At a Glance
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Day 1: Belize City to Punta Gorda - Arrival
After you touch down, take another quick domestic flight south to Punta Gorda, the southernmost stop in Belize. When you land, a guide will be waiting to pick you up in an open-air Land Cruiser, and in only 15 minutes, you’ll be pulling up to breathtaking Copal Tree Lodge.
Day 2: Punta Gorda - Mayan ruins & hidden waterfalls
Today, discover the Mayan site of Lubaantun. Walk in the footsteps of the ancients, explore the city’s unusual rounded-edge black slate rock architecture, and learn about the civilization that once existed here. Next, head to the modern-day Maya village of Blue Creek for lunch with a local family, and try your hand at making corn tortillas before you discover Hokeb Ha Cave – a mystical place leading into the underworld, where the Maya believed the Rain God resided.
Day 3: Cayo Espanto - Cacao plantations & rum tasting
Today is a day to indulge! Visit a cacao nursery and taste the flesh of a cacao fruit, then roll up your sleeves and learn how to temper and mould your own chocolate bars. In the afternoon, visit Belize’s Copalli Rum distillery to discover rum from sugarcane farm to flask, ending with a tasting of delicious rum.
Day 4: Punta Gorda to Cayo Espanto - Reset & recharge in postcard-perfect paradise
Today, make your way from Punta Gorda to Ambergris Caye via air, then board a boat bound for the blissful private tropical island of Cayo Espanto. The rest of the day is an opportunity to hit the rest button. Gear down into vacation mode, take a step back, and a deep breath in, and let go. Spend the day enjoying the beautiful seas surrounding Cayo Espanto. Relax in the privacy of your villa, lounge poolside and catch some rays, or swing in a hammock beneath gently rustling coconut palms as you revel in spectacular ocean views - ranging in color from vibrant turquoise to sea glass green to deep cobalt and royal blues.
Day 5: Cayo Espanto - Romantic beach picnic for two on a secluded beach
Lunch today will be unforgettable. Take a ten-minute boat ride to a deserted beach where you’ll arrive to a romantic picnic for two, set to the soothing soundtrack of gentle tropical breezes and crashing surf, with not another soul in sight. Dine on a delicious gourmet spread and sip sparkling wine as you unplug from the outside world and reconnect with one another. Stay as long as you like, – you can arrange a pre-determined pickup time, or call to arrange a pickup whenever you’re ready to make your way back to Cayo Espanto.
Day 6: Cayo Espanto - Kayak & paddle board pristine seas
Today is yours to explore as you wish. Raid Cayo Espanto's stash of kayaks and paddle boards and set out into the ocean for an intrepid exploration of your own.
Day 7: Cayo Espanto - Ultra-luxe spa treatments & a private sunset yacht cruise
Enjoy your final day in paradise with the ultimate in R&R – a combination of carefully selected spa experiences in the privacy of your villa. Begin with a gentle coconut ginger glow exfoliating treatment that smells as delicious as it sounds! A sugar body polish will give life to dull, dry skin, followed by a warm coconut milk bath that will leave your skin glowing. Next, let your stress melt away with a Swedish massage, followed by a deliciously indulgent tropical facial – made with purifying papaya and pineapple extracts. Finally, show your feet a little love with a softening soak, gentle sugar scrub, hydrating foot massage, and full nail care, as you sip a glass of wine and nosh on a selection of cheese and fresh, tropical fruit. This afternoon, set sail on Cayo Espanto’s yacht for a private sunset sail for two. Cruise the open ocean, and enjoy a chilled glass of champagne as you revel in one last sweet Caribbean sunset. This is heaven.
Day 8: Cayo Espanto to Belize City - Departure
Feeling fully refreshed and revived, bid farewell to paradise, and take a quick flight to Belize City to catch your international flight home. Adios!