Mayan Encounter

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Playa del Carmen


  • Visit local coffee plantations
  • Shop the markets in Rio Dulce
  • See Rio Dulce's natural hot waterfall
  • Explore the Mayan ruins of Tikal
Age range
12 to 70 year olds
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle
Travel style
Discovery, Beach
Start in Antigua and end in Playa del Carmen! With the discovery tour Mayan Encounter, you have a 12 day tour package taking you from Antigua to Playa del Carmen and through Antigua, Guatemala and 12 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 and more.

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  • Mayan Encounter reviewer 1
    Written on August 30, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    First tour with G adventure, and it definitely won't be the last!

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  • MS
    Written on June 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was really outstanding. Pacing was right, accommodations were good, and the various events and things to see were impressive. It was likely more than we were expecting. Would recommend to others.

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  • KA
    Written on January 12, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Everything was great.

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  • Mayan Encounter reviewer 4
    Written on August 31, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was fantastic and full of opportunities to really experience Guatemala and Belize. I had an incredible time and would recommend this tour. Our guide was knowledgable and worked extremely hard to ensure that we got form a to be safety and on time.... Read more

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  • P
    Written on April 12, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    I went on my first Central America trip with G Adventures. Using both public and private transportation, it was a great way to see the country from a different point of view. Our accommodations gave the feel of Central America. Our guide Louis helped us... Read more

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  • Mayan Encounter reviewer 6
    Written on November 20, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was a fantastic introduction to Central America - I highly recommend! The optional activities were so much fun and allowed us to experience the highlights of the region in a short amount of time. Our guide Adri was the best! Her local knowledge,... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Antigua Guatemala
  2. Day 2 Antigua Guatemala/Rio Dulce
  3. Day 3 Rio Dulce/Flores
  4. Day 4 Flores
  5. Day 5 Flores/San Ignacio
  6. Day 6 San Ignacio
  7. Day 7 San Ignacio/Caye Caulker
  8. Day 8 Caye Caulker
  9. Day 9 Caye Caulker
  10. Day 10 Caye Caulker/Playa del Carmen
  11. Day 11 Playa del Carmen (1D)
  12. Day 12 Playa del Carmen

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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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.


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


Antigua is the starting point and Playa del Carmen is the endpoint.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 January 2019 the full payment of $1,274 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1274 for Mayan Encounter, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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Covering a total distance of approx 1,297 km.
  • Antigua (Guatemala)
  • 223 km
  • Rio Dulce (Guatemala)
  • 33 km
  • Livingstone (Guatemala)
  • 173 km
  • Flores (Guatemala)
  • 44 km
  • Tikal (Guatemala)
  • 44 km
  • Flores (Guatemala)
  • 108 km
  • Actun Tunichil Muknal (Belize)
  • 21 km
  • Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve (Belize)
  • 47 km
  • Xunantunich (Belize)
  • 9 km
  • San Ignacio (Belize)
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