Explore the best of Central America visiting Panama, Cuba, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico on this 23-day journey, We start in fast-paced modern Panama city before heading to Old Havana with its tobacco plantations and its colourful streets. 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, where you can explore the pristine jungle and islands. Finally we return into Mexico to sample the beaches and ancient ruins of Tulum on the Yucatan peninsula before finishing in Mexicio city.
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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.
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.
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.
Hip Hotel - Tulum
Standard RoomSituated within Tulum National Park, this stylish hotel offers private access to a beautiful white sand beach. Each room has a veranda overlooking the tropical gardens or the Caribbean Sea. Hip Hotel Tulum is located just 1 km from the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum. The Sian-Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, which includes rainforests and coral reefs, is a 15-minute drive away. The Hip Hotel's beachfront bar-restaurant serves Mexican fusion cuisine and offers panoramic sea views. There is also coffee lounge with free Wi-Fi. Rooms have simple, elegant decor and a modern bathroom. All rooms include a safe, a ceiling fan and mosquito nets. Free bottled water is also provided.
Radisson Fort George Hotel - Belize
Colonial RoomWith sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea, access to a full-service marina and dive shop, and amenities that include a spa and on-site dining, the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina makes the perfect choice for a vacation getaway in Belize City. During your stay, unwind at one of two beautiful swimming pools or visit the hotel's dive shop for a snorkeling or scuba diving adventure. Three restaurants, a bar and a bakery keep you well fed, and a lounge and poolside bar provide refreshing beverages. To help you relax, the Nim Li Punit Spa offers massage and soothing therapies. At the end of a fun-filled day in the sun, find restoration inside air-conditioned rooms with views of the pool, garden or sea.
Villa Maya - Tikal/ Flores
Standard RoomSituated near the airport, in Santa Elena, this eco-friendly hotel is in the same area as Mundo Maya International Mall and Cathedral de Flores. Regional attractions also include Cerro Biotope Cahui. In addition to a restaurant, Hotel Villa Maya features an outdoor pool. Other amenities include a bar/lounge and a conference center. Guestrooms open to balconies with lake or mountain views and feature air conditioning, private bathrooms, and clock radios.
Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo - Lake Atitlan
Standard RoomThe Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo offers 39 rooms equiped with private bath, hot water, air conditioning, cable TV and a telephone line. During your stay you will sense the change of the landscape, but the same atmosphere of cordiality, and service that you experienced in La Antigua, nothing better than to devote yourself to contemplating the different colors of Lake Atitlan.
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.
Las Cuevas Hotel - Trinidad
Standard RoomBuilt in 1956 and located on a hill overlooking Trinidad and the Sugar Mills Valley, the Hotel las Cuevas used to be the only hotel in Trinidad. After a full-day exploring Trinidad, guests can relax in the hotel's large swimming pool before enjoying a tasty meal in the restaurant and enjoying the nightly cabaret show.
Los Frailes Hotel - Havana
Standard RoomThe peaceful and relaxing Los Frailes Hotel stands in the heart of Old Havana, just one block from the San Francisco de Asis Square. The building was once the mansion of the fourth Marquis and Captain of the French Navy, Don Pedro Claudio Duquesne. All of the en-suite rooms are air-conditioned and come equipped with an in-room safe, phone, satellite TV and mini-bar. The hotel itself has a cosy lobby-bar and a quiet courtyard, where guests can relax and reflect on their day. The hotel is also near a number of excellent restaurants and Cuban bars with live music.
Hampton by Hilton Panama - Panama City
Standard RoomLocated near Panama City's financial district, Hampton Inn Panama offers free Wi-Fi, an on-site gym and free daily breakfast. This modern hotel boasts extensive banquet and meeting facilities. Each room here is air-conditioned and includes a flat-screen cable TV, a mini-fridge and a small work desk. They also feature a coffee maker and a spacious bathroom with a hairdryer and premium toiletries. A wide variety of restaurants, including many serving international cuisine, can be reached within a 5-minute walk of the property. Plaza Concordia Shopping Centre is less than 500 m away.