Belize City, Mayan Temples and Ambergris Caye Beaches
- 7 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 1,228
MODERATE|TAILOR-MADE: A great introduction to Belize, offering a visit to one of its key Mayan sites as well as a tour of a fun, open-air zoo. Spoiler alert: you’ll see jaguars. The main part of your trip takes you to Ambergris Caye and, specifically, its fun capital San Pedro. We take you on a great snorkel tour and your accommodation is right in the epicentre, while Belize’s famous barrier reef is just half a mile offshore.
Please refer to the itinerary for a detailed description of this trip.
- 7 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 1,228
Private Transfer from Belize International Airport to Belize City
Welcome to Belize! Upon arrival, please make your own way through baggage claim and to the Arrivals area. Here you will find your driver-guide holding a sign with your name on it. You will be transferred from Belize City International Airport to your hotel by your private driver-guide. Transfer duration is approximately 30 minutes.
Depending on your time of arrival, you can spend the rest of the day at leisure or ask one of our Destination Specialists to book you on a private half-day Belize City tour.
Accommodation: Golden Bay Belize Hotel
Across the road from the ocean, you are within a 10-minute walk to the Museum of Belize and San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi Belize City Terminal. Both the Tourism Village and Old Belize are within a short taxi ride. Vino Tinto, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, has a relaxed atmosphere and offers lovely views over the ocean.
Full Day Tour to Belize Zoo and the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich
Take a private tour to the Belize Zoo, is a "must see attraction" located approximately 30 miles west of Belize City on the Western Highway, and a fun experience. Pebble paths in an open-air setting lead to more than 100 species of native Belizean animals and birds including the tapir, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, jaguars, ocelots, margays, scarlet macaws, toucans, and many, many others. After the tour of Belize Zoo, you head down to San Ignacio for a guided tour of Xunantunich. The site is about 30 minutes from San Ignacio and is only accessible by taking a hand-cranked ferry across the Mopan River. Xunantunich is one of the most popular Mayan sites in Belize and was one of the first to be excavated and opened to the public. Standing atop “El Castillo”, the largest pyramid at the site, you will have a panoramic view of western and eastern Belize.
Transfer to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye
Today you transfer by ferry (approx. 90 minutes) to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. After arrival in San Pedro, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Accommodation: Sunbreeze Hotel
Spanish-style buildings, lush tropical gardens and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea combine to suggest that you have arrived in a truly fabulous holiday spot. The hotel directly faces the incredible Belize Barrier Reef, located just a half-mile offshore. This Seafront oasis boasts a serene and relaxing atmosphere while being mere steps from all culture, dining, and entertainment of San Pedro.
Day of Leisure
Unique shops, bars, clubs, restaurants, plus hundreds of golf carts driving around town create the vibrant and fun-filled entertainment that is San Pedro. It’s going to be a day of leisure that you’ll enjoy immensely.
Half Day Tour - Snorkeling Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley
The Hol Chan Marine Reserve is one of the most impressive snorkelling sites in the world, and is known as the most exemplary protected area in the country and the region. Just about 4 miles south of San Pedro Town, a short 15-minute boat ride, Hol Chan, Mayan for “little channel” and “quebrado” in Spanish, is home to over 160 species of fish, along with nearly 40 species of corals, 5 sponges, 8 algae, 2 seagrasses, 3 marine mammals and 3 species of sea turtle. Schools of jacks, groupers & snappers come to greet you as guests, as you are guided off to the channel’s edge where vibrant coral forms crevices and an overhang where green eels and lobsters dwell.
And just a short 5-minute boat ride from it lies the second site visited, "Shark Ray Alley” which was later included into the protected area system, after Nurse Sharks and Southern Stingrays started frequenting the area.
Upon your arrival, these inquisitive creatures will politely come to greet you, expectant of you joining them for a swim. This is where you get to live the lifetime experience of swimming with large numbers of nurse sharks and sting rays. Schools of fish such as horse eye jacks will also accompany you as you discover more juvenile marine life darting within this shallow reef’s coral clusters. Expect a lot of activity and colour!
Day of Leisure
By now you know that there is plenty to do in San Pedro. Enjoy another day at leisure to do some more shopping or try out one of the many restaurants you saw earlier in the week.
Transfer from San Pedro to Belize International Airport
Today you take the return ferry from San Pedro to Belize City Pier and then a private transfer to Belize International Airport for your flight home, unless you plan to extend your stay in the area.
- 2 nights moderate accommodations in Belize City
- 4 nights moderate accommodations in Ambergris Caye
- Private land transfers
- Shared roundtrip ferry transfer from/to Belize City Pier to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
- Private Full Day Tour Belize Zoo and the Mayan Ruins of Xunantunich
- Shared Half Day Tour Snorkeling Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Entrances fees to sites not explicitly listed as included
- Meals and beverages not mentioned
- Items of a personal nature
- Visa fees if applicable
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request.
18 Apr 2024