Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities before an evening welcome meeting.
Travel to Merida, stopping en route for a guided tour of Chichen Itza. Enjoy an orientation walk of Merida. Stop for a guided tour of the popular Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. Explore this famous site, known for its huge stepped pyramids and elaborate stone carvings.
Continue on to Merida, the capital of the Yucatan State. Follow your CEO on an orientation walk to get the lay of the land.
Opt to visit the ruins of Uxmal or swim in cenotes (underground pools) in the Yucatan. Opt to visit ruins of Uxmal, ride the PUUC Route, go bird-watching in Celestun, hit the beach in Progreso, visit cenotes in the nearby town of Cuzama, or walk around town and soak in all of the history this city has to offer.
Sit back and relax on a travel to Palenque in the lush jungle of Chiapas.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque. Take a guided tour of the ruins of Palenque. Later, choose from one of the many optional activities in the area.
Enjoy a free day to explore Palenque and surroundings. Opt to visit the Mayan ruins of Yaxchilan and Bonampak.
Journey through the jungle by private vehicle, crossing into Guatemala and continuing on to Flores. Explore Lake Peten Itza and the island of Flores.
Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of Tikal archaeological site. Relax on Lake Peten Itza and go for a swim.
Cross the border into Belize and travel to San Ignacio. Enjoy an included pottery demonstration and local lunch at a G Adventures-supported women's pottery cooperative. Continue on to Belize, a country with a decidedly Caribbean flavour. The relaxed atmosphere of San Ignacio allows for options including horseback riding, canoeing, caving, or exploring the Mountain Pine Ridge area.
Enjoy free time to visit the sacred Mayan cave, Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the Mountain Pine Ridge area or see the lesser-known Mayan ruins of Xunantunich or Caracol. Optional acitivities abound around San Ignacio. Choose to see the Mountain Pine Ridge area or take a day trip to the astounding Actun Tunichil Muknal cave. Explore the cave's water systems using a helmet and headlamp. An experienced local guide will provide insight into the fascinating practices of the ancient Maya.
Alternatively, opt for a trip to the impressive Maya ceremonial centre of Xunantunich. Getting there includes crossing a narrow river by a hand-cranked ferry.
Travel to Caye Caulker and enjoy this tropical paradise. Rent a bike and organize activities for the next day. Caye Caulker is a relaxed and easy going island with friendly and welcoming local residents. Snorkel boats leave daily for full- or half-day outings to the reef, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and for manatee spotting tours.
Try your hand fishing and be rewarded with a fresh catch, then barbecue it on the beach.
Spend the day exploring Caye Caulker and the marine life in the area. Opt to snorkel with stingrays, nurse sharks, and green turtles at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, rent a bike, or just chill out, Belizean style.
Full travel day to reach Playa del Carmen, the last stop of the adventure. Head to Playa del Carmen, located on the beach just a 45-minute drive south of Cancun. Enjoy some nightlife, buy last minute souvenirs and relax and swim in the Caribbean.
Just off the coast is the island of Cozumel. Take the ferry from Playa del Carmen (30-75 mins depending on the boat) across the turquoise waters and explore the towns and the reefs of the island. For a final dose of ruins, Tulum is just a 45-minute drive south of Playa.
Enjoy a free day in Playa del Carmen. Explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum on your own or book an optional tour. Opt to visit a cenote or reserve a canal float in Sian Ka'an, one of Mexico's most important protected areas. Later, enjoy dinner at a G Adventures-supported community restaurant with a youth-focused art program.