Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: No meals included
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Spot tropical sea life while snorkelling the worlds second-largest barrier reef, explore the jungle-set ruins of Tikal, listen to reggae music as you walk down Caye Caulkers sandy main street
If we had to describe the Belizean pace it would be somewhere between slowly rolling waves and the inquisitive pace of a ruin explorer. Embracing just that mix of curious and chill, this nine-day itinerary will let you tour Mayan ruins, cycle around stunning islands, and enjoy plenty of time to hang out on the beach or dive into the famous Blue Hole. Be speedy, or a bit sloth-like - we'll help you discover Central America either way.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 9 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Belize City||Day 1 Belize City|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Flores||Day 2 Belize City/Flores|
Notice the difference in culture, with the heavy Mayan influence and Spanish language. Enter Guatemala at the northeast jungle PetEn region. The descendants of the Maya of ChichEn ItzA migrated to the PetEn area several centuries after the collapse of the great Mayan cities in the YucatAn. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Belize - Guatemala) Transport: Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 130km) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.50 hours, 100km)
|Day 3||Flores||Day 3 Flores|
Enjoy a guided tour of the Tikal archaeological site. Return to Flores and opt to swim in Lake PetEn ItzA or hire a boat for a relaxing day. Included Activities: Tikal Ruins Guided Tour Transport: Take the same transportation back to Flores after the tour. Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 64km)
|Day 4||San Ignacio||Day 4 Flores/San Ignacio|
Return to Belize and the town of San Ignacio, situated on the banks of the Macal River. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Guatemala - Belize) Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 95km) Private Vehicle (0.50-0.75 hours, 13km)
|Day 5||San Ignacio||Day 5 San Ignacio|
Enjoy a free day to visit sacred Mayan caves of Actun Tunichil Muknal or Crystal Cave. Opt to check out Barton Creek Cave, Mountain Pine Ridge, and Caracol, or check out the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.
|Day 6||Caye Caulker||Day 6 San Ignacio/Caye Caulker|
Travel to one of Belizes famed island paradises - Caye Caulker, where "go slow" is the islands motto. Enjoy tons of optional activities that will keep you busy here for days. Included Activities: Belize Bike with Purpose Tour Transport: Local bus (2.00-2.50 hours, 110km) Water taxi (0.75-1.00 hours)
|Day 7||Caye Caulker||Day 7 Caye Caulker|
With free time, opt to snorkel in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go for a dive in Blue Hole National Park, take a flight over the Blue Hole and coral reef, or just chill out, Belizean style.
|Day 8||Caye Caulker||Day 8 Caye Caulker|
Continue to explore Caye Caulker and its water- and land-based activities during free time.
|Day 9||Caye Caulker||Day 9 Caye Caulker|
Depart at any time. Additional Notes: This trip finishes on Caye Caulker, which is located 1 hr by water taxi from Belize City (an additional 30 min by taxi to the airport). There are frequent ferry departures between 7:30am and 5pm. You can purchase your return ferry ticket easily once you get to Caye Caulker. If flying out of Belize City today, please ensure to book your departure flight after 11:30am to allow for enough time to reach the airport. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.