18-29s holiday in Central America

““Dive headfirst into Central America’s waters, jungles and ancient sites on this 16 day adventure, along with a small group of like minded travellers.”

Highlights

Playa del Carmen | Tulum | Caye Caulker | San Ignacio | Tikal National Park | Rio Dulce | Antigua | Chichicastenango | San Jorge La Laguna | Panajachel

Description of 18-29s holiday in Central America

This 16 day Central American holiday is aimed at people between the ages of 18 and 29, so you’ll have a ready group of like minded travellers to share your adventures with. You’ll be travelling across Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, using modern local intercity coaches to get around and staying in small, locally owned budget digs, from hotels to guesthouses to homestays.

Your tour kicks off in Playa del Carmen, where there’s time for snorkelling, sunbaking and sampling the local beers before heading out on the road. Highlights of your trip include the epic ruins of Tikal National Park; the waterfalls, mountains and Mayan relics around San Ignacio;
Tulum, where you can chill out on one of the region’s most beautiful beaches in the shadow of a pre-Columbian walled city; snorkeling hotspot Caye Caulker, home to Shark Ray Alley and the world's second longest barrier reef; and the famous market at Chichicastenango, a colourful and authentic Guatemalan experience.

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Responsible tourism: 18-29s holiday in Central America

Environment

We encourage all our passengers to take steps to ensure that their trip is as environmentally responsible as possible. Your group leader will be on hand to assist with the appropriate disposal of rubbish en route and recycling wherever possible. We also encourage all our travellers to use refillable water bottles with purification tablets rather than contributing to the rapidly escalating problem caused by the copious number of plastic bottles discarded globally each day.

Our main aim on tour is to provide you with authentic, local experiences. To this end, on this journey you’ll use largely local buses to get around. As well as being by far the best option environmentally, this offers great opportunity for cultural interaction with your fellow bus travellers. Due to safety concerns however we do not use the brightly painted ‘chicken buses’ that are a common sight throughout Central America, instead using more modern inter-city coaches.

As a company we are very aware of the negative effect carbon emissions have on our environment and as such operate a carbon neutral policy. We do this by offsetting the ground emissions of all our passengers on all our trips. On this particular journey that equates to 141kgs of carbon offset per passenger, per departure. We also offer all our travellers the opportunity to offset the cost of their international travel with us. Since 2007 we have offset over 45,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. That's equal to the amount of carbon that 2,796,047 trees would absorb over 10 years or taking over 4,753 passenger cars off the road for an entire year!

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The very ethos of our style of travel is responsible; small groups on fully escorted tours, experiencing the very best of a region, a culture and a landscape, with a friendly local hand guiding the way. Our itineraries are designed to give our travellers real life experiences without compromising the part of the world we are exploring; to travel responsibly is at the heart of our commitment as a global tour operator.

This brilliant no-frills itinerary takes in the highlights of the ancient Mayan civilisation, giving travellers the opportunity to visit sites in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Focusing on low impact and even positive impact travel, this trip supports local industry and helps provide employment throughout the regions of Central America we explore. You’ll stay in small, locally owned budget accommodation, from hotels to a unique homestay in the famous market town of Chichicastenango (Chichi) and be accompanied throughout by a professional local group leader. There will be the opportunity during the trip to rent bikes and snorkelling equipment in Tulum, try kite surfing in Caye Caulker, go birdwatching in Tikal and buy local handicrafts at the enormous Chichi Market.
Your group leader will help with all these arrangements and their local knowledge will be vital in helping you get the best deal!

Meals on this trip are at your own expense giving all travellers freedom to choose the places you eat. When dining together, your group will eat in traditional, locally owned restaurants, and during the day will purchase food en route from local vendors and small cafes.

Travellers wishing to visit the Mayan ruins dotted across the region will find their entrance ticket to the sites helps fund conservation and restoration projects, while the local site guides also benefit from the opportunities tourism brings to their region.

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