Exuberant Caribbean Adventure - 5 Days

This is an adventure for nature lovers and delivers an excellent mix of lush green vegetation, archaeology, birdwatching, breathtaking landscapes, thermal waters, and waterfalls.

The Exuberant Caribbean Adventure gives you the opportunity to explore a mix of different cultures in one region including Guatemalans, Mayans, and Afro-Guatemalans. Learn about the Caribbean Garifuna culture in the town of Livingston and discover their food and customs. Enjoy a hike in a beautiful reserve where you can enjoy the waterfalls of Las Escobas River and have the opportunity to refresh yourself in the natural pool before concluding your adventure at a hotel in Amatique Bay where you can enjoy the beautiful beach or revitalizing pool.

Notes:

  • This tour needs a minimum of 2 guests to operate.
  • Ask for our discounted prices for groups of 4 or more guests.
  • Options to tailor your trip are available.

Flexibility is one of our values, if you would like to extend your visit, please let us know and we can assist with your accommodation bookings. You can extend your magical adventure and combine this tour with the following tour(s):

Please read our Terms and Conditions that apply to all our tours available.

Day 1
Arrive into Guatemala City

Upon arrival into Guatemala City International Airport you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel in Guatemala City. Depending on your arrival time, you may want to join our Guatemala City Tour or prepare for Day 2.

Day 2
Exuberant Caribbean

Following breakfast at the hotel you will be board your air-conditioned vehicle and head towards the Caribbean state of Izabal to Rio Dulce (approximately 3 hours). Next you will head to the archaeological site of Quirigua. This Guatemalan site is known for its rich Mayan history and famous Mayan Stelae. The stelae are the tallest Maya Mesoamerica monuments built in the colonial times of the new world.

Next, you will venture to your river front hotel surrounded by astonishing lush gardens. Enjoy your wonderful bungalow on the water, relax the afternoon away, and have lunch. Please note the hotel is accessed by a 10-minute boat ride.

Day 3
Exuberant Caribbean

After breakfast you will enjoy a beautiful boat ride on the Dulce River. You will enjoy the breath-taking landscape that resembles the Amazon; with exuberant vegetation and river homes with palm tree stilts. You might even spot locals, mostly Mayans, fishing from handmade canoes. Discover Island of the Little Birds, mangroves paths, and the incredible Dulce River Canyon.

Visit the San Felipe Castle which is actually a fortress built by the Spaniards to protect the area from pirates. The fortress is located in a strategic location, the point where the biggest lake in Guatemala, Lake Izabal, meets the Dulce River. You will have an overnight at the Afro-Caribbean town of Livingston (only accessible by boat) which you can explore at your leisure.

Day 4
Amatique Bay & Resort

Following breakfast enjoy a boat ride to Amatique Bay. You will conclude your adventure with a hotel stay in Amatique where you can enjoy lunch or relax at the beach or pool.

Day 5
Farewell and thank you!

The transfer from Puerto Barrios to the International Airport of Guatemala City will be on first class motor coaches with air-conditioning and internet – please note this is not a private transfer. Private transfer options and pricing are available and can be booked prior to departure and are by airplane or minivan.

Included

  • 4 nights accommodation - double occupancy.
  • 4 breakfasts.
  • Air conditioning on all land transfers.
  • Non-private transfer to the airport on first class motor coaches.
  • Full time tour guide for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Entrance fees to all sites.
  • Boat ride on the Dulce River.
  • Boat ride of Amatique Bay.

Not Included

  • Airfare to and from Guatemala City.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Lunches and dinners throughout your adventure. (An all-inclusive option is available - kindly ask for prices.)
  • Beverages for lunches and dinners.
  • Tips for your driver(s) and guide.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Other expenses mentioned in our ‘Terms & Conditions’.

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Trip Facts

  • Río Dulce, Afro-Caribbean town of Livingston, San Felipe Castle (Fortress), Breathtaking Canyon of the Dulce River, Natural Reserve of Las Escobas River, Amatique Bay and Archeological site of Quirigua.
  • Archeology, Rainforest hike, Boat ride, Swimming, Birdwatching and Mayan culture.
  • 5 days and 4 nights
  • Any day
  • Moderate to easy