Playa del Carmen to Antigua

16 days from 892

Overview

Find your paradise somewhere between the blazing Mexican sun and the cool Guatemalan highlands on this 16-day odyssey. Wander Antigua’s cobblestone streets and its local markets before experiencing the diverse beauty of Lake Atitlán and its indigenous villages. Geared to the adventurer wanting to capture some of Central America’s finest highlights, this trip will ensure that you really pack some punch into those postcards home.

Day 1 Playa del Carmen

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Playa del Carmen

Enjoy free time to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm or the diving mecca of Cozumel. Or just play in the waves and enjoy the beach.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Carte Blanche

Day 3 Playa del Carmen/Caye Caulker

Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.

Days 4–5 Caye Caulker

Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Carte Blanche

Day 6 Caye Caulker/San Ignacio

Travel day from Caye Caulker to San Ignacio. Depending on departure time from Caye Caulker, there may be time to visit the small Maya ruin site of Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, or take a relaxing swim in the Mopan river.

Day 7 San Ignacio

Opt to visit the sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal or check out the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.

Day 8 San Ignacio/Flores

Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of the ruins of Tikal.

Day 9 Flores/Rio Dulce

Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.

Day 10 Rio Dulce

Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.

Day 11 Rio Dulce/Antigua

Enjoy an orientation walk of Antigua’s cobblestone streets, then take an included group salsa lesson and practice new moves out at night.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Hands-On Salsa Lesson

Day 12 Antigua

Enjoy a free day in Antigua. Opt to relax with a massage, soak up the culture in one of the city’s many cafés, or explore the nearby hills and towns by bike.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Carte Blanche

Day 13 Antigua/Panajachel

Travel to beautiful Lake Atitlán and enjoy the views.

Day 14 Panajachel/San Juan La Laguna

Embark on a boat ride across the lake before participating in a G Adventures-supported homestay with a local family. This area is known for stunning scenery and great shopping for Mayan handicrafts. Opt to bargain for colourful textiles and paintings at the lake’s markets.

Exclusive Inclusions:

G Adventures for Good Mayan Homestay Project

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 15 San Juan La Laguna/Antigua

Return to Antigua, and enjoy a Big Night Out with the group.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Big Night Out

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 16 Antigua

Depart at any time.

16 days – Playa del Carmen to Antigua

From 892

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Yolo

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 3 – Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 18, avg 14.

Age requirement: 18-39

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