Belize -Mayan Ruins & Summer Beach Package
This vacation package is idea for a family or couple who wants to experience Belize Eco-tourism of Central America, the Mayan culture and relax on the tropical beaches in Belize. The journey begins with a flight into Guatemala City, day excursion to Lake Atitlan or Chichicastenango, flight to Flores Guatemala and day excursions to the Grand UNESCO Mayan Ruins of Tikal. Then over to Belize and 4 nights on Ambergris Caye to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef before heading home from Belize City.
This 8 night itinerary includes to Guatemala and Belize includes:
• Meet & Greet in Guatemala City transfer to your hotel
• Day excursion to either Lake Atitlan or Chichicastenango
• 2-nights hotel in Guatemala city
• Meet & Greet in Guatemala City transfer to your hotel
• Flight from Guatemala City to Flores, transfer to your hotel
• Full day excursion to Tikal
• 2-nights accommodation in Flores Guatemala
• Flights Flores to Ambergris Caye, transfer to Ambergris Caye hotel
• 4 nights in Ambergris Caye
• Flight San Pedro to Belize City
• Airport – Hotel transfers in Flores/Tikal
• Breakfast Daily (most hotels)
• Hotel taxes
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive to Guatemala City
Meet and Greet at Guatemala City airport transfer to your hotel.
Overnight: Vista Real Guatemala
Guatemala City is the capital of Guatemala and the largest city in Central America. Founded in 1776, the city is a blend of modern sleek glass skyscrapers and colonial architecture. Its main tourist attraction is the Historic Center where you will find the Central Market, the National Palace, and colonial churches dating from the 17th century. The Ixchel museum is worth a visit. The tourist area is known as Zona Viva and includes most of the fancy hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightlife spots.
Day 2 Guatemala City to Lake Atitlan or Chichicastenango (Full Day Your choice)
Moring pick up to either Lake Atitlan or Chichicastenango
Overnight: Guatemala City – Vista Real Guatemala
Considered by many to be one of the most enchanting lakes in the world, Lake Atitlan is a beautiful destination to visit from Guatemala City. Twin volcanoes and deep blue lake make Lake Atitlan a destination to visit. Today’s excursion includes a boat tour of the lake, with a visit to one of the local villages. Afternoon return to Guatemala city.
The day excursion begins with a morning pick up at your hotel for leisurely drive up through the mountains to the town of Chichicastenango. Your journey through Chichicastenango is a walking guided tour through one of Central Americans most captivating markets in the region. Here local villages and Maya indigenous Indians come to the market to sell, barter and socialize. As you stroll through the streets and alleys of booths you can purchase native handicrafts, and observe native Maya rutual rites of burning incense, candles in and at the base of Santo Tomas Church. This afternoon return back to Guatamala City.
Day 3 Guatemala City to Flores – Tikal (B)
Morning transfer to Guatemala City airport for a short flight to Flores. Meet and greet and transferred to your hotel in Flores near Tikal.
Overnight: La Lancia
Flores – Located in the Northern region of Guatemala where travelers come to explore Tikal and Lake Peten. The Peten area is abundant of tropical jungles and wildlife, The main reason travelers come to this region is to visit the Tikal, one of the greatest Maya religious cities discovered. Withing the sanctuary of Tikal a national park is a wildlife paradise with many species of birds, animals and plants.
Day 04 – Tikal (B,L)
Today your day excursion is into the reserve of Tikal National Park. Here your guide will lead you on an amazing Mayan Temple site at Tikal where huge Mayan temples rise above the jungle canopy and monkeys and tropical birds are abundant in the surrounding rainforest. After lunch guests you can continue to explore Tikal or relax at your hotel.
Overnight: La Lancia
Day 05 – Flores to Ambergris Caye Belize
This morning transfer to Flores airport for a short flight to Belize then Ambergris Caye. Meet and greet in San Pedro and transferred to your hotel for the 4-nights.
Overnight: Victoria House
Ambergris Caye is a white sand beach island that runs parallel to the barrier reef for 30 miles. This is a great base from where
to go on diving or snorkeling trips and to go fishing. You can even take day trips to the mainland if you would rather be based
by the beach. Hotels are based along the shoreline either close to the main town of San Pedro or more remotely up into the
northern end of the island – only really accessible by boat. Ambergris Caye is also a good starting point for any sailing trip.
Some day excursions may include:
Things to do in Ambergris Caye
- 1/2 day Snorkel at Hot Chan Marine Reserve
A snorkel adventure awaits you at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. You will see friendly stingrays, brown nurse sharks and turtles as well as colorful reef fish.
- 1/2 Day Snorkel Mexico Rocks Snorkeling excursion
- Scuba Diving (TWO TANK) – 1/2 day
In Belize the Scuba diving is world class along the second longest barrier reef in the world! You will see coral and abundant marine life.Dive Depths range from 60 to 80 feet. Certification needed.
- 1/2 Day or Full Day Deep sea fishing
Fisherman from all over the world come to Belize to fly fish and deep sea fish.
Day 09 – Ambergris Caye to Belize City – Home
Transfer to San Pedro and your flight to Belize City, then your return home.
Vista Real Guatemala city Guatemala
A short drive from the center of Guatemala City this luxury resort offers views of Fuego and Agua volcanoes. The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, lounge and restaurant. Rooms are large colonial style decor with free wi-fi, minibar cable TV. Guests can enjoy Guatemalan and Mediterranean cuisine in Las Ventanas Restaurant, which offers views of the volcanoes. There is also a cocktail bar.
The Vista Real’s spa features a sauna and hot tub, and offers massage. Guests can also make use of a gym.
Guatemala Airport is a 20-minute drive from the resort.
La Lancha – Flores Guatemala
La Lancha hotel, is located near Tikal is a luxury retreat in the mist of the wilds in Guatemala. This beautiful resort hotel is hidden by rainforest on the shores of Lake Peten Itzá, the hotel has ten naturally built casitas offering peaceful view of the lake and tropical landscape of Guatemala. 10 Rooms
Nestled among tall swaying palm trees, the Victoria House resort offers casual elegance and all the services of a luxury resort without the formalities. With only 35 accommodations, Victoria House has maintained an exclusive charm while still providing friendly service. The resort is situated on 10 acres and surrounded by beautiful tropical flowers.
Relax at the beachfront pool, take a bicycle into town for a day of shopping, or spend the day on the ocean fishing, diving, or snorkeling.
Meet Our Central America Destination Expert
Patsy James has great insider’s knowledge in the history, culture and geography of Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Peru. Having travel to these destinations she has firsthand knowledge of Central America from remote outposts to cosmopolitan centers, Patsy can create unique travel experiences for you, dream vacation, honeymoons, multi-generation family get-aways. Familiar with most common tourist attractions, Patsy also knows many “off the beaten track” secrets. Anyone interested in travelling from Belize to Guatmala or Mexico to Belize?
Patsy’s experience with destination weddings, eco-adventure & nature tours, group tours, spa experiences and jungle adventures makes her a wonderful partner to have while planning your next trip to Central America.
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