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Whether it's by relaxing on the beach or immersing yourself in the local culture, refresh your spirit thoroughly on this 9-day adventure in Belize. Explore some of best-preserved Mayan ruins in the world. Discover the monkey sanctuary and remote jungle villages. Swim in the luxuriously warm waters off Caye Caulker. Leave your to-do list at home and slow down to the pace of this special place in the sun.

Latin America
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: CBBNG/221633
  • Starts: Belize City, Belize
  • Finishes: Caye Caulker, Belize
You will Visit
  • Belize City
  • Burrell Boom
  • San Ignacio
  • Caye Caulker

Itinerary

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Day 1: Belize City/Burrell Boom

Arrive at any time in Belize city and transfer to the hotel just outside the city in the village of Burrell Boom.
Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to arrive at any time to the Belize City airport where you will be met and transferred to our hotel near Burrell Boom village, which is about 30 minutes from the airport.

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Day 2: Burrell Boom

Enjoy a full day excursion to the Lamanai ruins, a renowned Mayan ceremonial site consisting of over 800 structures surrounded by lush jungle. Return to our lodge to relax at the patio bar and pool, visit the spa, or walk the grounds enjoying the local wildlife.

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Day 3: Burrell Boom/San Ignacio

Visit the Community Baboon Sanctuary, co-founded by five-time National Geographic grantee Dr Robert Horwich. Learn about the black howler monkey before going on a rainforest walk to observe monkeys in the wild. After, visit a G Adventures-supported Cayo women's cooperative where we learn about the centuries-old tradition of throwing pots and tortilla making. Enjoy a local lunch before continuing on to San Ignacio.
The town of San Ignacio is situated on the banks of the Macal River. It is a perfect location to visit the surrounding countryside. All activities here are optional, so the choice is yours: explore the Mayan cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal, containing relics dating back 1400 years, visit the butterfly gardens, or go tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region.

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Day 4: San Ignacio

Enjoy an excursion to explore the stunning mayan ruins of Xunantunich. Relax this afternoon or opt to visit the butterfly gardens, or go tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region.

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Day 5: San Ignacio

Enjoy a free day to visit the sites of the surrounding countryside with options including: excursion to the Mayan cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal, visit the butterfly gardens or go tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region.

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Day 6: San Ignacio/Caye Caulker

Drive back to the coast and catch the ferry to Caye Caulker, a true tropical paradise.
Caye Caulker is a long thin limestone caye off the coast of Belize. Fewer than 2,000 people live here full-time – an eclectic mix of Mestizo, Maya, Garifuna, Creole, and Mennonites, along with a few hippies and retirees. The main street is a sandy pathway and people get around on foot, by bike or golf cart. Apart from eating some sensational seafood (lobster is a local specialty), the main activity is snorkelling and boating along the nearby Belize Barrier Reef.

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Day 7: Caye Caulker

Explore the Island with a local on a leisurely bike tour with a guide from the G Adventures for Good supported Bike with Purpose project. This afternoon, opt to snorkel or just indulge in some serious R&R.
The barrier reef off Caye Caulker is a true wonder of nature. Optional snorkel trips get you up close and personal with nurse sharks and rays, to name a few of the wondrous resident creatures.

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Day 8: Caye Caulker

Enjoy the day with option to join a full-day sailing and snorkelling trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Belize Barrier Reef or just indulge in some serious R&R. In the evening, enjoy a fun farewell dinner at a popular local restaurant.
The barrier reef off Caye Caulker is a true wonder of nature. Optional snorkel trips get you up close and personal with nurse sharks and rays, to name a few of the wondrous resident creatures.

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Day 9: Caye Caulker

Depart at any time.
Should you wish to have additional post nights in Caye Caulker or Belize City, please ask your sales CEO.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Tortilla-Making Lesson, San Ignacio National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Howler Monkey Experience, San Ignacio G Adventures for Good: San Antonio Women's Cooperative visit with Pottery Class and Local Lunch, San Ignacio G Adventures for Good: Belize Bike with Purpose Tour, Caye Caulker
    • Arrival transfer
    • Lamanai ruins guided tour
    • Tour Xunantunich runins
    • Farewell dinner at a local Caye Caulker restaurant
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (8 nts)
    • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, water taxi, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore the jungle-set Mayan ruins of Lamanai
  • Enjoy a traditional Cayo lunch at a women's cooperative in San Antonio
  • Ride a bike and help support G for Good
  • Chill out and enjoy the tropical island vibe on Caye Caulker