Mexico, Belize & Guatemala tour, Mayan encounter

A budget but beautiful journey around Central America’s Mayan marvels. With plenty of beach bliss thrown in. Staying in basic hotels along the way, and traveling in a small group.
Mexico: Playa del Carmen Yucatan Peninsula Tulum Belize: Caye Caulker San Ignacio Guatemala : Tikal National Park River trip on Rio Dulce Antigua Lake Atitlan Panajachel
US $1855US $1577ToUS $2480US $2185excluding flights
17 Days
Belize, Guatemala, Mexico
Small group
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Single supplement $610.
Up to US $540 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 19 Dec, 23 Dec, 26 Dec, 06 Jan, 09 Jan, 16 Jan, 20 Jan, 23 Jan, 27 Jan, 03 Feb, 06 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 27 Feb, 02 Mar, 05 Mar
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Description of Mexico, Belize & Guatemala tour, Mayan encounter


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US $1855US $1577ToUS $2480US $2185excluding flights
Single supplement $610.
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Small group budget tour, ideal for solos or couples:
This is one of our budget trips, designed specifically for travelers who still want the security of group travel without lots of added inclusions. These trips don't have many included activities & meals are rarely included in the price, giving you the opportunity to search out local restaurants and sample regional specialities to your heart's content. The amount of free time in these itineraries means that these trips often appeal to younger travelers looking to explore independently and tailor the trip to your own interests. You often won't spend too many days in any one place and you'll pack lots of different locations into your vacation.


3 Reviews of Mexico, Belize & Guatemala tour, Mayan encounter

3.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 24 Apr 2023 by

Two of the days in north Guatemala with some interesting natural history. Tikal was a good visit, and the Shaman and weaving demonstrations interesting Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Nov 2018 by

The visit to Tikal was the most memorable... The experience of living together with a Mayan family in Guatemala was amazing. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Sep 2015 by

Snorkelling in a coral reef amongst nurse sharks and other amazing sea life was an experience that we will never forget. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


The very ethos of our style of travel is responsible; small groups on fully escorted tours, experiencing the very best of a region, a culture and a landscape, with a friendly local hand guiding the way. Our itineraries are designed to give our travelers real life experiences without compromising the part of the world we are exploring; to travel responsibly is at the heart of our commitment as a global tour operator.

Our emphasis on tour is real life experiences. To this end, on this journey you’ll mainly use local buses to get around, as well as being by far the best option environmentally, this offers great opportunity for cultural interaction with your fellow bus travelers. Due to safety concerns however we do not use the brightly painted ‘chicken buses’ that are a common sight throughout Central America, instead using more modern inter-city coaches.

In addition to this we encourage all our passengers to take steps to ensure that their trip is environmentally responsible as possible. Your group leader will be on hand to assist with the appropriate disposal of rubbish en route, recycling wherever possible and we encourage all our travelers to use refillable water bottles with purification tablets rather than contributing to the rapidly escalating problem caused by the copious number of plastic bottles discarded globally on a daily basis.


This brilliant no-frills itinerary takes in the highlights of the ancient Mayan civilisation, giving travelers the opportunity to visit sites in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Focusing on low impact and even positive impact travel, this trip supports local industry and helps provide employment throughout the regions of Central America we visit. You’ll stay in small, locally owned budget accommodation, from hotels to a unique homestay in the famous market town of Chichicastenango (Chichi) and be accompanied throughout by a professional local group leader. There will be the opportunity during the trip to rent bikes and snorkelling equipment in Tulum, try kite surfing in Caye Caulker, go birdwatching in Tikal and buy local handicrafts at the enormous Chichi Market. Your group leader will help with all these arrangements and their local knowledge will be vital in helping you get the best deal!

Meals on this trip are at your own expense giving all travelers freedom to choose the places you eat. When dining together, your group will eat in traditional, locally owned restaurants, and during the day will purchase food en route from local vendors and small cafes.

Travelers wishing to visit the Mayan ruins dotted across the region will find their entrance ticket to the sites helps fund conservation and restoration projects, while the local site guides also benefit from the opportunities tourism brings to their region.

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