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Mayan Sun Southbound: Boat Rides & Ruins - G Adventures
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Mayan Sun Southbound: Boat Rides & Ruins

From Playa del Carmen to Antigua
Tour Operator:
G Adventures
Max group size:
18
Age range:
18 to 39
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
7381
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Highlights

  • Dive and snorkel along the barrier reef
  • Swim under a natural hot waterfall
  • Shop for unique Mayan handicrafts
  • Visit Antigua’s volcano-lined shores

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Itinerary

Start in Playa del Carmen and end in Antigua! With the Discovery tour Mayan Sun Southbound: Boat Rides & Ruins, you have a 16 days tour package taking you through Playa del Carmen, Mexico and 10 other destinations in Latin America. Mayan Sun Southbound: Boat Rides & Ruins includes accommodationin a hoteland 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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    4.1
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Transport
    Good
    3.9
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.6
  • Food
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  • Mayan Sun Southbound: Boat Rides & Ruins reviewer 1
    · October 4th, 2019
    Very enjoyable, the people on the tour made the experience! Sal was very organized and was able to give additional info when asked! Highly recommend!
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks Sarah.
    Trip date: September 2019
  • RL
    · July 19th, 2019
    This tour is perfect for first-time travellers and those in their early 20s.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks Robert.
    Trip date: June 2019
  • Mayan Sun Southbound: Boat Rides & Ruins reviewer 3
    · April 22nd, 2019
    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. Show more
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for sharing Mandichhya!
    Trip date: April 2019
  • D
    · March 8th, 2019
    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.
    Trip date: February 2019
  • BS
    · January 7th, 2019
    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... Show more
    G Adventures commented on this review
    YES! Happy to hear that.Thank you Bernardo!
    Trip date: December 2018
  • A
    · October 13th, 2018
    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.... Show 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!
    Trip date: July 2018
  • Mayan Sun Southbound: Boat Rides & Ruins reviewer 7
    · September 3rd, 2018
    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!
    Trip date: August 2018
  • AS
    · August 10th, 2018
    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.
    Trip date: July 2018
  • JM
    · April 24th, 2018
    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... Show more
    Trip date: April 2018
  • MB
    · June 23rd, 2017
    Excellent guide, amazing trip, not a single complaint.
    Trip date: April 2017

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Mayan Sun Southbound: Boat Rides & Ruins
From Playa del Carmen to Antigua
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • Is it possible for me to get a room to myself?

      Unfortunately that option is not available on this tour. The prices are all based on a twin share basis, where you will be paired up with a traveller of the same gender.

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      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
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      Type G
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      • 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.
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