Overview & Highlights
This small group escorted tour visits two countries with contrasting cultures and landscapes: Spanish and Mayan Guatemala, with volcanoes and traditional villages and British Caribbean influenced Belize, with coral beaches and rainforest adventures.
- Antigua: Guided walking tour of Antigua
- Lake Atitlán: excursion by boat
- Chichicastenango: exploring the market
- Tikal: guided tour of the ruins
- Yaxha: guided tour of the ruins
- Chaa Creek: outdoor activities
This variety-packed escorted group journey combines two countries which couldn’t be more different. Guatemala is steeped in native Mayan indian and Spanish colonial tradition plus religious mysticism. Belize, a truly Caribbean country, is English speaking, utterly laid-back, and a popular destination for some outdoor adventure. It’s a real treat to be able to combine the two into one experience-packed holiday.
Start off in Antigua, Guatemala’s colonial masterpiece, and continue to the serene setting of Lake Atitlán, encircled by volcanoes, – pocket handkerchief sized fields and time-warped indigenous villages.
Continue to Tikal, the vast Mayan city where ancient temples and pyramids penetrate the rainforest canopy. Crossing the border into Belize, stay at a remote countryside lodge surrounded by tropical foliage rich in wildlife; enjoy the thrills and spills of outdoor activities, or just relax. Overall, you'll be enchanted by the friendly people, extraordinary architecture and diverse flora and fauna.
UK clients depart, arriving in Guatemala the same day.
Transfer to colonial Antigua.
Explore the city, with guided walks.
By road to Lake Atitlán via the market at Chichicastenango.
Excursion on Lake Atitlán.
At leisure to further explore the lakeside.
Drive to Guatemala City; fly to Flores.
Guided exploration of the Mayan archaeological site Tikal.
Drive across the Belize border to Chaa Creek.
Outdoor activities and excursions.
Depart for international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
This trip exceeded our expectations. A thoroughly enjoyable and intriguing insight into the history, culture and scenery of Guatemala and Belize and its ancient Mayan civilisation. And great fun too. Well judged, well balanced and really well executed. Well done JLA!WB, Steyning
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Ben Line - Travel Consultant
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.
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