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Treasures of Guatemala and Beaches of Belize

Starts: Antigua, Guatemala
Finishes: Belize City, Belize

Visit: Antigua, Jaibalito, Panajachel, Antigua Guatemala, Tikal, Laguna Yaxjá, San Ignacio, Belize City, San Pedro Town, Belize City

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Multisport

Overview

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A journey from the highland volcanoes of Guatemala to the white Caribbean beaches of Belize, en route we’ll enjoy volcano walks, kayaking, snorkelling, exotic wildlife spotting, cave exploration, Mayan ruins... and, of course, a little time to relax; this is a holiday after all! We begin in Guatemala, amongst the brightly painted colonial buildings of Antigua and the lively market at Chichicastenagno. We’ll spend two nights at our stunning cliff side accommodation overlooking Lake Atitlan, where we’ll explore by kayak and on foot. A sunset walk to the top of the active Volcan Pacaya is next, prepare for some impressive views and to get up close to the lava flows. Be careful not to melt your shoes! We’ll visit the Mayan ruins of Tikal and Yaxha, before departing Guatemala and heading across the border to Belize. Our first stop here will be the mysterious caves at Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM), where we'll go in search of the calcified remains of the enigmatic ‘Crystal Maiden’, a sacrifice to the Mayan Gods. Caribbean beaches await us on the coral island of Caye Caulker, where we can unwind by wandering barefoot amongst the pastel coloured posadas, along the bleached white beaches and swim in the translucent waters of the Caribbean. The Belizean barrier reef is one of the most impressive in the world and while we’re here we’ll have the opportunity to snorkel with docile rays and nurse sharks! Our holiday ends in the Belizean jungle with two nights at Crooked Tree Wildlife sanctuary. Crooked Tree is a bird lover’s paradise; but there's more to this wildlife haven than its eclectic array of feathered friends; the marshlands and lagoons also shelter turtles, black howler monkeys, crocodiles and more. A truly wild way to end our colourful Central American adventure.

Highlights

    • Kayak on Lake Atitlan & climb Volcan Pacaya at sunset
    • The Mayan ruins of Tikal, Yaxha, and the 'Crystal Maiden' of the ATM cave
    • Snorkel with docile rays in the Caribbean sea at Shark Ray Alley
    • Experience Belize’s wild side at the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 161396
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Antigua, Guatemala
Finishes: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 14 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • An experienced English-speaking local tour leader
  • Single timed airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • All accommodation as described
  • All meals as described in the meal plan
  • All transport involved in the itinerary
  • All excursions mentioned in the itinerary

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $3,840 ($274/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Belize, Guatemala Antigua, Guatemala, Chichicastenagno, Lake Atitlan, San Marcos, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Flores, Yaxha, San Ignacio, Belize City, Caye Caulker
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Kerry  

Many, many highlights! From staring into the bubbling crater of Pacaya and eating by headtorch watching Fuego erupt in the distance to enjoying the sunset over Lake Atitlan after a great day canoeing and hiking - we knew this was going to be a special holiday after the first couple of days. Juan and Welber made an excellent pairing as guide and driver and their knowledge of Maya and other indiginous cultures was superb. Tikal is simply stunning and Juan brought it fully back to life as it truly is his passion. Caye Caulker and Crooked Tree are equally stunning. TIPS: Take walking poles for Pacaya and walking boots not walking-style trainers - that lava dust gets everywhere! Take US dollars for Belize (exchange rate fixed at 2:1 so everywhere accepts them) You may have to try a couple of ATMs in Antigua to get Guatemalan quetzels - the banks will change dollars to quetzels but only $200 a day and it is quite time-comsuming as they have an issue with money laudering.

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