Culture and Nature in Guatemala and Belize

Culture and Nature in Guatemala and Belize | Best of Central America | Lightfoot Travel
IDEAL LENGTH 13 nights
Price From $5,890 pp
When to Go Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Culture and Nature in Guatemala and Belize

From jungles to Mayan ruins and paradisiacal beaches, these two Central American countries have a lot of beautiful sights to offer. A mix of culture, adventure and relaxation on this two week itinerary will be an unforgettable voyage.

Day 1

Day 1
Arrival Antigua

Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be met by a representative and privately transferred to your accommodation.

The rest of your day will be spent at leisure.

Day 2

Day 2
Cultural visit of Antigua

Start your day with a visit to the colourful and chaotic Antigua market. Watch as locals go about their daily lives and perhaps buy a few souvenirs.

Afterwards, visit other Antigua landmarks such as Catedral de Santiago, Parque Central, Palacio de los Capitanes Generals and more.

Day 3

Day 3
Volcano Ascent

Nestled between three volcanoes, Antigua is the perfect starting ground to venture to either Agua (3766m), Fuego (3763m) or Acatenango (3976m).

Start your ascent early for the best views and to reach a good spot for lunch.

Once you’ve descended, the remainder of the day will be at leisure. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise on activities prior to departure. We recommend a cooking class where you’ll learn how to make local delicacies such as corn tamales, subanik, pepian and chuchitos.

Day 4

Day 4
Antigua - Lake Atitlan

After breakfast you’ll be transferred to Lake Atitlan, a two hour drive away.

After settling in to your accommodation you’ll embark on a boat excursion to discover the villages around Lake Atitlan which include Santiago, San Pedro, San Marcos, San Juan and San Antonio.

Day 5 - 6

Day 5
Discover Lake Atitlan

The next two days will be spent at leisure to enjoy Lake Atitlan. Go cycling and hiking around the lake, paragliding, zip lining, and strolling through markets. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can recommend activities prior to departure.

Day 7

Day 6
Lake Atitlan - Tikal

This morning you’ll catch your onward flight to Tikal, once a powerful Mayan city.

Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your accommodation tucked away in the rainforest.

The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. This is your chance to take a stroll through the jungle, looking out for monkeys, toucans and more.

Day 8

Day 7
Ruins of Tikal

Spend the day discovering the numerous ruins, towering pyramids and impressive structures that Tikal has to offer. A private picnic here can also be arranged.

Day 9

Day 8
Guatemala - Belize

Depart Tikal in the early morning for your flight to Belize.

After checking into your hotel you’ll have time to unwind on the paradise beach, by the pool, or at the spa.

Day 10 - 13

Day 9
The Cayes

Spend the next few days soaking up your surroundings.

The Cayes are a beautiful part of the world. As well as being a diver’s paradise, you can also try fishing, snorkeling to Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley, heli-tours and jungle adventures.

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can recommend activities prior to departure.

Day 14

Day 10
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.

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itinerary highlights
  • Climb Pacaya Volcano for incredible views of Antigua and beyond

  • Scuba dive the caves and reefs of the Blue Hole in Belize

  • Explore the ancient Mayan ruins in Tikal

  • Discover the villages on the shores of Lake Atitlan

  • Relax on the white-sand beaches of the Caribbean
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