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Undiscovered Belize Adventure

Experience the forest and coasts of this Central American jewel.

Pricing From: $3,850 USD per person

Duration: 9 days

Operator: Wildland Adventures

One of National Geographic Traveler's "Tour of a Lifetime", this adventure tour takes you off the beaten path to experience the rich natural history and cultural heritage of this country. Snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef and the Great Blue Hole, one of the world’s most astounding dive sites.

You can also explore the temples, plazas and ball courts of the Lubanntun Maya ruins with the warden, Santiago. Swim to the Blue Creek Cave and look for toucans, monkeys, and green lizards as you paddle down a river.   

ITINERARY

Days 1-3 - BELIZE BARRIER REEF

Upon arrival, your guide will take you to a water taxi for a 90 minute picturesque ride past tropical islands. Here at the Belize Barrier Reef, you'll have three days of exploring the incredible diversity of ocean wildlife by snorkel, kayka and boat.

Among the creatures you are likely to see are stingrays, eagle rays, colorful coral, and nurse sharks. Visit the famous Great Blue Hole, one of the world's best dive sites. Finally, you'll visit Half Moon Caye for a bbq and birdwatching.

Overnight at Turneffe Island Resort or Blackbird Caye Resort.

Day 4 - GREAT BLUE HOLE & HALF MOON CAYE

Explore the premier dive spots and barrier reefs in Belize. Your first stop is the famous Great Blue Hole, one of the world's most amazing dive sites. This large, sinkhole hole is roughly a mile across and 480 ft deep.

Experienced divers can descend to explore ancient caves and see abundant marine life. For snorkelers, observe angelfish, butterfly fish, and groupers swimming among elkhorn, staghorn, and finger coral. Anchor-up to enjoy a Belizean style BBQ at Half Moon Caye and visit the bird sanctuary to see red-footed boobies and frigate birds and land iguanas.

On the way back to the lodge, stop at another snorkeling or dive spot to see the frenzied feeding of yellow snapper and barrel sponges. Overnight at Turneffe Island Resort or Blackbird Caye.

Days 5-6 - PUNTA GORDA & RIO BLANCO NATIONAL PARK

This morning, you'll transfer to the Belize Municipal Airport for a short flight to Punta Gorda, on the southern Caribbean coast. Arrive in time to relax by the pool and a nice dinner.

The next day, take early morning bird walks in the national park with a Mayan guide and explore the Lubaantun Maya ruins with its ancient temples, plazas, and more.

In the afternoon, swim underneath a waterfall. Later, you can visit a Mayan harp player who will show you how he makes his instruments from cedar. Overnight at The Lodge at Big Falls. 

Days 7-8 - KAYAKING, CHOCOLATE, & PUNTA GORDA

Kayak Belize's Rio Grande and look for birds and iguanas in the trees. Later, hike the rainforest with a naturalist, learning about medicinal plants and looking for wildlife. You'll have an opportunity to look for river otters and turtles out on the water. 

You'll also have an opportunity to visit an organic cacao plantation and learn how chocolate is made. Finally, have a dinner if the local Garifuna (Afro-Indian) style with drummers.

The next day starts with an early morning bird walk looking for toucans, tanagers, and motmots among others. After lunch, choose from a visit to a Mayan craft maker, swim through Blue Creek Cave, or take a zipline ride through the canopy. Overnight at The Lodge at Big Falls.

Day 9 - FLY HOME

After breakfast, you'll board your short flight back to the Belize International airport in time for your international departure. (Local flight included.)  

Prices & Dates

Dates: Trips run year round.

Duration: 9 days

Difficulty: Easy

Pricing From: $3,850 USD per person

Price Notes: Teens (12-17) - $3,250 pp / Under 11 - $2,850 pp. Single supplement - $700. Child and teen pricing is based on sharing a room with two adults, limited to one child or one teen per room. Holiday supplement (Dec 15-Jan 10) is $200 per person.

Included: Services as specified in the itinerary above including accommodations, local land and air transportation, guided tours and excursions, park and entrance fees, meals as specified [B=Breakfast, CB-Continental Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner], airport & hotel transfers, Wildland Adventures travel consultation and pre-departure services.

Excluded: International air transportation, border & airport taxes, tips and gratuities, optional or suggested services on your own, insurance of any kind, personal expenses, extra beverages & alcoholic drinks, medical costs, hospitalization and evacuation and any other extra expenses due to unanticipated changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond control. Meals, alcoholic drinks, souvenirs and other local and personal expenses not specified in the above itinerary are also not included. You will need to carry about $150-200 per person extra cash and/or credit cards to cover fees, taxes, tips and meals not included in your itinerary.

Conservation

Benefitting Organization:

Toledo Institute for Development & Environment (TIDE): Established in 1997, TIDE's mission is to foster community participation in resource management and sustainable use of ecosystems within the Maya Mountain Marine Corridor of southern Belize for the benefit of present and future generations.

By booking this trip through SEEtheWILD, we will make a donation of $120 to the Belize Audubon Society for their conservation efforts.

Featured Animals: Primates

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