- Explore the Maya ruins of Cahal Pech
- Snorkel, dive, or kayak at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
- Hike to the Che Chem Ha Cave system
- Learn about dazzling blue morpho butterflies
|Day 1||Arrive in Belize City, Transfer to San Ignacio||San Ignacio|
|Day 2||Che Chem Ha Cave & Xunantunich Tours||San Ignacio|
|Day 3||Transfer to Glover's Reef, Paddle, Snorkel & Relax||Middle Caye|
|Day 4||Transfer to Belize City, Zip Line Adventure & Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm||Belize City|
|Day 5||Depart Belize City|
Day 1: Arrive in Belize City, Transfer to San Ignacio
Welcome to Belize City! You'll arrive at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport and a friendly driver will be waiting to greet you. You'll be driven to your hotel in San Ignacio in a private shuttle. San Ignacio is a town on the banks of the Macal River in the Cayo District of western Belize. You'll have time today to unwind, explore, and acclimatize to your new tropical environment.
Day 2: Che Chem Ha Cave & Xunantunich Tours
Today you'll set out for a full day of adventure and culture. Your first stop is in the jungle, where you'll explore the underground archaeological site of the Che Chem Ha cave system. Reach the multi-chambered series of caves after a 30-minute hike through the rainforest. You'll be rewarded for your efforts by a site that's rich with geological formations, Maya artifacts, ancient ceremonial altars, and relics. After looking around, hike farther downhill for lunch, which will be served in a spectacular setting overlooking the Macal River Valley.
After lunch, head to the ancient Maya ruins of Xunantunich by road and then cross the Mopan River by ferry. The ruins are on the banks of the river, and as you explore, you'll be transported back through the centuries to the world of an ancient city with kings, temples, plazas, and the renowned ball courts of the Maya.
Chat with a local specialist who can help organize your trip.
Day 3: Transfer to Glover's Reef, Paddle, Snorkel & Relax
You'll be picked up this morning and taken to the marina to travel by motor boat to Glover's Reef Marine Reserve. Glover's Reef is one of three atolls off the coast of Belize and is a truly spectacular marine environment. Due to its isolation from the mainland, the waters are very clear, and it has a rich reef system that offers the best kayaking, snorkeling, and diving in the Caribbean. In the mornings and evenings here, informative sessions are held by knowledgeable guides on everything from the marine environment to local culture.
Your itinerary at Glover's Reef is kept flexible, so you can choose an activity to suit your vacation style. Activities on offer include sea kayaking, snorkeling the inner and outer walls of the reef, and windsurfing, whether you're a novice or an experienced boarder. If you're a certified diver, you could arrange a dive on the outer walls too. Alternatively, you can always just kick back in a hammock and enjoy your surroundings with a good book and a cold drink. At the end of your day, try your luck in a high-stakes game of hermit crab racing.
Day 4: Transfer to Belize City, Zip Line Adventure & Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm
Consider starting your day with an early swim or participating in a sunrise yoga session before you're picked up by motor boat charter to travel back to Dangriga on the mainland. Then, you'll head to Calico Jack's Village near San Ignacio for an adrenaline-filled zip lining adventure. Here you can test how brave you are while whizzing through the jungle on a series of lines. Don't forget to take the time to stop and look at the flora and fauna while you're here, though, which changes as you ascend to the tree canopies. You'll feel exhilarated at the end of the course.
Day 5: Depart Belize City
Today is the final day of your tour, and you'll transfer from the dock in a water taxi to Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport in Belize City. Enjoy zipping across the water before you board your flight to your onward destination. Until next time!
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