Belize Nature Tour (8n/9d)

Take a trip into the rainforest to Lamanai Lodge

Take a trip into the rainforest to Lamanai Lodge

Day 1, Lamanai (L,D)
Arrive Belize & transfer into the rainforest to Lamanai Lodge by bus and then boat. Lamanai Lodge 3N (Std Room with 2 queen beds).

Day 2 & 3, Lamanai (BLD) (SIB Activities)
Enjoy 2 full days of wildlife activities and a visit to the impressive Lamanai Site on the shore of the lagoon. All meals are included and guests can pick from a selection of tours each day which are operated on a collective basis. Crocodile Encounter, Birding Expeditions, Native Fishing, Lamanai Maya Ruins, Breakfast on the River Howler Trek, Airboat Safari, Maya Medicine Trail, Sunrise Canoe Excursion, Cultural Immersion: The Mennonites, Snook and Tarpon Fishing, Jungle Dawn, Starlight Canoeing, Spotlight Safari, Cultural Immersion: The Milpa, Sunrise at Crab Catcher Lagoon, Sunset Cocktail Cruise, Crocodile Nest Search. Night Walk, Irish Creek at Dawn

Day 4, Punta Gorda (B) (Unguided Transfer)
Transfer out of Lamanai to Belize airport and then fly down to the southern coastal area. This is where you really start to get off the beaten track as you arrive in the unspoilt beauty of the Toledo District with its strong Maya culture. Arrival at the Lodge in time for cocktails and orientation to the Lodge before you dine in the softly lit ambience of the Lodge’s restaurant. Lodge at Big Falls (3N) in Std Room with 2 queen beds

Day 5, Mayan harpist & Lubaantun Site (B,L) (Guided)
Begins with an early morning guided bird walk along the river bank and through the orchard and meadows around the Lodge. After breakfast you will betaken to visit the home of Mr Florencio Mes a Kek’chi Mayan harpist and instrument maker.  Visit his workshop, hear him play and tour his kitchen garden.  Then on to Lubaantun Mayan site where the Crystal Skull was discovered in 1926 followed by a visit to Rio Blanco National Park for lunch and a swim beneath the waterfall and to explore the natural history of the riverside with a local Mayan guide.

Day 6, Blue Creek Village (B,L) (Guided)
After breakfast you will be driven the thirteen miles to Blue Creek village where you will spend the day with very experienced local guides with a deep knowledge of rainforest medicinal plants and of the caves system in the hills and mountainsides around Blue Creek.  Blue Creek offers variety of activities to suit the seasons including swimming into the cave where Blue Creek emerges from the mountainside, hiking through a dry cave higher up in the mountainside, exploring a medicinal plant trail or visiting your Mayan guide’s home and learning how to grind corn and make tortillas.  For the very energetic there is also the option of climbing the steep side of the valley to the peak where you can gain magnificent views of the forest between Blue Creek and the coast twenty miles away.

Day 7, Transfer to Placencia (B) (Unguided transfer)
Transfer to Placencia and check into your beachfront hotel. Free time to relax before we set sail for a sunset Catamaran Sailing Adventure. Overnight Placencia Hotel (2N) in Sea View Villa with 1 Queen bed and a Futon Bed in the living room.

Day 8, Snorkel Tour & Beach Relaxation (B) (Guide HD)
Today guests are picked up for a half day snorkel adventure out on the famous reef of Belize. The afternoon is then free to relax on the beach at the hotel or book another adventure.

Day 9, Transfer out (B) (Unguided transfer)
Fly back to the mainland to Belize International Airport in plenty of time for your flight out.

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