In Belize we partnered up with another Aussie couple from Sydney and decided to head over to Guatemala with them to visit the ruins at Tikal.
In San Ignacio, visit Destiny Tours. We found this to be the cheapest available shuttle after asking all over town at USD $30 per person. You can also choose what time you leave so if you want a sleep in, that’s ok.
The shuttle will drive you to the Belize border. You will unload your luggage here and carry it through immigration – though there were no checks that we witnessed. This was a very easy crossing, though putting a few extra staff on could have made it quicker. There is an exit fee of BZD $37.50 which you pay at the first desk, and then an immigration official will stamp your passport at the second desk.
Another shuttle will collect you on the other side, as well as take your passport and a Q10 entry fee per person. While the driver goes through immigration, you can chill out in the air-conditioned van and wait.
From there it’s onwards to Flores and direct to your accommodation.
Guatemala. El Salvador, Honduras & Nicaragua are all part of the Central America Border Control Agreement (CA4). Tourists can travel within any of these countries for up to 90 days from the first point of entry without completing entry & exit formalities. 30 day extension requests can be made before the expiry of the original visa.
If arriving by plane, visa requirements may differ slightly.
The information on this page is solely based on our personal experiences during International Border Crossings, most of which have been overland. We highly recommend checking all advice against the respective countries own immigration website for up to date information.