Belize to Tikal: Reefs, Rivers & Ruins of The Maya World

Embark on a unique land-and-sea expedition to discover the marine wonders of Belize and the Maya ruins of Guatemala. Snorkel amid hundreds of species of fish and corals on the Belize Barrier Reef with the National Geographic Sea Lion as your base for exploration. Skirt the shores of white-sand islands by kayak and stand-up paddleboard, and swim in turquoise lagoons teeming with marine life. The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System is the largest reef system in North America. Then venture to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Tikal and other intriguing Maya ruins to encounter thousands of ancient temples and shrines scattered beneath the rainforest canopy. Dedicate enough time to see them, including the little-visited Maya ruins of Yaxhá, the third largest ruin in the Maya world, beautifully situated on a ridge overlooking a lake.

  • Venture into the jungles of Guatemala with local experts to discover the spectacular temples and pyramids of both Tikal and Yaxhá

  • Spot rainbow-colored fish, turtles, and rays while snorkeling or diving the corals of the Belize Barrier Reef, one of the largest barrier reef systems in the world

  • Explore Belize’s coastal rivers by Zodiac, to sight toucans, green iguanas, and other wildlife

  • See dazzling birdlife and monkeys amid a towering forest in the Maya Biosphere Reserve—twice the size of Yellowstone National Park, it is home to over 400 bird species

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Duration

9 Days

Price

From $5,880 per person

Dates

Jan

Feb

Next departure

1/10/2022

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Belize & Guatemala

Day By Day

Discover wild, beautiful places few will ever have the chance to see. Explore the most vibrant reef system in North America and then venture into Guatemala for an inland adventure into the myth and ruins of the Maya people. Hike, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, Zodiac and get a taste of local culture. Because groups are never assigned, choose which naturalist to explore with each day to get exposure to a variety of expertises and personalities.

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Belize City, Belize

Disembark

Belize City, Belize

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