Catch a Fish and Feed a Village
snorkeling • deep sea fishing • volcano hike • rainforest river ride • black sand beaches • hands-on cultural experiences
While you’re having all of this fun tapping into your adventurous side, you’ll also be helping local communities.
Please Note: If you enjoy sitting around on a beach for days on end, this is not the tour for you.
Day 1 – Belize City and Island Life
Fly into Belize City and then ferry to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye in time for a welcome dinner. After dinner, feel free to stroll the beach or pop in and out of the shops in this small beach town.
Day 2 – Ambergris Caye and the Barrier Reef
We can’t say enough about Belize’s reef. It is HUGE and diverse – the second largest in the world after the Great Barrier Reef of Australia – and attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. Spend an entire day swimming and snorkeling the Barrier Reef with lunch on the beach. Talk about an unforgettable experience! A knowledgeable crew will get you away from the crowds and up close to the diversity of the reef.
Day 3 – San Ignacio and the Heart of the Jungle
Take the ferry back to the mainland and then transfer to a lodge in Belize’s lush rainforest on the western side of the country. After check-in, go tubing down the river or jump in a canoe with a guide and glide down the river to take in the unique sights and sounds of life in the rainforest. Keep an eye and ear out for parrots, large iguanas in the trees, and shrieking howler monkeys. Throw a fishing line in – you might snag a Bay Snook or tarpon.
Day 4 – Tikal, Mayans and Monkeys
After sleeping to the sounds of nature, head to Guatemala’s ancient Mayan city of Tikal, a World Heritage Site. Hiking Tikal isn’t just about exploring the impressive sixth-century historical remains and ruins, it is also a prime opportunity to see a wide spectrum of fauna and flora. Five cats, including jaguar and puma, several species of monkeys and anteaters and more than 300 species of birds inhabit the lush forest of this park in Guatemala. Fly to Guatemala City and then head to nearby Antigua for the night.
Meals:B, L, D
Day 5 – Antigua
Breakfast today is al fresco in the gardens of a macadamia plantation. Next head to Antigua’s city center for an historical and cultural tour. The well-preserved Spanish architecture cradled in the valley of volcanoes has a colorful history. Take a break from the fast pace of the trip and browse the markets and artisanal shops on your own or try a coffee shop near the square and watch the lively activity. Or, head out for a zipline adventure (optional).
Day 6 – Monterrico’s Black Sand Beaches
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before ferrying down the river to Monterrico on Guatemala’s Pacific Coast. Monterrico is known for its volcanic black sand beaches and the sea turtles that nest here. Along the way, stop at a tilapia farm to learn about this microbusiness and how it is helping to sustain small area villages. Enjoy a tilapia lunch prepared just for you on the farm. Enjoy the evening at your resort (we encourage you to watch the sun set from the infinity pool overlooking the beach – it’s pretty spectacular.)
Day 7 – Catch Fish, Feed a Village
Get out into the deep sea today for some sport fishing. With more sail fish releases per boat per day than any destination in the world, Guatemala could be the sailfish capital of the world. Other regular fish catches are dorado, also known as mahi mahi or dolphinfish, gallo, and the occasional yellow fin tuna. At the end of the day, your guide and other locals will prepare your catch and feed a village!
Meals:B, L, D
Day 8 – Hiking Pacaya Volcano
Put on your hiking shoes and hike up Pacaya. Frequent changes to active volcanos make it hard to predict what the experience will be like for hikers. No matter what, this is a “bucket list” adventure that you don’t want to miss. In the afternoon, visit a local church and ministry committed to changing Guatemala’s future for the next generation. You’ll be impressed at what a few people can accomplish when they are fully committed to God’s call. That evening, sit down to a relaxing, authentic Guatemalan steak dinner and recount your memories of the week with friends.
Meals:B, L, D
Enjoy free time before your flight home out of Guatemala City. Adios! Hasta pronto.
Active small group tour
Belize City, Ambergris Caye, San Ignacio and Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve
Tikal, Antigua, Montericco and surrounding areas, Guatemala City
Contact us for custom itineraries and dates.
How is this tour unique?
- It’s packed with adventures and activities. They’re ALL included in the tour price.
- You’ll get to explore several out-of-the-way places that few tourists ever visit.
- Just by taking the tour, you’ll benefit those making a difference in the local community through their medical clinics, feeding programs and more. Your vacation does a world of good!
What are some of the cultural and historical activities included in the tour?
- Go deep sea fishing and share some of your catch with a village who will make a meal of it.
- Visit a microbusiness that’s making a difference in the local community.
- Take a historical tour of Antigua, in the central highlands of Guatemala.
- Learn about the history represented in the ruins of Tikal
What does the tour price include?
- Eight nights’ accommodation
- Breakfast daily plus 7 lunches and 4 dinner
- Private ground transportation
- Three internal flights
- All tour activities and entrance fees per the itinerary
- English-speaking guide who’s knowledgeable of the local region and culture
- All pre-trip information, including detailed itinerary, travel and cultural tips
Does not include gratuities and international airfare into Belize City and out of Guatemala City