At a Glance

The Belize with Tikal – Trip by Rental Car leads to the most interesting destinations in Belize and also to Tikal in neighboring Guatemala. Thanks to the short distances, you can also interrupt the respective driving stages at interesting points.
In addition to the Mayan cities of Caracol, Xunantunich and Lamanai, you will find cave systems, hidden swimming spots and waterfalls in the west and south of the country, interrupted by a relaxing beach stop in Placencia before a final swim, snorkel or dive on Ambergris Caye after you have dropped off your rental car.
The hotels in this itinerary are only suggestions, of course (almost) all hotels can be changed on request, as well as the duration of the trip or the number of nights in individual places.

Itineray as PDF (in German) und Angebot anforden – the trip in pictures

Itinerary Belize with Tikal – Trip by Rental Car

Day Transport to the next destination and number of nights Hotel
1 Arrival in Belize City and drive to Orange Walk (2N). The next day you will visit Lamanai as part of a day tour. Hotel de la Fuente
3 Drive to San Ignacio (1N B&B), possibly with a visit to Xunantunich in the afternoon. Martha’s Guesthouse
4 Drive to Tikal Nationalpark (1N HB), visit to the Mayan ruins of Tikal with sunset on Temple IV. Tikal Inn
5 Return to San Ignacio via Yaxhá (3 N B&B), day trip to Caracol on one of the two following days, possibility to visit the ATM cave or other destinations of the Cayo District. Martha’s Guesthouse
8 Drive to Placencia, possibly with stop at Blue Hole National Park. (3N) Ranguana Lodge
11 Drive to Punta Gorda (4N B&B). You can explore the south of the country on your own thanks to the rental car, or take various (day) tours. Hickatee Cottages
15 Drive to Belize City, drop off rental car and cross over to  Ambergris Caye (5N B&B) Cocotal Inn
20 Crossing to Belize City and return flight.


Sample Itineraries

Duration: 23 days/ 22 nights
Services included: Rental car for the whole time (compact 4x4 including insurance without excess), 22 nights as described, airport transfer, boat transfer Drake Bay, day trip Corcovado NP, Quetzal Tour, our fee.
Price: from about 3400 € per person in a double room with two travellers (2023)
Duration: 15 days/ 14 nights
Services included: 14 nights accommodation as described, 2 days rental car (compact) including insurance without deductible (for Gamboa), all domestic flights, hotel transfer on arrival and transfer from David airport to the lodge at Mount Totumas and back, our fee.
Price: from about 2200 € per person for 2 travelers in high season (2021)
Duration: 21 days/ 20 nights
Services included: 20 nights accommodation as described, 14 days rental car (compact) including insurance without deductible, flight San Pedro Sula - Roatán - San Pedro Sula, hotel transfer on Roatán, our fee.
Price: from around 2050 € per person with 2 travelers in high season (2021)