Welcome to Río Dulce


Times have changed. A huge bridge now spans the water and the Petén region's roads are some of the best in the country. The town sees most tourist traffic from yachties – the US Coast Guard says this is the safest place on the western Caribbean for boats during hurricane season. The rest of the foreigners here are either coming or going on the spectacular river trip between here and Lívingston.


Top experiences in Río Dulce

Travel guides

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Río Dulce activities

$2420 Private & Custom Tours

20 day Guatemala - Belize - Honduras - middle class

Day 1: Private transportation from Guatemala city airport to luxury hotel with double room and private bathroom and A/C. Day 2: Early private transportation from hotel to Guatemala city airport. Domestic flight to Flores, Petén. Collective tour around Tikal, including bilingual guide, round trip transportation, lunch and entrance fees. 2 nights accommodation in double room with private bathroom and A/C. Day 3: Free day in the beautiful town of flores. Day 4: Early collective shuttle from hotel in Flores to Belize City, docks. Arrange your water taxi to Caye Caulker (not included in price). 4 nights of accommodation in luxury hotel, double room with private bathroom and A/C.Day 5, 6 and 7: Free days around Caye Caulker. Day 8: Collective shuttle from Belize City to hotel in Flores. 1 night of accommodation in double room with private bathroom and A/C.Day 9: Private transportation in minivan from hotel in Flores to hotel in Rio Dulce docks. 3 nights of accommodation in hotel, double room/cabin with private bathroom and A/C.Day 10 and 11: Free days in Rio Dulce. (collective Livingston tours can be booked and paid at the front desk of the hotel.)Day 12: Private transportation in luxury minibus from hotel in Rio Dulce to hotel in Copan, Honduras. Visit Quirigua Archaelogical Site (need to hire a local guide at the site entrance, not included in the price). 2 nights of accommodation in a Luxury Hotel with spectacular view to downtown and archaelogical site, double room with private bathroom and A/C, breakfast included. Day 13: Tour around Copan Ruins, (need to hire a local guide at the archaelogical site entrance, not included). Day 14: Private transportation in luxury minibus from hotel in Copan to hotel in Antigua. 3 nights of accommodation in double room with private bedroom and A/C. Day 15: Pick up at hotel for collective Pacaya volcano tour including local guide. (entrance fee of Q 50 not included). Day 16: Free day in Antigua. Day 17: Collective shuttle from hotel in Antigua to hotel in Panajachel, Lake Atitlan. 3 nights of accommodation in double room with private bathroom and A/C. Day 18: Collective shuttle from hotel in Panajachel to Chichicastenango Market, self guided tour around Chichicastenango market, local church and activities. Collective shuttle back to Panajachel in the afternoon. Day 19: Free day in Panajachel (option to visit nearby villages by boat, not included in price). Day 20: Private transportation from Panajachel to Guatemala City Airport. Afternoon flight back home.

$2591.65 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Central American Journey

Escape the resorts and discover something extraordinary in Central America. Visit seven countries on this adventure and experience mighty ruins, clear Caribbean waters, Pacific waves, rainforests, and breathtaking scenery along the way. Explore indigenous Mayan villages and meet locals for an immersive experience that few travellers get to know. While you're free to choose your own adventure, your accommodation and transportation are included. Our expert CEOs will help you make the most of your time. Take a trip that's packed with all the things you need and nothing you don't – 32 days of maximum adventure at minimum cost.

$1109.25 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Mayan Sun–Southbound

Find your paradise somewhere between the blazing Mexican sun and the cool Guatemalan highlands on this 16-day odyssey. Wander Antigua’s cobblestone streets and its local markets before experiencing the diverse beauty of Lake Atitlán and its indigenous villages. Geared to the adventurer wanting to capture some of Central America's finest highlights, this trip will ensure that you really pack some punch into those postcards home.

$1263.20 Classic

Mayan Encounter

Trek though jungles to Mayan ruins and relax on white-sand beaches. Get an authentic taste of Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico with an adventure that combines the mystery of ancient ruins with the crystalline waters of the Caribbean. Shop for treasures along colonial Antigua's cobblestone streets and get to know the locals from communities where life sometimes moves at a reggae pace. Explore the ruins of Tikal, snorkel with stingrays, lounge in gorgeous Caye Caulker, and finish up in bustling Playa del Carmen. With accommodation and transport arranged by a CEO, this trip offers the perfect way to discover this region’s unique vibe.

$2324.25 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Best of Central America

From ancient ruins to active volcanoes, get off the beaten track and discover extraordinary Central America – on a shoestring. Make sure your passport has space because this exciting 33-day trip hits most of Central America, as it covers tropical rainforests, volcanoes, colonial cities, and all the breathtaking scenery in between. Explore Indigenous Mayan villages and soak in the region's incredible culture. Our CEOs will ensure your accommodation and transportation are covered – so you can choose the activities and sights that interest you most – the adventure is yours to choose!

$1183.20 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Mayan Sun–Northbound

Trek though jungle backdrops to Mayan ruins and chill out on white-sand beaches under the Caribbean sun. Check out Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico and experience the region’s diversity. Wander colonial Antigua’s cobblestone streets and shop for treasures before experiencing the natural beauty of Lake Atitlán, its Indigenous Mayan villages, and striking volcanoes. One of our most popular trips, this adventure offers natural wonders, excitement, and culture with enough time to socialize and do your own thing.