13 Days 12 Nights
This 13 days adventure tour package offers you the opportunity to discover two of the most beautiful destinations in Central America.
The colorful Guatemala with its Maya lives culture, colonial towns, active volcanoes, ethnics markets and unequaled archaeological sites, and Belize, the second tiniest country in Central America, that offer visits to sacred caves, jungle adventures, wildlife and the fantastic Caribbean beaches nearby the second most significant reef on the planet.
This adventure tour package is ideal for families, independent travelers and small groups looking to experience a mix of quality activities and adventures. The tour package could be easily customized to fit your wishes and expectations.
- Highlights: Antigua Guatemala – Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan – Yaxha National Park – Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave – Jungle Lodge – San Pedro Ambergris
- Activities: Caving – walks – Archaeology – Nature – Beach
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Holiday Type: Tailor-made
- You will visit: Guatemala
- Trip Style: Couples – Small Groups – Families
- Comfort level: Standard
- Transportation: Minibus / Boat / Plane
- Length: 13 Days / 12 Nights
- Physical demand: Trip may include activities like walks, flights and boat rides
- Group size: Minimun 1
- Pick up / Drop off locations: La Aurora International Airport
- Day 1 – Arrival – Antigua Guatemala
- Day 2 – Antigua Guatemala
- Day 3 – Lake Atitlan
- Day 4 – Lake Atitlan – Antigua Guatemala
- Day 5 – Flight to Low Lands
- Day 6 – Tikal National Park
- Day 7 – Yaxha National Park
- Day 8 – ATM – Belize
- Day 9 – Jungle Lodge Adventures
- Day 10 – ATV Adventure – San Pedro Ambergris
- Day 11 – 12: Free at San Pedro Ambergris Caye
- Day 13: Back Home
Arrival – Antigua Guatemala
Meet and greet at La Aurora International Airport and transfer to the City of Antigua Guatemala, (1 hour).
Lodging in Antigua Guatemala.
Cultural Walking Tour In Antigua Guatemala
After breakfast, it is time for the trip to visit ruins, churches, galleries, and museums. Antigua was established in 1543 within the valley of Panchoy for Francisco de la Cueva, enclosed by spectacular volcanoes Water, Fuego, and Acatenango, silent guardians of the beautiful architectonic inheritance of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan
Today early morning we are going to experience the multicolored market of Chichicastenango, in which the fragrance of incense plus the people’s mysticism guarantees an exceptional ambiance, dealing of costs handicrafts and textiles and also a visit to the cathedral with blended Mayan and Catholic traditions.
Chichicastenango is a marketplace that every Thursday and Sunday appears and disappears as one of the ancient commercial traditions of the Guatemalan highlands which now pleasures the visitors.
After the market, you will visit the Museum of Pascual Abaj which you will see all kind of masks that Maya dancers use for different type of celebrations.
Then transfer to Lake Atitlán for two nights lodging in Lake Atitlan
This morning you are going to have a scenic boat trip throughout Lake Atitlan (30min) towards the community of San Juan La Laguna where you could stop by the women’s textile cooperative to discover hand weaving and also the organic dye process.
Go to the studios/homes of the recognized naïf artists, and then continue to the community of Santiago. Following lunchtime, you continue your excursion towards the village visiting the Maximon Maya God, learning about spiritualism, and beliefs of the Maya people.
Lake Atitlan – Flight to Maya Lowlands
Free morning at Lake Atitlan, then about 11:00 am. Transfer towards La Aurora International Airport, with a break on the route for lunch.
Short Flight to Mundo Maya International Airport (45 minutes), then transfer to Tikal national park
Two nights lodging at Tikal national park.
Tikal National Park
After breakfast, you will be guided through one of the most amazing Maya destinations; Tikal is the perfect spot to enjoy a fantastic adventure tour that combines a mixture of nature and archaeology.
Discover the Mayan forest that inhabits abundant tropical flora and fauna, breathtaking temples quiet witnesses of the beginning and splendor and also the fall of one of the most important cultures in our planet, all of this is included within our visit to Tikal.
Yaxha National Park – Transfer to Belize
After breakfast, you will board our minivan and head towards Yaxhá National Park. Yaxhá is located in the banks of the Yaxhá Lake; here we will walk through their causeways under an exuberant tropical forest, where usually howling monkeys flood the ambiance with their howls to impress the females or to get out of an intruding male within their group.
We are going to climb up some temples which are the photographers’ accomplices, as they provide stunning landscapes. We shall finish the excursion inside the higher section of the temple 216, the tallest structure in the place.
After a Yaxha Archaeological Tour, we will head towards the Belize border with a short break on the route for lunch; then we continue to our jungle lodge.
Free afternoon at the lodge from where you can enjoy the complimentary activities such as jungle hikes, night walks, swim on the tropical river or just enjoy the relaxing symphony of the tropical rainforest.
Three nights lodging at Pook’s Hill Jungle Lodge or similar
Actun Tunichil Muknal
Transfer towards Actun Tunichil Muknal which is probably the most extraordinary caves system in the Maya Lowlands. Based in the center of the Belizean Jungle, this cavern had been a holy location to the ancient Maya of Belize.
Upon arrival, you will be outfitted with the necessary equipment for the Caving Adventure. During 3 hours climbing and caving will be essential activities you will enjoy.
You will be delighted with this fantastic cave which comprises of a cave system with many compartments, finishing in a 300 by 50-meter Cathedral where sacrificial ceremonies once took place.
Here it will be easy to journey to the Mayan past and experience a living museum in which the human sacrifices and artifacts will be displayed in their original context. Afterwards a fantastic drive towards pathway forward, a Forty-five minutes journey throughout the dense Rainforest within the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve and go over three streams, discovering flora and fauna.
The jungle lodge has the ideal surroundings for families to chill out and have fun together.
Spend your full day with your family or friends experiencing the cost-free activities at the reserve or picking from tours and excursions available that are ideal for travelers and family fun.
ATV Adventure – Transfer to San Pedro Ambergris
Jungle All-terrain vehicle Adventure.
Today you are going to enjoy the Jungle ATV Adventure, that is an exciting four wheels journey, you might drive throughout the jungle experiencing the frenzy of adrenaline when you zip around over tracks and muddy routes.
After the ATV adventure, transfer to San Pedro Ambergris.
Two nights lodging in San Pedro Ambergris Caye.
Day 11 & 12
Free at San Pedro Ambergris Caye
San Pedro Ambergris Caye, Belize’s major tropical island, located around 36 MLS from Belize City.
Through the cobblestone avenues and seafront areas of vibrant San Pedro, you will find a wide choice of, dining places, bars, dive centers, and shops.
La Isla Bonita or Ambergris Caye is a place where you, just can relax and have sun in your resort or plan your adventure such as fishing, kayaking, biking, snorkeling and diving in the Belize barrier reef.
Transfer to the airstrip to take a short flight to the Belize international airport, to connect with your trip back home