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Number of Reviews: 23 Overall score: *****
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La Ruta Maya

La Ruta Maya

5
An excellent adventure ,no hard slogs . My companion had major surgery on her spine four months before tour,and with the help of guide Armando Barraza, she really had a great time.
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La Ruta Maya

La Ruta Maya

5
I could not have asked for a better introduction to the countries visited in the itinery. The areas we stayed in Guatamala were surrounded by volcanoes, but due to crops being burned there was always a smoggy haze that obscured their beauty. Mexico exceeded my expectations, a beautiful country with the people to match. As we were out of season, many of the visited sites up to Chichen Itza were uncrowded which added to the delight of the group. On the Caribbean coast we stayed at a lovely all inclusive resort for 2 nights which was a bit of a shock as it was only rated as a standard hotel, we all thought it should have been classed a comfortable hotel. Belize again was a stunning country where we stayed on the island of Caye Caulker. I can highly recommend the snorkelling on the island. Alcoholic drinks were expensive on the island though. The trip notes tell you about some of the long drives, the longest was about 11 hours, but there were stops every 2 hours of so, giving time for bathroom stops and stretching of legs which was greatly needed. I also believe that there are more speed humps in Guatamala and Mexico then anywhere in the world.
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La Ruta Maya

Experience the Indigenous Way

5
This trip is an excellent way to learn about the Mayan ways from the Pre-Classical period in antiquity all the way through to the struggles of the Mayan people in today's world. Be prepared to swat up on some amazing history along the way. The tour begins in the UNESCO-listed city of Antigua and then proceeds across various settlements with significant Mayan populations in Guatemala and Mexico . The marks of civil wars of the 1900s are never far away. Our guide Armando seemed to be a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of local life and history. The ruins are well-selected and interspersed with great sights. Highlights for me included swimming in Cascadas de Agua Azul and in a cenote in Yucatan. I loved the groove of Caye Caulker and snorkelling on the reef is a must. Tikal was the climax of the tour with a walk in the jungle accompanied by birds and monkeys. The panorama over the landscape from the highest pyramid was marvellous.
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La Ruta Maya

La Ruta Maya

5
This was an excellent trip with a good balance of activities. The Mayan sites were impressive particularly: Tikal is spectacular, Palenque was very good Uxmal which is very special. Chichen Itza is far too busy but the way this visit was planned ensured that we saw it before the hordes arrived. Antigua and Lake Atitlan are also both very special places. Other highlights were the coast at Tulum and Caye Caulker and the very beautiful Agua Azul. Some of the towns such as San Cristobel and Campeche are just lovely. We were particularly lucky to be with our guide Armando. He is so well organised, friendly, perceptive of people's needs and knowledgeable. He was always relaxed and happy and fun to be with. I'm not sure how he could possibly have been better - if you go on a trip with this guy you can be sure it will be good. We also had some good food and stayed in several really lovely hotels. It is made clear in the notes that there are long journeys - you need to be prepared for this. However I would thoroughly recommend this tour, especially if Armando is the guide.
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La Ruta Maya

La Ruta Maya

5
Plenty of mayan sites to see plus the added bonus of some holiday time on the beach (you will need it). I was prepared for the long days travelling and I think it was worth it to be in more remote areas of Guatemala.
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An amazing 2 weeks

5
We absolutely loved our trip! So much was crammed into the 2 weeks - be prepared for the long drives which are mentioned in the trip notes (we found some to be slightly longer than listed), but the travelling is a must if you are to fit in everything this trip has to offer. We loved the variety of places visited on the trip, with a good balance between Mayan ruins, colonial towns, lakes and beaches. The hotels were mostly very nice, the highlights were the hotel in the jungle in Palenque and the all inclusive hotel set on the beach in Tulum. The hotel in Belize was a bit of a disappointment.
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La Ruta Maya

La Ruta Maya

5
This trip more than lived up to expectations. The Mayan sites are breathtaking, the scenery in places stunning, and the programme very varied - including wildlife spotting, snorkelling, etc, as well as the historical sites. There is a lot of driving, and some early starts, but it's not arduous.
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La Ruta Maya

La Ruta Maya

5
Excellent sites - didn't know about Tikal before I went as was aware of Chichen Itza but this was amazing. Was aware before going that there would be long journeys but some were too long. Exodus need to look at day from Lake Atitlan to San Cristobal de las Casas as this was 12 hours - too long. Great companions on the trip.
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