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Belize & Tikal Experience

• 6 days / 5 nights from/to Belize City
• Self Drive Tour

Belize & Tikal

Itinerary

Belize City - Belize Zoo - Gales Point - Dangriga - Jaguar Reserve - Nim Li Punit - Punta Gorda - Blue Creek - Hummingbird Highway - Blue Hole - San Ignacio - Tikal - Belize City

Trip details

Day 1 Belize City - Belize Zoo - Gales Point - Dangriga

Reception of the rental car. From Belize City you head inland on Western Highway. Visit the charming Belize Zoo. Meet the national animal of Belize, the Tapir. Leaving the Zoo you have two options to reach today’s destination: either you take the Coastal Highway, a dirt road passing by fruit plantations - on the way you can visit the traditional Garifuna Village in Gales Point, right next to the Manatee Lagoon - and from there continue all the way to Dangriga or you head to the paved Hummingbird Highway which takes you all the way to Dangriga, a small Garifuna town right at the Caribbean Sea. Take a walk and enjoy the laid back life in this town. Overnight at Pelican Beach Resort, Dangriga.

Day 2 Dangriga - Jaguar Reserve - Nim Li Punit - Sun Creek Lodge

Today you continue on Southern Highway towards Punta Gorda. At the Maya Center you will find the access road to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Drive right into the rainforest; enjoy a hike on well marked jungle paths. Continue South and visit the small but nevertheless intriguing Mayan site of Nim Li Punit, before you reach the Sun Creek Lodge, where you will stay overnight in a cozy bungalow.

Day 3 Sun Creek Lodge - Lubaantun - San Antonio - Blue Creek Cave - Sun Cree

Visit the Maya site of Lubaantun, where the famous Crystal skull was found. Take a side cut to San Antonio, a typical Mayan Village. Continue to Blue Creek and take a hike through the dense and fascinating jungle where you eventually reach the cave. Take a refreshing swim in one of the rock pools. Return to Sun Creek Lodge. If you feel like, you can take a short drive to Punta Gorda, the district capital of Toledo. Overnight at Sun Creek Lodge.

Day 4 Punta Gorda - Hummingbird Highway - Blue Hole - San Ignacio

Return on the Southern Highway to Dangriga. From there you will take the idyllic Hummingbird Highway towards Belmopan. Visit the Blue Hole National Park and enjoy a refreshing swim in the blue cenote (sinkhole). After a visit of Belize’s capital Belmopan, take the Western Highway to San Igancio. Overnight at Windy Hill Resort, San Ignacio.

Day 5 San Ignacio - Tikal - San Ignacio

Short drive to the border to Guatemala. Drive to the biggest ever built city of the Mayas: Tikal, where once over 50’000 people lived. Walk the numerous jungle walks to discover silent witnesses in form of palaces and pyramids of this vanished high civilisation. Climb the Pyramid number 4 to enjoy a breathtaking view over the endless green canopy of the rainforest. In the afternoon travel back to Belize. Overnight at Windy Hill Resort.

Day 6 San Ignacio - Belize City

A worthwhile visit in the morning is the butterfly breeding center and the small national history museum at the Lodge at Chaa Creek. You can also hike the Mayan medicinal plants trail. In the afternoon return to Belize City. Car rental return. End of services.

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