Highlights of Mexico and Guatemala
• Mexico City • Oaxaca • San Cristobal de las Casas • Palenque • Merida • Uxmal • Kabah • Chichen Itza • Chichicastenango • Lake Atitlan • Antigua • Tikal • Playa del Carmen
Great cities of the ancient Maya people are their legacy in this part of Latin America and this itinerary visits all of the most important areas in Mexico and Guatemala. Mexico's Chichen Itza and the jungle enshrouded Palenque are included, as well as majestic and important sites such as Uxmal. Visit the colonial cities of Oaxaca and Merida with their charming old quarters and the quaint city of San Cristobal de las Casas. Spend time relaxing at the gorgeous Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen to end the Mexico part of your tour. In Guatemala, a circuit from the main city takes you into the Mayan highlands with its stunning countryside, open-air market places and beautiful churches. Fly to Flores and tour Guatemala's most important archaeological site of the Mayan period - Tikal.
Day 1: Arrive Mexico City Transfer and at leisure on arrival.
Day 2: Mexico City City tour and Anthropology Museum.
Day 3: Mexico City > Oaxaca Sightseeing of Puebla and scenic drive to Oaxaca.
Day 4: Oaxaca Visit the ruins of Monte Alban & Mitla.
Day 5: Oaxaca > San Cristobal de las Casas Scenic coach transfer via Sumidero Canyon to San Cristobal de las Casas.
Day 6: San Cristobal de las Casas Visit the famous Indian artisan communithy of San Juan Chamula.
Day 7: San Cristobal de las Casas > Palenque Scenic transfer to Palenque via the lovely Agua Azul waterfalls.
Day 8: Palenque > Campeche Guided tour of the important Mayan ruins of Palenque. Drive to Campeche.
Day 9: Campeche > Merida Historic Uxmal is visited today.
Day 10: Merida Day at leisure in this charming town.
Day 11: Merida > Chichen Itza Guided tour of the ruins of Chichen Itza.
Day 12: Chichen Itza > Playa del Carmen Transfer to Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya.
Day 13: Playa del Carmen Day at leisure to enjoy the beach or pool.
Day 14: Playa del Carmen > Chetumal Transfer to Chetumal for an overnight stop en route to Guatemala.
Day 15: Chetumal > Flores, Tikal Continue the crossing, via Belize and into Guatemala with sightseeing en route.
Day 16: Tikal > Guatemala City Morning tour of amazing Tikal, considered amongst the most impressive ruins in the America's. Short flight to Guatemala City.
Day 17: Guatemala City > Chichicastenango > Lake Atitlan Drive to visit the colourful Chichicastenango market. Scenic drive to lovely Lake Atitlan.
Day 18: Lake Atitlan > Antigua Launch excursion to the village of Santiago Atitlan.
Day 19: Antigua > Guatemala City Tour of historic Antigua. Transfer to Guatemala City.
Day 20: Depart Guatemala City Transfer to the airport.
• Combination of independent and locally escorted group touring with local English speaking guides • Personal meet & greet on arrival in Mexico City and departure from Guatemala City • 19 nights 3 star & 4 star accommodation • Transfers & transportation • Sightseeing & entrance fees • 19 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners • Flights: Flores > Guatemala City
Pricing (per person) $AUD
Booking conditions Prices in Guatemala during New Year and Easter are subject to supplements.
A 5 star option of this tour operated on a private basis is also available on request. Ticketable air taxes are not included and are quoted at time of reservation. Why not combine your visit here with nearby Cuba? Contact World Journeys for details.
Prices in Guatemala during New Year and Easter are subject to supplements. A 5 star option of this tour operated on a private basis is also available on request. Ticketable air taxes are not included and are quoted at time of reservation.
Why not combine your visit here with nearby Cuba? Contact World Journeys for details.