Combine the Mayan sites, colonial architecture and indigenous cultures of Guatemala, with the charming small town and Mayan ruins of Copan in Honduras and the pristine beaches of Belize. The tour begins in picturesque Antigua, and continues to Lake Atitlan before visiting Chichicastenango, where the traditions of the Maya live on. Continue overland to Copan, set by a meandering river and surrounded by hills. Return to Guatemala and travel via Rio Dulce to the ancient city of Tikal, before concluding your journey by the white sandy beaches and turquoise Caribbean waters of Ambergris Caye in Belize.
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Fly to Guatemala City or the USA. Transfer to Antigua for a 2-night stay at one of the many small charming properties located in former colonial houses. (N)
Enjoy a morning walking tour of this historic town. Optional afternoon visit to a local village to see how textiles are made. (B)
Transfer to Lake Atitlan via the small Mayan ruins of Ixmiche (option to take part in a traditional shaman ceremony). Stay 2 nights at Hotel Atitlan. (B)
Half-day lake tour, including Santiago and San Juan villages. (B, L)
Visit Chichicastenango and its traditional market (Thursday & Sunday). Continue to Antigua for an overnight stay. (B, L)
Drive across Guatemala to Copan in Honduras and the charming town of Copan Ruinas. Afternoon at leisure. Stay 2 nights at Marina Copan. (B)
Morning visit to the Copan Mayan ruins. Option to take lunch in the hills at Hacienda San Lucas, see the stone carvings of Los Sapos and end the day with sunset cocktails at the hacienda. (B, L)
Drive back into Guatemala and continue to Rio Dulce, via the Mayan stelae of Quirigua. Take an afternoon boat ride along the Dulce river to visit the bird island and an indigenous community project. Overnight at Nana Juana. (B, L)
Transfer north to the Tikal area for a 2-night stay at Villa Maya. Optional sunset visit to the Yaxha ruins (B)
Full-day tour of Tikal, probably the most impressive of all Mayan cities. (B, L)
Drive across the border to the Cayo District in Belize, visiting Xunantunich ruins en route. Fly to Ambergris Caye for a 3-night stay by the Caribbean Sea, at a property such as Portofino Beach Resort. (B)
At leisure to relax on the beach or snorkel. (B)
Fly to Belize City and on to London via the USA. (B)
Morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Prices, based on two people travelling and sharing a twin-room, are intended as a guideline only and will vary according to time of year. This is a suggested itinerary, which can be further tailored to suit your individual needs.
It is possible to upgrade your hotels to boutique or luxury properties in some of the destinations.
Optional extensions include a stay in the Cayo District in Belize, where you can explore the forests, waterfalls and rivers, as well as remote Mayan archaeological sites such as Caracol.
Alternatively, end your stay in the Toledo district in southern Belize, among unspoiled rainforest and rivers, not far from the coast. Optional excursions here include visits to small archaeological sites and the Mayan and Garifuna communities of the Toledo district, or boat and snorkelling trips to the coast.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3627 3097 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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GHB2018: 13 Nights
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From 1543 to 1773, Antigua was the capital city of the Kingdom of Guatemala, and its...
The site at Copan flourished from 5th century to 9th century AD and is widely regarded a...
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