Me and my boyfriend are traveling to Guatemala in February for 2 weeks. Obviously, we are going to spend a couple days in Antigua and also make it to Tikal at some point but I can't decide whether we should go Antigua, COBAN and then Tikal or if we should go Antigua, Tikal and then into Belize and visit Caye Caulker. It costs about the same to fly out of Guatemala City and Belize City. And its a shorter trip to Belize City than it is back down to Guat City.
Honestly, I just wanna be able to hike and see as much wildlife as possible. But I also don't want to spend two full days trying to get from Coban to Tikal and then Tikal back to Guatemala City if its not worth it or if Coban just ends up being a bunch of tours.
I feel like every time I try to find a spot for hiking and gorgeous landscapes….its just a bunch of "tours" which we are SO not into.
Sorry this is so much info, I just can't decide which is more worth it.
We are both in our mid 20's and have traveled quite a bit. On a moderate budget (sense its only 2 weeks) and really like to do hikes and trips on our own….dislike tours…for the most part.
ANY help or info or advice or opinions would be so so appreciated. Thank you!