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The Trek Stop / Tikal #144279
03/02/02 12:55 AM
03/02/02 12:55 AM
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Hi All, Can anyone who has stayed at the Trek Stop give me a report on it and advise on how far it is to Tikal. How is the bus service? We would like to spend a whole day in Tikal but do not want to travel after it gets dark and don't want to be rushed. If you could advise us of a closer or better place to camp I would appreciate it. We want someplace relatively safe and somewhere to keep our tents, valuables etc. so we don't have to lug it around. There will be 4 of us (females under 28) travelling together. Thanks for any assistance.

Re: The Trek Stop / Tikal #144280
03/02/02 11:20 AM
03/02/02 11:20 AM
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Trek Stop is a great budget place in San Jose Succotz just west of San Ignacio, near the Xunantunich ruins. The people who run it, a couple from the U.S. and their Belizean partner, are really nice. They have neat little cabins for about US$10 per person, or you can camp. There's a budget restaurant and also here is a small butterfly farm and exhibit.

It's right on the Benque Road (Western Highway), so a bus will drop you or pick you up here. To the border you might flag down a collective taxi (around US$1). There you'll have to go through border formalities (there's a US$10 fee to leave Belize, plus the conservation fee, plus anything the Guat officials hit you for). You can get a Guat bus to near El Remate, where you'll have to change to another bus to Tikal park, or you can take a van or taxi for the hour and a half trip to Tikal.

To do Tikal in a day -- it really merits at least two days with an overnight near the park -- you need to leave early in the morning.

More expensive but easier is to take a day tour with a Belizean company. The folks at Trek Stop may be able to set that up for you.

--Lan Sluder

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