Belize to Tikal: Reefs, Rivers, and Ruins of the Maya World

Feb. 18-26, 2018

Tour Details

Number of days: 
$5,490 [and up]
Activity Level: 
Moderate to Active
Tour Operator: 
Lindblad Expeditions
Tour Brochure 
Final Brochure: Belize & Tikal1.47 MB
Tour Description 

Discover the vibrant reefs of Belize and the dramatic Maya ruins of Tikal on a comprehensive land-and-sea expedition. Go aboard the new 100-guest National Geographic Quest to snorkel, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard along the Mesoamerican Reef, the largest reef in the Northern Hemisphere. Then venture to Tikal to explore stone temples swathed in rain forest and teeming with wildlife. The Maya ruins are expansive. We’ve dedicated enough time to see them, including the little-visited Mayan ruins of Yaxha, the third largest ruin in the Maya world. Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, veteran naturalists, a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor and an undersea specialist, plus a wellness specialist––the largest and most knowledgeable expedition team in the region.

  • Spend five nights aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Quest
  • Spend three nights at the Camino Real Tikal Hotel
  • Travel with our unparalleled 10-person expedition team including: an expedition leader, four naturalists, a photo instructor, and an undersea and wellness specialist
  • Snorkel among some of the 65 species of stony coral and 500 species of fish—all gear provided
  • Discover the dazzling undersea of the Belize Barrier Reef while snorkeling or scuba diving
  • Kayak and stand-up paddleboard inside the fringing reef that surrounds Lighthouse Reef Atoll
  • See the highly-detailed stonework of the Mayan ruins of Quirquá
  • Walk the ancient city of Tikal – a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit Yaxha – the third largest ruin in the Maya world
  • Savor fresh cuisine prepared by our talented chefs