Belize, A Road Less Travelled (6n/7d)

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave System

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave System

This exhilarating multi-sport itinerary takes you off the beaten path to explore Belize like few can! The tour takes you into the Belizean jungle and white sand islands to stay in unique lodges and explore lost Maya archaeology sites, River Cave Systems, Rainforest Scenery on foot, by bike, in canoes and on inner tubes! Explore the beautiful rainforest and the largest reef in the western hemisphere as well as the famous sites of Xunantunich, Cahal Pech and the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave system.

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Lodge (D)
We will pick up clients from Belize City and transfer them to the lodge. For different arrival times we will provide separate transfers. Upon arrival, enjoy a warm welcome dinner at the lodge and on continuation a creatures of the night walk thought the nearby jungle. Overnight & Welcome dinner at Pooks Hill lodge (3N) • 2-hour shuttle from Belize City to Pook’s Hill • Evening jungle walk/hike [1.5 hours]

Day 2: Actun Tunichil Muknal – Bike Hike&Caving  (B,L,D)
Today guests will explore the most famous and adventurous cave in Belize, Atun Tunich Macnal Cave. We start the day by mounting our mountain bikes and enjoying an adventurous ride through the jungle and savanna. After an hour we reach the edge of the Tapir reserve and start our jungle hike towards the entrance of the cave. Once inside this unique mixture between a dry and water cave we will witness Maya pottery, stalactites and stalagmites as well as the remains from ancient Maya ceremonies. This cave holds an amazing surprise right at the end of the visit! After an adventurous day we get back to our lodge in time for sunset. • Hiking to cave entrance [45 min / 2 mile long Gorge] • Caving / swimming [2+ hours]

Day3: Temples and canoeing (B,L,D)
We transfer to the heart of the Cayo district this morning. First we visit the impressive Maya site of Xunatunich, “Stone Maiden” which has a picturesque setting on the shores of the river and offers lovely views from the top of the main temple. After our tour and a short drive we arrive at the put in point for our canoe adventure, either on Moan or Macao River depending on water levels at different times of the year. Our river canoeing adventure takes us downstream through rainforest scenery and farmlands. At the end of the trip, after lunch in a local restaurant, we visit the small buy highly interesting Mayan site of Cahal Pech and transfer back to the lodge. • Canoeing  [2 hours] • Xunantunich [1 hour] • Shuttle time 2 hour

Day 4: Jaguar Pax Cave Tubing & Transfer to Ambergris Caye Island (B,L,D)
This morning we transfer to Belize Airport. On the way guests will stop to enjoy the famous cave tubing tour at Jaguar Paw where you float downriver on inner tubes through caves and rainforest scenery. Visit Belize zoo From Belize Airport you will fly to Ambergris Caye Island over the blue waters of the Caribbean. Once at the island you are transferred to your beachfront hotel. Your hotel has an onsite dive shop where dive, snorkel & other tours can be booked. It is also centrally located for the shops and nightlife of San Pedro and itself has a great bar & restaurant. Overnight at Journeys end resort or similar • Transfer to Belize City [1.5 hours]• Cave tubing [3 hours] • Tour of Belize Zoo and Tropical Educational Center [1-2 hours] • Flight  15 min • Boat ride 20 min

Day 5: Shark Ray Alley & Hol Chan Marine Park (B,L,D)
After breakfast you can enjoy the famous Shark Ray Alley and Hol Chan Marine park snorkel trip where you get to see a variety of marine life including sting rays and harmless sharks. Then you can have a free afternoon to relax or book another trip – payable locally. • Snorkel Trip [half day] • Boat ride 20 min

Day 6: Free day to Relax (B,L,D)
Today you can just relax on the beach, have some Spa Treatments or we can help to arrange another trip, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving etc – all payable locally. • Optional Activities [Some with additional Cost – Inquire at hotel]

Day 7: Transfer out (B)
After breakfast we will transfer clients to the international airport in time for their international flight out. • 15-minute fight to Belize City (departs every half hour)

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