Precious Journeys Belize

Belize is the ideal spot for a getaway, a romantic honeymoon or a family adventure.

Country Information

Belize

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(Countries Visited)

Belize


(Interest Type(s))

Sustainable Travel

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Adventure Travel

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Family Travel


(Tour Length)

8 Days


Tour Highlights

Starting at: $2,868
  • Discover the many natural attractions of the San Ignacio area, from canoeing through caves to horseback riding amid ancient Mayan ruins
  • Travel into the jungle heart of Belize to go adventuring in a cave system in the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve in the company of a prominent archaeologist who has personally excavated Belize’s major archaeological finds
  • Snorkel, dive or fish Belize’s famed coral reef, a 190-mile long section of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System
  • Hike to the top of Antelope Falls for a swim in its refreshing pools, followed by rappelling to the  base
  • At Hopkins, relax at your resort, swim, kayak or opt to bicycle into the small fishing village, home to the Garifuna culture

 

Day 1:  Arrive Belize City, Belize
Welcome to warm and welcoming Belize City.  Enjoy a private ground transfer to your tropical resort.  Ka’ana Boutiqe Resort & Spa – Casita (D)

Day 2:  San Ignacio – Actun Tunichil Muknal - Barton Creek Cave Canoeing
You arrive at Barton Creek Cave after an enjoyable drive across rivers, jungle trails, past orange orchards and through the Mennonite Community of Barton Creek.  Hidden within this small community are the remnants of an ancient Maya civilization silently waiting to be explored in the cool, dark watery underground caverns of Barton Creek Cave.  This was a center for ritualistic activities including human sacrifices, fertility rites and bloodletting.  Stretching nearly two miles underground, this ancient wonder can be explored only by canoe.  Drift along in the silence and marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites, some 15/50 feet in length.  Telltale remnants of the human history remain in piece of Mayan artifacts.  Ka’ana Boutique Resort & Spa – Casita (B,L,D)

Day 3:  San Ignacio – Horseback Riding to Xunantunich
Savor the delight of discovering the Mayan city of Xunantunich on horseback. Ride along the Mopan River and cross the last hand-cranked ferry in the region.  Explore the ruins, including El Castillo, the tallest temple there with extraordinary views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.  Ka’ana Boutique Resort & Spa – Casita (B,L,D)

Day 4:  San Ignacio – Actun Tunichil Muknal
Discover the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave in the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve with a prominent archaeologist who has personally excavated Belize’s major finds. Hike through the jungle, swim into the cave, and crawl through the tunnels of one of the most preserved and protected Mayan sites in the world. Become immersed in the history and the ceremony of a significant period of Mayan civilization.  Ka’ana Boutique Resort & Spa – Casita (B,L,D)

Day 5: Hopkins
Set out on a two-hour drive south to Hopkins along the scenic, meandering Hummingbird Highway.  You arrive at Hopkins Bay, a luxury Belize beach resort ideally situated on the Caribbean Sea near the Garifuna village of Hopkins in the Stann Creek District.  The private beach resort offers the ultimate luxury beachfront accommodations in a lush tropical paradise.  Offshore is the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, which offers unparalleled opportunities for enjoying some of the best scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing in the world.  During the week of the full moon in April, May and June, thousands of whale sharks migrate through the area at Gladden Spit, swimming through massive schools of snapper – a spectacular event to witness.  Hopkins Bay Resort – 1 Bedroom Loft (B)

Day 6: Hopkins -Antelope Falls Rappelling
Start your morning with an invigorating hike to the top of Antelope Falls for a swim in its refreshing pools.  From the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking view and see all the way to the Caribbean Sea!  You’ll hike down – partially – before you begin rappelling for 300 to 500 feet to the base. Enjoy a delicious traditional Belizean meal before zipping for a mile and a half on the longest zip line in Belize.  Hopkins Bay Resort – 1 Bedroom Loft (B)

Day 7:  Hopkins
This day will be free to relax by the pool, bicycle into the village or take advantage of the resorts complimentary kayaks.  The small fishing village is home to the Garifuna culture, descended black Caribs of Africa and later the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean.  The residents in Hopkins Belize still speak the Garifuna language, and maintain their traditional music and cuisine.  Some of the women work in a cooperative preparing and selling baked goods, and they share their stories with visitors.   Hopkins Bay Resort – 1 Bedroom Loft (B)

Day 8: Hopkins / Belize City / Depart
You will check out and travel by road to Dangriga Airstrip for a 15-minute flight to Belize International Airport and you onward connections. (B)

 

Departure Dates: Valid until November 15, 2013

Land price, per person, double occupancy:  Starting from $2868 plus tax

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