FAMILY Escapade

Family Escapade Circuit

 

A journey designed to get the best out of the Belizean environment. From the jungle to the beach and visiting Mayan sites in between. This trip will mobilize all your energy and satisfy everyone’s curiosity.

Activities on the menu : Lamanaï site, Xunantunich, exploration of Barton Creek by canoe, Indiana Jones’ Adventure, Mayan Experience, swimming in the waterfalls..
A family adventure on the barrier reef.

A mix of explorations with sports activities and relaxation in a resort hotel just next to the sea.

  11 Days /10 Nights

From : 1 791 € /pers (off flight) / based on 4 pers

Family Escapade Tour Program

  • Day 1 : Belize City – Lamanaï
  • Day 2 : Archeological Site of Lamanaï
  • Day 3 : San Igancio
  • Day 4 : San Ignacio – Archeological Site of Xunantunich
  • Day 5 : San Ignacio – Actun Tunichil Muknal ‘ATM’
  • Day 6 : San Ignacio – Butterfly Farm, Rio Frio Cave and Rio on Pools
  • Day 7 : Ambergris Caye
  • Day 8 : Ambergris Caye – Hol Chan Reserve and Shark Alley
  • Day 9 : Ambergris Caye – Full day Caye Caulker
  • Day 10 : Ambergris Caye –  Secret Beach
  • Day 11 : Belize City

You will like it / Strong Points

  • Immersion in the jungle
  • Monkey watching and ruins tour
  • Cave and Swim in Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve
  • Excursion to Hol Chan Reserve and Shark Ray Alley
  • Beach and relaxation
  • Charming accommodations
    • Day 1 : Immediate boarding for Lamanaï

    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 Lamanaï.  After reaching the New River in a van, you will go down the river. You will discover your first jungle landscapes during this 1.5 hr trip that will take you to your lodge nestled in the middle of the forest.

    After dinner, you will embark in a boat for a night safari. This captivating adventure will offer you the possibility to encounter, if you are lucky, a crocodile or a jaguar (the ultimate nocturnal animal). Then, you will have a night walk through the tropical forest to familiarize yourself with the jungle’s sounds.

    Meal included : dinner
    Transfer to the Lodge: Road and sea
    * River and road transfer: 7:30 am, 11:30 am or 3:30 pm.
    Activity included
    Distance : 120 km / Time : 2:00
    Accommodation  Overnight at the Hotel

      • Day 2 : Visit to the ruins of Lamanai

      After breakfast, After breakfast, we will take you on an excursion into the jungle to discover the rich history of the Mayan culture.  Visit the archeological site of Lamanai (Mayan for “submerged crocodile”) which houses remarkable ancient structures. The ruins of Lamanai are buried in the middle of a wild vegetation, where exceptional fauna and flora dominate.

      Discover the famous Jaguar Temple (climb to the top of the high temple to enjoy a 360° view of the surrounding jungle).This visit is accompanied by the discovery of a 19th century sugar mill and the ruins of two 16th century Catholic churches that were burned by the Mayans.

      Get your cameras ready.

      Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to relax at the intimate award-winning lodge on the shores of a secluded lake.

      Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Activity included, 1/2 day
      Distance : 1.5 km / Time : 15mn by foot or 5 mn drive

      Accommodation  Overnight at the Hotel

      • Day 3 : En route to San Ignacio

      It’s time to leave your hotel to continue your trip towards San Ignacio in the Cayo District. A driver will take you to Belize City where you will get the keys to your vehicle : a Jeep Patriot.

      The trip will last 2 hours.

      Before you arrive there : treat yourself with a great family-friendly outing that is both amusing and educational at the Belize Zoo; children are going to love it!! The zoo has more than 175 animals and approximately 45 species native from Belize.

      San Ignacio is a pleasant city where you can wander among the colorful houses and take advantage of every moment to take photos.

      Meal included : breakfast
      Free Lunch & Dinner
      Zoo entrance : Adult 15usd / Child 5usd
      Car rental included
      Distance : 167km / Time : 3:30

      Accommodation : Night at the hotel : Family room for 4 persons

       

      • Day 4 : Barton Creek Cave & Excursion to the Mayan Ruin of Xunantunich

      After breakfast, you will explore the Cayo area by going to Barton Creek Cave (1 hour from San Ignacio). A cave whose entrance to the Mayan underworld is only accessible by canoe. There, on board of canoes and provided with torches, you will leave in the heart of a peaceful and ancient kingdom to the discovery of the sacred history of this cavity or many Mayan relics which are still very present.

      Possibility of picnic on the spot

      Then, in the afternoon you will go to the archaeological site of Xunantunich (30mn from San Ignacio). To reach it you will have to cross the Mopan river on board of a 19th century ferry still activated with the crank. The ruins are perched on one of the highest plateaus in the region. The largest temple of this site, “el Castillo”, offers a panoramic view on the surroundings of Cayo District and on Guatemala.

      Free activity or accompanied by a guide on site

      Optional: On the way back, at the time of the Sunset, you will be able to live an authentic Mayan experience: you will rub shoulders with a Mayan local in his habitat and will discover his craft work.

      Meals included : breakfast
      Lunch & Dinner on your own
      Morning activity included
      Afternoon activity : Entrance fee 10usd /pers * possibility to hire a guide on site
      Car rental included
      Distance Activity 1 : 25 km / Travel time : 1h – Activity 2 : 15 km / Travel time : 30mn
      Accommodation Night at the hotel: Family room for 4 persons

        • Day 5 : The Actun Tunichil Muknal ‘ATM’ cave

        After your breakfast, you will leave for the day for the ATM site. You will have to cross three rivers before you reach the caves.

        Then, swimming, climbing and hiking will be necessary. This several kilometers-long cave harbors offerings in the shape of potteries and human remains of the 9th century. Beware; being in good physical condition is absolutely necessary for this visit.

        You will return around 3 to 4 PM and have free time to discover the city center in San Ignacio.

        Meals included : breakfast, lunch
        Free dinner 
        Activity included *requires good physical condition
        Car rental included
        Distance : 30 km / Time : 50mn

        Accommodation : Night at the hotel : Family room for 4 persons

         

        • Day 6: Relaxation day: Butterfly farm & walk and swim in the Rio On Pools and the Río Frío cave

        After breakfast, pack up your picnic for lunch and leave for the forest reserve of Mountain Pine Ridge. Mid-way: you will stop at the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch, a fantastic butterfly farm to visit with your family. More than 90 species of butterflies are observable there.

        We will continue our trip to Rio Frio cave.

        It is easily accessible and you will walk for about 10 minutes to reach it.

        It is a place that abounds with natural treasures.

        A great opportunity to swim in the middle of the waterfalls.

        Meal included : breakfast
        Free Lunch & Dinner
        Farm entrance: Adult 10usd / child 5usd & Mountain Reserve entrance
        Distance Activity : 67 km / Time :
        1:30
        Car rental included
        Accommodation : Night at the hotel : Family room for 4 persons

        • Day 7 : Heading to the islands

        After your breakfast, you will leave for Belize City (2 hours by the road). You will hand over the keys to your car and 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, dinner
        Free lunch
        Water Taxi included
        Distance : 57 km / Time from Belize City: 1:30

        Accommodation : Night at the hotel : Family room for 4 persons

         

        • Day 8 : Excursion in Hol Chan reserve

        In the morning, departure for the barrier reef where you will swim near turtles, parrot fish and nurse shark during a snorkeling session.

        Located 6 km to the south of Ambergris Caye’s shores, the most popular area is called Hol Chan and is a real aquarium in the open air.

        Then you will go to the Shark Ray Alley reserve where nurse sharks and pelagic stingrays abound.

        Then, return to the island and have a free afternoon to discover shopping streets and the market in the city center or simply enjoy the pool.

        At nighttime, we suggest you taste authentic and traditional Belizean cuisine in a casual and welcoming environment. A table is waiting for you in one of the best restaurants in the city.

        Meals included : breakfast, dinner
        Free lunch
        Activity included, ½ day
        Car rental included, ½ day
        Distance : 6,5 km / Time : 3:00

        Accommodation : Night at the hotel : Family room for 4 persons

         

        • Day 9 : Free time to Caye Caulker

        Caye Caulker is small in size but great when it comes to landscapes.

        It’s a short 25 min trip by watertaxi before you will be able to step on the island.

        Here, no paved roads but small sand alleys you can wander by foot or bike.  Having a walk in the charming village of Caye Caulker is being transported back to the era of the pirates of the Caribbean. Colorful wooden houses, outdoor restaurants and bars, dolce vita and resting in a hammock near the water will be activities to be enjoyed by everyone.

        As for swimming, the island has few beaches, you will thus have to go to the Split in the Northern part of Caulker or embark for Koko King, the only real beach of the island. There are shuttles that will take you there in 5 minutes. Restaurants, pools and many deckchairs and swings await you. A must to relax.

        Meal included : breakfast
        Free lunch & dinner
        Transfer Go/Return
        Distance : 22km / Time : 25mn

        Accommodation : Night at the hotel : Family room for 4 persons

         

        • Day 10 : Beach day to Secret Beach

        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.

        Meal included: breakfast
        Free lunch and dinner
        Car rental for the day
        Distance: 6,5 km
        Accommodation Night in hotel: Family room for 4 people

         

        • Day 11 : DEPARTURE

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

        Then transfer via shuttle to the Belize City International airport (30 min).

        Meal included : breakfast
        Transfers : boat & shuttle
        Distance : 57 km / Time : 2:00

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        Prices for this Family Escapade tour

        1791 € / personne TTC * This price is based on 4 people. The final price will vary according to the number of participants. CONTACT US for any request.

         

        THE PRICE INCLUDES :
        • All accommodation and breakfasts
        • The meals mentioned
        • Car rental mentioned, all risks insurance, 2 drivers, unlimited km A guarantee in the form of a credit card imprint will be taken by the rental company.
        • All mentioned transfers
        • Our assistance 7/7

         

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

        Depending on your desires, the season, the availability and the period in which you book your trip, the price of your trip will vary significantly. We have chosen to indicate a price range, which more accurately frames the cost of a tailor-made trip. The right price will be established, with your expert advisor, at the time of your estimate.

        For any request, please fill out 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 !