Gran Tour Maya – Mexico, Belize and Guatemala
Arrive into Cancun at the Mayan Riviera and be transferred directly to your hotel on Yucatan’s Caribbean Coast where you will experience beautiful water and beaches. During your stay you can do water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing and parachuting. Or just enjoy some time at the beach.
Enjoy a free day. The well-known village of Playa del Carmen is just a short taxi ride away from your hotel. The village has everything from Gourmet restaurants, shopping, first-class sports facilities and cultural activities. If you want to experience food or other fun options, visit La Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue). La Quinta Avenida also has a great nightlife that runs through the whole night.
Another free day to enjoy the Mayan Riviera with its beautiful beaches and you can enjoy different activities at your hotel. If you wish to see another example of Mayan archaeology, you can find the beautiful site of Tulum, one of the main cities that the Mayans built in the area. The site is just one hour from the hotel. The ruins runs 6 km along the coast. In the area you can find several restaurants where you can enjoy the traditional food. You can also find a modern mall with Mayan design.
Depart from the Riviera Maya at for a 4.5 hour-drive onwards to Merida. Founded upon the ruins of the Mayan city T’ho, which was constructed with white limestone and means “Face of Infinity,” Merida has beautiful and firmly built colonial buildings that house the city’s art, culture, history and traditions. Spend your afternoon and evening enjoying this colonial town.
Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to visit the ruins of Chichen Itza. The ride to the site will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Here you can see interesting constructions such as El Observatorio (The Observatory), El Castillo and the Kukulcan Temple, the Caracol and the largest ball court discovered in the whole region. You will enjoy a lunch close to the ruins before you go back to your hotel in the afternoon.
Free day to enjoy the many attractions Merida has to offer. Visit the Museum of Anthropology and the Street Sculptures on Paseo Montejo or just sit down and relax in a café. You can also visit the Celestun National Park, one of the most important national parks in Mexico and home to more than 300 different kinds of birds, among them the Pink Flamingo. There is also a variety of archaeological sites like Kabah, Uxmal and Dzibichaltun close to Merida.
Pick up at the hotel in Merida for transfer to the Airport for your flight to Belize City (Belize). At the airport the hotel transporters will be there to meet you and take you to your lodge deep in the Belize jungle. Enjoy an amazing dinner and listen to the sound of the tropical rainforest.
Have breakfast and depart from the hotel in the morning and go to Belize Municipal Airport in Belize City. From Belize City you will get air transfer to the beautiful San Pedro in Ambergris Caye. When you arrive at San Pedro airport, you will meet the hotel transporters and be transferred directly to your beautiful seaside hotel. Enjoy an afternoon at the resort and explore the different activities and amenities the hotel offer. Visit the white sand beaches, swim in the clear blue water. Later in the afternoon you can visit the Caribbean towns. Back to the hotel and dinner and overnight.
You will have another sea day to explore the shark alley and enjoy fantastic beach’s island clear water. Go snorkeling in the barrier reef and see different kinds of sea life. Back to the hotel and taste the Belizean cuisine.
Transfer to the airport and back to the main land for another amazing full day in the rainforest.Toward to Lamanai Mayan archeological site. To reach this amazing site you will need a boat that goes into the river. Enjoy a lunch in the rainforest, in the afternoon head to Belmopan and stop to Banana Bank Lodge for enkhoying typical belizean food in a farm famlily.
After early breakfast move to explore the jungle and the caves of Belize. Tjhis will be an amazing full day reach of adventure and breath-taking landscape. Enjoy a cave tubing and have a lunch in a typical local restaurant.Back to the hotel and overnight.
After breakfast you will be picked up by your private driver for transfer to the Mountain Pine Ridge Area in the Maya Mountains of Belize. Enjoy the waterfall and hiking trail. Watch the tropical birds in the pine forest. Lunch and move to Guatemala border.Dinner and overnight in Tikal Jungle lodge.
Your private guide will pick you up at the hotel after breakfast and take you to one of the most spectacular and largest Mayan cites, called Tikal. In 700 AD it was the capital of a Mayan empire. You will get an idea of how the Mayan lived while you walk around the site and look at all the Mayan ruins. You can have lunch in the ruins and enjoy the amazing landscape .Dinner in the hotel.
You will have a free morning to Flores island to do some shopping or simply relax lakeside. Dinner and overnight in Flores.
Transfer to the airport of El Peten Mundo Maya to Cancun. Take the connection where you connect with your flight home and goodbye.