Discovering the must-sees

Discovering the Must-Sees Circuit

 

A circuit focused on discovering the must-see sites in Belize where nature rules over everything, alternating between observation of rich wildlife and plantlife and visit of spectacular Mayan ruins buried in thick forests, and to relax, going to white beaches near the barrier reef.

  12 Days / 11 Nights

From : 2818 € /pers (off flight)

 The Must-See Cicruit program

  • Day 1 : Belize City – Burrell Boom
  • Day 2 : Lamanai
  • Day 3 : San Ignacio
  • Day 4 : San Ignacio
  • Day 5 : San Ignacio
  • Day 6 : San Ignacio
  • Day 7 : San Ignacio – Ambergris Caye
  • Day 8 : Ambergris Caye
  • Day 9 : Ambergris Caye
  • Day 10 : Ambergris Caye – Caye Caulker
  • Day 11 : Ambergris Caye
  • Day 12 : Belize City

You will like it  / Strong Points

  • Visit to the ruins
  • Authentic Mayan Experience
  • Jungle boat cruise
  • Caves and natural pools
  • Excursion to the Coral Reef
  • Excursion to the Great Blue Hole
  • Charming accommodations

 

  • Day 1 : Immediate boarding for Burrell Boom

When you arrive at Belize City International airport, you will be welcomed by someone from the BELIZEAN TRAVEL team who will give you your guide book. A driver will be waiting for you to drive you to the Lodge.

You will travel 17 km to reach your resort along the Belize river in Burrell Boom where you will be surprised by local nature.

Meal included : dinner
Distance : 17 km / Travel Time : 20mn
Accommodation Overnight in hotel

 

  • Day 2 : Observation of the howler monkeys & visit of the ruins of Lamanai 

After breakfast, you will explore the jungle and listen to the howler monkeys. With your local guide, you will approach those animals as closely as possible. Don’t forget to bring your camera.

Lunch break, then your exploration of the archaeological site of Lamanai will resume. You will learn everything about temples and pyramids. It is surrounded by extraordinary nature. We will complete our exploration with a visit of a sugar mill from the 19th century and the discovery of two Catholic churches of the 16th century.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Lamanai site visit included, pick up from hotel
Distance : 110 km / Travel time : 2h00
Accommodation Overnight at the hotel

 

  • Day 3 : Visit of the Mayan sites & Mayan experience

After your breakfast, the driver will lead you on the tracks of the Maya in the heart of the jungle. This region offers many vestiges and preserved temples. It is also nature activities: excursions to impressive caves, hiking, wildlife observation (howler monkeys, bird watching).

In the afternoon, the guide will pick you up at your resort to explore the majestic archaeological site of Xunantunich, where from the top of its pyramid you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the jungle.

On the way back, we will invite you to a unique experience; we will meet a peculiar human being that will invite us in the place he lives in. We will learn to know Jorge who could be described as a wise man among wise men; his knowledge of Mayan history, its astronomy and his passion for crafting will make you forget about the struggles of modern life. We will share this serene moment with him by watching the sun set on the nearby hills.

You will take part in the end-of-day activities and discover his work.

This escapade brought to you by BELIZEAN TRAVEL respects our motto which is being always closer to and more respectful of our Belizean hosts.

Meals included: breakfast
Free lunch, dinner
Xumantunich tour & Mayan Experience included, pick up from hotel
Distance from Burrell Boom to San Ignacio : 116 km / Time : 2h00
Distance activity : 11 km / Time : 35 mn
Lodging Overnight at the hotel

 

  • Day 4 : Day trip to the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) caves

After your breakfast, you will leave for the day to the ATM site (Actun Tunichil Muknal). You will have to cross three rivers before you reach the caves. Then you will swim, climb and hike to reach the depths of the underground world, known as Xibalba to the Mayas. This several kilometers-long cave harbors offerings in the shape of potteries and human remains sacrificed to the rain God Chaac in the 9th century. Beware, being in good physical condition is absolutely necessary for this visit. Return around 3 to 4 PM, free time.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Free Dinner
Activity included *requires good physical condition, pick up from hotel
Distance : 30 km / Travel time : 50mn
Accommodation Overnight at the hotel

  • Day 5 : Excursion in the Mountain Pine Ridge natural reserve

After breakfast, you will leave for the Mountain Pine Ridge reserve, with its many waterfalls and natural pools. You will visit the biggest Mayan site in Belize. This immense Mayan city derives its name from the presence of a great number of snail shells on site.  To see absolutely : the Caana pyramid, or “sky palace”, the biggest in the complex. Note: the roads to Caracol can be muddy and hard to drive on during the rainy season.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Free Dinner
Activity included, pick up from hotel
Distance : 87 km / Travel time : 2h40
Accommodation Overnight at the hotel

  • Day 6 : Cruise day in the middle of the jungle

After breakfast, you will leave on board a boat for the majestic Mayan mountains, hidden behind the vast green stretch of trees and rare birds, beyond the call that is the laugh of howler monkeys, you will visit an invisible world…

You will swim in several different bodies of water.  The bold ones will have the opportunity to climb the famous Sandpaper Waterfall.

A complete barbecue lunch will be served on the deck of the boat while you sail along the river in the middle of the jungle and you will picnic on a sandy beach with a view of the waterfalls !

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Free Dinner
Activity included, pick up from the hotel
Distance : 30km / Travel time : 1h15
Accomodation Overnight at the hotel

 

  • Day 7 : Heading to the islands

After your breakfast, you will leave for Belize City (2 hours by the road). You will embark in a watertaxi for Ambergris Caye (‘La Isla Bonita’).

During your trip by boat, you will perhaps be lucky enough to see dolphins and turtles.

Meals included: breakfast
Free Lunch and dinner
Road and sea transfers included
Distance from San Ignacio to Belize City : 116 km / Travel time by car : 2h
Distance Belize city to San Pedro : 57km / Travel time by boat : 1h30
Accommodation Overnight at the hotel

  • Day 8 : Excursion on the barrier reef : Hol Chan reserve & Shark Ray Alley

In the morning, you will go have a closer look at the barrier reef during a diving session with flippers, mask and snorkel to swim in the middle of a magnificent barrier reef among the turtles, parrot fish and nurse sharks. Located 6 km south of the shores of Ambergris Caye. The most popular area is called Hol Chan or “small channel” in Mayan – a “cut” 10 meters deep in the reef where all sorts of marine life are now gathered in one area, which makes it a giant aquarium. The second most popular area in the reserve is Shark Ray Alley, a less deep area where nurse sharks and pelagic stingrays.

You will have free time in the afternoon to roam the few shopping streets and the market in the city center,or enjoy the quietness of the Resort and the sun near the pool.

At night time, we suggest you taste authentic and traditional Belizean cuisine made out of fresh produce in a casual and welcoming environment. This restaurant is one of the best in the city due to its traditional culinary specialties and its quality service.

Meals included : breakfast, typical Belizean dinner
Free Lunch
Activity included, half day
* Optional : Car rental
Distance : 6,5 km / Travel time : 20mn
Accommodation Overnight at the hotel

  • Day 9 : Excursion to the Great Blue Hole

The Must : you must do it absolutely!
After breakfast, you will embark on the diving boat for a trip to the Lighthouse Reef where you will dive in the Great Blue Hole, at Half Moon Wall and the Aquarium.  You will have a lunch break at Half Moon Caye to take in this unusual spectacle and take many photos. 

Or

You have chosen the aerial option. You will fly over the island, the coral reef and its multiple azure blue shades, strings of virgin islands, stretches of reefs before reaching the highlight of this flight: The Great Blue Hole! Exceptional underwater world! It is sometimes possible, even from the plane (which does not fly very high) to observe: sharks, manatees, manta rays and dolphins from the air!

Meals included : breakfast, lunch-*(if boat option)
Free dinner
Activity included
Distance: 80 km / Travel time by boat: 2h30 / Flight time: 1h15
Accommodation Overnight at the hotel

  • Day 10 : Day at Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker is small in size but great when it comes to landscapes. It has the atmosphere of Jamaica in the middle of colorful lodgings, with island music. It is your program for the day

After crossing the water on board a water taxi, you will step in another world. No cars but golf carts, beaches littered with palm trees, hammocks gently swinging to the breeze, outdoor restaurant where the atmosphere is as rich as the cuisine offered there : everything here is synonymous with GO SLOW, the island’s motto.

Meals included: breakfast
Free lunch and dinner
Transfer by boat : Round trip
Distance: 22km / Travel time: 25mn
Accommodation Overnight at the hotel

 

  • Day 11 : Journey on the Beach to Secret Beach

Then, you can go to the northern part of the island with a golf cart to relax on Secret Beach.

The most “famous” of all secret beaches.

A perfect paradise to relax in; Secret Beach offers a peaceful haven where you will be able to enjoy a quiet day far away from the crowd.

Crystal blue waters and a fine sand beach are on the menu today.

There, you will find : bar-restaurants and many water activities such as : kayak, paddle, canoe, pedal boats and floating mattresses.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Free Dinner
* Optional : Car rental for the day
Distance : 15 km / Time : 50mn
Accommodation Overnight at the hotel

    • Day 12 : DEPARTURE

    Taxi-boat shuttle from San Pedro to ferry terminal in Belize City (1.5 hrs)

    Then shuttle for Belize City International Airport (30 min)

    Meals included : breakfast
    Transfers : boat & shuttle
    Distance from San Pedro to Belize City : 57 km / Travel time by boat : 1h30
    Distance from Belize City to the International Airport: 18 km / Travel time: 35mn

     

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    Price for this circuit Discovering the Must-See 

    2818 € / personne TTC * This price is based on 2 people. The final price will vary according to the number of participants. CONTACT US for any request.

     

    PRICE INCLUDES :

    • All accommodation and breakfasts
    • The meals mentioned
    • All activities
    • All mentioned transfers
    • Our assistance 7/7

     

    PRICE DO NOT INCLUDE :
    • International flights
    • Unmentioned meals and drinks
    • Personal purchases
    • Tips
    • Local taxes

     

    This itinerary is customizable. It can be adapted to your wishes and your budget. For any request, please fill in our QUOTATION REQUEST

    Our friendly advice for your first trip in Belize

     

    – You are about to see some of the most beautiful sites in Belize, so don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the moment.

    – The Belizean sun is a pure delight but very generous, so remember to take your sunscreen with you to avoid sunburns!

    – Choose light clothing, preferably made of cotton or linen, such as shorts, pants and long-sleeved shirts to protect yourself from mosquitoes, at dawn and at dusk.

    – Like all our tours, this circuit is entirely customizable. Feel free to share your ideas, desires and budget with us so that we can build your custom trip to Belize.

    Fancy discovering Belize?

    Lovers of history, wanting to be immersed in rich and welcoming local cultures, wanting to dive in the reefs of the second largest coral reef in the world, adept at lazing around, animal lovers?

    Then, BELIZE is definitly for you !