Nicaragua to Belize Discovery

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 24 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-43393
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Granada, Spain
  • Ends Caye Caulker, Belize
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • See the lava flow and crater at Masaya Volcano National Park – the first and largest national park in Nicaragua and a fascinating place to explore. 
  • Take a guided tour of the Copan ruins and archaeological site – a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilisation.  
  • Take a scenic boat ride on Lake Atitlan to Santiago Atitlan, with 95% of the population of Mayan descent, and meet the shamanic keepers of Maximon and share a bottle of local spirits with them as they tell you stories of local life. 
  • Gaze in wonder at the jungle-shrouded limestone temples of Tikal National Park – one of Central America's most impressive Mayan sites, as howler monkeys call from the canopy. 
  • Relax and recharge on the white sands of Caye Caulker, a tiny Belizean island made for beach BBQs, snorkel trips and lazy afternoons spent swinging in a hammock.
Starting in Granada and ending in Caye Caulker, the "Nicaragua To Belize Discovery" trip is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 24 days. You will visit Pacific Coast, Granada, Leon and 9 other destinations in 5 different countries. "Nicaragua To Belize Discovery" is a small group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Take a 24-day adventure into the heart and mind of Central America – hitting all the must-see spots, as well as hidden gems, in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize. See the lava flow in Masaya Volcano National Park, tour Maya ruins at Copan archaeological site and Tikal National Park, cruise on Lake Atitlan and learn all about the fascinating deity San Simon, head to colourful markets by the memorable transport of a chicken bus, walk around colonial cities that are famous for their melding of ancient history and modern religion, go birdwatching in nature reserves, explore optional activities in Antigua, learn some Spanish so you can chat to the diverse locals and then kick back in Caye Caulker, where you end the journey on white sands surrounded by snorkelling opportunities and lazy, beach lifestyles.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Granada
  • Day 2: Leon
  • Day 3: Leon
  • Day 4: Pacific Coast, El Salvador
  • Day 5: Suchitoto
  • Day 6: Suchitoto
  • Day 7: Copan
  • Day 8: Copan
  • Day 9: Antigua
  • Day 10: Antigua
  • Day 11: San Andres Itzapa / Quetzaltenango
  • Day 12: Quetzaltenango
  • Day 13: Chichicastenango Market / Panajachel
  • Day 14: Santiago Atitlan / Antigua
  • Day 15: Antigua
  • Day 16: Antigua
  • Day 17: Rio Dulce
  • Day 18: Rio Dulce
  • Day 19: Flores
  • Day 20: San Ignacio
  • Day 21: San Ignacio
  • Day 22: Caye Caulker
  • Day 23: Caye Caulker
  • Day 24: Caye Caulker
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (21 nights), Lodge (2 nights)
Meals
  • 13 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Local bus , shared boat , ferry , Taxi
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Leon - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Monimbó - Indigenous artists village visit
  • Masaya Volcano National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Suchitoto - Salvadoran Pupusa cooking demonstration
  • Suchitoto - Leader led orientation walk
  • Copan - Guided visit to Archaeological site
  • Xela - Las Fuentes Georginas Hotsprings
  • San Andres Itzapa - San Simon shamanic ceremonies
  • Western Highlands - Almolonga vegetable market
  • Quetzaltenango - Chicken Bus Experience
  • Chichicastenango market visit
  • Santiago Atitlan - Shamanic Keepers of the Shrine of Maximon
  • Lake Atitlan - Boat to Santiago Atitlan
  • Antigua - Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Antigua - Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Livingston - River boat trip to Garifuna town
  • Flores - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Santa Ana Vieja - Cooperativa Nuevo Horizonte visit
  • Flores - Tortilla Making Workshop
  • Tikal National Park - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Granada and from Caye Caulker are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Nicaragua to Belize Discovery tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Nicaragua to Belize Discovery tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 18 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 September 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Nicaragua to Belize Discovery tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Nicaragua to Belize Discovery tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • As this trip covers destinations across multiple countries, you’ll cross several borders. While these are usually straightforward, please prepare to be patient while local authorities process papers.  
  • Central America is tropical, so expect a hot and humid climate. Protect yourself from the sun, wear comfortable, light clothing and stay hydrated – especially when out on walking tours. Air conditioning may not always be available in your rooms. Occasionally, properties may require an additional charge for air conditioning. 
  • While your leaders on this trip will bridge any language gaps you have, you'll find meeting locals easier the more Spanish words you know. Attempting to communicate in Spanish is an excellent way of showing you care.
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