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Caribbean There, Done That

Trip Length

Trip Code

17 days GSRA

Countries Visited

Belize, Guatemala, Mexico

Start City

End City

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico Antigua Guatemala
Caribbean There, Done That

Mexico, Belize and Guatemala – three very tight Amigos. Play like a player in Playa del Carmen and take it easy in Tulum. Delve into island life and underwater worlds alike in Belize. Check out thetemples of Tikal, the markets of Chichicastenango and the lake vistas of Panajachel.

 

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

Caribbean There, Done That


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Playa del Carmen

Day 2-3: Tulum

These are some impressive ruins. They're all crumbly and clinging to a cliff-top over a lovely beach. It's an optional visit, but it's a good visit.

 

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: San Ignacio

Day 8-9: Flores - Tikal

Arrive in Guatemala and stay in Flores, an island town on Lake Peten Itza. There's an option to visit the Tikal ruins, which is a bit like the set of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto movie, minus the violence.

Day 10-11: Rio Dulce

Day 12: Antigua

Day 13: Chichicastenango/San Jorge La Laguna

Meals included: 1 dinner

Day 14: Panajachel

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Day 15-17: Antigua

With three nearby volcanoes puffing out white smoke, you won't have been to many places quite like Antigua.


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.
• Return speedboat ride from Belize City to the palm-fringed island of Caye Caulker.
• Free time to relax on the beaches of Playa del Carmen and Caye Caulker.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals

Transport

Accommodation

Meals

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).

Emergency Contact: Viaventure

24 Hour Emergency:+502 5778 4052 or + 502 5207 4914

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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