Explore Guatemala & Belize

Resort: Explore Guatemala & Belize
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Guatemala
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Embark on a 17-day adventure that’s packed with jungle and coastal adventure in Guatemala and Belize. Roam among the Mayan ruins at Tikal and swim off Belizes islands and atolls. Hike across the foot of a volcano outside Antigua and sail between remote lakeside communities on Guatemalas Lake Atitln. Everyone’s got an inner explorer; connect with yours in this exciting part of the world.

Itineraries

Day 1
Guatemala CityAntigua Guatemala

Arrive at the Guatemala City airport and transfer to hotel in Antigua.

Day 2
Antigua Guatemala

Explore Antigua on a guided cultural walking tour with a historian, including City Hall, the convent, and the museums at Paseo de los Museos. Opt to take a volcano trek or excursion to a macadamia nut plantation or coffee farm.

Day 3
Antigua GuatemalaJaibalito

Travel today by van and boat to the village of Jaibalito on Lake Atitln. Visit the communities on the lake by boat, including San Juan la Laguna, a G Adventures-supported village. Take an orientation walk, visit various co-ops, enjoy a local Mayan lunch and a Mayan tree-planting ceremony.

Day 4
Jaibalito

Free time for outdoor pursuits such as fishing, hiking, bird watching, and kayaking.

Day 5
JaibalitoAntigua Guatemala

Return to Antigua and visit a chocolate museum to take a hands-on workshop to learn about the ancient Mayan process from bean to bar. Opt to take a salsa dance class.

Day 6
Antigua GuatemalaFlores

Catch our flight to Flores in the Petn region of Guatemala. Enjoy a cooking lesson and lunch with a local chef on the shores of Lake Petn Itz.

Day 7
Flores

Take a guided tour of the famous Mayan ruins of Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site set in the heart of the jungle.

Day 8
FloresBurrell Boom

Cross the border into Belize and continue to the village of Burrell Boom.

Day 9
Burrell Boom

Enjoy a full day excursion to the Lamanai ruins, a renowned Mayan ceremonial site consisting of over 800 structures surrounded by lush jungle. Return to our lodge to relax at the patio bar and pool, visit the spa, or walk the grounds to spot local wildlife.

Day 10
Burrell BoomSan Ignacio

Drive to San Ignacio and visit the Community Baboon Sanctuary, co-founded by five-time National Geographic grantee Dr Robert Horwich. Learn about the black howler monkey before going on a rainforest walk to observe monkeys in the wild. After, visit a G Adventures-supported Cayo women’s cooperative where we learn about the centuries-old tradition of throwing pots and tortilla making. Enjoy a local lunch before continuing on to our rainforest hotel.

Day 11
San Ignacio

Enjoy two free days to visit the sites of the surrounding countryside. There are several activity options including an exploration of the Mayan cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal or ruins of Xunantunich, visiting the butterfly gardens, and tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region.

Day 12
San Ignacio

Enjoy two free days to visit the sites of the surrounding countryside. There are several activity options including an exploration of the Mayan cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal or ruins of Xunantunich, visiting the butterfly gardens, and tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region.

Day 13
San IgnacioHopkins

Travel to Hopkins on the coast and enjoy a visit to Marie Sharp’s Hot Sauce Factory en route. Explore the fascinating Garifuna culture, take a drumming lesson, and enjoy a demonstration by these amazing artists.

Day 14
Hopkins

Enjoy the day in the laid-back village of Hopkins. Opt to visit the palmed Tobacco Caye nearby and do some snorkelling, venture to a wildlife sanctuary, or explore the area by bicycle.

Day 15
HopkinsCaye Caulker

Drive up the coast and visit an animal conservation centre before catching the ferry to Caye Caulker, a true tropical paradise.

Day 16
Caye Caulker

Enjoy the day with the option to join a full-day sailing and snorkelling trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Belize Barrier Reef, or just indulge in some serious R&R. In the evening, take part in a fun farewell dinner at a popular local restaurant.

Day 17
Caye Caulker

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