One of the greatest adventures you can embark upon is a trip through all of the countries in Central America. Between the eight countries, the distinct cultures, traditions, and environments create a whirlwind experience for even the most seasoned traveler. Before you start your trip, make sure to take a look at our stripped down guide to all the practical information you may need when traveling abroad.
🖥 Planning the best itinerary: Deciding where to go can be overwhelming and time consuming. Luckily, Mayan Gateway is here to provide information about various destinations and make you a personalized itinerary. Contact us with your wishes and we will be happy to help you create your dream vacation. In addition to the holiday offers, which you can find on our website, we can also customize your itinerary to fit your individual desires. As local experts, we provide you with information about the destinations and help you create an itinerary based around your needs and interests.
✈️ Experience, Network & Happy Customers: Mayan Gateway was founded in 2005 and in the meantime we have built an extensive database of contacts and resources. We have had hundreds of happy clients and dozens of reviews online.
🇬🇹 🇧🇿🇮🇹 Multi Country Tours: Central America is so big yet so small! We have a wide variety of destinations and an unparalleled number of choices of trip styles and countries. We work with you to design a trip that will meet your tastes, age and budgets. We are certain that all your travel needs will be met when you combine our trips and tours with a customized itinerary from our friendly agents at Mayan Gateway.
🏨 🏡🏕 Accommodations: From unique hotels, B&B’s, private homes, and apartments to sleeping in a camping tent under the stars in a tranquil bay, our options will provide you with the best and most authentic travel experience possible. Our accommodations will always reflect the local character and spirit of your adventure or preferences. They will be very well located considering the places to visit on your itinerary.
We believe an unforgettable trip does not have to be expensive; this is the reason why we keep on striving to offer the most competitive prices around. Our local supplier’s contracts provide a more affordable way to travel therefore giving us the ability to deliver a travel experience of a lifetime at a great price and value. Our travel agency fee is around 10% – 20% which covers the salaries of the agents who work on your tour before arrival and during the duration of your trip, among other office and direct expenses. We have great deals with suppliers and most of the time we can at least match the total price you would have booking everything online on your own.
The internet has made it easier for everyone to do the jobs that professionals have done for years. Nowadays you can find a YouTube video for just about anything you can think of. Do-it-yourself has become a worldwide trademark. However, when it comes to travel abroad, should you really do it yourself?
|Do-it-yourself DIY – PROS||Do-it-yourself DIY – CONS|
|Booking holidays DIY could work out cheaper.||You may be able to find a cheaper deal on your own, but cheaper does not necessarily mean better.|
|Researching and booking your own trip abroad gives you the flexibility to browse lots of options at your own leisure. You’re in control instead of needing to trust someone else. However, if you use a good travel agency you can always check customer reviews online.||If you experience a problem while travelling, you won’t really have an agent to contact who can rectify any issues you may encounter.|
|If you would like to opt for independent travel, you also get to experience the pre departure fun of planning and researching all the little details.||The more complex, long or luxurious the trip is, the more useful an agent can be. You may have to solve problems or change plans while you’re on your trip.|
Advice: there is a risk when booking on your own. Our advice when booking a trip abroad is to contact us and then compare it with what you have found online. You don’t have to book with us but it never hurts to have a second opinion. Choosing between a travel agency or DIY may just come down to your appetite for research and need for control. At Mayan Gateway our travel agents work closely with you when putting together your travel package. You will be able to participate in the planning and respond with questions and feedback. We are here to customize the trip to your wishes, needs and interests.