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best travel route..........

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best travel route..........

What would be best road travel arrangements to go to Tikal from Placencia on a monday morning in march?

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1. Re: best travel route..........

Define "best".

Cheap or easy or fast?

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2. Re: best travel route..........

The easy way is to hire a transfer service to take you in a comfortable, a/c van.

If the service won't cross the border, use the service to get to the border, cross over yourself, and continue by Guatemalan buses/taxis/colectivos.

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3. Re: best travel route..........

The cheap option...

Bus from Placencia to Belmopan (most buses stop at Dangriga on the way).

At Belmopan bus terminal, change to a bus to Benque.

Continue to the border by taxi (it's only a couple of km).

Cross the border and continue by Guatemalan buses/taxis/colectivos.

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4. Re: best travel route..........

best would mean a step up from a school bus,( i have a bad back)

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5. Re: best travel route..........

Private shuttle to border, and then catch a ride with a tour's mini-bus.

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6. Re: best travel route..........

No school bus = no bus in Belize. Public bus service is all old school buses.

So, a private shuttle/tour operator is your "best" option. Book with a company who can/will cross the border. This will save you time and hassle at the border. It's been years since I used one for a Tikal trip so I don't have current recommendations, but they are available. Others here can probably recommend specific companies.

You specified road travel, but there are also flights from Belize City to Flores (near Tikal). Certainly gets the "quick" and "easy" votes and not crazy expensive either.

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