Boat down the New River through Belize City and lush jungle to the Lamanai ruins, walk through the rainforest canopy on bridges and cables suspended high in the trees, float through underground caves in Cayo, and see pyramids at the Caracol Mayan ruins.
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Day 1 Hello Belize City
Meet your tour director and check into hotel
Day 2 Belize City landmarks
Details: Boat ride down the New River to visit Lamanai Ruins
A branch of the New River splits Belize City in two, with the North side full of markets, shops, and museums and the South side marked by upscale riverfront homes of the city's elite. Farther along, the city gives way to the beautiful natural scenery of the surrounding jungle as you approach Lamanai. Huddled between the New River Lagoon and the jungle, the Lamanai Mayan ruins retain an air of silent mystery. This site is one of the few in the world to retain its original name; "Lamanai" comes from the Mayan for "submerged crocodile," and carvings throughout the site pay homage to its namesake. The top of the largest pyramid provides amazing views of the forest around the site as well as the black howler monkeys that perch in the branches.
Day 3 Belize--San Ignacio
Details: Travel to San Ignacio
Protected by forests and rivers, Mayan San Ignacio was one of the centers of rebellion against Spanish conquistadors -- in 1641, Mayan priests staged a parody of the Mass to incense the missionaries, and later the city befriended the independent British loggers who settled in defiance of the Spanish. Today the city maintains its independent, laidback charm.
Details: Explore River Caves in Cayo District with Canopy tour
Grab an inner tube and explore the caves considered sacred by the ancient Mayans. You'll see amazing rock formations, archaeological remains, and more as you glide down underground rivers.
Day 4 Cayo District landmarks
Details: Xunantunich Ruins guided visit
Explore the 6 plazas and more than 26 temples and palaces that make up this ancient Mayan city. Head to the steps of El Castillo, the largest pyramid and second tallest structure in Belize, and see if you can spot the “stone woman” with the fire red eyes that is said to haunt the site. Climb to the very top of the village for a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside – you can even see all the way to the Belize and Guatemala border!
Details: Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve guided visit
Stop by the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch and learn about the ecology of Belize and its importance to butterfly diversity. Then head to the Forest Reserve to see the spectacular Rio Frio Cave with its 65 foot arched entrance, the mini Rio On Pools which create a series of breathtaking waterfalls and then cool off in the pristine waters of the Black Rock Falls.
Day 5 San Ignacio--Ambergris Caye
Details: Belize Zoo & Tropical Education Center visit
Explore this 29 acre zoo for a chance to see native Belizean animals such as jaguars, ocelots, iguanas and more. Learn about the zoo’s efforts to create awareness and share knowledge about Belize’s wildlife as you visit each of the animals in their natural habitats.
Details: Travel to Ambergris Caye
Belize's dazzling coral reef, the largest in the Western hemisphere, stretches along the coastline, creating beautifully calm protected water around the country's cayes, or small coastal islands. The largest of these islands, Ambergris Caye, is also the prettiest, with a laidback Caribbean feel and gorgeous sand beaches.
Day 6 Ambergris Caye
Optional  Snuba excursion  $130
Details: Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Alley snorkeling tour
The Hol Chan Marine Reserve cuts through the coral reef up to the mangrove forest on the shoreline, giving you a cross-section look at three ocean habitats. The mangroves serve as a nursery for young fish, the seagrass that separates these trees from the ocean also provide food, and the coral reef itself is home to all manner of sea creatures. In Shark Alley, friendly rays and nurse sharks glide through the clear water.
Day 7 End tour
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    Day 8 End tour
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    Tour Includes:
    • Round-trip airfare
    • 6 overnight stays (7 with extension) in hotels with private bathrooms
    • Breakfast & dinner daily
    • Lunch daily
    • Full-time services of a professional tour director
    • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
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    • Note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
    • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.
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