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Mayan Backpacker
A unique journey through the wonders
of Guatemala, Belize & Mexico

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From £2,109
20 day trip
Per person shared basis
Departures every Tue & Sat
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Complete itinerary day by day
Day 1 | Guatemala - Antigua
Meet on arrival and transfer to your hostel in Antigua. Accommodation.

Day 2 | Antigua
After breakfast, departure for walking tour through beautiful Antigua: volcano surroundings, colourful local homes, colonial architecture, and the ancient monasteries that hold the secrets of the past. Accommodation.

Day 3 | Antigua
Breakfast. Departure to hike one of the famous Guatamalan volcanos: The Pacaya. If you’re lucky, you may have a chance to roast marshmallows over the lava! After this adventurous trip.

Day 4 | Chichicastenango - Lake Atitlan
Breakfast. Depart on shared shuttle to Lake Atitlán and Chichicastengano. Visit the famous lake surrounded by three volcanoes and home to twelve native tribes. Take a shared boat to visit San Pedro, San Juan and Santiago the Atitlan towns. Return to Panajachel and continue by shared shuttle to Chichicastenango Market. You will have the opportunity to explore this colourful local market filled with ingenious delights. Visit Santo Tomás Church where the famous Sacred book of Mayans “ PopolVuh” was found, and witness the Mayan ceremonies that take place here. Lunch included. In the afternoon collective shuttle back to Antigua.

Day 5 | Antigua - Flores
Breakfast. Hostel Check out. Free day. Overnight bus to Flores.

Day 6 | Tikal
Arrival and transfer to Tikal National Park. Free time to explore the Park by yourself. Accommodation at the Explorer Headquarters.

Day 7 | Tikal - Flores
Early departure for Tikal Park: a once in lifetime chance to experience the awakening of the jungle and watch the sunrise behind Temples l, ll and lll. Guided tour through Tikal archeaologicalsite-themostfamous cultural and natural gem in Guatemala where you wil lclimb Temple IV: the largest pre-Hispanic building in America. Box breakfast. Free time to explore by yourself. Shared transfer to Flores, accommodation at hostel.

Day 8 | Flores - Corozal
Today embark yourself on an adventure trip through the Lacandon jungle. Early in the morning shared shutlle to Bethel where to take a colective boat navagating Usumacinta river to Corozal. Accomodation al hostel.

Day 9 | Bonampak & Yaxchilan
Breakfast. Colective tour to the Archaeological Site of Yaxchilan, which is located deep in the Lacandon Jungle. Upon arrival, your guide will show you around the extensive Mayan ruins. Then stop for lunch before continuing to Bonampak, a smaller site with vibrant Mayan murals that date to 800 AD. Continue to Palenque. Accommodation at hostel.

Day 10 | Palenque
Breakfast. Full day visit to Agua Azul Waterfalls and archaeological site of Palenque.

Day 11 | Palenque - Merida
Breakfast. Make your own way to the bus station to boar your bus to Merida. Upon arrival make your own way to your hostel.

Day 12 | Merida - Cenotes
Breakfast. Day Tour Visiting Cuzamá cenotes where you will bathe in the famous sacred wells of the Mayans. Return to your hostel in Merida.

Day 13 | Chichen Iza
Breakfast. Departure with all of your luggage.Visit the wonderful Mayan city of Chichen Itza. Drop off at bus station to boar bus to Tulum. Upon arrival make your own way to your hostel.

Days 14 to 17 | Tulum
Breakfast. Take time to explore or simply relax on the beach.

Day 18 | Tulum - Bacalar
Breakfast. Make your own way to bus station to board bus to Bacalar. Upon arrival make your own way to your hostel

Day 19 | Bacalar
Breakfast. Fall in love with Bacalar enjoying the main attractions of this magic place. We take you to the great Cenote Azul, the biggest sinkhole known, where you can swim and enjoy its crystal fresh waters. Then we will board a comfortable boat to navigate through the bacalar lagoon, on the route you will have the best scenic views and enjoy a view of the lagoon on all its magnificent with its various blue tones that make it unique, also you will navigate passing over sinkholes on the lagoon until arrive at the pirates route where you will have time to swim and take the best pictures. Lunch will be taken at a lake front restaurant (not included), it has a nice deck to continue enjoying this incredible place. A local guide is designated to go along with you to the bacalar fortress, a military colonial building that served as defense again the pirates and Mayan rebels and now it hosted an interesting museum.

Day 20 | Bacalar
Breakfast. Hostel check-out. Transfer out to Chetumal to board flight back to London.

Accommodation
Hostels Dorms
Upgrade available
4 Nights stay in Antigua w/bkf
1 Night stay in Tikal w/bkf
1 Night stay in Flores w/bkf
2 Nights stay in Palenque
2 Nights stay in Merida w/bfk
5 Nights stay in Tulum w/bfk
2 Nights stay in Bacalar w/bfk
Share excursions
Entrances fee are included
Antigua
Walking tour, Pacaya Volcano, Lago Atitlan & Chichicastenango

Tikal
Sunrise Tikal Tour

Lacandon Jungle
Bonampak and Yaxchilan 2 days / 1 night tour

Palenque
Blue Waterfall & Palenque Archeological site

Merida
Cenotes, Chichen Itza

Bacalar
Magic Bacalar
Transportation
International & Internal flight
Shared shutlles
Regular coach
Not included
Travel insurance (medical and/or personal).
Visa fees.
Meals not mention in the meal plan.
Personal expenses (laundry, phone, tips, etc.)
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About Mayan Backpacker
These are your trip highlights
Landscape
Tikal
Atitlan Lake
Atitlan
Local Market
Chichicastenango
Must see
Palenque ruins
Must taste
Panuchos
Must have
Handmade Sugar Skull
Mayan Ruins
Bonampak
Mayan Ruins
Yaxchilan
Cenote
Bacalar
Cenote
Merida
Mayan Ruins
Tulum
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Backpacker
A unique journey through the wonders of Guatemala, Belize & Mexico
From £2,109
20 day trip
Per person shared basis
Departures every Tue & Sat
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Your trip
Complete itinerary

DAY 1 | GUATEMALA - ANTIGUA
Meet on arrival and transfer to your hostel in Antigua. Accommodation.
DAY 2 | ANTIGUA
After breakfast, departure for walking tour through beautiful Antigua: volcano surroundings, colourful local homes, colonial architecture, and the ancient monasteries that hold the secrets of the past. Accommodation.
DAY 3 | ANTIGUA
Breakfast. Departure to hike one of the famous Guatamalan volcanos: The Pacaya. If you’re lucky, you may have a chance to roast marshmallows over the lava! After this adventurous trip.
DAY 4 | CHICHICASTENANGO - LAKE ATITLAN
Breakfast. Depart on shared shuttle to Lake Atitlán and Chichicastengano. Visit the famous lake surrounded by three volcanoes and home to twelve native tribes. Take a shared boat to visit San Pedro, San Juan and Santiago the Atitlan towns. Return to Panajachel and continue by shared shuttle to Chichicastenango Market. You will have the opportunity to explore this colourful local market filled with ingenious delights. Visit Santo Tomás Church where the famous Sacred book of Mayans “ PopolVuh” was found, and witness the Mayan ceremonies that take place here. Lunch included. In the afternoon collective shuttle back to Antigua.
DAY 5 | ANTIGUA - FLORES
Breakfast. Hostel Check out. Free day. Overnight bus to Flores.
DAY 6 | TIKAL
Arrival and transfer to Tikal National Park. Free time to explore the Park by yourself. Accommodation at the Explorer Headquarters.
DAY 7 | TIKAL - FLORES
Early departure for Tikal Park: a once in lifetime chance to experience the awakening of the jungle and watch the sunrise behind Temples l, ll and lll. Guided tour through Tikal archeaologicalsite-themostfamous cultural and natural gem in Guatemala where you wil lclimb Temple IV: the largest pre-Hispanic building in America. Box breakfast. Free time to explore by yourself. Shared transfer to Flores, accommodation at hostel.
DAY 8 | FLORES - COROZAL
Today embark yourself on an adventure trip through the Lacandon jungle. Early in the morning shared shutlle to Bethel where to take a colective boat navagating Usumacinta river to Corozal. Accomodation al hostel.
DAY 9 | BONAMPAK & YAXCHILAN
Breakfast. Colective tour to the Archaeological Site of Yaxchilan, which is located deep in the Lacandon Jungle. Upon arrival, your guide will show you around the extensive Mayan ruins. Then stop for lunch before continuing to Bonampak, a smaller site with vibrant Mayan murals that date to 800 AD. Continue to Palenque. Accommodation at hostel.
DAY 10 | PALENQUE
Breakfast. Full day visit to Agua Azul Waterfalls and archaeological site of Palenque.
DAY 11 | PALENQUE - MERIDA
Breakfast. Make your own way to the bus station to boar your bus to Merida. Upon arrival make your own way to your hostel.
DAY 12 | MERIDA - CENOTES
Breakfast. Day Tour Visiting Cuzamá cenotes where you will bathe in the famous sacred wells of the Mayans. Return to your hostel in Merida.
DAY 13 | CHICHEN IZA
Breakfast. Departure with all of your luggage.Visit the wonderful Mayan city of Chichen Itza. Drop off at bus station to boar bus to Tulum. Upon arrival make your own way to your hostel.
DAYS 14 TO 17 | TULUM
Breakfast. Take time to explore or simply relax on the beach.
DAY 18 | TULUM - BACALAR
Breakfast. Make your own way to bus station to board bus to Bacalar. Upon arrival make your own way to your hostel.
DAY 19 | BACALAR
Breakfast. Fall in love with Bacalar enjoying the main attractions of this magic place. We take you to the great Cenote Azul, the biggest sinkhole known, where you can swim and enjoy its crystal fresh waters. Then we will board a comfortable boat to navigate through the bacalar lagoon, on the route you will have the best scenic views and enjoy a view of the lagoon on all its magnificent with its various blue tones that make it unique, also you will navigate passing over sinkholes on the lagoon until arrive at the pirates route where you will have time to swim and take the best pictures. Lunch will be taken at a lake front restaurant (not included), it has a nice deck to continue enjoying this incredible place. A local guide is designated to go along with you to the bacalar fortress, a military colonial building that served as defense again the pirates and Mayan rebels and now it hosted an interesting museum.
DAY 20 | BACALAR
BBreakfast. Hostel check-out. Transfer out to Chetumal to board flight back to London.
Accommodation
HOSTELS DORMS
UPGRADE AVAILABLE

4 Nights stay in Antigua w/bkf
1 Night stay in Tikal w/bkf
1 Night stay in Flores w/bkf
2 Nights stay in Palenque
2 Nights stay in Merida w/bfk
5 Nights stay in Tulum w/bfk
2 Nights stay in Bacalar w/bfk

Share excursions

ANTIGUA
Walking tour, Pacaya Volcano, Lago Atitlan & Chichicastenango

TIKAL
Sunrise Tikal Tour

LACANDON JUNGLE
Bonampak and Yaxchilan 2 days / 1 night tour

PALENQUE
Blue Waterfall & Palenque Archeological site

MERIDA
Cenotes, Chichen Itza

BACALAR
Magic Bacalar
Transportation

International & Internal flight
Shared shutlles
Regular coach
Not included

Travel insurance (medical and/or personal).
Visa fees.
Meals not mention in the meal plan.
Personal expenses (laundry, phone, tips, etc.)

Ask for more info