10 days from $4799*
  • Spend time snorkeling, kayaking, and relaxing on the beach.
  • Search for crocodiles, manatees, and monkeys on a river cruise.
  • Explore Belize’s largest Mayan site, the ruins of Caracol.
  • Led by private guide, visit the Iglesia San Francisco Church.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Take advantage of this premium tour, fully equipped with your own private guide and vehicle, as the top sights in Guatemala and Belize are showcased. Arrive Guatemala City and enjoy a leisurely exploration of the main historical sights of the colonial city. Take a domestic flight to Flores and enjoy a tour of the Tikal ruins, set in the heart of the Guatemalan Jungle! Listen to the Howler Monkeys roar in the distance as you climb to the top of these ancient ruins. Tikal was an important Mayan settlement for over 1500 years, starting about 700 BC. Travel by private car to Mountain Pine Ridge, Belize. This 300 square mile forest reserve features Caribbean Pine and bracken ferns instead of the typical tropical forests which cover most of the rest of Belize. Explore the nature preserve of Mountain Pine Ridge before visiting Belize's largest Archeological site, Caracol. Conclude the tour in Placencia, a lush tropical paradise where you can explore the jungle while admiring the ocean views!

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Guatemala City to Antigua
    Guatemala City to Antigua
    • Meet and Greet
    • Guatemala City - Antigua - Vehicle/Driver(4)
  • Day 2 Antigua
    Antigua
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking tour - Guide
  • Day 3 Antigua to Guatemala City to Flores
    Antigua to Guatemala City to Flores
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    • Guatemala City - Flores [Direct (0.5 hr)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Airport/La Lancha - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Flores
    Flores
    • Tour - Private - 3/4 Day Tikal Tour (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Flores to Melchor Mencos (Guatemala/Belize Boarder) to Mountain Pine Ridge
    Flores to Melchor Mencos (Guatemala/Belize Boarder) to Mountain Pine Ridge
    • Flores - Melchor Mencos (Guatemala/Belize Boarder) - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    • Melchor Mencos (Guatemala/Belize Boarder) - Mountain Pine Ridge [Hotels] - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    • Optional activities
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Mountain Pine Ridge
    Mountain Pine Ridge
    • Tour - Private - Caracol & Rio Frio Tour from Blancaneaux Lodge (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Mountain Pine Ridge to Placencia
    Mountain Pine Ridge to Placencia
    • Mountain Pine Ridge - Placencia - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Placencia
    Placencia
    • Shared - Monkey River Tour from Turtle Inn - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Placencia
    Placencia
    • Optional activities
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Placencia
    Placencia
    • Transfer - Private - From/to Turtle Inn to Municipal Airport - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    • Placencia - Belize City [Direct Belize City Int'l Airport (0.50 hr)] - Economy
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Day 1: Guatemala City - Antigua

Upon your arrival you will be met by a local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.

Transfer to Antigua by private vehicle and professional English-speaking driver.

Accommodation: El Convento Boutique Hotel

Located on a cobblestone street across from the legendary Capuchinas Convent, in the heart of Antigua Guatemala, El Convento Boutique Hotel welcomes visitors to an oasis of stunning elegance and unparalleled comfort. Each of the 26 spacious,exquisitely decorated suites draws upon the history and culture of this famous city, creating an intoxicating blend of traditional simplicity and modern convenience. El Convento Boutique Hotel places all of Antigua Guatemala’s most captivating landmarks and activities right at your doorstep. El Convento Boutique Hotel was awarded the Most Excellent Hotel in Mexico and Central America by Conde Nast Johansens in 2013, in addition to earning TripAdvisor’s coveted 2013 Traveler’s Choice award.

Antigua
Antigua
El Convento Boutique Hotel
El Convento Boutique Hotel

Day 2: Antigua

You will be met at your hotel reception by your private guide to begin your half day walking tour of Antigua. Your tour will cover the architectural & historical highlights of this colonial city with a behind-the-scenes look at some of the many ruined churches, convents and cathedrals. Entrances are included to the Iglesia San Francisco (church), the Cathedral, Central Park and La Merced Church.

This tour is flexible and if you have specific sites that you wish to see please notify your guide. If you wish to visit other monuments you will need to pay the entrances directly. At the end of the tour your guide can accompany you back to your hotel or take you to a place of your choosing.

Accommodation: El Convento Boutique Hotel
Iglesia in Antigua
Iglesia in Antigua

Day 3: Antigua - Guatemala City - Flores

You will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport in Guatemala city for your international or domestic flight.

Enjoy a short flight from Guatemala City to Flores.

Upon arrival to the airport you will be met and transferred to La Lancha.

Accommodation: La Lancha

Set in the rainforest high above the shores of Lago Petén Itzá is La Lancha, a quaint, 10-room lodge decorated with artwork and furniture from Bali, as well as fabrics and carvings from Guatemala personally selected by the Coppola family. Beyond the clear water of the lake is Tikal, the epicenter of Mayan spirituality. Buried deep within the rainforest, the ruins include more than 3,000 structures where moss clings to the steps of ancient temples and plazas. With its beautiful lakeshore setting, relaxed ambiance and close proximity to the lost world of Maya, La Lancha is an ideal destination to both enjoy a languid pace and explore the many adventures of the Petén region.

Flores
Flores
La Lancha
La Lancha

Day 4: Flores

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred with your driver and guide to Tikal National Park. Here, enjoy a private guided tour of this fabulous site with huge temples rising up through the jungle canopy and a variety of tropical animals and birds on show. Observe the sights and sounds of the howler and spider monkeys as well as many colorful tropical birds and other mammals. Lunch is provided at Jaguar Inn hotel or for an extra supplement, a luxury picnic lunch can be arranged inside the Tikal Site itself. After lunch, explore the museum before returning to your hotel.

Accommodation: La Lancha
Tikal National Park
Tikal National Park

Day 5: Flores - Melchor Mencos (Guatemala/Belize Boarder) - Mountain Pine Ridge

You will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the Belize boarder at Melchor Mencos. Once you arrive here you will cross the boarder on foot, approximately 10 meters, (your driver will assist you but will not cross with you).

Meet your driver for a private transfer to Mountain Pine Ridge area and hotels

Be sure to pre-book your local excursions through us to ensure you make the most out of your time in Belize. Optional activities include: Xunantunich & Cahal Pech Maya Ruins Tour, Crooked Tree Reserve and Baboon Sanctuary, Caracol and Rio Frio, Cave Tubing and Zip Line Adventure, Barton Creek Cave and Butterfly Farm) and more!

Accommodation: Blancaneaux Lodge

A Francis Ford Coppola Property. A marvelous taste of nature awaits those who visit Blancaneaux Lodge, in the Mountain Pine Ridge nature reserve near San Ignacio. The dreamchild of famed director Francis Ford Coppola, the lodge is broken up into deluxe villas and cabanas, each possessing a rustic air accompanied by rich furnishings and fabrics. Tucked away in a pocket of the Maya Mountains, Blancaneaux Lodge is a 20-room luxury resort hotel in Belize where waterfalls tumble into turquoise pools above the jungle canopy. Its remote mountain setting makes it a perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

Mtn Pine Ridge
Mtn Pine Ridge
 Blancaneaux Lodge
Blancaneaux Lodge

Day 6: Mountain Pine Ridge

Transfer to Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, a 106,000 acre protected national park. In the 1950's, 60's, and 70's, many Belizeans were employed as timber cutters in this area and on our tour we will see testament to that history. Arrive at the beautiful Maya site of Caracol (which means The Snail), named by archeologists because they found numerous snails on site. The original name is Oxwitza which means the sky place. Caracol is the largest archeological site in Belize, covering 30 square miles in thick, high canopy jungle, and includes five plazas, an astronomic observatory and over 35,000 buildings that have been identified. The loftiest among them, a massive pyramid (Caana) capped by 3 temples and rises over 140 feet above the jungle floor. Guests enjoy a private guided tour of the site with entrances and picnic lunch included. We then return to the hotel and on the way back guests can choose to stop and explore the Rio-on Pools and Rio Frio Caves if they wish.

Accommodation: Blancaneaux Lodge
Rio Frio Cave
Rio Frio Cave

Day 7: Mountain Pine Ridge - Placencia

Transfer to Placencia by private vehicle and professional driver.

Accommodation: Turtle Inn

A Francis Ford Coppola Property. Turtle Inn is located between the Garifuna settlement of Seine Bight and the Creole fishing village of Placencia at the tip of a narrow 26-mile long sandy peninsula. This 25-room seafront hideaway combines natural wonders with luxury style. Luxury Belize resort dwellings are in individual thatched cottages, decorated with handcrafted Balinese furnishings and are naturally cooled by the ever-present sea breezes. Just steps beyond your private deck, the white-sand beach dissolves into the clear Caribbean Sea. In addition, the resort has two infinity swimming pools for your daily enjoyment. With its friendly, attentive staff, three restaurants, a rejuvenating spa and idyllic seafront setting, Turtle Inn is a perfect refuge for those seeking a truly relaxing and tranquil getaway.

Placencia
Placencia
Turtle Inn
Turtle Inn

Day 8: Placencia

You will be met at your hotel and transferred to the dock where you will board a boat. Here, you will take a river cruise up a lush jungle river keeping an eye out for crocodiles, green iguanas, a menagerie of birds. This will follow with an enjoyable moderate 40 min jungle hike in which you can look for howler monkeys, birds and other wildlife. After the hike,enjoy a tour of the village itself before heading back to Placencia. On the way back to Placencia, the captain will move slowly along the lagoon and mangroves to give you a chance to spot Manatees.

Accommodation: Turtle Inn
River Tour
River Tour

Day 9: Placencia

Enjoy some leisure time on the tranquil shores at Placencia. Optional activities are available at your resort (scuba diving, watersports, snorkelling, kayaking).

Accommodation: Turtle Inn
Snorkelling
Snorkelling

Day 10: Placencia

Airport transfer with private vehicle, and driver to/from Airport/Turtle Inn.

Enjoy a direct flight from Placencia to the Belize City International Airport.

Accommodation:
Belizean Courthouse
Belizean Courthouse
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

El Convento Boutique Hotel: Antigua

Located on a cobblestone street across from the legendary Capuchinas Convent, in the heart of Antigua Guatemala, El Convento Boutique Hotel welcomes visitors to an oasis of stunning elegance and unparalleled comfort. Each of the 26 spacious,exquisitely decorated suites draws upon the history and culture of this famous city, creating an intoxicating blend of traditional simplicity and modern convenience. El Convento Boutique Hotel places all of Antigua Guatemala’s most captivating landmarks and activities right at your doorstep. El Convento Boutique Hotel was awarded the Most Excellent Hotel in Mexico and Central America by Conde Nast Johansens in 2013, in addition to earning TripAdvisor’s coveted 2013 Traveler’s Choice award.

El Convento Boutique Hotel
El Convento Boutique Hotel
El Convento Boutique Hotel
El Convento Boutique Hotel

La Lancha: Flores

Set in the rainforest high above the shores of Lago Petén Itzá is La Lancha, a quaint, 10-room lodge decorated with artwork and furniture from Bali, as well as fabrics and carvings from Guatemala personally selected by the Coppola family. Beyond the clear water of the lake is Tikal, the epicenter of Mayan spirituality. Buried deep within the rainforest, the ruins include more than 3,000 structures where moss clings to the steps of ancient temples and plazas. With its beautiful lakeshore setting, relaxed ambiance and close proximity to the lost world of Maya, La Lancha is an ideal destination to both enjoy a languid pace and explore the many adventures of the Petén region.

La Lancha
La Lancha

Blancaneaux Lodge: Mountain Pine Ridge

A Francis Ford Coppola Property. A marvelous taste of nature awaits those who visit Blancaneaux Lodge, in the Mountain Pine Ridge nature reserve near San Ignacio. The dreamchild of famed director Francis Ford Coppola, the lodge is broken up into deluxe villas and cabanas, each possessing a rustic air accompanied by rich furnishings and fabrics. Tucked away in a pocket of the Maya Mountains, Blancaneaux Lodge is a 20-room luxury resort hotel in Belize where waterfalls tumble into turquoise pools above the jungle canopy. Its remote mountain setting makes it a perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

 Blancaneaux Lodge
Blancaneaux Lodge

Turtle Inn: Placencia

A Francis Ford Coppola Property. Turtle Inn is located between the Garifuna settlement of Seine Bight and the Creole fishing village of Placencia at the tip of a narrow 26-mile long sandy peninsula. This 25-room seafront hideaway combines natural wonders with luxury style. Luxury Belize resort dwellings are in individual thatched cottages, decorated with handcrafted Balinese furnishings and are naturally cooled by the ever-present sea breezes. Just steps beyond your private deck, the white-sand beach dissolves into the clear Caribbean Sea. In addition, the resort has two infinity swimming pools for your daily enjoyment. With its friendly, attentive staff, three restaurants, a rejuvenating spa and idyllic seafront setting, Turtle Inn is a perfect refuge for those seeking a truly relaxing and tranquil getaway.

Turtle Inn
Turtle Inn
Turtle Inn
Turtle Inn
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    All of the drivers arrived early. Vans were very nice. Drivers were courteous. Tours were great.

  • Alice H. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    The guide in Monteverde was excellent!!!!

  • Amy G. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    I've already passed on the name of my trip planner to friends that are looking to go to Costa Rica. Working with Brandi was invaluable.

  • Kristen E. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    Everyone was amazing! We were able to do local activities with our tour guides and they were all very accommodating and great.

  • Margaret H. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    Beautiful hotels with very friendly helpful staff, and very passionate guides keen to show off their heritage to us, of which they are rightly proud. I think having higher end hotels pays off in terms of personal attention and there was nothing I would have changed. At the Turtle Inn we felt like part of a family which was pretty special. I'd do it all again!

  • Collin B. — May 18, 2016 — Central America

    Our trip went extremely well. Everything from pick-ups to transfers to accommodations and tours went as smooth as silk. Everybody was prompt and courteous and very friendly. Small changes while in country were happily accommodated. We would highly recommend Kensington Tours to our friends and family.

  • Doug N. — May 18, 2016 — Central America

    Thanks to all the in country staff for helping me to change one activity just a few days prior to the event. I would also recommend all of my guides, but especially Marcela in Monteverde and Barbara in Manuel Antonio.

  • Jeffrey B. — May 13, 2016 — Central America

    Nella Huaringa was wonderful. She took care of everything. I've already referred her to another client. All the people working for Kensington Tours were incredibly thoughtful, considerate, patient, helpful and really made our stay in Costa Rica exceptionally wonderful. We look forward to using Kensington Tours for all our future travel plans.

  • Alex P. — May 12, 2016 — Central America

    The Kensington experience exceeded our expectations and our trip to Costa Rica was just perfect. My wife, children and I had an amazing experience.

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    Every detail was taken care of, and all connections were on time. We were extremely pleased, couldn't stop telling everyone about our great trip. Each room / hotel was better than the last. Wow great holiday!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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