Classic Guatemala & Belize
St Catarina arc and volcano Antigua Guatemala  
Chichicastenango fabrics  
Lake Atitlan  
Tikal  
Antigua  
 
Ambergris Caye  
13 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£3695

Tour Highlights

  • Colonial Antigua
  • Enigmatic Tikal Mayan ruins
  • Crystal clear waters of the Caribbean
  • Stunning Lake Atitilan
  • Lush rainforest of the Cayo District
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Classic Guatemala & Belize

Guatemala      Belize

On this 13-day tour, you’ll discover the highlands and jungle of Guatemala and the turquoise waters of Belize’s Caribbean coastline. See the full kaleidoscope of Guatemala’s highlights – colonial towns, colourful markets, sparkling Lake Atitlan and the incredible Mayan ruins of Tikal. Combine the heat of the jungle with the breeze of the Caribbean in Belize, which has a simply stunning coastline. Whether you want to dive, snorkel or just lie on the beach and relax after your adventure, these two countries make a perfect combination.


Day 1
Day 1
UK - Guatemala City - Antigua
Fly via the USA to Guatemala City and transfer to Antigua. Spend a total of 3 nights in the heart of this beautiful city at El Convento. This small hotel is located close to the centre of Antigua, and the rooms are full of Guatemalan character.
Accommodation: El Convento
         
Day 2
Day 2
Antigua
Enjoy a half day walking tour around Antigua to take in its cobbled streets, colonial churches and attractive squares. Until the major earthquake in 1773, Antigua was Guatemala's capital city. Founded in 1543 it grew to be one of the finest in Central America and the tour includes many of the great buildings and churches. You will visit Iglesia San Francisco, the Cathedral, Central Park, and La Merced Church.
Accommodation: El Convento
         
Day 3
Day 3
Antigua
A free day in Antigua to explore on your own. Visit the colourful local markets which sell everything from handicrafts to clothing, or enjoy some Guatemalan coffee in a café overlooking the main square. Antigua is surrounded by volcanoes, the most famous of which is Volcan Pacaya at 2552m, and makes for a great day trek depending on its level of activity.
Accommodation: El Convento
         
Day 4
Day 4
Antigua - Lake Atitlan
Transfer by land through the highlands to Panajachel on the shore of Lake Atitlan and stay at the charming Hotel Atitlan. Each room has its own private balcony, and the rooms are decorated with traditional tiles and fabrics which are sourced from the nearby villages. The hotels grounds are teeming with wildlife, and over 250 different species of birds have been spotted.
Accommodation: Hotel Atitlan
                 
Day 5
Day 5
Lake Atitlan
Free day to explore the lake area or take an optional full day boat tour of Lake Atitlan stopping of at local villages such as San Juan la Laguna and Santiago Atitlan. The lake has a beautiful setting, and the southern side has three volcanoes (Atitlan, San Pedro and Toliman). The many of the surrounding villages are still fiercely traditional, and it is still common to see women wearing traditional dress (which varies from village to village).
Accommodation: Hotel Atitlan
                 
Day 6
Day 6
Lake Atitlan - Flores
Free morning to relax by the lakeside before transferring to Guatemala City for a evening flight to Flores. Transfer to La Lancha, part of the Francis Ford Coppola Collection, the property overlooks peaceful Lake Peten Itza and is close to the Mayan site of Tikal.
Accommodation: La Lancha
         
Day 7
Day 7
Tikal
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Tikal, immersed within the tropical rainforest. Explore the temples and ruins, and you climb several of the temples to enjoy spectacular views. Tikal is also a great spot to see a variety of wildlife, and the jungle around Tikal is home to Spider and Howler monkeys, deer, fox, coatis, toucans, and a huge variety of birds.
Accommodation: La Lancha
         
Day 8
Day 8
Tikal - Cayo District
Road transfer into Belize and onto the Cayo District. Spend two nights at the award winning Chaa Creek lodge next to the Macal River. The lodge is set in its own private nature reserves, home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including over 300 species of birds.
Accommodation: Chaa Creek Lodge
         
Day 9
Day 9
Cayo District
Free day to explore. The lodge offers a variety of on site activities. Perhaps visit the nearby Mayan ruins of Caracol, which are located in a remote part of the Belize Jungle. Alternatively visit the Mountain Pine Ridge forest reserve, with undulating pine wood forest, waterfalls and rare wildlife such as Jaguars.
Accommodation: Chaa Creek Lodge
         
Day 10
Day 10
Cayo District - Ambergris Caye
Road transfer to Belize City for your short flight to the crystal clear waters and white sands of Ambergris Caye. Transfer to Victoria House for 3 nights where many of the rooms have views out across the turquoise Caribbean waters. The hotel has a pool, and serves excellent local seafood.
Accommodation: Victoria House
           
Days 11 - 12
Day 11
Ambergris Caye
Spend time relaxing on the beach or enjoy a spa treatment and massage at the hotel from a variety of options. The nearby marine park of Hol Chan is one of the most bio diverse in the world, and is home to sharks, turtles, tropical fish and manatees and snorkelling trips are a real highlight. For scuba divers, venture out and dive in Belize’s famous Blue Hole, one of the most famous sites in the world.
Accommodation: Victoria House
           
Day 13
Ambergris Caye - Belize City - UK
Take the short flight back to Belize City, before connecting with your flight to the UK via the USA.

Pricing Information & Dates

13 day tour, from £3695 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
Price Notes
Prices are per person sharing, including international flights and daily breakfast

Tour Route Map

  1.   Guatemala City
  2.   Antigua
  3.   Lake Atitlan
  4.   Guatemala City
  5.   El Peten & Tikal
  6.   Cayo District
  7.   Cayes & Islands

Accommodation on this Tour

Chaa Creek Lodge
Chaa Creek Lodge
Cayo District, Belize
Chaa Creek Lodge Award-winning eco-lodge, Chaa Creek Lodge, is on the banks of the Macal River and set in 365 acres of private nature reserve, where peccaries (a member of the pig family), monkeys......
         
El Convento
El Convento
Antigua, Guatemala
El Convento Located on one of Antigua’s historic cobbled streets opposite the 18th century Capuchin Convent, El Convento is an all-suite boutique hotel. The hotel bends traditional, colonial......
         
Hotel Atitlan
Hotel Atitlan
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Hotel Atitlan Close to the town of Panajachel on the shores of Lake Atitlan, this rustic style property offers extensive gardens and beautiful panoramic views of Lake Atitlan and the surrounding......
                 
La Lancha
La Lancha
El Peten & Tikal, Guatemala
La Lancha La Lancha is a luxurious jungle resort overlooking peaceful Lake Peten Itza and close to the Maya site of Tikal. Each of the ten secluded casitas has furniture and artwork from Bali and......
         
Victoria House
Victoria House
Cayes & Islands, Belize
Victoria House Victoria House is an attractive plantation-style building known for its exclusivity and service, offering a choice of casitas and private villas, set in either tropical gardens or just......
           

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