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Mayan Triangle

Private Travel | General interest 16 Days & 14 Nights Lead-in price: £3495

This private journey combines a number of fascinating Mayan archeological sites throughout Guatemala, Honduras and Belize with charming colonial towns, indigenous cultures and white sandy Caribbean beaches.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Colonial towns & indigenous markets
  • Spectacular Mayan ruins
  • Lake Atitlan villages
  • Caribbean beach stay
  • Stay in 3- & 4-star accommodation
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Guatemala City • Antigua

Fly to Guatemala City and transfer to Antigua for 1 night. (N)

Days 2-3: Lake Atitlán

Drive to Lake Atitlán via the small Mayan ruins of Ixmiche. Option to take part in a traditional shaman ceremony. Enjoy a boat tour of the lake and surrounding villages. (B)

Days 4-5: Antigua

Visit Chichicastenango market (Thu & Sun) and return to Antigua for 2 nights. Take a walking tour of this picturesque colonial town and an optional visit to a local village to see how textiles are made. (B)

Days 6-7: Copan

Drive across Guatemala to Copán and the charming town of Copán Ruinas for a 2-night stay. Visit the Mayan ruins and add optional visits to see Los Sapos stone carvings with lunch at a former hacienda. (B)

Days 8-9: Tikal

Transfer to the Tikal area via the Mayan ruins of Quirigua. Stay 2 nights and explore the Tikal ruins. Optional sunset visit to Yaxha ruins. (B)

Days 10-11: Cayo District

Cross the border into Belize and transfer to the Cayo District for 2 nights. Stay at a jungle lodge and enjoy activities to explore the surrounding forest, lakes and waterfalls. Visit the Caracol ruins and Rio Frio caves. (B)

Days 12-14: Hopkins

Transfer to the coastal village of Hopkins for a 3-night beach stay. Soak up the rich Garifuna culture, relax by the turquoise Caribbean Sea or go snorkelling. (B)

Days 15-16: Fly home via the US

(B) (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Standard tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Atitlan Hotel
    Atitlan Hotel

    Hotel Atitlán is set on a picturesque ancient coffee plantation on the shores of Lake Atitlán, with spectacular views of both the lake and the surrounding volcanoes. The individually designed rooms have balconies with lake views and are traditionally furnished with locally handcrafted furniture and hand-woven Mayan textiles. The hotel features beautifully maintained botanical gardens with over 600 species of plants.

  • Hopkins Bay Belize, a Muy'Ono Resort
    Hopkins Bay Belize, a Muy'Ono Resort

    Hopkins Bay Resort has a picturesque setting on a palm-fringed beach contrasted by a lush jungle backdrop yet is just a 15-minute walk from the main town. One-, two- and three- bedroom beach houses are dotted throughout manicured gardens and overlook the ocean. All are individually decorated and feature high wooden beamed ceilings with a typical tropical Belizean décor and either a terrace or balcony. The beachside restaurant serves regional cuisine including local Garifuna delicacies with an emphasis on fresh seafood.

  • Hotel Hacienda San Lucas
    Hotel Hacienda San Lucas

    Sitting in the tranquil hills above the Copan valley, Hotel Hacienda San Lucas, is a rustic but charming 100-year-old, family-owned house situated directly above the world-renowned Mayan ruins of Copan. Rooms are simply furnished and lighting is provided by solar lamps and candles. While atmospheric, this means actual illumination is very dim in the evenings and at night. Bathrooms feature hot water showers but hot water is not available in the bathroom washbasins.

  • El Meson de Maria
    El Meson de Maria

    El Meson de Maria is a lovely small hotel, located in an old house in the centre of historic Antigua. It offers real local character and traditional furnishings. The rooms and suites are decorated with local crafts, and the suites include a private terrace and jacuzzi. The hotel features a central courtyard and terraces on which to relax and appreciate the views of the old town and surrounding volcanoes. This is a character property and individual room styles and sizes will vary. Breakfast is served in the dining room or courtyard, and while other meals are not available at the hotel, many of the local restaurants will deliver meals which you can then enjoy in the dining areas of the property, or your room.

  • Black Rock Lodge
    Black Rock Lodge

    Black Rock Lodge is a rustic yet comfortable eco-lodge nestled amid a 242-acre rainforest reserve, high above the banks of the Macal river in the Maya mountains. The property has 13 individual cabins which feature small terraces with a hammock and offer views of the rainforest, river or Black Rock canyon. The river view restaurant serves local and international cuisine. The reserve features a number of hiking trails, ideal for viewing some of the 300 species of resident and migratory birds.

Standard private tour extensions

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £3495 per person

High season from £3595 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Copan

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  • Flores

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  • Lake Atitlan

    Lying high among the volcanoes of Guatemala, Lake Atitlan is famous for its natural...

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  • Cayo District

    The Cayo District with its rivers rushing through lush verdant vegetation, its many...

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