Maya Encounter

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
  • Ends Antigua, Guatemala
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Caribbean Caye Caulker is a dreamy place to spend two days with no plans. Munch barbecue lobster? Snorkel around a coral reef? Nap under a palm tree? It’s up to you.
  • Hit the streets of Antigua with your leader and climb to a vintage cross lookout for views of the city and the massive volcano that towers over it.
  • Get to know contemporary Maya life during a homestay in San Jorge La Laguna, a lakeside village where you can share meals and conversation with a local family.
  • Wander between stalls of rainbowcoloured handicrafts, fruits and flowers and get some haggling tips from your leader in Chichicastenango Market.
Start in Playa Del Carmen and end in Antigua, the Maya Encounter tour is a guided explorer tour that takes 17 days. You will visit Playa Del Carmen, Rio Dulce, Caye Caulker and 6 other destinations in 5 different countries. Maya Encounter is a small group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Discover more than one kind of bliss on this 17-day Lonely Planet Experience in Central America, from the calming sea breezes on Tulum’s beaches to the contentment of a hearty, homecooked dinner in a lakeside Maya village. This adventure through Mexico, Guatemala and Belize takes its sweet time ambling down the coast to the island paradise of Caye Caulker, then cuts inland to the lush jungle around Tikal, cruising to the vast Rio Dulce and finishing among the clouds in Panajachel and Antigua. You get the right balance of local-led experiences and independent exploration, with a whole load of awesome places to discover.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
CHAU's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • CHAU
  • From UK
  • On Sep 25 2018
“Our tour is a group of twenty people. Majorities are Australians. We have good atmosphere and co-operations , especially in preparation and after our daily feedings. We have two tour leaders, nice and hard working guys. Niki is excellent cook.
Different landscapes. lakes and Bungle Bungles let you understand more about this wild Kimberley. If you like hiking,
swimming and drinking Champagne at the same time in the
Lake Agryle, go.”
Mabel's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Mabel
  • From Singapore
  • On Jul 05 2018
“Very Good”
Andy's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Andy
  • From USA
  • On May 01 2019
“Had a great tour. Itinerary was very well laid out and the guide was exceptional. We were fortunate to be part of a great group as well.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Playa del Carmen
  • Day 2: Tulum
  • Day 3: Tulum
  • Day 4: Caye Caulker
  • Day 5: Caye Caulker
  • Day 6: Caye Caulker
  • Day 7: San Ignacio
  • Day 8: San Ignacio
  • Day 9: Tikal
  • Day 10: Rio Dulce
  • Day 11: Rio Dulce
  • Day 12: Antigua
  • Day 13: Chichicastenango/San Jorge La Laguna
  • Day 14: Lake Atitlan/Panajachel
  • Day 15: Antigua
  • Day 16: Antigua
  • Day 17: Antigua
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Hotel (12 nights), Camping with facilities (1 night), Multishare lodge (2 nights), Homestay (1 night)
Meals
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Public bus , Taxi , Shared Boat , Ferry
Included Activities
  • Tulum - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Caye Caulker - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Tikal National Park - Entrance fee
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Chichicastenango Market
  • San Jorge La Laguna - Traditional Maya Homestay
  • Panajachel - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Antigua - Leader-led walking tour
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Playa Del Carmen and from Antigua are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Maya Encounter tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Maya Encounter tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 31 May 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Maya Encounter tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Maya Encounter tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
NEED HELP OR HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS TOUR?
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