I want to say a giant thanks to everyone on this board. You all have been extrememly helpful & informative. I have gathered info off this board that I have not found in ANY book :p
I have created a tentative itinerary as follows:
12/26 arrive in AC (homebase)..travel to Placencia & PG - stop at places along the way. Back to AC for New Years..Then go to Cayo & Caves Branch, Tikal...eventually return to AC to relax.
LAST MINUTE QUESTIONS: I will be traveling part of the time by myself w/ my daughter, & I really want to take buses to gain the most insight of the country. Should I be concerned about safety (yes I am a woman)issues? Is there a particular route I should be leery of, or even routes I should have no fear taking? Will I miss out on much by not visiting the north (except Lamanai which I do plan to see)? Any last minute must do's, must see's, or names of excellent trustworthy tour guides in any of the areas I plan on visiting? THANKS