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Belize: Sleeping Giants, Jaguars and Hopkins Beach

8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,300

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Spend 8 days exploring beautiful Belize at your own pace. Embrace the natural wonder of the Maya Mountains, the Sibun River, Sibun Nature Reserve, and Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy the pristine beaches, farm-to-table dining, and boutique shops in the Cayo District and at Hopkins Beach.

Begin your 8-day Belize vacation at the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant in the foothills of the Maya mountains alongside the Sibun River and the 10,000-acre Sibun Nature Reserve in the Cayo District. Enjoy three days of leisure, embarking on nature walks to dramatic viewpoints, exploring fragrant gardens, lounging in hammocks hanging on the beach, and indulging in beachfront dining, farm-to-table dining, and artisan woodfire pizza before unwinding in your first-class accommodation.

Depart on a private transfer to the village of Hopkins, where you’ll spend the next four nights relaxing in comfortable cabanas and suites, indulging in more beachfront dining, exploring boutique shops and restaurants, and embarking on a day tour of the Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary. Discover the jaguars ruling the protected national reserve, search for over 290 recorded bird species, including the scarlet macaw, and witness the red-eyed frogs, boa constrictors, iguanas, the deadly fer de lance, and other unique species of reptiles and amphibians that call the Cockscomb Wildlife home. Return to the pristine beaches at your luxury Hopkins Beach accommodation, where you'll purchase lifelong souvenirs commemorating your unforgettable Belize adventure.


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8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,300

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Day 1

Private Transfer from Belize International Airport to Cayo District

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 1.5 hours. After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation: The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Welcome to The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant. Belize’s premier Jungle Lodge is nestled at the foothills of the Maya mountains alongside the Sibun River and surrounded by the 10,000-acre Sibun Nature Reserve. Experience Belize … its history, its people, its food, its drink, its wildlife, and all in a place that was once the center of the Mayan Empire.

Our award-winning resort features uniquely lavish accommodations, with unparalleled attention to detail. Immerse yourselves in the authenticity that is Belize and in its primary growth rainforest while sipping on Antiguan espresso and enjoying your personal plunge pools. Choose between intimate and lavish with views of jungle, mountains, creeks, and the Sibun River.


Meal Plan Room Only
Duration3 Nights
Day 2

Day at Leisure

The sheer size of the property suggests that a few leisurely walks, finding the best spots to enjoy the sweeping views will be time well spent on your first full day.

Day 3

Day at Leisure

Another day of leisure, perhaps spending some time to explore the Sleeping Giant’s fragrant gardens and boutique-farm and enjoy Belizean farm-to-fork cuisine.

Day 4

Private Transfer from Cayo District to Hopkins

Transfer duration is approximately 1 hour.  Upon arrival at The Lodge at Jaguar Reef, the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Accommodation: The Lodge at Jaguar Reef

A Beach Chic Getaway in Hopkins, Belize. For over twenty years, The Lodge at Jaguar Reef has been the resort of choice for thousands of travelers who enjoy our central location, our comfortable cabanas and suites, our beachfront dining, and our easy access to many of the natural wonders that have made Belize a world-class adventure travel destination!


Meal Plan Room Only
Duration4 Nights
Day 5

Day at Leisure

Take a 5-minute taxi ride into the quaint and friendly town of Hopkins. Explore its boutique shops and restaurants.

Day 6

Day Tour to Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary

At the Cockscomb Basin Jaguars, not people, rule the domain of the Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in southern Belize, this sacred parcel of nature is one of Belize's most fascinating areas. Its jungle - like terrain in the Stann Creek District sprawls below the jagged peaks of the Maya Mountain's Cockscomb Range, and ranges east towards the sea. Declared a national reserve and a NO HUNTING area in 1984, it was established to protect the large jaguar population and other resident wildlife. The lush jungle of the cockscomb is also a birder's paradise. Over 290 species have been recorded, including the scarlet macaw. Also home to numerous species of reptiles and amphibians such as the red-eyed frog, boa constrictor, iguana and the deadly fer de lance.

Duration8 Hours
Day 7

Day at Leisure

The beaches of the property invite you to spend your last day simply enjoying the laid-back vibe unless, Hopkins beckons you for one last souvenir shopping trip. 

Day 8

Private Transfer from Hopkins to Belize International Airport

Today you have a private transfer to Belize International Airport for your flight home unless you plan to extend your stay in the area.

Duration2 Hours

Other Information


  • 3 nights first-class accommodations Cayo District
  • 4 nights first-class accommodations in Hopkins
  • Private transfers
  • Private Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary Tour


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Entrances fees to sites not explicitly listed as included
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable


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
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