Misty Mountain Romance & Caribbean Coast

  • Trip Type
  • Romantic
  • Length
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • When to Go
  • November - August

  • Big adventure & epic romance in a small package

    There's much more to the tiny nation of Belize than powdery sands and crystal clear waters; inland, you'll find lush rainforests, exotic wildlife and a rich cultural history. Discover both on this 9-day escape from jungle to sea. Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Mayans as you discover the haunting history of the Rio Frio ceremonial caves, and meander through the ruins at Caracol, while you spend your afternoons and evenings relaxing in your private plunge pool. Then, set off for the tranquil shores of Placencia to revel in intrinsic Caribbean magic. This is a very romantic place, indeed.

    Trip Highlights

    • Ancient Mayan ruins & ceremonial caves with specialist guides
    • Horseback riding to a waterfall with a romantic gourmet picnic
    • Private plunge pools in Mountain Pine Ridge & Placencia
    • River tubing along a lazy aquamarine river in interior Belize
    • Snorkel among sea turtles & rays on Belize's barrier reef
    • Private dining via candlelight

    similar trips per person from:

    $3,360.00 low season (May - Oct)
    $4,190.00 high season (Nov - Apr)
    prices vary based on departure season.


    At a Glance

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    • Day 1: Mountain Pine Ridge - Arrival

      Welcome to Belize! Meet your driver and head west along limestone roads to the heart of the Mayan jungle in inland Belize. Check into the deliciously luxurious Blancaneaux Lodge, owned by American film director Francis Ford Coppola, and spend the afternoon lounging beside your private plunge pool.

    • Day 2: Mountain Pine Ridge - Mayan plazas & pyramids at Caracol

      Discover the history of the Maya today with a visit to the largest Maya site in Belize: Caracol. Wander expansive plazas, in the footsteps of ancient kings, and climb the massive Caana (Sky Palace) pyramid, which stretches 135 feet high, for breathtaking views over the forest-clad mountains before heading on to explore the Rio Frio ceremonial caves.

    • Day 3: Mountain Pine Ridge - Waterfalls on horseback & a gourmet picnic

      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 4: Mountain Pine Ridge - Day at leisure; dine by candlelight

      Spend your day making the most of Blancaneaux Lodge's amenities. Stretch out alongside your plunge pool, hike the extensive network of forest trails, or pamper yourself with an in-room couples' massage. Head to a remote riverside location this evening for a private dining experience for two.

    • Day 5: Mountain Pine Ridge to Placencia - Cave tubing & lazy jungle rivers

      This morning, trek subtropical trails until you reach a lagoon surrounded by steep limestone walls. Climb into an inner tube and let the river's current carry you into two large chambers – impressive sanctuaries used by the Maya for sacrificial rituals. Plunge into darkness and listen to the sounds of the cascading waterfalls and churning rapids. Once you exit the cave, float along the river for a ways before you head east for the powdery white sand beaches of Placencia.

    • Day 6: Placencia - Snorkeling at Silk Caye

      After breakfast, you’re off to one of Belize’s best kept secrets, the blissful Silk Caye, a picturesque little island surrounded by miles of turquoise water. Spend your day swimming and snorkeling alongside vibrantly-colored tropical fish, curious sharks, and mingling with spotted eagle and stingrays gliding through perfect, clear water. You may even rub elbows with a turtle or two!

    • Day 7: Placencia - Relax & recharge

      This perfect stretch of sand is the perfect spot to relax – beautiful powdery beaches studded by palm trees, and calm, turquoise waters that reach as far as the eye can see. Still, if you’re craving a dose of civilization and a bit of colorful Caribbean flair, go in to town to sample the local fare and savor an ice-cold beer or a tropical cocktail at a laid-back waterfront restaurant.

    • Day 8: Placencia - Dine on the beach by candlelight

      On your last day in Placencia, gear down into ultimate vacation mode and spend the day lounging at your private pool, or if you’re feeling adventurous, walk down the beach or into town. After a final painted sky sunset, head to the beach for a final romantic candlelit dinner to wrap up an unforgettable honeymoon, sipping champagne and dining on Creole delicacies while you dig your toes into the cool sand.

    • Day 9: Placencia to Belize City - Departure

      Bid farewell to the tropics, taking a puddle-jumper flight to Belize City for your onward travels.


    Accommodations

    What's Included?

    Your trip includes everything you want & need, plus a few surprises along the way. Unique, unforgettable destinations; tours with local experts; authentic local cuisine; lessons, demonstrations & new cultural insights; more adventure than you can handle; blissful relaxation; romantic touches; and a feeling of total freedom. ROAM takes care of everything so that you can enjoy a hassle-free journey without worrying about a thing.

    • Airport pickup
    • All hotel accommodation
    • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
    • Detailed maps and trip preparation guide
    • All special events and tours
    • All vehicle and regional air transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
    • All baggage transportation
    • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

    Know Before You Go

    • Itinerary prices are dependent on season of departure. Christmas, New Years and Easter (Semana Santa) are peak season, and prices during these periods are significantlky higher than other times of year. High season runs from November through April, and green season from May through September.

    • Arrival: hotel check-in times are at 3:00pm, but you may arrive at any time during the day. If you arrive prior to the scheduled check-in time, we will arrange for early check-in wherever possible.

    • Departure: hotel check-out times are at 9:00am. International flights on your departure day should be arranged to depart after 1:30pm.

    • All prices in USD.

    • For vaccination recommendations, please visit the CDC website.

    • For American, Canadian, and British citizens, a valid passport with 6+ months remaining is required for entry to Belize.

    • Debit cards may not work in Central America, but most establishments accept major credit cards.

    • Please ensure you have immediate access to a minimum of USD $250 as an emergency fund to be used if circumstances outside our control (e.g. a natural disaster) require changes to your planned route.

    • If departing Belize by air, most major airlines include exit taxes in the price of your airfare.

    • It is customary to tip service providers (waiters) around 10% depending on service. Tipping taxi drivers is not required.

    • Gratuities for guides and drivers are deeply appreciated, and provide an important supplement to their income. If you are pleased with the tour services you've received, a guideline for tipping in Central America is USD $8-10 per person per day for multiple-day tours, or USD $5-10 per person for day tours.


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    Getting There

    From North America: several airlines offer direct and connecting flights to Belize’s international airport: Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize City (airport code: BZE). Including connection time, flights from the USA typically range from 2.5-9 hours in duration, while most flights from Canada range from 9-15 hours in duration.

    From the UK: there are currently no direct flights to Belize from the UK, but there are several flight options connecting in the United States and/or Canada. Including connection time, flights from the UK typically range from 12-18 hours in duration.


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