Explore Guatemala & Belize with G Adventures and National Geographic | from $3,199.00 CAD

Posted by Nina Winwood · in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Explore Guatemala & Belize with G Adventures and National Geographic | from $3,199.00 CAD

Posted by Nina Winwood · in Guatemala City, Guatemala

ADVENTURE, ENHANCED

Have you checked out the full lineup of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures yet? National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures are here and they’re ready to take you into the world in ways you’ve never imagined. Travel to a rhino conservation program in Kenya. Plant trees in a Costa Rican cloud forest with a biologist from a National Geographic-funded research centre. Get motivated to walk the streets of Delhi with a former street youth. Feel inspired to discover your very own journey!

One of their newest adventures is the 17 Day Explore Guatemala and Belize trip!

Embark on a 17-day adventure that's packed with jungle and coastal adventure in Guatemala and Belize. Roam among the Mayan ruins at Tikal and swim off Belize’s islands and atolls. Hike across the foot of a volcano outside Antigua and sail between remote lakeside communities on Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán. This is so much more than a tour; it's a chance to connect with your inner explorer in an exciting part of the world.

TRAVEL STYLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS
Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

SERVICE LEVEL: UPGRADED
Quality accommodations with upgraded amenities; private transport (including flights); more included meals and activities.

PHYSICAL RATING: LIGHT
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

TRIP TYPE: SMALL GROUP
Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 10.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ANTIGUA HISTORICAL WALK
Stroll the cobblestoned streets in the colonial treasure of Antigua. A local historian will be your guide to the city’s history, culture, and restoration efforts. See the City Hall Palace, Palace of the Captains Generals, and many more of Antigua’s baroque gems.

GARIFUNA DRUMMING LESSON AND PERFORMANCEFollow the sound of the beat to the Lebeha Drumming Center in Hopkins. Help create the music while participating in a traditional Garifuna drum lesson. After your lesson is over, enjoy an inspiring musical performance put on by the instructors.

CHOCOMUSEO TOUR AND WORKSHOP
In Antigua, take part in a chocolate-making workshop at ChocoMuseo – a museum dedicated to chocolate. Learn about the process from bean to bar and then indulge in your creations (or save them until you get home).

MARIE SHARP'S HOT SAUCE FACTORY VISIT
A true institution in Belize, Marie Sharp’s Hot Sauce is a can’t-miss for anyone looking for a genuine taste of Central America. Tour the factory, before indulging in some spicy flavours you’ll want to take back home with you.

LAKESIDE COOKING CLASSTake in a cooking lesson at a charming restaurant located on the shores of beautiful Lake Petén Itzá. A local chef will teach you how to prepare traditional dishes like pepián (a spicy meat stew). Then opt to kick back in a hammock, go for a swim, or head out in a kayak.

WOMEN'S CO-OP AND LOCAL LUNCH
The process of throwing (hand-forming) pottery has been passed down for centuries through generations of women in the village of San Ignacio. Head to a co-op here to learn the process of this art, as well as how to make traditional corn tortillas. Then sit down to the lunch you helped prepare.

"In the early morning mist, only the shriek of howler monkeys and the plaintive cry of parrots disturb the silence of the forest. Suddenly, the path bursts into the open, where a cluster of massive towers of blackened stone reach for the sky. The Great Plaza of Tikal is pure architectural theater.” Sacred Journeys of a Lifetime, National Geographic Society, 2008

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

- Arrival transfer

- 16 Nights hotel accommodation

- 16 Breakfast, 4 lunches, 1 dinner

- A G Adventures CEO throughout plus local guides

- Historical walking tour of Antigua

- Visit to a chocolate museum

- Boat ride around Lake Atitlán, with visit to San Juan la Laguna community for a local Mayan lunch and tree-planting ceremony

- Guatemalan cooking lesson

- Guided tours of the Mayan sites Tikal and Lamanai

- Visit to a women's co-operative with lunch

- Visit to a hot sauce factory

- Drumming demonstration and lesson

- Internal flights

- Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart

- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

**Departures starting at the end of July 2016.

If you are looking for an exciting and educating Central American experience then look no further! Contact one of our Adventure Specialists today at 604-736-7447 or by clicking on the "get price & schedule" button at the top of the page.

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