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Maya Encounter - Intrepid Travel
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17 days

Maya Encounter

From Playa del Carmen to Antigua
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
16
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
3969
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
From
US $1,575
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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

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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

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    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

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    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start in Playa del Carmen and end in Antigua! With the In-depth Cultural tour Maya Encounter, you have a 17 days tour package taking you through Playa del Carmen, Mexico and 9 other destinations in Latin America. Maya Encounter includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  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: Lake Atitlan / Panajachel
  15. Day 15: Antigua
  16. Day 16: Antigua
  17. Day 17: Antigua
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
12 nights
Home-stay
1 night
Camping
1 night
Lodge
2 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.8
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.6
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  • Maya Encounter reviewer 1
    · March 11th, 2020
    Itinerary and its execution was fabulous
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks so much Margaret!
    Trip date: January 2020
  • Maya Encounter reviewer 2
    · November 20th, 2019
    Overall great tour! our guide was very informative and had loads of suggestions of what do and see in each place we visited.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • MC
    · November 15th, 2019
    The group was not cohesive and disagreements spoiled some experiences.
    Trip date: October 2019
  • Maya Encounter reviewer 4
    · October 21st, 2019
    The tour leader Sofi MADE the tour. Absolutely dedicated to her job and passengers
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    Trip date: September 2019
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Veryvaried trip so lots of different adventures. Very well organised and enough time spent in each place. Special mention to TANIA ROBLES our tour guide. She was very helpful and went out of her way to assist in the group's varied requests. Tania also... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    The opportunity to meet fellow travellers and the experiences offered
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Unfortunately, there are many reasons to give this score. The main reason has to be the poor selection of hotels. We stayed at a hotel named ""China Town"" while we were supposed to be experiencing Caye Caulker in Belize. China Town Hotel is not... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    First time traveling internationally. Was a wonderful and painless experience.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Just an unbelievable experience. I really got to experience these countries and not just in a high scale resort. It was incredible
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    1. The locations picked were good ones. 2. Our tour guide Pedro was very helpful and ensured we got the best of our trip.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel

Dates & Availability

17 days
Maya Encounter
From Playa del Carmen to Antigua
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

    Solo travellers do not have to pay a single supplement as this is a group trip designed for shared accommodation. You can be paired in multi-share accommodation with travellers of the same sex, which is a great way to get to know your group and enrich your travel experience!

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Good to Know

  • Currency
    BZ$
    Belize Dollar
    Belize
    Q
    Quetzal
    Guatemala
    $
    Mexican Peso
    Mexico
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types G, I. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types A, B, I. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types A, B, G. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B, G, I.

    Type A
    Belize, Guatemala and Mexico
    Type B
    Belize, Guatemala and Mexico
    Type G
    Belize and Guatemala
    Type I
    Guatemala
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Belize, Guatemala and Mexico. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Belize, Guatemala and Mexico. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Belize and Guatemala. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Belize, Guatemala and Mexico. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Belize. Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Guatemala. Ideally 10 days before travel.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • 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.
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    • For any tour departing before May 8th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after May 8th, 2021, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 26 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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