Lamanai Mayan ruins in Belize

Discovering Belize Tour: Cayes, Placencia, Mayan History and Wildlife

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Countries Visited

Belize, Guatemala

Places Visited

San Ignacio, Tikal, Placencia Peninsula, Ambergris Caye

Suggested Duration

14 Days

Discover the best of it all on this handcrafted two-week tour with several days in Ambergris Caye, several in Western Belize, and a short jaunt to Guatemala and Tikal. Search for jaguars, ride in a canoe and tube, explore the Mayan underworld, and snorkel with sharks. Belize is an indelibly relaxed country that is epitomized by white island beaches and deserted Caribbean coastlines.

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Trip Highlights

  • Bask in the tranquility of white-sand island life with a couple of days in Ambergris Caye
  • Uncover the secrets of Western Belize in San Ignacio, which is a charming base for visiting wildlife reserves and Mayan relics
  • Venture to Guatemala for an afternoon and morning at the Mayan city of Tikal
  • Complete your vacation with relaxed nights on the southern coast at Placencia
  • Snorkel in the Caribbean at the Great Blue Hole, Shark Ray Alley, and Gladden Split
  • Discover lesser-known Maya sites, including Lamanai, Caracol, Xunantunich, and the underworld of Actun Tunichil Muknal
  • Escape to jungle and mountains as you canoe the Barton Creek cave and cave-tube the Monkey River and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Absorb the friendliness and color of Belize’s culture

Detailed Description

During this adventurous 14-day Belize tour, you will snorkel in Shark Ray Alley, find Mayan temples in the jungle, explore nature reserves, and search for rare wildlife. Every day can be relaxing, even if it involves trekking to a Mayan temple, swimming at Rio On Falls, and canoeing through Barton Creek Cave. Draped along the Caribbean Sea, this small country is easy to navigate and has a vast range of highlights to discover. Handcrafted for explorers and curious minds, this two-week tour will allow you to discover the best of Belize. This tour will also spit your time between the white-sand cayes, the lush interior, and the southern coastline.

Your tour will begin at the best-known of Belize’s destinations, Ambergris Caye. Surrounded by Caribbean waters and part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this white sandy base quickly introduces the tranquility of the country. You can bask in the laid-back island life, snorkel in Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Shark Ray Alley, and explore the Great Blue Hole. In the evenings, you can relax at your lodge and look out over the Caribbean.

You will then travel to San Ignacio via a combination of water-taxi and forest roads. Your days here will be all about the interior. Here, you try out cave-tubing, canoeing, and hiking in Mountain Pine Ridge Nature Reserve, and exploring the Mayan site of Xunantunich. During your time here, you will be surrounded by forest and  immersed in the local life. You will spend the next day in Guatemala, where you can explore the Tikal ruins in the afternoon before returning to them for a temple sunrise the following day.

After returning to Belize, you will spend your final few nights in Placencia, which is a coastal destination of luxury developments and beautiful beaches. You can spend a day diving or snorkeling around Gladden Split for a spectacular experience. You can also spend an afternoon on Monkey River and a morning in Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to jaguars and other rare creatures.

Starting Price

$4,895 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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