Discover the natural wonders and rich cultural history of Belize. This laidback paradise is packed full of lush jungle, spectacular ruins, long sandy beaches and first-class underwater attractions â€“ and on this trip youÂ´ll sample them all. From the buzz of Belize City, to the magic of the jungle-clad Tikal ruins to the beachside island paradise at Caye Caulker - discover the best of Belize and Tikal on this epic adventure to some of Central AmericaÂ´s little-known gems.
Day 1 Belize City
Explore this bustling former capital city on a walking tour. History and culture abound, with many art galleries and museums to explore. Perhaps head to the Newtown Barracks district, home to a lively cluster of restaurants and bars that are popular with the locals.
Days 2-3 San Ignacio
The lush jungle surrounding San Ignacio is just waiting to be explored. Gain insight into ancient civilisations on a trip to the impressive Cahal Pech ruins. Enjoy a range of optional activities, including a day trip to a Mayan ceremonial centre, Xunantunich, or to the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve to visit waterfalls, warm swimming holes and a huge system of caves. Back in town, sample the range of barbecue delights at one of the many street stalls.
Days 4-5 Flores/Tikal
Travel to Flores in Guatemala and catch a golden sunrise from the top of the majestic Tikal ruins, then explore the towering temples and their jungle surrounds. Find a quiet spot to spy howler monkeys swinging through the canopy and be on the lookout for brightly coloured toucans and macaws. Spend a night camping under the stars and fall asleep to the sounds of the surrounding jungle.
Days 6-8 Caye Caulker
Discover a laidback Caribbean paradise on this balmy Belizean island. Whether the goal is absolute relaxation or adventurous aquatic activities, Caye Caulker has all bases covered. Head to the nearby reef to snorkel among schools of multicoloured fish or dive the magnificent Blue Hole. Why not celebrate the end of this adventure over a fresh beachside lobster feast?