Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 1 dinner
Accommodations: Hotels (11 nts).
Listen to howler monkeys from the top of Temple IV at Tikal, revel in Caye Caulker sunsets, sway to reggae beats wafting through the Belizean air, wander the colonial streets of Antigua.
Trek though jungles to Mayan ruins and relax on white-sand beaches. Get an authentic taste of Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico with an adventure that combines the mystery of ancient ruins with the crystalline waters of the Caribbean. Shop for treasures along colonial Antiguas cobblestone streets and get to know the locals from communities where life sometimes moves at a reggae pace. Explore the ruins of Tikal, snorkel with stingrays, lounge in gorgeous Caye Caulker, and finish up in bustling Playa del Carmen. With accommodation and transport arranged by a CEO, this trip offers the perfect way to discover this region's unique vibe.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 12 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Antigua||Day 1 Antigua|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. We recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this charming city. Additional Notes: Please note that Antiguas nearest airport is Guatemala City, Guatemala. Dont get caught flying into the Caribbean island nation of Antigua- its nowhere near the start of this tour! Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Rio Dulce||Day 2 Antigua/Rio Dulce|
Travel to Rio Dulce and enjoy free time to explore. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.50 hours, 315km)
|Day 3||Flores||Day 3 Rio Dulce/Flores|
Travel to the Caribbean town of Livingston by scenic boat ride from Rio Dulce. Enjoy free time to check out the town before continuing on to Flores. Located on Lake PetEn ItzA, this is an excellent home base for exploring nearby Tikal. Included Activities: Scenic Boat Ride to Livingston Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50-4.00 hours, 210km)
|Day 4||Flores||Day 4 Flores|
Enjoy a guided tour of the nearby Mayan ruins of Tikal. In the afternoon, opt to relax on the lake or hang out at a cafE in town. Included Activities: Tikal Ruins Guided Tour Transport: Enjoy the ride out to Tikal and return the same way in the afternoon (1-1.5 hrs one way). Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 64km)
|Day 5||San Ignacio||Day 5 Flores/San Ignacio|
Cross the border into Belize. The relaxed atmosphere of San Ignacio allows for options including horseback riding, canoeing, caving, or exploring the Mountain Pine Ridge area. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Guatemala - Belize) Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 95km) Private Vehicle (0.50-0.75 hours, 13km)
|Day 6||San Ignacio||Day 6 San Ignacio|
Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to check out nearby caves, some more Mayan sites or a local conservation project.
|Day 7||Caye Caulker||Day 7 San Ignacio/Caye Caulker|
Caye Caulker is a relaxed and easy going island with friendly and welcoming local residents. There are dozens of activities around the island and surrounding coral reefs. Try your hand at fishing and barbecue your catch on the beach. Included Activities: Belize Bike with Purpose Tour Transport: Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 123km) Water taxi (0.75-1.00 hours, 39km)
|Day 8||Caye Caulker||Day 8 Caye Caulker|
If the boats arent your thing, just relax, Belizean-style.
|Day 9||Caye Caulker||Day 9 Caye Caulker|
If the boats arent your thing, just relax, Belizean-style.
|Day 10||Playa Del Carmen||Day 10 Caye Caulker/Playa del Carmen|
With plenty of options nearby, Playa is an excellent hub for exploring. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Belize - Mexico) Transport: Speedboat Private Vehicle (4.00-4.50 hours, 320km)
|Day 11||Playa Del Carmen||Day 11 Playa del Carmen (1D)|
Enjoy a free day to explore the Mayan ruins of TulUm, visit one of the many cenotes, or go diving off Cozumel. Enjoy dinner at a G Adventures-supported community restaurant with a youth-focused art program. Included Activities: El Hongo Mexican Community Restaurant & Youth Art Program
|Day 12||Playa Del Carmen||Day 12 Playa del Carmen|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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