Classic Belize & Tikal

Classic, Belize City to Caye Caulker

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

If we had to describe the Belizean pace it would be somewhere between slowly rolling waves and the inquisitive speed of a ruin explorer. Embracing just that mix of curious and chill, this nine-day itinerary will let you tour Mayan ruins, cycle around stunning islands, and enjoy plenty of time to hang out on the beach or dive into the famous Blue Hole. Be speedy, or a bit sloth-like — we’ll help you discover Central America either way.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Belize Bike with Purpose Tour, Caye Caulker Your Discover Moment: San Ignacio Your Discover Moment: Caye Caulker
  • Guided tour of Tikal
  • Free time in San Ignacio and Caye Caulker
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Spot tropical sea life while snorkelling the world's 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

Itinerary

Day 1 Belize City There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
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)
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)
Day 4 Flores/San Ignacio Return to Belize and the town of San Ignacio, situated on the banks of the Macal River. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Guatemala - Belize) Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 95km) Private Vehicle (0.50-0.75 hours, 13km)
Day 5 San Ignacio Enjoy a free day to visit sacred Mayan caves of Actun Tunichil Muknal or Crystal Cave. Opt to check out Barton Creek Cave, Mountain Pine Ridge, and Caracol, or check out the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.
Day 6 San Ignacio/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 that will keep you busy here for days. Included Activities: Belize Bike with Purpose Tour Transport: Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 123km) Water taxi (0.75-1.00 hours)
Day 7 Caye Caulker With free time, opt to snorkel in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go for a dive in Blue Hole National Park, take a flight over the Blue Hole and coral reef, or just chill out, Belizean style.
Day 8 Caye Caulker Continue to explore Caye Caulker and its water- and land-based activities during free time.
Day 9 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. You can purchase your return ferry ticket easily once you get to Caye Caulker. If flying out of Belize City today, please ensure to book your departure flight after 11:30am to allow for enough time to reach the airport. Included Activities: Departure Day
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