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Caribbean & Cobblestones

Trip Length

Trip Code

10 days GSCT

Countries Visited

Belize, Guatemala, Mexico

Start City

End City

Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico Antigua Guatemala
Caribbean & Cobblestones

Some essential Spanish to get you by:
- Where can we surf? – Donde se puede hacer surf?
- It is hot, isn’t it? – Hace calor, verdad?
- A glass of red wine – un vino tinto
- I love you Miguel – Te quiero Miguel

(Was Central American Trails)

Caribbean & Cobblestones


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1-2: Cancun

Let's hope the next installment of The Real Cancun isn't being filmed when we arrive (well, some of you might not mind). Either way this place is pretty crazy. It's tourist central but a good spot for us to meet up and hit the beach.

Day 3: Tulum - Chetumal

These are some impressive ruins. They're all crumbly and clinging to a cliff-top over a lovely beach.

Day 3


Day 4-5: Caye Caulker

Head into Belize and catch a boat to Caye Caulker. Free time to dive/snorkel in the second largest barrier reef in the world or swing in a hammock under a palm tree.


Day 6-7: Flores - Tikal Ruins

Time for our third country - Guatemala. Stop by the Mayan ruins at Tikal (think Mel Gibson's Apocalypto minus the violence), before arriving in Antigua.

Day 8-10: Antigua

This is a city that feels more like a little town, full of cobbled streets and boasting three massive volcanoes huffing and puffing white smoke all the time.


Your Trip

Nuts and Bolts


• Gecko's expert English-speaking regional leader throughout the tour, and local guides at some sites.

• Orientation walking tour in Caye Caulker, Flores and Antigua.

• Sightseeing (including entrance fees and local guides): pre-Columbian walled city ruins of Tulum and ancient city of Tikal.

• Return speedboat ride from Belize City to the palm-fringed island of Caye Caulker.

• Guided walk to the summit of one of the volcanoes near Antigua.

• Free time to relax on the beaches of Cancun and Caye Caulker.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals

Transport

Accommodation

Not Included

International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, meals, all optional tours or activities during free time, entrance fees, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


Important Information

Important - A Word on Central America
Central America is different and that’s what makes it such an fascinating destination. You will find that things don’t always go according to plan or work the way they do back home. Buses and planes often run late and sometimes the water in your bathroom can run cold and the electricity fail. The locals live with these issues everyday. In order to get the most out of your holiday, a degree of patience, good humour and understanding is a definite advantage. If you approach your holiday with an open and enquiring mind, the warm welcome you receive from Central Americans will ensure you a rich and rewarding holiday experience.

Public Holiday Inconveniences
Please be prepared for the inconvenience of sights such as museums and churches being closed to tourists on public holidays (ie. Christmas Day and New Years Day). Throughout Latin America, most museums also tend to be closed on Mondays.

End Point
Please note that this tour ends in Antigua, Guatemala. The airport is known as Guatemala City (GUA).

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

16 October 2014


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