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$ 2799

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Tour to Mexico, Belize and Guatemala with us! Climb ancient temples, go snorkelling in crystal clear turquoise waters, do a little island hopping, and venture into a jungle at night as you experience the best of  these countries on this tour to Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.

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Tour to Mexico, Belize and Guatemala with us! Climb ancient temples, go snorkelling in crystal clear turquoise waters, do a little island hopping, and venture into a jungle at night as you experience the best of  these countries on this tour to Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.

Arrive in busy Mexico City and start your adventure of some of the best places in Mexico by exploring all the must-see attractions in one of the world’s largest cities. Next, head to the spectacular Teotihuacán pyramids and the Great Pyramid of Cholula, learning about their fascinating history from your Inspirit tour guide. Then, journey to the vibrant town of Oaxaca Mexico, where the more adventurous travelers can sample delicious chapulines (grasshoppers) in the bustling street markets. Visit an artisanal distillery or tour a petrified waterfall, there’s something for everyone in buzzing Oaxaca. Enjoy scenic views of the valley from the magnificent Monte Alban ruins, then set off toward the town of Chiapa de Corzo, steeped in culture and traditions and famed for its cuisine and crafts.

Next on this three country Central America itinerary is the spectacular Sumidero Canyon with steep walls rising nearly 1,000 meters from the river bed. Continue your travels with a visit to the beautiful Agua Azul and Mixol Ha waterfalls before arriving in Palenque, home to Mexico’s most fascinating archaeological site. Next, head to Mérida Mexico where you’ll have a chance to participate in optional excursions such a visit to the Uxmal Mayan ruins, cenotes (sinkholes), or flamingo sanctuary.

Prepare to be amazed by the spectacular Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá and the impressive Temple of Kukulkan. The laid-back resort town of Playa del Carmen will welcome you with spectacular beaches. Do as much or as little as you like at one of the Mexican Riviera’s trendiest spots. Then, hop on a bus to Tulum, famed for its relaxed vibe and hip atmosphere. Admire the spectacular Tulum ruins on a tour of this world-famous archaeological site before heading overland to some great places in Belize.

Arrive on the lively little island of Caye Caulker where you can soak up the sun in a hammock and swim in the warm Caribbean waters. Then travel to Central Belize and the charming town of San Ignacio, with a chance to participate in activities such as tubing, visiting scenic waterfalls, or going horseback riding. Next, cross the border into Guatemala and head to the spectacular Tikal ruins where ancient temples sit amidst lush rainforests.

Travel deeper to Uaxactún, a remote Maya community, where we’ll set up camp among the ancient temples. Enjoy a guided nocturnal jungle walk and candle-lit dinner at the beautiful archaeological site. Then, journey to the Ceibal ruins located on the shores of La Pasión River en route to the charming town of Lanquin. Your amazing Central America tour will then bring you to the Semuc Champey National Monument, a natural limestone bridge towering over a powerful river. Make your way to Antigua Guatemala, stopping en route at the pristine Quetzal Biotope, a cloud forest reserve and haven for birdlife. You really are on a journey to the most unique and best places in Guatemala!

Upon arrival in Antigua Guatemala, allow your Inspirit guide to give you suggestions on things to do and restaurants to try. Explore the scenic colonial town and sample some of Guatemala’s best street foods on a guided tour.

Peer out at magnificent rainforest panoramas from temple-top platforms, marvel at cascading waterfalls, jump into a deep cenote that opens to the forest floor, and swim in forest-shrouded rivers on this amazing three country Central America tour.

From enjoying the laid-back lifestyle of a funky Caribbean island to immersing yourself in the surreal settings of ancient Mayan ruins, from making your own chocolate to sharing a meal with an indigenous family, from bargaining in delightfully chaotic markets to wandering the cobblestone streets of Spanish conquistadors, and from enjoying a taco crawl to marveling at magnificent visual feasts, this Mesoamerican jaunt will overwhelm your senses.

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29Days

$ 2799

International airfare to Central America not included

Available dates

What's included on this trip?

Inspirit trip leader

28 nights accommodation

All transportation

Explorer walks, cultural experiences, and activities as indicated

Culinary experiences as mentioned

Expert local team

Start country

Mexico

End country

Guatemala

Physical rating

Normal

Group size

16 Maximum

Trip code

C-MXGTB

Minimum age

18

Maximum age

39

Your journey

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrivals into Mexico City

Welcome to Mexico and the incredible metropolis of Mexico City! Venture out at your own pace today after checking into your hotel. Your Inspirit guide will be happy to help you get settled and give you suggestions as you step into the streets of the DF (Distrito Federal), as the locals call it. Tomorrow we launch our tri-country adventures with a guided tour of the must-see spots of Mexico City and a fun and delicious T…

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Welcome to Mexico and the incredible metropolis of Mexico City! Venture out at your own pace today after checking into your hotel. Your Inspirit guide will be happy to help you get settled and give you suggestions as you step into the streets of the DF (Distrito Federal), as the locals call it. Tomorrow we launch our tri-country adventures with a guided tour of the must-see spots of Mexico City and a fun and delicious Taco Crawl to get your taste buds ready for the new flavors ahead. Then we're off to ancient ruins, colorful markets, indigenous villages, Caribbean beaches, forested mountain towns, natural wonders, and charming colonial zones. Let the adventure begin!

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Day 1 - Arrivals into Mexico City

Welcome to Mexico and the incredible metropolis of Mexico City! Venture out at your own pace today after checking into your hotel. Your Inspirit guide will be happy to help you get settled and give you suggestions as you step into the streets of the DF (Distrito Federal), as the locals call it. Tomorrow we launch our tri-country adventures with a guided tour of the must-see spots of Mexico City and a fun and delicious Taco Crawl to get your taste buds ready for the new flavors ahead. Then we're off to ancient ruins, colorful markets, indigenous villages, Caribbean beaches, forested mountain towns, natural wonders, and charming colonial zones. Let the adventure begin!

Arrivals into Mexico City

Explore Mexico City and meet your Inspirit guide

Hotel Marlowe or Similar

Day 2 - Mexico City Explorer

Delve into Mexico's fascinating history and culture today on a wide-ranging tour of Mexico City, one of the world's biggest cities with a history that reaches back long before the Spaniards arrived. Your Inspirit guide will lead you every step of the way as you visit the must-see sites of this metropolis with ancient roots, including the National Museum of Anthropology and History, Mexico City’s famous Zocalo (city ce…

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Delve into Mexico's fascinating history and culture today on a wide-ranging tour of Mexico City, one of the world's biggest cities with a history that reaches back long before the Spaniards arrived. Your Inspirit guide will lead you every step of the way as you visit the must-see sites of this metropolis with ancient roots, including the National Museum of Anthropology and History, Mexico City’s famous Zocalo (city center), murals by renowned painter Diego Rivera, the imposing Metropolitan Cathedral, city government offices, and the ruins of the Aztec ceremonial center of Tenochtitlán next to the main plaza.

After this cultural immersion, the rest of the day is free for you to relax, explore, or indulge as you please. In the evening your guide will escort you on a mouth-watering Taco Crawl, a walking tour stopping at three traditional "taquerias," where you can sample different variations of this world-famous Mexican dish.

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Day 2 - Mexico City Explorer

Delve into Mexico's fascinating history and culture today on a wide-ranging tour of Mexico City, one of the world's biggest cities with a history that reaches back long before the Spaniards arrived. Your Inspirit guide will lead you every step of the way as you visit the must-see sites of this metropolis with ancient roots, including the National Museum of Anthropology and History, Mexico City’s famous Zocalo (city center), murals by renowned painter Diego Rivera, the imposing Metropolitan Cathedral, city government offices, and the ruins of the Aztec ceremonial center of Tenochtitlán next to the main plaza.

After this cultural immersion, the rest of the day is free for you to relax, explore, or indulge as you please. In the evening your guide will escort you on a mouth-watering Taco Crawl, a walking tour stopping at three traditional "taquerias," where you can sample different variations of this world-famous Mexican dish.

Official Inspirit Welcome Meeting

Mexico City Explorer

Taco Crawl tour

Hotel Marlowe or similar

Day 3 - Teotihuacán & Puebla

This morning we venture to the majestic ruins of Teotihuacán, once the largest city of Mesoamerica featuring a complex of soaring pyramids rising over smaller platforms. Your Inspirit guide will take you back into the fascinating history if this mystical center, where a climb up the massive Pyramid of the Sun offers stunning panoramas. 

From the ruins, we continue to Puebla, …

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This morning we venture to the majestic ruins of Teotihuacán, once the largest city of Mesoamerica featuring a complex of soaring pyramids rising over smaller platforms. Your Inspirit guide will take you back into the fascinating history if this mystical center, where a climb up the massive Pyramid of the Sun offers stunning panoramas. 

From the ruins, we continue to Puebla, where we’ll check in to our hotel. Your Inspirit guide will lead you on a tour though the city center, with stops to admire the architecture of the impressive Puebla Cathedral, which dates to 1575, and the Biblioteca Palafoxiana, the first public library in the Americas.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to explore and/or opt to have a blast and more than a few laughs at the folkloric and iconic Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) show.

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Day 3 - Teotihuacán & Puebla

This morning we venture to the majestic ruins of Teotihuacán, once the largest city of Mesoamerica featuring a complex of soaring pyramids rising over smaller platforms. Your Inspirit guide will take you back into the fascinating history if this mystical center, where a climb up the massive Pyramid of the Sun offers stunning panoramas. 

From the ruins, we continue to Puebla, where we’ll check in to our hotel. Your Inspirit guide will lead you on a tour though the city center, with stops to admire the architecture of the impressive Puebla Cathedral, which dates to 1575, and the Biblioteca Palafoxiana, the first public library in the Americas.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to explore and/or opt to have a blast and more than a few laughs at the folkloric and iconic Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) show.

Private transfer to Puebla via Teotihuacán ruins

Guided tour of Teotihuacán

Puebla City Explorer

Hotel Puebla Plaza or similar

Day 4 - Cholula City Explorer

Today's destination is the nearby town of Cholula, a 20-minute bus ride from Puebla. Cholula is best known as the site of the Great Pyramid, which is an ancient pre-historic temple with a Spanish church built on top. From the church and pyramid, enjoy a beautiful view of snow-capped Popocatépetl volcano and its sibling, Iztaccíhuatl. Underneath the Great Pyramid, there’s an option to explore tunnels opened by arc…

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Today's destination is the nearby town of Cholula, a 20-minute bus ride from Puebla. Cholula is best known as the site of the Great Pyramid, which is an ancient pre-historic temple with a Spanish church built on top. From the church and pyramid, enjoy a beautiful view of snow-capped Popocatépetl volcano and its sibling, Iztaccíhuatl. Underneath the Great Pyramid, there’s an option to explore tunnels opened by archaeologists, offering a fascinating insight into the temple’s construction.

We’ll stop at the local market to enjoy a few traditional Mexican dishes, like “cemitas” and “memalas Poblanas” (Pueblan-style sandwiches and tostadas) among other hidden gems.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to explore.

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Day 4 - Cholula City Explorer

Today's destination is the nearby town of Cholula, a 20-minute bus ride from Puebla. Cholula is best known as the site of the Great Pyramid, which is an ancient pre-historic temple with a Spanish church built on top. From the church and pyramid, enjoy a beautiful view of snow-capped Popocatépetl volcano and its sibling, Iztaccíhuatl. Underneath the Great Pyramid, there’s an option to explore tunnels opened by archaeologists, offering a fascinating insight into the temple’s construction.

We’ll stop at the local market to enjoy a few traditional Mexican dishes, like “cemitas” and “memalas Poblanas” (Pueblan-style sandwiches and tostadas) among other hidden gems.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to explore.

Transfer by local bus to Cholula

Cholula City Explorer

Sample the local specialties with lunch in Cholula's market

Hotel Puebla Plaza or similar

Day 5 - Overland to Oaxaca & City Explorer

Today we're off to vibrant Oaxaca. Culturally rich with 16 ethnic groups living in or around it, Oaxaca teems with tradition, art and handicrafts, and truly delicious food. 

After your hotel check-in, your Inspirit guide will lead you on a city tour, visiting the most important sites on the way to the unique market of Oaxaca. Knowing where to find all the market's hidden treas…

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Today we're off to vibrant Oaxaca. Culturally rich with 16 ethnic groups living in or around it, Oaxaca teems with tradition, art and handicrafts, and truly delicious food. 

After your hotel check-in, your Inspirit guide will lead you on a city tour, visiting the most important sites on the way to the unique market of Oaxaca. Knowing where to find all the market's hidden treasures, your guide will show you the different varieties of fruit, candy, and spices, including saffron and countless varieties of chilies. If you’re feeling adventurous, the famous Oaxacan cheese and “chapulines” (grasshoppers) are on offer! For plant eaters, of course there are many veggies and fruits available as well for equally mouthwatering experiences!

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Day 5 - Overland to Oaxaca & City Explorer

Today we're off to vibrant Oaxaca. Culturally rich with 16 ethnic groups living in or around it, Oaxaca teems with tradition, art and handicrafts, and truly delicious food. 

After your hotel check-in, your Inspirit guide will lead you on a city tour, visiting the most important sites on the way to the unique market of Oaxaca. Knowing where to find all the market's hidden treasures, your guide will show you the different varieties of fruit, candy, and spices, including saffron and countless varieties of chilies. If you’re feeling adventurous, the famous Oaxacan cheese and “chapulines” (grasshoppers) are on offer! For plant eaters, of course there are many veggies and fruits available as well for equally mouthwatering experiences!

Transfer to Oaxaca by public bus

Oaxaca City Explorer

Free time in Oaxaca

Hotel Casa Arnel or similar

Day 6 - Explore Oaxaca

Today is free for optional activities such as the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua, or visiting an artisanal mezcal distillery. Other options include visiting the nearby national parks, or just soaking up the atmosphere of Oaxaca itself.

Day 6 - Explore Oaxaca

Today is free for optional activities such as the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua, or visiting an artisanal mezcal distillery. Other options include visiting the nearby national parks, or just soaking up the atmosphere of Oaxaca itself.

Explore Oaxaca with optional activities

Hotel Casa Arnel or similar

Day 7 - Monte Alban Ruins & Explore Oaxaca

In the morning, we’ll visit the famous ruins of Monte Alban, an ancient Zapotec city, and learn some of its history while enjoying stunning views of the scenic Oaxaca valley. 

You're on your own to explore the city the rest of the day — your guide can suggest fun things to do. 

Day 7 - Monte Alban Ruins & Explore Oaxaca

In the morning, we’ll visit the famous ruins of Monte Alban, an ancient Zapotec city, and learn some of its history while enjoying stunning views of the scenic Oaxaca valley. 

You're on your own to explore the city the rest of the day — your guide can suggest fun things to do. 

Guided tour of Monte Alban ruins with transportation

Explore Oaxaca with optional activities

Inspirit dinner

Hotel Casa Arnel or Similar

Day 8 - Transfer to Chiapa de Corzo

Today we’ll say goodbye to Oaxaca and set out toward Chiapa de Corzo, located a short distance from the Chiapas state capital of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

Get acquainted with this charming little town, which is one of 83 Mexican communities that the government has designated a “Pueblo Mágico” — a recognition for a town’s natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklo…

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Today we’ll say goodbye to Oaxaca and set out toward Chiapa de Corzo, located a short distance from the Chiapas state capital of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

Get acquainted with this charming little town, which is one of 83 Mexican communities that the government has designated a “Pueblo Mágico” — a recognition for a town’s natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklore, historical relevance, cuisine, art crafts and hospitality. You'll see why when your Inspirit guide leads you on a walking tour of the town. 

This evening you are free to continue to explore on your own.

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Day 8 - Transfer to Chiapa de Corzo

Today we’ll say goodbye to Oaxaca and set out toward Chiapa de Corzo, located a short distance from the Chiapas state capital of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

Get acquainted with this charming little town, which is one of 83 Mexican communities that the government has designated a “Pueblo Mágico” — a recognition for a town’s natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklore, historical relevance, cuisine, art crafts and hospitality. You'll see why when your Inspirit guide leads you on a walking tour of the town. 

This evening you are free to continue to explore on your own.

Private transfer to Chiapa de Corzo

Chiapa de Corzo City Explorer

Hotel La Ceiba or similar

Day 9 - Sumidero Canyon & San Cristobal de las Casas Villages

Enjoy an authentic Mexican breakfast and then jump start your adventure with an excursion to the awe-inspiring Sumidero Canyon, with vertical walls rising over 3,000 ft (914 mts). We’ll be on the water before the peak visiting hours, increasing our chances of spotting some of the river’s local inhabitants, such as the river crocodile, the banded…

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Enjoy an authentic Mexican breakfast and then jump start your adventure with an excursion to the awe-inspiring Sumidero Canyon, with vertical walls rising over 3,000 ft (914 mts). We’ll be on the water before the peak visiting hours, increasing our chances of spotting some of the river’s local inhabitants, such as the river crocodile, the banded Yucatán gecko or the great curassow. 

Afterward we’ll make our way to the colonial city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas. Dive right into Mexico as we use local transport for this section: a great way to experience the real Mexico! Settle in and grab a bite to eat in one of the many eateries, cafes or restaurants.

In the afternoon we’ll visit the indigenous villages of Chamula and Zinacantan, which embrace centuries-old tradition. Experience indigenous language and customs, fascinating churches, and colorful markets. 

Evenings in the Mexican highlands can get a little chilly, so we’ll visit a local “chocolateria,” where you can sample a delicious warm chocolate/rice-milk drink “champurrado.” 

For dinner, enjoy some fantastic Mexican cuisine at any of the excellent, traditional restaurants and eateries in San Cristobal de las Casas (your Inspirit guide will make recommendations), and get a taste of the local nightlife.

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Day 9 - Sumidero Canyon & San Cristobal de las Casas Villages

Enjoy an authentic Mexican breakfast and then jump start your adventure with an excursion to the awe-inspiring Sumidero Canyon, with vertical walls rising over 3,000 ft (914 mts). We’ll be on the water before the peak visiting hours, increasing our chances of spotting some of the river’s local inhabitants, such as the river crocodile, the banded Yucatán gecko or the great curassow. 

Afterward we’ll make our way to the colonial city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas. Dive right into Mexico as we use local transport for this section: a great way to experience the real Mexico! Settle in and grab a bite to eat in one of the many eateries, cafes or restaurants.

In the afternoon we’ll visit the indigenous villages of Chamula and Zinacantan, which embrace centuries-old tradition. Experience indigenous language and customs, fascinating churches, and colorful markets. 

Evenings in the Mexican highlands can get a little chilly, so we’ll visit a local “chocolateria,” where you can sample a delicious warm chocolate/rice-milk drink “champurrado.” 

For dinner, enjoy some fantastic Mexican cuisine at any of the excellent, traditional restaurants and eateries in San Cristobal de las Casas (your Inspirit guide will make recommendations), and get a taste of the local nightlife.

Boat tour of Sumidero Canyon

Tour indigenous towns of Chamula and Zinacantan

Chocolate tasting experience

Hotel Casa Margarita or similar

Day 10 - Agua Azul & Mixol Ha

Start early today for your journey to Palenque, a small town situated near one of Mexico's most fascinating archaeological sites. A few hours into the ride, visit the scenic waterfalls of Agua Azul (azure water), a series of crystal pools and tumbling waterfalls surrounded by jungle-shrouded mountain slopes. Hop in for a swim, or hike down a forest trail, or both! 

The experie…

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Start early today for your journey to Palenque, a small town situated near one of Mexico's most fascinating archaeological sites. A few hours into the ride, visit the scenic waterfalls of Agua Azul (azure water), a series of crystal pools and tumbling waterfalls surrounded by jungle-shrouded mountain slopes. Hop in for a swim, or hike down a forest trail, or both! 

The experience continues with a stop at the larger Mixol Ha waterfalls, boasting a spectacular 120-ft (36-mt) drop of cascading water. 

We'll arrive in Palenque in the evening. Chill out in the pool of your hotel until it's time to meet the others to make evening plans.

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Day 10 - Agua Azul & Mixol Ha

Start early today for your journey to Palenque, a small town situated near one of Mexico's most fascinating archaeological sites. A few hours into the ride, visit the scenic waterfalls of Agua Azul (azure water), a series of crystal pools and tumbling waterfalls surrounded by jungle-shrouded mountain slopes. Hop in for a swim, or hike down a forest trail, or both! 

The experience continues with a stop at the larger Mixol Ha waterfalls, boasting a spectacular 120-ft (36-mt) drop of cascading water. 

We'll arrive in Palenque in the evening. Chill out in the pool of your hotel until it's time to meet the others to make evening plans.

Private transfer to Palenque via Agua Azul & Mixol Ha

Agua Azul & Mixol Ha waterfalls

Hotel Villa Xibalba or similar

Day 11 - Tour Palenque Archaeological Site

This morning set out with your guide for a fascinating visit to the mystical archaeological site of Palenque. Situated within dense rainforest, Palenque’s temples rise majestically above the jungle canopy, and symbolize the might and majesty of the Maya civilization during its classic period. 

Inside the ruins your guide will explain the mysterious history of the sprawling a…

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This morning set out with your guide for a fascinating visit to the mystical archaeological site of Palenque. Situated within dense rainforest, Palenque’s temples rise majestically above the jungle canopy, and symbolize the might and majesty of the Maya civilization during its classic period. 

Inside the ruins your guide will explain the mysterious history of the sprawling ancient city and trek down to the museum where you can see a replica of the tomb of the King Pakal.

After touring the archaeological site, we have a long transfer to Mérida in private transportation, stopping along the way at the beach with free time for lunch.

We’ll arrive in Mérida this evening.

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Day 11 - Tour Palenque Archaeological Site

This morning set out with your guide for a fascinating visit to the mystical archaeological site of Palenque. Situated within dense rainforest, Palenque’s temples rise majestically above the jungle canopy, and symbolize the might and majesty of the Maya civilization during its classic period. 

Inside the ruins your guide will explain the mysterious history of the sprawling ancient city and trek down to the museum where you can see a replica of the tomb of the King Pakal.

After touring the archaeological site, we have a long transfer to Mérida in private transportation, stopping along the way at the beach with free time for lunch.

We’ll arrive in Mérida this evening.

Short transfer by public bus to Palenque site

Palenque archaeological site tour

Private transfer to Mérida

Hotel Maria Jose or similar

Day 12 - Mérida City Explorer

Today we have a free day to explore the city or take some optional tours, including a visit to the ruins of Uxmal, another great Mayan archaeological site, the flamingo sanctuary of Celestún (best from Jan-Apr), or nearby cenotes (natural groundwater-filled sinkholes) to swim and explore.

In the late afternoon when the temperatures die down, join your guide for a city explorer…

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Today we have a free day to explore the city or take some optional tours, including a visit to the ruins of Uxmal, another great Mayan archaeological site, the flamingo sanctuary of Celestún (best from Jan-Apr), or nearby cenotes (natural groundwater-filled sinkholes) to swim and explore.

In the late afternoon when the temperatures die down, join your guide for a city explorer tour of the historic center. Mérida’s atmosphere is great, and you’ll visit the park of Santa Lucia where you can enjoy the local tradition of music and folkloric dances. Soak up the culture and history of this attractive colonial city.

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Day 12 - Mérida City Explorer

Today we have a free day to explore the city or take some optional tours, including a visit to the ruins of Uxmal, another great Mayan archaeological site, the flamingo sanctuary of Celestún (best from Jan-Apr), or nearby cenotes (natural groundwater-filled sinkholes) to swim and explore.

In the late afternoon when the temperatures die down, join your guide for a city explorer tour of the historic center. Mérida’s atmosphere is great, and you’ll visit the park of Santa Lucia where you can enjoy the local tradition of music and folkloric dances. Soak up the culture and history of this attractive colonial city.

Explore Mérida with optional activities

Mérida City Explorer

Hotel Maria Jose or similar

Day 13 - Chichen Itza & Maya village

Leave early to experience the stunning ruins of Chichén Itzá, perhaps the most famous of all the great Mayan cities. Follow your guide to the site's most important sites, most notably the iconic Temple of Kukulkan, which rises 79 ft (24 mts) above the Great Plaza. Also stroll through the Great Ball Court, which is the largest Mayan ball court in Mesoamerica. Read more

Leave early to experience the stunning ruins of Chichén Itzá, perhaps the most famous of all the great Mayan cities. Follow your guide to the site's most important sites, most notably the iconic Temple of Kukulkan, which rises 79 ft (24 mts) above the Great Plaza. Also stroll through the Great Ball Court, which is the largest Mayan ball court in Mesoamerica. 

Another unforgettable experience follows as we head back on the road toward the hidden Mayan community of Pac Chen. A short hike takes us to a secluded cenote, and after dark we’ll grab our flashlights and head out for a Creatures of the Night jungle walk.

We’ll stay overnight in the community, and enjoy a local dinner with our friendly Yucatec Maya hosts as the locals share their stories about their culture and community.

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Day 13 - Chichen Itza & Maya village

Leave early to experience the stunning ruins of Chichén Itzá, perhaps the most famous of all the great Mayan cities. Follow your guide to the site's most important sites, most notably the iconic Temple of Kukulkan, which rises 79 ft (24 mts) above the Great Plaza. Also stroll through the Great Ball Court, which is the largest Mayan ball court in Mesoamerica. 

Another unforgettable experience follows as we head back on the road toward the hidden Mayan community of Pac Chen. A short hike takes us to a secluded cenote, and after dark we’ll grab our flashlights and head out for a Creatures of the Night jungle walk.

We’ll stay overnight in the community, and enjoy a local dinner with our friendly Yucatec Maya hosts as the locals share their stories about their culture and community.

Private transfer to Maya Village via Chichen Itza ruins

Chichen Itza archaeological site tour

Maya village experience with dinner

Community stay overnight

Day 14 - Playa del Carmen

A delicious traditional Mayan breakfast awaits us for our start of the day. Visit the local insect museum, then say goodbye to our village hosts. We leave good hearted as we are aware that tourism has become an important source of income of this community and a way to preserve their natural and cultural heritage. We are grateful to be part of this.

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A delicious traditional Mayan breakfast awaits us for our start of the day. Visit the local insect museum, then say goodbye to our village hosts. We leave good hearted as we are aware that tourism has become an important source of income of this community and a way to preserve their natural and cultural heritage. We are grateful to be part of this.

We’ll head out toward Playa del Carmen and get to the beach in time for afternoon optional excursions such as snorkeling, scuba diving or taking the ferry over to Cozumel Island. Another great option is to just hang out at the beach and enjoy a siesta.

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Day 14 - Playa del Carmen

A delicious traditional Mayan breakfast awaits us for our start of the day. Visit the local insect museum, then say goodbye to our village hosts. We leave good hearted as we are aware that tourism has become an important source of income of this community and a way to preserve their natural and cultural heritage. We are grateful to be part of this.

We’ll head out toward Playa del Carmen and get to the beach in time for afternoon optional excursions such as snorkeling, scuba diving or taking the ferry over to Cozumel Island. Another great option is to just hang out at the beach and enjoy a siesta.

Breakfast at homestay

Private transfer to Playa del Carmen

Explore Playa del Carmen with optional activities

Hotel Playa del Carmen or similar

Day 15 - Explore Playa del Carmen

Spend today in or around Playa del Carmen doing as much or as little as you like! Enjoy the beach, go snorkeling, or have fun exploring the shops and cafés downtown. Side trips to Cozumel Island or the Rio Secreto cenote (swimming or scuba diving in an underground river) are popular choices.

Day 15 - Explore Playa del Carmen

Spend today in or around Playa del Carmen doing as much or as little as you like! Enjoy the beach, go snorkeling, or have fun exploring the shops and cafés downtown. Side trips to Cozumel Island or the Rio Secreto cenote (swimming or scuba diving in an underground river) are popular choices.

Explore Playa del Carmen with optional activities

Hotel Playa del Carmen or similar

Day 16 - Tulum Explorer

Enjoy most of the day in Playa del Carmen, hitting the beach, going snorkeling, or having fun exploring the shops and cafés downtown. Excursions to Cozumel Island and the Río Secreto cenote (swimming or scuba diving in an underground river) are popular choices. 

In the afternoon, we’ll hop on a bus and head to Tulum, a laid-back little town with a great beach, and a fun, h…

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Enjoy most of the day in Playa del Carmen, hitting the beach, going snorkeling, or having fun exploring the shops and cafés downtown. Excursions to Cozumel Island and the Río Secreto cenote (swimming or scuba diving in an underground river) are popular choices. 

In the afternoon, we’ll hop on a bus and head to Tulum, a laid-back little town with a great beach, and a fun, hip atmosphere. Your Inspirit guide will show you around town this evening, and help you find some good dining options for an authentic Mexican dinner.

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Day 16 - Tulum Explorer

Enjoy most of the day in Playa del Carmen, hitting the beach, going snorkeling, or having fun exploring the shops and cafés downtown. Excursions to Cozumel Island and the Río Secreto cenote (swimming or scuba diving in an underground river) are popular choices. 

In the afternoon, we’ll hop on a bus and head to Tulum, a laid-back little town with a great beach, and a fun, hip atmosphere. Your Inspirit guide will show you around town this evening, and help you find some good dining options for an authentic Mexican dinner.

Explore Playa del Carmen with optional activities

Transfer to Tulum by public bus

Evening City Explorer and night out in Tulum

Hotel Nicte-Ha or similar

Day 17 - Tulum Maya Ruins

Hop on a beach cruiser bike to ride the sandy streets a short distance to the dazzling Mayan ruins of Tulum. Perched on a natural outcropping of rock overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Tulum offers one of the most impressive and picturesque settings of any of the Mayan ruins.

Back in town, opt for additional activities like snorkeling or visiting one of the …

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Hop on a beach cruiser bike to ride the sandy streets a short distance to the dazzling Mayan ruins of Tulum. Perched on a natural outcropping of rock overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Tulum offers one of the most impressive and picturesque settings of any of the Mayan ruins.

Back in town, opt for additional activities like snorkeling or visiting one of the cenotes nearby to swim in the crystalline waters of a natural underground river. Or just stroll through town, savoring the town's vibe and waterfront setting.

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Day 17 - Tulum Maya Ruins

Hop on a beach cruiser bike to ride the sandy streets a short distance to the dazzling Mayan ruins of Tulum. Perched on a natural outcropping of rock overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Tulum offers one of the most impressive and picturesque settings of any of the Mayan ruins.

Back in town, opt for additional activities like snorkeling or visiting one of the cenotes nearby to swim in the crystalline waters of a natural underground river. Or just stroll through town, savoring the town's vibe and waterfront setting.

Tulum archaeological site tour

Free afternoon in Tulum

Hotel Nicte-Ha or similar

Day 18 - Overland to Belize, Caye Caulker

We continue southbound today, crossing the border into the tiny Caribbean nation of Belize. In Belize City, climb aboard a water taxi for a bouncy cruise to the lively island of Caye Caulker.

Upon arrival, your Inspirit guide will show you around the lazy, sandy streets. Soak up the Belizean island atmosphere in the famous area called the split, a tiny division between the nor…

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We continue southbound today, crossing the border into the tiny Caribbean nation of Belize. In Belize City, climb aboard a water taxi for a bouncy cruise to the lively island of Caye Caulker.

Upon arrival, your Inspirit guide will show you around the lazy, sandy streets. Soak up the Belizean island atmosphere in the famous area called the split, a tiny division between the northern and southern parts of the island, where the best sunsets can be experienced!

Dive into the Caye Caulker nightlife along its bustling main street for plenty of music, dancing, food, and drinks.

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Day 18 - Overland to Belize, Caye Caulker

We continue southbound today, crossing the border into the tiny Caribbean nation of Belize. In Belize City, climb aboard a water taxi for a bouncy cruise to the lively island of Caye Caulker.

Upon arrival, your Inspirit guide will show you around the lazy, sandy streets. Soak up the Belizean island atmosphere in the famous area called the split, a tiny division between the northern and southern parts of the island, where the best sunsets can be experienced!

Dive into the Caye Caulker nightlife along its bustling main street for plenty of music, dancing, food, and drinks.

Transfer to Belize City by public bus

Water taxi to Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker Explorer

Hotel China Town or similar

Day 19 - Explore Caye Caulker

Today is free for optional activities such as snorkeling excursions to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley, where you can swim with docile nurse sharks and stingrays amid an array of corals and other colorful marine life. Staying on the island, you can go kite surfing, check out shops and cafés, or just lounge in a hammock and soak up the warm, Caribbean atmosphere.

Day 19 - Explore Caye Caulker

Today is free for optional activities such as snorkeling excursions to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley, where you can swim with docile nurse sharks and stingrays amid an array of corals and other colorful marine life. Staying on the island, you can go kite surfing, check out shops and cafés, or just lounge in a hammock and soak up the warm, Caribbean atmosphere.

Explore Caye Caulker with optional activities

Hotel China Town or similar

Day 20 - Adventure-Central Belize

Say goodbye to the island today as you jump in a water taxi back to Belize City, and then hop aboard a local bus to Belize’s Cayo District and its main town, San Ignacio. Lighten your load as we check into our hotel, and go out for salbutes and garnaches – ever heard of them? We’ll have the opportunity to try these and other delicious local dishes of Maya Afro-Caribbean cuisine.

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Say goodbye to the island today as you jump in a water taxi back to Belize City, and then hop aboard a local bus to Belize’s Cayo District and its main town, San Ignacio. Lighten your load as we check into our hotel, and go out for salbutes and garnaches – ever heard of them? We’ll have the opportunity to try these and other delicious local dishes of Maya Afro-Caribbean cuisine.

In the afternoon, your Inspirit guide will take you to the small Maya archaeological site of Cahal Pech.  Enjoy views all the way into the Maya Mountains and to neighboring Guatemala.

The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy a dip in the hotel pool or even the Macal River, before later exploring downtown with its pedestrian-only main street, lively atmosphere, local restaurants and bars.

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Day 20 - Adventure-Central Belize

Say goodbye to the island today as you jump in a water taxi back to Belize City, and then hop aboard a local bus to Belize’s Cayo District and its main town, San Ignacio. Lighten your load as we check into our hotel, and go out for salbutes and garnaches – ever heard of them? We’ll have the opportunity to try these and other delicious local dishes of Maya Afro-Caribbean cuisine.

In the afternoon, your Inspirit guide will take you to the small Maya archaeological site of Cahal Pech.  Enjoy views all the way into the Maya Mountains and to neighboring Guatemala.

The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy a dip in the hotel pool or even the Macal River, before later exploring downtown with its pedestrian-only main street, lively atmosphere, local restaurants and bars.

Transfer to San Ignacio by water taxi & public bus

"Salbutes" tasting & local lunch

Tour Cahal Pech ruins

Venus Hotel or similar

Day 21 - Explore San Ignacio

Today is free for optional activities in and around San Ignacio, Belize’s inland jump-off point for adventure. Popular activities include caving, inner tubing, visiting waterfalls, and horseback riding. The fascinating Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave comes highly recommended — a river runs through its amazing limestone cavern, leading to an ancient Mayan burial site.

Day 21 - Explore San Ignacio

Today is free for optional activities in and around San Ignacio, Belize’s inland jump-off point for adventure. Popular activities include caving, inner tubing, visiting waterfalls, and horseback riding. The fascinating Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave comes highly recommended — a river runs through its amazing limestone cavern, leading to an ancient Mayan burial site.

Explore San Ignacio with optional activities

Venus Hotel or similar

Day 22 - Explore San Ignacio

Enjoy more optional activities today, maybe taking a jungle trek along the forest-draped Macal River, or exploring San Ignacio's lively downtown area, where you can venture into the market, shops, restaurants, and more. From here you can easily reach the Cayo District's many tempting destinations. Your Inspirit guide will be happy to help you get the most of the day.

Day 22 - Explore San Ignacio

Enjoy more optional activities today, maybe taking a jungle trek along the forest-draped Macal River, or exploring San Ignacio's lively downtown area, where you can venture into the market, shops, restaurants, and more. From here you can easily reach the Cayo District's many tempting destinations. Your Inspirit guide will be happy to help you get the most of the day.

Explore San Ignacio with optional activities

Venus Hotel or smilar

Day 23 - Tikal National Park & Uaxactún Tented Camp

After breakfast, we'll be crossing the border into Guatemala, the land of eternal spring! Our first stop is one of the best known and most magical of Mayan archaeological sites: Tikal. Explore the ancient ruins, following in the footsteps of Mayan elites, as you discover truly breathtaking temples soaring high above the lush jungle canopy.

From Tikal, climb aboard a local bus t…

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After breakfast, we'll be crossing the border into Guatemala, the land of eternal spring! Our first stop is one of the best known and most magical of Mayan archaeological sites: Tikal. Explore the ancient ruins, following in the footsteps of Mayan elites, as you discover truly breathtaking temples soaring high above the lush jungle canopy.

From Tikal, climb aboard a local bus to venture deeper into the jungle, to the remote Mayan community of Uaxactún, which surrounds ruins of the same name. En route we stop at an amazing lookout point with views over endless miles of jungle. Even the main temples of Tikal can be seen in the distance!

Our glamping experience of a lifetime follows as you stay overnight among temples in a tented camp within the Uaxactún ruins. Enjoy a candle-lit dinner prepared by a local family and served at the site's astrological complex. Afterward, follow your guide on a nighttime jungle walk, searching for nocturnal wildlife such as owls, bats, possums, and strange insects that only come out at night.

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Day 23 - Tikal National Park & Uaxactún Tented Camp

After breakfast, we'll be crossing the border into Guatemala, the land of eternal spring! Our first stop is one of the best known and most magical of Mayan archaeological sites: Tikal. Explore the ancient ruins, following in the footsteps of Mayan elites, as you discover truly breathtaking temples soaring high above the lush jungle canopy.

From Tikal, climb aboard a local bus to venture deeper into the jungle, to the remote Mayan community of Uaxactún, which surrounds ruins of the same name. En route we stop at an amazing lookout point with views over endless miles of jungle. Even the main temples of Tikal can be seen in the distance!

Our glamping experience of a lifetime follows as you stay overnight among temples in a tented camp within the Uaxactún ruins. Enjoy a candle-lit dinner prepared by a local family and served at the site's astrological complex. Afterward, follow your guide on a nighttime jungle walk, searching for nocturnal wildlife such as owls, bats, possums, and strange insects that only come out at night.

Private and public transportation to Uaxactún via Tikal National Park

Guided tour of Tikal ruins

Special dinner in the ruins & Creatures of the Night walk

Uaxactún Tented Camp

Day 24 - Uaxactún Maya Community & Flores Island

Early risers can take part in sunrise birding and wildlife spotting, bright and early when the jungle stirs to life. For all others, after breakfast at the campsite, we explore the ancient Mayan temples and present-day community. Uaxactún was once a main producer of chewing gum (“chicle”); the old Wrigley's airstrip divides the village and ruins. To this day, chewing gum production continues, and the community also…

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Early risers can take part in sunrise birding and wildlife spotting, bright and early when the jungle stirs to life. For all others, after breakfast at the campsite, we explore the ancient Mayan temples and present-day community. Uaxactún was once a main producer of chewing gum (“chicle”); the old Wrigley's airstrip divides the village and ruins. To this day, chewing gum production continues, and the community also sustainably farms and exports ornamental plants from the surrounding jungle.

After lunch we ride in open pickup trucks back to Tikal, and by shuttle to Flores Island. Flores is located in Lake Petén Itzá, the second-largest lake of Guatemala. Enjoy the charming little island town with an orientation walk with your guide. The rest of the evening is free for you to explore the island. Your guide will recommend restaurants and cafés.

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Day 24 - Uaxactún Maya Community & Flores Island

Early risers can take part in sunrise birding and wildlife spotting, bright and early when the jungle stirs to life. For all others, after breakfast at the campsite, we explore the ancient Mayan temples and present-day community. Uaxactún was once a main producer of chewing gum (“chicle”); the old Wrigley's airstrip divides the village and ruins. To this day, chewing gum production continues, and the community also sustainably farms and exports ornamental plants from the surrounding jungle.

After lunch we ride in open pickup trucks back to Tikal, and by shuttle to Flores Island. Flores is located in Lake Petén Itzá, the second-largest lake of Guatemala. Enjoy the charming little island town with an orientation walk with your guide. The rest of the evening is free for you to explore the island. Your guide will recommend restaurants and cafés.

Uaxactún Past & Present ruins and community tour

Public and private transportation to Flores

Flores City Explorer

Hotel Casona de la Isla or similar

Day 25 - Overland to Lanquin Village via Ceibal Ruins

Settle in for a long day of travel, enjoying the scenic flatlands and rolling limestone mountains. En route we visit the pre-classic Mayan site of Ceibal, situated on the shores of La Pasión River, once an important Mayan trading route. 

Back on the road, roughly halfway, make a lunch stop and take a refreshing dip in a deep blue stream, where rope swings and inner tubes make…

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Settle in for a long day of travel, enjoying the scenic flatlands and rolling limestone mountains. En route we visit the pre-classic Mayan site of Ceibal, situated on the shores of La Pasión River, once an important Mayan trading route. 

Back on the road, roughly halfway, make a lunch stop and take a refreshing dip in a deep blue stream, where rope swings and inner tubes make it fun experience!

Upon arrival at Lanquín, chill out at your lodge in the evening and explore the charming little town by night.

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Day 25 - Overland to Lanquin Village via Ceibal Ruins

Settle in for a long day of travel, enjoying the scenic flatlands and rolling limestone mountains. En route we visit the pre-classic Mayan site of Ceibal, situated on the shores of La Pasión River, once an important Mayan trading route. 

Back on the road, roughly halfway, make a lunch stop and take a refreshing dip in a deep blue stream, where rope swings and inner tubes make it fun experience!

Upon arrival at Lanquín, chill out at your lodge in the evening and explore the charming little town by night.

Private transfer to Lanquin

Guided tour of Ceibal ruins

Lanquin Village Explorer at dusk

El Retiro Lodge or similar

Day 26 - Semuc Champey Natural Wonder

Today your adventure begins in back of a pickup truck with panoramic views of hills and river valleys en route to Semuc Champey National Monument. One of the most spectacular natural formations in Latin Amercia, Semuc Champey (Maya for “where the river hides under the stones”) is formed by a natural limestone bridge under which the powerful Rio Cahabón flows.

Follow your guide on a strenuous jungle trail (optiona…

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Today your adventure begins in back of a pickup truck with panoramic views of hills and river valleys en route to Semuc Champey National Monument. One of the most spectacular natural formations in Latin Amercia, Semuc Champey (Maya for “where the river hides under the stones”) is formed by a natural limestone bridge under which the powerful Rio Cahabón flows.

Follow your guide on a strenuous jungle trail (optional) to a breathtaking lookout point featuring stunning views of the pools and surrounding mountains. After the visual feast, reward yourself with a swim in the cool, crystalline waters and marvel in the surreal setting that surrounds you. On the way back, visit an indigenous family to learn how to roast cacao beans and make your own delicious chocolate, a hands-on experience that supports local families!

Arrive in Lanquín in time to explore the nearby limestone cave system, and watch thousands of fruit bats flutter out of the gaping formations as night falls.

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Day 26 - Semuc Champey Natural Wonder

Today your adventure begins in back of a pickup truck with panoramic views of hills and river valleys en route to Semuc Champey National Monument. One of the most spectacular natural formations in Latin Amercia, Semuc Champey (Maya for “where the river hides under the stones”) is formed by a natural limestone bridge under which the powerful Rio Cahabón flows.

Follow your guide on a strenuous jungle trail (optional) to a breathtaking lookout point featuring stunning views of the pools and surrounding mountains. After the visual feast, reward yourself with a swim in the cool, crystalline waters and marvel in the surreal setting that surrounds you. On the way back, visit an indigenous family to learn how to roast cacao beans and make your own delicious chocolate, a hands-on experience that supports local families!

Arrive in Lanquín in time to explore the nearby limestone cave system, and watch thousands of fruit bats flutter out of the gaping formations as night falls.

Pick-up truck transfer to Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey National Monument tour

Artisanal chocolate workshop

El Retiro Lodge or similar

Day 27 - Quetzal Biotope, Overland to Antigua

We’ll get an early start this morning on our second and last long day of travel. Guatemala’s Spanish colonial gem, Antigua Guatemala, awaits us! En route we stop at the Quetzal Biotope, nestled in a section of pristine cloud forest, where with some luck we can see the Guatemalan national bird, the Resplendent Quetzal, and other avian species.

Upon arrival in Antigua, your …

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We’ll get an early start this morning on our second and last long day of travel. Guatemala’s Spanish colonial gem, Antigua Guatemala, awaits us! En route we stop at the Quetzal Biotope, nestled in a section of pristine cloud forest, where with some luck we can see the Guatemalan national bird, the Resplendent Quetzal, and other avian species.

Upon arrival in Antigua, your Inspirit guide will provide a crash course about this fascinating place, give you suggestions about restaurants and night life, and help you arrange any optional activities for the next day.

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Day 27 - Quetzal Biotope, Overland to Antigua

We’ll get an early start this morning on our second and last long day of travel. Guatemala’s Spanish colonial gem, Antigua Guatemala, awaits us! En route we stop at the Quetzal Biotope, nestled in a section of pristine cloud forest, where with some luck we can see the Guatemalan national bird, the Resplendent Quetzal, and other avian species.

Upon arrival in Antigua, your Inspirit guide will provide a crash course about this fascinating place, give you suggestions about restaurants and night life, and help you arrange any optional activities for the next day.

Private transfer to Antigua Guatemala via Quetzal Biotope

Quetzal Biotope cloud forest hike

Hotel Posada Los Búcaros or similar

Day 28 - Antigua Guatemala with Streets & Eats Tour

Most of the day is reserved for you to explore the scenic town on your own or to enjoy whatever optional activities appeal to you.  We all meet up in the late afternoon for a Streets & Eats experience, sampling some of Antigua’s best street food.

Later on, enjoy the magic of sunset from one of the many rooftop cafés and bars, and then take a nighttime stroll along Anti…

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Most of the day is reserved for you to explore the scenic town on your own or to enjoy whatever optional activities appeal to you.  We all meet up in the late afternoon for a Streets & Eats experience, sampling some of Antigua’s best street food.

Later on, enjoy the magic of sunset from one of the many rooftop cafés and bars, and then take a nighttime stroll along Antigua’s lively cobblestone streets for a farewell evening/night.

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Day 28 - Antigua Guatemala with Streets & Eats Tour

Most of the day is reserved for you to explore the scenic town on your own or to enjoy whatever optional activities appeal to you.  We all meet up in the late afternoon for a Streets & Eats experience, sampling some of Antigua’s best street food.

Later on, enjoy the magic of sunset from one of the many rooftop cafés and bars, and then take a nighttime stroll along Antigua’s lively cobblestone streets for a farewell evening/night.

Explore Antigua Guatemala with optional activities

Antigua "Streets & Easts" street-food tasting tour

Hotel Posada Los Búcaros or similar

Day 29 - Antigua Guatemala Departures

Our Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala adventure ends today, but there’s much more to do if you can stay longer. Your Inspirit guide can recommend the best activities and lodging based on your preferences and budget.

Day 29 - Antigua Guatemala Departures

Our Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala adventure ends today, but there’s much more to do if you can stay longer. Your Inspirit guide can recommend the best activities and lodging based on your preferences and budget.

Antigua Guatemala departures

Trip information

Arrival - Mexico City, Mexico

Closest Airport: Mexico City International – MEX

Meeting Point: Hotel Marlowe. Address: Av. Independencia 17, Colonia Centro, Centro, 06050 Ciudad de México, CDMX Telephone: 55 5521 9540

It’s a 30-minute ride to the hotel. To start your experience off on the right foot, take advantage and book the transfer to the hotel with one of our trusted drivers. Please  let us know if wish to do so. Opting for an Uber is an alternative or if you plan to take a taxi make sure you agree clearly on the price before you hop in one!

Arrive at any time on Day 1 (Saturday). Our service starts with a night at the hotel. Our guide is available throughout the day and is happy to help you get settled and make you feel at home right away. We meet at 7 pm at the hotel reception for an informal group dinner outing. It's a good chance to meet your guide and fellow travelers to connect and have fun!

Departure  – Antigua Guatemala

Closest Airport: Guatemala City, La Aurora International Airport - GUA

End Point: Antigua Guatemala - Hotel Los Bucaros

Hotel address: Los Nazarenos Street, Antigua, Guatemala

Tel: +502 7832 2346

It’s a 60 minute ride to the airport. End your adventure hassle free by using one of our trusted drivers for your airport transfer.  Please let us know if you would like to book this. Opting for an Uber is an alternative or if you plan to take a taxi make sure you agree clearly on the price before you hop in one!

Depart at any time on day 8 (Saturday). Our guide is available throughout the day to assist in any way. If you like/are staying longer we are happy to assist in any way. Please let us know.

Temperatures

In Central America temperatures can vary significantly depending on time of year and altitudes. Use the guidelines below so you can adjust your packing list accordingly.

This trip visits the following climate zones:

Highlands

Temperatures on the highland plateaus are generally warm during the day and cool to cold at night. Daytime maximum Temperatures can range from 29 degrees Celsius / 84 Fahrenheit to 5 degrees Celsius 42 Fahrenheit at nighttime.

Coastal/Lowlands

In the coastal region and adjoining lowlands it is usually hot during the day and warm at night. Day time maximum Temperatures can range from 40 degrees Celsius / Fahrenheit to 104 Fahrenheit to 10 degrees Celsius 50 Fahrenheit at nighttime.

Physical Rating

Use the physical rating to help you decide if a particular trip is right for you.

This trip is rated:  Normal

This is your regular everyday type of physical activity. There may be some physical aspects of the trip, but nothing that should require specific training in advance. We walk a lot on our trips. We climb hills, temples, and negotiate uneven surfaces. Paths are generally unpaved, and even pavements may feel “off road” in most places we visit. Good, sturdy footwear is required.

Additional Activities

When designing our itineraries, we look for that perfect balance of included activities and free time. Our general rule is to include the best value-for-money activities each day, allowing you to experience the “must-see-and-do’s,” or simply giving you a flavor for the local culture and nature. We also want you to enjoy a hassle free vacation, and not have to worry about searching for local activities each day of your trip. Generally, there is usually one day, maybe two, on each of our week-long trips that include some free time for booking additional activities. This is generally in the larger cities, beach destinations, or tourist hotspots, where there are many local activities and adventures to choose from. Do keep in mind that additional activities are optional, and it is totally up to you how to use that time best for yourself. Sometimes the best activity is no activity at all. Find a hammock and chill!

This trip has free time in the following destinations:

  • Oaxaca
  • Merida
  • Playa del Carmen
  • Tulum
  • Caye Caulker
  • San Ignacio 
  • Antigua Guatemala

Things to do in:

Oaxaca

  • Benito Juarez Park ($0)
  • Cultural Museum ($7)
  • Mezcal Tasting & Petrified Waterfalls ($30)
  • Botanical Gardens ($35)
  • Cooking Classes ($75)

Merida

  • Cultural History or Contemporary Museum ($0)
  • Palace of Government ($0)
  • Dance Presentation at Cultural palace ($0)
  • Cenotes (varios $40)
  • Maya Archaeological of Uxmal ($45)
  • Flamingo Sanctuary Celestum ($60)

Playa del Carmen

  • Avenida Juarez ($0)
  • Parks - La Ceiba and 28th of July ($0)
  • Ferry to Cozumel ($20 r.t)
  • Scuba Diving Cozumel Barrier Reef ($100)
  • Rio Secreto ($120)

Tulum

  • Beach Day ($10)
  • Cenotes Visit ($30)
  • Archeological Site Coba ($35)

Caye Caulker

  • Swim at the Split ($0)
  • Snorkeling and Sailing ($70)
  • Night Snorkeling ($40)
  • Kite Surfing ($50)
  • Kayaking ($25)

San Ignacio

  • River Swim & Relax ($0)
  • Belize Botanical Gardens ($30)
  • Macal River Canoeing ($30)
  • Maya Site Xunantunich ($50)
  • Horse Back Riding ($60)
  • ATM Cave Exploring Tour ($90)
  • Maya Archeological Site Caracol ($90)

Antigua Guatemala

  • Santo Domingo Monastery Hotel ($0)
  • Macadamia Farm ($5)
  • Spanish Classes ($8 per hour)
  • Salsa Lessons ($7 per hour)
  • Chocolate Workshop ($25)
  • Pacaya Volcano ($25)
  • Acatenango Volcano ($60)  

(Prices are in USD and are for reference only as these are not operated directly by Inspirit)

General information

Inspirit Welcome Meeting

Our welcome meeting takes place in the morning of Day 2 of each itinerary. You’ll have a chance to meet your fellow travelers as well as your guide. Get acquainted with an overview of the itinerary, destinations visited, the Inspirit travel style, and many more details on the experiences to come. Ask any questions you may have, and let the fun begin!

For those traveling on combination trips, you’ll have the opportunity to join the meeting each week and help welcome any new passengers that are joining the trip.

Emergency contact information

For any emergencies that cannot be immediately handled with the assistance of your trip leader, our operations staff is on call 24/7. You can call / SMS  / Whatsapp / on +506 7025 9328 (Costa Rica). For local calls within Costa Rica you do not need to add the +506 country code.

Eating/dietary preferences

The food is local and delicious! Our guides will always suggest locally owned restaurants and will take you to the best value-for-your-money places we have found. A wide variety of options are available to cater for different tastes and dietary requirements. Outside of the more developed areas, it can be a challenge to cater to very specialised diets, but the locals are friendly and accommodating and will always make sure that you find enough to eat!

Water

In most areas we visit, it is not advisable to drink water from the tap (except Costa Rica). We provide you with refillable water bottles that we use throughout the trip, refilling them along the way from purified sources -- such as at your hotel, or at restaurants we visit along the route. Our aim here is to avoid single-use plastic bottles and containers to reduce our impact on the environment.

Money

Payments are best made by major credit cards. Visa is the most widely accepted card in the region. We recommend bringing emergency cash (around $300), as sometimes ATMs can be hard to find in rural areas, or the one ATM in town could be out of service.

Tour guide

Our trip leaders are Central America locals, and all are licensed tour guides in their country of origin and experts in their field. They are fun, charismatic, highly organized, and dynamic individuals with a passion for travel. Trained in areas of safety, group dynamics, effective communication, and much more, our leaders are ready to deal with any challenges that might arise on a trip.

Fellow travelers

Inspirit travelers are probably a lot like you. No matter your age, you are young at heart and have an adventurous spirit. You are interested in discovering new places, meeting new people, and having a ton of fun along the way.

Luggage

We recommend that you pack as lightly as possible. Backpacks are better than large suitcases, as we may be carrying our bags onto public buses where space is limited. Sometimes we may need to walk for a while over uneven surfaces to get between transportation hubs to to our hotel.

Keep the weight under 44 pounds (20kg). An additional day-pack is essential for excursions and transfers. Your main backpack may get stored on the roof of the bus, or in the luggage hold underneath, so you’ll want a smaller backpack that you can carry with you to keep your essential items safe. It’s a good idea to bring a TSA approved padlock to keep your bags secure.


Packing List

Things to bring to help reduce our eco footprint:

  • Refillable coffee mug (one that is easy to travel with)
  • Reusable food storage container (think Tupperware) for transporting foods you may buy en route
  • Towel
  • Organic soap and shampoo
  • Biodegradable washing detergent (if you plan to wash clothes en-route -- note: laundry services are available in most places)

Recommended:

  • Toiletries
  • Personal items such as prescriptions, medicine, etc.
  • Sun protection (SPF 50+), sunglasses, lip balm, after-sun moisturizer
  • Insect repellent and insect bite cream
  • Eye mask and ear plugs
  • Antibacterial gel and or hand wipes
  • First-aid kit
  • Just-in-case kit with aspirin, anti-diarrhea medication, etc
  • Smartphone – as if you would forget!
  • Electrical adapter (if your devices don't plug into North American outlets)
  • Flashlight or headlamp (small rechargeable one)
  • Sweater/microfleece
  • Long-sleeve top
  • Long trousers (zip-off trousers are very versatile)
  • Jeans/trousers/shorts
  • T-shirts/cotton shirts
  • Good all-terrain walking shoes
  • Sandals/tevas (with a strap)
  • Socks/underwear
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket

ATTENTION: Be sure to bring clothing that covers your knees and shoulders for visits to religious sites and during travel on public transportation (in case of chills from the AC). Avoid any kind of provocative clothing, such as military style, and shirts / jackets with slogans or images that may be offensive in the countries you visit.

Optional

  • Camera equipment
  • Spare batteries/chargers
  • Books, etc
  • Travel pillow
  • Flip-flops

Safety Guidelines

Cash: Bring small bills (No larger than USDS 20s). Most activities can be paid by credit card.

Credit cards: Do not write down passwords / PINs.

Out and about: Use common sense, take a taxi back if it's late, do not accept any drinks or rides from strangers.

Travel insurance

You must have travel insurance to participate in any Inspirit trip. Insurance must cover personal injury and emergency medical expenses, with a minimum coverage to include medical, evacuation, and repatriation. Insurance must cover all dates of travel with Inspirit.

Proof of insurance must be provided prior to the start of any trip. Without proof of insurance, you will not be allowed to participate in the trip.

We strongly encourage you to purchase additional insurance that covers trip cancellation, curtailment, and loss, damage, injury, delay, or inconvenience while traveling.

Transport

Our trips use a mix of private and public transportation. We may be in minibuses, inter-city coaches, local “chicken buses,” or taxis. We may also use water taxis, ferries, and local flights.

Responsible travel

As you see in our packing list, we strive to protect the natural surroundings that make our destinations so special. Our travel style incorporates environmental responsibility to minimize our carbon footprint wherever we go. Leading by example, we also educate our local partners about how they can make small but important changes in their day-to-day activities that will benefit the environment.

You can help by bringing a reusable mug for warm drinks, small bags for market purchases, and a reusable container (Tupperware style) for food. We provide you with a durable water bottle to refill throughout your trip, and we may even try some local eco-hacks such as eating off a banana-leaf instead of a plate made from Styrofoam! Check our packing list and please do your part to help us reduce our impact on the environment.

Fair play

Inspirit retains the right to dismiss from a trip any passenger for reasons affecting their own safety, the safety, well-being, and enjoyment of fellow travelers, or the safe and effective operation of the trip. Non-compliance with local laws and regulations of the countries and regions visited, or Inspirit’s own responsible travel policies, may also warrant dismissal. Refunds for unused services or costs related to travel arrangements required as a result of trip dismissal will not be provided. 

Travelers are responsible for costs incurred by Inspirit or Inspirit’s suppliers for property damage, destruction, or theft they cause while on a trip.

Medical

Inspirit does not provide medical advice, and travelers are responsible for assessing the risks and responsibilities of each aspect of a trip to determine whether it is suitable for them. Travelers should seek their physician’s advice on all medical matters, including travel precautions and vaccinations.

Inspirit trips may visit remote regions in developing areas, where medical care may not meet the standards of those found in a traveler’s home country.

In consideration of the safety and enjoyment of all travelers and the safe operation of a trip, pre-existing medical conditions that may impact a traveler’s ability to participate in any aspect of a trip, including pregnancy, must be disclosed at the time of booking.

Inspirit reserves the right to deny permission to travel or participate in any aspect of a trip at any time where Inspirit determines that a physical or mental condition represents a danger to the traveler or to others.

Age

Travellers under the age of 18 on the date of arrival are considered minors and must be accompanied by an adult. The minimum age for travel on any trip, unless otherwise specified, is 15 years. All bookings including minors are subject to approval, and accompaniment or written consent by a parent or legal guardian is required.

There is no upper age limit for our trips.

Changes

Where reasonably required an itinerary may need to be modified either before or after departure. If a change affects at least one in three full days of the itinerary (a major change), Inspirit will provide notice as soon as reasonably possible before departure. In the event of a major change, travelers may accept the change or request a full refund of the land-only portion of their trip.

Once a trip has departed, unforeseen circumstances may present operational concerns, or concerns for the health, safety, and well-being of passengers, and may require an itinerary change. Travelers are responsible for incidental expenses during a trip, including expenses arising from a change of itinerary. Inspirit will not be liable for losses associated with itinerary changes.

Flexibility

Travelers acknowledge that any foreign travel may require a certain amount of flexibility, and some changes or adjustments to the trip itinerary, schedule, activities, modes of transport, or other may be reasonably accepted due to local circumstances.

Risk

Travelers acknowledge that trips operated and sold by Inspirit are adventurous by nature, and participation involves a significant amount of risk to their personal health and safety. In full consideration and acknowledgment of the inherent risks involved in foreign adventure travel and participation in adventurous activities, especially in a foreign country that may not have the same standards of hygiene, accommodation, transportation, medical care, and other infrastructure as a traveler’s home country, travelers assume full responsibility for all such risk and release Inspirit from any and all claims and causes of action arising from loss, damage, injury, or death resulting from these inherent risks.

Travelers acknowledge that the degree of risk depends on the specific activity booked, and activities of a physical nature, extreme sports, or other high-risk activities, whether included on an Inspirit trip, or suggested by an Inspirit trip leader or other representative of Inspirit, may add additional risk.

Travelers must take all measures to help ensure their own safety by proper use of safety devices (seatbelts, harnesses, flotation devices, helmets, etc.) and obey all health and safety warnings, either written or verbal.

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Mar 14 - Apr 11, 2020

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Price PP: $ 2799

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the close departure date our team will need to confirm availability. If your space cannot be confirmed you will be fully refunded! Just don't book flights until you get a confirmation from us.

Apr 11 - May 09, 2020

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Price PP: $ 2799

May 09 - Jun 06, 2020

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Price PP: $ 2799

Jun 06 - Jul 04, 2020

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Jul 04 - Aug 01, 2020

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Price PP: $ 2799

Aug 01 - Aug 29, 2020

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Price PP: $ 2799

Aug 29 - Sep 26, 2020

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Price PP: $ 2799

Sep 26 - Oct 24, 2020

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Price PP: $ 2799

Oct 24 - Nov 21, 2020

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Price PP: $ 2799

Nov 21 - Dec 19, 2020

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Price PP: $ 2799

Dec 19, 2020 - Jan 16, 2021

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Price PP: $ 2899

Jan 16 - Feb 13, 2021

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