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
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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