Packing Inventory

This is my last post before I head to the airport! I will try to update the blog either in Denver, or when I arrive in Cancun!! Wish me luck!!

I thought it would be a good idea to have a list of things I packed so that I can be better prepared at answering questions about what to pack on a similar trip. By the time I finish my trip I will, of course, have a better idea of what I shouldn’t have taken. Click the more tab for the details…

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Distance Estimate

Sweet Gukumatz! I just used Google Earth‘s path tool to estimate my trip length, and it came out to over 2,500km!! (Roughly the distance from Vancouver to the Mexican boarder, as the crow flies). Here’s a map of the basic route I’ll be taking from the G.A.P. Adventures company that I’m traveling with:

If your interested in a more detailed version I’ve already written about my itinerary here, which includes a link to my trip dossier.

Itinerary for Mayan Adventure

The company I’m traveling with is G.A.P. Adventures and their website for this trip is here. The trip code is CAM. The full trip dossier can be found here. My trip with G.A.P. begins on June 21st and goes to July 12th, but I will arrive in Cancun on June 18th.

Here is a summary of my daily itinerary:

Day ‘minus-3’-‘zero’ Isla Mujeres
Cancun –  Cancun Diving Adventures Open water SCUBA certification!

Day 1 Arrive Cancun (G.A.P. Trip Begins)

Day 2-3 Chichen Itza / Merida
Chichen Itza
Cuzama for cenotes

Day 4-6 Palenque / The Highlands
Mayan ruins of Palenque, Bonampak and Yaxchilan
San Cri­stobal De Las Casas

Day 7-11 Guatemalan Highlands
Lake Atitlan, Panajachel
Chichicastenango day trip to the market

Day 12-13 Flores, Tikal Guatemala
Rio Dulce and Poptún
Flores, Lake Peten Itza

Day 14-15 San Ignacio, Belize
San Ignacio
Mountain Pine Ridge, Hidden Valley Falls, Rio Frio Cave
Rio On
Actun Tunichil Muknal cave

Day 16-18 Caye Caulker
Caye Caulker

Day 19-21 Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen

Day 22 Depart Playa del Carmen

Some Important Links for Mayan Adventure

Here’s a list of important links with information about travel in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, as well as some links to the hurricane forecast for the summer, customs information for my return to Canada, and a useful traveler’s checklist. I just wanted to put all the information somewhere that I can access it easily should I need it!

  1. Canadian Travel Report for Mexico
  2. Canadian Travel Report for Guatemala
  3. Canadian Travel Report for Belize
  4. National Hurricane Center
  5. Returning to Canada
  6. Canadian Declaration of Goods
  7. Canadian Travelers Checklist