Mexico & Guatemala overland tours
Description of Mexico & Guatemala overland tours
This epic overland small group tour takes place over 31 days and enables travellers to experience many of Central America’s most exciting archaeological epicentres, tropical jungles and captivating Caribbean coastlines.
Public transport, including first-class overnight buses, allow for loads of opportunities to live life like a local as you sit back and experience ever-changing scenery morphing from Mexico to Guatemala to Caye Caulker in Belize.
Spending time as part of a small group is all part of the adventure with an eclectic mix of city sightseeing, Mayan temples and beautiful beaches, adding to the classic combination of travelling and free time to explore.
From downtown Mexico City to the volcanic rim of Antigua via the Yucatan Peninsula, Oaxaca and the ruins of Palenque, this tour expands Central American horizons, in every sense, as well as providing plenty of chances to make new friends and have lots of fun along the way.
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1 Reviews of Mexico & Guatemala overland tours
Reviewed on 16 Jan 2023 by June Ibbotson
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
A good tour leader who was knowledgeable about all the places we visited
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
A reminder of long bus journeys and a lot of tolerance at border crossings given delays
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes to some extent
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Good apart from 1 hotel that wasn’t clean in the bedroom and had a non existent shower that just had a drip. The only positive was a good location
PlanetWe just can't get enough of the Amazon, not only as a jaw-dropping travel destination but also as a global treasure and this trip will help to ensure that the incredibly Amazon Rainforest is here for us to enjoy for generations to come! Our Amazon Fund will help support on the ground projects by the Foundation's long time partners Greenpeace and WWF. By booking your Latin American adventure with us you're helping us work towards a sustainable future for the Amazon.
PeopleThis trip gives you plenty of opportunities to get to know the culture and vibrant history of Latin America. There are numerous chances for local interaction as we cover so much ground using all means of public transport. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn from a friendly local who strikes up a conversation during your journey.
Your leader and the occasional local guide will be able to direct you to many local eateries throughout the trip, helping you discover real local fare at real local prices (and probably helping you learn some Spanish at the same time). All travellers are encouraged to explore with the group and on their own, learn a few words of the language and interact with the locals as much as possible.
Local guides are employed to help explain as much as possible about the cultural differences and the historically significant places that we visit. This also allows us to appreciate the importance of preserving and respecting these sites and to help us minimise the impact of our visits.
There are plenty of opportunities to support local merchants in the markets and stalls that we pass along the way. We can purchase traditional handicrafts from local artisans and learn more about the importance of preserving these crafts.