BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769Mceiox / agluatema / Beilz155ItineraryDay 1-2 / Cancun Our holiday starts in the resort city of Cancun, on the dazzling Caribbean Sea. There's time here to discover the city and the nearby beaches. Day 3 / Tulum - Chetumal After an early start we reach Tulum, where crumbling Mayan ruins cling to the cliff top overlooking the beach. Absolutely stunning. We stay overnight in the town of Chetumal, close to the Belize border. Day 4-5 / Caye Caulker Belize City is our departure point for palm-fringed Caye Caulker. The Caye is a sand island on the edge of the world's second largest barrier reef. We enjoy swimming, diving and snorkelling amongst beautiful tropical fish and coral. Day 6-7 / Flores - Tikal Ruins After returning to Belize City, we head across the border into Guatemala and the town of Flores. Visit Tikal, the Mayan ruins in the Guatemalan jungle, then catch the overnight bus to Guatemala City and on to Antigua. Day 8-10 / Antigua Antigua is amongst the oldest and most beautiful towns in the Americas, set in a valley encircled by three volcanoes. Our leader will show us the highlights and lead us to the summit of a nearby volcano. Our trip ends in the morning of Day 10. Central American Trails 10 days Caribbean beaches, Mayan ruins, lush rainforest and live volcanoes.This short trip offers a sublime mix of exquisite Caribbean islands and beaches, fascinating Mayan ruins, dense jungles, emerald rainforests, smouldering volcanoes, quaint colonial towns and 'I-need-to-pinch-myself-to-prove-I'm-really-here' scenery. Whilst here we beach out in Caye Caulker, one of Central America's most chilled-out spots.Trip InfoDeparture DatesGroup size: Maximum 16.Grade: Culture Easy.Transport: Aircon bus, Boat, Deluxe bus, Local bus, Taxi.Accommodation: 1 night overnight bus, 8 nights budget/tourist class hotels.Start Day: Sunday End Day: TuesdayTour code: GSCTStart FinishStart Finish201123-Jan 01-Feb06-Feb 15-Feb20-Feb 01-Mar06-Mar 15-Mar20-Mar 29-Mar03-Apr 12-Apr17-Apr 26-Apr01-May 10-May15-May 24-May29-May 07-Jun12-Jun 21-Jun26-Jun 05-Jul10-Jul 19-Jul24-Jul 02-Aug07-Aug 16-Aug21-Aug 30-Aug04-Sep 13-Sep18-Sep 27-Sep02-Oct 11-Oct16-Oct 25-Oct30-Oct 08-Nov13-Nov 22-Nov27-Nov 06-Dec11-Dec 20-Dec25-Dec 03-Jan201208-Jan 17-Jan22-Jan 31-Jan05-Feb 14-Feb19-Feb 28-Feb04-Mar 13-Mar18-Mar 27-Mar15-Apr 24-Apr29-Apr 08-May13-May 22-May27-May 05-Jun10-Jun 19-Jun24-Jun 03-Jul08-Jul 17-Jul
For detailed departures, itineraries and prices please visit our website156COLOMBIAItineraryColours of Colombia 11 daysDiscover colourful and vibrant Colombia - ahead of the crowds.There's never been a better time to enjoy colourful and vibrant Colombia. On this adventure, discover the colonial gems of Villa de Leyva and the ancient fortress city of Cartagena. Cartagena's cobbled colonial heart is a joy to explore on foot, and with so much to see, our local guide's walking tour gives the perfect introduction to the city's finest buildings and spaces. There's time to explore the Tayrona National Park and soak up the sun on the palm-fringed beaches of the Caribbean. Further south lies Bogota, with rich museums, colourful markets and a lively nightlife.Trip InfoDeparture DatesDay 1-2 / Cartagena Nothing is planned on Day 1, so you can arrive at any time. The following day we enjoy a tour of this charming fortress city known for its stunning colonial architecture.Day 3-4 / Cartagena - Tayrona National Park We drive to the coastal city of Santa Marta then on to the stunning Tayrona National Park. There's time to discover some of the rich archaeological sites and to swim in the Caribbean's warm waters.Day 5-6 / Santa Marta - Bogota We return to Santa Marta, where we have time to explore the city before flying to Bogota.Day 7-8 / Bogota Bogota is home to many colonial era churches, large plazas and great museums. Apart from being the financial centre of the nation, it also has some of South America's best nightlife.Day 9 / Bogota - Zipaquira - Vila de Leyva We depart early for the village of Villa de Leyva, stopping at Zipaquira to visit the ancient salt mines and the incredible salt cathedral. Villa de Leyva is one of the most beautiful colonial villages in Colombia.Day 10 / Vila de Leyva - Raquira - Bogota Our main stop on the way back to Bogota is Raquira. This brightly painted village is famous for its colony of artisans, who produce traditional northern Andean pottery and hand-woven goods.Day 11 / Bogota Our trip comes to an end after breakfast today.Group size: Maximum 16.Grade: Wildlife Moderate / Trekking Moderate.Transport: Bus, Mini-van, On foot, Plane.Meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 dinner.Start Day: Wednesday End Day: SaturdayTour code: GSCOStart FinishStart Finish201105-Jan 15 Jan02-Mar 12 Mar06-Apr 16 Apr18-May 28 May29-Jun 09 Jul10-Aug 20 Aug21-Sep 01 Oct16-Nov 26 Nov201204-Jan 14 Jan29-Feb 10 Mar04-Apr 14 Apr16-May 26 May27-Jun 07 Jul08-Aug 18 Aug19-Sep 29 Sep14-Nov 24 NovHot for 2011! Visit our website for more on Colombia - This trip is tipped to be popular for 2011! Make sure you get your place booked today.