Luxury Tours Tikal & Belize Reef

Mayan ruins, indigenous culture and underwater adventure

TIKAL

Luxury Tour Guatemala & Belize

From deep within the Guatemalan jungle, marvel at the majesty of the Mayan ruins of Tikal. Not only does Guatemala have a multitude of ancient ruins and enduring indigenous traditions, the charming colonial city of Antigua and crystal blue Lake Atitlán make it an ideal destination for the discerning traveller. From here, visit neighboring Belize – a gem of aquatic wildlife, barrier reefs, outdoor adventures and home to the mesmerizing Blue Hole.

A Taste of Blue Parallel's Insider Access

  • Private helicopter transfer and exclusive visit to El Mirador pyramid complex
  • Introduction to the unique Mayan culture from an esteemed scholar
  • Private aerial sightseeing over volcanoes in Guatemala and the Belize reef system
  • Access to a private villa overlooking Lake Atitlán
  • Private yachts for snorkeling and scuba diving in Belize

The Discovery

  • Antigua
  • Lake Atitlán
  • The Mayan sites of Tikal and El Mirador pyramid
  • The Belize Barrier Reef
  • The Blue Hole

The Adventure

  • Private boating
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Aerial sightseeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving

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Itinerary

Luxury Travel Guatemala & Belize

Please note: this private tour to Guatemala and Belize is an example, as all of our luxury journeys are custom-made.

Antigua (1 night)

Following your arrival in Guatemala City, enjoy a private transfer to Antigua. This charming colonial city is characterized by cobblestone streets and colorful houses. Your expert guide will show you the historical center with its exquisite architecture, the Cathedral, and buildings dating back to the colonial era.

Lake Atitlán (2 nights)

Drive along the road of the volcanoes to arrive at Casa Palopó hotel, overlooking beautiful Lake Atitlán. Its natural beauty is complemented by the rich culture found in the traditional villages that surround it. Residents still wear typical Mayan dress which varies from town to town, according to time-honored customs.

At Lake Atitlán, explore the villages by private motorboat, stopping to see spiritual sights such as the shrine to the Mayan deity, Maximon. An esteemed scholar will give you an introduction to the unique Mayan cultural and spiritual heritage of the local community. Have lunch at your hotel and relax by the pool, enjoying views of the lake and volcanoes.

In the evening, learn about local cuisine at a private cooking demonstration. Throughout your time at Lake Atitlán, you can kayak and hike through the surrounding forests with your local guide.

Petén (2 nights)

At Casa Palopó’s helipad, board your private helicopter to fly to the Petén region via Guatemala City. Along the way, stop at the Mirador archaeological complex, known for its abundance of Mayan pyramids, some of which are the largest in the world. Upon arrival, hike to the ancient complex with your personal guide. Later, head to Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel by helicopter. 

The next day, enjoy a private tour of Tikal. Here you’ll  learn about the ancient Mayan civilization and archaeological importance of the impressive ruins. Located in the heart of the jungle and boasting over 3,000 structures, Tikal was declared a UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage Site in 1979. Listen to howler monkeys, spot toucans and enjoy the jungle atmosphere as you explore the temples, palaces, and public squares with your personal guide.

While staying at Las Lagunas, spot wildlife as you kayak across the Quexil Lagoon. During your stay, meet with a scholar from the local university to learn about Mayan history. This expert background to the ancient Mayan culture really brings the ruins to life.

Placencia (3 nights)

Drive across the Belizean border and fly by private plane to Placencia, on the Southern Caribbean coast. Throughout your luxury Belize tour, stay at the Coppola-owned Turtle Inn. This intimate property features Balinese design with the décor chosen by Mr. Coppola himself.

In Belize, embark on snorkeling or diving excursions with your personal guide. Enjoy a private boat trip to a deserted cay to explore the beautiful Belize Barrier Reef from beneath the surface. Then relax on the beach with a gourmet picnic lunch. As guests of the Turtle Inn, enjoy the property’s spa, restaurants, beaches, and pools at your leisure.

On the final day of your luxury Belize trip, depart Placencia by private plane and head for Belize City. During the journey, enjoy an aerial sightseeing tour over the spectacular Belize barrier reef system, including the breathtaking Blue Hole.

Itinerary map
Destinations   Travel time
GUATEMALA CITY ANTIGUA
  45min
ANTIGUA LAKE ATITLÁN
  3hrs
LAKE ATITLÁN TIKAL
  2hrs
TIKAL PLACENCIA
  1hr
PLACENCIA BELIZE CITY
  50min
When to go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Recommended Extensions

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Luxury Tour Belize

  • Explore the Belizean jungle vegetation, characteristic of Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve.
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Luxury Tour Mexico

  • Discover the colonial elegance, Mayan heritage and untouched natural beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula.
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Luxury Tour Panama

  • Set in the cool fertile highlands, Boquete is an ideal destination for hiking in the jungle and bird watching, as well as visiting coffee plantations.

  • Stay at a private estate on Azuero Peninsula, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the
    rainforest – perfect for those seeking total privacy and luxury.
  • Enjoy complete privacy at Boca del Toro, in an exclusive villa set on pilings overhanging
    the Caribbean, with no other neighbors in sight.
  • Visit the remote San Blas Islands aboard a private catamaran, where you will swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters.

Price Reference

Recommended stay   8-10 days
Price reference
(9 days, private party of 2)
  $16,500-$18,500 per passenger
Price reference
(9 days, private party of 4)
  $13,000-$15,500 per passenger

Note: Prices will vary based on the specifics of your itinerary. Parties of 6 or more will benefit from lower prices per passenger.

What is included in your private tour to Guatemala and Belize:

  • Luxury accommodations at
    • El Convento Boutique Hotel (Antigua)
    • Casa Palopó (Lake Atitlan)
    • Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel (Tikal)
    • Turtle Inn (Placencia)
  • Private plane and helicopter services for all internal travel
  • Services of Blue Parallel hosts and private specialized guides throughout the journey
  • All special events, private guided tours, private excursions, private outdoor activities, entrance fees
  • A Blue Parallel team composed of a personal travel expert in our offices, private hosts in each destination, and a “behind the scenes” logistical expert who monitors every step of your luxury Belize and Guatemala tour. The team is on call 24-hours a day during a trip
  • All internal transportation
  • Some meals
  • A Blue Parallel customized travel kit that you will receive prior to departure