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Central America Trip - Help!!!

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Central America Trip - Help!!!


I am aiming to go to central america for 3 weeks. I know this isn't a long time at all!! But it is all I have...can anyone help with an itinerary / where i really MUST see / what countries I can miss out? I can be flexible where I fly into and out of (though ideally fly into somewhere north and work down rather than the other way). Please help!!


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1. Re: Central America Trip - Help!!!

Most of us here could spend three weeks in Guatemala alone and still have things we'd like to do but couldn't. The main things would be Antigua, Tikal, Lake Atitlan, and Chichicastenango.

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Guatemala is my favorite and I agree with Craig that there's so much on offer, 3 weeks isn't too much. If you want to include some blue water time, it combines well with either Honduras or Belize. I'd fly into Guatemala and out of Belize, I think: Antigua, Atitlán/Chichi, Tikal/Flores, then east into Belize for caving, hiking, snorkeling, beach time.

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Edited: 08 March 2013, 21:20
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This site can can very useful for planning a trip to guatemala


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How about guati for ten days,Antigua,Tikal and Atilan.Then fly to Managua for ten days,Granada,Omitepe and San Juan.

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You did not say if you are taking round trip flight to same location, or one leg here and one leg there. What is your budget? Are you traveling alone or with a group?

I think all of this is important if one can help you.

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On a budget... you can do round trip to Cancun and stay in Playa del Carmen (short bus ride- many affordable and quaint hotels)... see Tulum/Chitzen Itza, and perhaps the shows there. Take a bus from there to Belize, pay a few bucks for a tour of the city, see if you can stay at one of the islands off the coast, take a bus to Tikal, visit Flores, then take a bus to Guatemala City and shuttle to Antigua. Plan the rest of your trip from Antigua with the many tour agencies there. Fly back to Cancun if you can afford it...

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I'd suggest 2 weeks Guatemala and one week either Belize or Nicaragua.

(days not counting travel days)

GUATE - Lake Atitlan/Chichi (4 days), Antigua (3 days), Tikal (2 days) then by road to:

BELIZE - San Ignacio (1 day), Caye Caulker (5/6 days) or fly to:

NICARAGUA - Granada, Omotepe (as recommended above - 3 days in each) fly home from managua!

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