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Mayan Route

from $4489
Duration
Duration:
17 Days
Type
Type:
Private Tour
Run
Run:
Everyday
Overview

Start your 17-day adventure, traveling from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean sea, along the Mayan Route. Enjoy walking in one of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean region which is Antigua and exploring the wonders of the ancient world on this impressive 16-night trip. Visiting the lovely city of elegance & royalty, of wide rainforests & artistic Spanish buildings, is known as the “Guatemala”. Having a walk-in the islands of Flores the facing the ocean. Discover Palenque, which is also anciently known as Lakamha, then to Campeche that was one of the main gates of New Spain, channeling a large number of Yucatecan products. Marvel at Merida the cultural heart of the Yucatán Peninsula, Its unique combination of Maya culture and Spanish. This is becoming one of our more attractive travel vacations.

Included
  • Met and assisted by our Representative the included airports upon arrival and departure.
  • All transfers included in the itinerary in the informed vehicles.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Antigua
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Panajachel
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Guatemala
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Flores
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Palenque
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Campeche
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Merida
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Cancun
  • Tours (regular or private according to the itinerary)
  • Guides in language to be agreed upon with the customers.
  • Admission fees as described in the itinerary.
  • Meals according to the itinerary
Excluded
  • International and internal flights (to be quoted according to travel date)
  • Airport taxes
  • Entry visa to the mentioned countries
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal Spending
Itinerary
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Day 1: City Of Origin - Antigua (Guatemala)

Arrival at the La Aurora International Airport of Guatemala. Private transfer, approximately one hour long, to the hotel located in the town of Antigua. Rest of the day off to enjoy at leisure. Antigua, one of the most beautiful colonial cities in America is located in the central mountains of Guatemala, next to the volcanoes that surround it. It is famous for its well preserved Spanish Renaissance architecture with baroque facades, as well as a large number of spectacular church ruins. It has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.


Overnight in Antigua.

Day 2: Antigua

Breakfast. Full day regular visit to Antigua Guatemala, visiting the most important ruins of the Colonial City, declared Cultural Patrimony of Humanity and considered one of the most beautiful colonial cities in America. During the colonial period it was the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala that included the provinces of southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The city stopped its march after the earthquake in 1773, becoming uninhabited and then being transferred to Guatemala City. In the afternoon visit of San Juan del Obispo and Santa María de Jesús.

Overnight in Antigua.

Day 3: Antigua - Visit To Chichicastenango And Its Market – Panajachel

Breakfast. Departure very early towards our regular tour to the Chichicastenango market, located in the central Guatemalan high plateau. Located at 2000 m. s. n. m. Its main attraction is the Chichicastenango market, which is held from Thursday to Sunday. The
market forms an environment full of colors, different fabrics, souvenirs and handicrafts of all kinds, with a constant wandering of the Quiché ethnic population with their characteristic costumes.

Visit of the Church of Santo Tomas, at the convenient departure time to Lake Atitlán. Surrounded by three volcanoes Atitlán, Tolimán and San Pedro, its crystalline waters reflect the natural beauty of the lake. Panoramic visit of Panajachel. At the convenient time, transfer to your hotel for accommodation.


Overnight in Panajachel

Day 4: Panajachel - Bote San Juan La Laguna

Breakfast. At 09:00 hs departure for regular boat ride to the indigenous village San Juan La Laguna. Upon arrival, walk and visit of the Catholic Church. Then we will go to the chocolate factory to see its production, following towards the Textile Factory where we will see the production of the dyes for these beautiful canvases. We will also visit the artisans of the medicinal plants. At the convenient time, return to Panajachel.


Overnight in Panajachel

Day 5: Panjachel – Guatemala

Breakfast. At the indicated time, private transfer from Panajachel to Guatemala City.

Overnight in Guatemala City

Day 6: Guatemala - Copan

Breakfast. Departure at 5:00 am from your hotel to the north-east of Guatemala, from where you can observe the change of vegetation from one region to another in just a few hours. From the road you can see the beauty of the Sierra de Las Minas, one of the most important mountain ranges in our country. Additionally you can see the route of the Motagua River, one of the largest in the country and born near Chichicastenango. Continue to Santa Cruz, Río Hondo, in the Department of Zacapa, technical stop for a few minutes to cool off, and continue towards the El Florido border (Guatemala and Honduras). After the immigration procedures, in approximately 30 minutes you will arrive at the Archaeological Site of Copan, visit the park complex with sculpted stelae, the staircase with Mayan glyphs and the ball field. At the appropriate time, transfer to Guatemala City.

Overnight in Guatemala City

Day 7: Guatemala - Flores

Breakfast. At the indicated time, private transfer to La Aurora International Airport to take a flight to Flores. Upon arrival, reception and private transfer to your hotel for accommodation. Located on Lake Petén Itza, the beauty of Flores lies in its narrow cobbled alleys, colonial-houses, craft shops and a simple but cozy atmosphere.

Overnight in Flores.

Day 8: Flores - Tikal

The ancient Mayan city of Tikal, located in the municipality of Flores, constitutes the most extensive pre-Hispanic settlement in Guatemala, whose population may have reached 100,000 inhabitants during its period of greatest splendor. With 16 km², the ancient Mayan city of Tikal is due to its cultural and natural wealth of exceptional universal value and was declared the first World Cultural and Natural World Heritage site in 1979 by UNESCO.

Overnight in Flores.

Day 9: Flores – Mayan Ruins Of Yaxhá

Breakfast. At the agreed time Departure to the Archaeological site of Yaxhá for our regular tour. Yaxhá is the third largest Mayan site in Guatemala (only El Mirador and Tikal are larger), but it is quite isolated and therefore large crowds do not visit it - making it a good place for travellers who want to see the old ones Mayan structures in an informal environment. Yaxhá is located about 18.5 miles (30 km) southeast of Tikal and 47 miles (75 km) from Flores. It is located between two beautiful lakes. Lunch time. At agreed time transfer back to your hotel.

Overnight in Flores.

Day 10: Flores - Palenque (México)

Breakfast. Transfer to Bethel, where we will board a regular boat that will lead us to Corozal. After passing through the migration authorities we will sail in boats along the Usumacinta River for 45 minutes to the Mayan city of Yaxchilán, imprisoned by the jungle. The jungle mantle that covers it seems to keep the luxurious palaces and numerous temples in a silent spell. Aware of the historical memory, the Mayan engraved events of the ruling class on stones, thanks to this we now know the first 300 years of its history. At the end of this wonderful visit, you will sail again upstream until returning to Corozal. Lunch and departure to Palenque. Arrival at the hotel and rest of the day off to spend at leisure.

Overnight in Palenque.

Day 11: Palenque - Campeche

Full day regular excursion to Mayan Ruins

Visit the archaeological site of Palenque, the greatness of its buildings and the invaluable mixture of white stone with the emerald green of the jungle will never be forgotten. We can contemplate the Temple of the Inscriptions (Pakal's Tomb), the Palace, Temples of the Sun and the Foliated Cross, Bath of the Queen in the Otulum stream. Free time. Departure to Campeche, with lunch stop arriving at the fortified city and which is a World Heritage Site. Visit and accommodation.

Overnight in Campeche

Day 12: Campeche – Uxmal - Merida

Departure to UXMAL, one of the most beautiful archaeological sites of the Puuc Route. Regular cultural visit where we will observe the greatness of the Pyramid of the Fortune Teller, the magnificent friezes of the Quadrangle of the Nuns, the shells of the Turtle Building and the panoramic views from the Temple of the Governor. All this speaks of the importance of this Mayan architectural complex. After lunch, we will continue towards Merida. Panoramic visit to see the Residential Zone, the Monument to the Homeland, the Paseo Montejo, the Twin Houses, the 60th Street, the Zocalo and the Cathedral. Hotel Accommodation.

Overnight in Merida

Day 13: Mérida – Chichen Itza - Cancun

After breakfast, departure to CHICHEN ITZÁ, recently declared as Wonder of the ancient world and place of the Mayan culture in its entire splendour. Visit of: the Observatory, the Pyramid of the Castle, the Ball Game, the Sacred Cenote and other temples of interest that will transport us to an enigmatic world of the gods. Free time. Buffet lunch. We will continue with a visit to the Cenote de Ikkil. Continue to Cancún.

Overnight in Cancún

Day 14: Cancún

Free day in Cancun to enjoy it wonderful beaches.

Overnight in Cancun.

Day 15: Cancún

Half day regular excursion: Tulum and Coba

Departure for the visit of the archaeological zones of Coba which is one of the largest Mayan areas that was inhabited before the arrival of the Spaniards and Tulum that is the only Mayan ceremonial center found that has a wall around it and also located at the seashore. Return to the hotel.

Overnight in Cancun.

Day 16: Cancun

Free day in Cancun to enjoy it wonderful beaches.

Overnight in Cancun.

Day 17: Cancun - Final Departure

Private transfer to the airport to take your flight to your destination.

Prices
Golden Accommodation

Prices
Price Per Person
$ 4489 Price per Person in triple room
$ 5365 Price per Person in double room
$ 9190 One Person Travelling Alone
Diamond Accommodation

Prices
Price Per Person
$ 4749 Price per Person in triple room
$ 5625 Price Per Person in double room
$ 9777 One Person Travelling Alone
Prices

Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in AUD, Euro or British Pound. The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Prices valid until April 30th, 2021 except during the high periods i.e Christmas and New Year and holidays.

Child Fee
  • Child up to 2 years old totally free of charge
  • Children between 2 and 6 years old pay 50% of the adult rate.
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old pay 75% of the adult rate.
  • A child from 12 years old is considered an adult person and pays the same rate.
Payment Plan

We are offering a low down payment of just 10% to secure your spaces on the tour including hotel room, cruise cabin, domestic flight ticket, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days prior to your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, therefore, making your booking a risk-free investment.

Is Latin America safe to visit?

Latin America is a very large continent, and there are many areas that are safe to visit. In most parts, tourists need only to exercise the caution that they would have in any vacation spot—pay attention to surroundings, wear a money belt, and avoid dark and deserted areas—to avoid becoming crime victims. The scenarios that involve tourists usually involve non-violent pick-pocketing or muggings. In South America, we recommend not to make it obvious that you’re a tourist. Try to not speak a foreign language out loud. In addition, you should keep valuable items such as your passport, camera, and your wallet in a pocket or bag in front of you. While sitting outside at a restaurant keep your things on your lap or tied to the foot of the chair.

Which languages are spoken in Latin America?

Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico: Spanish speakers.
Brazil: Portuguese
You will find most of the workers in tourism speak English and at least a third language.

Is it a common practice to give tips in Latin America?

Tipping is essentially a norm in bars, coffee shops, and restaurants. It’s recommended to tip chauffeurs and guides during transfers and paid excursions. In these cases, we suggest calculating the amount according to how satisfied you have been with the service. 

What is the official currency in Latin America?

The currency changes depending on the country:
Argentina: Argentinean Peso (ARS)
Brazil: Brazilian Real (BRL)
Chile: Chilean Peso (CLP)
Uruguay: Uruguayan Peso (UYU)
Bolivia: Boliviano (BOB)
Peru: Sol Peruano (PEN)
Colombia: Colombian Peso (COP)
Guatemala: Quetzal (GTQ)
México: Mexican peso (MXN)

Each currency is only useful for its respective country. It is not possible to use the currency of one country in another.

Do I need a visa to enter Latin American Countries?

It depends on your country of origin and the country you want to visit. It is necessary to check with your migration department.

Cancellation Policy
  • In case you cancel your trip, the following scale of charges will be applied:

From the date of booking until 61 days before your arrival date, 10% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 60 and 31 days before your arrival date, 20% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 30 and 15 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 14 and 1 days before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price will be charged.
 
Additionally, there are cancellation fees on all domestic flights within Egypt. If you cancel a tour at any time, you will be subject to any fees according to the airline’s cancellation policy.

 

  • Emergency Cancellation Policy

Memphis Tours offers a very flexible cancelation policy in case the government or the airline issues a travel warning from/to your departure country and destination. We, at Memphis Tours, prioritize your well-being and safety above all else and for that reason, we have adapted our cancellation policy to reflect our values. Familiarize yourself with our full payment policy, cancellation and refund conditions.

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