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The Best Of Guatemala And Belize Tour

The Best Of Guatemala And Belize Tour Packages
Country: Guatemala
City: Guatemala City
Duration: 12 Day(s) - 11 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Overview:

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 can expect from a world-class journey.

Itinerary:

Day #1 Airport – Antigua Guatemala:

Reception at “La Aurora” International Airport. Transfer to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.
Deluxe: Casa Santo Domingo or similar

Standard: Posada de Don Rodrigo or similar

Day #2 Antigua Guatemala (B):

After breakfast, visit to the most important and significant attractions of the city including Antigua’s most beautiful churches, convents, and the cultural center.

Antigua is among the world’s best conserved colonial cities. It is a magical and captivating small town that will make you feel time stopped some 300 years ago. In the afternoon visit Ciudad Vieja and San Antonio Aguascalientes, where you will get to visit a great diversity of handicrafts. Overnight accommodations in Antigua.

Deluxe: Casa Santo Domingo or similar

Standard: Posada de Don Rodrigo or similar

Day #3 Pacaya Volcano (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. Good hiking boots and long pants are commended. When finish transfer back to Antigua Guatemala.

Deluxe: Casa Santo Domingo or similar

Standard: Posada de Don Rodrigo or similar

Day #4 Antigua – Lake Atitlan – Boat tour to Santiago (B):

Departure from Antigua to visit 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 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: Hotel Atitlan or similar

Standard: Posada de Don Rodrigo Panajachel 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: Villa Maya 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. 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 the Lost World and have time for lunch at the Park. In the afternoon transfer back to your hotel for overnight accommodations.

Deluxe: Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel or similar

Standard: Villa Maya 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.

Standard: San Ignacio Resort 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 gorges. When finished return to San Ignacio for overnight accommodations.

Standard: San Ignacio Resort 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 at 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 bringing light clothing and swimwear 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 covers 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 its fullest. You will see all kinds of corals as well as brights tropical fish. The second stop will be at the Shar Ray Alley. Return to hotel for overnight accommodations.

Deluxe: Victoria House or similar

Standard: Ramon’s Village or similar

Day #11

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye (B):

The day is at leisure. Overnight accommodations in San Pedro.

Deluxe: Victoria House or similar

Standard: Ramon’s Village or similar

Day #12

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

In the morning 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 the itinerary

Professional English-speaking guide

Accommodations at selected category hotels with breakfast included

Entrances fees to sites expressed in the itinerary

Private boat in Lake Atitlan

Flight Ticket Guatemala City - Flores, Petén with TAG Airlines

Lunch in Tikal Park and Yaxha (drinks not included)

Water taxi from Belize City to San Pedro

One Way Flight Ticket from San Pedro to Belize City

Taxes

Not Included:

Tickets abroad

Meals not specified

Tips and Personal expenses

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