9-Day Trip in Belize: Essentials

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.

per adult from

$2,177

NZD

Duration

9 days

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Transport: private vehicle/mini-couch
    • Accommodation: 7x nights in locally-owned hotels/B&Bs/guest houses; 1x night in eco-logde
    • Meals: 1x Market Food Tour (San Ignacio)
    • Walking tours/orientation walks: 5x (as per itinerary)
    • Guided visits & activities: 8x (as per itinerary)
    • Entry/Admission - Community Baboon Sanctuary
    • Entry/Admission - GariMaya Gift Shop
    • Entry/Admission - Blue Hole National Park
    • Entry/Admission - San Ignacio Market
    • Entry/Admission - Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
    • Entry/Admission - Caye Caulker
    • Entry/Admission - Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
    What's excluded :
    • Flights, airport transfers, insurance, other activities, meals, personal expenses, tips

  • 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 Mayan Ruins, Xunantunich Access Rd, San Jose Succotz, 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.
  • Departure Point :
    Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum, Bermudian Landing Road, Bermudian Landing, Belize
    Traveler pickup is offered
    POST-COVID HEALTH & SAFETYUnderstanding continuously present risks associated with COVID-19 pandemics and willing to keep both travelers & our team healthy, Vibe Adventures introduced internal health & safety guidelines that are enforced on all our tours until such measures are lifted by authorities of each destination and/or pandemic situation gets completely resolved worldwide. Those guidelines are based on official recommendations & protocols from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and among others include the following measures:Education & Training:● regular training & education of the staff (Tour Leaders, drivers, crew) and suppliers (accommodations, restaurants, experience providers, etc.) on the importance of COVID-related health & safety measures;● promotion of the importance of hand hygiene & other COVID-related health & safety measures to travelers through signage, oral instructions, and online materials;● contracting only suppliers that responsibly implement COVID-related health & safety protocols recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and local authorities.Hand Hygiene:● mandatory application of antibacterial gel (70% alcohol) by everyone entering the vehicle that is used for transportation during the tour;● implementing a mandatory hand-hygiene policy that requires regularly scheduled use of hand sanitizer and washing hands with soap by the staff during the tour, especially after touching objects in public areas (e.g. handrails, doors, money, mobile phones, etc.).Masks:● mandatory use of face masks or other protecting items (e.g. scarfs, kerchiefs or bandanas) covering nose, chin & mouth by both travelers & staff in all public areas (especially in confined environments such as public transport, shops, markets, museums, lobbies of hotels etc.);● the use of the mask is not mandatory in private areas (e.g. hotel rooms) and while having meals & drinks.Sanitation:● mandatory daily sanitation of the vehicles used for transportation of travelers by the staff especially of handles, doors, seats, and other frequently-touched surfaces;● use of cleaning and disinfecting products that are approved by local & international health authorities;● regular audit of our suppliers on their cleanliness & sanitation protocols.Physical distancing:● mandatory social distance of at least 1.5 m (~5 feet) by both travelers & staff throughout the tour.Please remember: only mutual assistance & support can put an end to this borderless pandemic 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 & CONDITIONSBy 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.
    Departure Time :
    6:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Caye Caulker, Belize
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Based on official recommendations & protocols from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Vibe Adventures introduced internal health & safety guidelines that are enforced on all our tours until such measures are lifted by authorities of each destination.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

13

Organised by Vibe Adventures

Activity ID: V-137460P10

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