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Mayan Encounter

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Mayan Encounter - Intrepid Travel
Mayan Encounter - Intrepid Travel
Excellent
21 reviews
Starts
Playa del Carmen
Destinations
+10
Ends
Antigua
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Highlights

  • Marvel at the coral reefs of Cozumel
  • Hike ancient ruins at Tikal National Park
  • Kayak the waters of the Rio Dulce
  • Experience a Guatemalan homestay
Age range
15 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Camping
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Mini-coach, Ferry
Start in Playa del Carmen and end in Antigua! With the in-depth cultural tour Mayan Encounter, you have a 17 day tour package taking you from Playa del Carmen to Antigua and through Playa del Carmen, Mexico and 9 other destinations in Latin America. Mayan Encounter is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • Mayan Encounter reviewer 1
    Written on March 15, 2013
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fantastic tour guide, totally made our trip! David Reyes went out of his way to make our experience of Central America a fantastic one. I think my favourite part of the trip was snorkeling in Caye Caulker, and the Tikal Temples.
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  • Mayan Encounter reviewer 2
    Written on October 26, 2012
    4.5 - Excellent

    Amazing trip. Our tour guide Juan Carlos was fantastic (probably the best tour guide I ever had). Would recommend the Mayan Encounter tour to anyone.
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  • A
    Written on December 26, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    Really enjoyable.

  • A
    Written on December 6, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    A great way to see some highlights of central America, particularly Mayan history.

  • A
    Written on November 19, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent trip - Ronnie was great!

  • A
    Written on September 22, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great! The group leader was very, very organised and professional.

  • A
    Written on September 18, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    I had a great trip and thought Pedro did a good job!

  • A
    Written on September 3, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Awesome adventure that more than satisfied our expectations.

  • A
    Written on May 30, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    Overall the trip was very enjoyable! My highlights were the excitement of jumping on n off chicken buses with the locals, the Tikal ruins site among the jungle,the snorkeling out of Caye Caulker and the bright colours and pebblestone streets of Antigue

  • A
    Written on May 27, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was so well put together and organised. We saw so much in such a short space of time! The places and variety of activities in each place were awesome! Thank you for such an awesome trip!

Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Playa del Carmen
  • Day 2: Tulum
  • Day 3: Tulum
  • Day 4: Caye Caulker
  • Day 5-6: Caye Caulker
  • Day 7: San Ignacio
  • Day 8: San Ignacio
  • Day 9: Tikal
  • Day 10: Rio Dulce
  • Day 11: Rio Dulce
  • Day 12: Antigua
  • Day 13: Chichicastenango/San Jorge La Laguna
  • Day 14: Panajachel
  • Day 15: Antigua
  • Day 16: Antigua
  • Day 17: Antigua

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • May 1, 2017

    Is the single supplement mandatory?

    The single supplement is completely optional. You are not required to pay a single supplement to join the tour. The tour price advertised is based on a twin share basis, if you are a single traveller you will be roomed with a passenger of the same gender. The single supplement optional cost is if you would like your own room on the tour.

  • May 1, 2016

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    About the countries

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    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Belize and Guatemala. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Belize. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Guatemala. Ideally 10 days before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Playa del Carmen is the starting point and Antigua is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 December 2017 the full payment of $1,216 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1216 for Mayan Encounter, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,181 km.
    • Playa del Carmen (Mexico)
    • 61 km
    • Tulum (Mexico)
    • 281 km
    • Caye Caulker (Belize)
    • 129 km
    • San Ignacio (Belize)
    • 90 km
    • Flores (Guatemala)
    • 47 km
    • Tikal (Guatemala)
    • 186 km
    • Rio Dulce (Guatemala)
    • 223 km
    • Antigua (Guatemala)
    • 59 km
    • Chichicastenango (Guatemala)
    • 23 km
    • Panajachel (Guatemala)
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