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Colourful Belize and Guatemala

Glittering waters, tropical reefs and a fiery volcano – discover these Central American gems
Starts AtBelize City
Ends AtGuatemala City
Duration9 days
Group SizeMaximum 18
Physical Rating
Light
Style
Discovery
Starts AtBelize City
Ends AtGuatemala City
Duration9 days
Group SizeMaximum 18
Physical Rating
Light
Style
Discovery
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
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About Your Trip

From the blonde beaches and blue waters of Belize’s Caribbean coast, to Guatemala’s colonial towns and smouldering cones, you’ll discover the best of Central America on this nine-day adventure. You’ll start on the sandy peninsula of Placencia in Belize, where you’ll split your time between snorkelling on the Belize Barrier Reef, spotting wildlife on a jungle expedition, and sailing on a sunset cruise. From here, you’ll hop next door to the brightly painted town of Antigua in Guatemala – your base for a hike up Pacaya Volcano (rewarded with a lava-cooked slice of pizza at the top). Then, it’s onto Lake Atitlan, to kayak across its glassy waters, but not before visiting the ruined city of Iximche to witness a traditional Mayan ceremony. All of our trips are flightless in destination, with 100% of all carbon emissions offset. It's just part of how we see the world while being good to it.

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Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Go snorkelling on the Belize Barrier Reef
  • 2
    Look out for crocs and jaguars on a jungle river adventure
  • 3
    Kick back beneath the stars on a sunset cruise
  • 4
    Wander the colonial streets of Antigua, Guatemala
  • 5
    Take in the view from the slopes of an active volcano
  • 6
    Meet modern-day Mayans in Iximche
  • 7
    Explore the shoreline of Lake Atitlan by kayak

Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Eight nights premium hotel accommodation
  • Eight breakfasts
  • Two lunches
  • Two dinners
  • Snorkel experience in the Belize Barrier Reef
  • Monkey River tour
  • Sunset cruise
  • Local Insider-led tour of Antigua
  • Guided sunset Pacaya Volcano trek with pizza
  • Tour of Iximche with Mayan ceremony
  • Kayak tour of Lake Atitlan
  • Guided walking tour of San Juan la Laguna
  • Return airport transfers in Belize and Guatemala
  • Shared ground transport and Local Insider throughout

What's Not Included

  • Visas
    • Travel insurance
      • Flights to and from the destination

        Accommodation

        The Placencia Resort (or similar four-star hotel)

        This is where adventure meets relaxation. This property, near the pretty resort village of Placencia, has everything you need – including one of the largest pools in Belize, a beautiful private beach, complimentary kayaks and paddle-boards, three bars and three restaurants, including one at the end of a pier in the sea.

        El Meson de Maria (or similar three-star hotel)

        In the heart of Antigua, this boutique hotel may only be doing an impression of a colonial building, but it’s delightfully convincing. Sepia-toned stucco walls, reclaimed terracotta floor tiles, and handcrafted furniture that has the feel of time-worn heirlooms – it’s a trove of beautiful little details. Sip cocktails in the plant-filled courtyard terrace, or kick back to volcano views on the solarium.  

        Porta del Lago (or similar four-star hotel)

        This glitzy hotel on the shores of Lake Atitlan makes the most of its location. A sun terrace with loungers overlooks the water, with the silhouettes of Atitlan, San Pedro and Toliman volcanoes facing you on the other side. Below the terrace, a massive outdoor pool, fringed by lush foliage, is your very own oasis – while rooms, many with volcano and lake views, feel fresh and contemporary. 

        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com