Mayan Adventure

Durch Guatemala, Mexiko und Belize verbindet diese Reise die Geheimnisse der alten Maya-Ruinen und die perfekten Strände in einem einzigartigen Abenteuer

  • Spanisches Erbe in Antigua
  • Maya-Ruinen Chichen Itza (Weltkulturerbe)
  • Sonne, Sand & Meer in Playa del Carmen
  • Ruinen von Palenque
  • Puderzuckerweiße Strände auf Caye Caulker
  • Geheimnisvolles Tikal - Maya Ruinen im tropischen Regenwald
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen

23 Tage Mexiko · Belize · Guatemala

Tempel Strand Schnorcheln Metropolen ab 2.665 € Anfragen oder buchen

Mexikos Halbinsel Yucatan, die Pyramiden von Palenque und das Korallenriff von Caye Caulker - ein tropischer Cocktail voller Erlebnisse erwartet dich. Entdecke mit Antigua eine der schönsten Städte Lateinamerikas, erkunde die farbenfrohe Unterwasserwelt der Koralleninsel Caye Caulker und bestaune die geheimnisvollen Maya-Ruinen von Tikal. Mache einen Abstecher nach Tulum - spektakulär thront die Mayastätte über den Klippen am türkisgrünen Meer, entspanne bei Sonne, Sand und Meer im herrlichen Playa del Carmen und erkunde die Ruinen von Palenque im dichten Dschungel. Am traumhaften Atitlan See kannst du die Seele baumeln lassen, ehe du zurück in Antigua deine Reise ausklingen lässt.

1. Tag: Antigua
2. Tag: Antigua
3. Tag: Rio Dulce
4. Tag: Rio Dulce
5. Tag: Flores
6. Tag: Tikal Ruinen / San Ignacio
7-9. Tag: Caye Caulker
10-11. Tag: Tulum
12-13. Tag: Playa del Carmen
14-15. Tag: Chichen Itza / Merida
16. Tag: Palenque
17. Tag: Ruinen von Palenque
18. Tag: San Cristobal de las Casas
19. Tag: San Cristobal de las Casas
20. Tag: Atitlan-See / Panajachel
21. Tag: Panajachel
22. Tag: Antigua
23. Tag: Antigua

Leistungen enthalten

  • Mexiko Rundreise gemäß Programm
  • Transporte, Unterbringung und Verpflegung gemäß Programm
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Informelle Spanischstunde
  • Orientierungs-Spaziergang durch Antigua
  • Bootstour zur Garifuna Stadt Livingston
  • Geführte Besichtigungstour der Maya-Ruinen von Tikal
  • Orientierungsspaziergang durch Tulum
  • Orientierungsspaziergang in Playa del Carmen
  • Eintrittsgebühr Chichen Itza
  • Stadtrundgang Merida
  • Geführte Besichtigungstour durch Palenque
  • Geführte Stadttour in San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Besuch des Agua Azul Wasserfalls mit Möglichkeit zum Schwimmen
  • Besuch des Maya Dorfes San Juan Chamula
  • Orientierungsspaziergang in Panajachel

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder

Unterbringung

22x Standard-Hotel
Die Übernachtung erfolgt in Zwei- bzw. Mehrbettzimmern. Alleinreisende werden mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts untergebracht. Gegen Aufpreis ist auch die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmber buchbar (vorbehaltlich Verfügbarkeit). EZ-Zuschlag bitte anfragen.

Verpflegung

16x Frühstück
Bitte plane umgerechnet etwa USD 700 für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten ein. Dies soll dir die Möglichkeit geben, selbst zu entscheiden was, wo und mit wem du essen willst. Nutze die Gelegenheit, um einen Einblick in die einheimische Küche zu erhalten.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachige Reiseleitung, örtliche Tourguides

Hinter jeder Reise steht ein großartiger Reiseleiter. Der Enthusiasmus und das fast unschlagbare Wissen unserer einheimischen und englischsprachigen Reiseleiter werden deine Reise unvergesslich machen. Mit Rat und Tat stehen sie den Reisenden zur Seite. Vom Anfang bis zum Ende der Tour sind sie vor Ort für die Gruppe da, wissen nicht nur, in welchen Restaurants man gut isst und wo die besten Shops zu finden sind, sondern zeigen den Reisenden mit Kompetenz und voller Begeisterung ihre Heimat.

Transportarten

öffentlicher Bus, Minibus, Boot, Fähre

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

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1. Tag: Antigua

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Antigua! Surrounded by three volcanoes, it wasn’t until the late 20th century that the city became the tourism hub of Guatemala. Today, the city is filled with coffee shops and international restaurants, and is always buzzing with live music and salsa classes. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm where you'll meet your tour leader and travel group. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. If you arrive with time to spare, why not get a taste of local tradition with a chocolate-making workshop in the ChocoMuseo, or perhaps tour some of the coffee or macadamia nut plantations tucked into the hills that surround the city.

Optional Activities:
Antigua- Chocolate-making workshop - USD25
Antigua - Coffee/Macadamia nut plantation tour - USD45
Antigua - Salsa lesson (per hour) - USD7

Special Information
If you would like to experience a salsa lesson, you can try one of the below schools for a class:

New Sensation Salsa
7a Avenida Norte #78, Antigua
+502 5033-0921
Open daily from 9 am to 9 pm

Salsa Con Gloria
6calle Poniente #9 LA Sala Bar y Rest, Antigua
+502 4374-1391

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

2. Tag: Antigua

As the seat of the Spanish colonial government, Antigua was once the most important city in Central America. The city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1773, but many of the colonial-era buildings have been carefully restored and the architecture from its glory days can still be admired. Take an informal Spanish lesson and enjoy a guided wander around the city with your leader in the morning. Walk through the quiet cobblestone streets past heavy, carved-wood entrances, then take the afternoon to explore at your own pace. There are many fascinating markets and museums to explore, or if your tastes run to more active adventures, hire a mountain bike and ride through the countryside – the views of mountain peaks and deep valleys, covered in lush vegetation, are simply beautiful. Otherwise, just grab a coffee from one of the many cafes in central park, sit back and enjoy the beauty of this incredible city. Foodies won't want to miss trying tamales, a local dish usually prepared on the weekend and served in a corn leaf. Pepian – a meal consisting of a rich dark sauce and three meats (chicken, beef and pork) – is also worth a try. Local tip: you'll find the best value food next to the artisan market close to the bus station.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
Antigua - Leader-led walking tour

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

3. Tag: Rio Dulce

It’s a long day of travel as you make your way to Rio Dulce by private minibus. Depart early for the eight-hour journey, arriving in the middle of the afternoon. Rio Dulce, which means 'Sweet River' in Spanish, refers to both the Guatemalan river that flows from Lago de Izabal (Lake Izabal) to the Caribbean Sea and the town of Fronteras, which sits at the east end of the lake. Upon arrival, the rest of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure. Maybe stretch your legs on a jungle walk, rent a kayak for a bit of exploration or simply curl up in a hammock and enjoy the tropical surrounds.

Fahrzeit: ca. 8 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

4. Tag: Rio Dulce

Use a free day in Rio Dulce to take advantage of the optional activities on offer. Perhaps take a boat ride down the river to Livingston, a laid-back, Afro-Caribbean town that offers a unique taste of Garifuna culture on the shoulder of Guatemala. Located 30 kilometres (18 miles) from Fronteras, the boat ride is quite scenic, taking you past waters clogged with water lillies, tropical forests and a spectacular canyon before arriving in Livingston one and a half hours later. The Garifuna population here are descendants of a community forcibly removed from the Caribbean by the British in the late 18th century. Livingston was one of the towns the displaced Garifuna settled in, and it's relative isolation means the culture has remained undiluted by Guatemalan norms. Spend a little time here and perhaps grab a Garifuna meal like tapou, a creamy soup made with fish.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Livingston - River boat trip to Garifuna town

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

5. Tag: Flores

Travel about four hours to Flores – your base for exploring the Maya ruins of Tikal tomorrow. Upon arrival, enjoy a free afternoon to explore Flores. This tranquil island had a long history before it was colonised by the Spanish in 1697, most significantly as the capital of the Itza people after the fall of Chichen Itza. Perhaps use your free afternoon to wander the town's cobblestone streets, taking in its pastel-coloured buildings and shopping for local handicrafts. It's a tiny island, and walking the whole thing will take less than an hour. At around 4 pm, the lakefront starts to hum with street food vendors, making it a good place to grab a bite and watch the world go by.

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

6. Tag: Tikal Ruinen / San Ignacio

Embrace an early start for a guided exploration of Tikal National Park. Among the thick, evergreen jungle are some of the most significant remnants of the ancient Maya civilisation. Wonder at the towering granite temples and other monuments set among the thick, green jungle while pondering the mystery of the ancient city's demise. Spend a few hours playing archaeologist and then say goodbye to Guatemala and head across the border to Belize. As the only English-speaking country in Central America, Belize is a great place to get chatting with locals. You'll reach San Ignacio after a three-hour drive, and since you're leaving tomorrow it's a good idea to plan which optional activities (if any) you want to join before you get there. Nature lovers may be interested in a trip to the Green Iguana Conservation Project, where the scaly beasts are protected. Or perhaps stretch your legs with a short walk to the ruins of Cahal Pech, which was once the residence of a well-heeled Maya family. Tomorrow, you have the option of travelling to Belize City via Actun Tunichil Muknal. In order to take advantage of this optional activity, you will need a group of at least four people, so start asking around now if you’re interested.

Optional Activities:
San Ignacio - Cahal Pech Ruins (Entrance fee & Transport) - USD10
San Ignacio - Xunantunich Ruins (Entrance fee) - USD10
San Ignacio - Iguana Conservation Project (Entrance fee) - USD9


Special Information
All guests at our hotel in San Ignacio are required to pay an additional charge of USD 20 per night if they choose to use the air conditioner in their room. Electricity in Belize is incredibly expensive so most hotels charge an extra rate to use the air conditioning – USD 20 per night is pretty standard. We could include this extra charge in the trip price but then all of our travellers would have to pay whether they want to use it or not. We believe giving our travellers the option is a fairer way to manage this situation.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Tikal National Park - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

7-9. Tag: Caye Caulker

This morning, you can choose whether you would like to pay a visit to the caves of Actun Tunichil Muknal (the ATM cave), relax in San Ignacio or take part in some of the other optional activities on offer. A living museum of Maya relics, the ATM cave system is home to ceramic pots and crystallised skeletons, preserved by the natural processes of the cave for over 1400 years. If you choose to explore the cave system (and it is highly recommended), you’ll spend most of the day there before re-joining your fellow travellers at the water taxi in Belize City. If you do not wish to explore the caves, you’ll leave San Ignacio behind in the late morning and head north to Belize City on a local bus (about 3 hours). There are very few official stops in Belize and the driver will pick up passengers along the way as they hail the bus, so be prepared for a journey that moves in fits and starts. Use this time to make conversation with the person next to you; Belizeans love to talk about their country! Arrive in Belize City and take a one-hour water taxi ride to Caye Caulker. From here, it is possible to arrange day trips to other nearby cayes (islands). Each island has its own unique character, but all of them have an unmistakable Caribbean pace and charm.
Day 8 and 9 are free days to explore Caye Caulker.

Optional Activities:
San Ignacio - (ATM Caves) Actun Tunichil Muknal (Entrance fee, Guide, Transport & Lunch) - USD95
Caye Caulker - Snorkelling trip (half day) - USD35
Caye Caulker - Sunset sail - USD38
Caye Caulker - Manatee tour - USD85
Caye Caulker - Sea kayaking (half day) - USD25
Caye Caulker - Stand up paddle board rental (per hour) - USD25
Caye Caulker - Bicycle rental (per day) - USD15

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 3x Frühstück

10-11. Tag: Tulum

Rise, shine and shake off the sleep with a 6.30 am water taxi to Belize City. Today you're leaving one paradise behind for another. Hop on a public bus and head for the Mexico border, a journey that will take about four hours. Deal with formalities at the border and then continue to Chetumal, where you will swap buses and hit the road again for Tulum (3 hours). A long day of travel will see you arriving in the afternoon with some daylight to spare. Why not use what's left of the day to soak up the sun on one of the city's many beaches? While Paradise Beach is the most well known of the sandy stretches, it can get a little crowded. Las Palmas Public Beach is (in our opinion) just as beautiful, but with far fewer people.
Day 11 is a free day to explore Tulum.

Optional Activities:
Tulum - Archaeological Site (Entrance fee) - MXN65
Tulum - Bicycle rental (per day) - MXN185
Chichen Itza Ruins - Entrance Fee - MXN481

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Tulum - Leader-led orientation walk

Fahrzeit: ca. 3 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 2x Frühstück

12-13. Tag: Playa del Carmen

The last leg of your journey is a short one. Hop on a local Mexican bus and travel about 1.5 hours to Playa del Carmen. With azure waters, powdery beaches and a European feel, Playa del Carmen is a resort city similar to Cancun, but with a less intense party atmosphere. Take a brief orientation stroll with your leader to get your bearings, then take your pick of a bunch of optional activities. Maybe take a snorkel in the fresh waters of Dos Ojos Cenote, a flooded cave system. Or perhaps head further afield on a ferry ride to Cozumel, where the colourful reefs are perfect for scuba diving. If you'd prefer to stay where the margaritas are cold and close by, you might want to rent a bike to explore Playa on two wheels.
Day 13 is a free day to explore.

Optional Activities:
Dos Ojos Cenote - Fresh water rock pool (Entrance fee with snorkelling gear included) - MXN350
Playa del Carmen - Bicycle rental (per day) - MXN250
Playa del Carmen - Ferry to Cozumel (Round-trip) - MXN326

Special Information
As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group may change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary and you're welcome to attend, as this is a great chance to meet your new fellow travellers.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Playa del Carmen - Leader-led orientation walk

Fahrzeit: ca. 1.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

14-15. Tag: Chichen Itza / Merida

Rise and shine! At 8 am take a private minivan to the Maya ruins of Chichen Itza, and on the 3-hour journey you can practice your Spanish and spot charming villages. You’ll have a good couple of hours to explore the remains of Chichen Itza, an ancient city that fuses of religion, architecture and geometry. Then, travel on to the Yucatan capital of Merida for a beguiling dose of old-world charm. After a 2-hour ride, take a brief tour of the town centre and main attractions and then do as you please for the rest of the evening.
Day 15 is a free day to explore Merida.

Optional Activities:
Merida - Contemporary Art Museum - USD5
Merida - Celestun Bird Sanctuary (Entrance and Transport) - MXN1035
Merida - Uxmal Ruins tour (inc. shared transport and guide) - MXN810

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Chichen Itza - Archaeological site (Entrance fee & Transport)
Merida - Leader-led orientation walk

Fahrzeit: ca. 3 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 2x Frühstück

16. Tag: Palenque

oday we have an early start in order to jump on one of the very comfortable first or second class buses heading to Chiapas. These buses are equipped with bathrooms and TVs, though you may want to spend your journey staring out the window. There's plenty to admire in the landscape of Mexico's South, particularly once you reach the mountainous region of Chiapas. There will also be time for an informal Spanish lesson. Arrive at your hotel in the evening and get some rest for tomorrow—a day full of archaeological wonder.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

17. Tag: Ruinen von Palenque

Today we will hit the ruins with a local guide in Palenque to give you all the information that you need on the impressive Maya city state, entry fee included. The pyramids and structures that formed this once thriving hub are now swallowed by jungle. Whilst walking amongst the ruins it is often possible to hear the eerie calls of howler monkeys echoing from the jungle, giving an added dimension to this magnificent site.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Palenque - Archaeological site (Guide, Transport & Entrance fee)

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

18. Tag: San Cristobal de las Casas

After breakfast you'll grab a seat on a bus bound for San Cristobal de las Casas.The roughly 5-hour journey will be broken up with a refreshing dip in the the turquoise waters of the multi-tiered Agua Azul falls. Continue southward to San Cristobal de las Casas and explore this lovely city in a guided tour. With winding cobblestone streets and colonial Spanish architecture, San Cristobal maintains a lovely old-world feel mixed with strong indigenous roots. Maybe make a note of any particular points of interest during your tour, which you can then come back to during your free evening.

Special Information
The local Zapatista movement in the region around Palenque has been quite active in recent years, occasionally holding protests or blocking roads. Our local operations team is constantly monitoring this situation to ensure the safety of our passengers and leaders. In some cases we might need to use an alternative route from Palenque to San Cristobal to avoid this activity - more so to bypass long traffic delays than any real danger.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
San Cristobal de las Casas - Leader-led city tour
Agua Azul waterfall - Visit with option to swim (Entrance fee)

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

19. Tag: San Cristobal de las Casas

In nearby San Juan Chamula, you'll find an insular indigenous community where life is heavily informed by a spiritual blend of ancient ritual, animism and Catholicism. Make sure to visit the church, where the floor is covered with pine needles and the air is heavy with incense. Shamans come here to carry out cleansings with firewater, ancient prayer and sometimes chickens. There are also markets with colourful handicrafts for sale. Back in town, why not go for a stroll and try to spot the cafe with the most locals in it for a taste of the traditional 'elote', a corn cob which makes a common snack in the highlands of Chiapas.

Optional Activities:
San Cristobal de las Casas - Jade Museum - USD5
Sumidero Canyon - Boat Excursion (Entrance & Transport) - USD30
San Cristobal de las Casas - Mountain bike tour - USD45

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Maya village - San Juan Chamula Church (Entrance Fee)

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

20. Tag: Atitlan-See / Panajachel

Now entering Guatemala! From San Cristobal we head down by shuttle bus. It takes about 4 hours to get to the Guatemalan border, just make sure you have your passport ready and the tour leader will give you detailed instructions on what to do once at the border. Continue on to Lake Atitlan, and settle in Panajachel which has a thriving market, good eateries and many water-based activities to enjoy. The surrounding area is dotted with villages which can be reached on foot or by boat. After a leader-led orientation walk, why not pick one and start exploring? In each village the local life has changed little over the last few hundred years. Each village has its own typical dress and make all the textiles themselves in designs passed down through generations.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Panajachel - Leader-led orientation walk

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

21. Tag: Panajachel

Today is wide open for you to continue exploring this fascinating region of Guatemala. You could go for a swim or hire a kayak, soaking up the sun and the breathtaking mountain views. If you're feeling adventurous, you could jump on the zipline that takes you through lush forest and spits you out over the lake. Just chat to your leader about the various optional activities you can partake in today.

Optional Activities:
Panajachel - Water taxi to Santiago, San Pedro or San Juan - USD8
Panajachel - Kayak rental (per hour) - USD8
Panajachel - San Pedro Volcano hike - USD75
Panajachel - Bicycle rental (per day) - USD10
Panajachel - Zipline - USD52

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

22. Tag: Antigua

The old colonial capital of Guatemala, Antigua remains the cultural centre of the country. Its cobbled streets, local markets, colonial buildings, and indigenous marimba music emanating from the many bars and restaurants create a fantastic atmosphere. After a 4-hour drive, an orientation walk will get you started in the city, then it's up to you. If you're into salsa dancing or you'd like to learn some steps, Antigua is the place to be. Many dancing schools offer hourly lessons that give you the preparation to hit the discos at night and show your moves.

Optional Activities:
Antigua - Pacaya Volcano hike - USD16
Antigua - Chocolate-making workshop - USD25
Antigua - Bike tour - USD40
Antigua - Coffee/Macadamia nut plantation tour - USD45
Antigua - Salsa lesson (per hour) - USD7

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Antigua - Leader-led orientation walk

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

23. Tag: Antigua

The trip ends after breakfast this morning.

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Eine gute Mischung aus öffentlichen und privaten Verkehrsmitteln sowie viele inkludierte Aktivitäten. Übernachtet wird meist in einfachen landestypischen Hotels, charmanten Pensionen (Bed & Breakfast) oder auch mal auf einer sogenannten „Estancia“, sei es in der kolumbianischen Kaffeeregion oder in der argentinischen Pampa. Dort dürfen die Gäste ruhig auch selbst Hand anlegen. Während der Trekkingtouren übernachtet man vorwiegend im Zelt in Camps. Vielfach sind Mahlzeiten inkludiert. Hin und wieder verbringt man die Nacht im Nachtbus, nutzt eine Fähre oder ein Boot oder steigt ins Flugzeug.

Kombireise
Diese Tour setzt sich aus verschiedenen Tourabschnitten zusammen, daher können sich die Gruppenzusammensetzung und Reiseleitung während der Tour ändern.

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