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Belize Active Adventure

Belize, Central America

Contact provider for price 9 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Horizon And Company 12 people max
  • International airport near belize city, belize
  • Active & Adventure trips
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to the Cayo District of Belize. The next 3 days are action packed with adventure, culture and history. From the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich to tubing through caves to zipping through the forest, after a few days here you are ready for beach time! Travel to Ambergris Caye by land transfer and flight. Here you can relax and enjoy; snorkel, visit the spa or set out to hike and explore, the choice is yours. At the end of the trip return to Belize City by air for your departure flight onwards.

Locations visited/nearby

Belize, Central America

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3 testimonials about the provider, Horizon And Company:

  • Reviewer: located in Ottawa
    "This tour was a "voyage of discovery". We very much appreciated having contact with the local people and their culture. It was refreshing not to be 'cocooned' as tourists."
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Agincourt
    "It is not possible to find the words to thank you for your help and sincere caring on our fabulous trip to wonderful Labrador! To mention a few treats and surprises – the gifts of tea, syrup and spread – Horizon is excelling itself."
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Barrie
    "My wife and I would like to add an extra 'thank you' to all of your staff, and especially to the tour escort, for the superior quality of our recent Newfoundland and Labrador holiday. Horizon has gained our loyalty as the best escorted holiday company, and I have conveyed this belief to our travel agent."
    5

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 1: Belize City - Cayo District

Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative who will help you locating your vehicle.

Transfer to the Cayo District by private vehicle.

Be sure to pre-book your local excursions through us to ensure you make the most out of your time in Belize. Optional activities include: Xunantunich & Cahal Pech Maya Ruins Tour, Crooked Tree Reserve and Baboon Sanctuary, Caracol and Rio Frio, Cave Tubing and Zip Line Adventure, Barton Creek Cave and Butterfly Farm).
Accommodation: Chaa Creek

Chaa Creek is situated on a large expanse of land in Belize's Mayan Rainforest, near the Macal River. The 23 cottages and rooms are individually themed, with each built according to the needs of different groups and couples. Some suites come with garden views, others with Jacuzzis. All promise tranquil, refreshing surroundings. Enjoy the lodge's produce, direct from their on-site Maya farm. Feast on Caribbean, Mexican and Belizean spices and savories. Later, walk the forest trails or go on a hike and discover the rainforest. The lodge's spa is also a point of interest for those who need a little pampering.

Day 2: Cayo District

Enjoy breakfast (included in tour cost).

Take a tour of the famous sites of Xuanantunich, situated on the banks of the Mopan River. Xunantunich means " Stone Woman " in Mayan. Xunantunich was a thriving city near the end of the Classical Period ( 300-900 A.D.) with large plazas ringed and pyramids. The centre of the site is composed of six major plazas surrounded by more than 25 temples and palaces. After lunch continue to the site at Cahal Pech "Place of the Ticks ", just outside the town of San Ignacio. This site center sits on the crest of a steep hill on the west bank of the Macal River and the central acropolis, approximately 900 feet above sea level. It provides a commanding view of the Maya Mountains to the south and the fertile valley of the Belize River to the northeast. This center includes pyramid temples, palaces, and a ball court as well as five stelae and an altar. The site shows a gradual architectural growth and indicates occupation likely running through the entire Classical Period. Tour includes entrance fees and lunch.
Accommodation: Chaa Creek

Day 3: Cayo District

Enjoy breakfast (included in tour cost).

Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing and Zip Line. Begin a short jungle hike upriver. At the "put in point" you begin your scenic and tranquil journey down the river floating on inner tubes and enjoying the views of the surrounding rainforest. Observe cave formations as you travel down the river. In the afternoon you will take part in an exhilarating zip line adventure where you can get a bird's eye view of the lush vegetation and tropical wildlife in the area.

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).
Accommodation: Chaa Creek

Day 4: Cayo District

Enjoy breakfast (included in tour cost).

Your tour will begin when you are picked up in your private vehicle by your personal guide and driver. You will transfer to Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve which is a 106,000 acre protected national park. In the 1950's, 60's and 70's, many Belizeans were employed as timber cutters in this area and on the tour you will see that history. Later you will visit Chiquibul Forest Reserve. About a 1 hour drive from Pine Ridge you will arrive at the beautiful Maya site of Caracol (which means the Snail), named by archaeologists because they found numerous snails on site. The original name is Oxwitza which means the sky place. Caracol is the largest archaeological site in Belize, covering 30 square miles in thick, high canopy jungle, and includes five plazas, an astronomic observatory and over 35,000 buildings that have been identified. Among them is a massive pyramid (Caana) capped by three temples and rises over 140ft above the jungle floor. When the tour is complete you will return to your hotel. Tour includes a private guided tour of the site with entrances and picnic lunch. You can choose to stop and explore the Rio-on Pools and Rio Frio Caves before returning to your hotel if they wish.

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).
Accommodation: Chaa Creek

Day 5: Cayo District - Belize City - Ambergris Caye

Enjoy breakfast (included in tour cost).

Be sure to pre-book your local excursions through us to ensure you make the most out of your time in Belize. Optional activities include: Xunantunich & Cahal Pech Maya Ruins Tour, Crooked Tree Reserve and Baboon Sanctuary, Caracol and Rio Frio, Cave Tubing and Zip Line Adventure, Barton Creek Cave and Butterfly Farm).

A direct flight from Belize City International airport will take you to San Pedro, Amergris Caye.

Transfer from Cayo District to Belize City by private vehicle.

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).

Airport transfer with private vehicle, and driver.
Accommodation: Xanadu Island Resort

Surrounded with rich tropics and palm trees, the Xanadu Resort is seated along the Caribbean waters, near the town of San Pedro and the Barrier Reef. The 19 luxury suites offer complete kitchen facilities and all the luxuries of home, including air conditioning and the pleasure of a deck looking out on the region. One may cook from the comfort of their own kitchen, whipping up the local ingredients according to taste. There are also a number of restaurants in the area, and one may try any of them to get an idea of Caribbean culinary skills. Relax by the swimming pool, do some bird watching, or make a trip to the reef. Otherwise, tour the area on bicycle.

Day 6: Ambergris Caye

Hol Chan means Little Channel in Mayan and is a natural break on the barrier reef where ocean depth ranges from 3 to 30 feet. Here guests will enjoy seeing the breath taking myriad of marine life and huge coral garden, among which are flourishing stag horn corals and sea fans. Shark Ray Alley is a shallow water snorkel where guests will enjoy swimming with harmless nurse sharks and southern stingrays - this trip is a famous snorkel trip and a "must do" for Belize. Note: This is a shared tour, not private. Park fee of $10 per person not included.

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).
Accommodation: Xanadu Island Resort

Day 7: Ambergris Caye

Enjoy some leisure time on the tranquil shores of Ambergris Caye. Optional activities are available at your resort (scuba diving, watersports, snorkelling, kayaking).

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).
Accommodation: Xanadu Island Resort

Day 8: Ambergris Caye

Enjoy some leisure time on the tranquil shores of Ambergris Caye. Optional activities are available at your resort (scuba diving, watersports, snorkelling, kayaking).

Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price).
Accommodation: Xanadu Island Resort

Day 9: Ambergris Caye

Enjoy a direct flight from Pan Pedro, Ambergris Caye to the Belize City International Airport.

Airport transfer with private vehicle, and driver.

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