Guatemala & Belize Combo

Explore the colonial charm of Antigua – Guatemala’s former colonial capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander a modern-day Maya village on the shores of Lake Atitlán, hunt for the Resplendent Quetzal, in the cloud forest of Coban before turning north to visit the mother of all Maya sites – Tikal. Travel into Belize’s Cayo District, where you’ll find Tikal’s sister city, Caracol – an area renowned for its bird-life and for soft adventures such as cave-tubing & zip-lining. End your holiday on Belize’s largest island, Ambergris Caye, where you can snorkel or dive the longest Barrier Reef in the northern hemisphere.

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ITINERARY:

DAY 1:

Your holiday begins as you fly to Guatemala City, where upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in the former colonial capital city of Antigua.

DAY 2:

Enjoy a walking tour of Antigua to to explore the city and orientate yourself whilst visiting some of the sites that remain from the Spanish Colonial times.

DAY 3:

Travel over to Lake Atitlán, a serene and beautiful lake in the highlands of Guatemala, and the deepest lake in Central America.

DAY 4:

Full-day boat trip across Lake Atitlán, visiting some of the shore-side communities to learn about their culture and traditions.

DAY 5:

Travel on through the Highlands, passing through many remote villages only lightly touched by the modern world, to the cloud forest area of Cobán.

DAY 6:

Today you’ll search for the Resplendent Quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala. Afternoon visit to an Orchid Garden.

DAY 7:

Travel further north to the Tikal National Park, with an en route stop off to visit the Maya ruin of Ceibal.

DAY 8:

Guided visit to Tikal, the mother of all Maya sites, whose magnificent temples dominate the lush rainforest.

DAY 9:

Cross the border into neighbouring Belize. After completing border formalities, continue over to Belize’s Cayo District.

DAYS 10 & 11:

Days at leisure. Options to explore Belize’s Maya sites, go bird-watching, hiking, horse-riding, canoeing or mountain biking.

DAY 12:

Transfer to Belize City. En route enjoy some cave-tubing and zip-lining. From Belize City, take a domestic flight to Ambergris Caye, Belize’s largest island.

DAY 13:

Spend the day snorkelling or diving along the second longest Barrier Reef in the world – second only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. For non-divers, simply relax on the beach!

DAY 14:

Day at leisure. Options for snorkelling, diving, fishing, manatee-spotting – or simply time to relax on the beach or by the pool.

DAY 15:

Your Guatemala and Belize holiday comes to an end as you take a domestic flight back to Belize City airport ahead of your flight home or further afield.

The above sample Guatemala and Belize holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.

Hotels

Guatemala and Belize have a good range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made Guatemala and Belize holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Guatemala and Belize Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Guatemala and Belize holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Guatemala and Belize holiday.

Duration of your Guatemala and Belize Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Guatemala and Belize holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your tailor-made Guatemala and Belize holiday along with a link to the hotel’s website, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made Guatemala and Belize holiday.