By GAdventures



Mayan Discovery

  • 04 Nov
  • -
  • 18 Nov
  • |
  • 15 days


per person

Availability: 6 places

    Mayan ruins peeking out from verdant jungle, street vendors hawking their wares on colonial streets, pristine white-sand beaches sparkling under the Caribbean sun—now this is the real Yucatán. On this unique 15-day journey, you’ll tour the ruins at Chichén Itzá and Palenque, and head deep into the jungle of Guatemala to experience the ruins of Tikal. You're free to choose your own adventure! So escape the resort packages and witness all the incredible wilderness, wildlife and Mayan culture—past and present—that you can imagine.

    Day 1

    Day 1 Playa del Carmen

    Arrive at any time.

    Day 2

    Day 2 Playa del Carmen/Mérida

    Travel to Mérida, stopping en route for a guided tour of Chichén Itzá. Enjoy an orientation walk of Mérida.

    Day 3

    Day 3 Mérida

    Opt to visit the ruins of Uxmal or swim in cenotes (underground pools) in the Yucatán.

    Day 4

    Day 4 Mérida/Palenque

    Sit back and relax on a travel to Palenque in the lush jungle of Chiapas.

    Day 5

    Day 5 Palenque

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque.

    Day 6

    Day 6 Palenque

    Enjoy a free day to explore Palenque and surroundings. Opt to visit the Mayan ruins of Yaxchilán and Bonampak.

    Day 7

    Day 7 Palenque/San José

    Journey through the jungle by private vehicle, crossing into Guatemala and continuing on to San José. Explore Lake Petén Itzá and the island of Flores.

    Day 8

    Day 8 San José

    Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of Tikal archaeological site. Relax on Lake Petén Itzá with a boat cruise or a swim.

    Day 9

    Day 9 San José/San Ignacio (1L)

    Cross the border into Belize and travel to San Ignacio. Enjoy an included pottery demonstration and local lunch at a G Adventures-supported women's pottery cooperative.

    Day 10

    Day 10 San Ignacio

    Enjoy free time to visit the sacred Mayan cave, Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the Mountain Pine Ridge area or see the lesser-known Mayan ruins of Xunantunich or Caracol.

    Day 11

    Day 11 San Ignacio/Caye Caulker

    Travel to Caye Caulker and enjoy this tropical paradise. Rent a bike and organize activities for the next day.

    Day 12

    Day 12 Caye Caulker

    Spend the day exploring Caye Caulker and the marine life in the area.

    Day 13

    Day 13 Caye Caulker/Playa del Carmen

    Full travel day to reach Playa del Carmen, the last stop of the adventure.

    Day 14

    Day 14 Playa del Carmen (1D)

    Enjoy a free day to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm, visit one of the many cenotes or the diving mecca of Cozumel. Enjoy dinner at a G Adventures-supported community restaurant with a youth-focused art program.

    Day 15

    Day 15 Playa del Carmen

    Depart at any time.