Two weeks is longer than you think:
From the Caribbean cayes in Belize
to the ancient Mayan ruins at Tikal
, this Central America travel itinerary is wonderfully varied and exciting.
3-4 Days - Arrival and Ambergris Caye, Belize:
Fly into Belize City. Try to arrive early in the day, and either catch a plane or a water taxi out to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.
Snorkel, scuba, sunbathe, and visit outlying cayes such as Turneffe Atoll and Half-Moon Caye.
3-4 Days – Caye Caulker, Belize:
Take a water taxi from San Pedro to Caye Caulker.
Caye Caulker is Belize's relaxation headquarters.
2 Days – Ancient Mayan Ruins, Belize:
Take a water taxi back to Belize City. Many of the city’s travel agents will gladly book tours of Maya ruins Altun Ha or Lamanai.
If you prefer to navigate yourself, take a bus to Orange Walk Town, and book a Lamanai riverboat tour and guide from there.
2 Days – San Ignacio, Belize:
Return to Belize City. Take a bus out to San Ignacio (Cayo), the center of Belize's ecotourism industry, right on the border of Guatemala.
3 Days – Tikal, Guatemala and Departure:
Book a tour from San Ignacio across the border to the fantastic Maya ruins of Tikal
. You may also take a bus to Flores, Guatemala, and book a tour to Tikal from there. Bus back into Belize City for departure.
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You can always reverse the route if you prefer to save the beach for last.
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