CENTRAL AMERICA BACKPACKING TRIP

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. 

From the fun activities, beautiful sites, crazy parties, to the exhausting journeys and the good, bad and ugly hostels. 

Watch the episodes below >> 

 

Click here for budget breakdown and itinerary.

EPISODE 1: MEXICO & BELIZE

 

LOCATION

Mexico & Belize

DATE

July & August 2018

 

DESCRIPTION

In this first episode I fly into Cancun, Mexico, then made my way to Tulum to check out the cenotes. After this I chilled out at the beautiful Lake Bacalar before crossing the border into Belize.

 

Caye Caulker island was a great place to chill and party, as well as do some incredible snorkelling. From here I took a 3 day island-hopping boat tour with Ragamuffin tours along the Belize Barrier Reef.

 

EPISODE 2: BELIZE & GUATEMALA

LOCATION

Belize & Guatemala

DATE

August 2018

 

DESCRIPTION

Episode 2 I head inland 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.

EPISODE 3: GUATEMALA

LOCATION

Guatemala

DATE

August - September 2018

DESCRIPTION

Episode 3 I went to Antigua and got to roast some marsh-mellows on Paracay volcano.

 

I then did a 3 day trek from Xela to Lake Atitlan, hiking through cloud forests, corn fields, small villages and staying with local families.

 

At Lake Atitlan I got to try out horse-riding for the first time before finishing up my trip at El Paredon on the Pacific Coast.

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