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Belize & Guatemala Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Teens & Kids

Maya Temples to the Caribbean

Best for ages 8+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 8+

Family — Teens & Kids

7 days 6 nights

Activity Level: 2-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,699 - $5,999 pp dbl occ

Plus $550 - $600 internal air

($1,150 for sgl occ)

Belize and Guatemala—talk about an immersive family vacation. A cave-exploring, reef-diving, drum-beating, Maya-ruin-wandering, Caribbean-blue-water-rejuvenating, tropical-rain-forest-hiking, lagoon-kayaking adventure. It will immerse you and your family in every way. So go ahead. Dive in. What are you waiting for?

Belize and Guatemala Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Belize and Guatemala Family Multi-Adventure Tour


Start/End Belize City

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


  • Bike through rural towns and lush tropical forests into Tikal National Park, a fascinating World Heritage site
  • Snorkel alongside vibrantly colored fish in warm Caribbean waters and float above the world's second-largest barrier reef
  • Learn about Belize and Guatemala's rich blend of cultures, from Garifuna to Mennonite and ancient Maya
  • Hike to ancient ceremonial caves, keeping an eye out for incredible wildlife like agoutis and howler monkeys


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

Hop on a flight to Flores, a charming island city in Guatemala's Lake Petén Itzá | Bike along the picturesque lakeshore through an ancient land once ruled by the Maya | A private boat takes us to La Lancha, our boutique rain forest hideaway | Pedal amid a tropical jungle landscape to Tikal National Park, a World Heritage site | Explore Maya pyramids tucked within the dense forest and discover an impressive Maya civilization alongside parrots and howler monkeys.

Bolontiku Boutique Hotel
Bolontiku Boutique Hotel
| *Casual Plus Hotel

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

Days 3-4

Hike through the jungle surrounding our rain forest retreat | At Sleeping Giant Ceremonial Cave, explore the caverns once used as ancient Maya ritual sites | Opt to adventure by zip line, horseback or trail, or stay at the hotel and relax by the pool.

Sleeping Giant Lodge
Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge
| 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

Taste and learn about Maya chocolate | Hop in a kayak and navigate the mangrove tunnels of the Placencia lagoon with your family | Devote the morning to warm crystalline water and exotic marine life during our snorkeling excursion on the Belize Barrier Reef, the longest coral reef outside of Australia | Stretch out in a morning yoga class | Sit back on our scenic flight from the beach resort town of Placencia back to Belize City.

Naia resort and spa
Naïa Resort & Spa
| 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
Level 2 | 6 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 12 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Flores Cultural Walk (1 hour)
Boat Ride on Lake Petén Itzá (45 minutes)
Day 2
Level 1 | 7 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 18 miles | 700 ft. gain
Tikal Guided Walk (2 hours)
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 2 miles | 400 ft. gain
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
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 2 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 4 miles | 600 ft. gain
Placencia Lagoon (1 hour) | min. age: 6+
Just For Kids
Traditional Mayan Chocolate-Making Demonstration (1 hour) | min. age: 5+
Day 6
Caribbean Snorkeling Adventure (all day) | min. age: 6+
Day 7
Yoga (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.

Child's Bike
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

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.


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

On this trip we have the opportunity to venture from Belize to Guatemala and back again. On all our trips we make every effort to facilitate crossing international borders by removing as many obstacles and inconveniences as possible. Often we are able to create a seamless experience. But even with all the organization and effort of our leaders, sometimes border crossings take time. With a little patience we hope to make this experience as enjoyable and easy as possible.

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. Due to the tropical climate and underdeveloped infrastructure, road maintenance is a continual challenge, so we will likely encounter sections of bumpy gravel roads. Sit back and relax, knowing that someone else is doing the driving, and enjoy the beauty of the journey.

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