Overview & Highlights
This action-packed family holiday has something to satisfy each one of you. There's absolutely no time to get bored, with a mix of Spanish colonial, indigenous indian and British Caribbean cultures all in a relatively small area where it’s easy to get around.
- Antigua: City tour and visit to a coffee farm
- Chichicastenango market
- Kayaking on Lake Atitlán
- Lake Atitlán: Boat excursion to San Juan la Laguna
- Tikal: Guided tour of the Mayan ruins
- San Ignacio: Butterfly Farm
This family holiday offers adults and children alike a range of experiences in two contrasting countries. Guatemala is steeped in native Mayan indian and Spanish colonial tradition and religious mysticism. Belize, a truly Caribbean country, is English-speaking, utterly laid-back, and a popular destination for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. Kids will love spotting the howler monkeys in the jungle, clambering over the ancient pyramids and snorkelling in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.
You start off in Antigua, Guatemala’s colonial masterpiece, and continue to the serene setting of Lake Atitlán, encircled by volcanoe and tiny indigenous villages. Head out onto the water in a kayak before continuing to Tikal. Children will marvel at the fantasy-style vast ruined Mayan city where ancient temples and pyramids emerge above the rainforest canopy; adults will find the Mayan history and culture fascinating.
Crossing the border into Belize, stay at a remote riverside cabin camp surrounded by tropical foliage rich in wildlife; enjoy the thrills and spills of outdoor activities, or just relax. Round off the holiday at the pearl white beaches of Ambergris Caye, maybe with a bit of snorkelling.
Arrive in Guatemala City and transfer to hotel in Antigua.
Guided walking tour of Antigua and a coffee farm.
Drive to Lake Atitlán via Chichicastenango market.
Kayaking on Lake Atitlán.
Visit to San Juan la Laguna community.
By road to Guatemala City; fly to Fly to Flores in the jungle Petén.
Guided tour of the Mayan ruins at Tikal.
Drive into Belize to the San Ignacio area.
Visit a butterfly farm
Kayak on the Macal river.
Drive/fly to Ambergris Caye, coral atoll in the Caribbean.
At leisure on Ambergris Caye.
Fly to Belize City and connect with international flight.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Everyday was exhilarating and exciting. Guatemala was so colourful - the scenery, the markets, the food, the traditional dress, the flowers and birdlife. Delicious coffee! The itinerary enabled me to take in spectacular views of volcanoes, such as in Antigua and Lake Atitlan, of the Mayan ruins at Tikal and Yaxha.JH, Weybridge
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.
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