MEXICO, BELIZE AND GUATEMALA HIGHLIGHTS FOR TRAVELLERS AGES 18 - 35

The one that gives you turquoise waters & blissful panoramas in Guatemala, Mexico & Belize

Want to sip a cocktail and soak up some rays on some paradise beaches? Live out your Tomb Raider fantasies zip-lining through jungles and exploring ancient ruins? This is the trip for you. Experience the best of both worlds with a 50/50 split of beaches and forests, cruising through bucket-list Caribbean encounters across 3 amazing countries. Spend a week snorkelling, zip-lining, sightseeing & encountering local, authentic experiences that will stay with you forever.

February 13 - 22, 2025 

From $3,598 CAD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1 - Cancun

There’s no time for mucking around…we’ve got exploring to do. Traveller, welcome to Cancun where you'll be letting the good times roll - and the good times start now. Fun is the name of the game today in this stunning white sand beach spot. Thrillseekers could take a trip to some hidden waters deep in the tropical jungle. A bit of rural island hopping, ziplining a stint at Garrafon Natural Reef Park, a visit to some ancient Mayan ruins and finally some more swimming is all on offer. Explore the offshore coral reefs and caves while the sunshine ripples through the crystal clear water. Then back to Cancun where you can grab seafood by the seashore with the crew.

Accommodation: Ocean View Arenas Cancun (or similar)

Day 2 - Cancun

Cancun is a hub of fiery entertainment… known for way more than party vibes. Powdery beaches, endlessly swimmable waters and laid-back taco joints (basically all you need, no matter your mood.) Your Trip Manager knows this place like the back of their hand too, so you're guaranteed to be in the know on all the best spots to head for the evening.

Chill with a Sunset Beach Dinner

Get the party started with a Margarita and dinner with the gang. Gaze at the golden skies and bask in those mellow vibes. 

Swim with Whale Sharks

What’s the best way to check out Cancun’s glorious shores? We’ll show you. Hop onto a jungle speed boat for a ride across the ocean. Just another way Mexico will boost your adrenaline. 

*additional cost applies 

Chill on the Beach at Isla Mujeres

We’ll travel by catamaran across to one of the prettiest islands in the Caribbean, known for its beaches and swanky scuba diving spots. Grab a book & soak in the sunshine. Hit the waves or just chill with your crew. There are no rules, and there’s no better place to be. 

*additional cost applies 

Explore the Jungle in a 4x4

The most adrenaline-fulled way to explore the tropical jungle of Puerto Morelos! Head deep into the forest with your crew to check out twisting trails and jaw-dropping greenery. 

*additional cost applies 

 

 

Accommodation:  Ocean View Arenas Cancun (or similar)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Cancun to Playa Del Carmen

Cancun - Get ready for your next adventure this morning as we're heading to the beautiful shores of Playa del Carmen. A bit of retail therapy never hurt anyone, so how about a stroll down Paseo del Carmen shopping centre to spend some pesos?

Playa del Carmen - You'll fall head over heels for this sun-kissed seashore town. For the food addicts amongst you, a plethora of seaside bars and restaurants are here to blow your mind with their delicious cocktails and local recipes.

Accommodation: Wyndham Garden Playa del Carmen (or similar)

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Playa Del Carmen to Caye Caulker

Playa del Carmen - Mexico, you've stolen a slice of our hearts forever but with Belize & the Caribbean Island of Caye Caulker on the horizon, we're not feeling too sad...

**PLEASE NOTE: this day may be replaced with another night in Playa del Carmen when the Belize Ferry is not operating as scheduled. Caye Caulker activities will be rescheduled so all inclusions and optional experiences are still offered as per itinerary. A Free Time Add On Activity of ATV riding may also be offered by the Trip Manager when the itinerary has 2 nights in Playa del Carmen.

Caye Caulker - Hello heaven. Rub your eyes, blink and blink again - yes this pinch-yourself tropical paradise truly is real, This evening is all about enjoying the last dregs of sunshine, sampling fresh seafood and getting down to some reggae rhythms...

Accommodation: Tropical Paradise Hotel (or similar)

Included Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Discover Ancient Mayan Cenotes

Take a guided tour, with a chance to cool off and bathe in the Paradise Lagoon.

*additional cost applies 

 

 

Day 5 - Caye Caulker

You’ll need a big breakfast today because you're free to do whatever you want, which could mean a whole lot of exploring. Belize has a spectacular Barrier Reef that's just begging to be discovered, so grab a snorkel and get out there. Back on land, it's all about sandy streets flanked by palm trees and dotted with cafes and bars lined with colourful hammocks, painted tables and the most laid-back vibes we know. You'll be begging to stay longer. And your wish is our command.

Snorkel Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley

Put on your snorkelling gear! We’re taking a dip into the crystal clear waters at Hol Chan. Keep your eyes peeled! You might just spot a sneaky stingray floating around your legs! 

*additional cost applies 

Snorkel across a local reef

Snorkel through the clearest waters and swim besides the natural wildlife there: colourful fish, some coral reefs, and maybe a turtle or two if you're lucky!

*additional cost applies 

 

Accommodation: Tropical Paradise Hotel (or similar)

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Caye Caulker

Another free day to soak up the vibes of this beautiful city, and spend some more time in the water. Snorkel, siesta, or sip something sweet as you watch the golden sunset over the shimmering waters. Bliss. 

Sail at sunset

Drift across the Caribbean Sea and watch the sun go down over Caye Caulker. This is how we roll.

 

 

Accommodation: Tropical Paradise Hotel (or similar)

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Caye Caulker to Tikal

Caye Caulker - Water taxis will whizz us back to the mainland across the glorious underwater playground you've become so well acquainted with over the last few days, landing us back in the arms of Belize City.

Belize City - It’s a super swift passing by of the beloved Belize City before we take to the road to journey across the border into yet another stunning country: Guatemala.

Tikal - This leg of the trip will see you travel overland through Guatemala’s Peten forests. This afternoon before we drop anchor at our hotel, you could zoom around the treetops like a monkey but securely attached on a zipline of course! Later on you will doze off to the tranquil sounds of the nature all around you, but in a comfy bed with all the amenities you need.

Stay in Tikal National Park

Spend the night in the rainforest. Your chance to walk in the footsteps of the ancient Mayans. And meet monkeys and toucans. 

Jungle Ziplining

Time to strap up & put your adventure face on! Here, you’ll zipline through the Guatemalan jungle. 

*additional cost applies 

 

Accommodation: Hotel Tikal Inn (or similar)

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 8 - Tikal to Antigua

Tikal - Rise early today to watch the sun stretch over the the top of the Mayan ruin Templo IV. Not a bad way to start the day, hey?

Flores - We'll then take a guided tour of the crumbling ruins before a trip to the island of Flores, where we'll have lunch and time for shopping before flying this afternoon to Guatemala's capital city and then on to beautiful Antigua.

Antigua Guatemala - This place isn't just about the dreamy scenery - there's plenty of history to soak up too. You'll notice colorful rooftop gardens dotted amongst the crumbling colonial buildings and you'll hear the clip clop of the horse drawn carriages that are still a favoured form of transport today. You'll be glad to know there are two peaceful nights planned here in the old colonial town set right beneath two massive volcanoes.

Guided tour: Tikal National Park

Explore this epic Mayan ‘lost city’ in the heart of the jungle. And hear historic tales from a local expert. #bucketlist moment.

Fly into Antigua (Guatemala)

Ah, Guatemala! A rainbow-coloured fiesta of Insta ops and the official 'birthplace of chocolate’. Heaven on earth.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Las Farolas

Included Meals : Breakfast

Day 9 - Antigua Guatemala

Start with a tour with our guide to learn about the local architecture, tiny squares, and fountains. Don your explorers cap this afternoon and head off for some ME time. Being able to choose your own adventure could take you up Pacaya Volcano on a guided hike. If you’d rather produce those endorphins by making (and eating) your own chocolate, then that is also a rather delicious option where you'll learn about the process from start to end and take home the results of your efforts. Guatemalan delights tonight? Yes please. We'll get local over chiles rellenos (or peppers stuffed to the brim with vegetables, meat and sauces). You're sure to hear a collective mmmm.

Explore Colonial Antigua with a local

Antigua is a ‘tale of two cities’. Here we’ll tour the ancient part (originally built by Spanish colonists) with a native guide.

Taste a Guatemalan feast in Antigua

Fill up on tostadas, enchiladas and all the other spiced dishes of your foodie dreams.

Pacaya Volcano Hike

Hikes & volcanoes. You can’t really go wrong. Today, we’ll make our way to the top of the Pacaya Volcano. 

*additional cost applies 

Visit a Native Chocolate Museum

Did this trip just get better? Yep. It did. Because you can make your own chocolate at this museum. 

*additional cost applies 

 

 

Accommodation: Hotel Las Farolas

Included Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - Antigua Guatemala

Morning global roamers, we came, we saw, we sizzled. We'll fuel up on one last breakfast together, then it's time to wipe away the tears and do those final friend requests because today you're homeward bound with firm plans in full steam for a Contiki 2.0 reunion in Asia. See you next time!

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