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

22 days from £5,995pp

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Tour 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
  • All accommodation

Itinerary idea in detail

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

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

  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Today you will visit the stunning site at Tikal.

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • Free day to explore Merida at your own leisure.

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • Private transfer to Cancun in time for your onward flight.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

When to go

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July is one of the best times to visit
Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Copán
 
Rio Dulce & Livingston
 
Tikal & El Petén
 
Palenque
 
Mérida
 
Chichén Itzá
 
Tulum
 
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