Experience the Mexican zest for life
Delve into Guatemala's ancient history
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
6 to 20
|15 Sep 2019||04 Oct 2019||Available||AUD $10,900|
|01 Mar 2020||20 Mar 2020||Limited Seats||AUD $11,100|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
TRAVEL TIP! Mexico City is a fascinating place and many world class museums can be found here including the Anthropological Museum, Frida Kahlo Museum, Templo Mayor Museum, Bellas Artes Museum and Leon Trotsky’s house to name a few. Our sightseeing program in Mexico City is quite full so if you have an interest in visiting any of these museums we would recommend booking at least 2 nights pre tour accommodation to give you time to see those places that may be of particular interest to you.
Bienvenido a Mexico! We arrive in the capital, Mexico City, buzzing with life and full of history.
After breakfast, we visit the site of Teotihuacan, considered one of the most impressive and mysterious archaeological sites in Mexico. The city was established in 100BC and the name Teotihuacan roughly translates as ‘Birthplace of the Gods’. We also visit the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe today, arguably the most important Christian pilgrimage site in Latin America. Tonight we enjoy a group welcome dinner. [B,L,D]
Our day begins with a tour of bustling Mexico City. We visit the Zocalo - the main city square - constructed from the stones of ancient palaces and temples, and the National Palace.
Special Experience: Board an authentic Mexican trajinera for a traditional lunch and cruise through the waterways of Xochimilco.
On our return to the city, we’ll stop to explore a colourful arts and crafts market. [B,L]
This morning we fly to Tuxtla and continue to Chiapa de Corzo and the spectacular Sumidero Canyon, which we’ll tour by boat. Enjoy lunch before we travel to charming San Cristóbal. [B,L]
Special Experience: In the mountains surrounding San Cristóbal, we visit the indigenous villages of San Juan Chamula and Zincantan to learn about the Mayan culture and traditions still alive today. [B,L]
Driving through lush, green valleys, we travel to Palenque through the Tabasco region, stopping for lunch. Along the way we'll visit the beautiful turquoise waterfall of Roberto Barrios, cascading to form pools perfect for swimming. [B,D]
Spend the morning discovering the incredible ancient Mayan site of Palenque, boasting several magnificent pyramids. In parts, it is still covered in lush, tropical jungle. This afternoon we'll fly to the historic 'White City' of Merida. [B]
Another amazing day of antiquities - this morning we depart for Chichén Itzá, the most famous of all Mayan sites and home to the enormous step-pyramid of Kulkulkan. [B,L]
Enjoy a day at leisure in sunny Playa del Carmen. This evening we'll enjoy a group dinner to farewell Mexico. [B,D]
The morning is at leisure before we fly to Guatemala and its fascinating hub, Guatemala City, later this afternoon. [B]
We’ll discover the city on a sightseeing tour this morning and visit the Ixchel and Popolvuh Museum, before lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon we fly to Flores, on Lake Petén Itzá. [B,L]
Special Experience: Visit the incredible Mayan ruins of Tikal, nestled amidst lush rainforest. The largest of Mayan cities during the Classic period 1,000 years ago, it represents one of the Mayan civilisation's most impressive achievements. [B,L]
Today we fly back to Guatemala City and make our way to the scenic lakeside town of Panajachel, stopping along the way at the archaeological site of Iximché. The afternoon is at leisure. [B]
This morning we board a boat on stunning Lake Atitlán to visit the villages of Santiago Atitlán and San Juan la Laguna. [B]
Special Experience: Travel by tuk tuk to the home of the Mayan god, Maximón, and witness a traditional ceremony.
Special Experience: An early start to visit the incredible, colourful market of Chichicastenango - the best in Central America. [B]
Known for its baroque-influenced architecture, we’ll tour the sights of colonial Antigua including the Ciudad Vieja, San Antonio Aguas Calientes and the Cerro de La Cruz. [B]
Today is at leisure to relax or explore. Tonight we’ll enjoy a group dinner and folkloric show to farewell Guatemala. [B,D]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]