Backpacking through Mexico, Guatemala & Belize (15 days) (departs from Cancun)

This 15-day youth travel backpacking adventure through Mexico and Central America includes an incredible variety of cultural and outdoor activities.

You will hike in the subtropical and dense tropical jungles of the region, kayak through pristine wetlands, snorkel above spectacular Caribbean coral reefs, enjoy exploratory boat trips through protected natural areas of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, snorkel in freshwater cenotes and underground rivers and discover some the most beautiful waterfalls in these three countries.

Join us on an unforgettable adventure through the region that was once dominated by and remains home to the enigmatic Maya culture.

DAY 1:
Arrival at Cancun.
Transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Cancun.

DAY 2:
Ferry to Isla Mujeres.
Bike tour of the island.
Afternoon at North Beach.
Overnight in Cancun.

DAY 3:
Transfer to Maya village of Nuevo Durango.
Adventure activities that include:
Rappelling
Caving
Overnight in Nuevo Durango.

DAY 4:
Transfer to Chichen Itza.
Guided tour of the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders.
Swim in Cenote Ik-Kil.
Transfer to and overnight in the colonial city of Merida.

DAY 5:
City tour of Merida.
Transfer to Becal, capital of the Panama hat production.
Tour with local artisans.
Transfer to and overnight in the coastal colonial city of Campeche.

DAY 6:
Transfer to Palenque in the State of Chiapas.
Guided tour of the archaeological site of Palenque.
Overnight in the town of Palenque.

DAY 7:
Tour of Agua Azul (Blue Waters) national park.
Transfer to the colonial mountain village of San Cristobal de las Casas.
City tour of San Cristobal de las Casas.
Overnight in San Cristobal de las Casas.

DAY 8:
Boat tour of the Sumidero Canyon.
Transfer to and overnight in Palenque.

DAY 9:
Transfer to Mexican border town of Nueva Alianza.
River rafting on the Lacanja River.
Overnight in Nueva Alianza.

DAY 10:
Transfer to Tikal, Guatemala.
Guided tour of the archaeological site of Tikal.
Overnight in the town of Tikal.

DAY 11:
Transfer to Mountain Equestrian Center, Belize.
Hiking and horseback riding activities available.
Overnight at the Mountain Equestrian Center.

DAY 12:
Transfer to Maya village of Kantemo, Mexico.
Tour of caves for bat and snake observation.
Bike tour around lagoon.
Afternoon/night tour in search of crocodiles.
Overnight in Kantemo jungle.

DAY 13:
June through August: whale shark snorkeling.
September through May: guided tour of the archaeological site of Tulum.
Overnight in Tulum.

DAY 14:
Snorkel with sea turtles.
Swim and snorkel in fresh water cenotes.
Overnight in Tulum.

DAY 15:
Transfer to Cancun International Airport.

Price: $1,490

Features

Your Backpacking through Mexico, Guatemala & Belize (15 days) (departs from Cancun) includes the following:

  • Bilingual staff
  • Land transportation
  • Lodging
  • Breakfast
  • Entrance fees
  • All equipment required
Details
  • Tour duration: 14 nights, 15 days
  • Tour departure: From Cancun (details will accompany your reservation confirmation)
  • Activity level: easy to moderate
  • Clients who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participate
Recommendations

Please bring the following to your Backpacking through Mexico, Guatemala & Belize (15 days) (departs from Cancun):

  • All personal biking equipment (bikes & equipment available upon request)
  • Biodegradable sunscreen/repellent
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit
  • Comfortable walking/hiking shoes
  • Suitable and sufficient clothing
  • Rain coat
  • Camera
  • Torch or headlamp
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Extra $$ for beverages, lunches, dinners, tips, souvenirs etc…
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