Antigua Guatemala at sunrise

History, Mystery & Splendors of Guatemala and Belize Vacation

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Belize, Guatemala

Places Visited

Guatemala City, Antigua, Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlan...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

Explore the history, mystery and the splendors of Guatemala and Belize on this custom vacation. Temples made of limestone rise hundreds of feet into the sky as caves sink hundreds of feet into the Caribbean Sea. The marvels of Guatemala and Belize encompass historical manmade sites and the natural splendor of Mother Nature. Animated fish swim against the backdrop of coral in a stunning sea garden; hand-woven tunics match the hues of the barrier reef and resemble the wildflowers that grow around...

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the power of the Mayan in the remains of the large city of Tikal, home to stunning palace grounds and triumphant temple-pyramids
  • Swim with sharks off the coast of Ambergris Caye in Belize and explore the second biggest barrier reef in the world
  • Traverse the shores of a secluded lake in the Guatemalan Highlands for an introduction into the traditional culture reminiscent of Mayan life
  • Discover the spirited market of Chichicastenango, where people from around Guatemala venture to buy, sell, and trade
  • Explore the charming colonial streets of Antigua to see remnants of the Spanish influence on the country
  • Explore the natural wonder of the Great Blue Hole off the Belize coast where a collapsed cave gives clues to ancient cultures and subaquatic life
  • Indulge in a chocolate demonstration to learn about the history of the bean in Central America, along with its cultivation and production

Detailed Description

Guatemala and Belize share a border and their roots in the Mayan heritage, but your 9-day tour highlights both the countries’ joyous similarities and remarkable differences. Climb to the top of a Mayan temple to see the jungle above the treetops; dive to seafloor surrounded by undulating coral branches that hide colorful fish. Embrace island life and experience the evolution of Mayan culture set around a secluded freshwater lake. Every moment brings a new adventure, and every adventure immerses you deeper into the impressive landscape, heritage, and history of Guatemala and Belize.

The journey begins with your arrival at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City. Your private transfer will escort you from the nation’s current capital to the former, Antigua.  Your introduction to Guatemala comes in the form of chocolate as you enjoy a chocolate demonstration and learn how to make an enticing cup from scratch. Next day, your guide will lead you on an informative tour of the beautiful colonial city. Visit a jade museum and venture outside of Antigua to see historical towns nearly forgotten by time. Travel next to the small town of Chichicastenango to experience the bustling marketplace.

Tour the city’s art and white-walled architecture before you continue to the lakeside town of Panajachel at Lake Atitlan. Your guide will take you on a boat tour to visit the secluded villages around the water, including the captivating town of Santiago. In the late afternoon, return to Antigua as the next morning brings you back to La Aurora Airport for your flight to Mundo Maya International Airport in Petén. Spend the day on the stunning grounds of Tikal on a guided tour of the famous Mayan city before departing to Mundo Maya International Airport to Belize City in Belize to meet your connecting flight to San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye.

Your private transfer will escort you to a luxurious resort where you can spend the remainder of the day relaxing on your private balcony. Visit a restaurant specializing in Belizean cuisine for dinner. Dive into the Caribbean on day seven to witness the spectacular underwater world of the Great Belize Barrier Reef. Relish the freedom of leisure and experience the Ambergris Caye and its surroundings, as you desire. Visit nearby islands on a catamaran tour or spend the day exploring the sunken cave at the Great Blue Hole. As your trip concludes, your private transfer will escort you to the airport in San Pedro Town to begin your journey home.

Starting Price

$4,090 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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