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BELIZE EXPLORER

10 Days, Belize City to Caye Caulker
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IS THIS Comfort TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Prefer meaningful small group travel with a little more polish and extra frills
    • Are eager to get off the tourist trail and connect with local people
    • Are excited by the prospect of handpicked hotels and guesthouses
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 09 Nights accommodation with breakfast (Comfort hotels (9 nts)).
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private van/minibus, ferry, walking.)
  • Arrival transfer.
  • Lamanai ruins guided tour.
  • Visit to the Belize Zoo.
  • Visit to a hot sauce factory.
  • Drumming demonstration and lesson.
  • Farewell dinner at a local Caye Caulker restaurant.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD335-435 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Belize City/Burrell Boom
Day 2 Burrell Boom
Day 3 Burrell Boom/San Ignacio
Day 4 San Ignacio
Day 5 San Ignacio
Day 6 San Ignacio/Hopkins
Day 7 Hopkins/Caye Caulker
Day 8 Caye Caulker
Day 9 Caye Caulker
Day 10 Depart Caye Caulker
Departures
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Burrell Boom Village
  • San Ignacio
  • Hopkins
  • Caye Caulker
  • Burrell Boom Village to Caye Caulker Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Belize City/Burrell Boom

    Arrive at any time in Belize city and transfer to the hotel just outside the city in Burrell Boom Village.

    Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to arrive at any time to the Belize City airport where you will be met and transferred to our hotel near Burrell Boom Village, which is approx. 30 minutes from the airport.

    Arrival Airport Transfer
    Belize International Airport - Burrell Boom 30m-45m

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel to start your adventure.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Burrell Boom

    Enjoy a full day excursion to the Lamanai Ruins, a renowned Mayan ceremonial site consisting of over 800 structures surrounded by lush jungle. Return to our jungle lodge to relax at the patio bar and pool, visit the spa, or walk the grounds enjoying the local wildlife.

    Lamanai Ruins Guided Tour
    Lamanai
    Lamanai is located on the shore of the New River Lagoon and is one of the largest Mayan ceremonial site within the region. Lamanai translates as "submerged crocodile" in ancient Mayan, and the site was occupied as early as 1500 BC. The onsite museum has interesting artifacts on display covering over 2,000 years of Mayan History. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Burrell Boom/San Ignacio

    Drive to San Ignacio and stop at the Belize Zoo along the way before settling in at the rainforest hotel.

    The town of San Ignacio is situated on the banks of the Macal River. It is a perfect location to visit the surrounding countryside. All activities here are optional, so the choice is yours: explore the Mayan cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal, containing relics dating back 1400 years, visit the butterfly gardens, or go tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region.

    Private Vehicle
    Burrell Boom - San Ignacio 3h-4h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Belize Zoo Visit
    Ladyville
    Stop at this small zoo outside of the city of Belize to admire some of the animals that call the 29 acres here home. Visit the jaguars, tapirs, margays, and some of the many colourful birds that have been saved by this zoo since it opened it's doors in 1983.

    Free Time
    San Ignacio Afternoon
    Settle in and get your bearings and decide what activities you would like to do over the next few days. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 San Ignacio

    Enjoy 2 free days to visit the sites of the surrounding countryside with options including: full day excursion to Guatemala to visit Tikal, explore the Mayan cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal or ruins of Xunantunich, visit the butterfly gardens or go tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region.

    Free Time
    San Ignacio Full Day
    Relax in the jungle or choose from the many optional activities in the area.

    Optional Activities
    Tikal Ruins Guided Tour

    Tikal 3h-4h
    Put on your walking shoes and prepare for a tiring but memorable day walking through history at the impressive site of Tikal. The Mayan site is set in the heart of the jungle, in Tikal National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Along with our bilingual guide, see some of the temples, plazas, carved stone monuments and public squares, more than 3,000 buildings in all, dating from 600 BC to 900 AD. Climb to the top of Temple IV, catch your breath, take photos and then sit and contemplate the magnificence of the site and the tropical rainforest beyond. Look for monkeys, anteaters, armadillos and deer, as well as macaws and eagles, snakes and spiders. Poke a stick in one of the holes you see in the grass and watch a tarantula grab hold. Cool!

    Day Trip to Xunantunich
    Xunantunich 2h-4h
    5USD per person

    Hike to the top of this impressive 9th century Maya centre, set high on a natural limestone ridge, and admire the view of the Mopan River, Cayo District and neighbouring Guatemalan countryside. The tallest temple, El Castillo, is partially excavated and explored and there's a unique stucco frieze on the east side of the structure. Discover why Xunantunich is Belize's most visited Mayan site with intricately carved stellae, 25 temples and well-preserved palaces.

    Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Visit
    Actun Tunichil Muknal 6h-8h
    90USD per person

    The Actun Tunichil Muknal cave has only been open to the public since 1998. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see up to 1400 artifacts, including pottery, tools and vessels used by the Maya from 1-1000 AD. Hike 45 min to the cave entrance, wade/swim through deep pools, past calcite formations, to explore this damp, dark place of ritual and sacrifice. With a helmet and headlamp, see the skeleton of the "Crystal Maiden", a young girl whose bones have calcified over the past 1,100 years, making them appear to sparkle. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 San Ignacio

    Enjoy 2 free days to visit the sites of the surrounding countryside with options including: full day excursion to Guatemala to visit Tikal, explore the Mayan cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal or ruins of Xunantunich, visit the butterfly gardens or go tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region.

    Free Time
    San Ignacio Full Day
    Relax in the jungle or choose from the many optional activities in the area.

    Optional Activities
    Tikal Ruins Guided Tour

    Tikal 3h-4h
    Put on your walking shoes and prepare for a tiring but memorable day walking through history at the impressive site of Tikal. The Mayan site is set in the heart of the jungle, in Tikal National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Along with our bilingual guide, see some of the temples, plazas, carved stone monuments and public squares, more than 3,000 buildings in all, dating from 600 BC to 900 AD. Climb to the top of Temple IV, catch your breath, take photos and then sit and contemplate the magnificence of the site and the tropical rainforest beyond. Look for monkeys, anteaters, armadillos and deer, as well as macaws and eagles, snakes and spiders. Poke a stick in one of the holes you see in the grass and watch a tarantula grab hold. Cool!

    Day Trip to Xunantunich
    Xunantunich 2h-4h
    5USD per person

    Hike to the top of this impressive 9th century Maya centre, set high on a natural limestone ridge, and admire the view of the Mopan River, Cayo District and neighbouring Guatemalan countryside. The tallest temple, El Castillo, is partially excavated and explored and there's a unique stucco frieze on the east side of the structure. Discover why Xunantunich is Belize's most visited Mayan site with intricately carved stellae, 25 temples and well-preserved palaces.

    Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Visit
    Actun Tunichil Muknal 6h-8h
    90USD per person

    The Actun Tunichil Muknal cave has only been open to the public since 1998. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see up to 1400 artifacts, including pottery, tools and vessels used by the Maya from 1-1000 AD. Hike 45 min to the cave entrance, wade/swim through deep pools, past calcite formations, to explore this damp, dark place of ritual and sacrifice. With a helmet and headlamp, see the skeleton of the "Crystal Maiden", a young girl whose bones have calcified over the past 1,100 years, making them appear to sparkle. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 San Ignacio/Hopkins

    Travel to Hopkins on the coast and enjoy a visit to Marie Sharp's Hot Sauce Factory en route. Explore the fascinating Garifuna culture, take a drumming lesson, and enjoy a demonstration by these amazing artists.

    This is your chance to visit a part of Belize that has not yet hit the well-trodden tourist trail. Opt to rent a bike to explore the area or enjoy talking to the locals in what some call the friendliest village in Belize.

    In the evenings, you might be lucky enough to search out some Garifuna drumming somewhere out and about in town.

    Private Vehicle
    San Ignacio - Hopkins 6h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Marie Sharp's Hot Sauce Factory Visit
    Dangriga
    Marie Sharp's Hot Sauce is an institution in Belize and one of the most loved spicy condiments in Central America. Visit the factory where this spicy delight is made and indulge in a tasting. Watch out, it's hot!

    Garifuna Drumming Lesson
    Hopkins
    Experience local Garifuna drummers as they play different drumming styles and participate. Get into the groove and create some beats yourself during a lesson from local Garifuna drumming school.

    Optional Activities
    Biking

    Hopkins
    Hop on a bike and explore the area. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Hopkins/Caye Caulker

    Catch the ferry to Caye Caulker, a true tropical paradise.

    Private Vehicle
    Hopkins - Belize City 4h-5h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Ferry
    Belize City - Caye Caulker 1h
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Caye Caulker

    Enjoy 2 free days with options to join a full-day sailing and snorkelling trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Belize Barrier Reef, take a manatee tour, enjoy sunset sailing, or just indulge in some serious R&R.

    The barrier reef off Caye Caulker is a true wonder of nature. Optional snorkel trips get you up close and personal with nurse sharks and rays, to name a few of the wondrous resident creatures.

    Free Time
    Caye Caulker Full Day
    Options abound or choose just to kick back and relax in true Caye Caulker style.

    Optional Activities
    Hol Chan Snorkel Tour

    Caye Caulker5h-6h
     70USD per person

    Slather on the sunscreen and set out on a snorkel adventure of a lifetime. Stop at the coral gardens, shark and ray alley, and the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Snorkel three different spots along the Belize reef in this protected channel. See hundreds of varieties of tropical fish in this natural aquarium including angelfish, nurse sharks, stingrays and green moray eels. Be sure to check out the Coral Gardens to see a rainbow of colours - red, purple, pink and green - and depending on the season, float past manatees while you marvel at nature's underwater artistry.

    Sunset Sailing Boat Tour
    Caye Caulker
     35USD per person

    Set sail just before sunset. Relax with reggae music and rum punch, snack on shrimp ceviche and snap a few photos as you sail around the island as the sun sets to the west of Caye Caulker.

    Hol Chan Marine Reserve Visit
    6h-6h 30m
    Enjoy a full-day snorkelling trip that visits three different spots to snorkel, including the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Depart late morning, enjoy lunch in between snorkels, and cruise back to Caye Caulker just before sunset with a complementary glass of rum punch in your hand.

    Swallow Caye Manatee Tour
    Caye Caulker 2h-3h
    80USD per person

    Embark on a boat tour to spot manatees in their natural habitat at Swallow Caye. These animals are gentle giants but, sadly, are one of the most endangered marine mammals on the planet. Bring your camera and get ready for great photos when they come up next to the boat to visit! (Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Caye Caulker

    Enjoy the day at your leisure. In the evening, enjoy a fun farewell dinner at a popular local restaurant.

    Free Time
    Caye Caulker
    Enjoy the chill Island vibe. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 10 Depart Caye Caulker

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD335-435 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. POST-ACCOMMODATION
    For any post tour accommodation you have the option of booking at either Caye Caulker or Belize City.


  10. DEPARTURE DETAILS
    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.



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