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Belize & Tikal Adventure
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Follow in the footsteps of Mayan warriors to lost cities cloaked in jungle mists. This adventure offers an intriguing mix of ruins, beaches, wildlife and the rich cultures of Belize and Guatemala. It's a perfect blend of activity and relaxationspend three days canoeing deep in the jungle and snorkelling crystal-clear turquoise-blue waters before easing into the laidback Belizean lifestyle while sipping on a rum cocktail. As pioneers of canoeing in the region, we are pleased to offer this Classic tripone you wont find anywhere else.

Latin America

Duration: 15 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Canoeing, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Kayaking (unspecified), Multisport Physical rating: 3 - Average
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126718
Starts: Belize City, Belize Finishes: Caye Caulker, Belize
You will visit
  • Belize City
  • Caye Caulker

Itinerary

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Day 1: Belize City

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Belize City/Flores

Notice the difference in culture, with the heavy Mayan influence and Spanish language.

Enter Guatemala at the northeast jungle Petén region. The descendants of the Maya of Chichén Itzá migrated to the Petén area several centuries after the collapse of the great Mayan cities in the Yucatán.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Belize - Guatemala)

Transport:
Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 130km)
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.50 hours, 100km)

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Day 3: Flores

Enjoy a guided tour of the Tikal archaeological site. Return to Flores and opt to swim in Lake Petén Itzá or hire a boat for a relaxing day.

Included Activities:
Tikal Ruins Guided Tour

Transport:
Take the same transportation back to Flores after the tour.
Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 64km)

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Day 4: Flores

Enjoy a full free day exploring Flores and surrounds.

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Day 5: Flores/San Ignacio

Return to Belize and the town of San Ignacio, situated on the banks of the Macal River.

Opt to explore the Mayan cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal, containing relics dating back 1,400 years, visit the butterfly gardens, or go tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Guatemala - Belize)

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 95km)
Private Vehicle (0.50-0.75 hours, 13km)

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Day 6: San Ignacio

In the town of San Ignacio, opt to visit the Green Iguana Conservation Project.

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Day 7: San Ignacio

Enjoy a 3-day guided canoe trip on the Old Belize River. Spend days spotting wildlife and nights sleeping in tents along the river banks.

Additional Notes:
Previous canoe experience is not required. Local expert guides know the rivers well and are happy to share their knowledge of the flora, fauna, and history of the area.

Included Activities:
2-Night Belize River Canoe Trip

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Day 8: San Ignacio (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a 3-day guided canoe trip on the Old Belize River. Spend days spotting wildlife and nights sleeping in tents along the river banks.

Additional Notes:
Previous canoe experience is not required. Local expert guides know the rivers well and are happy to share their knowledge of the flora, fauna, and history of the area.

Included Activities:
2-Night Belize River Canoe Trip

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Day 9: San Ignacio (1B)

After three days and two nights on the river, return to San Ignacio for one more night. Enjoy the creature comforts of a hotel stay after two nights of camping.

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Day 10: San Ignacio/Hopkins

Opt to rent a bike to explore the area or enjoy talking to the locals in what some call the friendliest village in Belize. In the evenings, you might be lucky enough to search out some Garifuna drumming somewhere out and about in town.

Transport:
Local bus (4.00 hour(s))

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Day 11: Hopkins

Opt to visit nearby palmed Tobacco Caye and do some snorkelling, take in a Garifuna drumming show and lesson, or explore the area by bicycle.

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Day 12: Hopkins/Caye Caulker

Travel to one of Belize's famed island paradises — Caye Caulker, where "go slow" is the island's motto.

Enjoy tons of optional activities will keep you busy here for days.

Transport:
Local bus (0.75-1.00 hours, 30km)
Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 170km)
Water taxi (0.75-1.00 hours)

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Day 13: Caye Caulker (1L)

Snorkel on a full-day trip out to the barrier reef where you may have the chance to view nurse sharks, stingrays, barracuda, and other marine life.

Included Activities:
Hol Chan Snorkel Tour

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Day 14: Caye Caulker

With free time, opt go on a manatee tour, dive in Blue Hole National Park, take a flight over the Blue Hole and coral reef, rent a bike, or just chill out, Belizean style.

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Day 15: Caye Caulker

Depart at any time.

Additional Notes:
This trip finishes on Caye Caulker, which is located 1 hr by water taxi from Belize city (an additional 30 min by taxi to the airport). There are frequent ferry departures between 7:30am and 5pm. If you are flying home on the final day of the trip, please ensure your flight departure is no earlier than 11:30AM. You can purchase your return ferry ticket easily once you get to Caye Caulker.

Ask your sales CEO or agent about the 'Playa del Carmen Express'. You can stay in Playa del Carmen and fly out of Cancún, to keep your flight cost low. The Express will leave Caye Caulker at 6:30am and will arrive in Playa del Carmen around 5:30pm.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Tikal guided tour
    • Jungle canoe trip (3-day, fully guided)
    • Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Belize Barrier Reef snorkelling trip (full-day)
    • Caye Caulker stay
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/bungalows (12 nts), camping (2 nts)
    Transport
    • Public bus, private van, canoe, water taxi, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • 3-day canoe adventure in central Belize
  • Spot tropical sea life while snorkelling the second-largest barrier reef
  • Explore the jungle-set ruins of Tikal
  • Listen to reggae music as you walk down Caye Caulker's sandy main street


Reviews (4)
Shannon Posted on: 

What a wonderful outdoor adventure! It was exciting, fun, relaxing with a good dose of local colour and flavours. I felt safe, enlightened and happy and it was a pleasure to travel with the whole group. I loved every minute of our journey and would rave to anyone that would listen about our exceptional experience with G Adventures.

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Colleen Posted on: 

My two week holiday felt like it lasted a year. This is the highest measure of success I cannot believe how many different experiences and amazing memories I have. The trip content was excellent. It was brilliant that it was so varied and active. I liked having a chance to see ruins, be outdoors, camp, canoe, snorkel and hike. The add on options were excellent, and I was impressed with the guide, and local guides available.

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Brenda Posted on: 

This was an excellent trip with a very good variety of activities. It was a wonderful way to experience the cultures and the environment.

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Caroline Posted on: 

This was my first group tour. I chose it solely for the convenience of having someone else make the arrangements as I was too busy to plan the trip and it covered much of what I wanted to see. However, I now realize that I got much more out of the trip than I would have if I had gone by myself. The rapport Adam had built up with local people meant that we got to see a lot more of Belize and talk a lot more to locals rather than just hang out with other travelers. I am recommending the trip to my friends and am much more likely to consider a tour in the future.

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