Secrets of the Maya
Join Bob on a spectacular once-in-a-lifetime journey through the heartland of the Maya World.
All expenses included: airfare from Cancun, helicopter tour of El Mirador, all meals, transportation, entrance fees and accommodations
Departures from Cancun. Guests responsible for drinks, personal items and tips. Double occupancy.
$3,870 USD per person (8 pax)
$3,700 USD per person (10 pax)
$3,600 USD per person (12 pax)
Single supplement of $600 USD
Day 1. Arrive in Cancun
Day 2. Fly to Guatemala City - Museum
Day 3. Copan afternoon tour
Day 4. Copan morning tour - Quirigua
Day 5. Tikal Museum
Day 6. Full day tour of Tikal
Day 7. Uaxactun pre-classic ruins
Day 8. El Mirador helicopter tour
Day 9. Walking + Boat Tour of Yaxha
Day 10. Xunantunich & Cahal Pech
Day 11. Lamanai ruins
Day 12. Cerros pre-classic ruins
Day 13. Dzibanche and Kinichna
Day 14. Depart from Cancun
Secrets of the Maya
Plan to arrive in Cancun on February 12. Once you board your hotel shuttle, your All-Inclusive Adventure begins. We will enjoy a group dinner and go over all last minute details. The next morning we return to the airport and fly directly to Guatemala City. Before checking into our hotel we will visit the excellent National Museum of Archaeology. Early the next morning we cross the border into Honduras and check into our hotel. We will have two sessions at Copan - the afternoon of Day 3 and the next morning to allow us sufficient time to see the entire site. Our next stop is the small but mighty site of Quirigua with its famously tall stelas. We end the day at a picturesque, water side hotel in Rio Dulce.
On Day 5 we drive to Tikal and will check out the museum and prepare for the next days in the Peten jungle. Day 6 is totally devoted to touring Tikal. Because we are staying directly at the site, the tour begins before all the tour buses arrive. Day 7 is a real delight. Uaxactun is a rare Maya site with pre-classic architecture in pure sight. We should have the site to ourselves. El Mirador is the hottest and least accessible site in the Maya World. Our helicopter tour from Flores is included in the tour price and is spectacular. We depart to nearby Yaxha on the morning of Day 9. This beautiful site is on a lake and you'll have a great time on the boat and walking tour.
On Day 10 we cross the border into Belize. Xunantunich and Cahal Pech are historically very significant and we'll do full visits at both. Our overnight is in the fun jungle town of San Ignacio. Lamanai is another site on a large lake and has perhaps the longest occupation history of any Maya site. We'll stay overnight on the lake itself. Before we cross into Mexico we stop first at another pre-classic site at Cerros. Rarely visited, you will be astounded by the monumental architecture at this ancient site.
On Day 13, we leave our hotel in Chetumal and stop at Dzibanche and Kinichna. Dzibanche is a mysterious and beautiful site that was the home of the infamous "Snake Kingdom" that dominated the Maya Lowlands for 200 years. We then return to Cancun prior to your departure the next day.
Why Choose Bob's MayaWorld Tours?
All-Inclusive all the time
Tour begins and ends in Cancun - less cost for you
Bob's MayaWorld has decades of experience in touring and study throughout the region
High quality accommodations and meals
Qualified and friendly guides (2 guides!)
El Mirador helicopter tour included!
You will learn how to identify Lowland Maya architectural styles
Fully insured and licensed operator
Well planned itinerary means more time onsite and less time on the bus
Full historical overview of Pre-Classic, Classic and Post-Classic Maya
Small tour size of 12 or fewer participants