Belize Highlands, Islands & Tikal 7 Nights 8 Days
Highlights include: Maya Archaeology (Caracol & Tikal Maya Temples), Unique Water-sports (Snuba) Level of difficulty: Low – This is a Family-Friendly Package. Important Note: Passengers requiring a Visa for travel to Belize should obtain a double-entry Visa for return entry after Tikal Tour in Guatemala.
up to 30 days in advance
- Duration: 23 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 3:30 PM
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- Free cancellation up to 30 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
*Day 1: Welcome to Belize * Airport reception and 3:30 PM transfer by our shuttle service to your San Ignacio, Cayo hotel for two overnights.
*Day 2: Caracol Maya Temples & Mountain Pine Ridge (Meals: Breakfast / Lunch) * Visit Caracol, the largest Maya City in Belize features “Canaa” the highest structure in the country. The lush primary rainforest vista gives one the sense of peaceful silence interrupted only by a startled bird call or howl of a monkey. In the afternoon you will continue your exploration in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve with sightseeing stops made at Rio Frio Cave and Rio On Pools.
*Day 3: Transfer from San Ignacio to Flores, Peten (Meal: Breakfast) * Hotel check-out. Take a short drive to the Belize-Guatemala border for Immigration processing before heading to Santa Elena Town in Flores, Peten for a 2 night stay. Leisure afternoon to explore the small Island of Flores, the last city of the Itzaes, that was named by the Mayas “Noh Peten”, which means Big Island. Visit handicraft and souvenir stores offering items from all around the country, or wine and dine at any one of the small restaurants and bar that dot this tiny island.
** Day 4: Tikal National Park (Meals: Breakfast / Lunch) ** Depart to majestic Tikal nestled in the dense jungles of Peten in Guatemala. At the start of the Classic Period, Tikal went to war with neighboring Caracol, located in Belize, and was defeated. Upon arrival at Tikal National Park, you begin the 4-hour tour of the site (including lunch stop), visiting the most important monuments such as, Complex Q, R, Temple IV, Temple III and the Main Plaza, where you will find Temples I and II, the North Acropolis and the Central Acropolis.
*Day 5: Transfer from Flores, Peten to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye (Meals: Breakfast) * Hotel check-out and take a short drive to the Mundo Maya International Airport. You will check in at the Tropic Air Ticket Counter for your flight from Flores to Belize. Flight departs at 8:30 AM and arrives in Belize by 9:30 AM. Upon arrival in Belize you will take a connection commuter flight to the quaint seaside village of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye for 3 nights of island ambience.
*Day 6: Snuba Adventure (Meals: Breakfast) * Snuba offers the opportunity to experience the fascination of Scuba with the simplicity of Snorkeling – No Certification Required – No heavy gears to handle. Explore crystal clear waters with more time underwater and closer encounter to the marine underworld.
*Day 7: Free Day for Optionals (Meals: Breakfast) * Free day to explore San Pedro, Ambergris Caye at your leisure. Optional activities that can be pre-booked or purchased locally include: Snorkel Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Scuba Dive, Reef Fishing, Day on the Reef.
*Day 8: Farewell Belize (Meals: Breakfast) * Hotel check out and transfer to airport for connection with domestic flight to the Belize International Airport.
Attractions VisitedCaracol Ruins
When you visit the Caracol ruins, you’ll get to see over 30 structures built by the Mayans, including the tower of Caana, the tallest structure in all of Belize. To reach Caracol, you’ll visit the Chiquibul Forest Reserve in western Belize, at the foothills of the Maya mountains.
Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve
Set aside in 1944, the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is Belize’s oldest and largest protected area, spanning 300 square miles (777 square km). Unlike other parts of Belize, where tropical vegetation dominates the landscape, the reserve consists of primarily Honduras pine, a Caribbean species of pine tree. The reserve is characterized by deep ravines, large granite outcrops, rivers, and vistas.
Tikal National Park
Set within the northern reaches of Guatemala’s Petén department is the incredible Mayan site of Tikal. With its massive Mayan temples, steep limestone pyramids and thick green jungles, Tikal is undoubtedly one of the top attractions in Guatemala. The ruins and surrounding forest are located within the Tikal National Park.
What to Bring
Money for Gratuities; Meals not mentioned; Bar items with included meals; Items of personal nature; Belize Border Crossing fee of $18.75 US per person; Guatemala Border Crossing fee of $4.00 US per person; Guatemala Airport Exit Fees of $33.00 US per person.
Airport Reception; Two (2) Full Day Excursions with Lunch; 1 Half Day Excursion (No Lunch); Professional English speaking guides; Park fees to sites visited; 1 Regional flight (Guatemala to Belize), 2 domestic flights (Belize City to Ambergris Caye to Belize International Airport); Hotel transfers; Government Taxes.
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