Mexico & Guatemala: Mayan People Then & Now

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2920
15 Day Tour
Availability : Year round
Cancun
Cancun
Max People : 15
Mayan People Then & Now Tour Summary

This experience is available year round, and the pricing shown is subject to variations based on the number of guests in the tour.

The Mayan people made a great impact in the history of Mexico and Guatemala, with cities, traditions and a culture that have been inherited through generations and still lives today in the towns of the land of the Maya. A wonderful tour, this exquisitely crafted experience gets you close and personal with the Maya: live their history in ancient archaeological sites, share with them in small community visits, and witness their daily lives local markets.

Highlights
  • Deep immersion into the Mayan world, with visits to local communities, markets, and archaeological sites across two different countries
  • Explore natural wonders: cenotes, waterfalls, and lakes
  • Visit local Mayan families in their houses, and learn about their heritage and daily life
  • Visit five of the most important Mayan cities in Mexico and Guatemala
  • Feast your senses at market in Chichicastenango
  • Enjoy a boat tour in Atitlan Lake
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Begin your adventure by immersing yourself in the rich culture of the Mayan community at Yaxunah. You’ll have the chance to connect with locals, learn about their traditions, and explore the ancient ruins that reveal the fascinating history of this community.

Rise early for an exclusive visit to the renowned Chichen Itza archaeological site, avoiding the crowds. Afterward, journey to the Mayan community at Señor, where you’ll delve deeper into the Mayan way of life, gaining insights from the locals and discovering their customs.

Embark on a scenic journey from Chetumal, Mexico, to Flores, Guatemala. As you cross borders, you’ll witness the changing landscapes and cultures, making for a captivating transition between countries.

Explore the awe-inspiring Tikal, one of the most magnificent Mayan archaeological sites. Later, take a flight to Antigua, Guatemala, a charming colonial city with cobblestone streets and vibrant markets.

Discover the enchanting streets of Antigua, explore a local coffee farm to understand the coffee-making process, and visit a Mayan music museum to experience the melodious tunes that have been part of the region’s culture for centuries.

Experience the lively Chichicastenango market, where you can shop for colorful textiles, handmade crafts, and immerse yourself in the local market culture. Then, relax by the serene Atitlan lake, surrounded by the picturesque Guatemalan highlands.

Take a boat tour on the stunning Atitlan lake, visiting traditional Mayan villages nestled along its shores. The tranquil waters and the backdrop of volcanoes create a mesmerizing scene for exploration.

Cross borders again as you journey from Atitlan, Guatemala, to San Cristobal, Mexico. The change in scenery and ambiance adds to the excitement of your trip.

Explore the vibrant Mayan communities near San Cristobal, where you can witness local crafts, traditions, and perhaps partake in workshops to learn about their way of life.

Cool off and unwind by swimming in the refreshing rivers and waterfalls near Palenque, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and natural beauty.

Step back in time as you explore the ancient ruins of Palenque, with its intricately designed temples and structures hidden in the lush jungle, telling the story of the Mayan civilization.

Discover the history of the walled city of Campeche, with its well-preserved colonial architecture, cobbled streets, and vibrant pastel-colored buildings, making for a captivating historical experience.

Explore the grandeur of Uxmal, another remarkable Mayan archaeological site. Then, continue your journey to Merida, a city known for its rich culture, cuisine, and colorful architecture.

Delve into the stunning underground world of cenotes, exploring three unique ones in the region. These natural sinkholes offer an unforgettable adventure in crystal-clear waters.

Conclude your journey with a visit to Ek Balam, another hidden gem of Mayan ruins, before heading to the vibrant city of Cancun, where you can relax on pristine beaches and reflect on your incredible adventure.

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