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Mexico & Guatemala

Cancun - Merida - Mexico City - Antigua - Lake Atitlan - Chichicastenango - Tikal (11 days / 10 nts)  From $2064

Flores, Piramide V

Day 1: Arrival in Cancun
Upon arrival, welcome and transfer to hotel. Overnight.

(Included meals: NA)

Day 2: Cancun - (Chichen Itza) - Merida
Yucatan - Chichen itzaToday 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
Merida - Municipal palaceIn 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)
Ciudad de Mexico - Castle of ChapultepecIn 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
Antigua, Cathedral at NightTransfer 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
TodayTikal - Temple 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)

Guide speaking English/Spanish
Quality Hotels Single Double Triple
5* Presidente Intercontinental Cancun Resort (Quintana Roo)
Victoria (Oaxaca)
Melia Mexico Reforma (Mexico City)
El Convento
Atitlan hotel (Lake Atitlan)
Camino Real Tikal (Tikal)
Westin Camino Real (Guatemala City)
$4,715 $2,891 $2,629
4* Beachscape Kin-Ha Villas & Suites (Cancun)
El Castellano (Merida)
Holiday Inn Zocalo (Mexico City)
Meson de Maria (Antigua)
Posada de Don Rodrigo (Antigua)
Villa Maya Flores
Biltimore Express (Guatemala City)
$3,945 $2,461 $2,225
3* Flamingo Cancun Resort (Cancun)
Los Aluxes (Merida)
Regente (Mexico City)
Hotel Los Bucaros (Antigua)
Kakchiquel hotel (Panajachel)
Peten hotel (Peten)
Biltimore Express (Guatemala City)
$3,641 $2,369 $2,064

Valid 2-Jan-14 to 22-Dec-14
Shared service unless indicated otherwise
Prices per person in USD $, subject to change without notice

Includes:
Welcome and transfer from airport upon arrival. Entrance fees on sightseeing, tours. Accommodations as noted in day-by-day itinerary (specific properties may be replaced others of same quality). Meals as per detailed in itinerary. Official English / Spanish speaking local guide on tours. 
 
Does not include:
Accommodation and services in Cancun. International and domestic flights. International and domestic airport departure taxes. Meals not mentioned in the itinerary. Optional activities. Personal expenses (laundry, beverages, communications, etc).

 

Local flights needed (not included):
Merida - Mexico City
Mexico City - Guatemala City

 

Notes:
- Prices in USDollars, minimum 2 passenger/s.
- A supplement will apply for solo travellers.
- Official English / Spanish speaking local guide on tours.
- Triple rooms with 2 beds only, hotels don´t guarantee 3 beds.
- Specific properties may be replaced for others of same quality.
- Check in at hotels is normally at 3pm. Check out at 12.00 (noon) .
- The order of the itinerary may be altered according to flight schedules.
- All prices may vary on special holidays, Easter week and/or long Weekends.
- It is recommended to start the Guatemala portion on Tuesday or Friday in order to match days in Chichicastenango.

- Services in shared basis (SIB) are only available from 7 am to 8 pm. Arrivals and departures out of this schedule will require private services.
- The itineraries are planned with great care, although for operational and weather reasons, it may be necessary to change the sequence of activities in the

itinerary or the specified route and visits, and though such cases are exceptional, in general the itinerary should be treated only as a basic guideline.
- Category of hotels is based on standards of the country (only to be used as a guide). One star being the most limited of services and, five stars having superior amenities and closer to international standards.
- Depending on the number of passengers, transport will be provided in shared service, based on a van (up to 9 pax) or a sprinter (up to 12 pax ) or a bus (up to 40 pax). For operational reasons the Chichen Itza tour (with drop off in Cancun) might be operated in a bus.
- Remember to contact  directly the embassy or nearest consulate to reconfirm this and if there is any other special requirement to enter the country (ies).
- We strongly recommend that prior to travel you purchase an appropriate travel insurance policy to cover delays, cancellation charges, cancellation of services, loss or theft of luggage or personal effects, medical expenses, accident and others.