Belize: Essentials

9 day

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Day Trip

Group Tour

OVERVIEW
Join our 9-day tour around Belize to get to know all the travel essentials of this beautiful country. Exotic wildlife, jungle rivers, tropical forests, Mayan ruins, waterfalls, coral reefs, and lots of adventures - all of this is packed in this trip around the top natural & cultural attractions of Belize.

HIGHLIFHTS
Wade through the water to explore this the giant cave system of Actun Tunichil Muknal, Mayan sacred spot where it was believed...
OVERVIEW
Join our 9-day tour around Belize to get to know all the travel essentials of this beautiful country. Exotic wildlife, jungle rivers, tropical forests, Mayan ruins, waterfalls, coral reefs, and lots of adventures - all of this is packed in this trip around the top natural & cultural attractions of Belize.

HIGHLIFHTS
Wade through the water to explore this the giant cave system of Actun Tunichil Muknal, Mayan sacred spot where it was believed gods lived.
Snorkel in crystal-clear waters of Placencia, a charming, low-key fishing village at the southern tip of the same-named peninsula.
Get acquainted with Garifuna culture in Hopkins, a friendly coastal village on Belizean coast.
Do your piece of outdoor adventures in San Ignacio.
Relax, swim and party in Caye Caulker, a  long thin limestone caye famous for its car-free policy, sensational seafood as well as snorkeling and boating along the nearby Belize Barrier Reef.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Belize City - Community Baboon Sanctuary

Stop At: Community Baboon Sanctuary, Bermudian Landing Opposite Soccer field Belize
Arrive in the afternoon at your accommodation at eco-lodge near Community Baboon Sanctuary, just 30 minutes from the airport. Enjoy the peacefulness of surrounding nature before meeting your group and Tour Leader in the evening: welcome meeting, optional dinner & get-together with the rest of the group in a local restaurant.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Eco-lodge near Community Baboon Sanctuary.

Day 2: Community Baboon Sanctuary - Lamanai Ruins - Placencia

Stop At: Community Baboon Sanctuary, Bermudian Landing Opposite Soccer field Belize
In the morning, after a black howler monkey tour in the nearby Community Baboon Sanctuary, go to Placencia - a charming, low-key fishing village at the southern tip of the same-named peninsula: free time, optional dinner & get-together.
Duration: 1 hour

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Itinerary

Day 1: Belize City - Community Baboon Sanctuary

Stop At: Community Baboon Sanctuary, Bermudian Landing Opposite Soccer field Belize
Arrive in the afternoon at your accommodation at eco-lodge near Community Baboon Sanctuary, just 30 minutes from the airport. Enjoy the peacefulness of surrounding nature before meeting your group and Tour Leader in the evening: welcome meeting, optional dinner & get-together with the rest of the group in a local restaurant.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Eco-lodge near Community Baboon Sanctuary.

Day 2: Community Baboon Sanctuary - Lamanai Ruins - Placencia

Stop At: Community Baboon Sanctuary, Bermudian Landing Opposite Soccer field Belize
In the morning, after a black howler monkey tour in the nearby Community Baboon Sanctuary, go to Placencia - a charming, low-key fishing village at the southern tip of the same-named peninsula: free time, optional dinner & get-together.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Placencia Municipal Pier, At the Point, Placencia Belize
Evening orientation walk, optional dinner & get-together in one of local restaurants/bars.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B/guest house in Placencia.

Day 3: Placencia

Stop At: Placencia Municipal Pier, At the Point, Placencia Belize
Free program, so decide whether to chill on the beach, explore the area by yourself or join some of the local tours: snorkeling in Silk Cayes and Turtle Alley, cave tubing in the Inland Blue Hole, open-sea fishing and snorkeling, kayaking expedition at Laughing Bird Caye etc. Optional evening get-together and dinner with a group in Placencia.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B/guest house in Placencia.

Day 4: Placencia - Hopkins

Stop At: GariMaya Gift Shop, Hopkins, Belize
From Placencia, we will move to Hopkins - a friendly coastal village that attracts travelers looking to soak up sea breezes and Garifuna culture. Upon arrival and orientation walk around the town, we will join the Garifuna Drumming Lesson & Performance. Then it's up to you what to do: relax on the beach, do snorkeling in the nearby palmed Tobacco Caye, venture to a nearby wildlife sanctuary, or rent a bike and explore the area. In the evening, opt to join an optional dinner & get-together with a group.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B/guest house in Hopkins.

Day 5: Hopkins - St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park - San Ignacio

Stop At: Marie Sharp's Factory, Hummingbird Highway, Dangriga Belize
In the morning, after checkout from our accommodation in Placencia, join a Spicy Sauce Factory Tour in Dangriga before arriving at St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park. There you will find St. Herman's Cave and the Blue Hole - a perfect place for a refreshing afternoon swim formed by the collapse of an underground limestone cave. In the afternoon we will continue to San Ignacio, a vibrant traveler center that is a great base for exploring Maya ruins and cave systems in the Western part of the country. Evening arrival, accommodation and optional dinner in San Ignacio.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Blue Hole National Park, Hummingbird Highway St.Margaret, Belmopan Belize
Guided visit & free time.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: San Ignacio Market, Savannah Street, San Ignacio Belize
Evening orientation walk, optional dinner & get-together with the rest of the group.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B/guest house in San Ignacio.

Day 6: San Ignacio - Xunantunich - Belize City

Stop At: San Ignacio Market, Savannah Street, San Ignacio Belize
In the morning, follow your Trip Leader for a Market Food Tour & Tortilla-Making Lesson in San Ignacio, then go to visit Xunantunich ruins, before leaving to Belize City in the late afternoon. Evening arrival, accommodation, optional dinner & get-together with a group in Belize City.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: XUNANTUNICH MAYA TEMPLE, Belize
Guided visit & free time.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Old Belize Cultural and Historical Center, Cucumber Beach Marina Mile 5 Western Highway, Belize City Belize
Evening orientation walk, optional dinner & get-together with the group.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B/guest house in Belize City.

Day 7: Belize City - Lamanai Maya Ruins - Caye Caulker

Stop At: Old Belize Cultural and Historical Center, Cucumber Beach Marina Mile 5 Western Highway, Belize City Belize
In the morning join a walking tour to explore Belize City - the historical capital of the nation with its handsome colonial houses and porticos, seaside parks, bustling shopping areas and sailboats that bob at the mouth of Haulover Creek. In the afternoon we will take a water taxi to Caye Caulker - a long thin limestone caye inhabited by less than 2,000 people, famous for its car-free policy, sensational seafood as well as snorkeling and boating along the nearby Belize Barrier Reef. Accommodation, optional dinner & get-together with a group in one of the popular beach restaurants/bars in Caye Caulker.

Transportation: water taxi

Accommodation: conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B/guest house in Caye Caulker

Activities Included: walking tour in Belize City; orientation walk in Caye Caulker
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: North Shore The Estuary, Caye Caulker Belize
Orientation walk, optional dinner & get-together with the group in one of the popular beach restaurants/bars.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Belize
Guided visit & free time.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B/guest house in Caye Caulker.

Day 8: Caye Caulker

Stop At: North Shore The Estuary, Caye Caulker Belize
After a morning bike tour, enjoy the day on the beach or join some of the sailing & snorkeling tours to nearby UNESCO-protected Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Belize Barrier Reef. There you can closely see numerous underwater species such as nurse sharks, rays, groupers, porcupine fish and yellowtail snapper, to name a few. In the evening, join optional farewell dinner with a group at a popular local restaurant.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B/guest house in Caye Caulker.

Day 9: Caye Caulker

Stop At: North Shore The Estuary, Caye Caulker Belize
The last day of the Tour: feel free to leave whenever you want. From Caye Caulker the airport can be reached in about 1,5h: 1h by water taxi to Belize City (departures between 7:30 am and 5:00 pm) and an additional 30 min by taxi.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Walking tours/orientation walks: 5x (as per itinerary)
  • Entry/Admission - Caye Caulker
  • Entry/Admission - Community Baboon Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Hole National Park
  • Accommodation: 7x nights in locally-owned hotels/B&Bs/guest houses; 1x night in eco-logde
  • Entry/Admission - Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - XUNANTUNICH MAYA TEMPLE
  • Meals: 1x Market Food Tour (San Ignacio)
  • Guided visits & activities: 8x (as per itinerary)
  • Entry/Admission - GariMaya Gift Shop
  • Entry/Admission - San Ignacio Market
  • Transport: private vehicle/mini-couch
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
Not Included
  • Flights, airport transfers, insurance, other activities, meals, personal expenses, tips
Departure Point
Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum, Bermudian Landing Road, Bermudian Landing, Belize

Traveler pickup is offered
POST-COVID HEALTH & SAFETY
Dear Traveler, due to still partially present risks connected with COVID-19, until the situation completely resolves worldwide, we would highly appreciate your cooperation in our effort to keep both our customers & employees healthy during all our tours, namely:
- informing tour organizer (us) about any COVID-related symptoms, and if such, refraining from participating in a tour (with a full refund);
- using a face mask or any other protecting item (e.g. a scarf, kerchief or bandana) covering both nose & mouth;
- keeping a social distance of at least 1.5 m (5 feet); when in the vehicle, if the situation allows, taking a backseat and leaving a passenger seat near the driver empty;
- regularly using hand sanitizer (your guide will have one to share) and/or washing your hands with soap, especially after touching objects in public areas (e.g. handrails, doors, currency, mobile phone, etc.).
*Please remember: only mutual assistance & support can put an end to this crisis and help us protect the health of ourselves, our families & colleagues. Thanks in advance for your understanding & cooperation.

BOOKING & CONFIRMATION: You will get a confirmation email once you finish your booking. From this moment your tour is confirmed: just show up agreed time & location (we might contact you for extra info if needed). Please be able to present your booking confirmation or voucher (can be in the electronic version in your phone) to your tour guide upon his/her request.
ACCOMMODATIONS: An exact list of accommodations is sent together with trip notes 2 weeks before the departure date. All accommodations are centrally located, tourist-class, locally-owned properties with private facilities in each room. We can arrange pre- & post-tour accommodations but not earlier than 2 weeks before the departure when we send you final trip notes.
TRANSPORT: The type of vehicle depends on the size of the group and may include car, 7-seater, minivan.
PHYSICAL CONDITION: This tour involves a decent amount of walking. Therefore, travelers should have moderate physical fitness condition.
ACTIVITIES: Participation in all activities is optional - just be sure to be in time for daily departures.
WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU: Comfortable clothes & shoes; swimming suit & slippers; a smaller backpack for daily tours; hat/cap, sunglasses & sunscreen; travel insurance; good mood & curiosity.
NOTES: The price of the tour/person depends on the number of travelers & room option you choose.

TERMS & CONDITIONS
By booking this activity ("Tour") with the tour organizer ("Company"), you ("Customer") accept to:
- comply with all laws & regulations of the country (countries) where the Tour takes place;
- follow the instructions of the Company & its representatives;
- take all measures to procure your own safety on the Tour including, but not limited to, use of safety devices (including seat-belts, harnesses, & helmets), obeying posted signs & oral or written warnings from the Company's representatives regarding health & safety;
- provide information about pre-existing medical conditions that may affect your ability to participate in the Tour or have a negative impact on the experience of others in the Tour;
- have travel insurance covering personal injury & emergency medical expenses valid for the whole duration of the Tour;
- waive responsibility of the Company & its representatives for any personal health & property damage that may occur during the Tour;
- allow the Company to use any media content created by its representatives during the Tour for marketing-related purposes.

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Return Details
Caye Caulker, Belize
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.