One of the most comprehensive group tours to southern Mexico and Guatemala for 2013, this holiday provides an overland adventure whilst staying in comfortable hotels. Starting in the megapolis of Mexico City continue to Chiapas, Lake Atitlan and Antigua, before flying to the Mayan ruins of Tikal on this 2 week escorted tour of Mexico and Guatemala.
Summary of nights: Mexico City 3, Oaxaca 2, San Cristóbal 2, Lake Atitlán 3, Antigua 2, Tikal 1, Antigua 1.
- Fabulous Mexico City, a historic crossroads of vibrant cultures.
- The evocative colonial mountain towns of Oaxaca and San Cristóbal de las Casas.
- Enchanted Lake Atitlán, ringed by forest-clad volcanoes and Mayan villages.
- Antigua, one of Latin America’s most delightfully restored colonial cities.
- Tikal, the Mayan Empire’s greatest legacy, where gigantic pyramids pierce the canopy of bird-filled rainforest.
UK clients depart arriving Mexico City the same day.
Day 1 Sat. Overnight at a hotel in the capital.
Day 2 City tour including the world famous Museum of Anthropology.
Day 3 Visit Teotihuacán, a vast city of ancient pyramids.
Day 4 Travel by bus to the colonial town and gastronomic centre of Oaxaca.
Day 5 Walking tour of the town, optional visit to nearby Mayan site of Monte Albán.
Day 6 Fly and drive to San Cristobál de las Casas, a colourful town in the heart of Chiapas.
Day 7 Visit nearby Mayan villages, steeped in tradition and local customs.
Day 8 Travel by bus into Guatemala to Lake Atitlán.
Day 9 Excursion to Chichicastenango, Central America's most famous market town.
Day 10 Explore the lakeside villages, or just relax with the stunning backdrop of volcanoes.
Day 11 Travel by bus to Antigua, a lively and welcoming colonial town.
Day 12 Explore the surrounding area.
Day 13 Fly from Guatemala City to the Mayan site of Tikal, visit the awe inspiring ruins set in the Petén rainforest.
Day 14 Return to Antigua by air.
Day 15 Depart on international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day, Sun.
Transport: 3 flights (1 hr each); 5 road journeys (longest 9 hrs).
Accommodation: A variety of hotels and guest houses, several with authentic character.
Included excursions: City tour Mexico; excursion to Teotihuacán; walking tour of Oaxaca; tours of villages near San Cristóbal; Chichicastenango market; walking tour of Antigua; Tikal ruins.
Group Size: Min 4, max 16. Led by Journey Latin America tour leader.
A few days to spare?
Extend your trip by adding on a few days at the beginning or end of your tour on a tailormade, private basis. Click here to see our most popular extensions to the Manakin Journey or contact one of our consultants for more inspiring ideas.
|Pin It |
Mariachi entertain at Xochimilco, a popular Sunday afternoon jaunt from Mexico city
Lake Atitlán is surrounded by volcanoes
The Maya site of Tikal is set in thick rainforest
View more images
Click to enlarge map