Mexico, Guatemala and Belize Journey
Mexico, Guatemala and Belize journey. Three astonishing countries that will give you an unforgettable experience. In this 21-day tour package, see paradisiacal places that offer you the incomparable beauty and Mayan heritage of these countries.
In Mexico, visit amazing Cenotes, the colonial city of Valladolid. Explore the Mayan city of Chichen Itza and its impressive ruins, the ruins of Ek-Balam and the interesting city of Merida. Moreover, the Mayan city of Uxmal and other sites likewise in the area. Other locations of interest will be waterfalls with their beautiful blue waters, in addition to the magical colonial city of San Cristobal de Las Casas, and the spectacular view of the Canyon of Sumidero in the state of Chiapas.
In Guatemala see natural wonders likewise the beautiful Brava Lagoon. Take a boat rides around and visit the indigenous villages in the highlands. Walk in the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala. Have the incomparable experiences of walking on the active Volcano of Pacaya. Go the colorful island of Flores, and later see the magical Mayan cities of Yaxha and Tikal with their incomparable and impressive temples and ruins. In addition to the opportunity to take an optional helicopter tour to the Mayan city of El Mirador, which is home of the largest pyramid of the Mayan World in terms .
Further, this adventure package finalizes in Belize. A pleasant ride in a water taxi will take you to Caye Caulker, a small and beautiful limestone island off the coast of Belize. Moreover, join a sailing and snorkeling tour of the coral reef.
- Mayan Cenotes
- Ek Balam ruins and Cenote
- City of Merida, Mexico
- Mayan ruins of Uxmal, Edzna and Palenque, Mexico
- Blue water waterfalls, Mexico
- Canyon of Sumidero and Chiapa de Corso town, Mexico
- Brava Lagoon, Guatemala
- Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
- Colonial City of Antigua Guatemala.
- Mayan ruins of Tikal and Yaxha, Guatemala
- Coral barrier reef of Belize
- Caye Caulker island, Belize
Mexico, Guatemala and Belize Journey
Day 1: Arrival to Cancun, Mexico
International airport of Cancun. Firstly and upon arrival, a representative will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in the romantic colonial city of Valladolid. Secondly, you will have time to rest and relax before starting a trip full of adventures and discovering in Mexico and Central America.
Day 2: The colonial city of Valladolid and Cenote
Tour to Dzitnup Cenote. It is a closed type one, so you will enter through a narrow tunnel and a rock-cut staircase. The light that enters through the opening at the top of the cenote gives the water a turquoise blue hue that illuminates this water mirror and gives it an impressive beauty.
You will have time to swim and relax inside of this magnificent natural sinkhole.
Free afternoon in Valladolid. It is a beautiful city of the Yucatan state. We strongly recommend you to assist to the nightly light show organized by the city. The show is in English and in Spanish, and it is free for everyone who would like to see it.
Day 3: Mayan sites of Chichen Itza and Ek-Balam
Firstly, a guide will pick you up from your hotel to take you to the Mayan city of Chichen Itza.
Secondly, with a local guide see the impressive ruins and temples, moreover learn about the Mayan culture. Its ruins correspond to the early Postclassic period (800-1100 AD). Certainly, these ceremonial centers of the Mayan civilization have left their vestiges to be admired in our present time.
Day 4: City tour of Merida
Your driver will take you to your hotel in the city of Merida.
City Tour of Merida. This tour package will take you through the elegant colonial city of ‘Merida’. The largest city in the ‘Yucatan Peninsula’. Enjoy its architecture and its exquisite gastronomic heritage. In its plaza, you can taste traditional food and drinks from the region.
In Merida, feel the friendliness of the locals in its parks, markets and museums. This city has even been named as the American Capital of Culture due to his great impulse of cultural activities.
During your city tour, you will visit the Great Museum of the Mayan World.
Day 5: Fascinating Cenotes
We will drive from Merida to the town of Cuzama where fantastic adventures await you. A fun ride in a horse-drawn carriage will take you along the old trails to this heavenly place. The are has three amazing ‘Cenotes’, a wonder of nature. Discover, through this guided tour, the magic beauty of these cenotes.
Cenote De Chelentún:
It is considered one of the prettiest of this area. It has an easy access, so you quickly appreciate the huge dome that shelters this natural wonder. Submerge and relax in its calm, fresh and crystalline waters.
Cenote de Chak-Zinik-Ché:
Go down a ten meter wooden staircase where you can admire impressive stalactite formations on the ceiling of the cavern. The roots of the trees fall down to the cool and calm water, and it all gives a charming atmosphere.
The name means “nine mouse holes” for its nine light entrances inside. It is a magical and charming place. Descend a staircase formed by rails, and join the snorkelers who swim into its crystalline turquoise blue waters.
Day 6: Enchanting Mayan ruins
Today, we will explore the archaeological sites of ‘Puuc Route’.
Mayan City of Uxmal
Visit together with a professional guide the Mayan city of Uxmal. Appreciate impressive architectural structures of the ancient Mayans, both buildings and Mayan sculptures. Such as the Fortune Teller pyramid, the Courtyard of the Nuns, the House of the Turtles, and the Platform of the Jaguars. Moreover, see part of the complex of the House of Pigeons and the Temple of the South. In addition to a Mayan ball court.
It will leave you enchanted and immersed in what once was the ancient Mayan culture in the classical period (200 to 900 AD).
Other Ruins of this route
After that, continue through the Labna ruins. A beautiful arch carved in stone is the entrance to this archaeological site. It shows the impressive architecture of the ancient Mayans.
Day 7: The colonial city of Campeche
Today, together with a local guide explore an unique Mayan site. The valley here used to flood during the rainy season, which is why the Mayans created a complex system of ducts to drain the water.
Now, the valley has a constant humidity that gives it a mystical environment that harmonizes with the temples, buildings and sculptures. Architectural advances of Mayan civilization for its time are certainly remarkable.
After the archaeological adventure, you will have free time to explore the amazing city of Campeche. A city full of attractions where you can admire its Baroque colonial style, take a walk through its squares and relax. It is a must see while being in Mexico.
Day 8: Drive to Palenque
Today we will drive from the city of Campeche to your hotel in Palenque. After that, there will be time to rest and relax.
Day 9: Discover the ruins of Palenque
Together with a local guide, explore the Mayan city of Palenque. It will offer you a spectacular view of the tropical savannah. Its temples are considered to be one the most beautiful architectural specimens of the ancient Mayan World. Sculpted stones, and preserved hieroglyphs are some of the wonders that you will be able to appreciate in this site.
Palenque also possesses dozens of beautiful springs and waterfalls. Without a doubt, this tour is an unparalleled experience for any traveler who is interested to go off the beaten path.
Day 10: Waterfalls and San Cristobal
In this day, visit the wonderful Blue Water Waterfalls and the colonial city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas.
Visit the Agua Azul Waterfalls. A private transport will take you on just over an hour commute to visit the wonderful ‘Agua Azul’ waterfalls. They are formed by the tributaries of three rivers. The beautiful indigo blue color of the water is formed by dissolved carbonates salts.
The mountainous vegetation and petrified fallen tree trunks give a beautiful landscape and a magical atmosphere of relaxation and peace in all its surroundings.
Transfer to San Cristóbal de Las Casas. A private transport will take you to this beautiful colonial city where you can rest, explore the city and try some of the best Mexican traditional food.
Day 11: The canyon of Sumidero and a magic town
Visit one of the best natural wondersin Mexico. This canyon is one of the main attractions of the state of Chiapas. The beauty of this canyon is comparable to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA as its walls can measure up to a thousand meters high, and it is fed by the ‘Grijalva’ river.
During this boat tour, admire the flora and fauna of the place and observe species such as crocodiles, spider monkeys and green parakeets, among others.
There are five wonderful lookouts, from where it is possible to enjoy the fantastic view of this canyon created by twelve million years of erosion that have left a natural wonder for visitors.
Chiapa de Corso, one of the magical towns of the state.
After the boat adventure through the Sumidero Canyon, explore the small town of ‘Chiapas de Corzo’. With an architectural ensemble in the style of the centuries XII, XIV and XV, this city will remind you of the pre-Hispanic and Spanish culture.
During the city tour, admire its crafts, such as lacquer and wood carving, and its squares and historical monuments. It is a very picturesque small town, as a result they consider it to be one of the magical towns of the state to Chiapas.
Day 12: Drive to Guatemala
Firstly, we will drive to Guatemala, secondly visit the Brava Lagoon. The amazing lagoon is located in the highest mountain chain of Central America. So, the views are absolutely amazing.
Day 13: Lagoon Brava
This unique lagoon has many interesting qualities, such as maintaining a constant mist and a beautiful turquoise blue color. Its water is so crystalline that you can see its depth and purity at simple sight.
The tranquility of the water and the landscape around is a magical experience for nature lovers. A magical location surrounded by mountains,completely isolated from civilization.
It is a paradise as such, and its surroundings full of flora and fauna, such as migratory birds, wild pigs, armadillos, deer and tigrillos. So, the lagoon shows its natural beauty at its best.
Day 14: Drive to Lake Atitlan
Travel to Lake Atitlán. Firstly, your driver will take you to Lake Atitlan, and secondly you will take a boat to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to rest and relax.
Day 15: Volcanic crater lake and Mayan Villages
Lake Atitlan has been recognized as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The environment and its incomparable landscape are surrounded by three volcanoes: Atitlán, Tolimán and San Pedro.
The blue of the sky, its deep blue waters and the tranquility of its fresh air that blows around, as well as the flora and fauna of its surroundings and the small boats that can be seen throughout its 18 kilometers in length, are worth visiting.
Boat tour Lake Atitlan
In this boat ride tour, you will be able to stop at three of its indigenous towns and get to know their people and unique Mayan culture. Each one with unique culture of their own. Appreciate their crafts, typical clothing and customs of the ancient Mayans that today are kept alive in these little towns.
Each one has breathtaking viewpoints where you will enjoy the beauty of the lake landscape.
Day 16: Colonial city of Guatemala
Your private transport will take you from Lake Atitlán to your hotel in the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala.
City Tour of Antigua Guatemala. The most beautiful colonial city in the whole continent. It was the capital of the former kingdom of Guatemala, and Central America.
Today its colonial buildings, mansions, baroque churches, indigenous markets, hotels and restaurants, all in colonial style, will give you a delightful experience. Likewise, its squares, parks and cobbled streets that give a splendid touch to this beautiful city.
Day 17: Mayan ruins off the beaten path
Firstly, a driver will take you to the airport of Guatemala City. Later, take a domestic flight to the island of Flores where another driver will take you to the jungle, off the beaten path.
Tour to the Mayan city of Yaxha: You will be amazed by the archeology of the ancient Mayan World, its impressive temples and sculptures. In addition to the jungle canopy of the Mayan Biosphere Nature Reserve.
The largest temple reaches an incomparable view of the Lagoon. In addition to the beautiful landscapes around it, the flora and fauna preserved in this beautiful region are the perfect complement to this mystical city of the Mayan civilization.
It is not uncommon to hear the screams of the howler monkeys, certainly a special complement during the tour of this magical Mayan City.
Day 18: Tikal, a Mayan treasure
The most representative city of the Mayan Civilization and the ancient Mayan world is Tikal. Today your tour package will take you through this wonderful Mayan city. With more than three thousand structures, its ruins, including temples, palaces, residences, altars, causeways, squares, and ball fields of the ancient Mayans.
It has high temples, such as the Great Jaguar, a true wonder submerged in the jungle. Moreover, the abundant flora and fauna of the surroundings make the tour through the Mayan city of Tikal an unforgettable experience.
Day 19: The lost Mayan City of El Mirador
Choose the optional helicopter tour to the great Mayan city of El Mirador, and travel to the very heart of the jungle where this impressive Mayan city is submerged.
From the top of its pyramids you can see the splendor of the horizon. Its huge pyramid, ‘La Danta’ of seventy-two meters, is the highest of the continent, and it is even surpassing in terms of volume the pyramid of ‘Cheops’ in Egypt.
Experts claim that it is the largest construction in the ancient Mayan world. El Mirador is a complex of structures, pyramids, temples and sculptures, and it is immersed in the Mayan Biosphere and accompanied by its flora and fauna. El Mirador is home to the jaguar, puma, lizards, deer, the harpy eagle and many more species. Please, contact us for information about this optional tour.
Day 20: Island of Caye Caulker, Belize
Today you will travel from the island of Flores to the water taxi station in Belize City.
Take a pleasant ride in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean Sea until you reach the beautiful small island of Caye Caulker. Rest and relax, tomorrow the next day you will have a snorkeling adventure.
Day 21: Snorkeling tour in the Coral Barrier Reef
Take a boat tour around the paradise island of Caye Caulker. Crystal clear turquoise waters, blue sky and white sand make a true paradise for visitors. Snorkeling adventure, the crystal clear waters of the island allow you to fully appreciate the beauty of its coral reef, the second largest in the world.
The Hol Chan Marine Reserve and surroundings will give you the best chance to snorkel and swim. You will see rays, turtles, moray eels, barracudas, seahorses, starfish and an infinity of marine species and little fish that make up the beautiful reef and its wonderful colors. It is an unmissable adventure in this paradise.
Day 22: Departure from Belize City
Sadly, our amazing Mexico, Guatemala and Belize journey ends today. Take a water taxi back to Belize City where your private transportation will drive you to the international airport of Belize City for your flight back home.
Would you like to customize your own itinerary? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you, and answer any questions you may have.
Sailing and camping expedition
This is an unexampled adventure to explore the most isolated parts of the Belize barrier reef to experiment some of her best snorkeling areas! This amazing holiday is created as an island hopping adventure for all those who want to experience this unoccupied Caribbean heaven.
Duration: 3 days & 2 nights. Price per guest from: $450
Sundown expedition to the Mayan City of Tikal
The scenery neighboring Tikal variates dramatically as the sun starts to set. This expedition lets you experience the introduction of the evening creep in the jungle, as nightly creatures start their periodic routines, amog 6 and 8 pm. The best part is, the edge of the backdrop sun brightens the section of the jungle which travelers do not completely acknowledge during full sunlight.
Guests come after their guide to Temple IV, one of the most important temples in the colossal compound, for an unimaginable scene of the background. As you see the sundown and the sky switch colors, your local guide will tell you narratives from the fastinatiting Mayans.
Duration: 5 – 6 hours. Price per guest from: $80
Natural Sauna in the woods
For the Mayan population, saunas have consistently expressed the purification of body and soul. The primary purpose of the sauna is to warm up the body. Saunas contribute to avoid colds, soften up strained muscles and ease any pain, debility and distress. They also decrease blood pressure, boost vascular action and help blood circulation. Natural saunas not only purify the body of toxins, but also cleans the mind.
This is the reason why the Mayans recognized it to be essential. Distasteful feelings go away and you are at peace with your inner world. This is what Mayans mean by the care of the soul earned while taking a sauna.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours. Price per guest from: $40
Waterfall of ‘El Chiflon’ and Lakes of Montebello
Discover why ‘El Chiflon’ is the most splendid waterfall of Mexico. A community cooperative established an eco-tourism park around the waterfalls to conserve it for future generations. The isolated location of the waterfall means most travelers are locals. The Montebello Lakes comprises 59 multicolored lagoons burrowed in between pine and oak forests and two Mayan sites. In 2009 was recognized as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Duration: 2 days. Price per person from: $450