Belize Guatemala Tour

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Belize Guatemala Tour

Caving in Belize, is an adventure possible for all; those seeking basic or advance caving. In Belize, caving is mostly in the Cayo District, where the most important caves are located. Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, or ATM, an archaeological site is known for an intact skeleton of a young female. The nearby Barton Creek Cave offers an exciting canoe trip through its 7-km long chamber. Choose between canoeing in Barton Creek or a more adventurous jungle/cave trip in Actun Tunich Maknal.

Begin this tour in Antigua, Guatemala and explore its cultural, historical sites of this colonial city. Take a tour of its surrounds and visit a coffee plantation. Near Atitlan Lake visit Comalapa Market for handicrafts and watch locals in colourful garments. Travel north to Flores, a beautiful lake city and take a canopy tour and try zip line and canopy bridge walk. Visit Yaxha National Park and the famous Mayan Temple site of Tikal.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 10-DAY BELIZE & GUATEMALA TOUR…
And, experience its archeological sites and a caving adventure.
 

What We Love
  • Explore the fabulous UNESCO listed Baroque architecture of Antigua.
  • Discover Lake Atitlan, regarded by many as the most beautiful lake in the world.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available. 
  • Depart and return whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour but may require walking on rough surfaces. 
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Review

Antigua & Atitlan: Antigua is a 16th century town whose colonial monuments, churches, and monasteries were destroyed in the 1773 earthquake. But it still remains to be a pleasant town with cobblestone streets, pastel-hued homes, luxe boutique hotels, and an exceptional selection of smart restaurants. Almost 2 hr by drive in the Guatemalan highlands is lake Atitlan filled with shimmering water. Lakeside villages practice local customs and the region offers great opportunities to kayak, bike, hike and zip-line. The journey to Lake Atitlan allows visit to Chichicastenango (Chichi) market visited by locals from nearby villages. 
 
El Petén is Guatemala's most sparsely populated department. It belongs to the Maya Biosphere Reserve, a wildlife haven that stretches from Belize through Guatemala to Mexico. It was once made up of a network of cities, but a millennium ago this fascinating civilization went into a mysterious decline and soon virtually disappeared. The temples that dominated the horizon were swallowed up by the jungles where now parrots and monkeys far outnumber people. Archaeological sites in addition to the Tikal include Yaxhá, Ceibal, Aguateca, and Uaxactún. 
 
The Cayo district is the Belizean frontier with meandering rivers, lush jungles, green hillsides, thundering waterfalls, huge cave systems, two of the most important Mayan ruins, and a mountain pine ridge forest just waiting for you to explore and experience. It’s rich with wildlife and a favoured destination for eco tourists. The grand Maya city of Xunantunich, which means “Maiden of the Rock” towers 130 feet tall, eight miles west of San Ignacio. Activities in the region include riding, kayaking, caving, tubing and zipline.
Getting There

Most flights to Guatemala from the UK are routed via US hub cities: Atlanta, Houston, New York or Miami. Airfares always depend on the season, with the highest being from Christmas to February, around Easter and in July and August. Other options include flying via Madrid on Iberia, via Amsterdam and Panama with KLM, or via Mexico with a number of airlines and then on to Guatemala with a Mexican airline. Flores airport, near Tikal, has a few flights from Belize City and Cancún.
 

 
Belize Guatemala Tour Belize, Guatamala

Belize Guatemala Tour

Antigua, Atitlan, Flores, Tikal, Cayo
(10 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Antigua, Guatemala Meet and greet on arrival at Guatemala City airport and private transfer to Antigua.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: El Convento – Junior Suite (B)

Day 2 – City Tour
Antigua With your private guide and driver, you will explore Antigua and surrounds. You will have a choice to select one of the two half-day tours; the Fair Trade Coffee tour or Antigua Walking tour.

Fair Trade Coffee Tour: This tour begins with a short transfer to the small town of San Miguel Escobar, just outside of Antigua. With your private guide from As Green as it Gets (AGAIG), a local charity you will visit some of the families supported by this organisation. You can work alongside coffee farmers in their coffee making process. Coffee Season is Nov to Mar. This tour includes a donation to AGAIG which is also supported by our ground operator.

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Antigua Walking Tour: This tour will cover the cultural, historical & social highlights of this colonial city with a behind-the-scenes look at some of the many ruined churches, convents, and cathedrals. This tour is flexible and if you have specific sites that you wish to see please notify your guide.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 3 – Comalapa Market Tour
Lake Atitlan With your private guide and driver, transfer through the highlands to the scenic Lake Atitlan where you’ll board a boat to ride across the lake to the village of San Juan La Laguna to visit a local textile cooperative. You can also visit the local naïf painters and later visit the house of the Maya God Maximon. If you wish you can ask your guide to help you hire the services of a shaman for you to have a personal ceremony performed.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L)

Day 4 – Chichi Market Tour
Flores Today you’ll be visiting the famous market at Chichi.  This is the biggest and most colourful market of Mesoamerica with enough time for shopping. You will also have an opportunity to see Maya rituals being performed in the Catholic Church. Transfer to Guatemala City for your evening flight to Flores. On arrival, transfer to your jungle hotel.

Chichi Market: Markets like these are the main economic focus of the towns in the highlands of Guatemala. They are also a social and cultural event second only to the local holiday. Market days draw people from all around the vicinity and it becomes a social event where you see distant neighbours and take the time to go over the latest news and gossip.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Canopy Tour
Flores In the morning we visit the Ixpanpajul canopy tour where you can choose between the exhilarating zip line or the more tranquil canopy bridge walk. Then we transfer to Yaxha National Park for a picnic lunch and to explore this atmospheric lakeside site.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L, D)

Day 6 – The Wild Side!
Tikal Today you will be guided on an extraordinary  tour to explore the amazing UNESCO protected Mayan Temple site of Tikal where huge Mayan temples rise above the jungle canopy and monkeys and tropical birds are abundant in the surrounding rainforest.  
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Mayan Ruins
Cayo District This morning transfer across the border by land and along the way visit the impressive Mayan ruins of Xunantunich (meaning “Stone Woman” in Maya) before transferring on to the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L)

Day 8 – Cave Adventure
Cayo District Today enjoy an adventurous cave / river trip to see ancient Mayan ritual sites where artefacts remain. Choose between Barton Creek where you canoe through the cave or Actun Tunich Maknal for a more strenuous and adventurous jungle/cave trip with a surprise at the end!   
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L)

Day 9 – Mountain Pine Ridge
Cayo District Travel through the scenic Mountain Pine Ridge National Park on your way to the famous Mayan Site at Caracol. Enjoy a private guided tour of this impressive site which is the largest Maya site in Belize. On your return, stop to visit the Rio Frio Caves and Pools.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L)

Day 10 – Depart
Belize City Transfer to Belize International Airport in plenty of time for your flight out.
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199
     

When to go Guatemala has a very good weather all year round and for that reason is called "The Land of Eternal Spring". In reality there are only two seasons, the dry season (from November to April) and the wet season (from May to October).

The best time to visit Guatemala is during the dry season; however, being summer holidays, this is also the busiest time. The rainy season isn’t that bad and you may consider planning your trip during this time of the year. Trips during this period are less expensive and there is so much to see on your own.  

November through April (Dry): This is Guatemala’s dry season with dazzling blue skies and warm sunshine to Antigua and Lake Atitlan. The tourist high season runs December through March, when demand for accommodation can be high; hence booking in advance is advised.

May through October (Wet): The rainy season runs roughly from May to October. The busiest times for tourism during this season are July and August. During this time you can often expect sunny mornings and showers falling predominantly in the afternoon, usually lasting no longer than a couple of hours, with the worst of the rain falling in September and October.

Visas British citizens don’t need a visa to visit Guatemala for up to 90 days. If you wish to extend your visa, you must submit an application to the Migration Directorate in Guatemala City.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Guatemala.

For further information contact the Guatemalan Embassy in London.
Visa information source: www.gov.uk