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The Pacal Tour
Landmark Tour of Mexico Guatemala

The Pacal Tour

15 Nights from £4220


Accommodation

  • Mexico City - 1 night
  • Palenque - 1 night
  • Mérida - 2 nights
  • Chichén Itzá - 1 night
  • Cancún - 1 night
  • Tikal - 2 nights
  • Jungle lodge - 1 night
  • Antigua - 3 nights
  • Chichicastenango - 1 night
  • Lake Atitlan - 1 night
  • Antigua - 1 night

What's included

  • 17 Days / 15 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

Tailor this itinerary to match your interests and preferences. Start planning your journey with our experts for specialist knowledge, experienced advisors, expert guides and professional management.


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INSPIRATION
TO IMPLEMENTATION

1. Specialist Knowledge
Specialist UK Tour Operator for Central and South America - Authentic travel experiences exploring life in Latin America


2. Experienced Advisers
Each itinerary is carefully crafted with a specialist advisor to create a unique programme focused around you


3. Expert Guides
Travel accompanied by hand-picked guides, who integrate your interests and preferences into exclusive excursions


4. Professional Management
We are always at your service to provide an outstanding quality of support and service throughout your journey


Our wealth of knowledge and experience in creating complex and simple itineraries enables us to enrich your journey so you can focus on enjoying your trip.

TESTIMONIALS

The Mayan route


Powerful civilisations flourished for centuries before they mysteriously weakened and abandoned their cities to the encroaching jungle. On this tour we have the opportunity to visit some of the most important Mayan archaeological sites, stay at a remote jungle lodge, admire the traditional weavings, markets and observe the culture of their descendants.


Day by Day Summary

Tailor this itinerary to match your interests and preferences. Start planning your journey with our experts for specialist knowledge, experienced advisors, expert guides and professional management.


Mexico City
Days 1 - 2

Mexico City

Day 1 - Mexico

Depart Monday on the daytime flight to Mexico City. Overnight there.

 

Day 2 - Vlahermosa

Morning flight to Vllahermosa and by road to Palenque for 1 night. After lunch, visit Aqua Azul, a rainforest region of lush trees overhanging beautiful warm waterfalls, crashing into clear pools.

Palenque & Merida
Days 3 - 4

Merida

Day 3 - Palenque and flight to Merida

Early morning at Palenque ruins set at the edge of the Sierra de Chiapas rainforest. A superb site comprising ornate carvings that provide many insights into the Mayan culture. Afternoon flight to Mérida for 2 nights. The main plaza is bordered by graceful buildings and trees, gleaming white patios blending colonial and Mayan designs.

 

Day 4 - Uxmal

On Day 4 we take a full day tour to Uxmal, a fine example of the ornate Puuc style. Perfectly restored, it shows intricate building decorations in lattice work and mosaics. 

 

Chichen Itza and Cancun
Days 5 - 6

Chichen Itza

Day 5 - Chichén Itzá

Morning journey to the archeological site of Chichén Itzá. Witness the technical skill and knowledge of the Mayas at this mighty, austere site which encompasses several pyramids and buildings spread over a large area. The tallest pyramid was a cosmological observatory, its 365 steps representing the solar year.

 

Day 6 - Cancún

Continue to Cancún for 1 night.

Tikal
Days  7 - 8

Tikal

Days 7-8 - Tikal

Flight to Tikal where we stay 2 nights. With an expert guide we visit the mysterious pyramids and temples, some still entangled in vines and creepers. The peaks of the temples rise out of the jungle offering a truly magical image.

Ruins of Ceibal
Day 9 

Day 9 - Ceibal

Continue on to the ruins of Ceibal, hardly excavated and hidden deep in the forest. Continue to Sayaxche and then by canoe to our basic jungle lodge overlooking a tranquil lagoon for 1 night. The rooms are simple with private facilities.

 

Antigua
Days 10 - 12

Antigua

Days 10-12 - Aguateca

Morning walk in the forest at the unique site of Aguateca where the ancient builders of a retreating empire used a deep ravine to protect one of their last strongholds. Return to Flores for a flight to Guatemala City and transfer to Antigua for 3 nights. Antigua has cobbled streets and Spanish colonial architecture, with delightful interior courtyards restored to their original splendour and now used as hotels, restaurants and shops. A wonderful city, full of character in which to relax, walk and experience the colonial heritage.

Chichicastenango
Day 13

Chichicastenango

Days 13 - Indian market

You have a private guide, driver and transport for three full days and 2 nights, staying first at a colonial hotel in Chichicastenango to visit the colourful open-air Indian market, and church with its delightful blend of Catholic and pagan religions. Continue to the shores of Lake Atitlán and stay one night at our beautiful lakeshore hotel, set amidst lush gardens and stunning lake scenery. 

Panajachel
Days 14 - 16

Lake Atitlan

Day 14 - Lake Atitlán

We take a boat trip across the lake to Santiago Atitlán at the foot of three towering volcanoes to visit an Indian community trying to maintain its traditions and customs.

Day 15 - Market at Solola

Visit the market at Solola, a small picturesque village overlooking the lake and return to Antigua for 1 night.

Day 16 - Return to UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, arriving on Day 17 (Wednesday).

TOUR PRICES

Please contact us for prices if not shown below.

Category


Travel Dates

Tourist

Single

Traveller

Travelling Together

Double Room

Own Room

First

Single

Traveller

Travelling Together

Double Room

Own Room

2 Dec-30 Jun, 6 Sept - 9 Dec

£6090

£4220

£5002

£6916

£4622

£5278

1 July - 5 Sept, 10 Dec - 24 Dec

£6184

£4314

£5096

£7010

£4716

£5372


Flight Upgrades

Business Class

Low Season

+ £2677

High Season

+ £2573


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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 17 Days / 15 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

Accommodation

  • Mexico City - 1 night
  • Palenque - 1 night
  • Mérida - 2 nights
  • Chichén Itzá - 1 night
  • Cancún - 1 night
  • Tikal - 2 nights
  • Jungle lodge - 1 night
  • Antigua - 3 nights
  • Chichicastenango - 1 night
  • Lake Atitlan - 1 night
  • Antigua - 1 night

Tailor this itinerary to match your interests and preferences. Start planning your journey with our experts, for first-hand advice and inspiration.

020 8762 0616

Open at 9am on Monday