This full-day tour visits a number of places on the Río Dulce and around Lívingston, including the white-sand beach of Playa Blanca & 7 Altares.
- 8 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
You'll hop into a boat and head down the Río Dulce. This tour takes you past the 7 Altars (this depends on weather conditions) and eventually you'll reach the white-sand beach of Playa Blanca.
Playa Blanca is one of the nicest beaches in Guatemala and is a fantastic spot to swim, read, or relax.
Then we come back to Livingston, where lunch will be enjoyed. After lunch, we will pass by the bird island of Cayo Quemado and stop at the hot waterfalls of Agua Caliente. These thermally-heated waterfalls are a great place to take a dip or relax along the shore.
El Castillo de San Felipe de Lara is a fortress along the northern shores of Lake Izabal in Guatemala. More commonly known as “El Castillo de San Felipe,” the castle was originally built by the Spanish in 1652 to ward off pirates.
Read more:San Felipe's Castle
Playa Blanca is a pleasant, palm-fringed beach along Guatemala’s Caribbean coast. The beach is a 30-minute boat ride from Lívingston.
Read more:Playa Blanca
3 miles (5 km) northwest of Lívingston are the freshwater falls and pools of Los Siete Altares. The seven waterfalls and natural fresh water pools, are set within a lush rainforest and are a pleasant place to spend the afternoon.
Read more:Siete Altares
What to Bring
Sunscreen, swimming suit, camera, comfortable shoes, hat, and money for meals, personal expenses, handicrafts, and tipping the guide and/or driver.
Transportation (via private boat) 7 Altars White beach (Playa Blanca) Livingston Agua Caliente Bird Island Cayo Quemado DOES NOT INCLUDE: Entrance to 7 Altars and Playa Blanca DOES NOT INCLUDE: Lunch
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Similar things to do
Explore several different areas around Lake Izabal during this tour. As you make your way towards the lakeside town of El Estor you’ll visit the limestone canyon of El Boquerón, the warm-water fall at Finca El Paraíso, and the San Felipe Castle.
Explore both the San Felipe Castle and the Río Dulce during this tour. The castle, which is set at the mouth of the Río Dulce, dates back to the 17th century and has fantastic views of Lake Izabal.