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Ultimate Central America

Summary:

This sizzling circuit of Central America takes you to some stunning hotspots in Mexico, Belize & Guatemala. There'll be plenty of surfing, snorkelling and sipping something sweet under the shade of a palm tree - but this trip isn't just about the beaches....

Duration
20 Days
Countries
3
Next Departure
22-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 4,991.00
USD 4,567.00
Price per day
USD 228.00
Tour Type
Tour Type

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Operator
Contiki
Tour
Ultimate Central America
Age Group
18 - 35 Years
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Summary

This sizzling circuit of Central America takes you to some stunning hotspots in Mexico, Belize & Guatemala. There'll be plenty of surfing, snorkelling and sipping something sweet under the shade of a palm tree - but this trip isn't just about the beaches. You'll get stuck into Central America's rich culture as you taste tequila at a distillery, explore the ruins of ancient civlisations and eat food that will guac your world.

Map: Ultimate Central America (Contiki)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Start Puerto Vallarta
Day 2
Puerto Vallarta
Day 3
Puerto Vallarta To Guadalajara
Day 4
Guadalajara To Guanajuato
Day 5
Guanajuato To Mexico City
Day 6
Mexico City
Day 7
Mexico City
Day 8
Mexico City To Oaxaca
Day 9
Oaxaca
Day 10
Oaxaca To Merida
Day 11
Merida To Cancun
Day 12
Cancun
Day 13
Cancun To Playa Del Carmen
Day 14
Playa Del Carmen To Caye Caulker
Day 15
Caye Caulker
Day 16
Caye Caulker
Day 17
Caye Caulker To Tikal
Day 18
Tikal To Antigua
Day 19
Antigua Guatemala
Day 20
End Antigua

Travel Countries (3): Belize, Guatemala, Mexico

Travel Cities (17): Antigua Guatemala, Belize City, Cancun, Carmen, Caye Caulker, Chichén Itzá, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Guatemala City, Hidalgo, Merida, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta, Teotihuacán, Tikal

Highlights

Dining Summary

  • 7 Dinner (D)
  • 18 Breakfast (B)

Included Experience

  • Puerto Vallarta: Grab your new buddies and a Paloma cocktail. It’s time to feast on Mexican food and watch the sunset over the sea.
  • Discover how Mexico’s famous liquor is made. And knock back a cheeky shot or two.
  • Guadalajara: This work of architectural art was originally built as a place to care for disadvantaged people. Nowadays, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Guadalajara: Stroll around the official birthplace of tequila and mariachi music.
  • Guanajuato: Narrow cobbled streets. Colourful colonial architecture. Manicured gardens. You’ll see why this place is labelled ‘most beautiful city in Mexico’.
  • Mexico City: The candy-coloured buildings and antiquated streets make this one of Mexico’s most photogenic cities. And the perfect backdrop for an Insta shoot.
  • Mexico City: Craving some authentic tacos, pambazo or barbacoa? It’s time to galvanise your tastebuds.
  • Mexico City: Heads up culture vultures! Visit Coyoacan to walk in the footsteps of the famous artist. And check out the museum in her honour.
  • Mexico City: Admire the ‘City of Gods’: one of the first great cities of the Western Hemisphere. Although no one really knows who built it.
  • Oaxaca: Stroll the cobbled streets of one of Mexico’s most authentic cities. Sample the epic street food and revel in the laid-back pace.
  • Oaxaca: Test your courage with a ‘straight up’ of this potent national drink.
  • Oaxaca: Explore one of the earliest cities of MesoAmerica. Then hit up the market for some local keepsakes.
  • Oaxaca: Swoop into the capital of Mexico’s Yucatan region. Get set for a barrage of beaches, jungles, ancient Mayan sites and epic nightlife.
  • Merida: A photogenic fiesta of colour and culture. This is the perfect place to get a real taste of life in Yucatan.
  • Chichen Itza: Take a guided tour of this ancient Mayan city. Soak up the history and hear the myths and legends.
  • Chichen Itza: It’s time to live your best life, as you cool off in the emerald waters of this sinkhole. Don’t forget your camera!
  • Cancun: Get the party started with a Margarita and dinner with the gang. Gaze at the golden skies and bask in those mellow vibes.
  • Caye Caulker: Drift across the Caribbean Sea and watch the sun go down over Caye Caulker. This is how we roll.
  • Tikal: Spend the night in the rainforest. Your chance to walk in the footsteps of the ancient Mayans. And meet monkeys and toucans.
  • Tikal: Explore this epic Mayan ‘lost city’ in the heart of the jungle. And hear historic tales from a local expert. #bucketlist moment.
  • Tikal: Ah, Guatemala! A rainbow-coloured fiesta of Insta ops and the official 'birthplace of chocolate’. Heaven on earth.
  • Antigua Guatemala: Antigua is a ‘tale of two cities’. Here we’ll tour the ancient part (originally built by Spanish colonists) with a native guide.
  • Antigua Guatemala: Fill up on tostadas, enchiladas and all the other spiced dishes of your foodie dreams.

Travel Package

 

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Puerto Vallarta

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Antigua Guatemala

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