12 Day Culture & Adventure in Guatemala & Belize

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2 Antigua, 2 Rio Dulce, 2 Flores, 2 San Ignacio, 2 Caye Caulker, 1 Belize City
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Get a glimpse into the history of coffee and its production, followed by a tasting Tour Guatemala's indigenous communities around Antigua Savor a home hosted lunch with a local family and hear about their values and traditions Visit Casa Santo Domingo, a cultural complex housing two of Antigua's best museums Take a peaceful boat ride through the canyon of the Rio Dulce and hear the sounds of nature around you Explore the ancient Mayan city of Tikal, an archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization Enjoy a tubing excursion at Jaguar Paw Cave, a sacred underground world to the Maya Take a catamaran tour to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, known for its impressive coral reefs and abundant marine life Discover Belize City with its unique blend of Mayan ruins and old colonial buildings †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

What's this trip about?

    2 Antigua, 2 Rio Dulce, 2 Flores, 2 San Ignacio, 2 Caye Caulker, 1 Belize City

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range18 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityOperator does not provide
End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • North America
  • Central America

Attractions

  • Antigua
  • Caribbean
  • Caye Caulker
  • Flores
  • San Ignacio
  • Tikal

Trip includes

    • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed Flights Miami-Guatemala City, Belize City-Miami Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices Airline taxes & fuel surcharges 11 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Antigua 2 nights Rio Dulce 2 nights Flores 2 nights San Ignacio 2 nights Caye Caulker 1 night Belize City Hotel taxes, fees & service charges Hotel porterage All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates† Round trip ferry Belize City-Caye Caulker-Belize City 25 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout Services of local guides in all major cities Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary Active itinerary with unique cultural features

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Guatemala
Depart for Guatemala. Arrive in Guatemala City and transfer to Antigua, nestled in the forested hills of southern Guatemala Overnight: Antigua

DAY 2, Sunday - Coffee Tour, Antigua's Indigenous Communities, Casa Santo Domingo
Today, get a glimpse into the history of coffee, its production, and what makes the perfect brew during a tour of a coffee farm. At the conclusion of the visit, taste a fresh cup of coffee. Then, visit indigenous communities outside Antigua, including Jocotenango, Ciudad...
DAY 3, Monday - Travel to Rio Dulce, Archaeological Park & Ruins of Quiriguá
Departing Antigua this morning, head east towards Rio Dulce. Following lunch en route, visit the Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quiriguá, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. View the 35 foot stela, the tallest known Mayan stela. Later, continue the drive to Rio Dulce. Arrive and check into your hotel for dinner and overnight Overnight: Rio Dulce Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Discover Livingston
Begin the day with a boat ride down the river to Livingston, an Afro-Caribbean town with a unique blend of culture. Stop to visit Ak' Tenamit, a Cultural and Educational Center for indigenous Q'eqchi' Maya people. After, continue to Livingston, located on the shores of t...
DAY 5, Wednesday - Flores, Lake Peten Itza
Depart Rio Dulce this morning and travel to Flores, located on Lake Peten Itza. Board a boat to reach the small island. Then, take a walking tour of the town with its pastel-colored buildings, cobblestone streets and Central Plaza. Browse the shops for local handicrafts. Later, check into the hotel for dinner and overnight Overnight: Flores Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Tikal National Park
A thrilling day of exploration awaits! Journey to the ancient Mayan city of Tikal, a large archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, located at the center of a 222-square-mile national park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An exhilarating jungle hike lead...
DAY 7, Friday - Yaxha National Park, Border Crossing to Belize, San Ignacio
Explore the ancient city of Yaxha, a former Maya ceremonial center, perched on a ridge overlooking Yaxha Lake. This impressive archaeological site encompasses ball courts, several plazas, multiple pyramids, stelae and altars. Opportunity to climb one of the temples for p...
DAY 8, Saturday - Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing
Depart for Jaguar Paw Cave. On arrival, take a short hike along a jungle trail to reach the waters and embark on a tubing excursion. Float down the river though a series of underground caves and explore limestone stalactite formations. The ancient Mayans used this subter...
DAY 9, Sunday - Belize Zoo, Ferry to Caye Caulker Island
Morning departure from San Ignacio towards Belize City. On arrival, visit the Belize Zoo. Later, board a ferry to the island of Caye Caulker. This Caribbean island is surrounded by the biodiverse Belize Barrier Reef. Arrive at your resort hotel in time for a lunch of Belizean dishes. Spend the afternoon at leisure Overnight: Caye Caulker Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Monday - Enchanting Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Today, take a catamaran tour to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, known for its coral reefs and abundant marine life. Come face to face with docile nurse sharks and southern stingrays at the feeding grounds of Shark Ray Alley. Afterward, head to Coral Gardens for snorkeling. View...
DAY 11, Tuesday - Discover Belize City
After a leisurely morning, transfer by ferry in the afternoon to Belize City with its Caribbean charm. Embark on a panoramic city tour and learn about the former capital city of Belize, founded in the 1600s by the British. Afterward, check into your hotel. Tonight, enjoy...
DAY 12, Wednesday - Depart Belize
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast

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