Mayan Discovery
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Mayan ruins peeking out from verdant jungle, street vendors hawking their wares on colonial streets, pristine white-sand beaches sparkling under the Caribbean sun — now this is the real Yucatán. On this unique 15-day journey, you’ll tour the ruins at Chichén Itzá and Palenque, and head deep into the jungle of Guatemala to experience the ruins of Tikal. You're free to choose your own adventure! So escape the resort packages and witness all the incredible wilderness, wildlife, and Mayan culture — past and present — that you can imagine.

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Destination & Sightseeing

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Playa del Carmen
Arrive at any time.

Playa del Carmen/Mérida
Travel to Mérida, stopping en route for a guided tour of Chichén Itzá. Enjoy an orientation walk of Mérida.

Mérida
Opt to visit the ruins of Uxmal or swim in cenotes (underground pools) in the Yucatán.

Mérida/Palenque
Sit back and relax on a travel to Palenque in the lush jungle of Chiapas.

Palenque
Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque.

Palenque
Enjoy a free day to explore Palenque and surroundings. Opt to visit the Mayan ruins of Yaxchilán and Bonampak.

Palenque/Flores
Journey through the jungle by private vehicle, crossing into Guatemala and continuing on to Flores. Explore Lake Petén Itzá and the island of Flores.

Flores
Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of Tikal archaeological site. Relax on Lake Petén Itzá and go for a swim.

Flores/San Ignacio
Cross the border into Belize and travel to San Ignacio. Enjoy an included pottery demonstration and local lunch at a G Adventures-supported women's pottery cooperative.

San Ignacio
Enjoy free time to visit the sacred Mayan cave, Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the Mountain Pine Ridge area or see the lesser-known Mayan ruins of Xunantunich or Caracol.

San Ignacio/Caye Caulker
Travel to Caye Caulker and enjoy this tropical paradise. Rent a bike and organize activities for the next day.

Caye Caulker
Spend the day exploring Caye Caulker and the marine life in the area.

Caye Caulker/Playa del Carmen
Full travel day to reach Playa del Carmen, the last stop of the adventure.

Playa del Carmen
Enjoy a free day to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm. Enjoy dinner at a G Adventures-supported community restaurant with a youth-focused art program.

Playa del Carmen
Depart at any time.

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