London – Miami – Guatemala City
After landing in Guatemala City, you will be driven 45 minutes to your hotel in the colonial gem of Antigua. The former capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala, Antigua was largely destroyed by an earthquake in the 1700s but over the past few centuries has been superbly restored and is now a designated World Heritage Site. Strolling around its cobblestone streets past vibrant markets, ruined convents and art galleries is a great way to soak up the city’s alluring charm.
A walking tour will show you the Antigua Cathedral, the Merced Monastery and San Francisco Monastery, but those more active may want to go mountain biking or even climb a volcano in a 4×4. Your stay includes a private candle-lit dinner at La Cupula, Panza Verde – a small intimate room with a beautiful vaulted ceiling.
Stay: Four nights in a rooftop suite at Casa Encantada – honeymoon package
Mountain Pine Ridge
Today you will hop on a short flight to Flores; you will be met upon arrival and transferred to Tikal for a privately guided tour of the country’s most impressive Mayan wonder. You’ll be able to wander around the massive temples of this ancient city that rise majestically from the surrounding rainforest, accompanied by the chatter of monkeys and birdsong. After exploring, you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch and then cross the border into Belize.
You’ll be transferred to your lodge, wonderfully located overlooking a waterfall in the heart of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. As well as horseback riding along wilderness trails, you’ll have your days free to relax, explore caves, go zip-lining and visit nearby Mayan ruins.
Stay: Four nights in a waterfall view cabana at the Gaia River Lodge – breakfast included
Your honeymoon ends with blissful relaxation at a luxurious beachside resort in the North Ambergris Caye. You’ll be staying in a beautiful villa enclosed by a wildlife-rich jungle, with your own private plunge pool and sun terrace. You may want to spend your whole time here soaking up the sunshine on an immaculate beach, but if you’re looking for some adventure you can dive in the crystal-clear waters of the Ambergris Caye, go tubing down the Belize River or, for something special, enjoy a spectacular helicopter tour.
Stay: Five nights in a lake villa at El Secreto – honeymoon package
Belize City – Miami – London
Your honeymoon comes to an end. Depart from Belize City to Miami, where you will meet your connecting overnight flight to London Heathrow.
It was a complicated itinerary for 12 people and Tania got it spot on!- EM, South Africa, 2015