Maya World and Garifuna
Adventure Tour Mexico
In Mesoamerica flourished one of the most important civilizations in the world
In Mesoamerica flourished one of the most important civilizations in the world; the Maya developed here math, architecture, literature, medicine and spirituality among other disciplines in a complex society ruled by powerful kings, who often were the heirs of the gods in earth, today we may visit the remains of their magnificent temples, palaces and cities among the jungle in the Maya World.
The Garifuna people or Garinagu, are the descendants of indigenous Caribs and African slaves who managed to escape from British and Spanish Caribbean plantations or survived shipwrecks, who originally lived in the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent.
The original diaspora was transplanted to the Central American coast from the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent at the end of the 18th century, after living initially in the islands of Jamaica and Roatan; today the majority of the population resides in the Honduras Gulf, particularly in southern Belize, Livingston Guatemala, Nicaragua and the United States. In 2001 UNESCO proclaimed the language, dance and music of the Garifuna as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Early in the morning we will depart towards San Ignacio, Belize, after going through the Belizean custom and immigration services, we will visit Lamanai archaeological site, before we continue towards our lodging. Overnight in San Ignacio midasbelize.com
San Ignacio offers an array of activities, from cave tubing, to archaeological sites you may choose an optional activity to enjoy the area. In the evening we will have our New Year’s celebration. Overnight in San Ignacio midasbelize.com
Today we will depart towards Guatemala where we will visit Tik’al archaeological site, one of the most important cities of Meso America during the classic period. Overnight in Tikal. tikalinn.com/en
After our visit to Tik’al archaeological site we will continue our journey to Rio Dulce where we will arrive to our lodging to enjoy swimming in the river or an optional tour to the hot springs. Overnight at Finca Tatin. fincatatin.com
In the morning we will take a Kayak tour on the Rio Dulce along the canyon until we reach Livingston where we will spend the afternoon in this Garifuna village. Overnight at Finca Tatin. fincatatin.com
On our route to Copan Ruinas we will visit Quirigua archaeological site, where we will find the tallest Mayan Stella ever found, after discovering it, we will continue our journey to the border with Honduras where we will find our next lodging. Overnight at Casa de Café Bed & Breakfast. casadecafecopan.com
We will use the morning to enjoy the beauty of Copan archaeological site along with our licensed tour guide, we will use the afternoon at leisure to visit the town on a pleasant walking tour. Overnight at Casa de Café Bed & Breakfast. casadecafecopan.com
Today we will travel towards Antigua, twice the former capital of Guatemala, a most beautiful colonial city.
Overnight at Casa Mia Hotel facebook.com/casaiantigua
h Enjoy the beauty of the city on our Antigua City tour which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Overnight at Casa Mia Hotel facebook.com/casamiantigua
Santo Tomás Chichicastenango hosts a famous market where vendors sell handicrafts, food, flowers, pottery, wooden boxes, condiments, medicinal plants and several other objects, including textiles and masks used by dancers in traditional dances. After our visit we will continue our journey towards Guatemala City.
For some of us today will be the last day of the tour, at the convenient time you will be transferred to La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City. Buen Viaje! End of services.
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USD $1,965 in double occupancy + USD$455 single occupancy.
- Modern, clean, air-conditioned vehicle for all our private transfers
- Great gastronomy
- Entrance fees to all the proposed archaeological sites
- New Year’s Eve dinner
- Kayak tour at Rio Dulce
- Bilingual licensed tour guides in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize
- Knowledgeable explanation of the history, legends and traditions of
Mexico, Guatemala & Belize
- Guided service, commitment to your needs and interests, advice on
any situation you may require orientation and the certainty that you are dealing with a professional, experienced company
- Professional driver
- Insurance onboard the van (Travelers should arrange their own medical
and cancellation insurance)
- Souvenir Water bottle and unlimited purified water refills
- Onboard fruit snacks
WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED
- Airborne transportation before, during or after the tour
- Optional activities
- Souvenirs, meals or drinks
- Personal expenses
- Room service, drinks or beverages, telephone calls, gratuities, etcetera
- Airport transfers other than the included
- Visas or entry / departure taxes.
- Any other expenses not specified on the tour description.
The itinerary is a minimum guideline for the places to visit and activities. There will be endless opportunities to learn, enjoy and admire this country. We will make every effort to provide the best experience according to the itinerary.
The tour starts on December 30th in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico and ends on January 9th in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Using the local currencies is a good idea. Most restaurants take credit cards. ATM’s are easily accessed. Some things you will need money for are dinners, beverages, tips, souvenirs and other items of a personal nature.
Light, short walks on level ground, with some stairs to climb. There are a few activities that may require more exertion, which can be optional.
INSURANCE & OTHER DOCUMENTS
You must have travel health insurance and provide a copy.
You may wish to consider trip cancellation insurance.
You must have a valid passport and provide a copy.
You must provide emergency contacts.
** Aditional services
We take credit and debit cards at no extra charge.
For an additional fee, extra services such as additional ground transportation and early or extended stays can be arranged directly through One Percent Travel, Rare & Unique Experiences.
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