Mexico & Guatemala

January 2005

Map & Table of Contents

This map shows where we've been - each dot is a place we visited, the grey lines show our route between them, and the numbers show where we were on which day. Move over a dot to see its name, and click on it to jump straight to the pictures of that place if you don't want to read the whole report. To see a day-by-day summary of our route, click on More.
:: More... ::

  • Day 0: plane from Brussels to Chicago, Chicago, plane to Mexico City
  • Day 1: Mexico City
  • Day 2: Teotihuacan, bus to Acapulco
  • Day 3: Acapulco, night bus to Puerto Escondido
  • Day 4: Puerto Escondido
  • Day 5: Puerto Escondido, bus to Oaxaca
  • Day 6: Monte Alban, Oaxaca, night bus to Tuxtla Gutierrez
  • Day 7: Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapa de Corzo, Canyon del Sumidero, bus to San Cristobal
  • Day 8: San Cristobal, bus to Palenque
  • Day 9: Misol Ha, Agua Clara and Agua Azul (day trip from Palenque)
  • Day 10: Palenque
  • Day 11: bus to Frontera Corozal, boat across the Usamacinta to Guatemala, bus to Flores
  • Day 12: Tikal (day trip from Flores)
  • Day 13: bus to Belize City, bus to Chetumal, bus to Cancun
  • Day 14: Cancun, rented car, drove to Tulum
  • Day 15: Tulum, Coba, drove to Xpujil
  • Day 16: Calakmul, drove to Campeche
  • Day 17: Campeche, Uxmal, drove to Merida
  • Day 18: Merida, Chichen Itza, Valladolid, to Cancun
  • Day 19: returned the car, to Isla de Mujeres
  • Day 20: Isla de Mujeres
  • Day 21: to Cancun airport, plane to Chicago, plane to Brussels

  Here's the full picture report, in four parts:


Part 1 - Chicago, Mexico City, Pacific Coast, Oaxaca (days 1-6). Chicago, Mexico City, Teotihuacan, Acapulco, Puerto Escondido, Monte Alban, Oaxaca.


Part 2 - Chiapas (days 7-10). Tuxtla Gutierrez, Cañon del Sumidero, Chiapa de Corzo, San Cristobal, Misol Ha, Agua Clara, Agua Azul, Palenque.


Part 3 - Guatemala and Belize (days 11-13). Frontera Corozal, Flores, Tikal, Belize City.


Part 4 - Yucatan (days 14-21). Cancun, Tulum, Coba, Calakmul, Campeche, Uxmal, Merida, Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Isla de Mujeres, going home.

Marije Tue 30 May 2006 @ 23:31
Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed your pictures! It brought back some great memories and gave me some inspiration for my next trip!!

Don Nisbet Tue 11 Apr 2006 @ 20:19
A great site! Just wanted to compliment you guys for sharing pics and words. My wife and I have visited many of the same places and areas in past years and your site triggered many fond memories. Thanks from frozen northern Canada.


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