BEST SELECTION & PRICESBEST SELECTIONBEST PRICESTRUSTED PAYMENTS

Maya Encounter

Most Wanted Sale
ends in 32:56:30
This tour is operated by
Maya Encounter - Intrepid Travel
Maya Encounter - Intrepid Travel
Excellent
26 reviews
Starts
Playa del Carmen
Destinations
+10
Ends
Antigua
Map

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 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Camping, Lodge
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Mini-coach, Ferry
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure
Start in Playa del Carmen and end in Antigua! With the in-depth cultural tour Maya 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. Maya Encounter is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

26 Reviews

Excellent
71%
Good
29%
Average
0%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
0%
Write a review
  • ES
    Written on May 29, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I did like most the group and the Snorkeling Tour in Belize
    Show detailed ratings

  • RK
    Written on February 2, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    wonderfull tour
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Rehmat, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We hope to see you on another trip again soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
    Show detailed ratings

  • DD
    Written on January 29, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our trip with Erhard exceeded all expectations! His kind and easy manner created great chemistry among the group. We felt informed, supported, safe and exited about each adventure he led us through! A great trip!!!
    Show detailed ratings

  • SF
    Written on December 19, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Such an interesting tour! Good mix of culture, fun, relaxing and not too many travel days.
    Show detailed ratings

  • DB
    Written on March 19, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Had a great time, loved the countries we visited. Having a great tour guide (Pablo Matute) & a great bunch of travellers made all the difference.
    Show detailed ratings

  • Maya Encounter reviewer 6
    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.
    Show detailed ratings

  • Maya Encounter reviewer 7
    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.
    Show detailed ratings

  • 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!

Itinerary

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

What's included

Expand all
  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Flights

  • Insurance

Download PDF Brochure

Video

Main Page Video

Questions & Answers

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

  • 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.

  • Why should I choose TourRadar?

    There are many other benefits to booking through TourRadar as well- We will beat any operator price being offered- so saving money is the first benefit! Also, TourRadar adds cash credits to your account after confirming your booking with us. You can use this rewards credit towards your next eligible tour booking. The reward credit is displayed on the tour booking page and of course you can combine these with any valid operator discounts too. TourRadar credits do not expire. It all adds up.

    TourRadar charges no booking fees, hidden credit card fees, change fees or cancellation fees. Tour operators and travel agents sometimes add change or cancellation fees. We will always be upfront about this and never add booking fees or surcharges.

Ask a question

What are people saying about TourRadar?

  • Carlos4th June 2018
    Was very pleased with the ease that I was able to understand, and navigate your website. Have actually been looking at several other tour companies, some have played phone tag with me. Others have not bothered to return calls. Their websites have been difficult, to work and understand. Am super excited to be working with you. Am now working on finding affordable airfare. Thanks again. Looking forward to a wonderful adventure. Have already been giving several friends your info.

Availability

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Maya Encounter

Select Departure Month
  • Upcoming departures
  • August 2018
  • September 2018
  • October 2018
  • November 2018
  • December 2018
  • January 2019
  • February 2019
  • March 2019
  • April 2019
  • May 2019
  • June 2019
  • July 2019
  • August 2019
  • September 2019
  • October 2019
  • November 2019
  • December 2019
  • January 2020
  • February 2020
  • March 2020
  • April 2020
  • May 2020
  • June 2020
  • July 2020
  • August 2020
  • September 2020
  • October 2020
  • November 2020
  • December 2020
STARTENDSEATS LEFTSAVE NOW PRICE
  • Saturday
    Aug 25, 2018
    from Playa del Carmen
    17 Days
    Monday
    Sep 10, 2018
    to Antigua
    0 seats left
    $54
    USD $1,296
  • Saturday
    Sep 8, 2018
    from Playa del Carmen
    17 Days
    Monday
    Sep 24, 2018
    to Antigua
    6 seats left
    $56
    USD $1,334
  • Saturday
    Sep 15, 2018
    from Playa del Carmen
    17 Days
    Monday
    Oct 1, 2018
    to Antigua
    9 seats left
    $54
    USD $1,296
  • Saturday
    Sep 29, 2018
    from Playa del Carmen
    17 Days
    Monday
    Oct 15, 2018
    to Antigua
    10+ seats left
    $378
    $1,350
    -28%
    USD $972
  • Saturday
    Oct 6, 2018
    from Playa del Carmen
    17 Days
    Monday
    Oct 22, 2018
    to Antigua
    10+ seats left
    $54
    USD $1,296
  • Saturday
    Oct 13, 2018
    from Playa del Carmen
    17 Days
    Monday
    Oct 29, 2018
    to Antigua
    6 seats left
    $56
    USD $1,334
  • Saturday
    Oct 20, 2018
    from Playa del Carmen
    17 Days
    Monday
    Nov 5, 2018
    to Antigua
    10+ seats left
    $54
    USD $1,296
  • Tuesday
    Oct 23, 2018
    from Playa del Carmen
    17 Days
    Thursday
    Nov 8, 2018
    to Antigua
    10+ seats left
    $56
    USD $1,349
  • Saturday
    Oct 27, 2018
    from Playa del Carmen
    17 Days
    Monday
    Nov 12, 2018
    to Antigua
    10+ seats left
    $56
    USD $1,349
  • Saturday
    Nov 3, 2018
    from Playa del Carmen
    17 Days
    Monday
    Nov 19, 2018
    to Antigua
    10+ seats left
    $56
    USD $1,349
Show more departures

Monthly price comparison

About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

Peso
Mexico
$
Dollar
Belize
Q
Quetzal
Guatemala

Plugs & Adapters

Mexico, Belize and GuatemalaBelize and GuatemalaGuatemala

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 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 21 October 2018 the full payment of $972 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $972 for Maya 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 1,178 km.
  • Playa del Carmen (Mexico)
  • 61 km
  • Tulum (Mexico)
  • 281 km
  • Caye Caulker (Belize)
  • 129 km
  • San Ignacio (Belize)
  • 90 km
  • Flores (Guatemala)
  • 44 km
  • Tikal (Guatemala)
  • 186 km
  • Rio Dulce (Guatemala)
  • 223 km
  • Antigua (Guatemala)
  • 59 km
  • Chichicastenango (Guatemala)
  • 23 km
  • Panajachel (Guatemala)
Show all destinations

Why book with TourRadar

Best Price Guarantee
If you book with TourRadar and within 24 hours you find a better price than $972 for the same tour, TourRadar will pay you the difference
Safely book online
All your details are safely protected by a secure connection
3,584 tours in Latin America
covered by 128 different operators in Latin America
No Cancellation Fee
TourRadar does not charge any additional cancellation fees. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date.
7 Genuine Reviews
All reviews are verified from travellers who went on Maya Encounter

Trip Details

  • Last modified (date)

  • Validity

  • Introduction

  • Style

  • Physical Rating

  • Physical preparation

  • Joining point

  • Joining point description

  • Joining point instructions

  • Finish point

  • Finish point description

  • Finish point instructions

  • Safety

  • Visas

  • Why we love it

  • Is this trip right for you

  • Health

  • Food and dietary requirements

  • Money matters

  • What to take

  • Climate and seasonal

  • A couple of rules

  • Emergency contact

  • Responsible travel

  • Travel insurance

  • Your fellow travellers

  • Itinerary disclaimer