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The Kingdom Of The Maya DMX

Trip Duration 15 Days

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The Kingdom Of The MayaScores 8.3 out of 10 based on 12 reviews
(8 out of 10)


The trip was great. Our guide Ana was fantastic, really knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful. Several days were spent travelling on the minibus, but given the distances to cover it wasn't unexpected. The first 2 days in Antigua were a bit of a waste - one day would have been enough. Tip - dont do the market trip from Antigua to Chichicastenango - it's a waste of money. An entire day waiting at the airport at the end of the trip was unacceptable - and based on the flight times of others. The hotels were mostly good, although not always the ones detailed in the final itinerary. Highlight for me was Uxmal - I'd never heard of it before and it was fabulous.
Confirmed traveller: 05 March 2017
Published on: 16 March 2017
(9 out of 10)


A good trip including a range of Mayan sites across 3 countries. Really liked Copan, Tikal, Palenque ruins and the towns of Antigua & Campeche.
In general a good standard of hotel. Billed as a 'full on' tour the pace felt more easy-going than that: only 1 really early start and 2 long-ish travelling days. Knowledgeable, experienced tour leader. Group size of 10, all experienced travellers.
Good food, nice people.
Confirmed traveller: 04 February 2017
Published on: 18 February 2017
(9 out of 10)


This trip is primarily about Mayan temples, which are the highlights. The accommodation is better than average and there are no "cultural" nights spent without electricity or water. When in Antigua, I recommend visiting the local coffee plantation to see how it's made.
Confirmed traveller: 27 November 2016
Published on: 03 December 2016
(7 out of 10)


Trip and Mayan Architecture great - 6-7 hours in a minibus not so great but not sure how else you would cover the distance.
Confirmed traveller: 27 November 2016
Published on: 29 November 2016
(9 out of 10)


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)


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)


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)


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