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Kinkajou Journey: The Best Of Guatemala & Belize

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Kinkajou Journey

One of the most comfortable group tours to Guatemala and Belize for 2014, this holiday stays in excellent hotels and lodges throughout. Visit the highland markets, Lake Atitlán, the mayan ruins of Tikal before cooling down in the forested mountains of Belize on this 2 week escorted tour of Guatemala and Belize.

Summary of nights: 12 days, 11 nights: Antigua 3; Lake Atitlán 3; Tikal 2; Chaa Creek Lodge 3.

  • Contrasting cultural highlights of two extraordinary Central American countries.
  • Delightful cobbled streets and churches in colonial Antigua
  • Magical and atmospheric Lake Atitlan: Traditional villages and conical volcanoes pepper its shores. 
  • The Maya masterpiece at Tikal: temples and pyramids rising from the depths of the rainforest.
  • Mountain trails and rivers in glorious rural Belize.

Holiday Itinerary

UK clients depart arriving Guatemala City the same day. Transfers to Antigua will be arranged.
Day 1 Thur. Three nights at a hotel in Antigua.
Days 2-3 Transfer to Antigua, explore with guided walks in and around this peaceful colonial city.
Days 4-6 Lake Atitlán - Discover the beautiful surrounding countryside and traditional communities by boat and on foot.
Day 7 Visit the colourful, bustling market of Chichicastenango, before continuing on to Guatemala City for the flight to Flores.
Day 8 Guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Tikal.
Days 9-11 Cross into Belize and enjoy excursions and activities in the forest and on the rivers from Chaa Creek Lodge.
Day 12 Depart for international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day, Tue.

Tour Profile

Transport: 1 flight (1hr); 4 scenic land journeys (longest 4hrs).
Accommodation: First class and tourist class superior hotels and lodges.
Meals: Breakfast daily; lunch day 8; half-board days 9-11.
Included excursions: Guided walking tour of Antigua; boat excursion on/around Lake Atitlán; Chichicastenango market; tour of Tikal ruins; selected activities at jungle lodge.

A few days to spare?

Extend your trip by adding on a few days at the beginning or end of your tour on a tailormade, private basis. Click here to see our most popular extensions to the Kinkajou Tour or contact one of our consultants for more inspiring ideas.

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Tikal, one of Guatemala's must see sites
Tikal, one of Guatemala's must see sites

We visit a number of traditional markets in the Guatemalan highlands
We visit a number of traditional markets in the Guatemalan highlands

The cabins at Chaa Creek are surrounded by forest and wildlife
The cabins at Chaa Creek are surrounded by forest and wildlife

View more imagesAlthough a city, Antigua has a relaxed, village feelTwo men relax in a market town near Lake AtitlánLake Atitlán - an incredible expanse of water surrounded by a ring of volcanoesThe group at the top of one of the temples in TikalThis tour offers many opportunities for spotting unusual birds and wildlifeThe Blue Morpho butterfly can have a wingspan of up to 20 cm


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