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Mayan Encounter

12 Days, Antigua to Caye Caulker
Mayan Encounter

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Trek though jungles to Mayan ruins and relax on white-sand beaches. Get an authentic taste of Belize and Guatemala with an adventure that combines the mystery of the anci read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 11 nights accommodation (Hotels (11 nts).
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Public bus, private van, boat).
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  • Rio Dulce stay
  • Tikal guided tour
  • Caye Caulker stay
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour.
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Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 250-350 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Antigua
Day 2 Antigua
Day 3 Antigua/Rio Dulce
Day 4 Rio Dulce
Day 5 Rio Dulce/Flores
Day 6 Flores
Day 7 Flores/San Ignacio
Day 8 San Ignacio
Day 9 San Ignacio/Caye Caulker
Day 10 Caye Caulker
Day 11 Cay Caulker
Day 12 Depart Caye Caulker
Departures
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Antigua
  • Rio Dulce
  • Flores
  • San Ignacio
  • Caye Caulker
  • DAY 1 Arrive Antigua

    Arrive at any time.

    There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. We recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this charming city.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Antigua

    Spend a full day enjoying all Antigua has to offer. Opt for a city tour, take salsa dancing classes or relax with a massage.

    This colonial town has much to offer- opt to visit the museums or cafes, attend a chocolate workshop, visit a local coffee plantation or macadamia nut farm or explore the nearby towns by bike.

    Free Time
    Antigua Full Day
    With tons to see and do in this charming colonial city, head out and explore.

    Optional Activities
    Salsa Lesson
    Antigua
    5-10 USD per person
    Kick up your heels and learn this typical Latin dance. Dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Get lost in the rhythm of the music and let your body take you to a new place -- one-two-three, one-two three, hip roll, arm up, partner under, shimmy, shake, salsa! Vamos a bailar! (Let's dance!)

    Massage
    Antigua 30m-2h
    30-60 USD per person
    Relax and enjoy a Mayan massage. You're on vacation!

    Finca Valhalla Visit
    Antigua 1h 30m-3h
    5-10 USD per person
    Take a tour of the macadamia nut plantation at Finca Valhalla led by the workers. Learn about this sustainable crop for the experts and discover the health benefits of the nut. Pamper yourself with a free facial and purchase some of the treats made from the macadamia nut like oils, nuts, and chocolate. This tour is offered for free in the hopes that you'll show your gratitude by stopping by and picking up some tasty treats from the gift shop or cafe.

    Pacaya Volcano Hike (Half-Day)
    Antigua 5h-6h
    15-70 USD per person
    Drive one hour to the base of Pacaya Volcano to begin your ascent. This volcano is still active, so hiking to the crater is off limits. Near the summit, grab a stick and toast marshmallows over a smoking fumarole using earth's natural "ovens" to heat your snack.

    ChocoMuseo Tour and Workshop
    Antigua 1h 30m-2h
    20-25 USD per person
    Enjoy a chocolate workshop and museum tour to learn about the process "from bean to bar" and the history of this tasty crop. In this hour and a half hands-on workshop, make your own milk or dark chocolate bar to take home and enjoy a tasting of the varieties of chocolate drinks made on site. Who knew history could be so sweet? (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 3 Antigua/Rio Dulce

    Travel to Rio Dulce and plan the next day's activities. Take a dip in the pool.

    In the morning travel to Rio Dulce, a charming town named after the river on which it's located. Arrive in the late afternoon and start exploring.

    Take a stroll through the market located in the city centre or enjoy a swim in the hotel pool.

    Private Vehicle (Antigua - Rio Dulce 6h-7h30m 315km)
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Free Time
    Rio Dulce Evening
    Enjoy free time to get familiar with the town. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 4 Rio Dulce

    Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall, take a sunrise kayak trip to check out the local monkeys,hike to the Shaman Tower for some yoga, or visit the coastal town of Livingston.

    Take a stroll in the market located in the city centre or visit Castillo de San Felipe which was a fort used to defend the town from pirates. You also have the option to rent a canoe and peacefully navigate the river. Visit the natural hot waterfall that makes this town famous.

    Free Time
    Rio Dulce
    Make the most of this area with a full day to explore.

    Optional Activities
    Natural Hot Waterfall Visit

    Rio Dulce 3h-5h
    Finca el Paraiso contains a unique volcanic vein that heats spring water and dumps it into a colder river below. Refresh and relax as you bathe in these therapeutic thermal waters and swim in the river below. Arrive by boat or overland.

    Livingston Visit
    Rio Dulce - Livingston 5h-6h 30m
    Take a boat down the Rio Dulce toward the Caribbean Sea passing through El Golfete and El Canyon before arriving for a Tapado lunch in Livingston. Float past mangroves and lily pads, Lake El Golfete, and the Boqueron Canyon, where a sheer limestone cliff rises 122m (400 ft) out of the river, covered in vines, trees and moss. Arrive at the small fishing village of Livingston known for its unique Afro-Caribbean Garifuna population, with their unique art, music and delicious coconut seafood soup, "tapado".

    Sunrise Monkey Kayak
    Rio Dulce 2h-3h
    12-23USD per person
    Set your alarm very early and set off on a sweet soulful paddle along the Rio Dulce. Kayak to the base of the Boqueron Canyon with its sheer cliff face, covered in a green mass of moss, vines, and trees. Enjoy a striking sunrise, sit back, and listen to the jungle as it wakes up - howler monkeys, birds and the slap of the paddle on the water provide the soundtrack to this memorable morning.

    Hike and Yoga in Shaman Tower
    Rio Dulce 2h 30m-3h
    Go for a hike through some of the many hectares that Hacienda Tijax Reserve has to offer. Stop for a swim and walk amidst the rubber plantations. Arrive at the Shaman Tower where you will do some basic yoga and take in the 360-degree view. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 5 Rio Dulce/Flores

    Travel to Flores, located on Lake Peten Itza, an excellent home base for exploring nearby Tikal.

    With flexibility on start time today, the group may enjoy some extra time in Rio Dulce or extra time upon arrival in Flores. There may be options for stops along the route.

    Private Vehicle
    Rio Dulce - Flores
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 6 Flores

    Enjoy a guided tour of the nearby Mayan ruins of Tikal. In the afternoon, opt to relax on the lake or hang out at the cafes in town.

    Private Vehicle (Flores - Tikal 1h-1h 30m 64km)
    Enjoy the ride out to Tikal and return the same way in the afternoon (1-1.5 hrs one way).

    Tikal Ruins Guided Tour
    Tikal 7-15km
    Put on your walking shoes and prepare for a tiring but memorable day walking through history at the impressive site of Tikal. The Mayan site is set in the heart of the jungle, in Tikal National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Along with our bilingual guide, see some of the temples, plazas, carved stone monuments and public squares, more than 3,000 buildings in all, dating from 600 BC to 900 AD. Climb to the top of Temple IV, catch your breath, take photos and then sit and contemplate the magnificence of the site and the tropical rainforest beyond. Look for monkeys, anteaters, armadillos and deer, as well as macaws and eagles, snakes and spiders. Poke a stick in one of the holes you see in the grass and watch a tarantula grab hold. Cool!

    Free Time
    Flores
    Explore the area anyway you like.

    Optional Activities
    Swimming

    Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim.

    Lake Peten Itza Boat Tour
    Lago Peten Itza 1h 30m-2h 30m
    12 USD per person 40 USD per group
    Enjoy a calm boat ride around Lake Peten Itza. Stop for a swim and climb to the lookout that sits above the small archaeological site of Tayasal. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 7 Flores/San Ignacio

    Cross the border to Belize. Opt to visit the sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the Mountain Pine Ridge area or see the lesser-known Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.

    Cross the border into Belize. The relaxed atmosphere of San Ignacio allows for options including horseback riding, canoeing, caving, or exploring the Mountain Pine Ridge area.

    Private Vehicle (Flores - Melchor de Mencos 2h-3h 95km)
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Border Crossing (Guatemala - Belize) (Melchor de Mencos - Benque Viejo del Carmen 30m-1h 30m)
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Private Vehicle (Benque Viejo del Carmen - San Ignacio 30m-45m 13km)
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Free Time
    San Ignacio Afternoon
    Head out to start exploring this fun town. There's a full free day tomorrow for anything you can't get to this afternoon.

    Optional Activities
    Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Visit

    Actun Tunichil Muknal 6h-8h
    90 USD per person
    The Actun Tunichil Muknal cave has only been open to the public since 1998. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see up to 1400 artifacts, including pottery, tools and vessels used by the Maya from 1-1000 AD. Hike 45 min to the cave entrance, wade/swim through deep pools, past calcite formations, to explore this damp, dark place of ritual and sacrifice. With a helmet and headlamp, see the skeleton of the "Crystal Maiden", a young girl whose bones have calcified over the past 1,100 years, making them appear to sparkle.

    Day Trip to Xunantunich
    Xunantunich 2h-4h
    5 USD per person
    Hike to the top of this impressive 9th century Maya centre, set high on a natural limestone ridge, and admire the view of the Mopan River, Cayo District and neighbouring Guatemalan countryside. The tallest temple, El Castillo, is partially excavated and explored and there's a unique stucco frieze on the east side of the structure. Discover why Xunantunich is Belize's most visited Mayan site with intricately carved stellae, 25 temples and well-preserved palaces.

    Cave Tubing
    Caves Branch 7h-8h
    Strap on a headlamp, sit on an inner tube and get set to enter the underworld. Float on an underground river past stalactites hanging above and through shafts of filtered light. Marvel at the Maya and discover first-hand why they selected these sites to make offerings to their gods.

    Caracol Ruins Tour
    Caracol 9h-11h
    95 USD per person
    Set within the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, prepare to be wowed by Caracol. It's the largest known Maya site in Belize and was once home to an estimated 180,000 people. The site was discovered in the 1920's by a logger looking for mahogany. One of its pyramids, Canaa or "Sky Place", built in 800 AD and standing 43m (143 ft), continues to be the tallest man-made structure in the country. Bring your walking shoes, water and a sunhat because there's lots to see here. Tombs, temples, altars, carved stelae and other stone monuments - it's well worth the effort and easy to be impressed. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 8 San Ignacio

    Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to check out nearby caves, some more Mayan sites or a local conservation project.

    Free Time
    San Ignacio Full Day
    Enjoy a full day to head out and explore.

    Optional Activities
    Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Visit

    Actun Tunichil Muknal 6h-8h
    90 USD per person
    The Actun Tunichil Muknal cave has only been open to the public since 1998. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see up to 1400 artifacts, including pottery, tools and vessels used by the Maya from 1-1000 AD. Hike 45 min to the cave entrance, wade/swim through deep pools, past calcite formations, to explore this damp, dark place of ritual and sacrifice. With a helmet and headlamp, see the skeleton of the "Crystal Maiden", a young girl whose bones have calcified over the past 1,100 years, making them appear to sparkle.

    Day Trip to Xunantunich
    Xunantunich 2h-4h
    5 USD per person
    Hike to the top of this impressive 9th century Maya centre, set high on a natural limestone ridge, and admire the view of the Mopan River, Cayo District and neighbouring Guatemalan countryside. The tallest temple, El Castillo, is partially excavated and explored and there's a unique stucco frieze on the east side of the structure. Discover why Xunantunich is Belize's most visited Mayan site with intricately carved stellae, 25 temples and well-preserved palaces.

    Crystal Cave Visit
    Blue Hole National Park 9h-11h
    90 USD per person
    Drive to Blue Hole National Park and hike for one hour through lush rainforest and down steep, slippery slopes, then descend 4.5m (15 ft) by ropes to start exploring Crystal Cave (also known as Mountain Cow Cave) amazing. Crab walk and crawl through the cave and head into the Mayan Xibabla or underworld. Slide down mud ramps, along rock faces, and be awed by the stalactites and stalagmites, ancient fire pits, wall carvings, pottery and the haunting skeletal remains of humans sacrificed by the Maya to appease their gods. Afterwards, take a short drive to the Blue Hole River, relax and refresh in the cool water.

    Barton Creek Cave Canoeing
    Barton Creek 6h-8h
    50 USD per person
    Strap on a headlamp, step in the canoe and paddle along an ancient Mayan waterway inside the Barton Creek Cave. Bring your camera to take memorable photos of cathedral rock chambers, stalactites and stalagmites. Upon return, opt to swim at Big Rock Falls.

    Cave Tubing
    Caves Branch 7h-8h
    Strap on a headlamp, sit on an inner tube and get set to enter the underworld. Float on an underground river past stalactites hanging above and through shafts of filtered light. Marvel at the Maya and discover first-hand why they selected these sites to make offerings to their gods.

    Caracol Ruins Tour
    Caracol 9h-11h
    95 USD per person
    Set within the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, prepare to be wowed by Caracol. It's the largest known Maya site in Belize and was once home to an estimated 180,000 people. The site was discovered in the 1920's by a logger looking for mahogany. One of its pyramids, Canaa or "Sky Place", built in 800 AD and standing 43m (143 ft), continues to be the tallest man-made structure in the country. Bring your walking shoes, water and a sunhat because there's lots to see here. Tombs, temples, altars, carved stelae and other stone monuments - it's well worth the effort and easy to be impressed.

    Green Iguana Conservation Project
    San Ignacio 1h-1h
    Here's a chance to take some cool photos of cold-blooded iguanas, and help support their survival. The Green Iguana Conservation project features 80 of the endangered reptiles within its centre at the San Ignacio Resort. Learn how they mate, fight and escape predators. Hold a baby or its parent and discover more about these prehistoric-looking creatures.

    Horseback Riding
    San Ignacio 2h-5h
    40-60 USD per person
    Choose from one of the 45 horses at Hannah's Stables and ride over farm trails and forested paths, all the way along the river to the Mayan site of Xunantunich. Enjoy a short guided tour of the site before taking a different trail back to the stables. Watch for native birds, including toucans and parrots, listen for howler monkeys, admire orchids and fruit trees and breathe in the fresh air of the Belize countryside. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 9 San Ignacio/Caye Caulker

    Travel to Belize City to catch a ferry to Caye Caulker. Spend a few days enjoying this island paradise.

    Caye Caulker is a relaxed and easy going island with friendly and welcoming local residents. There are dozens of activities around the island and surrounding coral reefs. Try your hand at fishing and barbecue your catch on the beach.

    Local bus (San Ignacio - Belize City 3h-4h 123km)
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Water taxi (Belize City - Caye Caulker 45m-1h 39km)
    Jump in and cross the water to the next stop.

    Free Time
    Caye Caulker
    Enjoy your first free afternoon on this laid back island.

    Optional Activities
    Bike Rental

    Caye Caulker 1h-72h
    7-30 USD per person
    Rent a bike from any one of the many grocery stores on Caye Caulker and cycle around the island out to the split and back. It's a great way to get some exercise and see the sights on this laid-back island. Don't forget to bring water and wear lots of sunscreen. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 10 Caye Caulker

    Spend time enjoying this island paradise. Opt to go on a sailing trip to snorkel with stingrays, nurse sharks and green turtles at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Choose to visit the famous Blue Hole on a diving trip or a fly-over.

    If the boats aren't your thing, rent a bike and cruise around the island or just relax, Belizean-style.

    Free Time
    Caye Caulker Full Day
    Spend two full days exploring this area any way you like.

    Optional Activities
    Hol Chan Snorkel Tour

    Caye Caulker 5h-6h
    70 USD per person
    Slather on the sunscreen and set out on a snorkel adventure of a lifetime. Stop at the coral gardens, shark and ray alley, and the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Snorkel three different spots along the Belize reef in this protected channel. See hundreds of varieties of tropical fish in this natural aquarium including angelfish, nurse sharks, stingrays and green moray eels. Be sure to check out the Coral Gardens to see a rainbow of colours - red, purple, pink and green - and depending on the season, float past manatees while you marvel at nature's underwater artistry.

    Blue Hole National Park Flight
    Caye Caulker 1h-1h 30m
    180-575 USD per person 575-870 USD per group
    Charge up your camera batteries and take flight over the crystal clear waters off Belize. Take off from Caye Caulker airstrip in a small plane and observe the incredible Blue Hole national monument from above. Made famous by underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, this limestone sinkhole is 300m (1000 ft) in diameter and was formed more than a million years ago.

    Blue Hole National Monument Dive
    Caye Caulker 11h-12h
    210 USD per person
    Channel your inner Jacques Cousteau and dive the Great Blue Hole, ranked by the Discovery Channel as their top choice for "most amazing place on earth". This giant limestone sinkhole, 300m (1000 ft) in diameter and 124m (407 ft) deep, was formed more than a million years ago and is now part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Geared to open water and advanced divers, see Midnight Parrotfish and Caribbean reef sharks and interesting rock formations, including stalactites which formed before the area was submerged by the sea.

    Bike Rental
    Caye Caulker 1h-72h
    7-30 USD per person
    Rent a bike from any one of the many grocery stores on Caye Caulker and cycle around the island out to the split and back. It's a great way to get some exercise and see the sights on this laid-back island. Don't forget to bring water and wear lots of sunscreen.

    Fishing
    Caye Caulker 4h-8h
    200-600 USD per group
    Cast a line and see what you can reel in. Fish for snapper, barracuda, horse-eye jack and more. Bring your catch to any local restaurant and have them gut and grill it just for you. Buy the rest of dinner and some drinks and enjoy! It doesn't get any fresher than this.

    Guided Kayak Trip
    Caye Caulker 2h 30m-3h
    25 USD per person
    Follow a guide on a sea kayak tour around the southern portion of Caye Caulker. Paddle around the mangroves and try to spot some of the unique wildlife in the area.

    Sunset Sailing Boat Tour
    Caye Caulker
    35 USD per person
    Set sail just before sunset. Relax with reggae music and rum punch, snack on shrimp ceviche and snap a few photos as you sail around the island as the sun sets to the west of Caye Caulker. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 11 Cay Caulker

    Spend time enjoying this island paradise. Opt to go on a sailing trip to snorkel with stingrays, nurse sharks and green turtles at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Choose to visit the famous Blue Hole on a diving trip or a fly-over.

    If the boats aren't your thing, rent a bike and cruise around the island or just relax, Belizean-style.

    Free Time
    Caye Caulker Full Day
    Spend two full days exploring this area any way you like.

    Optional Activities
    Hol Chan Snorkel Tour

    Caye Caulker 5h-6h
    70USD per person
    Slather on the sunscreen and set out on a snorkel adventure of a lifetime. Stop at the coral gardens, shark and ray alley, and the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Snorkel three different spots along the Belize reef in this protected channel. See hundreds of varieties of tropical fish in this natural aquarium including angelfish, nurse sharks, stingrays and green moray eels. Be sure to check out the Coral Gardens to see a rainbow of colours - red, purple, pink and green - and depending on the season, float past manatees while you marvel at nature's underwater artistry.

    Blue Hole National Park Flight
    Caye Caulker 1h-1h 30m
    180-575 USD per person 575-870 USD per group
    Charge up your camera batteries and take flight over the crystal clear waters off Belize. Take off from Caye Caulker airstrip in a small plane and observe the incredible Blue Hole national monument from above. Made famous by underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, this limestone sinkhole is 300m (1000 ft) in diameter and was formed more than a million years ago.

    Blue Hole National Monument Dive
    Caye Caulker 11h-12h
    210 USD per person
    Channel your inner Jacques Cousteau and dive the Great Blue Hole, ranked by the Discovery Channel as their top choice for "most amazing place on earth". This giant limestone sinkhole, 300m (1000 ft) in diameter and 124m (407 ft) deep, was formed more than a million years ago and is now part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Geared to open water and advanced divers, see Midnight Parrotfish and Caribbean reef sharks and interesting rock formations, including stalactites which formed before the area was submerged by the sea.

    Bike Rental
    Caye Caulker 1h-72h
    7-30 USD per person
    Rent a bike from any one of the many grocery stores on Caye Caulker and cycle around the island out to the split and back. It's a great way to get some exercise and see the sights on this laid-back island. Don't forget to bring water and wear lots of sunscreen.

    Fishing
    Caye Caulker 4h-8h
    200-600USD per group
    Cast a line and see what you can reel in. Fish for snapper, barracuda, horse-eye jack and more. Bring your catch to any local restaurant and have them gut and grill it just for you. Buy the rest of dinner and some drinks and enjoy! It doesn't get any fresher than this.

    Guided Kayak Trip
    Caye Caulker 2h 30m-3h
    25 USD per person
    Follow a guide on a sea kayak tour around the southern portion of Caye Caulker. Paddle around the mangroves and try to spot some of the unique wildlife in the area.

    Sunset Sailing Boat Tour
    Caye Caulker
    35 USD per person
    Set sail just before sunset. Relax with reggae music and rum punch, snack on shrimp ceviche and snap a few photos as you sail around the island as the sun sets to the west of Caye Caulker. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 12 Depart Caye Caulker

    Depart at any time.

    Want to head north to Mexico? Add on the 'Playa del Carmen Express' and travel to Playa del Carmen on the departure day with a CEO (hotel night in Playa included). Board a boat in Caye Caulker and transfer to Chetumal, Mexico. From there take a public bus to Playa Del Carmen. (None (Meals on your own))

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

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  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 250-350 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.


  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been travelling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour.


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