Thanks to our SPOT Satellite Messenger you can see our exact Trans-Americas Journey road trip driving route through Belize and Guatemala in March 2011.
We started the month of March on a boat, not in our truck, spending a week aboard the Aggressor III diving the reefs of Belize. When we got back on dry land we got back in our truck and drove to the Cayo District in Western Belize and spent some time in the towns of San Ignacio and Bullet Tree Falls. Our Belize visa expired on March 10 so we crossed back into Guatemala and spent a few days camping at the Yaxha Mayan archaeological site. Then we hung out in El Remate on the shores of Lake Peten Itza in the Peten region of Northern Guatemala.
From there we drove to the famous and impressive Tikal Mayan archaeological site (it lived up to the hype). We marked the Vernal Equinox at the remains of the Mayan city in the village of Uaxactun just a short drive north of Tikal. After returning to El Remate we drove on to the town of Flores on a tiny island in Lake Peten Itza. We ended the month outside of the truck once again, completing a six-day trek through the jungle to visit the El Mirador Mayan archaeological site and some of the less-famous sites which surround it.
Zoom in, move around, and explore our Central American road trip driving route for the month of March 2011 in our map, below.
Here’s more about travel in Belize
Here’s more about travel in Guatemala