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Belize & Guatemala 4K : Caye Caulker, Tobacco Caye, Flores, Tikal.


Guatemala & Belize Trip ; HD - Central America

Antigua, Lake Atitlan, San Pedro La Laguna, San Juan La laguna, Santiago Atitlan, Panajachel, Lanquin, Flores, Tikal, Belize, Caye Caulker
Guatemala & Belize
Recording date: Oct & Nov 2017
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From Belize to lovely city of Flores in Guatemala

Traveling from San Ignacio in Belize to Flores city in Guatemala. Starting point to our Tikal adventure.


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BELIZE - GUATEMALA | 4K Drone DJI + GoPro Hero 5 Black

Central America | Belize & Guatemala.
Caribbean Sea Shorelines to the east and dense jungle to the west.
Home to rainforests and ancient Mayan sites.

Black Rock River, Jaguar Paw, Caye Caulker, Hol Chan Reef, Tikal National Park, Macanché Lake.

Filmed with Drone DJI Phantom 3 4K, Canon 70D, GoPRo Hero 5 Black
Music: Kronicle - Sublime, Jordyn Edmonds - Dream

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I went solo backpacking around Central America for 6 weeks, travelling through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

This 3 part documentary series shows the entire backpacking experience.

In this second video I head inland through Belize to San Ignacio, exploring the Caracol ruins by jeep. Then I crossed the border into Guatemala, staying in the beautiful town of Flores to visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal.

Next stop was the beautiful Semuc Champey, stunning waterfalls in the jungle-filled mountains. I stayed at the Zephyr Lodge in Lanquin which was a fun but dangerous place for your bank account.

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My name’s Karl, welcome to my channel that’s all about sharing my backpacking adventures from around the world, through fun, entertaining and honest travel documentaries.

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México, Belize & Guatemala

Three weeks of backpacking through Central America

Belize - 2017 - Mayan Temples - Caye Caulker - Cave Tubing - Tikal

If you have any questions regarding my trip or things I'd recommend, leave a comment below! Belize and Guatemala are very welcoming and amazing.

The itinerary of our trip:

1. Snorkeling Adventure - Coral Garden, Tarpon Feeding, Shark Ray Alley and Caye Caulker Beach Break with Belize Exotic Adventures. I did not film the snorkeling or shark feeding bit since we were in the water swimming. But I filmed the tarpon feeding, which was really cool!

2. Xunantunich Mayan Ruins with Pacz Tours. This is the 2nd tallest structure in Belize (behind the temple at Caracol) but it was really easy to climb. The view is spectacular. We also stopped at Cahal Pech Ruins that are walking distance from San Ignacio as well as the iguana sanctuary at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel.

3. Caracol Mayan Ruins along with Rio Frio Cave and Rio on Pools with MayaWalk Tours. Caracol is a fairly large site with many temples to climb, as well as the largest structure in Belize! The road took a bumpy 2 hours to get here, but worth it. Rio On Pools are natural pools in a river that felt refreshing after hiking around the ruins.

4. Tikal Mayan Ruins in Guatemala with Pacz Tours. This is a must for anyone going to Belize. Tikal is too close to Belize to pass up, and it's the largest Mayan ruins site. Countless temples to climb, all surrounded by jungle and wildlife. One can never forget this is where George Lucas filmed Yavin 4 in the original Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977.

5. Cave tubing with MayaWalk Tours in the Caves Branch river system at the Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve. After a 45 minutes hike through the jungle, we floated peacefully down a river that passed through multiple caves and jungle.

This video was filmed between January 3rd, 2017 to January 9th, 2017. It consists mainly of my adventures with my family in Belize, but a quick side trip to Tikal in Guatemala.

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Solo backpacking Guatemala & Belize for 12 Days

My Route: Guatemala City- Coban - Lanqiun - Flores - El Remate (Day trip Tikal)-Caye Caulker- Hopkins - Livingston - Guatemala City (via Rio Dulce - Day trip to Antigua
Over 1000 miles with several buses, shuttles, ferries and boats.

Last year I solo bag packed Nicaragua and all the travelers I met down there were telling me how they had such a good time in Guatemala & how backpacker friendly it was. I always wanted to see Tikal anyways, so why not. The most adventurous 12 days in my life. Got pick pocket on my second night and traveled without an ATM card for the first time, relied on strangers kindness many times, was offered money, food & accommodation by ppl I just met, met lots of interesting people from all over the world, was sent money to in the wrong country, climbed up ancient ruins, drank ice cold beer in the middle of then jungle, swam in natural pools, experienced electricity a boat and a bus breaking down, hitchhiked a couple times, practiced and learned so much Spanish, was the only foreigner in many places, became and expert in riding chicken buses, was speechless admiring nature too many times, learned lots about all the different cultures within these two countries, had a travel buddy for two days, walked more than we do in America in 6 months, lost half of my body weight in sweat, ran out of money & the right currency a few times, swam with sharks and sting rays, country hoped back and forth from Guatemala to Belize , snorkeled in second biggest barrier reef In the world, filled up my bad with dozen of mangos I picked off the ground, got there right on time for a Garifuna festiva (mango festival)l, met some of the friendliest people on earth, skinny dipped at night in the Caribbean, had a cabana for two days right at the beach, had the longest days and shortest nights ever, tried helping a crying local women calm down her abusive & drunk boyfriend, worked out at the tiny soccer field in Caye Caulker, watched locals hanging out at the basketball court, felt asleep in a chicken bus and almost missed my exit and sooooo much more.


Tobacco Caye - Paradiesinsel Belize - Belizean Carribean

Tobacco Caye feels like heaven on earth.
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Tour of Tobacco Caye, Belize

We walk from one side of the island to the other to give you an idea of what Tobacco Caye is like.

Tobacco Caye Belize / Joe Jo’s on the Reef 2019

January 2019 - Days 1-4


· BZE Airport to Belize City’s bus terminal “Novelo”, $25usd taxi

· Belize city to Belmopan to Dangriga (1.5hours @$12usd/person) to “D’s Hostel”

· Tobacco Caye via small fishing boat (Contact place of stay on “Tobacco Caye” to arrange ride to Tobacco Caye or pay to jump onto any boat that is going that way $20-30usd/each and meet at “Riverside Café” in the morning) to “Joe Jo’s By the Reef”

· Tobacco Caye only accessible by small boat. AMAZING secluded island


· Drink beers cause they are cheaper ($3-6usd), or try blended drinks/cocktails ($7.5-$15usd)

· Local beer: “Belikin”


From ‘Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport’ (BZE), we grabbed a taxi (look for the green plate) to Belize city’s bus terminal (Novelo). The ride took about 25mins at $25USD/ride. Speak to the attendants at the bus terminal as they are very helpful and will let you know once your bus has arrived. The bus terminal is small, with benches to sit on while waiting, and about 3-4 small snack stalls.

These buses are typical school/charter buses, although we had no idea how to spot a bus stop as there seemed to be no noticeable signs. If you’re catching the bus at night and are adventurous and want to flag one down, use your cell phone light like most locals did. Prior to our trip, we looked though the bus schedule and the difference we noticed between an “express” and a “regular” bus was about 15mins, so we didn’t mind taking either. Each bus has two attendants who will ask if they can take your luggage to store . We chose to keep our bags with us or as close to us as we could (overhead or under the seat) as lots of people get on and off the bus using the front door and the back (“not-so-emergency”) exit. Fees are not collected till about 30mins into the trip, just before they seem to leave city limits. Our fee from Belize city to Dangriga was $12USD/person, with a stop in Belmopan before continuing to Dangriga.

Upon arriving in Dangriga it was dark so we stayed one night at “D’s Hostel” at $55usd for a room of 3 single beds and private bath. It was a short walk to the hostel, although cabs are available. We set out early in the morning to the “Riverside Café” to catch up with Captain Nolan from “Joe Jo’s By the Reef”, and took our small fishing boat over to Tobacco Caye. Some places on the island will arrange for transportation over and back if you inquire with your “resort”. Otherwise, chat with the captains to see who is heading out that way and they’ll usually take 4-6 people in a boat for a fee of $20-$30/person. There are no stores on the island, so pick-up what you might need before heading over. The boat ride over and back is very choppy/rocky and very wet (gravol is a must if you’re like Wanda and get sick). Boats also don’t usually travel to the island in the late afternoon or at night as the water’s are more choppy.

Tobacco Caye is an amazing, 5 acre island meant to help you disconnect from business and technology and take in relaxation and stillness. All accommodations include a meal plan wherein meals are served at each “resort’s” designated time. You’ll hear the sound of a dinner bell, a conch, or just simple know it’s time to eat as told by your host. The island is surrounded by conch walls as there seems to be an abundance of conch available. Empty shells decorate the bottom of palm trees and decks throughout the island. If you’ve never eaten conch before, it’s quite delicious and squid-like.

Tobacco runs mainly on solar power during the day with some generators at night. You are therefore encouraged to minimize your use of electricity during the day. Water is heated by the sun so after a rainy night, the water may be a bit (or a lot if you’re Steve) cold.

Two bars exist on the island, each boasting its own vibe. You’ll find a hip, modern, yet chill bar on one side of the island that offers seating up top, where the main bar is, or a storey down along the small deck. On the other side of the island (keep in mind the other side of the island is a long 30secs of walking across) is a little bar with a small snack shack attached. Nothing fancy, weathered down boards, strung up lights, sports flags attached to the roof from visitors, yet cheerful, full of energy, a chill and fun vibe, and quite possibly a place where you may spend most of the day. They have a nice sized deck over the water as well, a great place to catch the sunset. Drinks at this bar are made for you by, Kirk, author of Kirk’s Belizean Island Drinks, so why not? (Available to purchase through him...or Amazon). Since they run off solar power during the day, you won’t hear the sound of a blender until about 2:30/3pm in the afternoon, a great sound to let you know that blended drinks are available.

Exploring Belize, Tobacco Caye area

Exploring Tobago Cays area, in Belize, with my friends Damien and Ed, on board of Zayann, a traditionnal Belizian sailing boat designed and owned by Ed. A life time experience!

Guatemala & Belize 2017

Trip from Guatemala to Belize - Shot with Sony 4K X1000V. Want to know more about this trip and about the secret places in the video? Email me on

About the activities :
- Overnight volcano hike with OX Expeditions, Antigua
- Yoga classes at Yoga Forest, San Marcos, Atitlan Lake
- Snorkeling with Raggamuffin Tours, Caye Caulker, Belize
- Flight tour with Tropicair, Caye Caulker, Belize


Belize & Guatemala 2017

Trip to Belize and Guatemala, 2017

Heaven on Earth - Caye Caulker, Belize | Mavic Pro Drone Edit |

What can I say? Caye Caulker is the island paradise you dream about! The most brilliant, blue water, incredible sea life and that caribbean island vibe you've been searching for!

Relax with a cocktail on King Koko Island, snorkel with manatees with Caveman Snorkel Tours, or just enjoy the pure perfection that is Caye Caulker!

Belize 4K Timelapse

Petit florilège de timelapse fait au Belize début février en 4K avec ma goproHero 6..un voyage super et une belle video à venir..en attendant enjoy :)

Lazy Lizard - Caye Caulker, Belize - 2018

A wonderful stop via Carnival Cruise in Belize allowed us to stop and visit this Amazing little island! Here is some drone video I took while there. Enjoy!

Guatemala & Belize Travel Guide

My travel guide in Guatemala and Belize visiting: Lake Atitlan, San Juan Laguna, Antigua, Tikal, Isles Des Flores, Hopkins Beach

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