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: Punta Gorda - 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 Ray Caye - Reset & recharge in paradise
Today, make your way from Punta Gorda to Placencia via air, then board a boat bound for the blissful private tropical island of Ray Caye. Check into your beautiful oceanview suite with a private plunge pool, with stunning 180° views of distant islands and clear blue water.
Day 5: Ray Caye - Sip champagne aboard a private stargazer cruise
This morning, set out to discover the quiet and calm of Ray Caye - just you, your kayak, and the expanse of ocean stretching out in front of you. After the sun goes down, climb aboard a romantic private stargazer cruise beneath the beautiful Belizean night sky. Sip champagne as you sail beneath clear skies - your boat captain can tell you about the different constellations and star navigation, or you can opt to enjoy the peaceful serenity of the silence, and one another's company. You might see a shooting star or two!
Day 6: Ray Caye - Snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef
Begin today on a boat bound for the Belize Barrier Reef, whose surrounding waters contain some of the most varied and abundant marine life on the planet. Snorkel through clear waters among delicate sea fans, colorful tropical fish and impressive corals, as you admire and explore the undersea landscape, then return to Thatch Caye to wind down with a sunset cocktail.
Day 7: Ray Caye - Beach relaxation & dinner by candlelight
Today, spend the day enjoying the quiet and calm of Ray Caye. Lounge on the beach and catch some rays, or swing in a hammock beneath gently rustling coconut palms as you revel in spectacular ocean views, or take a kayak or paddleboard out for a spin. After sunset, dine by candlelight at a private table for two as you sip champagne and dig your toes into the sand.
Day 8: Ray Caye to Belize City - Departure
Now, refreshed and revived, bid farewell to paradise, and take a quick flight to Belize City for your onward travels. so long!