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Highlights of Belize

Overview

This amazing tour of Belize begins in Belize city before transferring to a beautiful lodge in San Ignacio. You will stay here for four nights, where you can enjoy the amazing facilities and delicious food. Over these next few days the tour is packed with amazing activities.

Firstly, you take a short journey to San Jose Succotz for a tour of the amazing Xunantunich Mayan ruins. A tour guide is available to give you some historical background on these amazing and fascinating ruins and how the ended up here! Then you go deep underground for a thrilling cave tubing trip! This fun ride is suitable for anyone- have fun floating along underground.

The following day you visit a local Mayan community and have the opportunity to peruse their local made goods, before a chocolate tour learing about and, of course, tasting(!) the worlds favorite sweet treat!

Again venturing underground, you embark on a cave tour to see this natural spectacle walking through a maze of underground wilderness.

Next is a trip back to Belize City where you visit Belize Zoo before taking a small, local flight over to the South of Ambergris Caye - San Pedro.

Whilst in San Pedro you have got plenty of time to relax is this beautiful paradise - surrounded by sparkling blue seas and golden sands it really is a dream location.

You then take part in a snorkeling tour to see the best of the marine wildlife! San Pedro is famous for being the ideal place to spot a plethora of incredible, exotic sea life so you will learn how to spot the best underwater critters. In the evening, you will go on a sunset cruise to really appreciate the beauty of the area.

This place really is like a deserted island! With it's truly stunning surroundings you will not want to leave, but it's time to fly back to Belize city for your onward flight!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Belize City
Arrival in Belize City and transfer to San Ignacio where you will stay in a luxury resort for the night and have your first taste of Belize cuisine!

Day 2: San Ignacio
This morning you will take a short journey to San Jose Succotz for a tour of the amazing Xunantunich Mayan ruins.

Then you embark on an amazing Cave Tubing trip! Right next to the Xunantunich ruins you lie back on your big inflatable ring and float your way down underground. Suitable for all ages and abilities this is really good fun! Return to the resort in the evening for dinner.

Day 3: San Ignacio
After breakfast you will take a trip to see the San Antonio women’s group – a traditional Mayan agricultural community who live in the beautiful setting of San Antoni in ‘Tanah’, meaning ‘our home’. They have a local market you can visit with breads, jewellery and pottery.

The area is also famous for chocolate! So you will go on a chocolate tour learning all about how it is made as well as, of course, tasting!


Day 4: San Ignacio
Today you take part in an exciting cave tour! Exploring an underground wilderness in the area. You have the afternoon to relax and enjoy the area or the facilities in the lodge before dinner.

Day 5: San Ignacio – Belize City – San Pedro
Transfer from San Ignacio to Belize City, visiting Belize Zoo en route! From Belize City you take a small local fight to San Pedro, just over the water to the most Southern point of the island of Ambergris Caye.

Stay in a luxury hotel for the evening.

Day 6: San Pedro
After breakfast and a briefing with a local expert, you visit Hol Chan marine reserve and take a magical Shark Ray Alley snorkelling tour!

Don’t panic, this popular diving spot does not contain any dangerous sharks, but does have an amazing variety of marine life for you to see.

Day 7: San Pedro
Today you have the day to enjoy this exquisitely beautiful island where the turquoise seas, white sandy beaches and scattered palm trees are like something from a film!

This evening you embark upon a sunset cruise around the area.

Day 8: San Pedro
You have the whole day again today take part in any extra activities like diving, snorkelling or a boat ride just let us know what you want to do. Or if relaxing on the beach with a cocktail is more your style – that’s fine too!

Day 9: Departure
From the hotel you will be taken to the airstrip where you head back to Belize City for your onward flight.

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Essentials

Included:
  • All transfers/private transfers where mentioned.
  • All internal transport.
  • Accommodation including breakfast.
  • Excursions/Activities mentioned in the itinerary (unless otherwise stated).
  • Bilingual guides for transfers/activities.
  • Not Included:
  • International flights.
  • Internal flights (if applicable).
  • Airport taxes (if applicable).
  • Meals & drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips & personal expenses.
  • National Park, Natural reserves or museum entrance fees (if applicable).
  • Essentials

    Are you wondering about flights, deposits and other bits and pieces? Here are a few items of essential information that could help with the planning of your trip with Tango Tours. If you have any questions please just contact us.

    International Flights
    Getting to South America is straightforward from most areas of the world, but you may find that the choice is bewildering, or you’re not sure about the easiest route. Tango Tours are experienced in planning flights and we are very happy to advise you on the different choices available.

    Because prices tend to increase closer to your departure date, we advise that you buy your international flight tickets as soon as you have made a decision about your tour.

    As an ATOL bonded tour operator, we can assist in your purchase of international flights. In fact, your entire tour can be protected under our ATOL licence by booking your international flight with us. Please note that 100% of your flight ticket price is payable on tour confirmation.

    Internal Flights
    As with international flights, Tango Tours' friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to assist in the selection and purchase of internal flights. Some itineraries require that you arrive at a particular destination at a required time/date. Therefore, it is vital that you book the right flights and times of arrival. Why not let Tango Tours book all your flights for you?

    Our ATOL licence will protect your whole tour if your internal flights are purchased through us. Please note that 100% of your flight ticket price is payable on tour confirmation.

    Deposit
    To confirm your booking with Tango Tours, we require a 20% deposit for the ground-based arrangements. (This excludes flight prices, as these a payable in full on the point of booking.) The balance of your tour is then payable 10 weeks prior to departure.

    Accommodation

    Sometimes the accommodation stated in the itinerary may be subject to change. This is because the suggested hotels cannot be confirmed until booking is made and availability is checked. If any hotel is unavailable, a similar hotel will be offered instead. You can be assured that we will always strive to provide the best accommodation to suit your budget.

    Activities
    We provide brief activity/excursion information in the itinerary. Of course, you might like to know more and we are very happy to provide more in-depth details regarding any included activity/excursion. You only have to contact us to find out more.