Belize Reef & Ruins - 8 Days, 7 Nights

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  • Aerial view of Belize City
  • Jaguar at Belize Zoo
  • Maya pyramid at Xunantunich
  • Main site at Caracol Ruins
  • Exploration at Barton Creek Cave
  • Beaches at San Pedro, Ambergris Caye


Day 01
Arrive at Belize City, Transfer to hotel, evening free, overnight at Belize City.

Day 02
Tour Belize City, which today remains the commercial capital of the country. In addition to other historic buildings, you will see the Supreme Court buildings flanked by cannons used in the Battle of St. George's Caye in 1798.Then you'll be driven 40 minutes up the Western Highway to Belize's wonderful natural wildlife habitat, the Belize Zoo, which gives you the unique opportunity of viewing Belize's prolific wildlife in one location. Afternoon and evening at leisure, overnight at Belize City.

Day 03
We will depart to San Ignacio, where we will set base to explore the Maya heritage of Belize, arriving at 10:00 AM, we will then visit Xunantunich Maya site, we will cross the Mopan River on a hand cranked ferry and proceed up a steep incline to the site. The excavated temple, El Castillo, is one of the highest structures in all of Belize and boasts an awe-inspiring view, a reconstructed frieze, a number of stele, and a ball court, we will return San Ignacio in the afternoon for overnight.

Day 04
Today, we will have a full day tour fo Caracol Ruins, Caracol is an exciting site, 9 miles square, blessed with a number of awe inspiring temples and numerous stele. Enshrouded by Macaw and Tapir-filled forests, it is set in the heart of the Mayan "empire", we will return our hotel late afternoon, overnight at San Ignacio.

Day 05
At 8:00 AM, we will visit the Barton Creek Cave.  Glide through a remote underground water cave system in a canoe equipped with powerful spotlights. It is believed that the Maya once used this cave for ritual ceremonies. While canoeing by a local guide through the cave see large and colorful formations, skeletal remains and other cultural artifacts left behind by the Maya centuries ago.  Barton Creek is a large river cave over 4 miles long. The cave consists of giant passages covered with numerous large stalactites and stalagmites. These cave features have made it a popular Belize travel destination.  Artifacts found at Barton Creek Cave suggest that the cave was used for a variety of purposes by the Maya people including agricultural rituals, fertility rites, ritual bloodletting, and even human sacrifice. Archaeological excavations are ongoing.  After exploring the cave, visit the nearby Green Hills Butterfly Ranch where you will experience Belize’s biggest and best butterfly exhibit. The knowledgeable staff will present an excellent synopsis of the butterfly life cycle, but the main attraction is the enclosed flight area where scores of gorgeous tropical butterflies flutter around you, we will then be transferred back to Belize City for overnight.

Day 06
Mid-morning, we will be transferred to the Belize City airport to catch your 10:40 AM flight to San Pedro in Ambergris Caye, arriving at 10:50 AM, upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel to enjoy your two night leisure package at San Pedro.

Day 07
At leisure at San Pedro, relax on the beach or enjoy optional activities available at your location.

Day 08
At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport to catch your flight back to Belize City, connecting with your international departure flight.


- Accommodations in double occupancy
- Breakfast daily
- Domestic flight Belize City - San Pedro - Belize City
- Ground transportation
- English speaking guide
- Airport transfers
- Sightseeing tours listed
- Admissions
- Local guides
- Hotel taxes.

Not included: any meals not mentioned as included, airport taxes, gratuities to guides, drivers, porters or waiters and expenses of personal nature.


Superior accommodations

Belize City, Belize – Best Western Biltmore Plaza
San Ignacio, Belize – Mahogany Hall Boutique Hotel
San Pedro, Belize – Hol Chan Reef Resort

Moderate accommodations

Belize City, Belize – Princess Hotel & Casino (deluxe)
San Ignacio, Belize – Midas Resort
San Pedro, Belize – Mayan Princess Hotel


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