Explore some of the highlights of Central America visiting Mexico, Belize and Guatemala on this 21-day adventure. We start in fast-paced Mexico City before heading south to the Mayan ruins of Palenque and colonial beauty of San Cristóbal de la Casas. We continue into fascinating Guatemala, many a traveller’s favourite, with its many colonial towns, pristine lakes and towering volcanoes. From Guatemala City we fly to the fascinating Mayan ruins of Tikal which for many years were hidden in the jungle before continuing into Belize to explore its jungle and islands. Finally we return into Mexico to sample the beaches of Tulum on the Yucatan peninsula.
|Antigua, Cancun, Caye Caulker, Lake Atitlan, Quetzaltenango, San Cristobal, Tikal, Tulum, Villahermosa|
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Other meals where stated
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Standard category from US$1803
There is a huge range of resort accommodation available in Cancun/ Playa del Carmen area. Ask your sales consultant about some of the options.
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Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:
1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.
2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.
3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.
4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.
5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.
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The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.
Hotel Krystal - Cancun
Standard RoomThe Krystal Resort offers guests the best of both worlds. On one hand its location in the heart of Cancun's bustling entertainment district is perfect for those wanting to sample the lively nightlife. On the other hand, the resort itself is set within peaceful gardens and on a stretch of Cancun's famous white-sand beach, perfect for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the outside world. The resort's stylish marble floored rooms offer stunning views of either the Caribbean Sea or Cancun Boulevard and come equipped with air-conditioning, mini-bar, electronic in-room safe, and flat screen TV. After a day on the beach or enjoying treatments in the on-site spa, guests can indulge in some fine cuisine in one of the resort's restaurants before enjoying a cocktail in the bar.
Rosa del Viento - Tulum
Standard RoomRosa del Viento was built with minimum environmental impact making use of available resources from the surroundings, combining the construction with the lush vegetation. Each room has King Size bed, wireless internet, safe, laundry and room service from 7:30 am to 23:00 pm. The voltage of electrical outlets is 110 volts.
Seaside Cabanas - Caye Caulker
Standard (No Breakfast) RoomSeaside Cabanas is a hotel situated right on the beach on the beautiful Island of Caye Caulker. The hotel architecture blends Belizean and Mexican styles with the use of thatch, local woods and bright colors. The interiors are cool and modern with artwork from Belize and other parts of the Caribbean. Seaside Cabanas features the only freshwater swimming pool as well as 16 air-conditioned rooms, a two-story bar and a gift shop. All rooms are individually designed and feature a Queen size bed or two double beds, air-conditioning, cable TV, fridge, and view to the Caribbean Sea.
Black Rock Lodge - San Ignacio
Riverview RoomBlack Rock Lodge's stunning rainforest surroundings offer abundant opportunity for exploration and adventure. Whether canoeing down the pristine Macal River, horseback riding to the Flour Camp caves, or hiking up the various Canyon trails, the abundant diversity of the local flora and fauna is inspiring. The Lodgeâs 13 cabins boast stunning views of Black Rock Canyon, the Macal River, and the surrounding rainforest and wildlife. An inviting hammock is provided to enjoy the spectacular surroundings in total relaxation. The cabins are airy one-room structures built to take advantage of the fresh mountain breezes. Fully screened windows and high pitched roof lines create a bright and refreshing rainforest home for our guests. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms and closet areas. Simply decorated, the cabins display artwork created by local artisans and craftspeople.
Casona de La Isla - Tikal/ Flores
Standard RoomHotel Casona de La Isla is located in Flores, a quiet island town which is connected to the mainland town of Santa Elena by a narrow causeway. The hotel is simple but comfortable, and conveniently located close to restaurants and shops. From the hotel?s common areas guests can enjoy beautiful views of Lake PetÃ©n ItzÃ¡ and some islets. Casona de La Isla features a restaurant and recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and spa tub.
Hotel Meson de Maria - Antigua
Standard RoomConstructed in harmony with the colonial style and beauty of La Antigua Guatemala, 'The Hotel Meson de Maria' was established in a finely restored mansion of the XXII century and provides a relaxed and refined. The hotel is located in the heart of La Antigua Guatemala, just a few steps from the Calle del Arco, which is our main street, just 150 meters from the Main Plaza You can enjoy the sound of the water fountain while you walk through the beautiful corridors where you can admire the decoration of the rooms . On the third floor we have a roof top terrace with the best view of the Agua, Fuego and Acatenango volcanoes which surround the valley.
Casa del Mundo - Lake Atitlan
Standard RoomCasa del Mundo is a quaint hotel located in a remote location near the small, village of Jaibalito with wonderful views over the lake and its surrounding volcanoes. The hotel is built on a hillside along the lake with the main rooms and buildings up, away from the lakeshore so guests do have to climb up and down a number of stairs to get from the dock to their room and also between the rooms and the main hotel building. The hotel has 17 rooms of which 9 rooms have a private bathroom and there is a bar and restaurant. The restaurant offers guests breakfast and lunch 'a la carte' but operates a family style dinner. While the hotel does not have a pool, it does have a Jacuzzi that can be reserved at hotel reception, at an additional cost. This hotel is a good option for the active, budget traveler looking for quiet and secluded accommodation.
Casa Mexicana - San Cristobal de las Casas
Standard Roomhe Hotel Casa Mexicana is located in the beautiful mountainous and colonial city of San Cristobal. It is centrally located within walking distance of many historical sites. Casa Mexicana offers all the amenities, comforts and personal services of a fine hotel, relax in the interior sky-lit garden, enjoying the original mexican art treasures assambled here. The guest rooms are all open into the gardens or private courtyards. The Hotel Casa Mexicana was built with the idea of offering to the guests a little bit more than just a hotel, the goal was to create a space filled with art, folk - art and the presence of nature, which is very Mexican.
Ciudad Real Palenque - Palenque
Standard RoomLocated just ten minutes from the archaeological zone and five minutes from downtown Palenque, the Hotel Ciudad Real is one of the best places to stay while enjoying all Palenque has to offer. Set among magnificent gardens the hotel’s en-suite rooms come equipped with air-conditioning, in-room safe, cable TV and telephone. After exploring the city and the ruins, guests can relax in the garden or swim in the pool before enjoying a tasty meal in the on-site restaurant, which serves traditional Mexican dishes, and a night of live music in the bar.
Hilton Villahermosa - Villahermosa
Standard RoomDiscover Hilton Villahermosa & Conference Center, the closest hotel to the International Airport of Villahermosa, and offering complimentary transportation. The hotel is located just fourteen minutes from the City Center with easy access to the ancient Mayan city of Palenque and the business district of Tabasco 2000. This modern Villahermosa hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service to Gallerias Tabasco, Altabrisa Shopping Mall and downtown.
Hampton Inn and Suites - Mexico City
Standard RoomThis historic hotel offers stunning architecture from the 1800s combined with modern amenities such as free high-speed internet access, only blocks from the Zocalo and Historic District of Mexico City. Hampton Inn & Suites Mexico City - Centro Historico features a free hot breakfast every morning. After breakfast, adults can work out in the fitness centre, while the kids enjoy the games room. A variety of historical and cultural attractions are only steps away and Benito Juarez International Airport is within 8 km of the Mexico City Hampton Inn.