Belize & Tikal Adventure

Follow in the footsteps of Mayan warriors to lost cities cloaked in jungle mists. This adventure offers an intriguing mix of ruins, beaches, wildlife and the rich cultures of Belize and Guatemala. It's a perfect blend of activity and relaxation—canoe deep in the jungle and snorkel crystal-clear turquoise-blue waters before easing into the laid-back Belizean lifestyle while sipping on a rum cocktail. As pioneers of canoeing in the region, we are pleased to offer this Classic trip—one you won’t find anywhere else.

15 days.

From £901pp

Your tour to Belize City includes:

  • G Adventures for Good: Belize Bike with Purpose Tour, Caye Caulker. Tikal guided tour. Jungle canoe trip (3 days, fully guided). Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Belize Barrier Reef snorkelling trip (full-day). Caye Caulker stay. Free time in Flores and Hopkins. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Meals Included
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation
  • Hotels/bungalows (12 nts), camping (2 nts).
  • Group Size Notes
  • Max 16, avg 12
  • Transport
  • Public bus, private vehicle, canoe, water taxi, walking.

Your 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

Enjoy a full free day to explore Flores and surrounds.

Day 5 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 6 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.

Days 7-8 San Ignacio

Enjoy a 3-day guided canoe trip on the Old Belize River. Spend days spotting wildlife and nights sleeping in tents along the river banks.

Additional Notes:
Previous canoe experience is not required. Local expert guides know the rivers well and are happy to share their knowledge of the flora, fauna, and history of the area.

Included Activities:
2-Night Belize River Canoe Trip

Day 8 San Ignacio (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a 3-day guided canoe trip on the Old Belize River. Spend days spotting wildlife and nights sleeping in tents along the river banks.

Additional Notes:
Previous canoe experience is not required. Local expert guides know the rivers well and are happy to share their knowledge of the flora, fauna, and history of the area.

Included Activities:
2-Night Belize River Canoe Trip

Day 9 San Ignacio (1B)

After three days and two nights on the river, return to San Ignacio for one more night. Enjoy the creature comforts of a hotel stay after two nights of camping.

Day 10 San Ignacio/Hopkins

Opt to rent a bike to explore the area or enjoy talking to the locals in what some call the friendliest village in Belize. In the evenings, you might be lucky enough to search out some Garifuna drumming somewhere out and about in town.

Transport:
Local bus (4.00 hour(s))

Day 11 Hopkins

Opt to visit nearby palmed Tobacco Caye and do some snorkelling, take in a Garifuna drumming show and lesson, or explore the area by bicycle.

Day 12 Hopkins/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 (0.75-1.00 hours, 30km)
Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 170km)
Water taxi (0.75-1.00 hours)

Day 13 Caye Caulker (1L)

Snorkel on a full-day trip out to the barrier reef where you may have the chance to view nurse sharks, stingrays, barracuda, and other marine life.

Included Activities:
Hol Chan Snorkel Tour

Days 14-15 Caye Caulker

With free time, opt 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 15 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

Other important information

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  • The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
  • Important Notes
  • 1. For the 2 nights of camping by Belize River, no bathroom facilities are provided. The guides will brief you on environmentally safe practices in this regard. 2. For any post tour accommodation you have the option of booking at either Caye Caulker or Belize City. 3. Please note that this trip finishes in Caye Caulker, which is located one hour by water taxi from Belize city. There are frequent departures between 7:30am and 5pm. 4. Special requirements for this trip: - Sleeping bag (light), thermarest/sleeping mat (the canoeing operator provides these, be aware that the quality may vary). - Snorkel gear provided as part of snorkel trip. (May wish to bring your own) - Waterproof bags for gear while canoeing (recommended to bring one dry bag for items such as camera and perhaps for a dry t-shirt or jacket and a second dry bag for your sleeping bag, a few changes of clothes, and toiletries) Please note that that there will be some camping gear in the canoes with you. It is important to pack light with only what you need for the three days. Extra luggage not required for the canoeing portion of the tour may also be safely stored at the hotel in San Ignacio until your return.
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  • Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: .

Not included in the tour

  • Meal Budget
  • Local Flights
  • Meals
  • Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
  • Solo Travellers
  • We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
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