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Belize & Guatemala
January 28 - February 9, 2006
Listen to an interview about our trip on the Amateur Traveler podcast. We're in Episode #33.
Days 1-6: kayaking the Tobacco Range
kayaking We flew into Belize City and met up with Island Expeditions, the organizers of our kayak trip. The next morning, we drove to Dangriga, then boated out to the reef and our kayaks. We spent our first two days kayaking and snorkeling from Tobacco Caye. Then we put sails on the kayaks and sailed south to South Water Caye. We stayed there for two more nights before returning to the mainland.
Days 6-8: visiting ruins, caving, and canoeing around San Ignacio
cave We were glad we had flexible plans when our morning flight to Flores was cancelled because of fog. We found a collectivo and headed west, stopping in San Ignacio. After lunch, we went to the Cahal Pech, the Mayan ruins just outside town. The next day, we waded and climbed about half a mile into Actun Tunichil Muknal cave. The next day, we decided to take it easy, and floated down the Macal River for the day.
Days 8-9: exploring Tikal
tikal We got a ride with one of the day tours across the border into Gutemala and on to Tikal. We spent the night at the Jungle Lodge, and had the ruins to ourselves in the afternoon and early morning.
Days 9-10: visiting Flores
flores In the early afternoon, we headed to the small island town of Flores. We visited the market, walked all around the island, and cruised around the island in a lancha before flying back to Belize City to catch our flight home.
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