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Pyramids and Playas

Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - Caribbean Beaches Tikal

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14 Days: $1163 plus $161 for food/parks. Hostel nights not included.

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Pyramids and Playas - 14 Days

Our Pyramids and Playas adventure bus trek promises to inspire the archeologist inside of you, while offering the tranquility of white-sand beaches and starry nights! This two-week backpacker adventure explores the ancient temples and lush jungle waterfalls of the Mayan peninsula, including Belize and Guatemala.

After our morning departure from Cancun, we head straight for the beachside ruins of Tulum to soak up the warm sun and surf of the Caribbean from the shoreline pyramids. A sacred swimming hole is a great follow-up for a dip and dinner before our overnight drive to the border. Once we breeze into Belize, a scenic afternoon drive delivers us to the Macal River Valley and the village of San Ignacio. Options here include inner-tubing around the ruins, getting lost in town, or just taking it easy at our jungle camp.

Tikal is considered by many to be the archeological highlight of the trip. Enter the ruins to catch the sunset from Temple Four, or get in early for sunrise from the South Acropolis. After rolling through the Peten Jungle and a stop at Poptun and Finca Ixobel, we're off by boat for a night in Livingston. Hang out in the cafes of this Garifuna influenced town, or hike to the outlying jungle waterfalls.

After relaxing at a hidden hot waterfall near Lake Isabella, we check out Castillo San Felipe, which guards the lake's entrance. We then make our way to the village of Rio Dulce, hub of the surrounding aquatic byways. Bidding Guatemala good-bye, we point the bus north and head back to Belize.

Leaving our rolling home behind, we ferry to Cay Caulker for three days of island bliss. Here you will be surrounded by excellent beaches, where you can snorkel your days away, kayak to the key's uninhabited neighboring islands, or simply soak up some rays before an evening in one of the beachside bars.

We then journey to Majahual, a sleepy little town tucked away on a remote Caribbean beach. Optional activities here include scuba diving to fishing the turquoise seas. We wrap up our trip with afternoon good-byes in Cancun.

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