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Tours in the Rio Dulce Region, Guatemala

Rainforest, Caribbean Villages, Archaeology & Watersports

This area on the Caribbean coast appears to be untouched. In keeping with its peculiar geologic history, dating back at least 400 million years, Izabal is a complex mixture of karstic caverns and hills, colossal depressions, rivers, lakes and swamps covered in somber seas and large plains. It is geographically a mosaic of contrasts, where almost at the water’s edge, accessible mountain summits & lands can be explored. Hidden in the rainforest you can find Mayan pyramids and with so much vegetation and water, the area is a paradise for nature lovers and water sport fans alike. Tropical Discovery is offering you a variety of tours for all interests (leaving from Rio Dulce) to discover the entire splendor of the Rio Dulce region.


Finca Paraiso Tour

Your private "lanchero" (boat driver) will take you to visit incredible Lake Izabal (largest lake in Guatemala), the famous Castillo de San Felipe (built by the Spanish in 1652 to ward off the mainly British pirates) and the magical volcanic hot springs, caves & waterfall at Finca Paraiso. A tractor will take you through a private farm for about 15 minutes, till you arrive at a river crossing. There you will walk about 5 minutes through tropical flora until you arrive at a natural volcanic waterfall that falls onto a beautiful river causing a steam bath effect.

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Caribbean Tour

After a hearty breakfast, your private "lanchero" (boat driver) will pick you up at 9h00 (TBC) to take you on a cruise through the Rio Dulce canals and lagoons for a closer view or this region's amazing water flora and fauna. Closer to the Caribbean coast, you will go through the amazing Rio Dulce canyons, a truly awe inspiring experience. Later arrive at the Caribbean coast of Guatemala and its celebrated town of Livingston, a lively Afro-Caribbean town populated by mostly Garifuna blacks whose origin and culture stems from escaped West African slaves. This town feels more like Jamaica than any town in Guatemala, where brightly colored houses are common and reggae melodies mixed with Latin sounds are heard throughout. Tour this charming town, have lunch at the one of the many side walk cafes & restaurants. Weather permitting, for an extra $100 to cover added fuel expenses (approx. 1 hr boat ride each way) ask our boat driver to take you to Playa Blanca for some white sand Caribbean styled beaches and a lovely beach front bar and restaurant called Salvador Gaviota; a truly unique Caribbean experience! And should you have the energy on the way back, stop for a swim at the hot springs. Return in the late afternoon.

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Cerro San Gil

Cerros San Gil is a large tropical rainforest reserve that starts at the river and meets with the Caribbean Sea, ideal for hiking and bird watching. Over 300 species of birds exist in this region, making it one of the richest in terms of biodiversity on the continent. Its abundant natural ecology will dazzle you. Mountain biking trips may also be organized upon request.

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Tikal Tour

Be picked up at your hotel at your hotel in the morning (TBC) in private air conditioned mini van for transportation to the awesome Peten Region (3 hr drive). Arrive in Flores around 10 am and be transported to Tikal where you can hire a private guide to tour the mystical ruins of Tikal, one of the largest and most magnificent Mayan cities in existence. Your expert guide will share many insights on this Mayan city and provide a feel for the mysteries of this ancient culture. Return to Rio Dulce in the late afternoon.

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Quirigua Ruins

Just a short distance from Rio Dulce, the Quirigua Ruins are located in the lower valley of the Río Motagua. Founded around 250-550 AD by people who came from the Tikal area, it is today the most impressive archaeological reminder of the Maya Early Classic Period. UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1979. It possesses the highest stele in the Maya World and has a central plaza, a ball court, an acropolis, and many zoomorphic figures. A true marvel and definitely worth a visit.

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Please note:
* All above prices valid leaving from Rio Dulce (for example Hotel Nana Juana) only.
* Information on this sheet is believed to be correct but not guaranteed

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Tours in the Rio Dulce Region, Guatemala

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