Sol Seeker (Ends in Antigua)

Prices From: €  (Per person)

Tour Cat.: N/A

Duration: 11  days


We are very sorry, this tour is currently unavailable for Present Year / 2018 , refine your search below or you can go back here


Search



*Tour prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All tour information is correct at time of tours going live, however is subject to change, please confirm all details at time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Conditions page.



No Departures are currently on date

Sol Seeker

Tour Code: MCANA10

Cat. Name: N/A

Tour Cat.: N/A

Duration: 11  days

Description:

Chase the sun across 3 beautiful countries. From Mexico City to Antigua youll be spoilt with beaches, national parks, ancient ruins… & of course unforgettable experiences! Get all the vitamin D you need while you explore the unique culture of each region. Your soul will thank you for it.

Arrive Mexico City

This morning meet your Tour Manager and fellow travellers as we turn back the clock this morning with a trip to Teotihuacan, the largest archaeological city ever to exist on the American continents. Climb the impressive pyramids and imagine how this was once central Americas greatest city. Our Local Guide will fill you in on the Teotihuacanos beliefs and rites as you walk around the site and see the Sun and Moon Temples.
This afternoon, discover another side of vibrant Mexico City with a visit to the easy-going, old barrio (neighborhood) of Coyoacan. Take in the old colonial mansions, fountains and quiet squares of this cultural quarter. See the paired studios of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and maybe visit Frida Kahlos famous Blue House, which is filled with colorful art, pre-Hispanic artifacts and a beautiful garden.
In your free time, live a slice of the local lifestyle and head to the Coyoacan Markets – the buzzing food stalls are perfect for trying authentic Mexican food, like a torta (Mexican sandwich), enchiladas and tacos.
Shopping-wise, this town has it all, from big brands to bargains. Get some tips from your Tour Manager before you splurge. Rummage through the colorful La Merced, the largest market in the city. See piles of dried chillies, tropical fruits and other vibrant food displays as well as local crafts.
Otherwise, walk the streets and get a feel for the citys bustling street life, where cafes spill out onto the pavements, pushcart kitchens cook up fantastic food and sidewalk vendors sell anything from t-shirts to jewelery.
Take a break and taste Mexican coffee in a traditional coffeehouse or sip on some tropical juice at a jugeria (juice bar). If youre hungry, try a rosticeria for some crispy roast chicken Mexican style or a hole-in-the-wall taqueria for a burrito.
For something different, find out if there is lucha libre (Mexican masked wrestling) on while youre in town and go check out a match.
For a dose of culture, walk through Mexican history with a visit to the famous Museo Nacional de Antropologia (Museum of Anthropology). It has an incredible collection of artifacts, starting from pre-historic times. The museum grounds are also great for taking a break from the buzzing down town area, so hang out in the gardens, read beside the lake or check out the zoo.
Accommodations: Hotel
Meals: Dinner (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 1


Mexico City to Merida

Today, its a total change of scene when we leave behind Mexico City and fly to the beautiful white-stone city of Merida. Laid-back and pretty, its perfect for a wind down after the hectic hum of the capital. Get a real feel for this small, stylish town on our walking tour through the center as your Tour Manager gives you the story behind the haciendas, palaces and gorgeous buildings.

We'll ride through town old-style on our included horse & carriage ride. The local driver will show off Meridas core spots as you sit back and soak up the atmosphere. Use your free time to explore the buzzing market district, where you can pick up handicrafts, hammocks and traditional travel treasures like ponchos and sombreros.
Accommodations: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 2


Merida to Cancun via Chichen Itza

We kick start the day with a trip to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chichen Itza – the best preserved and most famous Mayan ruins in Mexico. Hear from our expert Local Guide about the time temples and how the Mayan calendar worked as you explore the spectacular ancient ceremonial center and the fascinating snail-shaped observatory.
Back on the coach, we continue on to glitzy Cancun, Mexicos super resort. This party paradise is a high energy destination, loaded with outdoor activities and a buzzing nightlife. Use your free time to relax with an evening siesta. Then head into town to the Mercado 28, a lively market serving up homemade foods. Sit yourself down in a fondita (little café) and order various specialties from throughout Mexico or try the regional Yucatan dish, chicken pibil (chicken in a special marinade).
For some live, local music, make a move to Parquet de las Palapas with some friends. Grab a cold cerveza (beer) from one of the food stands and take it all in. Then explore whats on offer party-wise in Cancun.
Accommodations: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 3


Cancun & Playa del Carmen

Take a trip with the group to the hip, hot beach of Playa del Carmen. A popular spot for snorkeling and diving, Playa del Carmen has underwater caves and mind-blowing offshore coral reefs. Take a swim in the azure waters, chill out on the beach or even jump on a ferry to the Island of Cozumel.
Back in Cancun, wrap up the day on the beach watching the sun set over the Caribbean Sea. Some ideas for dinner include hitting an open-air restaurant for some fresh seafood or heading to the central plaza for some authentic island specialties.
Accommodations: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 4


Cancun

Today, your Tour Manager will take you to hidden spots and show off tropical jungle and watering holes. Then with a full free day, make the most of Cancuns action and crystal clear waters.
We get away from it all and head to the pint-sized Isla Mujeres. With no cars and little development, this is the place to wind down on pristine beaches and soak up the sun. Experience its fabulous coral reefs on our optional Garrafon Natural Reef Park excursion. If youre keen, you can even swim with dolphins here. You could head to Punta Nizuc for some more snorkeling. For something different have a look through La Casa des Artes Mexicanas (House of Mexican Art), where youll see musical instruments, handmade kids toys and traditional costumes.
Opt for a trip to Xcaret Ecopark, where Mayan ruins, a stunning inlet and jungle combine to make this place so special. Have a swim in the underground river and see colorful birdlife and a butterfly farm. Later why not get into the fun, festive vibes of Cancun and settle in on an open terrace beachside or at a small, local bar. Keep it moving until the sun comes up if you want – Cancun nightlife is the stuff of legends.
Accommodations: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 5


Cancun to Caye Caulker

Adios Mexico, but well be back! This morning we leave Cancun and head to Chetumal for some exploring & maybe bite to eat, before boarding our water taxis into Belize. Well park up on this Caribbean island, where the motto is “go slow.” Tonight its dinner well offer a feast of fresh seafood & your chance to sample the reggae nightlife!
Accommodations: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 6


Caye Caulker

The day is all yours! Fuel up at breakfast, then you get to make the most of our ME Time optionals, like swimming with sharks at Belizes World Heritage Barrier Reef, Kayaking the mangroves or lazing on “The Split” (a break in the island), where sipping and sunbathing is the scene! Tonight, rejoin the crew in the evening for an amazing sunset sail! Enjoy included snacks, drinks and music during for our last night on the island.
Accommodations: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 7


Caye Caulker to Guatemalan Rainforest

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before we ride a water taxi to Belize City, then its an overland journey to the forests of Guatemalas Peten! Well arrive at our awesome Jungle Lodge inside the park late afternoon, where theres the option to fly through the rainforest canopy on ziplines… why not! You can also head into the ruins yourself and go exploring, before dinner. Tonight relax as you drift to sleep to the sounds of the forest. Rest up, cause tomorrow has a lot to offer!
Accommodations: Contiki Special Stopover
Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 8


Guatemalan Rainforest to Santa Elena (Flores)

We rise before the sun to watch daybreak unfold from atop the Mayan ruin, Templo IV… so prepare for amazing! Enjoy an included guided tour of the area or explore the magnificent jungle ruins, before our afternoon trip to the island of Flores, built atop another ancient Mayan center known as Tayasal. Make the most of your time, and opt for a lake cruise on arrival if you feel like getting out on the water before more relaxing over tonights dinner.
Accommodations: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 9


Santa Elena to Antigua

From the relaxed Flores to Guatemalas bustling capital city! Today well skip the queues and make a beeline for the unique beauty and relaxed vibe of World Heritage Antigua. Youll be shown many of the historic and beautiful facets of town, among rooftop flowerbeds and horse drawn carriages bouncing over cobblestones. We get to spend two nights in this stunning town beneath towering volcanoes.
Accommodations: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 10


Depart Antigua

This morning it's time to say adios to your amigos. So say your goodbyes before heading home, or get out and do some more exploring in Antigua
Accommodations:
Meals: Breakfast (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 11


Country Locations

Belize Belize
Belize Caye Caulker
Guatemala Antigua
Guatemala Guatemalan Rainforest
Guatemala Santa Elena (Flores)
Mexico Cancun
Mexico Merida
Mexico Mexico City
Mexico City

  • City sightseeing tour, including the National Palace, the Zocalo & Chapultepec Park
  • Visit the ancient Aztec city of Teotihuacan

Merida

  • Walking tour of Merida's sights
  • Horse & carriage ride

Cancun

  • Only Contiki: Turn back the clock at the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza
  • Swim in a Cenote
  • Relax on the white sand beaches
  • Experience the legendary nightlife

Belize

  • See the Belize Barrier Reef

Caye Caulker

  • Sunset boat cruise

Guatemalan Rainforest

  • Stay in Tikal National Park
  • Locally guided tour of Tikal National Park

Antigua

  • Sightseeing tour of Colonial Antgua

(*) FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED - Please ask for a quote

      
Budget Travel, 29 Lr. Abbey St.
@ the Abbey Luas Stop, Dublin 1.
Phone: 01 435 0024

Open Monday-Friday 9.30-5.30
Saturday 10.00-1.00


International Air Transport Association Irish Travel Agents Association
ClubTravel | Go4Less | Budgetair | Budget Travel | Abbey Travel | HotelInStyle | Australian Holidays | HRG | EasyFare | Escape2 | Eurasia | J1 Visa | Clubtravel-HRG Corporate | ESTA-USA | ETAVisa-Australia | Tours4schools


© 2018 Budget Travel. All rights reserved.