Days You Spend : 16 Days - 15 Nights
From NZD 5990 per person twin room
DEPARTURES : Friday’s
TOUR ROUTE : México,San Cristobal, Panajachel, Antigua, Guatemala, Tikal, San Ignacio, Cayo Ambergris, Tulum
TYPE OF TOUR : Cultural -Adventure - Nature
TOUR INCLUDES :
- Daily breakfast.
Excursions & Activities specified on the itinerary
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE :
1. Tips and any other services not specified on the itinerary
2. Flights (Please request for airfares prices)
Genuine Central America (Mexico, Guatemala & Belize)
Arrival transfer to the Hotel
Breakfast. City tour - Guadalupe Shrine - Teotihuacan Pyramids. In the morning, we will visit the main streets and avenues of Mexico City. Visit to the "Zocalo" (Main Square) and the National Palace in which you will admire the magnificent frescoes of Diego Rivera (closed on sundays). These frescoes narrate with images the most important events of our history during three centuries. We will see the ruins of the Aztecs Main Temple, as well as the Cathedral. Then, we will make a stop at a handicrafts center. On to Chapultepec Park, and its surrounding residential area, where you will see the homes of famous artists. In the afternoon, On the way to the Sanctuary of Guadalupe short stop by the "Plaza de las 3 Culturas" (Three Cultures Square), where you will see 3 different periods in Mexico's history represented by 3 different kinds of buildings: an archeological site, a catholic church and the modern building for the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
We will continue our tour to the Shrine, where you will see the original image of the Virgin which appeared on the cloak that belonged to the indian Juan Diego. You will see both shrines, the one built in the XVIIIth century and the one devoted to the Virgin that was built almost three decades ago. Through a modern highway we will reach the site of Teotihuacan "Where men become gods". During your tour you will have time and opportunity to climb the amazing Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, as well as to visit other buildings such as the Palace named Quetzal-Papálotl (Quetzal-Butterfly), the Quetzalcóatl (Feather-Snake) Temple, the Avenue of the Dead and The Citadel. (10 hrs)
Breakfast. Transfer out. Flight Tuxtla Gutierrez . Tuxtla Gutierrez. Arrival before 13.00 hrs. Transfer from the airport in Tuxtla to the Sumidero Canyon, where we will make a boat ride along the river. On to San Cristobal de las Casas. Transfer to the hotel.
Breakfast. City tour, San Juan Chamula and Zinancantan. Interesting tour in the heart of indian communities of Mayan descent. Visit to the churches in both towns. (04 hrs)tel.
Breakfast. San Cristobal - Mesilla - Guatemala. Departure from the hotel in san cristobal - to la Mesilla in Guatemala. Only with transferman. then you will be met at the border by your Guatemala driver and transferred to Panajachel, during the night there will be time to walk around famous Santander street in panajachel which sits in an idyllic location overlooking lake Atitlan and 3 huge volcano's; san Pedro, Atitlan and toliman. Traslado de San Cristobal de las Casas a la Mesilla, frontera con Guatemala. Traslado de la frontera rumbo a Panajachel
Breakfast. An interesting geological formation, Atitlan is a lake of volcanic origin, located at 5,000 feet above sea level and surrounded by 3 imposing volcanoes and in the heart of the living maya culture. This morning we do a boat tour to visit Santiago Atitlan, a town located below san Pedro volcano which is famous for naïf paintings and wood carvings. The night is spent in Panajachel at jardines del lago.
Breakfast. Depart early to Chichicastenango, where there is by far the largest and most colourful handicrafts market in the americas. Every Thursday and Sunday, Maya people from all over Guatemala meet to sell their products and visit the town’s catholic church, Santo Tomas (note that if your tour date doesn't coincide with market day the tour can be rearranged to do this). In the afternoon we transfer to Antigua
Breakfast. Antigua Guatemala is an unesco world heritage site due to the incredibly preserved spanish colonial heritage. Founded in 1542, it was for over 200 years the capital of central america. Morning walking tour to visit its most important palaces, plazas, churches and convents. In the afternoon, transfer to Guatemala city for accommodations.
Breakfast. A very early transfer to Guatemala city international airport for a 45-minutes flight to Flores followed by a transfer to Tikal national park. Tikal is one of the most impressive cities built by the ancient mayans and was declared a world heritage site by unesco in 1979. We will explore the park in great detail as well as giving you some free time to navigate through the many walkways. We spend the night in a lodge located next to the Tikal ruins which will give you the opportunity to explore the site after other tourists have departed and the wildlife is at it’s most active.
Breakfast. Day at leisure
Breakfast. This day we depart early in the morning from Tikal into Belize, where we will stay overnight in san Ignacio town the adventure capital of Belize. In the afternoon we will visit the mayan ruins of xunantunich
Breakfast. Early breakfast and transfer to Belize city located approximately 3 hours away where we catch the ferry to ambergris Caye, after a few adventure filled days it’s time to relax a little and nowhere in the world is more relaxing than Cayo san Pedro. We spend 2 nights here and you have the option of snorkeling, fishing, or simply laying peacefully in your hammock.
Breakfast. Day at leisure
Breakfast. Early breakfast and transfer to the dock to catch the ferry back to Belize city where upon arrival our driver will meet and transfer you to Chetumal on the mexican border. Our mexican driver will then pick up and transfer you to continue Tulum
Breakfast. Day at leisure
Breakfast. Departure. Transfer to the airport.