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Activities
  • 8 days adventure touring including water based activities
Accommodation
  • 4 nights safari-style tent cabanas
  • 3 nights lodge
  • 1 night hotel
Meals
  • 7 Dinners
  • 7 Lunches
  • 7 Breakfasts

9 Days$2940USD

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: BJR

Trip highlights


  • Snorkel on Belize's Barrier Reef and the famous Blue Hole
  • Discover protected lagoons and picturesque islands on boat trips and by kayak
  • Explore Lighthouse Reef Atoll - One of Belize’s most remote and spectacular atolls
  • Marvel at the fascinating Mayan ruins of Lamanai and Altun Ha
  • Journey to the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Behold amazing wildlife viewing and bird watching

Belize has so much to offer! On this trip you will be staying on the remote and renowned Lighthouse Reef Atoll, a remote tropical marine park and designated world heritage site fifty-five miles off the shore of the Belize Mainland, with four nights in a tent-walled cabana at an all-inclusive Adventure Basecamp on Half Moon Caye. Explore Belize's richest coral reefs and discover this magical part of the Caribbean Sea by kayak. The cultural part of this trip is as fascinating and you will explore the spectacular Maya world of ancient ruins at Lamanai and Altun Ha and discover the diversity of indigenous birds and wildlife at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat tour. In addition, experience one of Belize’s oldest Creole settlements, Crooked Tree. This adventure is topped off with a paddle and snorkel at ‘the Aquarium,’ as well as Jacques Cousteau’s legendary Blue Hole before concluding in Belize City. From culture, to a wide variety of flora & fauna, to sea activities - Belize has it all.


You’ll arrive at the Belize International Airport where you will be met and welcomed to the country. You’ll be taken to Bird’s Eye View Lodge in the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary (approx 45 minute drive). After checking into your accommodation you’ll have a chance to meet your fellow travelers, enjoy a fine meal and if time permits, explore Crooked Tree Village. Crooked Tree Village is one of Belize’s oldest Creole Settlements. Overnight: Bird's Eye View Lodge or similar.

Meals:  D

You will have a full day of exploration as you travel overland and by river to the ancient Mayan ruins of Lamanai. With the very best guides you explore the many temples, plazas, palaces, and museums within the park’s boundaries. In the afternoon, you’ll depart Lamanai by riverboat and your guides will help you discover amazing opportunities for birding and viewing wildlife. Iguanas, parrots, toucan, aracaris, and Morelet’s crocodiles are frequently seen while traveling down the New River. You will return turn to your lodge along the banks of the Crooked Tree Lagoons. Overnight: Bird's Eye View Lodge or similar.

Meals:  B,L,D

Coffee is served at sunrise. With your binoculars in hand, you’ll enjoy the sounds and sights of the awakening wilderness. You’ll also have the opportunity to see hundreds of birds feeding along the shores of the Crooked Tree Lagoons. This protected area was created in 1984 primarily to preserve resident and migratory birds. It consists of a network of inland lagoons, wetlands, and waterways, which shelter one of the world's largest flying birds, the Jabiru Stork. Today, you’ll enjoy boat tours through the protected lagoons and a tour to the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha. Alta Ha is considered one of the major Mayan ceremonial centres of Belize, and functioned as an important trading center between the people of the interior and the coast during the Classic Period (250-900 AD). Within the site, there are more than 275 structures and 250 to 300 unexcavated mounds. Overnight: Bird's Eye View Lodge or similar.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning you’ll travel to Belize City and board a chartered water taxi to Lighthouse Reef Atoll. Our route takes you along numerous white sand, partially submerged, mangrove cayes until you cross Belize’s Barrier Reef. From there, you’ll enter the narrow passages within the Turneffe Islands before crossing the blue waters towards Lighthouse Atoll. Upon reaching our Half Moon Caye Basecamp, your guide team will orient you to your new setting and accommodations. You will receive thorough instruction on the fundamentals of sea kayaking, snorkeling, and safety on the Caribbean Sea. In the afternoon, weather permitting, you’ll have an opportunity to sea kayak and snorkel within this marine reserve. Overnight: Half Moon Basecamp

Meals:  B,L,D

Early risers may want to go for a swim, do some yoga - or just grab a cup of coffee and watch the tropical sunrise. After a healthy Belizean breakfast everyone gathers to plan the day’s activities. The waters of Lighthouse Reef Atoll are exceptionally clear with a fabulously rich reef system, which offers some of the best kayaking, snorkeling, and diving in the Caribbean. Throughout your stay, you’ll have the opportunity to try a variety of activities as you explore this remote and magical part of Belize. Snorkeling at the ‘Aquarium’ is a favorite guest activity. The Aquarium has a profusion of tropical fish and towering coral formations, and is an unforgettable underwater experience. You’ll also be taken on a snorkeling excursion to the renowned Blue Hole, a site made famous by the legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau. The Blue Hole is an underwater cave and sinkhole in the middle of the Lighthouse lagoon. In the mornings and evenings, a favorite guest activity is to walk to the red-footed booby colony to watch nesting boobies come in from the sea to tend their nests and feed their chicks. Overnight: Half Moon Basecamp

Meals:  B,L,D

For your last day on Lighthouse Reef, choose from a variety of activities. Don a mask, snorkel, and fins and swim to a favorite patch reef. Circumnavigate Half Moon Caye by kayak or explore by Stand Up Paddleboard. Walk the trails, or beachcomb along the island beaches. Our water taxi typically arrives shortly after lunch to take everyone back to the mainland. The Belize Biltmore Hotel is your final destination for today, a comfortable hotel located on the outskirts of Belize City. Overnight: Biltmore Hotel Belize City or similar.

Meals:  B,L

This last day is yours to enjoy at your leisure before you fly home or continue on your travels. Relax by the pool or investigate the optional tours offered by the hotel activity desk.

Meals:  Nil


Inclusions

  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
  • 1 night hotel, 4 nights Lighthouse Reef Basecamp (safari-style tent cabanas), 3 nights lodge
  • Airport transfer on Day 1
  • Bilingual local guides
  • Snorkel excursion to the Blue Hole
  • Private air conditioned transportation
  • Sightseeing, boat ride and site entrance fees as listed
  • Group medical kit
  • Water based activities such as sea kayaking, snorkelling, fishing, stand-up-paddleboarding, birding, etc

  • International airfare
  • Local departure tax/airport taxes
  • Airport transfer on Day 9
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Snorkel or fishing gear
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Visa
  • Items of a personal nature (ie laundry, beverages, etc)

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