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The Highlights of Guatemala and Belize

Archaeology, textiles, and some beach time
9 days starting at $1,549/Person

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This itinerary takes you face to face with the authentic Mayan highlights of Guatemala and the haven of Belize’s Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye. Antigua’s colonial architecture is stunning, Lake Atitlan’s Mayan culture and landscapes are breath-taking, Tikal will transport you to another world and the barefoot luxury of Ambergris Caye is a heavenly.  

Our local specialists and tour guides have designed and dialed in all the secret stops that any local would approve of.

What you can expect in every tour:

  • Hand picked guides specialized for every excursion
  • 7 regional offices with 24/7 in country support
  • Transfers with English guide to/from all airports
  • Local specialists who live and guide the destination
  • Personal dining recommendations for food lovers
  • Incredibly comfortable authentic accommodations

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

9 Day Travel Itinerary

Our tours depart any day of the year, there are no fixed departure dates. It’s really simply, we’ve designed some of the best experiences that cover your “bucket list” must see stuff in each destination. You can trust in our 20 years of experience, that everything will run just like clockwork.

Days 1-2


  • Tour of a coffee plantation with the ‘As Green as it Gets’ (AGAIG) Charity.
  • Explore Antigua’s highlights on your own: Cathedral, La Merced, Central Park.
  • Visit the Choco Museum & 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 2-4


  • Private tour of Atitlan’s Mayan villages: San Juan & Santiago.
  • Visit a local textile organization & learn traditional Mayan backstrap weaving.
  • 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 4-5


  • 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 5-6


  • Private tour of the Americas largest excavated site, Tikal.
  • Learn more about the history of the city of Tikal at its museum.
  • Picnic lunch surrounded by Tikal’s 3,000 Mayan structures.

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 6-9


  • 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.

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Hotels & Pricing

(price estimate for 2 people traveling together)

We have over 20 years experience building relationships with a short list of some of the best hotels and guides in Central & South America, from 7 regional offices in Latin America. Let us know your travel dates and destination preferences, and we’ll match you with YOUR PERFECT Latin America experience. 

Private Guided Tours, Hotels, & Prices
Option 1: Comfort
$1,549 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$2,389 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$3,459 /person
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