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9 Day Belize Rainforest, Ruins & Reef
9 Day Belize Rainforest, Ruins & Reef
Experience the best cultural adventure Belize has to offer on this tour of the mysterious ancient lands of the Mayan Civilisation that await you, filled with looming temples, cave waterways, and sandy, coral beaches.
Tour highlights
  • Visit the ancient, haunted ruins of Xunantunich, a once great Mayan site.
  • Row through cave systems while viewing the wonders of Barton Creek.
  • Walk around the Mayan plazas of the archaeological site of Caracol.
  • Swim with an assortment of marine life on the coral reef of Hol Chan.
  • Relax upon the soft sanded beaches on the island of Ambergris Caye.
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Day 1: Arrive Belize City - Cayo District
Arrive in Belize where you will be met and transferred to your designated hotel/lodge in the agricultural Cayo District rainforest. Enjoy your day at leisure after check in.
  • Standard: Black Rock River Lodge
  • Superior: Pooks Hill
  • Deluxe: Chaa Creek
Day 2: Xunantunich & San Ignacio
Travel to the ancient archaeological ruins of Xunantunich, an old Mayan site, said to be haunted, and filled with mystery. Take a guided tour of the area and explore the ceremonial centre, housing the second tallest structure in Belize, the pyramid ‘El Castillo’. Continue on to the colonial town of San Ignacio, capital of the Cayo District, before returning to the hotel and spending the afternoon at your leisure.
  • Standard: Black Rock River Lodge (B)
  • Superior: Pooks Hill (B)
  • Deluxe: Chaa Creek (B)
Day 3: Barton Creek
Partake in a jungle adventure today to the Mennonite community of Barton Creek. Head through Upper Barton Creek to the river where you will continue gently on up the river via canoe to the cave systems. Marvel at the rocky formations and calcite crystals of the inner caves as you navigate below hanging stalactites and jutting stalagmites. You will learn along the way from your guides the significance of the limestone cave system to the Mayans.
  • Standard: Black Rock River Lodge (B)
  • Superior: Pooks Hill (B)
  • Deluxe: Chaa Creek (B)
Day 4: Caracol & Mountain Pine Ridge
Traverse the scenic, tropical landscape through Mountain Pine Ridge National Park as you head to the Mayan site at Caracol, at the base of the Maya Mountains. Discover the ruins of the area on a guided tour across the large Mayan site that includes over 35,000 building structures, five plazas, and an ancient observatory. Afterwards, head back to the hotel, stopping to dip into the waters of the Rio Frio Caves.
  • Standard: Black Rock River Lodge (B,L)
  • Superior: Pooks Hill (B,L)
  • Deluxe: Chaa Creek (B,L)
Day 5: Cayo District - Belize City - Ambergris Caye
Fly from Belize and check into your designated hotel near the pristine beaches of the Ambergris Caye, the largest island in Belize, and once home to a Mayan community.
  • Standard: Mata Rocks (B)
  • Superior: Ramons Village (B)
  • Deluxe: Victoria House (B)
Day 6: Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley
Enjoy a half day tour to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley where you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with various marine life, including sharks, rays, and maybe even sea turtles. The coral reef of Hol Chan is a segment of the largest reef system in the world.
  • Standard: Mata Rocks (B)
  • Superior: Ramons Village (B)
  • Deluxe: Victoria House (B)
Days 7-8: Ambergris Caye
Spend the next two days at leisure, enjoying the paradise landscape of the island, from the soft white sands of the beaches to the tropical shrubbery found throughout. Discover the small San Pedro settlement, a picturesque commune with vibrant, colourful houses that line the sandy streets along the emerald sea.
  • Standard: Mata Rocks (B)
  • Superior: Ramons Village (B)
  • Deluxe: Victoria House (B)
Day 9: Ambergris Caye - Depart Belize
Transfer to San Pedro Airport and fly to Belize for your connecting flight home.
  • Standard: (B)
  • Superior: (B)
  • Deluxe: (B)
  • Accommodation as outlined in the itinerary
  • Daily Breakfast in Belize
  • All land transfers
  • All tours, guides, entrances
  • Local Taxes
  • Exit fees
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Personal Insurance
  • Some Internal Flights
  • Drinks with included meals
  • $10 Park fee Day 6 payable locally
  • International flights in Tour Only prices

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