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Mexico, Belize & Guatemala Authentic Backpacker Adventure 13D/12N

Experience Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala and create incredible memories with new friends. Explore from Playa del Carmen to Antigua, visiting a turquoise blue lagoon, an impressive Volcano, a Caribbean island, and Mayan ruins along the way. Join a small-group of like-minded travellers for a journey you’ll never forget through Playa del Carmen, Bacalar, Caye Caulker, Tikal, and more! Highlights: Bond with like-minded travellers on the ultimate small group tour See stunning Mayan ruins set in the jungle of Guatemala Relax at a stunning turquoise blue freshwater lagoon in Mexico Hike up the Pacaya Volcano and experience the moon-like landscape

  1. Adult Age 18-99
  2. Child Age 3-17
  3. Infant Age 0-2
  4. Dificulty Level Easy
  5. Start Location Mexico
  6. End Location Guatemala
  7. Included
    English-Speaking Tour Leader Throughout Itinerary

    All Land Transportation by Van or Coach:
    - Playa del Carmen - Bacalar
    - Bacalar - Chetumalr
    - Chetumal - Caye Caulker via San Pedro
    - Caye Caulker - Belize City - Flores
    - Flores - Lanquin
    - Lanquin - Antigua

    12 Nights Twin Shared Accommodation :
    - 2N Playa del Carmen Hostel Dorm
    - 1N Bacalar
    - 3N Caye Caulker (dorm-style)
    - 2N Flores Hostel Dorm
    - 2N Lanquin (dorm-style)
    - 2N Antigua Hostel Dorm

    Included Experiences:
    - Tikal Early Morning Day Tour (No Entrance Fees)
    - Pacaya Volcano Trek
  8. Not Included
    Single Supplement Available Upon Request

    Meals

    Tikal Entrance Fee

    Tips

    Personal Expenses

    Travel Insurance

    International Flights

Experience Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala and create incredible memories with new friends. Explore from Playa del Carmen to Antigua, visiting a turquoise blue lagoon, an impressive Volcano, a Caribbean island, and Mayan ruins along the way. Join a small-group of like-minded travellers for a journey you’ll never forget through Playa del Carmen, Bacalar, Caye Caulker, Tikal, and more! Highlights: Bond with like-minded travellers on the ultimate small group tour See stunning Mayan ruins set in the jungle of Guatemala Relax at a stunning turquoise blue freshwater lagoon in Mexico Hike up the Pacaya Volcano and experience the moon-like landscape

*Departs on select Sundays / Group Size: Max. 16 People


Overview:

Start your adventure on Day 1 in Playa del Carmen and meet your group! Enjoy a free day in Playa del Carmen on Day 2. Take a bus from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar  and enjoy the beautiful blue lake on Day 3. Transfer to Caye Caulker and discover this amazing tropical island on Day 4. Spend a free day on the island on Days 5 & 6 before taking a ferry and then a bus to Flores on Day 7. Explore the stunning and wild Mayan ruins of Tikal on Day 8 before taking a shuttle from Flores to Lanquin on Day 9. Enjoy a free day in Lanquin to relax or partake in optional activities on Day 10. Take a shuttle from Lanquin to Antigua on Day 11 and hike up the Pacaya Volcano on Day 12 before ending your adventure on Day 13.


Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Welcome to Mexico! Orientation Meeting

Bienvenido and welcome to Mexico! Meet your group and your Bamba Happiness Leader in Playa del Carmen in the lobby at 6pm for an orientation meeting. Head out with the group to get a feel for this coastal city. Check out the local restaurants and vibrant nightlife with your new friends! Overnight in Playa del Carmen.


Day 2: Free Day Playa del Carmen

Today you will have a free day to explore Playa del Carmen and enjoy the Riviera Maya’s laid-back, yet lively beach town where you can party on the beach or wander down the Quinta Avenida to leave your troubles behind and throw back some tasty tequila shots or a fresh lime or mango margarita. Overnight in Playa del Carmen.  


Day 3: Bus Playa del Carmen to Bacalar

Depart Playa del Carmen for the hidden turquoise waters of Bacalar. You’ll have the amazingly blue and clear waters of the lagoon to look forward to. Swim in the freshwater lagoon, explore cenotes, or just chill-out in a hammock and enjoy the view. Overnight in Bacalar.


Day 4: Transfer to Caye Caulker

Today we will leave Mexico and cross over into Belize! Take a bus from Bacalar to Chetumal, from where you will take a boat to Caye Caulker via San Pedro. Bright green palm trees and turquoise blue waters greet you as you arrive at the relaxed island of Caye Caulker. Spend the evening strolling the sandy streets and enjoying the laid-back atmosphere of this island town. Overnight in Caye Caulker.



Day 5 & 6: Caye Caulker Free Day

Today you will have a free day to kick back and relax at Caye Caulker or go out exploring. Enjoy the small town feel of the island as you stroll along Caye Caulker’s few streets. Take a seat at a restaurant or near the shore for serene views of the beautifully blue open ocean. Take the day to explore on your own all the things this beautiful tropical island has to offer. Overnight in Caye Caulker.

 

Day 7: Caye Caulker - Belize City - Flores

Today we will take the ferry from Caye Caulker back to Belize City, enjoying views of the turquoise Caribbean waters. From Belize City, take a bus to Flores, Guatemala. Overnight in Flores.


Day 8: Tikal Early Morning Day Tour (No Entrance Fees)

Depart Flores at 4:30 am this morning for your early morning experience to Tikal archaeological site. Walk among giant pyramids towering over 200 feet at dawn to feel the magic of Tikal and its historic splendor. Listen to the jungle sounds of exotic birds, monkeys and small mammals. Immerse yourself in the jungle at dawn for an early morning tour through the archaeological site to experience the jungle come alive as it wakes up at sunrise, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get in touch with nature and marvel at the majestic pyramids hidden away in the jungle. Your guided tour will end at 10:00 am with time to have breakfast on your own and then return to Flores at 11:00 am. Overnight in Flores.

Optional Activity: For those who are keen to watch the sunrise from the top of Temple #4 at Tikal before the crowds, you can choose an early departure from Flores at 3:00 am. You will arrive to Tikal at 4:30 am and walk to Temple #4 where you can climb to the top of the pyramid in time for the sunrise over the jungle canopy. You will then join the rest of the group for a guided tour. This activity costs an extra $15 USD or approx. 117 Quetzal which must be paid in a local bank. Please contact us to confirm availability and get further instructions.

 

Day 9: Flores to Lanquin Shuttle

Today you will take a shuttle from Flores to to lush Lanquin. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in Lanquin.

 

Day 10: Lanquin Free Day

Spend a free day relaxing, exploring Lanquin, or choosing from optional activities to do nearby. Overnight at your accommodation in Lanquin.


Day 11: Shuttle Lanquin - Antigua

Make your return trip from Lanquin to Antigua via shuttle.


Day 12: Pacaya Volcano Trek

Hike up the Pacaya Volcano slope for an hour and then trek onto dry lava that resembles a moon-like landscape. Look up to catch an eruption from the active volcano if you're lucky (depending on the activity of the volcano you may or may not see eruptions or lava). Take unforgettable photos in a landscape so surreal that you feel like you are walking on the moon. Admire the breathtaking landscape and views of neighboring volcanoes peeking through the clouds around you. Take your time returning to the base of the mountain as you make your way down the slippery, muddy slopes. (Note: Horses can be rented for the trip up and back.)

We recommend wearing comfortable trekking shoes and bringing a flashlight and a walking stick (or rent one for a few dollars from local kids before you start your hike). If you are traveling during rainy season bring a raincoat or poncho... you will definitely need it!  Bring bottled water for the trek and some extra cash to buy snacks afterward or pack a few power bars in your day pack to take with you. Overnight in Antigua.



Day 13: Antigua Accommodation Check-Out

All good things must come to an end. Make sure that you exchange contact information with your new friends, you’ll have a lot to reminisce about! We wish you a safe journey onward!



***Please note that this trip requires a minimum of 5 travellers for a guaranteed departure. While we accept individual bookings, there is a chance that this number will not be reached. In this case you will be notified of cancellation 6 weeks prior to trip departure. In case of cancellation, we offer two solutions:1) An independent trip with the same duration and similar itinerary, plus the price difference to be paid or refunded  2) Full refund of the trip purchased


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