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Belize Highlights Tour

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Come explore the highlights of beautiful Belize! This fully customisable 8 day tour travels to San Ignacio - Cayo, the premier adventure and eco-activity region of Belize. Inland you’ll visit the Belize Zoo, San Ignacio Town, hike into ATM Cave and view the ancient ruins of Xunantunich and Cahal Pech. On the reef, you’ll stay in the popular resort town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. Based on this...

Come explore the highlights of beautiful Belize! This fully customisable 8 day tour travels to San Ignacio - Cayo, the premier adventure and eco-activity region of Belize. Inland you’ll visit the Belize Zoo, San Ignacio Town, hike into ATM Cave and view the ancient ruins of Xunantunich and Cahal Pech. On the reef, you’ll stay in the popular resort town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. Based on this sandy island perched on the Belize Barrier Reef, you’ll be able to sea kayak, snorkel, sail, and check out the many marine highlights, including Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Beach
    Beach
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape
  • Jungle
    Jungle
  • Nature observation
    Nature observation

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: A first glance of Belize!

Welcome to Belize! Belize Zoo and transfer to San Ignacio – Cayo Land transfer from Belize international airport (BZE) to the resort in San Ignacio (Cayo). Stop at the Belize Zoo along the way to check out the howler monkeys, kinkajous, jaguars and other indigenous species, all are native to Belize, and the zoo only keeps animals that are orphaned, rescued or born there. Upon arrival at the resort, settle into your room, relax poolside, and enjoy a leisurely dinner.

Meals: Includes continental breakfast

Visited:
San Ignacio Cayo District
Accommodation
Night at Cahal Pech (San Ignacio)

Day 2: Free Day in San Ignacio

Day at leisure to explore San Ignacio Town and enjoy Cahal Pech Resort free day to explore San Ignacio town and enjoy Cahal Pech. You may want to check out the local market, go on a traditional Mayan chocolate tour.... or just spend time relaxing at the resort’s 3 pools and spa.

Meals: Includes continental breakfast

Visited:
San Ignacio
Accommodation
Night at Cahal Pech (San Ignacio)

Day 3: Historical Overview of Maya World

Visit the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich and Cahal Pech known as the epicenter of the ancient Maya world, Belize was once home to more than 2 million Mayas. Today we explore the Maya civilization, with its sacred temples and fascinating structures. Xunantunich, which means "maiden of the rock" or "stone woman" in Maya, is most famous for the large 130 foot temple known today as ‘El Castillo. Cahal Pech, once the royal acropolis-palace of an elite Mayan ruling family, has 7 plazas and over 30 structures including temples, residential buildings, ball courts, an altar and a sweat house.

Meals: Includes continental breakfast

Visited:
San Ignacio
Accommodation
Night at Cahal Pech (San Ignacio)

Day 4: Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave

Mayan tour of Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, otherwise known as Xibalba or ATM Cave is one of the most popular adventure tours in Belize. This Maya archaeological site and cave system consists of a series of chambers, ending in a 300 by 50 meter cathedral, where sacrificial ceremonies took place. Your guide will show you ancient passageways, share stories of Maya Gods and reveal evidence of a Mayan princess burial scene.

Meals: Includes continental breakfast

Visited:
San Ignacio
Accommodation
Night at Cahal Pech (San Ignacio)

Day 5: From San Ignacio to the Beaches of Ambergris Caye

Depart after breakfast to San Ignacio airstrip for your scenic flight to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. Settle into the resort and head to the beach, or go for a wander through the cobblestone streets of this fun resort town.

Meals: Includes continental breakfast

Visited:
San Ignacio San Pedro Airport Ambergris Caye
Accommodation
Night at Ramon’s Village Resort (Ambergris Caye)

Day 6: Customise Your Island Adventure Day

Choose what Belize Barrier Reef highlight you’d like to experience! The resort town of San Pedro (and Ramon’s Village Resort) offer a variety of amazing reef adventures - from a beach picnic or sailing cruise, to a Manatee snorkelling trip out to Caye Caulker. One of the top visitor experiences is an excursion to the Great Blue Hole, made famous by legendary French explorer Jacques Cousteau. Different Blue Hole tours include helicopter, snorkelling and diving; minimum numbers may apply.

Meals: on own

Visited:
Ambergris Caye
Accommodation
Night at Ramon’s Village Resort (Ambergris Caye)

Day 7: Snorkel Hol Chan and explore Island by Golf-Cart

This is one of the area’s most popular snorkel adventures, a half day morning snorkel tour to Hol Chan Marine Resort and Shark Ray Alley, including an exciting "swim with the sharks". (Nurse sharks are friendly!). This afternoon, we’ve included a golf cart rental, a fun way to get a full feel for the island and what the different areas have to offer, be sure to check out Secret Beach!

Meals: on own

Visited:
Ambergris Caye
Accommodation
Night at Ramon’s Village Resort (Ambergris Caye)

Day 8: Day at Leisure before Flight Home

Your tour ends here. Choose how to spend your last day enjoying Ambergris Caye. We can assist with arrangements to Belize International Airport, Belize City and other parts of Belize.

Meals: on own

Visited:
Ambergris Caye

San Ignacio Cayo District San Pedro Airport Ambergris Caye

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,430 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
Price per person, based on double occupancy

Included in price:

  • 7 night’s accommodations
  • 4 nights Cahal Pech Deluxe Cabana or Jr Suite + 3 night’s Ramon’s Village Seaside Standard room
  • Land transfers as described in the itinerary
  • Flight San Ignacio to Ambergris Caye
  • Guided activities and tours: Belize Zoo, Cahal Pech + Xunantunich (Mayan ruins), ATM Cave
  • Half day snorkelling Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley
  • Half day Golf Cart Rental
  • Continental breakfasts at Cahal Pech
  • Government taxes and fees

Not included in price:

  • Post-trip transfer to Belize International Airport or other parts of Belize
  • Optional activities including fishing and scuba diving (no diving 24 hours prior to intl flights)
  • All other Meals
  • Alcoholic beverages Snorkel set rentals (Ramon’s) Gratuities
  • Marine reserve fees (collected in cash on site)
  • Fishing Licenses
  • International Flights and airport departure
  • Tax Extra costs due to late arrivals
  • lost baggage and other circumstances beyond our control

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