Mayan Sun–Southbound

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Justine "It was a great trip with a good group of people - very happy we choose the South Bound option as the country side just keep getting prettier! Areas for improvement: additional room keys provided where more than 2 people assigned; tips for drivers included in the tour price (it is not in our culture to tip and we often didn’t have cash on us. The seemingly mandatory tip being included in the tour ..."
14 reviews
Playa del Carmen


  • Dive and snorkel along the barrier reef
  • Swim under a natural hot waterfall
  • Shop for unique Mayan handicrafts
  • Visit Antigua’s volcano-lined shores
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay
Max Group Size
Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Ferry
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Christmas & New Year
G Adventures
Start in Playa del Carmen and end in Antigua! With the discovery tour Mayan Sun–Southbound, you have a 16 day tour package taking you from Playa del Carmen to Antigua and through Playa del Carmen, Mexico and 10 other destinations in Latin America. Mayan Sun–Southbound is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel 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: Playa del Carmen
  3. Day 3: Playa del Carmen/Caye Caulker
  4. Days 4-5: Caye Caulker
  5. Day 6: Caye Caulker/San Ignacio (1L)
  6. Day 7: San Ignacio
  7. Day 8: San Ignacio/Flores
  8. Day 9: Flores/Rio Dulce
  9. Day 10: Rio Dulce
  10. Day 11: Rio Dulce/Antigua Guatemala
  11. Day 12: Antigua Guatemala
  12. Day 13: Antigua Guatemala/Panajachel
  13. Day 14: Panajachel/San Juan La Laguna (1D)
  14. Day 15: San Juan La Laguna/Antigua Guatemala
  15. Day 16: Antigua Guatemala

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

14 Reviews

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  • Written on July 19, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    This tour is perfect for first-time travellers and those in their early 20s.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks Robert.
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  • Mayan Sun–Southbound reviewer 2
    Written on April 22, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    One of the best trips I’ve done so far. However, it would’ve been nice to spend more time in Mexico as we were there for 2days only & we didn’t have time to do much. I would recommend to book few extra nights so that you can explore Mexico on your own.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for sharing Mandichhya!
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  • D
    Written on March 8, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was amazing, I loved it! Our guide Manu was the perfect blend of local knowledge, awesome fun, and super organized. I would definitely travel with G Adventures again.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Appreciate it, thank you Debbie.
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  • BS
    Written on January 7, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    Itinerary was good, with appropriate stay time at each destination. Chris was an amazing guide who managed the group well. Homestay experience was average, would recommend changing for a lunch only, with more time at Panajachel or Casa del Mundo. Very... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    YES! Happy to hear that.Thank you Bernardo!
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  • A
    Written on October 13, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    First time traveling with G Adventures and I really enjoyed this tour! The itinerary was great. Snorkeling in Belize and visiting Tikal were absolute highlights. Antigua is a gorgeous city too with lots to do. The tour made travel easy and stress-free. One... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the honest review here April, we do appreciate it. Thank you for choosing to travel with us. Our world deserves more you!
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  • Mayan Sun–Southbound reviewer 6
    Written on September 3, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Exceeded expectations! It was a great tour and Sid made everything seamless and easy

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Amazing! Thanks for choosing to see this great corner of the world with us, and thanks for the review!
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  • AS
    Written on August 10, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    A great opportunity to see some of the highlights of central America - should include more of Mexico though

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for your thoughts here. We will add your view into the mix. Glad to see you had a great time.
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  • JM
    Written on April 24, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was a great trip with a good group of people - very happy we choose the South Bound option as the country side just keep getting prettier! Areas for improvement: additional room keys provided where more than 2 people assigned; tips for drivers included... Read more

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  • MB
    Written on June 23, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Excellent guide, amazing trip, not a single complaint.

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  • LD
    Written on November 9, 2016
    2.5 - Average

    The tour was very quick. Did not have enough time to properly explore in some places. The tour should include sumac champey. Ideally it should be five days longer to not feel so rushed. It was fun but really depends on what you want. If you're used to... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Lucia, thanks for taking the time here. This tour seems like it wasn't quite the right fit for you. We hope you fit the right travel experience that meets your style in future.
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Questions & Answers

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

    • Is it possible to climb to the top of the ruins?

      Yes you are allowed to climb to the ruins. The view is amazing!

    • What is the age range of the group?

      You can expect passengers with ages reanging between 18-39 years old only on this tour, since this is a YOLO tour. The tour nature includes fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

    • What is the group size of this tour?

      For this particular tour the maximum group size is 18 people but the average number per group is 14 people.

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    Mexico, Belize and GuatemalaBelize and GuatemalaGuatemala


    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 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.
    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.


    Playa del Carmen is the starting point and Antigua is the endpoint.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,240 km.
    • Playa del Carmen (Mexico)
    • 63 km
    • Cancun (Mexico)
    • 399 km
    • Caye Caulker (Belize)
    • 129 km
    • San Ignacio (Belize)
    • 57 km
    • Tikal (Guatemala)
    • 44 km
    • Flores (Guatemala)
    • 170 km
    • Rio Dulce (Guatemala)
    • 223 km
    • Antigua (Guatemala)
    • 50 km
    • Panajachel (Guatemala)
    • 23 km
    • Chichicastenango (Guatemala)
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