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Rich in Maya culture and jungle beauty, this Belize trip will take you into the Maya Mountains, to the ancient ruins of Xunantunich and Caracol, to the underground world of mystifying caves and beautiful water wonders. This trip is designed to introduce you to Maya culture and histories, but also includes plenty of hiking, caving and other activities to keep your body and mind engaged and excited. End your Belize vacation with a few days at your beachside hotel on the Placencia Peninsula - snorkeling, diving or fishing by day and relaxing to the Caribbean rhythm in the evening. Welcome to Belize travel!
Looking up towards el Castillo at XunantunichA view from inside the ATM caveSwimming with sharksSnorkel the clear, tropical watersCanoeing on the Rio MacalThe beginning of our cave-tubing experience!Snorkeling off Caye CaulkerReady to explore the ATM cave!View of the Belizean rainforest from Xunantunich ruinsSnorkeling off Ambergris CayeOn top of El Castillo at Xunantunich RuinsDay tour to the ATM cave near Pook's HillOn top of the Xunantunich ruinsMaya ruins at Xunantunich, BelizeView of Temple II-TikalGuide Miguel sharing information at Xunantunich ruinsTour of the Maya ruins at XunantunichHappy to be touring the Xunantunich ruins! All smiles exploring a cave in the Belizean jungle
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  • Independent
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Arrive Belize

Arrive at the Belize City airport and transfer to your jungle retreat. Along the way stop at the Belize Zoo, where in typical Belizean fashion animals roam 29 acres in large natural enclosures. The jungle lodge is tucked next to the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve and Roaring River. Surrounded by pristine forest, your days at the lodge are filled with natural discoveries exploring the lush vegetation of the Maya Mountains and the mysteries beneath.

Day 2-4: Belize Jungle Activities

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
These days are free for you to choose your activities. Spend your days exploring the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich and canoeing the Rio Macal. You can also go caving and ziplining, float through the Barton Creek Cave, or explore the mystery of the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave. Upgraded activities include the Tikal and Caracol Mayan ruins and the Black Hole drop. Click here to view the excursions.

Day 5: Placencia Peninsula

Enjoy your last morning in the jungle before transferring to your beach hotel on the Placencia peninsula. Along the way, you will stop at the Blue Hole National Park for lunch and a swim in the natural jungle pool. Settle into your beach side hotel and relax into the Belizean spirit.

Day 6-9: Free Days Placencia

Known for its beautiful beaches, Placencia is a quiet, charming village located at the southern tip of the thirteen-mile peninsula. Your time is available for you to arrange activities locally or explore the quaint village. You can take a PADI scuba diver Resort Course, explore the peninsula by bicycle, rent a catamaran or just relax on the beach. Placencia has plenty of services for daytime adventure and nighttime dining.

Day 10: Return Home

Fly back to Belize City this morning and connect with your return flight home.

Accommodations

Pooks Hill Lodge

Beautiful place to hang out at Pooks
Swim in the Roaring River at Pook's Hill Lodge
Cabanas at Pook's Hill Lodge

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$1795 Visit Ambergris instead of Placencia
Included
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
  • 4 Days Guide Service
  • 4 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • International Arrival Transfers are included.
  • Gear Rental
    • Snorkeling equipment
Excluded
  • International Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights
  • Meals not Included
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Optional Excursions

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Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.

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