Discover Guatemala & Belize

10 Day Multi-Country Family Vacation Package through Belize, Guatemala

Activities: Culture/Sightseeing, Explore Mayan Ruins, Jungle Hiking, Touring Cities
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10 Days & 9 nights
Guatemala City, International Airport
Belize City, International Airport

Guatemala and Belize Tour

Belize and Guatemala are wildly different travel destinations. So this multi-country tour promises many unforgettable experiences.  Guatemala and Belize tour is for friends or family and offers a glimpse into not only the most representative Mayan cities in Guatemala, but also the Barrier Reef in Belize which is the largest barrier reef system of the northern hemisphere. 

A perfect budget vacation package to explore and relax for 10 days. It is one of our most popular tours. Explore ruins of the Mayans, hike active volcanoes, visit indigenous villages, and swim in the Great Barrier Reef of Belize. 

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Highlights Guatemala and Belize Tour

  1. Coffee Tour of a local farm
  2. City tour of Antigua Guatemala
  3. Boat tour of Lake Atitlan and Maya villages
  4. Explore the indigenous market of Chichicastenango
  5. Mayan City of Tikal
  6. Tour of the Mayan site of Xunantunich
  7. Sailing and Snorkeling tour to the barrier reef of Belize

Discovering Guatemala & Belize

Tour Package | 10 days & 9 nights
1. Guatemala City
2. Antigua Guatemala
3. Lake Atitlan
4. Indigenous market
5. Tikal, the Mayan City
6. Mayan site Yaxha
7. San Ignacio, Belize
8. Caye Caulker island
9. Island time
10. Departure
Arrival at Guatemala City Airport, and transfer to Antigua.

In the airport of Guatemala City, a driver will be waiting for you to take you to Antigua. Antigua Guatemala is truly a jewel of colonial and modern urban architecture. Certainly, it maintains all the characteristics of a magnificent colonial city stopped in time. 

The arc street with Volcano de Agua in the background in Antigua Guatemala
The street of the arc and Volcano de Agua of Antigua Guatemala.

Antigua is famous for its well-preserved Spanish architecture, as well as a number of stunning ruins of colonial convents and churches. In addition to the beautiful architecture, the triple ascent of the 3 volcanoes, Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango, form a majestic background to this city.

Amazing Volcanos in Guatemala during sunset. Guatemala trips.
Amazing volcanoes landscapes of Guatemala. Central America.
City and coffee tours.

In the morning, you will have an interesting tour of a coffee farm. Firstly, a lovely hike through coffee fields, while learning to process and roast your favorite beverage. After that, make your own fresh cup of coffee! 

University of San Carlos de Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala. Antigua Architecture
Old building University of San Carlos, Antigua.

Explore the charming city of Antigua with a professional guide. See its churches, ruins, cobblestone streets and the famous cathedral of the city. 

Antigua Guatemala makes you feel like you are in another era. 

Colonial architecture in Antigua Guatemala with the Volcano de Agua in the background. Discover Guatemala and Belize
Colonial architecture of ancient Antigua Guatemala.

Finally, a driver will transfer you to Lake Atitlan. In the Atitlan, you will take a boat across the lake to your hotel, located in a small town bordering the lake. 

Boat tour of Lake Atitlan and indigenous villages.

On this day of your Guatemala and Belize tour, you will take a boat tour to explore Lake Atitlán and the indigenous towns located along its shores. These towns are especially attractive for their colorful streets and crafts, but also for their breathtaking views. 

Surrounding mountains in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Mountain hikes Guatemala.
Panorama of Lake Atitlan with its volcanic highlands

Three volcanoes and rolling mountains paint an unforgettable landscape of Lake Atitlán, considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

Volcano Toliman, Lake Atitlan. Guatemala boat tours. Guatemala and Belize Tour
Sunrise over volcano Toliman of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
Visit the most colorful market of Central America.

The largest and most colorful market of Central America, Chichicastenango. Every Thursday and Sunday, the streets of Chichicastenango are filled with color and variety. 

Variety of typical fabrics in the market of Chichicastenango, Guatemala
Traditional clothing at Chichicastenango market.

This traditional market offers the largest variety of Guatemalan handmade goods, sold directly from the hands of its producers. From crafts to medicinal plants or even chickens!

After a tour of the market, we will drive to the airport of Guatemala City for your domestic flight to the island of Flores. One of the most visited places in Guatemala for its huge Mayan heritage.

The wonderful Mayan City of Tikal.

Your guide will pick you up from you hotel in the morning and take you to the National Park of Tikal. The ruins at Tikal are known for the numerous structures that are still standing strong, a quality that visitors to the Plaza of the Seven Temples will truly appreciate. 

Great view of temple one and temple two from the top of temple four in the Mayan City of Tikal, Guatemala. Jungle Tours.
Tikal ruins of Guatemala with thick jungle.

This high degree of preservation is certainly a credit to the builders of Tikal. The tree-covered temples and palaces, so frequently encountered at Tikal, have been preserved this way for almost a millennium.

After Tikal, you may choose to return to the island of Flores, or you may visit the National Park Ixpanpajul. In this park, there are several activities to enjoy such as horseback riding or canopy tours above the jungle canopy.

The main plaza in the Mayan City of Tikal, Guatemala.
Famous ancient Mayan temple of Tikal National Park. Guatemala, Central America
Ruins and jungle off the beaten path. 

We will drive deep into the jungle in order to see Yaxha. The third largest known Mayan city in the lowlands of Guatemala. Located to the north of the Lagoon of the same name. It contains more than 500 structures just at its very center. 

The main plaza of the Mayan ruins of Yaxha with the surrounding jungle. Guatemala and Belize Tour
The Mayan ruins of Yaxha.

The site has 40 stone sculptures, 13 altars, 9 temples and 2 ball courts. Hike the jungle, explore the ruins, and enjoy the breathtaking views at the top of the temples. 

Finally, we will drive to Belize. 

Explore the caves of ATM, Belize.

Tour to the caves of ATM. After a short hike to the entrance of the cave, you will then swim to the other side before continuing the hike. 

Light entering into a cave in Belize. Cave tours
Light filters into a dark cave in a very remote section of jungle in southern Belize.

Once across, you will see several Mayan treasures and the bones of those who were once sacrificed in a ceremony by the Mayans.

In the afternoon, a driver will take you to the city of Belize. Once there, you will take a water taxi o the small island of Caye Caulker. Later, you will be able to check in for your snorkeling tour the following day. The reminder of the day is free to rest and relax. 

Sailing and Snorkeling tour of the barrier reef.

Today you will take a sailing and snorkeling tour. This tour includes three different stops: the Hol Chan Channel, Shark and Ray Alley, and the Coral Gardens. A wonderful opportunity to see waving corals, brightly colored tropical fish and aquatic plants. 

Old dock in the Caribbean Sea in one of the Cases of Belize.
Caribbean Sea of Belize.

These all lie along the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. Certainly, you will have the opportunity to look for over 350 species of fish in the clear blue tropical waters!

Underwater shot of a young woman snorkeling in tropical sea above coral reef. Snorkeling tours.
Underwater shot of a swimmer snorkeling in tropical sea above coral reef
Free Time and optional Activities

This four-mile-long island offers great locations for snorkeling and diving trips. If you have a diving certification, you will be able to rent diving equipment and a guide to venture into the best deep-sea diving of Belize

Beach in the Caribbean Sea of Belize. Guatemala and Belize Tour
Beach of Belize
International airport of Belize. 

Finally, today you will take the water taxi back to the city of Belize. In the water taxi station, a driver will be waiting for you to take you to the international airport. 

Shadows cut across wooden jetty at sunset. Caribbean, Belize.
Shadows cut across wooden jetty at sunset

Do you have any questions? Please, don’t hesitate to contact us. Most importantly, if you would like to customize this itinerary, we will work with you to do so. 

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Guatemala and Belize Tour

Price

From $1,280 per person
  • Domestic FlightFlight to the island of Flores, one way.
  • Hotel Accommodation9 nights of hotel accommodation.
  • Drivers and guidesDrivers in addition to local on-site professional guides for the tours listed.
  • Private transportationDoor to door private transportation for the transfers during the itinerary
  • Entrance FeesFor the tours during the itinerary.
  • Boat RidesBoat transfers in Lake Atitlan, and for the visits of the Maya villages. Water taxis for the transfers to Caye Caulker.
  • FoodDaily breakfast
  • Price does not includedInternational flights for arrival and departure. Personal, travel and cancellation insurance. And other expenses than indicated
  • * This price is based in 8 guests