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
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 Reserve System in Belize, the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. 

This is a perfect budget vacation package to enjoy and relax for 10 days. Discover the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala, Lake Atitlan, Flores Island, Tikal, Caye Caulker, volcanoes, jungles and more!

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Highlights of this Guatemala and Belize Tour

  1. Coffee Tour Philadelphia Farm
  2. City tour in Antigua Guatemala
  3. Indigenous Villages Boat Tour
  4. Tour to 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 Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Shark Ray Alley plus the third Coral Gardens

Discovering Guatemala and Belize tour

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 free time
10. Departure
Arrival at Guatemala City Airport, Transfer to Antigua Guatemala

Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Antigua. Antigua Guatemala is truly a jewel of colonial and modern urban architecture, and 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 arc and Volcano de Agua, Antigua

Antigua is famous for its well-preserved Spanish architecture, as well as a number of stunning ruins of colonial convents and churches. Besides 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 in Guatemala, Central America.
Antigua Guatemala, City tour & Coffee tour – Lake Atitlán

In the morning, we will lead you through an exciting tour of a coffee farm. This will be followed by a lovely hike through coffee fields, learning to process and roast your favorite beverage, and finally, making your own fresh cup of coffee! 

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

You will have a tour with a professional guide to get to know the beautiful colonial city of Antigua. Its churches, ruins, cobblestone streets and the city’s famous cathedral will make 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 in ancient Antigua Guatemala.

After your morning adventures, a vehicle will transfer you to Panajachel, where you will take a boat transfer across the lake to your hotel, located in a small town bordering Lake Atitlan.

Lake Atitlán, Boat tour to 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 it’s 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.
Sunrise over volcano Toliman on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
Visit the most colorful market of Central America.

Today you will visit the largest market in Central America: The Chichicastenango market. 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 producer, from crafts to medicinal plants or even chickens!

After a tour of the market, private transportation will take you to the Guatemala City airport for your domestic flight to Flores Island, one of the most visited places in Guatemala for its Mayan history.

 

The wonderful Mayan City of Tikal.

Your guide will pick you up from you hotel in the morning and take you to Tikal National Park. 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 in Guatemala with thick jungle.

This high degree of preservation is 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 Flores Island, or you may visit the National Park Ixpanpajul. In this park, there are several activities to enjoy such as horseback riding or a canopy tour.

The main plaza in the Mayan City of Tikal, Guatemala.
Famous ancient Mayan temples in Tikal National Park, Guatemala, Central America
Yaxha, the Mayan ruins off the beaten path.

Today’s tour will take you to Yaxha, the third largest known Mayan city in the lowlands of Guatemala. Located to the north of the Yaxha Lagoon, it contains more than 500 structures at its center. 

The main plaza of the Mayan ruins of Yaxha with the surrounding jungle. Guatemala. Central America tours.
The Mayan ruins of Yaxha.

With 40 steles, 13 altars, 9 temples and 2 ball courts, you’ll have more than enough to explore and enjoy on your way to San Ignacio, Belize.

Explore the caves of ATM, Belize.

Your Guatemala and Belize tour offers the option for you to tour the cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal (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, you will be transferred to Belize City where you will take a water taxi to relax at your hotel and explore the island of Caye Caulker in the evening.

Sailing & Snorkeling tour in 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. 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 swimer snorkeling in tropical sea above coral reef
Island, Free Time & 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 complete diving equipment and a guide to venture into Belize’s best deep-sea diving. Also available on the island are visits to Mayan ruins, cave tours, bird watching and sailing.

Beach in the Caribbean Sea of Belize. Belize Vacations
Beach in Belize
Belize City international airport. 

Today you will take the water taxi back to Belize City, where your driver will be waiting for you to drive you to the international airport.

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

Do you like this itinerary but would like to make some adjustments? Please, feel free to Send us and email here, with any requests you may have. 

From $1,280 (per person)

Expenses Included
  • Domestic FlightGuatemala City to Flores Island one way
  • Hotel Accommodation9 Accommodation in hotels selected according to your wishes and priorities
  • Tour GuideEnglish, Spanish, German, French, Italian or Dutch speaking guides.
  • All transportationDoor to door private transportation
  • Entrance FeesEntrance fees for the tours listed in the program
  • Boat RidesLake Atitlán boat transfers ❂ Visiting the indigenous villages at Lake Atitlán ❂ Water taxis in Belize
  • FoodDaily breakfast
  • Price does not included✗ International flights ✗ Personal, travel and cancellation insurance ✗ Other expenses than indicated
  • * This price is based in 8 guests