Mittelamerika entdecken Mexiko · Belize · Guatemala

Mittelamerika entdecken

  • Kultur- & Nachtleben von Mexico City
  • Ruinen von Palenque (Weltkulturerbe)
  • Entspannen an den Traumstränden der Karibikküste
  • Baden im türkisfarbenen Wasser von Caye Caulker
  • Charme & Atmosphäre im kolonialen Antigua
  • Maya-Ruinen von Tulum & Tikal
  • Auf Schnäppchenjagd auf dem Markt von Chichicastenango
  • Weltberühmte Ruinen von Chichen Itzá
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
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31 Tage Mexiko · Belize · Guatemala

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Pulsierende Städte, eindrucksvolle Ruinen, idyllische Karibikstrände, lebhafte Märkte und herrliche Kolonialstädte - Diese Reise gibt Ihnen Gelegenheit die kulturelle und landschaftliche Vielfalt von Mexiko, Guatemala und Belize intensiv zu erleben. Erkunden Sie die pulsierende Metropole Mexiko City, die wunderschöne Kolonialstadt Antigua und gehen Sie auf Schnäppchenjagd auf dem Markt von Chichicastenango, der größte in Mittelamerika. Mysteriöse Ruinenstätte wie Tulum, Palenque oder Chichén Itzá werden Sie ebenso begeistern wie das azurblaue Wasser und die weichen Karibikstrände von Playa del Carmen und Caye Caulker. Auf optionalen Tauchgängen und Schnorchelausflügen können Sie die artenreiche Unterwasserwelt erkunden. Lassen Sie sich begeistern von unzähligen Naturschönheiten, beeindruckenden Ruinen und puliserenden Metropolen und tauchen Sie ein in die Faszination aus Tradition und Moderne, die Sie auf Schritt und Tritt begleitet.

Tag 1-2 Mexico City
Tag 3-4 Puebla
Tag 5-7 Oaxaca/Overnight Bus
Tag 8-9 San Cristobal de las Casas
Tag 10-11 Palenque/Overnight Bus
Tag 12-13 Merida
Tag 14-15 Chichen Itza/Playa del Carmen
Tag 16-17 Tulum
Tag 18-20 Caye Caulker
Tag 21-22 San Ignacio
Tag 23 Tikal
Tag 24-25 Rio Dulce
Tag 26 Antigua
Tag 27 Chichicastenango/San Jorge La Laguna
Tag 28 Panajachel
Tag 29-31 Antigua

Leistungen enthalten

Mittelamerika Rundreise gemäß Programm, Transport, Unterkunft und Mahlzeiten wie angegeben, Aktivitäten und Sehenswürdigkeiten wie im Tourverlauf angegeben

Leistungen nicht enthalten

Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar), nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke, optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten, Visa, Reiseversicherung, Flughafentransfers, Vor- und Nachübernachtungen zur Tour, persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgeld, Flughafen- und Ausreisesteuern

Unterbringung

26x Hotels
2x Nachtbus
1x Homestay
1x Camping

Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Zweibettzimmer und/oder Mehrbettunterkünften. Alleinreisende werden mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts untergebracht. Die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer ist nicht möglich.

Einige Unterkünfte sind sehr einfach ausgestattet. Sie verfügen über private Badezimmer oder Gemeinschaftseinrichtungen. Mehrbettunterkunft bedeutet 3-4 Personen pro Zimmer oder große Schlafräume.

Verpflegung

1x Frühstück
1x Abendessen

Sie sollten etwa USD650 für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten und Getränke einplanen.

Tourbegleitung

Erfaherener englischsprachiger Reiseleiter.

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 dein Reisenden mit Kompetenz und voller Begeisterung ihre Heimat.

Transportarten

Fähre, Öffentliche / gemietete Busse, Metro

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

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Flughafentransfer

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Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

MEXICO CITY:
Diego Rivera Wandgemälde - kostenfrei
Bosque de Chapultepec & Museum für Naturgeschichte USD5
Fußballspiel USD15
Mariachis Garibaldi Platz USD10
Anthropologiemuseum - kostenfrei

PUEBLA:
Cholula Besuch USD15

OAXACA:
Kulturmuseum und Garten USD8
Folkloric Ballet USD10
Monte Alban Ruinen USD10

SAN CRISTOBAL:
Sumidero Canyon USD30
Dorftour USD15
Fahrrad Leihgebühr (pro Stunde) USD30
Lagunas de Montebello USD35
Mountain Bike Tour USD20

PALENQUE:
Misol-Ha und Agua Azul Wasserfälle USD20
Bootstour nach Santiago de Atitlan und San Pedro USD14
Bonampak Ruinen USD20
Bonampak Camping USD73
Palenque Ruinen - Eintritt USD9
Geführte Dschungel-Wanderung USD10

MERIDA:
Zenotentour USD30
Celestún Vogelschutzgebiet USD35
Uxmal Ruinen Tour USD40
Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst USD5
Dzibilchaltun Ruinen Tour USD70
Flamingo Tour USD20
City Tour USD10

PLAYA DEL CARMEN:
Zenote Ikil USD6
Fahrrad Leihgebühr (pro Tag) USD8
Dos Ojos Zenoten Schnorcheln USD35
Fähre nach Cozumel USD25
Xel-Ha Wasserpark USD75.00
Kalsteinloch (Zenote) USD12
Chichen Itza Ruinen USD15

TULUM:
Leihgebühr Schnorchelausrüstung (pro Tag) USD10
Zenoten-Schnorcheln USD35
Fahrrad Leihgebühr (pro Tag) USD8
Tulum Ruinen USD8

CAYE CAULKER:
Kitesurfen (Ausrüstung & Einführung) USD90
Schnorchelausflug (halbtags) USD35
Schnorchelausflug (ganztags) USD70
Manatee Tour USD60
Kayaking (halbtags) USD25
Bootstour zu Sonnenuntergang USD25

SAN IGNACIO:
River Tubing USD95
Barton Creek Cave Tagesausflug USD80
Fahrrad Leihgebühr (pro Stunde) USD3
Mountain Pine Ridge Tagesausflug USD75
Xunantunich USD8
Schmetterlingsfarm USD6
Cahal Pech Ruinen USD8
San Ignacio - Caracol Ruinen USD80

FLORES:
Bootstour mit Vogelbeobachtung USD25
Bootstour auf dem Peten Itza See USD6

TIKAL:
Sonnenaufgangstour USD60
Geführte Privattour USD40
Zipline-Tour USD40

RIO DULCE:
Bootstour nach Livingston USD30
Heiße Quellen USD15
San Felipe Fort USD1
Quingua Ruinen USD30

PANAJACHEL:
Fahrrad Leihgebühr USD10
Kayak Leihgebühr (pro Stunde) USD6
Gemeinschafts-Boot nach Santiago, San Pedro oder San Juan USD8

ANTIGUA:
Salsastunde USD7
Fahrradtour USD30
Vulkanaufstieg USD16
Maya Horoskop USD60.00
Santiago Zamora Dorftour USD7
Kaffee / Macadamia Nuss Plantagentour USD20

Bitte beachten Sie, dass die angegebenen Preise der Orientierung dienen und sich jederzeit ändern können.
Days 1-2 Mexico City
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Mexico.
Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm on Day 1.
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.
Modern meets ancient in Mexico City - the world's fastest growing urban centre. Although crowded and smoggy, the former Aztec capital offers a great variety of impressive museums, galleries and architecture. Head to the city centre and see Aztec ruins or take the subway right through one of the temples. If you prefer to get out of the city and escape the crowds, take a day-trip to the canals and gardens of Xochimilco. In the evenings, explore Mexico's exciting night life. Learn some dance moves from the locals, or try out your own to the music of a mariachi band.
The following morning your leader will take you on an orientation tour of the city, followed by a free afternoon. On our last day here there is an optional day trip to Teotihuacan.
Located 50 kilometres northeast of Mexico City are the 'must-see' archaeological ruins of Teotihuacan - the site of the massive Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon which dominate the skyline. This was once the country's biggest ancient city and capital of the Aztec people, who ruled over the largest empire in the pre-Hispanic era. Guarded by mountains this magnificent city is thought to have been founded early in the 1st century AD and reached its peak around AD 500, when its influence extended down to Guatemala and as far north as present-day Texas. With the help of a local guide we have time to stroll down ‘The Avenue of the Dead’, uncover its many wonders and imagine what life must have been like nearly 2000 years ago. We will also visit Virgen de Guadalupe, the city’s major religious landmark.

Optional Activities

    Mexico City - Governor's National Palace and Diego Rivera murals - Free
    Mexico City - Bosque de Chapultepec & Natural History Museum - USD5
    Mexico City - Soccer match - USD15
    Mexico City - Mariachis Garibaldi Square - USD10
    Mexico City - Museum of Anthropology - USD5
    Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum - USD8
    Mexico City - Palace of Fine Arts (Bellas Artes) - USD4
    Mexico City - Torre Latino 360° lookout - USD5
    Mexico City - Metropolitan Cathedral - Free
    Mexico City - Archaeological Site and Museum of Templo Mayor - USD5
    Mexico City - Floating Gardens of Xochimilco and boat tour - USD30
    Mexico City - Teotihuacan Ruins - USD25

Accommodation
Hotel (2 nts)

Days 3-4 Puebla
This morning and most of the afternoon are free to continue exploring Mexico City. Later in the afternoon we take taxis to Mexico City's bus station and catch a local bus (approx 2.5 hours) to Puebla. Please make sure you bring bottled water and snacks for the journey. Tonight and tomorrow are at your leisure to discover Puebla.
Although a rapidly growing city, Puebla has managed to combine modern development with its colonial past and there are plenty of well-maintained churches and colonial buildings to admire. Head to the markets to brush up on your bargaining skills and take some fantastic photos. This is a great place to pick up hand-painted tiles and other handicrafts. If you're looking for something more active, go for a hike near one of the area's looming volcanoes. After a day sightseeing and shopping, why not try some mouth-watering mole Poblano, a dish that is famous all over Mexico and that originated in Puebla, or try your hand at making it yourself at an optional cooking class.
Optional Activities

    Puebla - Cholula Visit - USD15
    Puebla - Lucha libre - USD8
    Puebla - Rosary Chapel and Santo Domingo Church - Free
    Puebla - Museum of Art - USD3

Accommodation
Hotel (2 nts)

Days 5-7 Oaxaca/Overnight Bus
Today we travel by local bus (approx. 5 hours) to Oaxaca. We have two free days here and your group leader will assist you to make the most of your free time in this fascinating city.
A beautiful old colonial town, Oaxaca is full of graceful arcades and colourful markets largely populated by descendents of the Zapotec and Mixtec Indians, who come here to sell their colourful woven blankets and shawls. Oaxaca is also known for its well-respected arts scene, including folk art, fine art and dance. Explore the markets and narrow, cobbled streets or simply sit in the square drinking the local mescal and tequila, and watch life go by.
Outside the city the spectacular mountain top temples of Monte Alban are just a short distance away.
Monte Alban was inhabited over a period of 1,500 years by a succession of cultures (Olmecs, Zapotecs and Mixtecs) and it is an outstanding example of a pre-Columbian ceremonial centre. The terraces, dams, canals, pyramids and artificial mounds of Monte Alban were literally carved out of the mountain.
Our hotel is within walking distance to some of Oaxaca's nightlife hot spots, so that you can make the most of it.
The following evening we take a first class bus (approx. 13 hours) to San Cristobal del las Casas. First class buses in Mexico can be quite comfortable. They are equipped with seats that recline and have more leg room than regular buses. They usually make a quick toilet stop every 4 to 5 hours, however they normally also have a toilet at the rear of the bus, which you may use in case of an emergency. They are all air conditioned, so make sure you take a light jumper with you as it may get a bit cold on board.

Optional Activities

    Oaxaca - Cultural Museum and Garden - USD8
    Oaxaca - Monte Alban Ruins - USD10
    Oaxaca - Cooking classes - USD60
    Oaxaca - Petrified waterfalls, Mitla ruins, Mezcal Factory - USD35

Accommodation
Hotel (2 nts), Overnight bus (1 nt)

Days 8-9 San Cristobal de las Casas
We arrive in San Cristobal early in the morning. Check in at the hotel is usually not until midday, so if we can't check in upon arrival, we will be able to leave our luggage and start exploring San Cristobal straight away. The remainder of today and tomorrow are at your leisure and, as always, your group leader will assist you arrange the many optional activities.
With winding cobblestone streets and colonial Spanish architecture, San Cristobal de las Casas maintains a lovely old-world feel mixed with strong indigenous roots. The surrounding villages are populated with Tzotzil and Tzeltal Indians who maintain their tribal origins through their varied traditional costumes and customs. There is time here to explore the villages, perhaps by horseback or mountain bike. If you take a day trip to San Juan Chamula, make sure to visit the church. 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. Take the opportunity to go for an optional horse ride in the mountains or a day trip to Sumidero Canyon. Back in town, 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 - Sumidero Canyon - USD30
    San Cristobal de las Casas - Villages tour - USD15
    San Cristobal de las Casas - Lagunas de Montebello - USD35
    San Cristobal de las Casas - Mountain bike tour - USD20
    San Cristobal de las Casas - Amber Museum - USD6
    San Cristobal de las Casas - Jade Museum - USD5
    San Cristobal de las Casas - Museum of Typical Costumes - USD4

Accommodation
Hotel (2 nts)

Days 10-11 Palenque/Overnight Bus
Today we travel on a windy road by local bus to Palenque (approx. 6 hours) The afternoon is at your leisure to take part in any of the optional activities in town.
The following day we visit the ruins of Palenque.
Palenque is situated on a hilltop in an area of hot jungle and is home to possibly the most impressive series of Mayan ruins, which date back at AD600. 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. The temples are superb relics of Mayan culture and there are many ruins here still un-excavated and hidden in the surrounding forest.
Nearby are the Agua Azul and Misol-Ha waterfalls, perfect for cooling off after the heat of the temples.
Although not far apart, Misol-ha and Agua Azul waterfalls could hardly be more different. Misol-ha is 35 metres high and falls in a long drop to a pool below. Here it is possible to walk underneath the falling water to the cataracts on the other side. Agua Azul on the other hand is low and wide, with multiple, smaller cascades falling over limestone. The river here runs for miles and is a spectacular blue colour from the minerals in the limestone. Take a dip in the turquoise pools, but be sure to follow local advice on where to swim, as the current in some areas is very strong.
On our last evening here we transfer to the bus station and board an overnight bus to Merida.

Optional Activities

    Palenque - Misol-Ha and Agua Azul waterfalls - USD20
    Palenque - Jungle Trail Tour - USD10
    Palenque - Guided tour of ruins - USD20

Accommodation
Hotel (1 nt), Overnight bus (1 nt)

Days 12-13 Merida
Early this morning we arrive into La Ciudad Blanca (the White City) of Merida.
Founded in 1542, Merida still retains much of its old-world charm with a well-preserved Old Town, wonderful museums and city streets alive with art and culture. Hang out in the green and shady Plaza Grande, with the twin-towered 16th century Cathedral on one side and City Hall, State Government Palace and Casa Mantejo on the others. For a taste of Merida's 19th century glory go for a walk along the mansion lined Paseo de Montejo. Mornings are the best time to visit the outdoor markets and you can stock up on hammocks and Maya replicas. It's a great place to try out the local food specialities, like cochinita pibil or the head-blowingly spicy el yucateco.
Merida is also the gateway to the Maya ruins of Uxmal and there is an opportunity to visit these impressive ruins. Little is known about the site's origins but it is thought the city was founded around AD500. Much of the site is decorated with masks of the rain god Chac. This is no great surprise as the area has a lack of natural water supplies and the city relied on rain water.
The local people from Merida are very relaxed and they like dancing! Every Sunday some of the roads are turned into an open air dance floor with a variety of Salsa and Merengue bands.

Optional Activities

    Merida - Uxmal ruins tour - USD40
    Merida - Celestún Bird Sanctuary - USD35
    Merida - City tour - USD10
    Merida - Cenotes Tour - USD30
    Contemporary Art Museum - USD5
    Merida - Dzibilchaltun Ruins tour - USD70

Accommodation
Hotel (2 nts)

Days 14-15 Chichen Itza/Playa del Carmen
We travel to Playa del Carmen, stopping enroute for an optional visit to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza (approx. 2.5 hours), recently named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
One of the most impressive Mayan sites, Chichen Itza contains both Toltec and Mayan ruins lying alongside each other. The famous El Castillo pyramid dominates the ruins and the site also has the largest ball court where games used to be held, the losing players in which would not have escaped with their heads. The games are depicted in carvings on the walls. Nearby, excavations of the well of sacrifice offered up treasures of jade, copper and gold as well as many human and animal bones.
We have about 2-3 hours to spend at Chichen Itza before we travel onwards to Playa (approx. 3.5 hours).
With azure waters, powdery beaches and a European feel, Playa del Carmen is a resort city close to Cancun but without the party atmosphere. Spend your time snorkelling among the mangroves, diving in underground caverns or strolling along the white sands. In the evenings kick back and watch the waves with a margarita. For adventures further afield take a ferry across the turquoise seas to Cozumel, an island famous for its reef diving.
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.

Optional Activities

    Chichen Itza - Ruins - USD15
    Playa del Carmen - Cenote Ikil - USD6
    Playa del Carmen - Bicycle rental (per day) - USD8
    Playa del Carmen - Dos Ojos Cenote snorkelling tour - USD35
    Playa del Carmen - Ferry to Cozumel - USD25
    Playa del Carmen - Sinkhole (Cenote) - USD12

Accommodation
Hotel (2 nts)

Days 16-17 Tulum
Today the group travels south by local bus to Tulum (approx. 1.5 hours).
Tulum is a beach paradise on the Caribbean coast. Spend your time relaxing on the beach or strolling along the white sands. In the evenings kick back and watch the waves with a margarita. For a taste of Mayan architecture take an optional visit of the ruins of Tulum. These ruins sit atop a cliff amid palm fringed beaches and white sand beaches. You can even go for a swim within its ancient walls.

Optional Activities

    Tulum - Snorkel rental (per day) - USD10
    Tulum - Ruins - USD8
    Tulum - Bike rental (per day) - USD8
    Tulum - Cenote snorkelling - USD35

Accommodation
Hotel (2 nts)

Days 18-20 Caye Caulker
Today we leave Mexico behind and travel south to Belize. We travel by local bus and may have to change buses 2 to 3 times, depending on that days' bus schedule, but be prepared for approximately 8 hours on the road before we reach Belize City.
Once in Belize City we take a 40 minute boat ride to Caye Caulker.
The Belize Cayes are a group of islands a short boat ride away from the coast. There are a number of these islands to choose from, but we base ourselves on Caye Caulker as this is one of the more popular islands with travellers. From here it is possible to arrange day trips to other Cayes, to the best reefs for diving, or simply to take a local boat out to the reef of Caulker itself. Each island has its own particular character, but all of them have the unmistakeable Caribbean pace and charm.
Belize is the only English speaking country in Central America, which will make chatting with locals much easier. The Belizeans are known for their relaxed and easy going way of live. You will be amazed how many different cultures coexist harmoniously here.
Relax on the beach or head out to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, home to the magnificent Blue Hole and the world's second longest barrier reef. Snorkel, swim or dive among the colorful corals and see tropical fish, sharks and manta rays. You could also choose to go manatee spotting. These huge peaceful creatures are often called sea cows and are quite curious to meet their visitors. If you would like to take up wind surfing, this is a great spot for it. And if you already know how to wind surf you can rent a board.
If you're interested in sampling local cuisine, Caye Caulker is famous for its lobster. Not the cheapest meal you'll ever buy, but so good. Always make sure that you respect the season: the lobsters can only be caught between June 15th and February 15th. Some of the best meals on the island are cooked on the road side. How about some grilled shrimp and a lovely rum and coke made with the local fire water? In the evenings you should look out for the world famous 'Jolly Roger' - an Icon on the island, he has some of the best street food out here...enjoy your meal. There is also 'cake lady' who comes out every afternoon with a trolley-full of freshly baked cakes for sale.

Optional Activities

    Caye Caulker - Snorkel trip (half day) - USD35
    Caye Caulker - Sea kayaking (half day) - USD25
    Caye Caulker - Sunset sail - USD25
    Caye Caulker - Manatee tour - USD60
    Caye Caulker - Snorkel trip (full day) - USD70
    Caye Caulker - Stand up paddle board rental - USD15
    Caye Caulker - Bicycle Rental - USD5

Accommodation
Hotel (3 nts)

Days 21-22 San Ignacio

Today we travel by local bus to San Ignacio (approx. 3 hours) passing on the way the new capital of Belize, Belmopan. Heading inland we travel through the forested hills of the highlands.
We have a full day at your leisure to discover San Ignacio. This beautiful town is surrounded by fast flowing rivers, waterfalls and Mayan ruins, and is an ideal base to explore the region.
One of the optional activities here is a day trip to Xunantunich, an impressive Mayan ceremonial centre located with panoramic views over the countryside. The east side of one of the temples has a unique stucco frieze and the central plaza has three carved stelae. Getting to the site is half the fun as you'll need to take a hand cranked ferry to cross the river.
The cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal is a living museum of Mayan relics. Wade through water until you reach the Mayan ceremonial site. Here you will find ceramic pots and crystallised skeletons, preserved by the natural processes of the cave for over 1,400 years.
Other options to fill in your time in San Ignacio include a day trip to the Mountain Pine ridge area to visit waterfalls and warm swimming holes, as well as a huge cave system, the butterfly garden, canoeing or river tubing.
In the late afternoon and at night, many little street barbecue stalls open, and serve huge portions. Give it a try, sit down next to the road, chat with the locals and enjoy a juicy chicken leg.

Optional Activities

    San Ignacio - River tubing - USD95
    San Ignacio - Bicycle rental (per hour) - USD3
    San Ignacio - Mountain Pine Ridge day trip - USD75
    San Ignacio - Xunantunich - USD8
    San Ignacio - Butterfly farm - USD6
    San Ignacio - Cahal Pech Ruins - USD8
    San Ignacio - Caracol Ruins - USD80
    San Ignacio - Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM Cave) - USD105
    San Ignacio - Barton Creek Canoeing - USD80
    San Ignacio - Iguana Conservation Project - USD6

Accommodation
Hotel (2 nts)

Day 23 Tikal
Today we travel by local bus (approx. 4 hours) across the border into Guatemala, and to Tikal, our base for exploring Tikal National Park.
Towering above the jungle of the Tikal National Park, the five granite temples of Tikal are an awesome sight and one of the most magnificent Maya ruins. Hidden in the jungle growth is a maze of smaller structures just waiting to be explored. The energetic can climb to the top of the ruins for spectacular views over the canopy. You may even spot toucans, macaws and other colourful birds.
Tonight we camp by this majestic Mayan site. We will set up tents for ourselves with sleeping mattresses. There are basic shared bathrooms and showers.

Optional Activities

    Tikal - Sunrise tour - USD60
    Tikal - Guided private tour - USD40
    Flores - Birdwatching boat tour - USD25
    Flores - Lake Peten Itza boat tour - USD6
    Tikal - Zip line tour - USD40

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Days 24-25 Rio Dulce
If you haven't had enough of Tikal you have the option to visit the site again this morning (entrance fee not included). We then continue on to the town of Flores on Lake Peten Itza, where there is time for you to grab some lunch and explore the town. Leaving Flores behind, we head towards Rio Dulce by local bus (approx. 5 hours).
Meaning 'sweet river' in Spanish, Rio Dulce is a town (also known as Fronteras) and a river with clean waters, a unique lifestyle and wonderful wildlife.
Sitting on the shores of Lake Izabal, Rio Dulce has long been a favourite stop for boaters from around the globe, on their way to or from Livingston and the Caribbean coast. Take time this afternoon to go out and absorb the atmosphere of this laid back Caribbean town, quite different from the inland communities.
On our free day here there are plenty of optional activities to get out and about. Follow the local trend and go boating on the lake, take a tour to spot the protected manatees or travel up the river on a lancha to the thermal hot springs. For more land based adventure you can hike through the jungle-strewn trails of the Chocon-Machacas Natural Reserve, or travel to Livingston to explore the San Felipe fort.

Optional Activities

    Rio Dulce - Boat trip to Livingston - USD30
    Rio Dulce - Natural hot springs - USD15
    Rio Dulce - San Felipe Fort - USD1
    Rio Dulce - Quingua Ruins - USD30

Accommodation
Hotel (2 nts)

Day 26 Antigua
We travel to Antigua by local bus (approx. 7 hours) were we'll spend the night before continuing to Panajachel.
We don't spend much time in Antigua today, but you should still go out for a stroll and try tamales, a local dish usually prepared traditionally on weekends and served in a corn leaf. You could also give the pepian a try, a meal that consists of a rich dark sauce and three meats (chicken, beef and pork). The best value food you find is next to the artesian market close to the bus station.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 nt)

Day 27 Chichicastenango/San Jorge La Laguna
Today we start by travelling by local bus to famous market in Chichicastenango (approx. 2.5 hours).
The town of Chichicastenango lies about 2,200 metres above sea level and features some of the best handicrafts from all over Guatemala. Home to perhaps the most colourful market in the country, on Thursdays and Sundays locals come from the surrounding villages to sell their wares and the streets are lined with stalls offering multi-coloured textiles and fresh produce.
After visiting Chichi we head towards San Pedro La Laguna (approx. 1.5 hours).
Once we arrive in San Jorge La Laguna, you will be introduced to your host family for tonight's homestay. The group may be split in twos or threes depending on the group size. Locals in San Jorge La Laguna are both very friendly and very shy. In order to make the most of this experience, it may take a bit of effort from your side to break the ice first. Learn as many Spanish words as you can and get ready for some serious hand language signals. Houses in San Jorge La Laguna are very basic. Your room may only consist of a couple of beds with clean bedding and the bathroom will most likely be outside your room and be shared with the rest of the family. The mother of the family will cook dinner and breakfast for you. Meals can be very basic but filling, consisting of corn, rice and beans. You may want to stack up some snacks in Antigua.

Optional Activities

    Chichicastenango Market - Free

Accommodation
Homestay (1 nt)

Day 28 Panajachel
Farewell your local family as we move to the neighbouring town of Panajachel.
Panajachel, located on beautiful Lake Atitlan with distant volcanoes looming in the background, has a thriving market, good eateries and many water-based activities to enjoy. Go for a swim, wind surf, hike, kayak, go horse riding, or for the really adventurous, paragliding. The surrounding area is dotted with villages which can be reached on foot or by boat. Watch women weaving at Santa Catarina Palopo or explore the colourful markets of Santiago Atitlan, In each village the local Indian 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.

Optional Activities

    Panajachel - Bike rental - USD10
    Panajachel - Kayak rental (per hour) - USD6
    Panajachel - Collective boat to Santiago, San Pedro or San Juan - USD8
    Panajachel - Lake & village tour - USD30
    Panajachel - Mountain bike tour - USD40
    Panajachel - San Pedro Volcano Hike - USD60
    Panajachel - Zipline ride - USD35

Accommodation
Hotel (1 nt)

Days 29-31 Antigua
Today we travel back to Antigua by local bus (approx. 3 hours).
As the seat of the Spanish colonial government, Antigua was once the most important city in Central America. In 1773 the city was destroyed by an earthquake but many of the colonial buildings have been carefully restored and the architecture from its glory days can still be admired. Walk through the quiet cobblestone streets past heavy carved-wood entrances. 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.
From Antigua it is usually possible to arrange an excursion to the Pacaya Volcano. This can be an exhilarating experience as it is often active.
If you're into salsa dancing or you'd like to learn some moves, 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.
There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.
As there's a great deal to do in Antigua we recommend staying a few extra days to make the most of this exciting city. If you need help booking extra accommodation, our reservations team will be happy to assist. If you are extending your time, perhaps check out the CHOCOMUSEO located on 4th street west, 2 blocks away from central park. Here you will learn all about chocolate, its history and nutritional values and you may be lucky enough to get a sample bag of chocolates at the end of the tour. Otherwise just grab a coffee from one of the many coffee shops in central park and just sit back relax and enjoy the beauty of this incredible city and the amazing people you will find. If you want to learn more about the famous Guatemalan coffee you can go on a coffee tour, visit the plantations, do some coffee tasting and even buy some to take back home.

Optional Activities

    Antigua - Salsa lessons (per hour) - USD7
    Antigua - Bicycle tour - USD30
    Antigua - Volcanoes climb - USD16
    Antigua - Santiago Zamora Village tour - USD10
    Antigua - Coffee/Macadamia nut plantation tour - USD20
    Antigua - Chocolate Museum - USD24

Accommodation
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TOURSTIL
Echtes Abenteuer zum super Preis für budgetbewusste Reisende! Ohne Extras, die du nicht haben möchtest! Einfache Unterkünfte und viel Zeit für individuelle bzw. optionale Aktivitäten. Dieser Reisestil ist gerade unter jüngeren Reisenden sehr beliebt ist. Bereise die entlegensten Orte dieser Welt sicher und unbeschwert in einer kleinen Gruppe und mit einem erfahrenen, einheimischen Guide. Das Reiseprogramm lässt viel Raum zur eigenen Gestaltung. So hast du unterwegs die Möglichkeit dir aus zahlreichen optionalen Aktivitäten je nach Interessen, Reisebudget und Schwierigkeitsgrad dein persönliches Programm zusammenstellen.

Die Unterkünfte sind einfach, aber sauber und zentral gelegen. Meistens wird in landestypischen Gästehäusern und günstigen Hotels übernachtet, die zentral gelegen sind. Manchmal haben die Unterkünfte Gemeinschaftsbäder oder es wird in einem Schlafsaal mit mehreren, anderen Mitreisenden geschlafen. Ein besonderes Erlebnis ist der Aufenthalt in einer Gastfamilie. Mit den Einheimischen kochen, essen, spielen oder einfach das Leben vor Ort kennenzulernen - während unserer Homestays erhältst du einen authentischen Blick hinter die Kulissen. In vielen Regionen leben die Menschen noch in sehr traditionellen Behausungen und dies greifen wir auch bei unseren Reisen auf. Auf einigen Touren wird auch in malerischer Umgebung gecampt.

Als Transportmittel werden überwiegend öffentliche Verkehrsmittel genutzt. Das schont nicht nur die Umwelt, sondern garantiert auch jede Menge Spaß und Kontakt mit den Einheimischen.

Wer auf sein Budget achten muss, sich in einer einfachen Unterkunft wohlfühlt und auf Extras verzichten kann, ist mit diesem Tourstil bestens beraten. Weniger Inklusivleistungen, dafür mehr Zeit für eigene Interessen - und das zu einem unschlagbar günstigen Preis.