At a Glance
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Day 1: Belize City to San Ignacio - Arrival
When you land, meet your driver and set off down the limestone highways to inland Belize, the heart of the Mayan jungle. Check into your beautifully appointed suite at Ka'ana Resort and settle in for a good night's rest before your adventure begins tomorrow.
Day 2: San Ignacio - Xunantunich: temples and terraces of ancient kings
After breakfast, drive to Xunantunich, a Mayan ceremonial center that can only be reached by crossing the Mopan River. Cross on a hand-operated ferry and continue on to the majestic site of Xunantunich. Discover temples and plazas on foot, climb to the top of El Castillo to enjoy breathtaking 360 degree views, and learn the exciting history of this unique and beautiful place.
Day 3: San Ignacio - Actun Tunichil Muknal ceremonial caves
Embark on a journey to Xibalba (pronounced shi-bal-ba), the Mayan underworld. Trek through rainforest to the Cave of the Stone Sepulcher, held sacred to the Maya who used the cave to conduct ceremonies and ritual sacrifices to the gods of the underworld. Travel into the past in this living museum, where skeletal remains and Mayan artifacts still rest as they were originally placed thousands of years ago.
Day 4: San Ignacio to Mountain Pine Ridge - Solitude at a quiet mountain retreat
Head deeper into the highlands today to Mountain Pine Ridge. Check into Blancaneaux Lodge, a luxury lodge in a remote mountain setting, and spend your afternoon relaxing and enjoying the view from your private plunge pool.
Day 5: Mountain Pine Ridge - Alpine views & tropical birds
At sunrise, the forest is alive with the activity of exotic birdlife - twittering and chattering, feeding, and flitting about. Meet your guide at dawn for an introduction to Belize’s more than 600 species of birds, walking the gardens & trails of Blancaneaux in search of hummingbirds, trogons, toucans, hummingbirds, woodpeckers and many other feathered friends.
Day 6: Mountain Pine Ridge - Jungle waterfalls on horseback
Today, ride along jungle trails on horseback to one of the most spectacular waterfalls in all of Belize – the rushing Big Rock Falls. As you ride, admire the abundant orchids adorning granite rock outcroppings and watch for exotic animals hidden in the forest canopy. When you arrive to the falls, enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch while you sip champagne in the sunshine, then dive into the creek for a refreshing chance to beat the jungle heat.
Day 7: Mountain Pine Ridge to Ambergris Caye - The beach is calling
Wind east out of the mountains toward Belize City to board a puddle-jumper flight to the powdery white sand beaches of Ambergris Caye. When you land, meet your driver, waiting to whisk you north up Ambergris Caye to Matachica Resort, a stunning beachfront resort where you'll feel your cares blow away on a gentle tropical breeze.
Day 8: Ambergris Caye - Snorkeling turquoise seas at Mexico Rocks
After lunch, speed up the coast of North Ambergris Caye to Mexico Rocks, one of Belize’s most famous snorkeling sites, located only 15 minutes from San Pedro. Don a snorkel and discover the undersea splendor of this unique patch reef, where a shallow cluster of corals provide refuge to a variety of marine life including scallops, anemones, shrimp, sea fans, and eels that shelter in the coral’s nooks and crannies, while abundant fish life includes grouper, snapper, grunts, butterfly fish, and many other brightly colored tropical beauties.
Day 9: Ambergris Caye - R&R on sandy shores
Take one last day to settle deeply into a laid-back island vibe. Today is yours to spend how you wish: wander white sand beaches, head into town for a taste of local flavor, or take one last swim in the calm Caribbean Sea. Dinner tonight will be unforgettable - dine on the pier at a candlelit table and toast to a perfect Belizean holiday while you start making plans to return.
Day 10: Ambergris Caye to Belize City - Departure
Bid farewell to turquoise waters and powdery sands, with a short flight to Belize City, where you will depart on your international flight home.