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National Geographic Journeys – Explore Belize
 

Whether it's by relaxing on the beach or immersing yourself in the local culture, refresh your spirit thoroughly on this nine-day adventure in Belize. Explore some of best-preserved Mayan ruins in the world. Discover the monkey sanctuary and remote jungle villages. Swim in the luxuriously warm waters off Caye Caulker. Leave your to-do list at home and slow down to the pace of this special place in the sun.
 

WHAT'S INCLUDED
•Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Howler Monkey Experience, San Ignacio
•Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Tortilla-Making Lesson, San Ignacio
•Your G for Good Moment: San Antonio Women's Cooperative visit with Pottery Class and Local Lunch, San Ignacio
•Your G for Good Moment: Belize Bike with Purpose Tour, Caye Caulker
•Your Discover Moment: San Ignacio
•Your Discover Moment: Caye Caulker. Arrival transfer. Lamanai ruins guided tour. Xunantunich ruins guided excursion. Farewell dinner at a local Caye Caulker restaurant. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
 

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging. Expect greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.
 

 

Pricing starts at $1,899 per person based on double occupancy. Air and recommended travel insurance are additional. Passports are required and must be valid for six months after return date.
 

Tour prices are land only. All tour specials are subject to availability and rates are subject to change. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Not responsible for publishing/printing errors. Additional taxes, surcharges, and luggage fees may apply.
 

2019 Available Departure Dates: August 24, September 28, October 26, November 9, November 23, November 30, December 21, December 28
 

2020 Available Departure Dates: January 4, January 18, January 25, February 8, February 29, March 14, March 28, April 11, May 9, May 30, June 27, July 18, August 8, August 22, September 12, October 10, October 24, November 7, November 21, December 12, December 19, December 26

Itinerary

Day 1: Belize City – Burrell Boom
Arrive at any time in Belize City and transfer to our hotel just outside the city in the village of Burrell Boom.
 

Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to arrive at any time to the Belize City airport where you will be met and transferred to our hotel near Burrell Boom village, which is about 30 minutes from the airport.
 

Day 2: Burrell Boom
Enjoy a full day excursion to the Lamanai ruins, a renowned Mayan ceremonial site consisting of over 800 structures surrounded by lush jungle. Return to our lodge to relax at the patio bar and pool, visit the spa, or walk the grounds to spot local wildlife. 
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
 

Day 3: Burrell Boom – San Ignacio
Visit the Community Baboon Sanctuary, co-founded by five-time National Geographic grantee Dr Robert Horwich. Learn about the black howler monkey before going on a rainforest walk to observe monkeys in the wild. After, visit a G Adventures-supported Cayo women's cooperative where we learn about the centuries-old tradition of throwing pots and tortilla making. Enjoy a local lunch before continuing on to San Ignacio.
 

The town of San Ignacio is situated on the banks of the Macal River. It is a perfect location to visit the surrounding countryside. All activities here are optional, so the choice is yours: explore the Mayan cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal, containing relics dating back 1400 years, visit the butterfly gardens, or go tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region. 
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
 

Day 4: San Ignacio
Enjoy an excursion to explore the stunning Mayan ruins of Xunantunich. Relax this afternoon or opt to visit the butterfly gardens, or go tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region. 
Meals: Breakfast
 

Day 5: San Ignacio
Enjoy a free day to visit the sites of the surrounding countryside. There are several activity options including an exploration of the Mayan cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal, visiting the butterfly gardens, and tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region. 
Meals: Breakfast
 

Day 6: San Ignacio – Caye Caulker
Drive back to the coast and catch the ferry to Caye Caulker, a true tropical paradise.
 

Caye Caulker is a long thin limestone caye off the coast of Belize. Fewer than 2,000 people live here full-time – an eclectic mix of Mestizo, Maya, Garifuna, Creole, and Mennonites, along with a few hippies and retirees. The main street is a sandy pathway and people get around on foot, by bike or golf cart. Apart from eating some sensational seafood (lobster is a local specialty), the main activity is snorkelling and boating along the nearby Belize Barrier Reef. 
Meals: Breakfast
 

Day 7: Caye Caulker
Explore the Island with a local on a leisurely bike tour with a guide from the G Adventures for Good-supported Bike with Purpose project. This afternoon, opt to snorkel or just indulge in some serious R&R.
 

The barrier reef off Caye Caulker is a true wonder of nature. Optional snorkel trips get you up close and personal with nurse sharks and rays, to name a few of the wondrous resident creatures. 
Meals: Breakfast
 

Day 8: Caye Caulker
Enjoy the day and opt to join a full-day sailing and snorkelling trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Belize Barrier Reef, or just kick back and relax by the water. In the evening, take part in a fun farewell dinner at a popular local restaurant.
 

The barrier reef off Caye Caulker is a true wonder of nature. Optional snorkel trips get you up close and personal with nurse sharks and rays, to name a few of the wondrous resident creatures.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
 

Day 9: Caye Caulker
Depart at any time.
Meals: Breakfast




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