Mayan Treasures

15 Day Multi-Country Sightseeing Tour Package through Belize, Guatemala, Mexico

Activities: Enjoy Beaches, Explore Mayan Ruins, Touring Cities
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15 days & 14 nights
Cancun International Airport
Cancun International Airport
Central America Mayan ruins vacation

This awesome 15-day Central America Mayan ruins vacation will take you across the Mayan World to visit Mexico, Guatemala & Belize, which are among the most representative sites of Mayan culture and history.

In Mexico, you will have guided tours to explore the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, as well as, the Mayan ruins of the Puuc Route and Palenque. In Guatemala, you will visit the world famous Mayan City of Tikal. Also, you will have the opportunity to visit El Mirador, home of one of the largest pyramids in the world.

Then, you will explore famous sites in Belize, known for their beauty and history, like Xunantunich and Lamanai. Finally, you will end up returning to Mexico to finish your Mayan cultural discovery trip by visiting sites like Chetumal, Tulum and Coba. This awesome multi-country tour package through the Mayan History is waiting for you!

Highlights of this Mayan Ruins tour

  1. Mayan ruins in Mexico such as Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Palenque, Tulum, Uxmal and Coba
  2. Guatemala Mayan ruins such as Tikal and the great Mayan City of El Mirador
  3. Xunantunich and Lamanai Mayan ruins in Belize
  4. Mexican Cenotes
  5. Merida City, Mexico
  6. Colonial city of Campeche, Mexico
  7. Flores Island and Lake Peten, Guatemala
  8. San Ignacio, Belize
  9. Bacalar Lagoon, Mexico
  10. Cozumel Island, Mexico

A Journey through Mayan History

Central America Mayan ruins vacation: 15 Days & 14 Nights
1. Arrival to Mexico
2. Ruins and Cenote
3. Amazing Mayan Cities
4. Campeche City
5. Palenque Ruins
6. Flores Island
6. Jungle and ruins
9. A great Mayan City
9. San Ignacio
10. Lamanai River Tour
11. Lagoon of colors
12. Tulum and Coba
13. Cozumel Island
14. Island free time
15. Leave to Cancun
Cancun and travel to Chichen Itza

Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Chichen Itza to start your Central America Mayan ruins vacation package through the ancient Mayan World.

The Castle, Mayan Pyramid. Chichen Itza, Mexico. Mayan Tours
View of the Pyramid The Castle, in the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Mexico
Chichen Itza, Ek- Balam, Cenote & Merida

Today you will visit the Mayan City of Chichen Itza to see the huge Pyramid of The Castle. Chichen Itza was one of the great Mesoamerican cities. Still today, it is one of the most popular tourist sites in Mexico. Then, you will visit the archaeological site of Ek Balam to see their uncovered startling and amazingly well-preserved sculptures.

Cenote, cave lake close to Chichen Itza, Mexico. Adventure trips
Cenote cave lake landscape view with people swimming, Chichen Itza, Mexico

This will be followed by the wonderful opportunity to swim & snorkel in a Cenotea sinkhole in limestone, which is a natural wonder with beautiful rock formations – referred to as the Mayan underworld. At the end of the day, your driver will take you to your hotel in Merida. 

Tour to amazing Mayan Cities, travel to Campeche. 

Today you will explore the Mayan site of the Puuc Route ruins. This will be an adventure into the ancient Mayan world that can make you feel like a true explorer. Puuc Route connects various ancient ruins: Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, Labna, and Xlapak

The magnificent Mayan site of Uxmal, Mexico.
A magnificent Mayan pyramid in Uxmal, Mexico

These allow you to take an interesting look into the ancient Mayan culture. Short forested trails, in which ultimately expose some fascinating ruins, can give off a real sense of discovery.

Part of the appeal of touring the Ruta Puuc is the ability to enjoy the peaceful environments of these mystical and intriguing structures that have been here for over a millennium. After your adventure through these five Mayan sites, you will move to your hotel in Campeche.

Campeche City tour and Palenque. 

You will have a walking city tour of Campeche, the walled city. It was a fortress city designed to protect against pirate attacks during colonial times. You will visit the Fort of San Miguel to admire the largest fortress in Campeche. It is now an archaeological museum of Mayan artifacts from Calakmul.

Beautiful colorful colonial buildings in the historic center of Campeche, Mexico.
Beautiful colorful colonial buildings in the historic center of Campeche, Mexico

After the tour, your private transportation will take you to Palenque.

 

Mayan City of Palenque. 

Today you will visit Palenque archaeological site with the Temple of the Inscriptions, the site’s most impressive structure. The forest around these temples is still home to howler monkeys, toucans, and ocelots.

Temple of Inscriptions and the Palace in the Mayan Ruins of Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico.
Temple of Inscriptions and the palace in the Mayan ruins of Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico

Then, you will visit the Blue Water Waterfalls, where you can walk through the walkways or swim in one of the designated areas. Their incredible color is, in fact, due to the high mineral content of the water which deposits itself on the rock. Next, you will visit the beautiful Misol-Ha Waterfalls, an impressive single cascade about 115 feet high. Enjoy the sight of water falling dramatically off a cliff into a wide pool far below and swim surrounded by tropical jungle.

A woman standing in a cave in the waterfall Misol-ha, Chiapas, Mexico. Mexico adventure tours.
Traveler In cave looking out at Misol Ha Waterfall near Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico
Flores Island, Guatemala. 

Today you will leave Mexico and continue to Flores Island, Guatemala. Flores is an unusually picturesque and beautiful little city situated on a small island in the middle of Lake Peten. This island is connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway.

Dock in Lake Peten Itza, Guatemala. Boat tours
Sunset scene at the lake Peten Itza, Guatemala. Central America.
Explore the Mayan City of Tikal. 

Today you will visit one of the most iconic and impressive Mayan ruins in the world. Tikal is one of the oldest and most powerful city-states of the ancient Mayan civilization. The enormous buildings, royal palaces, pyramids, ball courts, hundreds of smaller buildings, stele and a network of elevated causeways are the main attractions of Tikal today.

View of the Mayan ruins of Tikal and jungle from temple four, Guatemala. Maya Tours
Mayan ruins of Tikal and surrounding jungle.

The sturdy public buildings of this once-great metropolis have resisted the encroaching nature. Most strikingly, many of the monuments are so large that they rise up above the canopy of the jungle, like ancient stone skyscrapers reaching up into the sky.

Helicopter tour to El Mirador. 

Today you will have the opportunity to discover the oldest and largest Maya archaeological site in Mesoamerica, El Mirador. It is the home of one of the world’s largest pyramids, La Danta. It stands a staggering 236 feet tall and has nearly a 99 million cubic feet volume. 

The great Mayan City of El Mirador, Guatemala.
The great Mayan City of El Mirador in the middle of the jungle of Guatemala.

Despite its importance, the “Lost City of the Maya” is not swamped with tourists because of its inaccessibility. We offer you an optional helicopter tour to El Mirador. 

San Ignacio and Mayan site of Xunantunich.

Today you will leave Flores Island to enjoy a horseback riding tour to Xunantunich. These are Belize’s most popular Mayan ruins. One of the treasures discovered at Xunantunich includes a colossal plaster frieze, running around the outside of the building, known as The Castle.

An indigenous house made with wood and a thatched roof in southern Belize. Jungle hikes.
An indigenous house made with wood and a thatched roof in southern Belize.

This is the most iconic building at the site and raises some 130 feet above the plaza below. As a result, it is the second-tallest man-made structure in Belize, even today. Afterward, you will be driven to your hotel in San Ignacio, Belize.

Lamanai Mayan site. 

Today you will visit the Mayan site of Lamanai by boat. This site is one of the oldest continuously occupied Mayan sites in Belize. During this tour, you will see ruins built in 200 BC and some built in the last century. Most noteworthy is the iconic, 13-foot-high stylized mask of a half-man/half-crocodile carved in a stella.

Tranquil forest river of Rio Blanco National Park. Belize. Boat tours Belize
Tranquil forest river of Rio Blanco National Park in Toledo Belize

You will be in close proximity to the ancient residential complex believed to be the quarters of Mayan elite.

Bacalar Lagoon and travel to Tulum, Mexico. 

During our Central America Mayan ruins vacation package, will take you across the border into the Quintana Roo State of Mexico. You will explore the stunning beauty of Bacalar Lagoon, which is called “Lagoon of seven Colors”. It boasts an ever-changing scene of blue and turquoise shades. The colors of the water and sky appear to combine as one. 

The Mayan ruins of Tulum in the Caribbean ocean, Mexico. Mexico Holidays
The Mayan site of Tulum in the Caribbean Sea, Mexico.

After this enchanting visit, your driver will take you to your hotel in Tulum.

Tulum and Coba, Mexico. 

You will visit the ancient Mayan site of Coba on this day. It is different from the other archaeological big sites in Yucatan. First of all, it’s situated by four natural lakes. These are believed to have given the city its name, which means “water stirred by wind”. 

Jungle view from the tallest temple in the Maya ruins of Coba, Mexico. Jungle tours
View of endless jungle at the top of the highest temple of Coba, Mexico.

Coba is not as excavated, nor reconstructed, as Tulum, so all along the paths you will see mounds overgrown with vines, trees, and flowers. The fact that the jungle hasn’t been cleared away here, nor all the mounds uncovered, adds a feeling of discovery to your visit. You will have the option to explore the jungle of Coba by bike!

Idyllic tranquil view of a Caribbean beach landscape with palm trees, Tulum, Mexico. Vacations in Mexico.
Idyllic tranquil view of a Caribbean beach landscape with palm trees, Tulum, Mexico.

Tulum has one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Their ruins’ greatest attraction is its location. It is small but exquisitely poised on the fifteen-meter-high cliffs above the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. The views are nothing less than spectacular.

Island of Cozumel.

Your day starts with a transfer to Playa del Carmen where you will take a ferry to Cozumel, the biggest island in Mexico. Playa del Carmen was a sleeping fishing town until 1961 when Jacques Cousteau declared Cozumel as one of the most beautiful scuba diving areas of the world.

Aerial view of Cozumel Island, Mexico.
Aerial straight down view of beach on Cozumel, Mexico.

The underwater wildlife at this island is absolutely amazing due to the clarity of the water, with 100 – 200 ft visibility. You do not have to be a diver to enjoy it! Simply put on a mask & snorkel and jump in. You will feel like you have been dropped into a tropical fish tank!

Island free time and optional activities. 

This is your free day in the island. You can practice many water sports such as diving, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, kayaking and more. 

Underwater view of whale shark swimming with fish. Snorkeling and diving tours.
Underwater view of whale shark swimming with school of fish

Among the several attractions available to visit, Chankanaab National Park has the only inland coral reef formation in the world. It is also home to the world-renowned ecosystem and natural aquarium.

Cancun International Airport. 

Your Central America Mayan ruins vacation across the ancient Mayan World and History comes to an end today and you will be transported to Cancun International Airport for your departure flight.

Aerial view of Punta Cancun and the Caribbean ocean in Mexico. Mexico Holidays
Punta Cancun, at the Caribbean Sea in Mexico.

If you would like to customize this itinerary based on your interests and budget, please do not hesitate to Send us an email here, we will be happy to assist you. 

From $1,850 per person

Expenses Included
  • 14 Nights Hotel AccommodationAccommodation in hotels selected according to your wishes and priorities
  • Tour GuidesLocal onsite multi lingual speaking guides.
  • Entrance FeesFor all the tours listed in the itinerary
  • All transportation in destination locationPrivate transportation
  • FerriesPlaya del Carmen to Cozumel island round trip.
  • FoodDaily breakfast
  • Price does not included✗ International flights ✗ Personal, travel and cancellation insurance ✗ Other expenses than indicated
  • * This price is based in 8 guests