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You'd Better Belize It - Belize and Guatemala Travel Itinerary

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Guatemala and Belize Travel

Guatemala and Belize Travel

Kirsten Hubbard

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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Travel Tip:

You can always reverse the route if you prefer to save the beach for last.

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