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Guatemala - Mexico tours

You are a group or individuals , you are looking for a trip mixing relaxation and comfort with cultural discovery through Guatemala and Mexico :
Here is a tour for you !

Choose beetween a 14 days/13 nights trip or a 17 days/16 nights trip.

14 days / 13 nights trip

Itinerary in Guatemala: the markets of Chichicastenango and Sololá, Lake Atitlán, the colonial city of Antigua, the archeological site of Tikal.
In Yucatan, visit the archeological sites of Bonampak, Palenque, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum, the colonial cities of Campeche, Mérida, and Izamal and the Playa del Carmen's beach.

Itinerary
     
D1 sat Arrival
D2 sun Chichicastenango's market
D3 mon Lake Atitlán
D4 tue Sololá's market
D5 wed Antigua, colonial city
D6 thu archeological site of Tikal
D7 fri archeological site of Bonampak
D8 sat archeological site of Bonampak
D9 sun Campeche – archeological site of Uxmal
D10 mon  Mérida
D11  tue archeological site of Chichen Itza
D12 wed  archeological site of Coba and Tulum
D13 thu  Playa del Carmen 
D14 fri Flight back

You can make this trip all year round

Wish a different itinerary ? Let us design it together. Contact us at : contact@mayaexplor.com

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Day 1
saturday
Arrival
Reception at the airport. Overnight in Guatemala city.
Day 2
sunday
Chichicastenango
Departure to Chichicastenango. We visit one of the most beautiful Indian markets in Guatemala with its multi-colored Mayan textiles, flowers and fruits.In the afternoon, departure to Panajachel (Lake Atitlán).
Day 3
monday
Lake Atitlán
We reach by boat Santiago Atitlán, a village rich in handicraft and traditional fabrics. In the afternoon, we visit the villages of Santa Catarina and San Antonio. Overnight in Panajachel.
Day 4
tuesday
Sololá
Visit of the market of Sololá. Because of the geographical position of this village, located between the highlands and the coastal plain, one can see, on market days, a remarkable convergence of different populations. In the afternoon, departure to Antigua. Spend the night in Antigua.
Day 5
wednesday
Antigua
A visit to this splendid colonial jewel, former capital of Guatemala during the Spanish era. In this once-flourishing capital, although victim of devastating earthquakes, one can feel the ambiance of its colonial architecture. Side-streets are enlivened by the interaction of Indians, "Ladinos" and tourists.
Day 6
thursday
Tikal
Early in the morning, travel to the Guatemala City airport. Flight to Flores and travel by bus to the archeological site of Tikal. Visit this incredible ceremonial center located in the heart of the tropical forest. Of all the Mayan sites, Tikal is certainly the one that most impresses its visitors: the verticality of its structures, the peaks of which emerge through the crown of the jungle. Spend the night in a lodge, on the site of Tikal.
Day 7
friday
Bonampak
Departure to Bethel (Mexican border). Crossing the river Usumacinta. Visit of the archeological site of Bonampak, home of famous Mayan murals. Their ancient colors remain clear and vital, making them an excellent representation of Mayan art. Bonampak also has some very well preserved stele that detail important historical moments. Then,travel to Palenque. Overnight in the village.
Day 8
saturday
Palenque - Campeche
We visit the archeological site of Palenque. Ancient structures rise out of the lush rainforest on multiple terraces set against the mountains. There are many major buildings to explore and new buildings are now being uncovered and studied. Many wonderful examples of Maya art and history are carved into the building´s facades, some of them the most famous depictions from the ancient Maya world. In the afternoon, departure to Campeche. Overnight in the city.
Day 9
sunday
Campeche – Uxmal
Visit of the colonial city of Campeche. Departure to Uxmal. Visit of the archeological site. Uxmal is considered as one of the most splendid archaeological site from the Pre Hispanic era on the American Continent because of the proportions of its majestic constructions decorated with delicate embossment, which are carved with incredible elegance and precision. Overnight in Uxmal.
Day 10
monday

Mérida
In the morning, departure to Mérida. We visit the colonial city. Mérida is known as the White City, nowadays one of the most tranquil cities in Mexico. Her remote Mayan roots, superb colonial monuments and the splendor of her turn to the XIX century architecture, has made Mérida a captivating mixture of cultural influences. Overnight in Mérida.

Day 11
tuesday
Chichen Itza
Early the morning, departure for Chichen Itza. Before arriving, we visit the colonial convent of San Antonio de Padua (in the town of Izamal).
Then, we visit the site of Chichen Itza, an ancient and marvellous archaeological zone, one of the most important ancient cities of Mayan Culture. As a religious, political and commercial metropolis Chichen Itza has the most amazing buildings as an example of architecture and art of Mayan society. Overnight in Chichen Itza.
Day 12
wednesday
Coba - Tulum
Visit of the archeological sites of Coba and Tulum (closed to a very beautiful white sand beach). Departure to Playa del Carmen. Overnight in Playa del Carmen.
Day 13
thursday
Playa del Carmen
Relax in Playa del Carmen. Overnight in Playa del Carmen.
Day 14
friday
Flight back
Travel to the international airport for the return flight.


Prices in US $, per person, double room accommodation, for groups of :

A : hotels 2 / 3 *- B : hotels 3 / 4 *

2 people
3 people
4 and 5 people
6 and 7 people
8 people
A
B
A
B
A
B
A
B
A
B
2,860
3,400
2,645
3,145
1,985
2,525
1,690
2,210
1,580

2,120


N.B. : prices are based on adults. Reductions for children under 12.

  This tour exists in an economic version : click here

Prices include :

  • 13 nights in 2 / 3 star hotels (A option) or 3 / 4 star hotels (B option), accommodations in double room with "American breakfast" ;
  • all transportation ;
  • boat transfers: on Lake Atitlán, and in the Petén regions ;
  • the flight from Guatemala City to Flores ;
  • English speaking guide services in Antigua, Tikal, Palenque, Uxmal and Chichen Itzá.
Prices do not include :
  • international flights ;
  • other meals ;
  • airport taxes ;
  • drinks and personal expenses ;
  • sites entrance fees ;
  • taxes at the Mexican border ;
  • insurance.


 

Additional costs, in US $, (prices per person) :

Half board supplement (dinners)
Single room supplement
Triple room reduction
A
B
A
B
A
B
235
235
460
1060
75
180

Half board : except for dinners in Playa del Carmen.
  • English speaking guide during the whole trip, for groups of :
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
780
520
390
315
260
225
197




  Download the tour's PDF

 

Economic version

For experienced travelers looking for low prices we created simplified options of tour tours.

  • If you are not especially looking for a driver services and a private vehicle for all your transfers, (some of the transfers can be operated by tourist shuttles),
  • If you willingly accept to spend some nights in very simple hostels to reduce the budget of some of the overnights,
  • if you are not always looking for private boats services ( it is often possible to find boats on the go, talking with boat driver,
  • If you are not looking for English speaking guides in archeological sites (it is possible to find local Spanish speaking guides at the entrance of the sites).

    Here is an economic version of the Guatemala - Mexico tour in 14 days / 13 nights :

Program : same program

Hotels : 1 and 2 * during the tour in Guatemala / except in Guatemala city and Mexcio: 3*

Transfers : private on D1, and from D7 to D14 ; public shuttle on D2, D4 and D6 ; flight Flores/Guatemala city on D6 ; private boats on D7 through río Usumacinta to reach the mexican boarder (Echeverría / Corozal) ; without reservation of vehicle and boat on D3 in Panajachel (free day) ;

Guide : No guide services

 

Prices in US $, per person, double room accommodation, for groups of :

2 people
3 people
4 and 5 people
6 and 7 people
2,410
2,365
1,795
1,565

 

Sup. single room
Red. triple room
450
75

To learn more about our included services : contact us

Do not hesitate to ask for our personalized programs and itineraries, according to your wishes and constraints: we are the specialists of personalized travel in Guatemala and in the Mayan World !

Tour 17 days / 16 days trip

Itinerary in Guatemala : the markets of Chichicastenango and Sololá, Lake Atitlán, the colonial city of Antigua, the archeological sites of Tikal and Copán , Lívingston and the river Río Dulce.
In Yucatan, visit the archeological sites of Bonampak, Palenque, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum, the colonial cities of Campeche, Mérida, and Izamal and the Playa del Carmen's beach.


Itinerary
     
D1 sat Arrival
D2 sun Chichicastenango's market
D3 mon Lake Atitlán
D4 tue Sololá's market
D5 wed Antigua, colonial city
D6 thu Copán archeological site
D7 fri Quiriguá archeological site- Lívingston
D8 sat Río Dulce (Caribe)
D9 sun Tikal archeological site
D10 mon Bonampak archeological site
D11  tue Palenque archeological site- Campeche
D12 wed Campeche – Uxmal archeological site
D13 thu Mérida
D14 fri Chichen Itza archeological site
D15 sat Coba and Tulum archeological sites
D16 sun Playa del Carmen
D17 mon Flight back

You can make this trip all year round

Wish a different itinerary ? Let us design it together. Contact us at : contact@mayaexplor.com

  Descargue el circuito en PDF

  Descargue el diaporama



Day 1
saturday
Arrival
Reception at the airport. Overnight in Guatemala city.
Day 2
sunday
Chichicastenango
Departure to Chichicastenango. We visit one of the most beautiful Indian markets in Guatemala with its multi-colored Mayan textiles, flowers and fruits. In the afternoon, departure to Panajachel (Lake Atitlán).
Day 3
monday
Lake Atitlán
We reach by boat Santiago Atitlán, a village rich in handicraft and traditional fabrics. In the afternoon, we visit the villages of Santa Catarina and San Antonio. Overnight in Panajachel.
Day 4
tuesday
Sololá
Visit of the market of Sololá. Because of the geographical position of this village, located between the highlands and the coastal plain, one can see, on market days, a remarkable convergence of different populations. In the afternoon, departure to Antigua. Spend the night in Antigua.
Day 5
wednesday
Antigua
A visit to this splendid colonial jewel, former capital of Guatemala during the Spanish era. In this once-flourishing capital, although victim of devastating earthquakes, one can feel the ambiance of its colonial architecture. Side-streets are enlivened by the interaction of Indians, "Ladinos" and tourists.
Day 6
thursday
Copán
Departure to Copán.The southernmost major center of lowland Maya civilization and is famed for its artistic sculpture. Overnight in the village.
Day 7
friday
Quiriguá and Lívingston
Travel to Puerto Barrios. In route, visit the archeological site of Quiriguá, whose steles are the tallest of the Mayan world. From Puerto Barrios, travel by boat to Lívingston, a Caribbean village.
Day 8
saturday
Río Dulce
From Lívingston, by boat on the Río Dulce, we will enjoy tropical fauna and flora until reaching the castle of Castillo San Felipe. Then, bus to Tikal. Overnight in Tikal.
Day 9
sunday
Tikal
Visit this incredible ceremonial center located in the heart of the tropical forest. Of all the Mayan sites, Tikal is certainly the one that most impresses its visitors: the verticality of its structures, the peaks of which emerge through the crown of the jungle. Spend the night in Flores.
Day 10
monday
Bonampak
Departure to Bethel (Mexican border). Crossing the river Usumacinta. Visit of the archeological site of Bonampak, home of famous Mayan murals. Their ancient colors remain clear and vital, making them an excellent representation of Mayan art. Bonampak also has some very well preserved stele that detail important historical moments. Then, travel to Palenque. Overnight in the village.
Day 11
tuesday
Palenque - Campeche
We visit the archeological site of Palenque. Ancient structures rise out of the lush rainforest on multiple terraces set against the mountains. There are many major buildings to explore and new buildings are now being uncovered and studied. Many wonderful examples of Maya art and history are carved into the building´s facades, some of them the most famous depictions from the ancient Maya world. In the afternoon, departure to Campeche. Overnight in the city.e
Day 12
wednesday
Campeche – Sitio arqueológico de Uxmal
Visita a los vestigios coloniales de Campeche, ciudad fortificada de murallas, testimonios de los numerosos asaltos de los piratas. Salida al medio dia a Uxmal, sitio maya con su incomparable estilo arquitectural Puuc ("barroco" maya). Alojamiento en Uxmal.
Day 13
thursday
Mérida
In the morning, departure to Mérida. We visit the colonial city. Mérida is known as the White City, nowadays one of the most tranquil cities in Mexico. Her remote Mayan roots, superb colonial monuments and the splendor of her turn to the XIX century architecture, has made Mérida a captivating mixture of cultural influences. Overnight in Mérida.
Day 14
friday
Chichen Itza
Early the morning, departure for Chichen Itza. Before arriving, we visit the colonial convent of San Antonio de Padua (in the town of Izamal).
Then, we visit the site of Chichen Itza, an ancient and marvellous archaeological zone, one of the most important ancient cities of Mayan Culture. As a religious, political and commercial metropolis Chichen Itza has the most amazing buildings as an example of architecture and art of Mayan society.Overnight in Chichen Itza.
Day 15
saturday
Coba - Tulum
Visit of the archeological sites of Coba and Tulum (closed to a very beautiful white sand beach). Departure to Playa del Carmen. Overnight in Playa del Carmen.
Day 16
sunday
Playa del Carmen
Relax in Playa del Carmen. Overnight in Playa del Carmen.
Day 17
monday
Flight back
Travel to the international airport for the return flight.



Prices in US $, per person, double room accommodation, for groups of :

A : hotels 2 / 3 *- B : hotels 3 / 4 *

2 people
3 people
4 and 5 people
6 and 7 people
8 people
A
B
A
B
A
B
A
B
A
B
3,270
3,885
2,925
3,540
2,200
2,815
1,865
2,480
1,715

2,330


N.B. : prices are based on adults. Reductions for children under 12.

  This tour exists in an economic version : click here

Prices include :

  • 16 nights in 2 / 3 star hotels (A option) or 3 / 4 star hotels (B option), accommodations in double room with "American breakfast" ;
  • all transportation ;
  • boat transfers: on Lake Atitlán, and in the Petén and Caribbean regions ;
  • English speaking guide services in Antigua, Copán, Tikal, Palenque, Uxmal and Chichen Itzá.
Prices do not include:
  • international flights ;
  • other meals ;
  • airport taxes ;
  • drinks and personal expenses ;
  • sites entrance fees ;
  • taxes at the Honduran and Mexican border ;
  • insurance

 


Additional costs, in US $, (prices per person) :

Half board supplement (dinners)
Single room supplement
Triple room reduction
A
B
A
B
A
B
290
290
530
1150
100
210

Half board : except for dinners in Playa del Carmen.

  • English speaking guide during the whole trip, for groups of :
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
962
641
481
385
320
275
241




  Download the tour's PDF

 

Economic version

For experienced travelers looking for low prices we created simplified options of tour tours.

  • If you are not especially looking for a driver services and a private vehicle for all your transfers, (some of the transfers can be operated by tourist shuttles),
  • If you willingly accept to spend some nights in very simple hostels to reduce the budget of some of the overnights,
  • if you are not always looking for private boats services ( it is often possible to find boats on the go, talking with boat driver,
  • If you are not looking for English speaking guides in archeological sites (it is possible to find local Spanish speaking guides at the entrance of the sites).

    Here is an economic version of the Guatemala - Mexico tour in 17 days / 16 nights :

Program : same program

Hotels : 1 and 2 * during the tour in Guatemala / except in Guatemala city and Mexcio: 3*

Transfers : private on D1, D7 and from D10 to D17 ; public shuttle on D2, D4 D6 and D9; private boats on D7 and D8 on the Caribean sea, private boat on D10 through río Usumacinta to reach the mexican boarder (Echeverría / Corozal) ; without reservation of vehicle and boat on D3 in Panajachel (free day) ;

Guide : No guide services

 


Prices in US $, per person, double room accommodation, for groups of :

2 people
3 people
4 and 5 people
6 and 7 people
2,695
2,545
1,925
1,665

 

Sup. single room
Red. triple room
520
100

To learn more about our included services : contact us

Do not hesitate to ask for our personalized programs and itineraries, according to your wishes and constraints: we are the specialists of personalized travel in Guatemala and in the Mayan World !

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