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Guatemala & Mexico

A journey through the varied landscapes and rich Mayan history of Central America.

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Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover colourful Antigua City on a guided tour with a local.
  • Explore the lower slopes of Guatemala’s volcanoes.
  • Uncover the impressive Mayan site of Palenque on foot.
  • Join a boat tour through the Mexican mangroves at Celestun.
  • Visit Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Local guides throughout for expert knowledge and guidance.

We start in Guatemala, a country shaped by volcanoes where Antigua City is our first stop. From there we explore Pacaya, one of Guatemala’s youngest volcanoes and enjoy a chocolate workshop. At Panajachel on Lake Atitlan, a boat ride takes us to visit a Mayan village to learn about local traditions and beliefs on a guided tour.

We then cross into Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas, staying in San Cristóbal, one of Mexico's most attractive colonial towns. From here we can visit many typical Mayan villages and hike in the Arcotete Ecopark. Next is Palenque to discover its Mayan heritage, the jungle-covered complex is probably the finest surviving Mayan site in Mexico.

We continue to Mérida to enjoy the flamingo sanctuary at Celestun. Our last stop is Chichén Itzá to uncover the famous pyramids, one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’.

This tour combines two of Central America's most diverse attractions, history and unique flavours. Come experience for yourself because the world is more beautiful on foot!

  • Flights from Heathrow to La Auroa, Guatemala via Madrid (Iberia), returning Cancun, Mexico to Gatwick (British Airways).
  • Airport transfers.
  • En suite accommodation with breakfast in some lovely characterful hotels.
  • Dinners taken in local restaurants each night.
  • English speaking local guides throughout.
  • All entrance fees.
  • All local transport costs.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

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