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Family Guatemala and Belize: Ancient temples and Caribbean isles

14 days from £2293pp

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Family Guatemala and Belize: Ancient temples and Caribbean isles

14 days from £2293pp

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This two-week private family holiday combines two countries which couldn’t be more different. Guatemala is steeped in native Mayan indian and Spanish colonial tradition and religious mysticism. Belize, a truly Caribbean country, is English-speaking, utterly laid-back, and a popular destination for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. Kids will love spotting the howler monkeys in the jungle, clambering over the ancient pyramids and snorkelling in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.

You start off in Antigua, Guatemala’s colonial masterpiece, and continue to the serene setting of Lake Atitlán, encircled by volcanoe and tiny indigenous villages. Head out onto the water in a kayak before continuing to Tikal. Children will marvel at the fantasy-style vast ruined Mayan city where ancient temples and pyramids emerge above the rainforest canopy; adults will find the Mayan history and culture fascinating.

Crossing the border into Belize, stay at a remote riverside cabin camp surrounded by tropical foliage rich in wildlife; enjoy the thrills and spills of outdoor activities, or just relax. Round off the holiday at the pearl white beaches of Ambergris Caye, maybe with a bit of snorkelling. 

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Antigua and transfer to hotel.

Day 2

Guided walking tour of Antigua and a coffee farm.

Day 3

Drive to Lake Atitlán via Chichicastenango market.

Day 4

Kayaking on Lake Atitlán.

Day 5

Visit to San Juan la Laguna community.

Day 6

By road to Guatemala City; fly to Fly to Flores in the jungle Petén.

Day 7

Guided tour of the Mayan ruins at Tikal.

Day 8

Drive into Belize to the San Ignacio area.

Day 9

Visit a butterfly farm

Day 10

Kayak on the Macal river.

Day 11

Drive/fly to Ambergris Caye, coral atoll in the Caribbean.

Days 12-13

At leisure on Ambergris Caye.

Day 14

Fly to Belize City and connect with international flight.

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Places visited

Antigua and the highlands

Walking Tour of Antigua
Thing to do

Walking tour of Antigua

Posada de Don Rodrigo

Posada de Don Rodrigo Antigua


14 days from £2293pp

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What our experts say

Snorkelling on the Belize barrier reef was magical, like swimming in a giant tropical aquarium. Our (then-12-year-old son adopted the enamel-green and yellow and electric blue-striped parrot fish as a family favourite).


Chris Parrott

Chris Parrott


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