Mayan Sun Southbound: Boat Rides & Ruins

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Playa del Carmen to Antigua Guatemala

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Find your paradise somewhere between the blazing Mexican sun and the cool Guatemalan highlands on this 16-day odyssey. Wander Antigua’s cobblestone streets and its local markets before experiencing the diverse beauty of Lake Atitlán and its Indigenous villages. Geared to the adventurer wanting to capture some of Central America's finest highlights, this trip will ensure that you really pack some punch into those postcards home.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: San Antonio Women's Pottery Cooperative and Local Lunch, San Ignacio Your G for Good Moment: Posadas Mayas Homestay, San Juan La Laguna Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Playa del Carmen Your Discover Moment: Caye Caulker Your Discover Moment: Antigua Guatemala Your Big Night Out Moment: Antigua Guatemala
  • Guided tour of Tikal
  • Orientation walk in Antigua
  • Beach time in Playa del Carmen and Caye Caulker
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Relax on white-sand beaches
  • Bask in caye caulker sunsets and reggae music
  • Experience a local homestay
  • Explore gorgeous colonial antigua and its colourful markets.

Itinerary

Playa del Carmen Arrive at any time. Head out tonight with your fellow travellers to 12th Street, where there’s tons of bars and clubs to choose from. Say cheers to new adventures with new friends!
Playa del Carmen Enjoy free time to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm or Cozumel. Or just play in the waves and enjoy the beach.
Playa del Carmen/Caye Caulker Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
Caye Caulker Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
Caye Caulker Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
Caye Caulker/San Ignacio Travel by boat and bus from Caye Caulker to San Ignacio. Enjoy an included pottery demonstration and local lunch at a G Adventures-supported women's pottery cooperative.
San Ignacio Opt to visit the sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal or check out the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.
San Ignacio/Flores Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of the ruins of Tikal.
Flores/Rio Dulce Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.
Rio Dulce Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.
Rio Dulce/Antigua Guatemala Enjoy an orientation walk of Antigua's cobblestone streets, then opt to take a salsa lesson and practice new moves out at night.
Antigua Guatemala Enjoy a free day in Antigua. Opt to relax with a massage, climb a volcano, soak up the culture in one of the city's many cafés, or explore the nearby hills and towns by bike.
Antigua Guatemala/Panajachel Travel to beautiful Lake Atitlán and enjoy the views.
Panajachel/San Juan La Laguna Embark on a boat ride across the lake before participating in a G Adventures-supported homestay with a local family. This area is known for stunning scenery and great shopping for Mayan handicrafts. Opt to bargain for colourful textiles and paintings at the lake's markets.
San Juan La Laguna/Antigua Guatemala Return to Antigua, and enjoy a Big Night Out with the group.
Antigua Guatemala Depart at any time.
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