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Belize & Guatemala Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Older Teens & 20s

Maya Temples to the Caribbean

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

Family — Older Teens & 20s

7 days 6 nights

Activity Level: 2-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,599 pp dbl occ

Plus $550 internal air

($1,150 for sgl occ)

Belize and Guatemala will enchant you. From Maya temples to jungle trails, the thrill dives deep. Like a plunge into the Caribbean, reemerging with the call of the toucan and the beat of the Garifuna's drum. Days filled with wonders that stop you in your tracks—or your flippers, as the case may be. We're thrilled to have you and your family join us.

Walk/Hike
Bike
Kayak
Snorkel
Belize and Guatemala Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Belize and Guatemala Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Belize & Guatemala

Start/End Belize City

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights

  • Hike and bike through rural towns and forests into Tikal National Park, where Maya pyramids abound
  • Experience Belize and Guatemala's rich blend of cultures, from Garifuna to Mennonites and Maya
  • Snorkel and float above the world's second-largest barrier reef, where tropical fish and sea life will astound
  • Dine on delicious Caribbean specialties like conch fritters, fry jacks and fresh spiny lobster

Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
7 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Board a flight to Flores, a charming city on an island in Guatemala's Lake Petén Itzá | Bike through an ancient land once ruled by the Maya | Pedal through a tropical rain forest into Tikal National Park | Join a local guide to explore ancient Maya pyramids amid the vast jungle | Uncover the mysteries of a majestic World Heritage site teeming with parrots and howler monkeys.

Accommodations
Bolontiku Boutique Hotel
Bolontiku Boutique Hotel
Petén
| *Casual Plus Hotel

This luxury oasis is tucked into the jungle on the shore of Lake Petén. (pool, spa)

Days 3-4
Description

Hike through the jungle surrounding our secluded nature lodge ​| Explore the Sleeping Giant Ceremonial Cave, once used as an ancient Maya ceremonial center​ | Spend the afternoon relaxing in a hammock or by the pool—or perhaps booking a riverside massage or river tubing adventure.

Accommodations
Sleeping Giant Lodge
Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge
Belmopan
| Premiere Hotel

Hammocks, hot tubs and a mountainous rain forest setting are among the many features of this refined and airy lodge. (pool)

Days 5-7
Description

Grab a paddle and explore the mangroves of the Placencia lagoon by kayak | Devote the morning to warm water and exotic marine life during a snorkeling excursion on the Belize Barrier Reef, the longest coral reef outside Australia | Enjoy a beachfront barbecue while listening to Garifuna drumming | Stretch out in a morning yoga class | Take a scenic flight from the beach resort town of Placencia back to Belize City.

Accommodations
Naia resort and spa
Naïa Resort & Spa
Placencia
| Premiere Hotel

Stretched across 19 acres of pristine beachfront property, this luxuriously minimalist resort has all the makings of a tropical oasis. (pool, spa)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Activity Level: 2-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

Our biking routes follow paved roads, some of which may not be consistently maintained. Due to limited infrastructure in the rural areas we visit, parts of our routes also travel busier roads shared with other forms of traffic.

Our walks and hikes in the jungle can be slippery and muddy, and a full exploration of the Maya ruins we visit requires some steep vertical ascents and plenty of stairs.

Though the distances and elevations of our routes may seem easier than the activity level suggests, the heat, humidity, and road conditions make for a more strenuous experience. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary to facilitate our activities and to support all abilities.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 6 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 12 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Other
Flight & Shuttle to Flores (1 hour)
Flores Cultural Walk (1 hour)
Boat Ride on Lake Petén Itzá (45 minutes)
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 7 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 18 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Other
Tikal Guided Hike (2 hours)
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 2 miles | 400 ft. gain
Other
Tortilla Making Demonstration & Local Lunch (1 hour)
Shuttle to Belize & Border Crossing (3.5 hours)
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 3 miles | 600 ft. gain
Other
Optional Activities at Sleeping Rainforest Lodge (half day)
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 2 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 4 miles | 600 ft. gain
Kayaking
Placencia Lagoon (1 hour)
Other
Chocolate Making Demonstration (1 hour)
Day 6
Other
Caribbean Snorkeling Adventure (half day)
Day 7
Yoga
(1 hour)
Other
Shuttle & Flight to Belize City (1 hour)

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Flights

On this trip we occasionally travel by single-engine or turbo-prop plane to reach the exclusive hotels and activities this destination has to offer. We will be flying on both private chartered and scheduled flights with Tropic Air aboard Airvan, Caravan and turbo-prop planes that seat 6–14 passengers.

Border Crossings

This trip includes two international border crossings: from Belize to Guatemala and back again. Even with the expert facilitation of your Backroads Trip Leaders, border crossings can take time. While patience and a sense of humor are never out of place at international customs, rest assured that we will minimize the obstacles to make these border crossings just another stop on the adventure.

Shuttle Distances

In order to bring you the full splendor of this region, we spend more time shuttling on this trip than on many other Backroads trips. Our time in the shuttles allows us to experience the incredible variety of ecosystems, scenery and activities that Belize and Guatemala have to offer. Sit back and relax, knowing that someone else is doing the driving, and enjoy the beauty of the journey.

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