13 Days
Length
6/10
Physicality
Belize, Guatemala
Destination
Friday, Tuesday
Departures

This is a phenomenal 12 days’ tour that will give you the opportunity to explore amazing cultural and natural destinations in Guatemala and Belize. Starting in the unique colonial city of Antigua Guatemala, visiting lake Atitlan and the colorful market of Chichicastenango.

  • Antigua Guatemala – Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan – Iximche – Tikal National Park – Yaxha National Park – Quirigua – Copan
  • Native markets – Live culture – Sustainable Cultural Tour – Culture and History – Archaeology

  • Moderate
  • Cultural – Archaeology
  • Guatemala
  • Couples – Small Groups
  • Basic – Luxury
  • Minibus / SUV / Boat
  • 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Trip may include activities like walks and boat

Guatemala & Belize Explorer

  • Arrival Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala
  • Cultural walking tour in Antigua
  • Chichicastenango Market (Thursday and Sunday) / Lake Atitlan
  • Lake Atitlan boat tour
  • Iximche – Guatemala Airport – Flight to Flores
  • Tikal National Park
  • Yaxha National Park – Xunantunich – Belize
  • Caracol Archaological Site
  • ATM (Aktun Tunichil Muknal)
  • Cayo – Belize City – San Pedro Ambergris Caye
  • Free days at San Pedro Ambergris Caye
  • Free days at San Pedro Ambergris Caye
  • Back home

 

1

Arrival – Antigua

Meet and greet at La Aurora International Airport and transfer to the City of Antigua Guatemala, (1 hour)

Lodging in Antigua Guatemala.

2

Cultural walking tour in Antigua

After breakfast, you will enjoy a tour through the villages around Antigua Guatemala; where they will learn their history through ruined buildings, live culture and the incomparable view.

In this cultural tour you will visit: San Juan El Obispo (The first bishop in Guatemala founded by Francisco Marroquín), San Pedro Las Huertas, Ciudad Vieja (home of Guatemala’s former second capital, which was buried by an earthquake-triggered mudslide in 1541), experimental Organic Macadamia Farm, Santiago Zamora women’s cooperative and San Antonio Aguas Calientes.

The Santiago Zamora cooperative is women´s association specially focuses on showing to tourists their local daily activities at home.

The presentations begin with a demonstration of the local textiles you will learn how to form the threads until use the back strap loom and get the final textile.
Learn how to do a cup of coffee from the seed to the cup. Dance local music with the women´s. At the end enjoy a nice local food “pepian” made of many local species and they add pork, beef or chicken.

Afternoon cultural tour in Antigua Guatemala, an effortless walking experience through the ruins, museums, monasteries, markets, art galleries and plazas of this colonial city.

Lodging in Antigua Guatemala

3

Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan

After breakfast, around 8:00 a.m. we will head to Chichicastenango (2.5 hour) to enjoy the multicolored ethnic market, where the scent of incense and the people’s mysticism promises a unique atmosphere, bargaining of prices, and a church with mixed Mayan and Catholic traditions.

This is a market that every Thursday and Sunday appears and disappears as one of the ancient commercial traditions of the Guatemalan highlands and that now delights the visitors.
In the afternoon, transfer to Panajachel. (1 hour)

Lodging in Panajachel

4

Lake Atitlan Tour

A day tour in Lake Atitlan to live an immersion into the Tzutujil Mayan people, its markets, traditions, spiritualism and beliefs.
After we finish our visit in these magnificent towns, transfer back to hotel.

Lodging in Panajachel.

5

Iximche – Guatemala Airport – Flight to Flores

In the morning visit Iximche in Tecpán. Iximché was a Maya Cakchiquel city founded in 1463, less than a century before the arrival of the Spaniards, which played a decisive role in the Spanish conquest of this region of Guatemala. Then continue to Guatemala City airport to take your flight to Flores, Peten.

Lodging in Peten

6

Tikal National Park

After breakfast, we depart for Tikal National Park, where you will be guided along the paths of the City of the Voices, Tikal, which is one of the most beautiful Mayan sites and a unique open-laboratory of flora and fauna, representative of the tropics.

Lodging in Peten

7

Yaxha – Belize

Today you will board our bus and head towards Yaxha National Park. The series Survivor-The Mayan Empire was filmed in this beautiful Maya city.
Yaxha is located on the banks of the Yaxha Lake; here we will walk through their causeways, temples and plazas, while learning about the fantastic Mayan history.

After lunch transfer to the border with Belize and continue to your hotel in San Ignacio Belize.

Lodging in Cayo, Belize

8

Caracol Archaological Site

Early transfer to the Mountain Pine Ridge Area, drive to the Rio On pools and cascades where guests can cool off swimming in the cool pools or by sitting in their own natural Jacuzzi. After this exciting stop, continue to the archaeological site of Caracol the tour starts in the largest archeological site in Belize, covering 30 square miles wide, high canopy jungle, and includes five plazas, an astronomic observatory and over 35,000 buildings that have been identified. In the afternoon transfer back to Cayo area.

Lodging in Cayo, Belize

9

Aktun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

Transfer to the Site, the “Cave of the Stone Sepulcher” is one of the most impressive caves in the Maya Lowland. Upon arrival, you will be outfitted in the necessary equipment for the Caving Adventure. First go through a 45 minute´ trek throughout the dense Jungle in the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve and wade across three streams, learning about the plants and animals of the Jungle will be an important activity.

Then you will be delighted with this amazing cave which comprises of a cave system with a series of chambers, ending in a 300 by 50-meter Cathedral where sacrificial ceremonies once took place.

Lodging in Cayo, Belize

10

Cayo – Belize City

Transfer from Cayo area to Belize City where you will take a water taxi heading to San Pedro Ambergris Caye for about one hour and a half.

Lodging in San Pedro Ambergris Caye

11

San Pedro Ambergris Caye

Free days to enjoy of the beautiful beach and white sand, explore the amazing crystalline waters or have fun doing snorkeling and swimming with the shark-ray alley
12

San Pedro Ambergris Caye

Free days to enjoy of the beautiful beach and white sand, explore the amazing crystalline waters or have fun doing snorkeling and swimming with the shark-ray alley
13

Back Home

Breakfast and transfer by water taxi to Belize City, where our team will be waiting for you for the transfer to Belize International Airport on time to catch your international flight back home.

End of your adventure in the country of the Eternal Spring.

Departures:
Every Tuesday and Friday
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 people.

Price:
Based on double occupancy and standard hotel type.

US$2995

Per Person

US$795

Single Supplement

INCLUDED
All ground transportation during your trip
24/7 assistant and support
Full trip expert local guidance
6 nights of lodging at Standard Hotels in Guatemala
6 nights of lodging at Standard Hotels in Belize
12 breakfasts (American or Continental Breakfasts)
3 lunches without drinks (Santiago Zamora, Tikal & Yaxha)
02 box lunches (Caracol & ATM tour)
9 days’ guide for tours and transfer in
Private boat for Lake Atitlan
Round trip collective water taxi from Belize City to San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Entrances fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary
One way trip airline ticket from Guatemala – Flores via TAG Airline (SAAB 340A or Embraer 110)
Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
Travel insurance for trip cancellation, medical services or evacuation
Meals not described
Departure tax from Flores to Guatemala City ($3.00 or Q20.00 each route)
Alcoholic and none alcoholic beverages
Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, etc
Gratuities for drivers and guides
Services not described

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