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Belize Classic Tour

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This fully customisable 15 day Classic Tour includes the Southern district of Toledo, largely untouched by tourism and rich in Mayan culture. You’ll explore the popular beachside community of Placencia and the tropical rainforests of Mayflower Bocawina National Park before heading out to the resort town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. With the Belize Barrier Reef only half a mile from shore, Amber...

This fully customisable 15 day Classic Tour includes the Southern district of Toledo, largely untouched by tourism and rich in Mayan culture. You’ll explore the popular beachside community of Placencia and the tropical rainforests of Mayflower Bocawina National Park before heading out to the resort town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. With the Belize Barrier Reef only half a mile from shore, Ambergris Caye is a favorite destination for a multitude of watersports including sailing, sea kayaking and snorkelling.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Water sports
    Water sports
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Botanical observation
    Botanical observation

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Belize, ​Short, scenic flight to Punta Gorda and on to Big Falls, Toledo!

Upon arrival at Belize international airport, you will board a domestic flight to Punta Gorda where you will be met at the airstrip and transferred to the Lodge at Big Falls. This family run resort lodge lies on the banks of the Rio Grande River in Toledo, Southern Belize. You’ll have free time upon arrival to settle into your room, relax by the pool or take out one of the resort’s mountain bikes, then enjoy a leisurely dinner.

Meals: Not included

Visited:
Punta Gorda Toledo District Belize City
Accomodation
Night at Lodge at Big Falls (Belize City)

Day 2: Lubaantun Mayan site, a Living Maya Experience and Rio Blanco

A full day excursion of Toledo highlights. The Lubaantun Mayan Site is a Late Classic site, most famous for its distinctive masonry techniques, its clay whistles (ocarinas) and for the discovery of the Crystal Skull. The Living Maya Experience (Cal Family) is an interactive cultural home visit into the fast disappearing world of the Kek’chi Maya, a fascinating local culture that depends on the forest for food, furniture and medicine. Rio Blanco National Park is a small community managed national park where you can hike 2 miles through the forest, then jump into a refreshing pool below the waterfall.

Meals: Not included

Visited:
Toledo District Belize City
Accomodation
Night at Lodge at Big Falls (Belize City)

Day 3: Blue Creek Cave; Ixcacao Maya Chocolatier and River Tubing

Another full day of nature, adventure and culture. This tour includes river tubing from the lodge, and a hike/swim into Blue Creek Cave. You’ll also visit Ixcacao (the only Maya chocolatier in Toledo) for a tour of the cacao grove and a chance to practice basic chocolate making.

Meals: Not included

Visited:
Toledo District Belize City
Accomodation
Night at Lodge at Big Falls (Belize City)

Day 4: Big Falls Birdwatching to the Beaches of Placencia

For your last morning at Big Falls, enjoy a morning bird watching tour with a local expert. After lunch, you’ll travel by van to Placencia, small Creole fishing village and resort located at the end of a sand spit, along the Central Coast of Southern Belize. Placencia is known for having some of the best beaches in Belize. Upon arrival at the hotel, settle into your accommodations, then head to the beach and explore this fun beach community!

Meals: Includes Continental Breakfast

Visited:
Belize City Placencia
Accomodation
Night at Robert’s Grove (Placencia)

Day 5: Robert’s Grove - Beach Day

The day is yours to enjoy the three beachfront freshwater swimming pools and use of the resort’s canoes, kayaks and sailboats. Take out a resort bicycle, or hop on the shuttle into Placencia town.

Meals: Includes Continental Breakfast

Visited:
Placencia
Accomodation
Night at Robert’s Grove (Placencia)

Day 6: Cruising to reach ​Ranguana Caye

Private Island Excursion Cruise out to this picture-perfect 2 acre private island for some paddle boarding, kayaking, a snorkel around the island and even time for a hammock nap! Includes a delicious beach barbeque.

Meals: Includes Continental Breakfast

Visited:
Ranguana Caye Placencia
Accomodation
Night at Robert’s Grove (Placencia)

Day 7: Mayflower Bocawina National Park

After breakfast, travel by van to Bocawina Rainforest Resort, your eco-lodge in the heart of Mayflower Bocawina National Park. Today you will glide through the pristine rainforest canopy on the longest zipline in Belize, with 14 platforms and 9 different runs. You’ll hike up the slopes to the start of the zip-line for a thorough safety briefing from your guides. Then, outfitted in your safety harness, you will climb to the first platform where your adventure through the canopy begins. After your zip-line, you’ll have time to walk the trails or swim in the river before enjoying a casual dinner.

Meals: Includes Continental Breakfast

Visited:
Placencia Bocawina Hill
Accomodation
Night at Bocawina Rainforest Resort (Bocawina Hill)

Day 8: Waterfall Hike and Horseback Riding or Birdwatching

After breakfast, embark on our exhilarating Antelope Falls adventure - an invigorating hike through the rainforest, learning about the flora and fauna from your guides. After the hike,enjoy a picnic lunch while you cool off in the refreshing emerald pools at the top of the falls. From the top you can see all the way to the Caribbean Sea. At this point you can decide to go on a waterfall rappel or just relax and swim in this breathtaking setting. This afternoon, choose between horseback riding in the jungle or a fascinating guided birdwatching walk... 237 different bird species have been identified in the park!

Meals: Includes Continental Breakfast

Visited:
Bocawina Hill
Accomodation
Night at Bocawina Rainforest Resort (Bocawina Hill)

Day 9: Cave Tubing and the Inland Blue Hole

The ancient Maya believed caves were the entrance to the underground world. We’ll go for a short hike before putting our tubes into the water. These caves are registered archaeological sites, and only accessible with a registered guide. We end your day with a visit to the Inland Blue Hole , an interesting structure formed by the collapse of an underground limestone cave. The river running through the original cavern still flows through the cave system, and there is a sapphire-colored pool at the bottom of the cenote. Enjoy a cool and refreshing swim in the Blue Hole before heading back to the resort.

Meals: Includes Continental Breakfast

Visited:
Bocawina Hill
Accomodation
Night at Bocawina Rainforest Resort (Bocawina Hill)

Day 10: Rainforest to Reef!

Wake up to the sounds of the tropical rainforest. After breakfast, travel the scenic Hummingbird Highway to the boat launch at Belize City, stopping at the Belize Zoo and Mayan ruins of Altun Ha along the way. Your water taxi will transport you to your base for exploring the reef - the resort town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. It is Belize’s largest island (approx 36 miles) and boasts an amazing coral reef system. San Pedro is a bustling town rich in culture and history, and is the water sports capital of Belize. Settle into the resort and spend the rest of the day at the beach and exploring the town.

Meals: on own

Visited:
Bocawina Hill Ambergris Caye
Accomodation
Night at Ramon’s Village Resort (Ambergris Caye)

Day 11: Ramon’s Village Resort - Beach Day

Regarded by locals and visitors as ‘the best beach on Ambergris Caye’, the beach at Ramon’s Village Resort is a 500 foot long, well-manicured section of white coral sand. Rent a kayak, stand up paddle board or snorkel set from the resort, or just relax in a hammock with a refreshing drink. Later, go for a wander through the cobblestone streets of San Pedro Town!

Meals: on own

Visited:
Ambergris Caye San Pedro Town
Accomodation
Night at Ramon’s Village Resort (Ambergris Caye)

Day 12: Experience an amazing Adventure Day

Choose what Belize Barrier Reef highlight you’d like to experience! The resort town of San Pedro (and Ramons Village Resort) offer a variety of amazing reef adventures - from a beach picnic/sailing cruise, to a Manatee snorkelling trip out to Caye Caulker. One of the top visitor experiences is an excursion to the Great Blue Hole, made famous by legendary French explorer Jacques Cousteau. Different Blue Hole tours include helicopter, snorkelling and diving; minimum numbers may apply.

Meals: on own

Visited:
Ambergris Caye
Accomodation
Night at Ramon’s Village Resort (Ambergris Caye)

Day 13: Explore the Island by Golf Cart

Today, we’ve included a full day golf cart rental, a fun way to get a full feel for the island and what the different areas have to offer - be sure to check out Secret Beach! Consider rounding out your day with one of the many optional reef tours available on-island.

Meals: on own

Visited:
Ambergris Caye
Accomodation
Night at Ramon’s Village Resort (Ambergris Caye)

Day 14: Morning Snorkel at Hol Chan - Shark Ray Alley

This is one of the area’s most popular snorkel adventures – a half day morning snorkel tour to Hol Chan Marine Resort and Shark Ray Alley , including an exciting ‘swim with the sharks’ (Nurse sharks are friendly!) You’ll have the rest of the day free to book an optional tour, go for a bike ride or maybe take a stroll along the beach.

Meals: on own

Visited:
Ambergris Caye
Accomodation
Night at Ramon’s Village Resort (Ambergris Caye)

Day 15: Day at Leisure before departure

Your tour ends here. Choose how to spend your last day enjoying Ambergris Caye. We can assist with arrangements to Belize international airport, Belize City and other parts of Belize.

Visited:
Ambergris Caye Belize City

Punta Gorda Toledo District Belize City Placencia Ranguana Caye Bocawina Hill Ambergris Caye San Pedro Town

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £2,790 / 15 days
Excluding international flights
Price per person, based on double occupancy

Included in price:

  • 14 night accommodation : 3 nights Big Falls Double Cabana + 3 nights Robert’s Grove Standard Ocean View + 3 nights Bocawina Standard Room + 5 nights Ramon’s Village Seaside Standard Room
  • Land transfers as described in the itinerary
  • Flight Belize City to Toledo Punta Gorda
  • Guided activities and tours: Lubaantun Mayan Site; Living Maya tour, Rio Blanco, Blue Creek Cave; Ixcacacao Mayan Chocolatier, River tubing, birdwatching Big Falls
  • Ranguana Caye private island day trip (kayak, SUP and snorkeling included)
  • Waterfall rappelling and/or hike; horseback riding or bridwatching tour
  • Cave tubing and inland blue hole
  • Visit Belize Zoo and Altun Ha mayan site
  • Half day snorkeling Hol Chan / Shark Ray Alley
  • Half Day Golf Cart Rental
  • Free beach rentals at Robert’s Grove: kayaks, canoes, bike , catamaran sailboats, and more!
  • Continental breakfast Robert’s Grove and Bocawina Government taxes and fees

Not included in price:

  • Post-trip transfer to Belize International Airport or other parts of Belize
  • Optional activities including fishing and scuba diving (no diving 24 hours prior to intl flights)
  • All other meals
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Snorkel set rentals (Ramon’s) Gratuities
  • Marine reserve fees (collected in cash on site)
  • Fishing Licenses
  • International Flights and Airport Departure Tax
  • Extra costs due to late arrivals
  • Lost baggage and other circumstances beyond our control

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