Tikal Sunset

Guatemala And Belize Vacation

Twelve-Day Vacation Package

This Guatemala and Belize vacation package combines four of the best destinations in Guatemala and two in Belize, including Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Destination, the colorful ethnic market of Chichicastenango, the unique Lake Atitlán, a destination to immerse yourself in the living Mayan culture, their customs, beliefs, cosmovision, and the Tikal National Park, another UNESCO cultural and natural world destination in Guatemala.

Then you will discover the natural beauty of the San Ignacio area to end this vacation on the paradisiacal beaches of San Pedro Ambergris Caye in the Caribbean, a tropical paradise located near the second largest reef on the planet.

 

Tour  Resume

  • IDay 1: Arrival Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala
  • IDay 2: El Pilar and Chocolate Workshop
  • IDay 3: Chichicastengo – Lake Atitlan
  • IDay 4: San Juan y Santiago – Lake Atitlan
  • IDay 5: San Antonio Palopo - Flores
  • IDay 6: Tikal Tour
  • IDay 7: Peten Itza Lake Boat Tour
  • IDay 8: Horseback Riding & Xunantunich
  • IDay 9: Transfer to Belize City- San Pedro Ambergris Caye
  • IDay 10-11: San Pedro Ambergris Caye
  • IDay 12: Transfer to Belize City
Guatemala and Belize Vacation

3 + 7 =

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Highlights

  • ILearn about the coffee and the birds of Guatemala on a hike in El Pilar reserve
  • IDiscover the secrets of Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in a cultural adventure
  • ILearn about the origins of chocolate and the methods of its preparation
  • IExplore the colorful market of Chichicastenango, its handicrafts, religious syncretism, and don't miss out on the opportunity to buy its handicrafts
  • ILive an authentic cultural immersion in the Mayan villages of San Juan and Santiago Atitlan, discovering their customs, mysticism, and beliefs
  • ILearn about the artisan process of creating ceramics in San Antonio Palopo
  • IExplore the Tikal national park, its magic, Mayan history, the dense tropical forest, and the exotic fauna that inhabits it
  • ITake a relaxing boat tour on the Peten Itza lake
  • IVenture out on a horseback ride in San Ignacio and then on an archaeological tour at the Mayan site of Xunantunich
  • IEnjoy the sun and beach activities in san Pedro Ambergris caye

Included

  • IGround transportation during your trip
  • I06 nights of lodging in Guatemala
  • I05 nights of lodging in Belize
  • IBreakfasts at hotels. Except for hotel in Ambergris Caye
  • IOne way Local flight from Guatemala City to Flores
  • IRound Trip Boat Belize-Ambergris Caye-Belize
  • IProfessional English-speaking guide for tours when is mentioned
  • IEntrances fees to mentioned places
  • IHotel taxes

Not Included

  • IMeals not described
  • IAlcoholic and none alcoholic beverages
  • IPhone calls
  • IGratitudes for drivers and guides
  • IServices not described

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala.

A representative from Martsam Travel will meet you at Guatemala City Airport and will take you to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.

 

Overnight in Antigua Guatemala.

Rufous-Sabrewing

Day 3:

Chichicastengo – Lake Atitlan

You will be met at your hotel by your private driver & guide for your transfer out to Lake Atitlan.

Get ready to begin your trip towards the heart of the Guatemalan highland, driving through incredibly colorful landscapes.

You will head to Chichicastenango to enjoy the multicolored market, where the scent of incense and the people's mysticism promises a unique atmosphere, bargaining of prices, and a church with mixed Mayan and Catholic traditions. 

A unique market where only in Sunday and Thursday shows up to offer all kinds of goods to locals and visitors.

After visiting the market, your guide will take you to the home of a Quiche Maya Family where you will have lunch and you will be able to see home manufactured Costumes and learn about the Mask making process.

The Costumes are used in Ceremonial performances.

During your visit you will emerge yourself into their culture by witnessing their traditional dance.

Then you will be transferred to Lake Atitlán area, upon arrival take the boat directly to your hotel in Santiago Atitlán.

Overnight  in Santiago Atitlan.

Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Day 5:

San Antonio Palopo - Flores

After breakfast you will aboard a boat trip to San Antonio Polopó known for the workshops of traditional pottery. We will have the opportunity to be part of the workshop and learn about the process with involves the preparation, molding and baking.

Optional tours: zip line or kayaking (not included)

 

After visiting San Antonio, you will be transferred to Guatemala City Airport take a flight to Flores. Upon arrival, ground transfer to your hotel at El Remate area which is an approximate 30-minutes driving.

Overnight in Flores area. 

Tikal-National-Park

Day 7:

Lake Peten Itza Boat Tour

Today you will be transferred to Flores; upon arrival, take a boat to Tayasal, considered the capital of Itzaes and founded on thirteen century. On your way to this beautiful island you will stop by Chechenal Beach where you will be able to take a delicious deep.

At the end you will visit Petencito, an educational environmental center and wildlife where you can see some endangered animals that this center is preserving and taking care of.

After the tour you will be transferred to Melchor de Mencos (Guate/Belize border) where a representative will be waiting outside Belize border to transfer you to the hotel.

 Overnight in San Ignacio area.

Horseback-riding

Day 9:

Transfer to Belize City- San Pedro Ambergris Caye

After breakfast your driver will pick you up at the hotel reception and will transfer you to the ferry station in Belize City to take the water taxi to San Pedro Ambergris Caye.

Upon arrival, transfer by your own to Mayan Princess Hotel which is about 2 minutes walking.

Overnight in San Pedro Ambergris Caye.

Day 10-11:

San Pedro Ambergris Caye

Free days by your own.

Overnight in San Pedro Ambergris Caye.

Day 12:

Transfer to Belize City

Today transfer by your own to the ferry station to take the water taxi from San Pedro Ambergris Caye to Belize City.

Upon arrival, ground transfer to Belize International Airport on time to catch your flight back home.

End of the trip!

 

 

Antigua Guatemala

Day 2:

El Pilar and Chocolate Workshop

A representative from Authentic Travel will be waiting for you at the hotel reception to transfer you to El Pilar, this is a small paradise located in the mountain forest of Guatemala and just 10 minutes away from the center of La Antigua Guatemala.

It has an infrastructure of trails for bird watching, which spread through the organic plantations of coffee, mountain forest and cloud forest as well. The vegetation of this reserve is mainly constituted by coffee, pine and oaks, settle at an altitudinal range from 1,710 to 9,500 feet above sea level.

One of the main attractions in Finca El Pilar is in the zone of hummingbird’s feeders where it is possible to spot a wide variety of hummingbird’s species that inhabit the area feeding oneself at the same time which represents a great opportunity for birdwatchers.

After visiting El Pilar, your guide will lead you to the Chocolate Workshop place where you will be able to delight yourself by learning the origin of chocolate, and its history.

You will help to roast and grind nature’s treasure with stone tools by participating in the chocolate demonstration and making your own chocolate right from the Cacao bean.

After de demonstration and interaction, you will leave with your own handmade chocolates, customized the way you like them, and bring them back to your friends and family.

Free afternoon.

Overnight in Antigua Guatemala.

Chichicastenango Market

Day 4:

San Juan y Santiago – Lake Atitlan

This morning you will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min) to the village of San Juan La Laguna where you can visit the women’s textile cooperative to see hand weaving and the natural dye process.

Visit the studios / homes of the celebrated naïf painters, and the then continue to Santiago Village.

After lunch you will continue your tour to the village visiting the Maya God Maximon and learn about the textiles, spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya.

Each year a different "brotherhood" has the privilege of taking care of their God, therefore, his location change.

At Santiago have the chance to be an artist and paint your own Maya design on a clean canvas with help of the locals, to create an amazing souvenir where all family will have so much fun.

After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight  in Santiago Atitlan

San Antonio Palopo, Atitlan Guatemala

Day 6:

Tikal Tour

After breakfast, a representative from Martsam Travel will be waiting for you at the hotel reception to transfer you Tikal National Park.

You will enjoy a guided tour thorough the paths and main areas of the most important city of the Mayan World. Here you will find that nature and archaeology are wonderfully blended.

You will be able to see abundant wildlife, the Mayan forest, millennial temples silent witnesses of the birth and splendor as well as of the collapse of one of the most important civilizations in the planet, all this is in our visit to Tikal, The City of the Voices.

Overnight in Flores area

Lake-Peten-Itza

Day 8:

Horseback Riding & Xunantunich

 

After breakfast a representative will pick you up at the hotel to begin your Horseback riding adventure. Ride through wide open farmlands as well as covered jungle trails, which follow the Mopan River.

Along the way you will visit Xunantunich Archaeological Site, which is located across the green crystalline waters of the Mopan River; it’s the largest ceremonial center in the Belize River Valley, located on a natural limestone ridge providing a fantastic panoramic scene of the surrounding of the country from its hilltop location.

You will enjoy your tour through one of the most important sites in Belize, dating with an essentially classic period ceremonial centre with three ceremonial plazas enclosed by house mounds, pyramids, and palaces, the largest decorated castle with stucco friezes and masks of Classic style. After the tour you will return to the hotel.

Overnight in San Ignacio area.

Ambergris Caye Belize

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CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS

Suppose it becomes necessary for you to cancel your trip. In that case, fees will apply computed as of the date of receipt of the written cancellation notice.

Cancellation by traveler

The cancellation of a trip's participation is necessary to make it in writing, which will come into effect at the time of receipt. If you need to cancel your reservation, you must inform us immediately; we will confirm your cancellation by email.

Based on the date of reception of your cancellation notice, cancellation penalty fees will apply per person. This policy and rate schedule also apply to pre-trip and post-trip extensions, as well as any transfer from one trip extension to another.

For cancellations received 30 days or more before the first day of the tour,

All non-refundable deposits, surcharges, and deposits will be charged (e.g., non-refundable domestic airfare, helicopter trip deposits, or hotel deposits)

Fully refundable, less 10% of the deposit due to bank account management

100% travel credit for the same trip postponed, change tour or destination change (charges may apply due to holiday season and availability)

For cancellations received 29-15 days before the first day of the tour. All non-refundable deposits, surcharges, and deposits will be charged (e.g., non-refundable domestic airfare, helicopter trip deposits, or hotel deposits)

A cancellation fee of 50% of the entire trip cost will be charged

100% travel credit for the same trip postponed, change tour or destination change (charges may apply due to holiday season and availability)

14 days or less:

100% of the trip cost will be charged,

Under no circumstances can Authentic Travel Ltd waive or reduce cancellation fees, so it is highly recommended that you purchase travel cancellation/interruption insurance.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

We are not responsible for changes that arise as a result of events outside of our control, such as technical or maintenance problems with international transportation, changes imposed by re-scheduling or cancellation of flights by an airline, or main charter company, war, or threat of war, civil strife, industrial disputes, natural disasters, bad weather or terrorist activity.

 

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