Xunantunich ruins in Belize

Belize Culture and Heritage Senior Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Belize, Guatemala

Places Visited

Ambergris Caye, Placencia, San Ignacio, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

Experience the essence of the Caribbean and the unique histories of the jungle during your customizable 9-day culture and heritage tour to Belize for seniors. Your private excursions with specialist guides will travel at your preferred pace to uncover the unique wonders of Belize’s traditions and preserved customs. From sampling the local cuisine to discovering ancient Mayan ruins hidden in the rainforest, your getaway to Belize offers a majestic introduction to land and sea.

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the grandeur of Mayan culture and preserved heritage on a private tour of Tikal, which will culminate in a view from Templo IV
  • Immerse yourself in the heritage of chocolate in the Central American jungles on a tour that explores Maya traditions, historic flavors, and contemporary tastes
  • Uncover the fabulous connection between wildlife and culture when on a safari on the Monkey River in search of manatees and howler monkeys
  • Traverse the culinary marvels of Ambergris Caye on a private food tour of San Pedro, which will reveal the diverse and layered heritage of the island
  • Search for the majestic scarlet macaw during your private tour of the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Wander through one of the largest preserved Mayan sites in Belize on a private tour of Xunantunich
  • Snorkel among the incredible marine life at Hol Chan National Park with visions of the world’s second-largest barrier reef
  • Explore the Ambergris Lagoon with researches from the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary to view and learn about crocodiles up-close

Detailed Description

From the traditions of crafting chocolate to the heritage that is connected to Belize’s to fishing villages, your luxurious 9-day senior trip to Belize shines a light on the unique culture and captivating heritage of this Central American country. From the jungle terrain to the azure Caribbean Sea, your tour of Belize will provide you with luxurious accommodations and accommodating, knowledgeable guides to offer you easy access to secluded corners of the country. You will travel from Ambergris Caye to Placencia and onward to San Ignacio for insight into the different ways that contemporary customs have evolved.

Your exciting tour of Belize for active seniors will begin with your arrival at San Pedro Airport on Ambergris Caye, where you will meet your private transfer outside of baggage claim. You will have three nights to experience the contemporary culture of the island with a private introduction through a food tour that will showcase the fabulous array of flavors and the diversity of culinary customs. You will plunge into the water at Hol Chan Marine Park for insight into the coastal villages with a private snorkeling tour before traversing the freshwater lagoon with research specialists to search for crocodiles.

Two nights in Placencia will present you with a unique perspective of Belize heritage and culture with a guided tour that will lead you along the pathways of Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Here, you can find a long history of local communities in connection to the preserved forest and wildlife. You will also be provided with a boat tour on Monkey River, which will reveal the fantastic activity of endangered black howler monkeys and the unique views of agile manatees.

You will continue to your gorgeous accommodation near San Ignacio in the jungles around Southern Belize for four nights. After arriving in the town with your private transfer, you will have a tour of a cacao farm with a demonstration on how to craft chocolate before participating in a fabulous cooking class that will highlight the local cuisine. Lastly, you will travel through Xunantunich at your preferred pace for an introduction to the Maya civilization in Belize. Here, you can enjoy visiting the staggering grounds of the preserved Mayan temples at Tikal during a guided tour.

Starting Price

$3,145 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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