Guatemala and Belize Explored

Spend 2 weeks exploring these neighbouring countries combining Mayan history, vibrant cultures and luxury accommodation.

Start in Antigua Guatemala with three nights in an historic hotel. Take a private tour of the delightful colonial city of Antigua and visit rural Guatemala seeing a coffee farm and some local villages. From here, travel to Lake Atitlán, stopping en route for a tour of the fascinating site of Iximché. Spend two nights on the lake, visiting the lakeside villages and getting a taste of life on Lake Atitlán. Next, travel back to Guatemala City for a half day tour before flying north to Flores. Spend two nights at a stunning hotel and enjoy a private tour of the famous Tikal. Next, head over the border to Belize for three nights in the beautiful Cayo region. Experience the incredible ATM Cave for a trip down into the Mayan Underworld. Enjoy a private tour of Xunantunich, one of the country’s most famous Mayan sites. Finish your trip with three nights on the beach in beautiful Placencia. Spend time relaxing and enjoy a snorkelling trip in Belize’s stunning barrier reef.

Trip highlights

  • 3 nights in Antigua at El Convento in a Standard room with breakfast included.

  • Private half day tour of Antigua and a local coffee farm.

  • Private half day tour of local villages.

  • Private tour of Iximche archaeological site.

  • 2 nights at Lake Atitlán at Casa Palopó in a Deluxe room with breakfast included.

  • Private boat trip to Santiago Atitlan and San Juan La Laguna.

  • Private half day tour of Guatemala City.

  • 2 nights in Flores at Las Lagunas in a Waterfront Suite with breakfast included.

  • Private full day tour of Tikal archaeological site with lunch included.

  • 3 nights in the Cayo Region at Blancaneaux Lodge in a Riverfront Cabana with breakfast included.

  • ATM Cave experience with lunch included.

  • Private tour of Xunantunich with lunch included.

  • 3 nights in Placencia at Naia Resort in a One-Bedroom Beach House with breakfast included.

  • Full day snorkelling tour with lunch included.

Map of your holiday


The price for this itinerary is GBP £6,190 (pricing also available in US Dollars)

This is a per person price, based on 2 people travelling and sharing a room.

What’s included

  • 13 nights in luxury accommodation as listed above

  • Private transfers and tours with an English speaking guide and driver

  • All internal flights in economy class seating

What’s not included

  • International flights (discuss your specific requirements with us)

  • Travel insurance

  • Any visas you may require

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.  All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.



Our suggested luxury hotels for this trip

Hotel El Convento, Antigua, Guatemala

El Convento

El Convento is an historic property in the centre of Antigua Guatemala. Part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this luxury hotel is a delightful spot. It offers 26 spacious suites, each decorated in a luxurious yet traditional style, embodying the theme of colonial Antigua. The hotel features a charming courtyard and rooftop terrace as well as a restaurant offering a fine dining experience with a variety of local and international dishes. Guests can indulge in a relaxing spa treatment after a day exploring Guatemala.

Casa Palopo, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Casa Palopó

A stunning hotel in the hills above the village of Santa Catarina Palopó. Part of the Relais&Chateaux group, it offers magnificent views of Lake Atitlan and the three spectacular volcanoes. The design here is beautiful and each of the 15 rooms is uniquely decorated to reflect the culture and style of Guatemala. 12 rooms are in the main building and a luxurious villa holds the other 3 which is available for exclusive hire as well. Guests can dine on excellent food, a blend of local and international dishes or take a dip in the pool, all while enjoying the amazing views.

Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel, Flores, Guatemala

Las Lagunas

Las Lagunas is located a few minutes from Tikal. Tucked deep in the jungle and on the shores of Quexil Lagoon, this is a gorgeous hotel and the perfect base for exploring the spectacular Mayan world. The 16 spacious suites are designed to blend perfectly with the surroundings with polished wooden floors and large windows to enjoy the spectacular views, each with private Jacuzzi. The Waterfront Suites are right on the lagoon & the 4 Master Suites are positioned higher in the jungle with elevated views. Dine on dishes prepared using local ingredients & relax in the spa after a day exploring.

Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize

Blancaneaux Lodge

This luxurious hideaway located in the middle of a 107,000 private reserve is surrounded by native flora and fauna. Huddled on the banks of a small creek, the lodge offers an unforgettable experience in Belize. Perfectly manicured lawns are home to cosy cabanas which reflect the traditional style of Belizean life. There are many different categories of cabana to choose from, including private villas for families or honeymooners. All feature large comfortable beds, mini bar, ceiling fan, Illy expresso machine, bathrobes, organic locally made soaps, iPod docking station and flashlight.

Pool at the Naia Resort & Spa, Placencia, Belize

Naia Resort and Spa

Stretching from the Caribbean ocean to the tranquil lagoons on the Placencia Peninsula, Naia Resort and Spa encompasses an incredible 19 acres of secluded beachfront, sleeping lagoons and lush landscapes within the private 200-acre Cocoplum Community on Belize’s Placencia Peninsula. The property extends along nearly a mile of palm-studded beach, where 35 beautifully-appointed Beach Houses welcome guests in casual, resident-style luxury. The spa is a particularly special spot where skilled and knowledgeable therapists work their restorative magic