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The Best of Guatemala and Belize


14 days starting at $3,319/Person

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This fully customizable slice of Central American adventure, will take you to the authentic Mayan highlights of Guatemala and Belize before relaxing on the Caribbean beaches of Ambergris Caye. Antigua’s colonial architecture is captivating, Lake Atitlan’s Mayan culture is awe-inspiring, Guatemala’s Mayan cities are breath-taking, the mix of outdoor adventures and Maya sites in Belize are thrilling and the barefoot luxury of Ambergris Caye is heavenly.

Our trip specialists and tour guides are located in the area; they’ll take care of planning activities, meals and secret stops that any local would approve of.

What to expect from every Class Adventure Travel Tour:

  • Private and small group guides who go at your own pace
  • Private shuttle and transfers, unless otherwise noted
  • Trip specialists and guides who really know and live in the area
  • Personal recommendations for authentic, local experiences
  • Incredibly comfortable accommodations without sacrificing authenticity
  • Flexible itineraries that can be customized as much or as little as you want

What you will experience in a day of travel


Breakfast in Flores

Tour of Tikal

Mayan Picnic

Explore Tikal

Relax at your hotel

Dinner in Flores

14 Day Sample Itinerary

Want more days? Fewer days? Fewer ruins? More beaches? Let us know! We do the planning just to make it easy on you, but the trip is all yours – we’ll add or subtract based on what matters most to you.

Days 1-3

ANTIGUA

  • Tour of a coffee plantation with the ‘As Green as it Gets’ (AGAIG) Charity.
  • Guided walking tour of Antigua’s highlights: Cathedral, La Merced, Central Park.
  • Visit the Choco Museum on your own & learn about how the Mayans used cacao.

The city of Antigua is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the jewel of Guatemala filled with beautiful colonial architecture, a vibrant culture and is a central figure in the history of the country. Within the city, its churches, squares and authentic markets are a hive of activity while visiting the indigenous communities and coffee plantations on the city’s outskirts will introduce you to its rich culture, heritage and some of the world’s best coffee.

Days 3-5

LAKE ATITLAN

  • Private tour of Atitlan’s Mayan villages: San Juan, San Jorge & Santiago.
  • Lunch in the house of a local family & learn how to make Guatemalan tortillas.
  • Optional Shaman Ceremony at the house of Guatemalan folk saint, Maximon.

Author Aldous Huxley famously described Lake Atitlan as ‘too much of a good thing’. Not only does Lake Atitlan have one of the most awe-inspiring settings but the surrounding Mayan villages of San Jorge, San Juan and Santiago provide unique insights and understandings of Guatemala’s Maya culture and society that thrives in this area.

Days 5-6

GUATEMALA CITY

  • Browse the colorful market of Chichicastenango or Solola.
  • Enjoy tasting all the flavors of a traditional Guatemalan lunch.
  • Soak up the lively sights and sounds of Guatemala City.

From souvenirs to authentic handicrafts and traditional foods, the markets of Chichicastenango (Thursdays and Sundays) or Chichi for short and Solola (Tuesdays and Fridays), host some of the most colorful markets in Central America and perhaps the Americas. Stopping for a traditional Guatemalan lunch along the way, you’ll be staying tonight in Guatemala’s fascinating capital that has an energy like nowhere else in the country and is also home to the country’s best museums and galleries.

Days 6-8

FLORES

  • Private tour of the Americas largest excavated site, Tikal.
  • Explore Guatemala’s third largest Mayan site, Yaxha.
  • Discover the rich cultural Maya history at the Topoxte archaeological site.

Guatemala’s nature and Mayan history seamlessly intertwine providing visitors with the added bonus of enjoying both aspects at the same time. Experience the Mayan world and culture like nowhere else on the planet at the mighty Mayan city of Tikal. You’ll be transported to another world as you explore its 5 main temples accompanied by the calls of howler monkeys and exotic birds from the surrounding 220 sq. mile Tikal National Park.

Days 8-11

CAYO DISTRICT

  • Incredible views from El Castillo at Belize’s Maya site of Xunantunich.
  • Paddle through the Barton Creek Cave & visit a butterfly farm.
  • Guided tour of the Mayan site of Caracol & the Rio Frio caves & pools.

The Cayo District of Belize mixes adventure with Maya ruins with some of the country’s most rugged terrain. Experience the magic of walking among the rainbow of colorful butterflies, paddle your way through the Maya underworld at the Barton Creek caves, canoe past stalagmites and stalactites in the Rio Frio Caves and scale Caana at the Maya site of Caracol which is still one of Belize’s tallest man-made structures.

Days 11-14

AMBERGRIS CAYE

  • Snorkel tour at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.
  • Swim with friendly sharks and stingrays at Shark Ray Alley.
  • Optional activities include the Great Blue Hole, water sports & more.

Welcome to the Caribbean island paradise of Ambergris Caye! Sun-drenched days, refreshing fruity drinks, clear azure waters and palm-backed white sandy beaches will accompany you over the next few days. With the second largest barrier reef system lying just off the coast of Ambergris Caye, there is an exceptional array of marine wildlife and pristine coral reefs to explore.

The Best of Guatemala and Belize Highlights

Hotels & Pricing

Every Class Adventure Travel tour is personalized. We have relationships with a long list of hotels and lodges, restaurateurs and chefs, accompanied by our local guides and experts. Based on your interests, length of stay and budget, we’ll arrange a luxurious trip you’ll never forget.

Private Guided Tours, Hotels, & Prices
Option 1: Comfort
$3,319 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$4,449 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$6,359 /person
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