the water and go on a tubing adventure into the heart of this natural beauty.
Days 4-5 San Ignacio
Head to San Ignacio and choose to explore Xunantunich, an impressive Mayan ceremonial center or journey to Mountain Pine Ridge. For adventure seekers, hit the water and go on a tubing adventure into the heart of this natural beauty.
Day 5 Tikal
Towering above the jungle of Tikal National Park, the granite temples of Tikal are an awesome sight and one of the most magnificent Maya ruins. Explore a maze of smaller structures hidden in the jungle growth. If you’re feeling energetic, climb to the top of the ruins for spectacular views over the canopy. You may even spot toucans, macaws and other colourful birds.
Day 6 Tikal
Towering above the jungle of Tikal National Park, the granite temples of Tikal are an awesome sight and one of the most magnificent Maya ruins. Explore a maze of smaller structures hidden in the jungle growth. If you’re feeling energetic, climb to the top of the ruins for spectacular views over the canopy. You may even spot toucans, macaws and other colourful birds.
Days 6-8 Antigua
Fly to Guatemala City and head to Antigua. In the old colonial capital, walk along cobbled streets to find colourful markets and dance to indigenous marimba music. At the end of this Mexico and Guatemala exploration, relax and cheers a cerveza to a fabulous trip.
Days 7-9 Antigua
Fly to Guatemala City and head to Antigua. In the old colonial capital, walk along cobbled streets to find colourful markets and dance to indigenous marimba music. At the end of this Mexico and Guatemala exploration, relax and cheers a cerveza to a fabulous trip.