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Mexico, Belize & Guatemala

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Tour style - Active & Adrenaline

25 days

Hola amigos! Take the maximum Mexican dosage & explore it all, with a dash of Belize & Guatemala in the mix to keep things fresh. It is jam packed full of culture, flavours & World Heritage sites… our experiences will have your Instagram updates going out of control!
  • Mexico City to Guanajuato

    Meet up with your fellow travellers and Trip Manager in Mexico’s sprawling capital, before we hit the road and travel to the beautiful Colonial City of Guanajuato. With a history as a major silver mining town, and many of the mines are still active today. Guanajuato was once home to one of the richest and most productive silver mines in the world. The Templo de San Cayetano (San Cayetano Church) stands as a monument to the wealth and riches extracted from the mine. Soak up the sights as your private Local Guide leads you on a captivating journey through the winding streets and subterranean passageways of this UNESCO World Heritage city. View the romantic “Callejon de Beso” (Two balconies separated by only 69cms is home of an old love legend). The legend tells that there lived two people in love called Carlos and Ana. Ana was a rich Spaniard who lived on the left side of the street, and Carlos, a poor miner who rented the house on the right side for a few gold and silver coins…..And the story goes on…. Make sure you ask your Trip Manager to tell you all about it! The historic center of Guanajuato has a distinct European flavour packed with narrow cobblestone callejones (alleyways) running up and down the hillside. Pretty little plazas are dotted with sidewalk cafés, museums, theatres, markets and monuments. Visit the main square and the cast-iron-and glass Hidalgo Market, designed by Gustave Eiffel. Later, get to know the group and your Trip Manager over dinner in a local restaurant. Guanajuato is a great place to sample regional Bajío cuisine. Favorite local dishes include enchiladas mineras (tortillas filled with meat, beans or cheese and topped with a sauce made from guajillo and ancho chiles) and pacholas Guanajuatenses (ground beef with spices). This is an updated itinerary. Due to unforeseen circumstances, there has been a change to the original itinerary on days 1 to 7. For further details, please contact our Reservations team.

  • Guanajuato to Guadalajara

    Experience the most famous monuments of the ‘Pearl of the West’ as locals refer to Guadalajara. Take a closer look at beautiful buildings and picture perfect plazas; let your Local Guide talk you through the great murals, colonial architecture and colourful history. Stroll through the streets of the historic centre, where you’ll visit the four main squares, venture inside the City Hall and the magnificent Cathedral. Admire the rich neo-classical architecture of the buildings before hitting the modern side of the city. Get ready for some Mariachi! We head to the Mariachi Plaza for some of the best music in Mexico! Mariachi is a recognized symbol of Mexico throughout the world. For Mexicans it is the musical accompaniment to life's most important moments: it forms a vital part of courtship and family events such as weddings, birthdays, baptisms, and funerals. This is the emblematic sound of Mexico, which reaches into the hearts of its listeners evoking the history and traditions. Later, head out to some of the city’s best bars & clubs to continue the Mexican Fiesta! This is an updated itinerary. Due to unforeseen circumstances, there has been a change to the original itinerary on days 1 to 7. For further details, please contact our Reservations team.

  • Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta

    Our Journey today will bring us through the mountainous culture-rich area of Jalisco. We’ll stop enroute to see the Ceboruco – a dacitic stratovolcano. The most recent and best documented eruption from Ceboruco lasted from 1870–1875, with fumarole activity lasting well into the 20th century. The mountain features one large caldera, created during the Jala eruption, with a smaller crater nested inside that formed when the Dos Equis lava dome collapsed during the Coapales eruption around 1100 AD. In the early afternoon, arrive in the fantastic beach resort of Puerto Vallarta. Get ready to relax by the pool or treat yourself at the spa. Later, meet up with the group to enjoy a delicious dinner on the beachfront. This is an updated itinerary. Due to unforeseen circumstances, there has been a change to the original itinerary on days 1 to 7. For further details, please contact our Reservations team.

  • Puerto Vallarta

    With a free day, soak up more of Puerto Vallarta’s vibes, beach life and sparkling blue waters. Join a surfing safari and explore the spectacular hidden beaches along the northern coast of Banderas Bay, some of the best and most beautiful surfing beaches in Mexico. Get out, see more of the area and catch some waves. The beaches near Punta Mita offer some of the best waves for learning to surf in the world - it is the Waikiki of Mexico If you’re looking to learn more about this beautiful environment join the Marietas Eco Discovery. Just offshore, inside Banderas Bay, rests a group of small, volcanic islands known as the Marietas Islands. These islands, made famous by oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, provide the perfect environment for an entertaining eco-adventure. Experience wildlife above and below the water as you kayak, snorkel and explore the unique ecosystem with the informative & fun guides and crew. Tonight, choose to join an amazing sunset cruise with exciting pirate show! This five-hour cruise begins just before sunset and offers incredible views of Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta from the deck of a real wooden pirate ship. Onboard entertainment includes Pirate show, acrobatics, sword-fighting and even a fireworks display! Full dinner and free drinks, dancing and music – lets the fun times roll. This is an updated itinerary. Due to unforeseen circumstances, there has been a change to the original itinerary on days 1 to 7. For further details, please contact our Reservations team.

  • Puerto Vallarta

    With a free day, soak up more of Puerto Vallarta’s vibes, beach life and sparkling blue waters. Join a surfing safari and explore the spectacular hidden beaches along the northern coast of Banderas Bay, some of the best and most beautiful surfing beaches in Mexico. Get out, see more of the area and catch some waves. The beaches near Punta Mita offer some of the best waves for learning to surf in the world - it is the Waikiki of Mexico If you’re looking to learn more about this beautiful environment join the Marietas Eco Discovery. Just offshore, inside Banderas Bay, rests a group of small, volcanic islands known as the Marietas Islands. These islands, made famous by oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, provide the perfect environment for an entertaining eco-adventure. Experience wildlife above and below the water as you kayak, snorkel and explore the unique ecosystem with the informative & fun guides and crew. Tonight, choose to join an amazing sunset cruise with exciting pirate show! This five-hour cruise begins just before sunset and offers incredible views of Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta from the deck of a real wooden pirate ship. Onboard entertainment includes Pirate show, acrobatics, sword-fighting and even a fireworks display! Full dinner and free drinks, dancing and music – lets the fun times roll. This is an updated itinerary. Due to unforeseen circumstances, there has been a change to the original itinerary on days 1 to 7. For further details, please contact our Reservations team.

  • Puerto Vallarta to Tequila

    Today it is all about Tequila! We head to the picturesque town of Tequila, where we will learn all about the Tequila making, we will visit a Tequila factory and of course, at the end of the tour, a well deserved Tequila tasting. Overnight in the little town of Tequila. Tonight, go out and explore and join the group and Trip Manager for a feast of Mexican specialities then wash it all down with some tequila, Mexico’s national drink. This is an updated itinerary. Due to unforeseen circumstances, there has been a change to the original itinerary on days 1 to 7. For further details, please contact our Reservations team.

  • Tequila to Mexico City

    After a healthy and well deserved breakfast, return to Mexico City through the charming countryside of the Colonial Heartland. We’ll make our way through agricultural districts that lead to bustling Mexico City, the largest city in the country and the oldest capital city in North America. This is an updated itinerary. Due to unforeseen circumstances, there has been a change to the original itinerary on days 1 to 7. For further details, please contact our Reservations team.

  • Mexico City

    We turn back the clock this morning with a trip to Teotihuacan, the largest archaeological city ever to exist on the American continents. Climb the impressive pyramids and imagine how this was once Central America’s greatest city. Our Local Guide will fill you in on the Teotihuacanos beliefs and rites as you walk around the site and see the Sun and Moon Temples. This afternoon, discover another side of vibrant Mexico City with a visit to the easy-going, old barrio (neighbourhood) of Coyoacan. Take in the old colonial mansions, fountains and quiet squares of this cultural quarter. See the paired studios of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and maybe visit Frida Kahlo’s famous Blue House, which is filled with colourful art, pre-Hispanic artefacts and a beautiful garden. Visit the unique floating gardens & markets of Xochimilco. Board our own brightly colored flat bottom boat and cruise along the canals, past gardens and floating Mariachi bands. Vendors jump from boat to boat with souvenirs, so you can kick back and shop while you ride along the canals. Then we head to the historic heart of the city, where ancient civilization, political power and religion combine around the enormous Zocalo (Central Square). Get inspired as our expert Local Guide uncovers the nation’s core spots and shows off this living time line. Step inside the largest cathedral in Latin America and learn why the tilting Catedral Metropolitana is a spiritual hub for Mexicans. Get up close to Mexico’s Aztec past as you explore the bare ruins around Templo Mayor. Our Local Guide will peel back the layers and explain how a new temple was built here every 52 years, one on top of the other.

  • Mexico City to Merida

    Today, it’s a total change of scene when we leave behind Mexico City and fly to the beautiful white-stone city of Merida. Laid-back and pretty, it’s perfect for a wind down after the hectic hum of the capital. Get a real feel for this small, stylish town on our walking tour through the center as your Tour Manager gives you the story behind the haciendas, palaces and gorgeous buildings. We'll ride through town old-style on our included horse & carriage ride. The local driver will show off Merida’s core spots as you sit back and soak up the atmosphere. Use your free time to explore the buzzing market district, where you can pick up handicrafts, hammocks and traditional travel treasures like ponchos and sombreros.

  • Merida to Cancun via Chichen Itza

    We kick start the day with a trip to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chichen Itza – the best preserved and most famous Mayan ruins in Mexico. Hear from our expert Local Guide about the time temples and how the Mayan calendar worked as you explore the spectacular ancient ceremonial center and the fascinating snail-shaped observatory. Back on the coach, we continue on to glitzy Cancun, Mexico’s super resort. This party paradise is a high energy destination, loaded with outdoor activities and a buzzing nightlife. Use your free time to relax with an evening siesta. Then head into town to the Mercado 28, a lively market serving up homemade foods. Sit yourself down in a fondita (little café) and order various specialties from throughout Mexico or try the regional Yucatan dish, chicken pibil (chicken in a special marinade). For some live, local music, make a move to Parquet de las Palapas with some friends. Grab a cold cerveza (beer) from one of the food stands and take it all in. Then explore what’s on offer party-wise in Cancun.

  • Cancun & Playa del Carmen

    Take a trip with the group to the hip, hot beach of Playa del Carmen. A popular spot for snorkeling and diving, Playa del Carmen has underwater caves and mind-blowing offshore coral reefs. Take a swim in the azure waters, chill out on the beach or even jump on a ferry to the Island of Cozumel. Back in Cancun, wrap up the day on the beach watching the sun set over the Caribbean Sea. Some ideas for dinner include hitting an open-air restaurant for some fresh seafood or heading to the central plaza for some authentic island specialties.

  • Cancun

    Today, your Tour Manager will take you to hidden spots and show off tropical jungle and watering holes. Then with a full free day, make the most of Cancun’s action and crystal clear waters. We get away from it all and head to the pint-sized Isla Mujeres. With no cars and little development, this is the place to wind down on pristine beaches and soak up the sun. Experience its fabulous coral reefs on our optional Garrafon Natural Reef Park excursion. If you’re keen, you can even swim with dolphins here. You could head to Punta Nizuc for some more snorkeling. For something different have a look through La Casa des Artes Mexicanas (House of Mexican Art), where you’ll see musical instruments, handmade kids’ toys and traditional costumes. Opt for a trip to Xcaret Ecopark, where Mayan ruins, a stunning inlet and jungle combine to make this place so special. Have a swim in the underground river and see colorful birdlife and a butterfly farm. Later why not get into the fun, festive vibes of Cancun and settle in on an open terrace beachside or at a small, local bar. Keep it moving until the sun comes up if you want – Cancun nightlife is the stuff of legends.

  • Cancun to Caye Caulker

    Adios Mexico, but we’ll be back! This morning we leave Cancun and head to Chetumal for some exploring & maybe bite to eat, before boarding our water taxis into Belize. We’ll park up on this Caribbean island, where the motto is “go slow.” Tonight it’s dinner we’ll offer a feast of fresh seafood & your chance to sample the reggae nightlife!

  • Caye Caulker

    The day is all yours! Fuel up at breakfast, then you get to make the most of our ME Time optionals, like swimming with sharks at Belize’s World Heritage Barrier Reef, Kayaking the mangroves or lazing on “The Split” (a break in the island), where sipping and sunbathing is the scene! Tonight, rejoin the crew in the evening for an amazing sunset sail! Enjoy included snacks, drinks and music during for our last night on the island.

  • Caye Caulker to Guatemalan Rainforest

    Enjoy a hearty breakfast before we ride a water taxi to Belize City, then it’s an overland journey to the forests of Guatemala’s Peten! We’ll arrive at our awesome Jungle Lodge inside the park late afternoon, where there’s the option to fly through the rainforest canopy on ziplines… why not! You can also head into the ruins yourself and go exploring, before dinner. Tonight relax as you drift to sleep to the sounds of the forest. Rest up, cause tomorrow has a lot to offer!

  • Guatemalan Rainforest to Santa Elena (Flores)

    We rise before the sun to watch daybreak unfold from atop the Mayan ruin, Templo IV… so prepare for amazing! Enjoy an included guided tour of the area or explore the magnificent jungle ruins, before our afternoon trip to the island of Flores, built atop another ancient Mayan center known as Tayasal. Make the most of your time, and opt for a lake cruise on arrival if you feel like getting out on the water before more relaxing over tonight’s dinner.

  • Santa Elena to Antigua

    From the relaxed Flores to Guatemala’s bustling capital city! Today we’ll skip the queues and make a beeline for the unique beauty and relaxed vibe of World Heritage Antigua. You’ll be shown many of the historic and beautiful facets of town, among rooftop flowerbeds and horse drawn carriages bouncing over cobblestones. We get to spend two nights in this stunning town beneath towering volcanoes.

  • Antigua

    The day is yours to explore and take advantage of the awesome ME Time optionals we serve up! Get lost in the city, see the sights and tick those boxes, your Tour Manager will help you get where you want to be. If you’re looking for an adventure why not hike a volcano or ride mountain bikes? Then, if you want to relax you could try making local native chocolates, enjoy some international cuisine or shop for some beautiful traditional textiles. There are so many things to do today… its up to you on how you want to enjoy it.

  • Antigua to Lago Atitlan

    Wake up in Anitgua for the last time and continue north into the Highlands, to see the magnificent Lago Atitlan! We’ll journey by private boat to a lakeside Mayan community where we will meet local artisans and learn to make tortillas by hand. And taste them too, of course. Afterwards, relax on a hammock or enjoy the thrill of gliding in the sky… with our ME Time optional - paragliding with local professionals for epic views of the landscape. Tonight we’ll get amongst the traveller vibe and hit the main street, lined with cafes and shops, for a fun night out.

  • Lago Atitlan to San Cristobel de las Casas

    There will be few good snaps to be taken on route today. We’ll make our way through small Mayan communities of Guatemala’s highlands en route to the Mexican border, where we enter the beautiful and rugged territory of Chiapas. You’ll get the chance to explore Comitan and try some of the local cuisine and maybe sample a traditional drink Tascalate (made from chocolate, toasted corn and achiote). Later we heads to the evergreens in the cool cultural capital of San Cristobal de las Casas!

  • San Cristobel de las Casas

    It’s time to get up and discover all city has to offer! Adventurers can take to the landscape for horseback riding or mountain biking this morning. After your Backstage Pass will take you to the Mayan hillside communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan, learn about the untold generations of merging Native American and European cultures. Tonight you’ll get to try some traditional Tamales Chiapanecos at an included dinner, before hitting the town to move to local rhythms. Get festive!

  • Chiapas to Tehuantepec

    This morning you could be relaxing by the pool under mango trees, exploring iconic monuments and indulging in great traditional food! From Mexico’s southern highlands, we make our way toward the country’s great center. The isthmus of Tehauntepec is the narrowest stretch of land that sits between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. We’ll descend from the forested hills into the beautiful coastal plains of Tehuantepec, where you’ll visit the city square, before a delicious local dinner with your crew.

  • Tehuantepec to Oaxaca

    It’s time to take on this amazing destination. First up we head to World Heritage Oaxaca for some exploring then it’s onto Matatlan, the world capital of the traditional alcoholic spirit Mezcal, where we’ll learn how this agave spirit is produced. Then it’s back on the road to the former Zapotec religious center of Mitla, where sacred rites were once carried out among the geometrical stonework, still intact. Before arriving at our hotel, we get to check out one of the largest trees in the world! Tonight is the first of two nights in the celebrated culinary capital. Enjoy an included walking tour among magnificent colonial architecture this evening, stopping by the market for some delicious and nutritious Chapulines…yum!

  • Oaxaca

    This morning is the last full day of the trip! So enjoy the last day with the crew and make the most of some ME Time, discover some of the fantastic local museums and shops in the area. This afternoon, we visit World Heritage Monte Alban, built on a mountaintop overlooking the modern capital. This area is famous for extraordinary traditional crafts and we will visit a local workshop, before returning to town for dinner. It’s time to celebrate one last time… Salud!

  • Oaxaca to Mexico City

    The trips not over yet, after our final breakfast, we travel to the center of the ancient Aztec universe. We’ll take a panoramic tour of World Heritage Puebla, then head to Cholula. This is where the church Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios stands above the buried pyramid Tlachihualtepetl. After you can choose to enjoy a relaxed lunch in the small town plaza or enter the ruins and explore the ancient tunnels. This evening, we arrive Mexico City, where you can say adios to your amigos!

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