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Woah - what a trip. A sensory overload of people, places and culture along with the anticipation of what might appear around the next corner. Whoever put together the route for this tour, definitely did things in the right order. Colonial Antigua (Guatemala) nestling under a ring of volcanoes kick -started things beautifully. We moved smoothly through the cultural gears, visiting vibrant Mayan markets and villages on our way to Mexico and when we saw our first Mayan ruin at Palenque, we knew we'd reached the edge of travel nirvanah. Completing visits to three more Mayan temple sites, with a couple of days R&R on a Carribean Caye, thrown in, the best was saved for last. Tikal was breathtaking. No words can truly describe its majesty. A superb tour combined with a top, top guide. Thank you for something exceptional.
Reaching the top of Temple IV in Tikal was a special experience. Sitting on the top step, seeing the other temple tops thrusting skywards from the jungle canopy made you feel like you were really touching history
Walking around Chichen Ita's huge, echo -filled ball court with its small 'goal hoops' sent shivers down the spine. Tiny targets with your life at stake if you lost - who would ever want to play THIS game? But they did.
Armando Barazza was excellent. He got the feel of the group right from Day 1. As well as showing excellent knowledge and judgement, he showed endless patience and became a 'friend' as well as our guide.
When combined with the driver for the Mexico leg of our adventure (David from San Cristobal de las Casas ), they made a formidable team.
Arrive a day early in Antigua, it looked a great city and it would have been good to have had more time there.
Get to the Mayan sites early in the morning before the coach loads of other tourists get there! This way you can guarantee your photographs wont be crowd scenes :-)
The leader will always give a briefing on a specific site and you are then free to do your own thing or follow him on a guided tour.
Olly Leicester - Sales
It can get hot and sweaty here at times, so lightweight cotton (or quick-drying fabrics) is best as a starting point! Long sleeved shirts and trousers will help prevent mosquito bites, especially in the evenings when they could be buzzing around. You should also take a jacket and/or sweater for evenings, as it will cool down. Essential kit includes some sunglasses and a sunhat, along with good sunscreen. A lightweight waterproof jacket or rain poncho is optional, as you can get some tropical rain here now and again!
Karol Rogacki - Americas Operations
Yes, taking a mix of dollar denominations is the best idea for this trip. Taking cash is fine, as long you exercise the same degree of common sense you would at home. The leader will best advise you on changing it once you arrive. ATMs are becoming more common but you shouldn't rely on them 100%, in case there are any problems.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
Because of the distances involved, and the road conditions, some drives can feel long. However, there are ample opportunities to stop so you can grab something to eat or use the toilet. A long lunch stop is also within the itinerary, so you should have plenty of chances to stretch your legs!.
Karol Rogacki - Customer Operations
Most clients are eligible to travel via the US under the US Visa Waiver Programme, however to do this you must register for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority). This must be done prior to departure - more details can be found at www.exodus.co.uk/usvisa.
Rebecca Caldicott - Customer Operations
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