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In search of the Maya through Honduras, Belize, Guatemala & Mexico

22 days from £6,215pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Visit some of the most impressive Maya sites in Central America from Chichén Itzá in Mexico, Tikal in Guatemala, Xunantunich in Belize and Copán in Honduras.

  • Stay in the Belizean jungle, walking through trails in search of howler monkeys and colourful birds.

  • Explore the ruins and relax on pristine sandy beaches in Tulum on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • San Pedro Sula
  • Copán
  • Rio Dulce
  • Rio Dulce & Livingston
  • Punta Gorda
  • Black Rock River
  • Tikal & El Petén
  • Frontera Corozal
  • Palenque
  • Villahermosa
  • Merida
  • Chichén Itzá
  • Tulum

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to San Pedro Sula.

Day 2 Copán

San Pedro Sula , Copán

Upon arrival in Honduras today, you will have a private transfer to your comfortable hotel for the night in Copán which is approximately three and a half hours away.

Day 3 Copán


Take a private guided tour of the ruins at Copán, the most southerly point of the Maya empire.

Day 4 Rio Dulce & Livingston

Copán , Rio Dulce , Rio Dulce & Livingston

Today you will transfer to Rio Dulce with a private driver and then you will travel up the river in a private boat with your guide to Livingston. During the boat trip, you will learn about the wildlife and the people living along the Rio Dulce river. You will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure.


Day 5 Punta Gorda

Rio Dulce & Livingston , Punta Gorda

Road transfer to Puerto Barrios where you will take the ferry to Punta Gorda in Belize's Toledo District. Transfer to your hotel. Dinner is included on your first night.

Day 6 Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda

At leisure in Punta Gorda - the lodge can help you arrange a visit to the Maya sites of Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit.

Day 7 Black Rock River

Punta Gorda , Black Rock River

Private transfer along the Hummingbird Highway to your lodge in the Cayo District.

Day 8 Black Rock River

Black Rock River

At leisure in the Cayo District - an excursion to the spectacular Mayan site of Caracol can easily be arranged through your lodge.

Day 9 Black Rock River

Black Rock River

Free time to further explore the area yourselves or book local excursions such as canoeing in Barton Creek Cave, wildlife walks, horse-riding and birdwatching.

Day 10 Tikal & El Petén

Black Rock River , Tikal & El Petén

Private transfer across the border into Guatemala with a stop to visit the ruins at Xunantunich. You will have a free afternoon in Tikal National Park.

Day 11 Tikal & El Petén

Day 12 Palenque

Tikal & El Petén , Frontera Corozal , Palenque

Travel across the border to Mexico by road and boat. You'll then be driven to Palenque, stopping to visit the ruins of Bonampak and Yaxchilan en-route.

Day 13 Palenque


This morning take a private guided tour of Mexico's Palenque ruins. Afternoon free to relax.

Day 14 Merida

Palenque , Villahermosa , Merida

Transfer to Villahermosa for your flight to Merida, where you will be met and driven to your hotel.

Day 15 Merida


Free day to explore Merida at your own leisure.

Day 16 Merida


Today you'll take a guided tour of the ruins at Uxmal and Kabah.

Day 17 Chichén Itzá

Merida , Chichén Itzá

Private transfer today to your hotel just steps away from the ruins at Chichen Itza.

Day 18 Tulum

Chichén Itzá , Tulum

Beat the crowds this morning and take an early tour of Chichen Itza's towering pyramids with your private guide. This afternoon, take a private transfer to Tulum.

Day 19 Tulum


Free time in Tulum to visit the beautiful ruins overlooking the beach.

Day 20 Tulum


At leisure on the beach or perhaps visit the ruins at Coba.

Day 21 International return flight

Tulum , International return flight

Private transfer to Cancun in time for your onward flight.

Day 22 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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Tikal & El Petén
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