Follow in the footsteps of Mayan warriors to lost cities cloaked in jungle mists. This adventure offers an intriguing mix of ruins, beaches, wildlife and the rich cultures of Belize and Guatemala. It’s a perfect blend of activity and relaxation—canoe deep in the jungle and snorkel crystal-clear turquoise-blue waters before easing into the laidback Belizean lifestyle while sipping on a rum cocktail.
Travel Best Bets Package Includes:
- Return airfare from Canada
- 14 night guided adventure tour
- 12 nights hotel/bungalows
- 2 night camping during Jungle canoe trip
- 8 meals included (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinner listed below)
- Highlights: Tikal guided tour, 3-day Jungle canoe trip, full day Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Belize Barrier Reef snorkelling trip, Caye Caulker stay, bike tour of Caye Caulker
- Transportation between destinations and to/from included activities. Transfered by Public bus, private van, canoe, water taxi, walking
- Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
- Local guides throughout
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.
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Per person based on shared accommodation
My own room add $1029 (except on nts 6-7 during camping, nts 9-10 in Hopkins & nts 11-14 in Caye Caulker )
8 Meals included (Allow USD350-455 for purchasing additional meals in destination)
Day 1 Belize City
Arrive in Belize city and be transfered to the hotel
Hotel: Coningsby Inn or similar
Day 2 Belize City – Flores
Cross the border into Guatemala and continue on to Flores.
Hotel: Hotel Peten or similar
Days 3 Flores
Enjoy a guided tour of the Tikal archaeological site. Return to Flores and opt to swim in Lake Petén Itzá or hire a boat for a relaxing day.
Days 4 Flores
Enjoy a full free day exploring Flores and surrounds.
Days 5 Flores – San Ignacio
Cross back into Belize and opt to visit the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich $5USD or the Mayan cave $75USD, Actun Tunichil Muknal $90USD.
Hotel: Midas Resort or similar
Day 6 San Ignacio
Enjoy a free day to visit sacred Mayan caves of Actun Tunichil Muknal $90USD or Crystal Cave $75USD. Opt to check out Barton Creek Cave $50USD, Mountain Pine Ridge, and Caracol, or check out the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.
Day 7-8 San Ignacio
Enjoy a 3-day guided canoe trip on the Old Belize River. Spend days spotting wildlife and nights sleeping in tents along the river banks.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 San Ignacio
Head back to town after the canoe trip with free time in San Ignacio.
Hotel: Midas Resort or similar
Day 10 San Ignacio – Hopkins
Travel to Hopkins and visit a part of Belize that has not yet hit the well-trodden tourist trail.
Hotel: All Seasons Guesthouse
Days 11 Hopkins
Opt to visit nearby palmed Tobacco Caye $65-$140USD and do some snorkelling, take in a Garifuna drumming show $30USD and lesson, or explore the area by bicycle.
Day 12 Hopkins – Caye Caulker
Travel day to beautiful Caye Caulker. Later, explore Caye Caulker on a bike tour.
Hotel: Hotel Paraside Too or similar
Day 13 Caye Caulker
Enjoy a full-day sailing and snorkelling trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and two other sites on the Belize Barrier Reef.
Day 14 Caye Caulker
With free time, opt to go for a dive in Blue Hole National Park, take a flight over the Blue Hole and coral reef, or just chill out, Belizean style
Day 15 Caye Caulker – Canada
Take the Ferry ($) back to Belize City and taxi to the airport to meet up with your flight (approx 1 hr ferry ride and 30min taxi to airport)
Airport tax – USD39
Departure fee when leaving Belize by land – BZ 40 or USD 20
1. For the 2 nights of camping by Belize River, no bathroom facilities are provided. The guides will brief you on environmentally safe
practices in this regard.
2. For any post tour accommodation you have the option of booking at either Caye Caulker or Belize City.
3. Please note that this trip finishes in Caye Caulker, which is located one hour by water taxi from Belize city. There are frequent
departures between 7:30am and 5pm.
4. Special requirements for this trip:
– Sleeping bag (light), thermarest/sleeping mat (the canoeing operator provides these, be aware that the quality may vary).
– Snorkel gear provided as part of snorkel trip. (May wish to bring your own)
– Waterproof bags for gear while canoeing (recommended to bring one dry bag for items such as camera and perhaps for a dry t-shirt
or jacket and a second dry bag for your sleeping bag, a few changes of clothes, and toiletries)
Please note that that there will be some camping gear in the canoes with you. It is important to pack light with only what you need for
the three days. Extra luggage not required for the canoeing portion of the tour may also be safely stored at the hotel in San Ignacio
until your return.
Please note that hotels vary greatly throughout Central America and even within Belize depending on the location. We do our best to pick comfortable accommodations, but in remote places, options can be limited. It also is important to remember that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Belize (even in upgraded hotels). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.
It is customary in Latin America to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected – though not compulsory – component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $5-10 USD per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture.
Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $20-25 USD per person, per week can be used.
Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Latin America. Check with your bank. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of US dollars cash and cards with travellers cheques as backup is best. Always take more rather than less, as you don’t want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds.
CURRENCY EXCHANGE TIP: Please be advised that slightly torn notes, notes that have been heavily marked or are faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than 100USD (or equivalent).
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