PONANT brings you an itinerary in the Caribbean Sea, sailing along the Mexican peninsula of Yucatán to Guatemala and Belize.
In Cozumel, you will board Le Bellot for an 11-day cruise combining idyllic beaches and Pre-Columbian sites.
Your first port of call at Seybaplaya will be an opportunity to discover the city of Campeche, established by the conquistadors. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it has retained its surrounding wall and fortifications.
Le Bellot will then set sail for Progreso, famous of its immaculate sand beaches, and the gateway to more wonders. First, Mérida, the capital of the state of Yucatán, offers a pleasant mix of colonial architecture and Mayan heritage. Next, the famous ancient city of Uxmal, whose impressive dimensions reveal the former greatness of the Mayan economic and political capital.
Your ship will then call at Water Caye which offer wonderful scuba diving opportunities to discover the treasures of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System.
The next port of call will be Santo Tomás de Castilla. From there, you will be able to discover the pyramids of Tikal, another major site of the Maya civilisation, or the palaces, pyramids and sanctuaries of the Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quiriguá.
Next, you will discover Belize, its heavenly beaches and its wonderful barrier reef, home to the emblematic Great Blue Hole, one of the most stunning diving spots in the world.