8-Day Mayan Explorer & Beach Combo – From $2,275.00 Adults
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS
Discover the spectacular Maya sites of Xunantunich and Caracol in the jungles of Belize and explore the mighty Tikal Archaeological Reserve in the rainforest of the Peten in nearby Guatemala. Swim and snorkel in the second longest coral reef in the world while feeding beautiful tropical fish in the lovely island of Ambergris Caye.
During this 8-day Mayan Explorer & Beach Combo vacation package discover the awesome Mayan sites of Tikal, Xunantunich & Caracol while staying at the exclusive Mystic River Boutique Resort in the Inland Jungle; then fly to Ambergris Caye for a relaxing stay at the five-star rated Pelican Reef Deluxe Villas Beachfront Resort. Enjoy a snorkel trip to the Hol Chan Marine Park in the Barrier Reef and relax on Belize Beaches.
- Arrival transfers from Belize Intl airport to San Ignacio in the Cayo District.
- 3 nights River View Studio Suite accommodations at the Mystic River Resort in the Inland Jungle with all meals and taxes
- 4 Nights in Ambergris Caye at the deluxe Beachfront Pelican Reef Villas with breakfast, tax and service charges
- Guided Visit to the Tikal Maya site in the Rainforest of the Peten in Guatemala with lunch and entrance fee and border crossing fee.
- Guided Visit to the Caracol Maya site with picnic lunch and entrance fee
- Guided Visit to the Xunantunich Maya site (en-route to Belize City) with ferry boat crossing and entrance fee
- Transfer from Mystic River Resort to the Belize City Municipal Airport
- Panoramic Flight from Belize City to San Pedro in Ambergris Caye
- Arrival transfer from San Pedro Airport to the Pelican Reef Resort
- Hol Chan Marine Park Snorkel Adventure with gear, park fee and tax
- Departure transfer from the resort to San Pedro Airport
- Local Flight from San Pedro Airport to the Belize International Airport
Day 1 | Welcome to Belize | D.
After clearing customs, proceed to exit to the curbside area and meet your host from the Mystic River Resort. Enjoy a scenic van transfer to the Inland Jungle of Western Belize at San Ignacio in the Cayo District. Your three-night stay at the resort features a river view studio suite with all meals and taxes included. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the resort’s facilities. Dinner at the resort.
Day 2 | The Spectacular Tikal Archeological Reserve | B.L.D.
Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel. Meet your local guide and begin today’s adventure. The Tikal Archaeological Reserve is located in the dense tropical jungles of the Peten region of Guatemala and is the largest and most spectacular of all Mayan sites. Extensive excavation and restoration has revealed the grandeur civilization long past. An abundance of tropical birds, monkeys and other wildlife can be seen while exploring the well maintained trails throughout the park. This full day tour leaves at 7:30 am. Bring along your passport, bug spray, binoculars, hiking shoes, extra water to keep you hydrated, and your camera! Lunch is included at the site, also included is the border crossing fee.
Day 3 | The Unexcavated Beauty of Caracol | B.L.D.
Discovered in 1938 and later explored in the 1950s, Caracol was thought to be little more than a Maya ceremonial center. It was not until more extensive excavation efforts began in 1985 that the importance and expanse of Caracol became known. In 1986, a round, elaborately carved altar stone was uncovered which described a victory by Caracol over Tikal, once considered to be the most powerful Maya metropolis. This discovery filled an important missing piece of Maya history, covering approximately 140 years in the Middle Classic period, and positioned Caracol as the “Supreme” Maya city. The largest pyramid at Caracol, the Caana, (Maya for sky place) rises 140 feet and is the tallest man made structure in all of Belize. Caracol is located 2 hours south of San Ignacio in the Maya Mountains. The tour departs at 8:00 am and returns at about 5:00 pm. Bring along bug spray, binoculars, hiking shoes, extra water to keep you hydrated and your camera! Picnic lunch is included.
Important Note: The times, and order of visits to the Maya sites may change. The Innkeeper will advise you accordingly.
Day 4 | Xunantunich / Belize City Municipal Airport / San Pedro – Ambergris Caye Island | B.
Enjoy a morning transfer to the Belize City Municipal airport for your Tropic Air fligh to Ambergris Caye/ San Pedro. Stop en-route to visit the Xunantunich Maya site. Xunantunich in Maya is “The Stone Maiden.” 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 Maya 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 Belize and eastern Guatemala. At the appropriate time, continue with your transfer to the Belize City Municipal Airport for a short flight to San Pedro (airfare is included on Tropic Air). On arrival, transfer to the Pelican Reef Resort and check-in for a four-night stay in Two-bedroom Pool & Beach View Villa Suite. Breakfast, tax, & service charges are 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 hotel and the beach.
Days 5, 6 & 7 | Enjoying the beach and on the day of your choice, a snorkel trip to the Hol Chan Marine Park | B.
During these days, we have included your participation in the following adventure (to be scheduled on site by Rick Sutherland, Tour Manager at Ramon’s Touring Services located at the Ramon’s Village Resort in San Pedro Township (local phone: 226-4786).
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 are 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.
Note: The day of operation of the snorkel trip will be 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, check-in at the Tropic Air counter at the San Pedro airport for your flight to the Belize Intl. Airport (local airfare is included) to check-in for your onward flight.
PRICES PER PERSON STARTING AT US$2,275.00
– SHARING DOUBLE ACCOMMODATIONS –
MAYAN EXPLORER & BEACH COMBO LODGING
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: Pelican Reef Villas Resort. Named one of the Best Small Hotels in Belize, Pelican Reef Villas is an exclusive property conveniently located 2.5 miles south of San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye. With only twenty-four suites we are small and exclusive, which allows for more personalized vacation experience.Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and an outdoor pool, Pelican Reef Villas Resort offers pet-friendly accommodations in San Pedro. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.
A flat-screen TV and DVD player, as well as an iPod docking station are provided. Certain accommodations feature a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. Certain rooms have views of the sea or garden. Every room comes with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.
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