The Best of Guatemala and Belize Tour
  • Best of Guatemala and Belize Tour

Activities


Hiking & Walking   
Wildlife and Jungle Exploration   
Archaeology    
Snorkeling and Boat   

Trip Lenght: 12 Days and 11 Nights

Price: $2400

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Dates: 01/01/2016 – 31/12/2016

Departures: Sundays and Wednesdays


Overview

Best of Guatemala and Belize Tour

Activities: Hiking and Walking, Snorkeling,  Small Ship, Culture Exploration, Wildlife and Jungle Exploration, and Archaeology

Departures: Sundays and Wednesdays

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Places to visit:  

Belize : Ambergris Caye, San Ignacio, San Pedro

Guatemala: Antigua Guatemala, Lake Atitlán, Chichicastenango, Tikal, Yaxhá and Guatemala City.

Description:

This program is part of GA’s Best-Sellers vacations.  During this journey you will visit the highlights of Guatemala and Belize, giving you the opportunity to discover all its hidden treasures.  It has all the activities you could expect of a world class journey.  The tour begins in Antigua Guatemala, a city inspired by the Italian Renaissance, continuing to the Western Highlands of Guatemala and then visiting three of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan civilization.   You´ll have the chance to appreciate the differences of architecture, art and majesty of the Mayan constructions and monuments.   Then continuing to Belize to experience the wildlife and nature, and finish with the unique caribbean beaches to relax.

GA Unforgettable Memories:

  • Snorkeling in the second largest reef in the world
  • Enjoying and relaxing in the white sand beaches of Belize
  • Feel the pure air while riding a private boat in the beautiful Lake Atitlan surrounded by three imposing volcanoes
  • The feeling of standing on the ancient ceremonial centre of Tikal and on the middle of a virgin jungle where about 1500 years ago lived an unprecedented advanced civilization.
Itinerary & Dates

Itinerary:

Day #1   

Airport – Antigua Guatemala:

Reception at the airport “La Aurora”. Transfer to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.
Deluxe: El Convento Boutique Hotel or similar

Standard: Meson de Maria Hotel or similar

 

Day #2 

Antigua Guatemala (B):

Visit to the most important and significant attractions of the city including Antigua’s most beautiful churches, monasteries, convents, and the central plaza. Overnight accommodations in Antigua.

Deluxe: El Convento Boutique Hotel or similar

Standard: Meson de Maria Hotel or similar

Day #3

Pacaya (B):

After breakfast transfer to the most active volcano in Guatemala, its 2500 mts. above the sea; the environment is formed by humid forest and rocks. This is one of the most exciting experiences in Guatemala, where you will enjoy from impressive views of the lagoon of Calderas and other three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango and landscapes as if you were on the moon. It is readily accessible and you don’t need to be in good shape to climb it, however you need to wear good hiking boots and wear long pants. When finish transfer back to Antigua Guatemala.

Deluxe: El Convento Boutique Hotel or similar

Standard: Meson de Maria Hotel or similar

Day #4

Santiago de Atitlán (B):

Visit to Lake Atitlán, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The word “Atitlán” is a Mayan word that translates as “the place where the rainbow gets its colors”. Early in the morning 07:00 a.m transfer to Lake Atitlan. Upon arrival discover the magic that surrounds all its greatness while taking a boat to cross the Lake and visit a Tzutuhil Village. Santiago where you will visit the confraternity of the local saint named Maximon or Ri Laj Mam, visited by different people of different ethnicities who come to ask health and prosperity in their lives. Whether you believe in it or not, make sure to enjoy this magical experience. Transfer back to Panajachel by boat for overnight accommodations.

Deluxe: Atitlan Hotel Suite Room or similar

Standard: Atitlan Hotel or similar

Day #5

Market Day Thursday or Sunday

Chichicastenango(B):

In the morning you will be transfer to Chichicastenango’s market, the most colorful and exciting place in the Mayan Highlands and the only place in Guatemala of 100% Quiché population. After the visit you’ll be transferred to Guatemala City to board your flight to Flores, Peten. (Departure flight: 17:15 hrs) On your arrival our representative will transfer to your hotel for overnight accommodations.

Deluxe: Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel or similar

Standard: Camino Real Tikal or similar

 

Day #6

Tikal (B, L):

After breakfast, transfer to one of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan World, Tikal, its name means “Place of Voices”, built during the Maya Classic Period. There are places on this earth that are so stunning that it is impossible to capture them in words or photographs. Tikal is such a place and is considered the second largest city in the Maya world. Tikal has the distinction of being the first site in Guatemala declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Upon arrival at Tikal archaeological site, our guide will show you the layout of the complex of Temples and Acropolis. Visit to the Complex Q and R, then to the Central Acropolis, Temples I “El Gran Jaguar and the Temple II “Los Mascarones”, regarded as the first and one of the most important monuments in the complex. Visit to the Lost World. Transfer back to your hotel for overnight accommodations.

Deluxe: Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel or similar

Standard: Camino Real Tikal or similar


Day #7

Yaxhá – San Ignacio (B, L):

Transfer to Yaxhá, a former ceremonial center and city of the Pre-Columbian Maya Civilization.  The facilities have evidence of Teotihuacan influence in their architecture and stelae. We can find the only twin pyramid complex outside of Tikal, also known as the Stelae Plaza.  During this visit you will enjoy the wildlife, jungle and mystic surroundings of this unique area.  After we finish the tour, transfer to San Ignacio in Belize for overnight accommodations.

Hotel: San Ignacio Resort Hotel or similar
Day #8

Caracol (B):

After breakfast you will visit the archaeological site Caracol. A great city once, remains in the site of one of the tallest manmade structures in the entire country the “Canna or Sky Pyramid”. You will watch the amazing scenic area of jagged forested peaks, rolling hills and steep gorge. When finish return to San Ignacio for overnight accommodations.

Hotel: San Ignacio Resort Hotel or similar

 

Day #9  

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour (ATM) – San Pedro, Ambergris Caye (B):

Today you will have an adventure tour to the ATM Caves, this caves features ceramics, stoneware and even human skeletons. You will hike for 30 minutes through the forest before arriving the entrance to the cave.  A short swim will lead you into the amazing underworld realm. You will enjoy geological formations like sparkling stalactites, stalagmites, and flow stones. We recommend to bring light clothing and swim wear and close-toe footwear with good sole grips.  When finish transfer to Belize City. You will take the water taxi to San Pedro, Ambergris. On arrival transfer to your hotel for overnight accommodations.

Deluxe: Victoria House or similar

Standard: Ramon’s Village or similar

 

Day #10 

Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley, Ambergris Caye (B):

Hol Chan is the oldest marine reserve located on the southern trip in Ambergris Cayes, which cover approximately three square miles and it’s divided into four zones. We will make two stops to enjoy the amazing underwater landscape of the Barrier Reef to it’s fullest. You will see all kinds of corals as well as brights tropical fish. The second stop will be at the Shar Ray Alley, a shallow area where you may feed and pet Nurse Sharks and Sting Rays. Return to hotel Overnight accommodations.

Deluxe: Victoria House or similar

Standard: Ramon’s Village or similar

 

Day #11 

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye (B):

Day is at leisure. Overnight accommodations.

Deluxe: Victoria House or similar

Standard: Ramon’s Village or similar

 

 

 

Day #12 

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye – Belize City (B):

In the morning you will be transfer to the airstrip to board the flight to Belize City.

**Flight departure on your choice from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m., departing every hour**

 

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The package includes:

  • All ground transportation as specified in itinerary
  • Specialized guide in English
  • Lodging every day of the trip in hotels specified
  • Breakfasts at the hotels
  • Entrances fees to sites to visit expressed in the itinerary
  • Private boat in Lake Atitlan
  • Flight Ticket Guatemala City – Flores, Petén via TAG
  • Lunch in Tikal Park and Yaxha (drinks not included)
  • Water taxi from Belize City to San Pedro
  • Flight Ticket San Pedro – Belize City via Tropic Air
  • Taxes

 

Not included:

  • Tickets abroad
  • Meals not specified
  • Tips and Personal expenses
  • Security tax paid in Flores US$ 3.00 or Q 25.00

 

**Prices may vary depending on selected hotels.

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Mayan Expedition Tour

Activities


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Archaeology    

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Trip Lenght: 11 Days and 10 Nights

Price: From $1650 per person

Difficulty: Easy

Dates: 01/01/2016 – 31/12/2016

Departure days: Mondays and Thursdays


Overview

Mayan Expedition Tour

Activities: Hiking and Walking, Biking, Small Ship, Culture Exploration, Wildlife and Jungle Exploration, and Archaeology

Departures: Mondays and Thursdays

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Places Visited: Antigua Guatemala, Lake Atitlán, Chichicastenango, Copán, Río Dulce & Livingston, Tikal, Yaxhá & Topoxté and Guatemala City.

Description:

This program is part of GA’s Best-Sellers vacations.    The journey begins in Antigua Guatemala, a city inspired by the Italian Renaissance, continuing to the Western Highlands of Guatemala and then visiting the Caribbean Coast and three of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan civilization.   You´ll have the chance to appreciate the differences of architecture, art and majesty of the Mayan constructions and monuments.  In one day you´ll have the opportunity to visit the Santo Tomas Church where the famous Popol Vuh was founded, the first capital of Guatemala, Iximche and the open market of Chichicastenango.  This journey has unequal diversity to explore all the beauties of Guatemala, “The land of the eternal spring” named like that because of its perfect climate.

GA Unforgettable Memories:

  • Attend and be part of a real Mayan ceremony directed by a priest called “Xaman” in the last city of the Mayas, Iximché
  • Relax and feel the pure air while riding a private boat in the beautiful Lake Atitlan surrounded by three imposing volcanoes
  • The feeling of standing on the ancient ceremonial centre of Tikal and on the middle of a virgin jungle where about 1500 years ago lived an unprecedented advanced civilization.
  • Learn the secrets and make a unique ritual in Quirigua where the guide and you will clap and the echo effect will make a sound like a Quetzal.
Itinerary & Dates

Itinerary:

Day #1 Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala:
Reception at the airport “La Aurora”. Transfer to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.

De Luxe: Casa Santo Domingo or similar
Standard: Posada de Don Rodrigo or similar


Day #2 Antigua Guatemala (B,D):

Visit to the most important and significant attractions of the city including Antigua’s most beautiful churches, monasteries, convents, and the cultural center. In the afternoon visit a coffee plantation by bike where you will experience the entire coffee process considered one of the best in the world in quality and flavor. Overnight accommodations in Antigua Guatemala.

De Luxe: Casa Santo Domingo or similar
Standard: Posada de Don Rodrigo or similar


Day #3 Pacaya Volcano (B)

Visit to the most active volcano in Guatemala, its 2500 mts. above the sea; the environment is formed by humid forest and rocks. This is one of the most exciting experiences in Guatemala, where you will enjoy from impressive views of the lagoon of Calderas and other three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango and landscapes as if you were on the moon. It is readily accessible and you don’t need to be in good shape to climb it, however you need to wear good hiking boots and wear long pants. Early in the morning around 8 a.m. transfer to Pacaya Volcano for a 5 hours visit. Free Afternoon. Overnight accommodations in Antigua.

De Luxe: Casa Santo Domingo or similar
Standard: Posada de Don Rodrigo or similar


Day #4 Iximché and Chichicastenango (B):

Visit to the archaeological site of Iximché, also known as “The Land of Corn”. Experience for yourself a place fulfilled with mysticism, being the city that witnessed the conquer of the Spanish and a place for Mayan rituals. After the visit you’ll be transferred to Chichicastenango’s market, the most colorful and exciting place in the Mayan Highlands and the only place in Guatemala of 100% Quiché population. Transfer to Panjachel for overnight accommodations.

De Luxe: Hotel Atitlán or similar
Standard: Posada de Don Rodrigo or similar


Day #5 San Juan La Laguna & Santiago de Atitlán (B):
Visit to Lake Atitlán, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The word “Atitlán” is a Mayan word that translates as “the place where the rainbow gets its colors”. Upon arrival discover the magic that surrounds all its greatness while taking a boat to cross the Lake and visit two different Tzutuhil Villages. Visit a small town around the lake, where you’ll be able experience the Mayan culture to the purest. Then transfer to Santiago where you will visit the confraternity of the local saint named Maximon or Ri Laj Mam, visited by different people of different ethnicities who come to ask health and prosperity in their lives. Whether you believe in it or not, make sure to enjoy this magical experience. Transfer back to Panajachel by boat to have lunch. Transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City.

De Luxe: Intercontinental Hotel or similar
Standard: Barceló or similar


Day #6 Copán (B):
Located in Honduras, near the border of Guatemala, ground transfer to the village of Copán that is a quiet, peaceful place that is best known its artistic ruins. Copán is a tranquil oasis of ancient culture and sublime nature nestled in the foothills of western Honduras. Our tour begins with a visit to the Mayan site of Copán or the “Kingdom of the Sun”, that dates from the Maya Classic period (300 to 900 AD) where can still be seen several stone sculptures, specially dedicated to the ruler “18 Rabbits”who was beheaded in Quiriguá Guatemala One of the most impressive characteristics are its well preserved structures and paintings that still can be found. Overnight accommodations in Copán.

De Luxe: Marina Copán or similar
Standard: Marina Copán or similar


Day #7 Quiriguá (B):

Visit to the archaeological site of Quiriguá known for the tallest stelae in the Mayan World. The name “Quiriguá” is modern and taken from the name of a nearby town. This site is best known for the excellent stelae and zoomorphs found here. It is very important to show Stela “C” which talks about the start of the fifth Maya cycle that began some 3,000 years before Christ until December 21st 2012. The end of the Mayan Calendar gives emphasis to the Maya civilization and the world. When finished transfer to Rio Dulce for overnight accommodations.

De Luxe: Nana Juana or similar
Standard: Nana Juana or similar


Day #8 Río Dulce (B):
Time to enjoy a boat trip from Río Dulce to Livingston, which is a river running from Lake Izabal, in the eastern part of Guatemala, to the Carribean. On the way visit to the Isle of Birds and the Ak-Tenamit Project, that is a Kekchi origin population. Then the excitement continues with a half an hour stop in the area of hot waters, near the entrance of the canyon of Río Dulce. At the end of the journey the river mouth will reach the Caribbean Sea “La Buga” Livingston, a population of African origin that was originally called La Buga which means La Boca. Livingston is a fun and interesting Carribean town that is populated by the Garífuna people of African origin with a laid-back Carribean attitude, their own language (though they tend to speak Spanish and English as well), and a style of dancing known as “Punta” that requires the hips to move faster than lightening. Transfer to Tikal or Flores for overnight accommodations.

De Luxe and Standard: Jungle Lodge or similar


Day #9 Tikal (B, L):

Transfer to one of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan World, Tikal, its name means “Place of Voices”, built during the Maya Classic Period. There are places on this earth that are so stunning that it is impossible to capture them in words or photographs. Tikal is such a place and is considered the second largest city in the Maya world. Tikal has the distinction of being the first site in Guatemala declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Upon arrival at Tikal archaeological site, our guide will show you the layout of the complex of Temples and Acropolis. Visit to the Complex Q and R, then to the Central Acropolis, Temples I “El Gran Jaguar and the Temple II” Los Mascarones “, regarded as the first and one of the most important monuments in the complex. Visit to the Lost World. Transfer back to Flores or Tikal for overnight accommodations. De Luxe and Standard: Jungle Lodge or similar


Day #10 Yaxhá (B,L):
Be one of the first people, who can experience watching the sunrise from the Lost World. After breakfast transfer to Yaxhá in horseback ride, a former ceremonial center and city of the Pre-Columbian Maya Civilization After we finish the tour, transfer to the airport to take flight back to Guatemala City.

De Luxe: Intercontinental Hotel or similar
Standard: Barceló or similar


Day #11 Guatemala City (B):

Transfer to the airport to take flight back to your country.

(Includes: one way flight Flores, Petén to Guatemala City)

Not included:

· Tickets abroad

· Meals not specified

· Tips and Personal expenses

· Taxes on tickets abroad

**Prices may vary depending on selected hotels.

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