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Extended Belize Explorer

An account of our family trip to Belize and Guatemala.

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Holding a wild tarantula found during a guided night hike
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David Vincent
A last wander on the beach and downtown to spend our last Belizean dollars. Some goodies for folks back home and a farewell Belikin beer at the Hangover Bar take care of that. Then on to the airport …
Xunantunich
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David Vincent
Up early to start the day. This will be a great experience as we are going deep sea fishing outside the reef. Dorado, wahoo, sailfish, marlin, grouper and many other species either inhabit this area …
Canoeing on the Rio Macal
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David Vincent
One of the local tour companies worked out a price for us to go on an all day tour, fishing, snorkelling, beach BBQ, and unlimited refreshments. It was a good deal so we said OK(we always barter). …
A local sunbather
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David Vincent
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, …
Cooling off in a swimming hole on the Roaring River
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David Vincent
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 …
Close-up of an American crocodile basking in the sun at the Belize Zoo
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David Vincent
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 …
Swimming along with a sea turtle off Ambergris Caye
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David Vincent
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 …
Cave resident
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David Vincent
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 …
Ready to explore the ATM cave!
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David Vincent
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 …
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David Vincent
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 …
Guide Lenny and the gang explore Tikal
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David Vincent
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 …
Jaguar gives a high five
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David Vincent
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 …

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