8-Day Belize Deluxe Jungle & Beach Escape – From $2,566.00 Adults
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS
Explore the magnificent Jungles of Belize in the Maya mountains. Take in the breath taking panoramic views over the forest clad mountains of Caracol or venture into the Blancaneaux Cave and rappel down the Big Rock Falls. Experience the thrills of Barton Creek by cave canoeing to an ancient Mayan burial ground, zip lining, or explore the cave at Actun Tunichil Muknal. On the way to the sandy beaches of Ambergris Caye, partake on an exciting cave tubing excursion at an Archaeological Reserve. Enjoy a swim and snorkel in the second longest coral reef in the world, while feeding beautiful tropical fish in the lovely island of Ambergris Caye. Rest in the white sand beach, enjoy all of these extraordinary experiences with your choice of beach accommodations, and enjoy the best of Belize.
This 8-day Deluxe Belize Jungle & Beach Escape is a flexible vacation package that lets you choose your own adventures in the Inland Jungle of Cayo, where the exclusive Mystic River Boutique Resort is Located. After your exciting adventures, continue to the beach in Ambergris Caye, where you will enjoy a wonderful stay at the finest deluxe hotel in the island, the Victoria House.
- Van transfer from the Belize Intl. Airport to the Inland Jungle in the Cayo District
- 3 nights hotel accommodations in the Inland Jungle at the Mystic River Resort near the town of San Ignacio with all meals and taxes
- Your choice of one activity on days two & three: Visit to Caracol Mayan Ruins or Blancaneaux Cave and Big Rock Waterfalls, or Canoe Adventure at the Upper Barton Creek Cave or Exploration of Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave
- Cave Tubing Adventure en-route to Belize City Airport
- Transfer from San Ignacio to the Belize City Municipal Airport
- Panoramic Flight from Belize City Municipal Airport to San Pedro in Ambergris Caye
- Arrival transfer in San Pedro
- 4 nights in Ambergris Caye at the Deluxe Beachfront Victoria House Resort with breakfast, taxes and service charges
- Hol Chan Marine Park Snorkel Adventure with gear and park fee
- 12 Meals (7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners)
- Departure transfer from the resort to the San Pedro Airport
- Flight from San Pedro to the Belize International Airport
- Personalized services of our Belize based hoteliers’ partners
Day 1 | Welcome to Belize | D.
After clearing customs, proceed to exit to the curbside area and meet your local host from the Mystic River Resort. Enjoy a scenic van transfer to the Inland Jungle of San Ignacio in the Cayo District. Your three-night stay at the resort includes accommodations in a Studio Suite with views of the Macal River. While at the Mystic River Resort, all meals and taxes are included; also included are two excursions of your choice. Please make your selection at time of booking and note that once your reservation is confirmed, changes are not permitted. Enjoy dinner at the resort.
Day 2 | Full Day Excursion to either Caracol Mayan Ruins or to Blancaneaux Cave and Big Rock Waterfalls | B.L.D.
- Caracol: Situated high on the Vaca Plateau deep in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, Caracol is the most extensive Mayan site in Belize and was only rediscovered as recently as 1936. The site of Caracol covers over 80 square miles with 30,000 structures and at its peak supported a population in excess of 150,000. Situated at 1600 feet above sea level (one of the highest located sites of the southern uplands region) with no natural water body close by, it remains a mystery why such a huge population center like Caracol evolved where it is. However, the close proximity to both extremely hard stone and copal, two commodities highly prized by the Mayas may help ex-plain this enigma. At the heart of the site lies the massive pyramid of Caana (Sky Palace) which is now almost fully restored and reaches a height of over 135 feet. From the top you can enjoy breath taking panoramic views over the forest clad mountains.
- Blancaneaux Cave & Big Rock Waterfalls: Start your day with a fabulous and fun ride in our Crew Cab 6 Passengers Polaris vehicle to the Elijio Panti National Park. Explore the beautiful Blancaneaux Cave where ancient Mayas held their sacred rituals and learn their mysteries. There, you will find pottery shards and remnants of an ancient life along with some fabulous crystal rock formations. Get back on board the Polaris and take a short ride to the top of Big Rock Waterfalls. There’s a reason there’s such a thing as ‘hidden gems,’ and Big Rock Falls is the prime example of this. Tucked into the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve this waterfall literally prompts your jaw to drop once you lay eyes upon it. Magnificent, monumental and massive, Big Rock stands tall with a small pool at the bottom of it, flowing into a bigger cenote that rushes over large rocks (hence, the name.) Lying on your back and staring at the cloudless sky as you float is the recommended way to experience Big Rock Falls. For a free, natural massage place yourself near the rocky walls and let the cascades pummel your back while also refreshing your face. A packed lunch will accompany you so you can feast at the top of the waterfall.
Duration: Full Day | Lunch: Packed lunch included | Difficulty: Moderate
Day 3 | Full Day Excursion to Barton Creek & Zip Lining or ATM Cave Exploration (Actun Tunichil Muknal) | B.L.D.
- Barton Creek & Zip line: At Barton Creek Cave, you will glide through a remote underground water cave system in canoes and take in large and colorful formations, skeletal remains and other cultural artifacts left behind by the Maya centuries ago….. Zip lining is an exhilarating experience with spectacular views and a perspective you will not get anywhere else in Belize. Calico Jack’s is acknowledged as a safe zip line, double cabled, and built to exceed conventional standards. You will have fun and excitement with peace of mind for your safety. Over 2,700 feet of zip line comprised of 9 runs and 15 platforms that take you over and through the jungle.
- ATM (Actun Tunichil Muknal): Explore the buried secrets of Belize’s caves. In the mood for a bit of spelunking? Belize’s caves make for some of the best eco-tourism in Belize. Adventure travel in these parts isn’t complete without a trip to the caves, and Mystic River Resort is within reach of many of them, including the ATM Belize Caves, Cayo District’s newest jungle cave attraction (it was only discovered in 1989) features ceramics, stoneware – and even human skeletons! This Mayan archaeological site is home of “The Crystal Maiden,” the skeleton of a teenage girl, probably a sacrifice victim, whose bones have been given a sparkling appearance by centuries of erosion inside the cave. Actun Tunichil Muknal is a must-see of eco-tourism in Central America. To enter the cave, you wade or swim across a large pool before scrambling up and into the cave. The caverns where the relics are found are dry even when the area is hit by a hurricane. The trip ends with an ice cold beer, soda or water to collect your thoughts, relax, and talk about new discoveries before heading back to Mystic River Resort.
*Important note: This tour is a long and challenging adventure – a good level of physical fitness is required and the ability to swim is a plus.
Please choose your adventures at booking time.
Day 4 | From the Inland Jungle to the Caribbean Island of Ambergris Caye | B.
En-route to the Belize City Municipal Airport; enjoy a thrilling activity:
- Cave Tubing: Enjoy your adventure riding the gentle currents through underground caverns carved through the mountains at the Archaeological Reserve.
Upon completion of this adventure, you will be driven to the City Airport to check-in for your Tropic Air flight to Ambergris Caye. (Airfare is included). Upon arrival, meet and greet service and be transferred to the Victoria House Deluxe Beachfront Resort for a four-night stay in either a Casita or a Plantation Room, with breakfast, service charges, and taxes included.
Welcome to Ambergris Caye and to the historic fishing village of San Pedro. This charming village is situated on Ambergris Caye, the jewel of more than 1,000 islands and cayes scattered throughout the Western Caribbean waters of Belize. Balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy the resort and the beach.
Days 5, 6 & 7 | Enjoying the beach & a snorkel trip to the Hol Chan Marine Park on the day of your choice* | B.
Hol Chan Marine Park / Shark Ray Alley: Some of the best snorkel and diving sites in the world are located just off the coast of Ambergris Caye, so take advantage of a good thing while you can and see as many of them as possible while you’re here! Thousands of large and small fish inhabit this magnificent underwater National Park. The reef system that borders Belize was recognized as a World Heritage Site, by UNESCO, several years ago. Hol Chan or “Little Channel,” which cuts all the way through the reef, lives up to its reputation among some of the world’s best dive sites. Hol Chan is safe for beginners, and breathtaking for advanced divers. Don’t miss Hol Chan! Breathtaking coral of all descriptions abound in and around Hol Chan and serve as a habitat for literally millions of species of fish. Incredible stories are told frequently of the magnificence of this Marine Reserve and how well it is guarded and preserved. It’s a marine wonderland that every snorkeler and diver (beginner and experienced), must see. *The day of operation of the snorkeling trip is determined by the hotel’s Tour Desk; please check with them upon arrival.
Day 8 | San Pedro / Belize International Airport / Home | B.
At the designated time, transfer to the San Pedro Airport. Check-in at the Tropic Air counter for your flight to the Belize International Airport (local airfare is included) for your onward flight.
PRICES PER PERSON STARTING AT US$2,566.00
– SHARING DOUBLE ACCOMMODATIONS –
In San Ignacio: Mystic River Resort. Nestled on a steep bank of the beautiful Macal River, the eco-friendly Mystic River Resort offers the best of all worlds to those who travel to Belize. In this oasis of privacy, serenity and rejuvenation, there are no crowds, just the soothing sound of birds, rustling trees, soft breezes and breath-taking views. Mystic River is a full-service Jungle Resort with an open-air restaurant, bar, spa, splash pool, yoga deck, luxurious accommodations with studios, one bedroom, and two bedroom suites – some featuring private plunge pools and outdoor showers! All our units offer king size beds, fireplace and a private balcony with majestic views of the rain-forest and the river. Located only 7 miles from the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena and surrounded by incredible serene wilderness, Mystic River Resort is the best place to find the perfect something – or nothing – to do.
In Ambergris Caye: Victoria House. Spectacular, private, and located on the breathtaking Caribbean Island of San Pedro, the award winning Victoria House Resort & Spa features 42 rooms offering a variety of world-class accommodations. Your luxurious retreat to Victoria House on Ambergris Caye not only includes a relaxing stay in the Casitas, Plantation Rooms, Suites or Villas, but also exclusive access to a wide range of resort amenities, such as the Palmilla Restaurant, Poolside Patio, Admiral Nelson’s Beach Bar, onsite dive shop, stunning public gardens, outdoor infinity-edged pools and a spectacular private beach. As a boutique resort, Victoria House is unsurpassed in the art of pampering its guests with an abundance of services and conveniences. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a dream beach wedding or an unforgettable family vacation, Victoria House is sure to deliver an unforgettable experience.
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