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Mexico & Guatemala (11 days / 10 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   Cancun
v/   Merida
v/   Mexico City
v/   Antigua
v/   Lake Atitlan
v/   Chichicastenango
v/   Tikal
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A short trip combining the essential sights and culture of Mexico with the highlights of Guatemala.
Day 1:Arrival in Cancun
Day 2:Cancun - (Chichen Itza) - Merida
Day 3:Merida (Uxmal & Kabah)
Day 4:Merida (City tour) - Mexico City
Day 5:Mexico city (City tour & Anthropology museum)
Day 6:Mexico City (Shrine of Guadalupe & Teotihuacan)
Day 7:Mexico City - Guatemala City - Antigua
Day 8:Antigua (Architecture & History Tour) - Lake Atitlan
Day 9:Lake Atitlan - (Chichicastenango Market) - Flores  
Day 10:Flores (Tikal) - Guatemala City
Day 11:Fly out from Guatemala  


Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
 3*4*5*
Cancun
Hotel Flamingo Cancun Resort, Cancun
Flamingo Cancun Resort
220 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Beachscape Kin-Ha Villas & Suites, Cancun
Beachscape Kin-Ha Villas & Suites
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hotel site
Hotel Presidente Intercontinental Cancun Resort, Cancun
Presidente Intercontinental Cancun Resort
299 rooms
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hotel site
Merida
Hotel Los Aluxes, Merida
Los Aluxes
190 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel El Castellano, Merida
El Castellano
170 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Victoria, Oaxaca
Victoria
150 rooms
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hotel site
Mexico City
Hotel Regente, Mexico City
Regente
140 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Holiday Inn Zocalo, Mexico City
Holiday Inn Zocalo
105 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Melia Mexico Reforma, Mexico City
Melia Mexico Reforma
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hotel site
Antigua
Hotel Hotel Los Bucaros, Antigua
Hotel Los Bucaros
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hotel site
Hotel Meson de Maria, Antigua
Meson de Maria
20 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel El Convento,
El Convento
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hotel site
Panajachel
Hotel Kakchiquel hotel, Panajachel
Kakchiquel hotel
31 rooms
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Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo, Antigua
Posada de Don Rodrigo
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hotel site
Hotel Atitlan hotel, Lake Atitlan
Atitlan hotel
66 rooms
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hotel site
Flores
Hotel Peten hotel, Flores
Peten hotel
20 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Villa Maya Flores,
Villa Maya Flores
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Hotel Camino Real Tikal, Tikal
Camino Real Tikal
72 rooms
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hotel site
Guatemala City
Hotel Biltimore Express, Guatemala City
Biltimore Express
116 rooms
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Hotel Biltimore Express, Guatemala City
Biltimore Express
116 rooms
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Hotel Westin Camino Real, Guatemala City
Westin Camino Real
271 rooms
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hotel site
Day 1:  Arrival in Cancun
Upon arrival, welcome and transfer to hotel. Overnight.

(Included meals: NA)
Day 2:  Cancun - (Chichen Itza) - Merida
Today a fascinating excursion to Chichen Itza, one of the largest and best-maintained sites in Mexico.  The visit includes the most prominent buildings, like the Castillo, the Ball Court the Observatory, the Temple of the Warriors and the Nunnery. Departure to Cancun for a four  hours bus ride until the arrival to your hotel (Arrival around 8 pm / accommodation not included). Contact us for hotel and tours recommendations.

(Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 3:  Merida (Uxmal & Kabah)
Excursion to the archaeological site of Uxmal, its architecture is considered one of the masterpieces of the old civilization. Then, visit the small but very interesting archaeological site of Kabah. Return to Merida. Overnight in Merida.

(Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch) 
Day 4:  Merida (City tour) - Mexico City
In the morning you will take a three hours guided tour  through the  White City of Merida, with Spanish and European architecture. The visit includes the Zocalo, the Cathedral and the Paseo Montejo. Then transfer to airport for your flight to Mexico City.  Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
 

(Included meals: Breakfast) 
Day 5:  Mexico city (City tour & Anthropology museum)
In the morning enjoy a guided city visit including the most important buildings in the historical centre located around the Zocalo, the Cathedral, the National Palace to admire the famous murals of Diego Rivera, continue to the modern part of the City, ending at the Anthropology Museum (closed on Mondays), one of the world’s 10 best museums. Overnight in Mexico City.

(Included meals: Breakfast) 
Day 6:  Mexico City (Shrine of Guadalupe & Teotihuacan)
Morning guided excursion to the famous Teotihuacan Pyramids, an approximately five hour trip, starting with a visit to the Virgin of Guadalupe shrine, place of pilgrimage for millions of Mexicans and people from around the world. Continue north of the city to the Teotihuacan Pyramids to visit the Sun and the Moon Pyramids, the Quetzalcoatl Temple and the fortresses. Free time for those who like to climb to the top of the Pyramids. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Mexico City.

(Included meals: Breakfast) 
Day 7:  Mexico City - Guatemala City - Antigua
Transfer to airport for your flight to Guatemala. Upon arrival guests are met & transferred to Antigua, located 1hr away. Overnight in Antigua.

(Included meals: Breakfast)
Day 8:  Antigua (Architecture & History Tour) - Lake Atitlan
Guests will take a half day private guide walking tour of Antigua. (3-4hr). The tour takes in the main square, Palace, Cathedral, La Merced Church & San Francisco Church. Entrances to Antigua Catedral, The Merced Monastery & San Francisco Monastery included. Afternoon transfer to Lake Atitlan. (2.5hr). Overnight in the Lake Atitlan region.

(Included meals: Breakfast)
Day 9:  Lake Atitlan - (Chichicastenango Market) - Flores  
Today guests transfer approx. 1hr to the famous market at Chichi. Time for shopping in this fabulous craft market and an opportunity to see Maya rituals being performed in the Catholic Church before transferring on to on to Guatemala City Airport (3hr) in time to catch the early evening flight to Flores. (45min) In Flores you will be met & transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Tikal area.

(Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 10:  Flores (Tikal) - Guatemala City
Today guests have a private transfer to Tikal National park (approx 1hr) to explore the amazing UNESCO protected Mayan Temple site of Tikal where huge Mayan temples rise above the jungle canopy and monkeys and tropical birds are abundant in the surrounding rainforest. After lunch guests & time to relax and refresh guests will fly back to Guatemala City (30min) and transfer to their hotel (Approx 10min). Overnight in Guatemala City.

(Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 11:  Fly out from Guatemala  
This morning our driver will take you to the airport (approx 10mins) in plenty of time to catch your flight.

(Included meals: Breakfast)
 
Trip type:
  Shared service
(can be done privately also)