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Extended Belize Explorer
Dave gets a hug at the Belize Zoo
An account of our family trip to Belize and Guatemala.
On our way!
The beginning of our trip and an all day/overnight travel time. Carolyn and Dave live in Victoria, BC, Canada and our 2 sons, Geoffrey and Colin live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. This was a chance for all of us to get together and reunite on a family trip together. We leave Victoria BC. Canada in the early afternoon and arrive in Belize City early …
First Day in Belize!!
We arrive at our hotel, the Biltmore Hotel in Belize City. Ahhh, the tropical smells, warm breezes, and laid back attitude of the Caribbean. After the hustle and bustle, security checks and grumpy travelers on the way here it is nice to be treated like you are coming home,,, and we were treated that way from the moment we arrived at the front …
Belize Zoo and Pook's Hill
We arise to a wonderful breakfast at the Biltmore and then meet our guide and driver Denny. He takes to the Belize Zoo. A fabulous experience. Most of the animals of Belize are represented here. We experienced high fiving with a Jaguar and received a wonderful hug from the resident boa constrictor. Well worth the trip and I would recommend it to …
Canoe the Rio Macal, Xunantunich
We are up early, eat a hearty meal and are off to St Ignacio. We canoe up the Rio Macal looking for local wildlife. We spot many iguanas, bats, and birds. We return to St Ignacio for lunch at a local restaurant. We try gibnut (a large rodent) and Geoff tries the local pickled habanero peppers. BIG MISTAKE!!!! Mouth on fire. It took a little time …
Hike the bush Trail, ATM cave, River Tubing, Night walks
Up early to another hearty meal. Hector our guide drives us to the trail head where we begin our hike into Actun Tunichil Mucknal cave. We cross the river 3 times along the way before we enter the river once again to swim into the mouth of the cave. We travel some distance following the river, swimming part of the way and climbing over rockfalls, …
Pook's Hill to Tikal
This morning we leave for Guatemala. Ray drives us into town where we pick up Lenny, who will be with us during our trip to Guatemala. We drive to the border where there is a long queue to go into Guatemala. Fortunately, our new driver knows someone who knows someone at the border and we pass through very quickly. Then a very scenic trip through …
Tikal to Flores
We have a few hours before we depart and visit the museums at Tikal. There are no fences here and all of the area surrounding the ruins are protected parks area so we see a lot of wildlife and many birds, especially turkeys. Our ride to Flores is a beautiful one, along the lakes with many colourful villages along the way. We arrive at our hotel …
Flores to Ambergris Caye
Our last meal with Lenny is breakfast. He has coffee and breakfast with us and then sees us off at the airport. Tropic Air gives us a great ride to Belize City and then on to San Pedro. Mar at the Corona Del Mar has a cool rum punch waiting for us and we make ourselves at home very quickly. We explore the beach and surrounding area, then out to …
Water Sports and shopping in San Pedro
All of us took turrns in the water or shopping all day. Carolyn who has sight problems , let her guide Stephan know about that and he was certain to guide her close enough to see turtles, rays, sharks,tarpon, and other underwater sights. Supper was a combination of seafood chicken and local veg and fruit.
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