The first thing that came to mind when I thought of Belize was the Great Blue Hole, coconuts and white sand beaches. And while we did dive into the Great Blue Hole and sip rum out of coconuts, we spent hardly any time on the beach. Because what I didn’t know was that this tiny little country is packed full of ancient ruins, awe-inspiring scenery, intoxicating adventures, and thousands of square miles of untouched jungle.
Tikal is northern Guatemala’s main tourism destination, but getting there without a tour bus wasn’t entirely straightforward. Is Tikal on your bucketlist? If so, here’s the details of how we planned our trip and how to plan your own: