9-night Mayan Culture & Natural Wonders Cruise/Land Package

Cruise Line:
Tauck - Cruise Division
Ship:
Le Champlain
Destination:
Cancun/Puerto Morelos
Departure Date:
1/16/2020
Length:
9
Offer ID:
1350432
from
$9190


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Cancun
1/16/2020
1/16/2020

Cancun is an exciting, master-planned resort area on the Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean side of Mexico. Until a relatively short time ago, this land had been largely untouched since the mysterious departure of the great Mayan civilization over 700 years ago. This exotic, tropical wonderland embraces its historic ancestry, yet offers almost unlimited sights and activities for people of all ages. There are archaeological sites on Cancun, but visitors are drawn to ancient Mayan cities at nearby Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, and others. This fascinating resort area also claims some of the most spectacular beaches and clear waters in the world. The white, fine powder beaches run into the turquoise- and emerald-colored waters of the Caribbean, providing an unbelievable setting for swimming, surfing, sailing, game fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, biking, golf, tennis, cruising, bullfights, dancing until the sun comes up, or plain lounging beneath the warm Cancun sun.

Land Tour: Playa del Carmen
1/16/2020
1/16/2020

Playa del Carmen is a thriving little beach town on Yucatán Peninsula. It is the dropping-off point for excursions to the temples and tombs of Tulúm, the only Mayan city overlooking the ocean, and to the exquisite coral lagoon of Xel-ha.

Land Tour: Playa del Carmen
1/17/2020
1/17/2020

Playa del Carmen is a thriving little beach town on Yucatán Peninsula. It is the dropping-off point for excursions to the temples and tombs of Tulúm, the only Mayan city overlooking the ocean, and to the exquisite coral lagoon of Xel-ha.

Land Tour: Tulum
1/17/2020
1/17/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Playa del Carmen
1/18/2020
1/18/2020

Playa del Carmen is a thriving little beach town on Yucatán Peninsula. It is the dropping-off point for excursions to the temples and tombs of Tulúm, the only Mayan city overlooking the ocean, and to the exquisite coral lagoon of Xel-ha.

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
1/18/2020
1/18/2020

No information currently available.

Puerto Morelos
1/18/2020
1/18/2020

In Puerto Morelos tranquility reigns with open skies, long stretches of beach and a small town atmosphere. This is the place to relax: watch the sunrise on the beach, meet the locals, explore the natural wonders such as the coral reef, tan under the sun, or simply soak up the serenity. Wedged between the bustling cities of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, it has maintained its peaceful atmosphere of a charming Mexican fishing village living up to its nickname “La Joya del Caribe” (Jewel of the Caribbean). Both locals and foreigners work hard to protect Puerto’s status as a National Marine Park and keep development to a minimum. Its close proximity to airports and bus terminals makes Puerto Morelos a perfect base for exploring the Yucatan peninsula.

At Sea
1/19/2020
1/19/2020

No information currently available.

Puerto Cortez
1/20/2020
1/20/2020

Puerto Cortes is the principal port of Central America, and its port facilities are most advanced. The town has a very attractive central park. The municipal beach is a big attraction on weekends and holidays. The Saturday farmer's market draws big crowds of shoppers, tons of fresh fruit, vegetables, and meats from local producers. From Puerto Cortes there is a partially paved road to the west taking you to Chivana, Omoa, Cuyamel, other small ocean side villages, and Guatemala. It's a great drive, mountains on the left and ocean on the right. There are many beach homes belonging to upper crust folks from other parts of Honduras scattered among the local villages and homes.

Air Travel
1/20/2020
1/20/2020

No information currently available.

Copan
1/20/2020
1/20/2020

The gateway to Guatemala from Honduras, Copan is a Mayan archaeological site discovered in 1570 by Diego Garcia de Palacio. The ruins of 1,000 year-old Copan revealed plazas, temples, intricate sculptures and statues and a ceremonial center at the heart of the city. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the most studied archaeological site in the world. Copan Valley also boasts varieties of aviary native birds perfect for bird watchers.

Santo Tomas de Castilla
1/21/2020
1/21/2020

Santo Tomas De Castilla in Guatemala is located on a small stretch of Caribbean coast virtually untouched by man. Do not miss Tikal, the largest and most impressive of all classic Mayan sites with over 500 excavated structures.

Puerto Barrios (Tikal)
1/21/2020
1/21/2020

Puerto Barrios, city in eastern Guatemala, capital of Izabal Department, on the Bay of Amatique (an arm of the Caribbean Sea). The leading port of Guatemala and the northern terminus of the railroad from the capital, Puerto Barrios lies near an area of extensive banana plantations, and bananas, coffee, chicle, fruits, and tropical woods are exported. It is known for its beaches and fishing facilities. The city developed in the early 1900s and became departmental capital in 1920.

Air Travel
1/21/2020
1/21/2020

No information currently available.

Flores
1/21/2020
1/21/2020

Just miles away from Tikal, the most famous Maya ruins, lies the charming Mayan Treasure in Flores. Travelers can grasp authentic Guatemalan experience and explore the island village that sits on Lake Peten Itza, built over the ancient city of Tayasal! 

Tikal
1/21/2020
1/21/2020

Visit the UNESCO “Heritage of Humanity” ruins at Tikal where huge Mayan temples rise above the jungle canopy, and noisy monkeys and colorful birds are abundant in the surrounding rainforest.

Livingston (Rio Dulce)
1/22/2020
1/22/2020

Livingston, an extremely fun and interesting Carribean town. The town is populated by the Garifuna people of African origin with a laid-back Carribean attitude, their own language (though they tend to speak Spanish and English as well), and a style of dancing known as punta that requires the hips to move faster than lightening. Livingston is where tourists generally stay in the Rio Dulce region.

Rio Dulce
1/22/2020
1/22/2020

No information currently available.

Belize City
1/23/2020
1/23/2020

Belize City is the largest city in Belize. It offers the visitor an unusual combination of rustic, old-fashioned Caribbean charm and bustling modernity. The Belize River meanders through the middle of the city; and twice a day, the city's swing bridge closes to allow sail boats to pass. There are many traditional street vendors selling fruits, vegetables, arts and crafts in the city's public squares, especially in the colonial marketplace on Saturday mornings. Visitors can purchase handmade wood furniture made by the Mennonite community and many kinds of craft items from the National Handicraft center, as well as from vendors who congregate near the Belize Commercial Center. Belize City is an excellent starting off point for visitors wishing to explore the country by car (or 4-wheel drive). There are several major tourist attractions an hour's drive or less from Belize City, such as the Belize Zoo, Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, the Bermudian Landing Community Baboon Sanctuary, and the Mayan ruin site at Altun Ha.

Orange Walk
1/23/2020
1/23/2020

No information currently available.

Lamanai
1/23/2020
1/23/2020

No information currently available.

Half Moon Caye
1/24/2020
1/24/2020

Half Moon Caye is located at the southeast corner of the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, one of Belize's three atolls. This protected natural monument is a popular dive spot with diverse marine life which includes sea turtles, eagle rays, garden eels, corals and sponges. The island provides a breeding ground to the endangered Red-footed Booby, as well as a sea turtle nesting ground.

Puerto Morelos
1/25/2020
1/25/2020

In Puerto Morelos tranquility reigns with open skies, long stretches of beach and a small town atmosphere. This is the place to relax: watch the sunrise on the beach, meet the locals, explore the natural wonders such as the coral reef, tan under the sun, or simply soak up the serenity. Wedged between the bustling cities of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, it has maintained its peaceful atmosphere of a charming Mexican fishing village living up to its nickname “La Joya del Caribe” (Jewel of the Caribbean). Both locals and foreigners work hard to protect Puerto’s status as a National Marine Park and keep development to a minimum. Its close proximity to airports and bus terminals makes Puerto Morelos a perfect base for exploring the Yucatan peninsula.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
1/16/2020
Number of Nights
9
Cruise Inclusions:
EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Mexican Cooking Lesson and Tequila Tasting in Cancun
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Garifuna music and dance performance aboard ship
TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES
  • Visits to national parks, archaeological sites, nature reserves, and protected islands in Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala
  • Private Tauck Shore Excursions – $3,460 value
  • Jungle walks and river cruises with expert guides
  • Guided snorkeling in Caye Caulker Marine Reserve, Belize
  • Exclusive onboard lecture on Mayan civilization
  • Visit to a Howler Monkey Sanctuary
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages aboard ship include regional wine, beer and premium spirits in addition to specialty coffee, water and soft drinks.
  • 24 meals; service charges, gratuities to local guides, mission fees, taxes and porterage
Remarks:
Land / Cruise Price includes all private Tauck shore excursions, cruise fare, port charges, applicable fuel surcharges, entertainment and gratuities to Tauck Director and ship staff. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available thr

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1350432

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Company Info

San Simeon Travel
1253 Knollwood Circle
Suite 102
Cambria, CA 93428
805.927.4696
800-266-3359
 
2005-719-40