Hi Everyone! My boyfriend and I are in our mid 20s and are planning to visit Mexico / Belize / Guatamala over a 12 day period at the end of December. We enjoy beaches, but are semi-adventurous and enjoy cultural experiences and enjoy water sports / hiking (doing things instead of lounging on a beach).
I have 2 questions:
1) What is the quickest way to get from Cancun area (we plan to stay in Tulum) to Ambergis Caye? We looked into bus / ground transportation and it looks like it'll take 9 hours!! Are there flights at all?
2) Please help us with our itinerary (Yucutan => Ambergris => Guatamala) and let us know if we are missing anything (jungle? Belize mainland?) or being to ambitious. We are a go-go-go couple, but don't want to miss out or exhaust ourselves:
Day 1: Mexico: Flight to Cancun, Taxi to Tulum
Day 2: Stay in Tulum, Mexico; Visit Chichen Itza Ruins (2.5 Hrs Each Way)
Day 3: Stay in Tulum, Mexico; Visit Aktun Chen Caves (0.5 Hrs Each Way)
Day 4: Bus to Chetumal, Taxi to the Pier, Boat to Ambergris (9 Hrs
Day 5: Stay in Ambergris, Belize; Snorkeling or Diving at Reef
Day 6: Stay in Ambergris, Belize; Relaxing at the Beach
Day 7: Tropic Air Flight Ambergris to Flores w/ Stop at Belize City (4 Hrs)
Day 8: Stay in Flores, Guatamala; Visit Tikal Ruins (Including Sunrise)
Day 9: Explore Flores, Guatamala; Taca Air Flight Flores to Guat. City, Cab to Antigua (1 Hr)
Day 10: Stay in Antigua, Guatamala; Hike Pacaya Volcano (1 Hr Drive Each Way, Plus Hiking)
Day 11: Stay in Antigua, Guatamala; Visit Lake Atitlan (1.5 Hrs Each Way)
Day 12: Bus / Taxi from Antigua to Guatemala City (1 Hr), Flight to NYC