Introduction
On every level, this is a super eco-vacation that everyone in your family will love. You get a literal high from the views at the top of Mayan pyramids. On the ground, you’ll walk in primo rainforests, spot toucans and howler monkeys, and get in refreshing dips at a non-stop series of pools and beaches. We’ll head into a cool walk-in cavern. And at Ambergris Caye and Hol Chan Marine Reserve, you go snorkeling or kayaking on the world’s second largest barrier reef. Every step of the way, local guides and naturalists make sure you experience the variety of nature and local culture. And lodgings in both countries offer family-friendly comfort at its best, whether you’re deep in the heart of a private nature reserve or sprawled alongside the gleaming white Caribbean sand.
The kids will love...
  • Snorkeling with sea turtles
  • Exploring the awesome Mayan ruins at Tikal
  • Spotting emerald toucans, manatees and howler monkeys in the company of expert naturalists
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-2 - CAYO RAINFOREST
We meet in Belize City, and head right out into the scenic Cayo Rainforest region. On a welcome nature walk at our riverside lodge, we’re likely to spot emerald toucans, parrots and hummingbirds.

In the morning, we visit the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich and its 130-foot-high pyramid. Then we 4-wheel through the jungle to a picnic near Actun Chapat Cave and explore the high-ceilinged, walk-in cavern.

DAYS 3-4 - TIKAL
Crossing into Guatemala, we check into a boutique eco-lodge with its own 200-acre nature preserve. Our cottages are close enough to legendary Tikal that we can get there and climb to the top of the western hemisphere’s tallest pyramid in time for sunrise. Later, we’ll visit with weavers to see how they create the colorful guipiles that are part of Guatemala’s national dress. And we’ll boat across a lagoon to an island so we can meet its friendly howler monkey colony.

DAYS 5-7 - AMBERGRIS CAYE
A short flight takes us back to Belize and Ambergris Caye at the edge of the world’s second largest barrier reef. Located right on the beach, our luxury resort is the perfect starting point for activities that are all included at no extra cost. Maneuver through the mangroves in a kayak and spot manatees and crocodiles. Stroll in San Pedro, a pretty and very mellow Caribbean village. Snorkel within arm’s reach of sea turtles, docile nurse sharks and rays at Hol Chan Marine Reserve.
Belize & Guatemala
Family Journey
7 Days / 6 Nights
Starting Point: Belize City - 1:00 pm – Radisson Fort George Hotel lobby

Ending Point: Ambergris Caye, following breakfast

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Guest Reviews
“Traveling with Classic Journeys is the ideal way to see and immerse oneself in the local atmosphere.”
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“Classic Journeys excels in providing exceptional guides familiar with the local area.”
Bert and Jo Ann E.

“We loved the well-organized days, the wonderful hotels, and having a guide that cared about each one of us. On each Classic Journeys trip we have taken, we experienced what it is like to live in that country.”
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Belize & Guatemala
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7 Days / 6 Nights

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You can start any of our tours on any day of the year
Let us adapt any Classic Journeys itinerary as a private, custom tour to fit your schedule and special interests.
Travel solo in the best of company
We welcome solo travel on our walking and culinary tours with single supplements that are the lowest you’re likely to find anywhere. 
Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
February 19-25, 2017$3795.00$895.00
April 9-15, 2017$3795.00$895.00
Jun 25-Jul 1, 2017$3695.00$895.00
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
This trip includes an internal flight which is priced separately from the land tour. The total cost for the internal flight is approximately $395 per person.
Belize & Guatemala
Family Journey
7 Days / 6 Nights
The climate is subtropical, with a brisk prevailing wind from the Caribbean Sea. The country has an annual mean temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit, and the humidity is nicely tempered by the sea breezes. Variation in weather features emphasizes the interesting difference in elevation, geology, plant and animal life. A summer high temperature, usually never exceeds 96 degrees Fahrenheit, and winter lows are seldom below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, even at night. Saltwater temperature varies between 75 degrees Fahrenheit and 84 degrees Fahrenheit.

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when sharing a room with two full-paying guests
Kids ages 11-16 receive a $500 discount; ages 7-10 receive a $750 discount; ages 3-6 receive a $1250 discount; ages 2 and younger receive a $1750 discount. When sharing a room with one full-paying guest, kids receive a $250 discount.
Hotels
Chaa Creek

Set in a private 365-acre nature reserve on the Macal River, each of this lovely lodge’s palm-thatched cottages has its own verandah with rainforest views. There's a bi-level infinity edge pool and a spa.

Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel

The lush Guatemalan rainforest enfolds this retreat in the heart of Mayan lands. Each waterfront bungalow suite has a private deck built out over Quexil Lagoon. Part of a 200-acre reserve, the hotel invites you to do some lazy tropical living.

Victoria House

White Belizean beach and turquoise sea are practically at your front door in this award-winning, plantation-style resort. There’s a beachside pool, spa and wonderful restaurants – all less than a mile from the world’s second largest barrier reef.

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