Belize Maya Explorer - 5 Days, 4 Nights

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  • Maya pyramid at Xunantunich
  • Main site at Caracol Ruins
  • Exploration at Barton Creek Cave

itinerary

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

Day 02
Today we will have a tour of Altun Ha Maya Site, strategically located as a trading center, about six miles from the coast of Belize City. The site covers an area of about twenty-five square miles, most still uncovered. These ancient Mayan Temples were once Cities, Towns, Religious Temples and major trade posts for the ancient Maya civilization. Once hidden in thick jungle the Mayan Mayan of Belize have since been restored to their original splendor, one cannot help but feel the ever-present Maya Spirit when visiting these spectacular sites; Altun Ha is one of the most famous Maya Centers, founded around 600bc, perhaps a few centuries earlier, this Maya Center was undoubtedly one of the smallest but extremely important Trading Post for the Maya Civilization at the time; we will return to your hotel midafternoon.

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 head back to Belize City, arriving late afternoon.

Day 05
At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport to catch your international departure flight.

servicesincluded

- Accommodations in double occupancy
- Breakfast daily
- 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.

hotels

Superior accommodations

Belize City, Belize – Best Western Biltmore Plaza
San Ignacio, Belize – Mahogany Hall Boutique Hotel

Moderate accommodations

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

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