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The Kingdom Of The Maya DMX

Trip Duration 15 Days
 

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The Kingdom Of The MayaScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 8 reviews
(9 out of 10)

Margaret

Wivenhoe, Essex
It was my first trip with explore and I now wish I had started years ago! It was a great success and I can't wait to go on my next one.( At 76 I had better hurry up !) We were very lucky in that there were only six in the group; everyone got on well, shared lots of laughs, consumed quite a lot of beer (it was hot) and always ate together each evening. Linda,our guide, was excellent; her sensible suggestions e.g. a tipping kitty and flagon of water on the minibus for all to use made life a lot easier. Her sense of humour endeared her to us all.

Highlights were the actual Myan sites and the excellent guide in Antigua who also took us to the Mayan villages on Lake Atitlan-a memorable day.

We did not enjoy transitting through Houston on the outward journey. It is such a busy hub immigration took for ever. Then we were delayed coming home due to floods in Houston and had to stay an extra night in Cancun but luckily flew back via Washington which was so much better.
Confirmed traveller: 19 April 2016
Published on: 03 May 2016
(8 out of 10)

Peter

Leicester
Good tour itinerary, good accommodation.
Transfer times with offered flights were unrealistic for time to get through US Immigration and customs. Consider arranging your own.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed traveller: 01 November 2015
Published on: 07 November 2015
(6 out of 10)

Douglas

Gateshead
Visiting the Maya sites in the correct order to appreciate the changes in architecture.
Confirmed traveller: 01 November 2015
Published on: 06 November 2015
(8 out of 10)

Sheila

Peterborough
The Mayan sites were wonderful, just need to make it crystal clear re hours of travel between sites, as this was not always made clear, though just looking at the map should have given people a hint!
The TULUM visit was in the itinerary as part of the trip, unguided (fine) but not stated as an option so therefore we should not have had to pay to go in, if it is an option it should be made clear that it is.( following our queries, we were offered the money back the next day, but that was not the issue as it should have been made clear in the schedule)
Our tour leader was a lovely person but on some occasions (particularly in Guatemala and Honduras ) seemed a little disorganised.
I really enjoyed the trip and have wonderful memories and would throughly recommend it to enthusiastic friends.
Confirmed traveller: 01 November 2015
Published on: 03 November 2015
(10 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

This is a fabulous tour, majoring on the Mayan sites (exactly what we'd booked it for) but full of other surprises - the colonial towns of Merida and Campeche in Mexico , the lovely city of Antigua and the lake at Flores in Guatemala. We visited nine Mayan sites (one additional to the itinerary) and each one had something different about it. I had been to some of the well-known Mexican sites 20 years ago so wasn’t expecting to get that much out of a return visit. However, I hadn’t realised that so much has been restored and reinterpreted in the last 20 years and I saw these sites with new eyes. All the local guides were good, some were excellent. Our tour leader, Chris Siviter, was exceptional. His knowledge of the language, the history, the culture, the flora and fauna and the cuisine were outstanding and we came to call him ‘Chrisipedia’ as none of our questions fazed him. He either had or easily developed excellent relationships with all the local drivers and guides and looked after us really well. There were some long bus journeys on this tour but Chris ensured that he made the journeys interesting and that we took breaks that added to our experience e.g. stopping to visit an old fort on a lake and pulling over to buy fresh coconut water. Outstanding in every respect - I could write an essay but I'll save that for my 'tour leader of the year' nomination!
Confirmed traveller: 18 February 2015
Published on: 12 March 2016
(9 out of 10)

Carol

Bristol
Seeing the Mayan sites in chronological order was great. The group was very friendly and relaxed and our guide was superb.
Confirmed traveller: 14 November 2014
Published on: 02 October 2015