Central America Belize Cruise

Belize to Tikal: Reefs, Rivers & Ruins of the Maya World

Cruise among vibrant reefs and explore near-mythical ruins on this 9-day land-and-sea National Geographic Belize to Tikal expedition. Board the new 100-guest National Geographic Quest to discover the colorful corals and abundant sea life of the Belize Barrier Reef, the largest reef system in the Northern Hemisphere. Discover ancient Maya history, including over a full day and a half in the expansive and enchanting ruins of Tikal National Park.

Snorkel, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and dive the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System on the only expedition ship exploring the Mesoamerican Reef. Discover wild, beautiful places and spot rainbow-colored fish, turtles, rays, toucans, green iguanas and more. Highlights include visits to Lighthouse Reef and Laughing Bird Caye National Park, which are home to 65 species of stony coral and 500 species of fish.

Meet the welcoming people and learn about the contemporary cultures of Guatemala at Flores before venturing to explore the Maya ruins of Tikal. See temples overgrown with tropical rainforest and explore the stories and archaeological sites of these stone ruins swathed in plantlife and teeming with wildlife. Dedicate ample time to explore the sublime Maya ruins of Tikal’s stone temples, palaces and public spaces, then head to the little-visited Maya ruins of Yaxha, beautifully situated on a ridge overlooking Yaxha Lake.

This unique Belize cruise that transitions from snorkeling vibrant reefs to discovering the ancient city of Tikal with National Geographic experts is sure to be a trip of a lifetime! Contact the Belize experts at AdventureSmith Explorations to book your Belize to Tikal small ship cruise.

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