Guatemala to Mexico

09/30/2022 through 12/27/2023
09/30/2022 through 12/30/2023
Intrepid Travel

Guatemala to Mexico

Travel the cobblestone streets of Antigua, through blissed-out Belize and along the Yucatan Peninsula to the beachside delight of Playa del Carmen on this 12-day adventure from the jungles of Guatemala to the beaches of Mexico. Crane your neck to gaze up stone temples with steps that lead into a jungle canopy in Tikal, stay in riverside Bacalar and sink your feet into white sands and clear waters in Tulum. From volcano-studded Antigua to the chilled-out charm of Mexico’s coast – this tour delivers a slice of action, a dose of history and culture, and some well-deserved relaxation.
IMPORTANT: At the moment, Belize requires a minimum 3-night stay in the Gold Standard Certified accommodation for any foreign visitors to the country.
As we only stay in Belize for 2 nights in our original itinerary, we’ll need to make a change to the trip to meet this requirement. Therefore, instead of crossing the border into Mexico and staying in Bacalar on Day 8, you’ll spend a night in a lovely riverside cabin in Orange Walk District in Belize and cross border into Mexico on Day 9 and continue your journey directly to Tulum. We’ll automatically revert to our original itinerary once the 3-night minimum stay requirement in Belize is dropped.


  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Antigua – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Livingston – River boat trip to Garifuna town
  • Flores – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Santa Ana Vieja – Cooperativa Nuevo Horizonte visit
  • Tikal National Park – Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Tortilla Making Demonstration
  • Tulum – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Playa del Carmen – Leader-led Orientation Walk


  • Learn some Spanish during an informal lesson in old-world Antigua, then put it to good use during the rest of your Central American adventure.
  • Wonder at steep, granite steps that reach into the sky while exploring the temples and monuments of Tikal: the seat of Maya power that mysteriously collapsed in AD950.
  • Explore Livingston: a unique riverside town where the local culture is heavily influenced by the Afro-Caribbean Garifuna population.
  • Walk along cobblestone streets and shop for local handicrafts in the tiny inland island town of Flores and learn the traditional methods of making tortillas in a small-group workshop.
  • Recharge and rejuvenate on the white sands of the Yucatan Peninsula, relaxing in stunning Bacalar and laidback Tulum.


Day 1 Antigua
Day 2 Antigua
Day 3 Rio Dulce
Day 4 Rio Dulce
Day 5 Flores
Day 6 Tikal / San Ignacio
Day 7 San Ignacio
Day 8 Bacalar
Day 9 Tulum
Day 10 Tulum
Day 11 Playa del Carmen
Day 12 Playa del Carmen

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