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Adventurous Belize Vacation from Caves to Cayes


FROM £$ 2989

Private Tour Highlights

  • Feeling the thrill of an exhilarating jungle hike before exploring an ancient Mayan cave system.
  • Relaxing on the idyllic shores of Belize’s largest Island, Ambergris Caye.
  • Reveling in the majesty of Xunantunich, an important Maya ceremonial center with spellbinding views from the El Castillo complex.
  • Navigating the trails at Ixchel Farm to learn about the medicinal forest plants used for healing.
  • Swimming to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and snorkeling the famous ‘Shark Ray Alley’.
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Tour Overview

Yampu’s Adventurous Belize Vacation from Caves to Cayes tour includes a visit to the Belize Zoo and the Xunantunich Maya site, with a stay near the town of San Ignacio in the Cayo District. We will also visit the Rainforest Medicinal Trails, Butterfly Farm and Cahal Pech Maya site, and embark on a fascinating cave-tubing excursion on the spectacular seven-mile-long “River of Caves” underground. We then return to Belize City to fly to San Pedro in Ambergris Caye, where we will take a snorkel excursion in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and have 3 days to relax and enjoy the beaches and coral reef!

Price includes Belize City to San Pedro return, hotel accommodation with daily continental breakfast, guided tours in English, meals where specified, entrance fees, transportation between hotels, transfers between airport and hotel, naturalist guides and taxes. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.
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Double £$2649 £$2989 £$3615 £$3844
Single £$4604 £$5227 £$6674 £$7132

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary


Belize City

Upon arrival in Belize City, be met by a guide who will assist with the transfer to the Cayo Disctrict. En route, visit the Belize Zoo and the Xunantunich Maya Site. The Belize Zoo is located at Mile 31 on the Western Highway, a 40-minute drive from Belize City. Only indigenous species are housed at the Zoo, all of which have been either rescued or donated from owners who could not take care of the animals properly. The "guests" are housed in large compounds containing what would be their natural habitat. Birds, cats, crocodiles, monkeys, the list seems endless. A great opportunity to view and photograph those beasts of the rainforest not easily seen in the wild.

Lunch and a great shopping opportunity will recharge the batteries for the afternoon's delights! Tour continues along the Western Highway through San Ignacio in the Cayo District, until we arrive at the village of San Jose Succotz where a hand cranked ferry carries vehicle and passengers to the other side of the Mopan River. One more mile will bring the visitor to the impressive Maya Site of Xunantunich (Maiden of the Rock). A major ceremonial center, and one of the countries larger excavated sights, the view from the largest pyramid El Castillo is remarkable.

Note: if one is to arrive in the afternoon, a night in Belize City will be required. less


Full day tour of Barton Creek & Greens Hills Butterfly Farm

It takes 45 minutes approximately from San Ignacio to this exciting canoe trip into a remote cave formerly used by the ancient Mayans as a burial site and for ceremonial purposes. A visit to Barton Creek Cave involves spending over an hour paddling canoes along an ancient Mayan waterway inside the mountain. The guide will point out skulls and artifacts as one passes between stalactites. The high ceiling, beautiful rock flows and cathedral chambers make this a beautiful place to photograph. The cave is adorned with stalactites and stalagmites. Mayan pottery shards and bones can be observed by the guide’s spotlights.
After lunch have a relaxing afternoon at the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch where one can enjoy the unique pleasure of seeing beautiful and spectacular butterflies fluttering about in a tropical environment; flitting and feeding from flower to flower. See the amazing life cycle of the butterfly and compare the colors and difference of caterpillars and cocoons. The Belize Butterfly House, Located in the Cayo district, between limestone’s hills covered with lush vegetation one will find "Green Hills", the Belize Butterfly Ranch and Botanical Collections. Flocks of butterflies, from brilliant blue to gorgeous orange, dazzling yellow to intriguing gray, fly freely in a 3,300 sq. ft., beautifully landscaped flight area: The largest live butterfly display in Belize. En-route to the cave one will drive through the traditional Mennonite village of Upper Barton Creek. less


Cave Branch River

Transfer

Transfer from the hotel to the Cave Branch River and its winding path through the Maya Mountain, and numerous ancient caves once inhabited by the Maya. On arrival at Jaguar Paw, be prepared for a 45-minute jungle trail hike. The guide will point out various plants, roots, and herbs once used by the ancient Mayas. The entrance tunnel that heads into the underground cave system is the start of an eye-opening adventure. The guide hands out flashlights just before floating in inflated inner tubes assisted by a gentle current that takes through the cave system. Intricate crystalline formations line the caves, and stalagmites and stalactites add to the serene opulence of nature. Come dressed in bathing suits, T-shirts, shorts, tennis shoes or water shoes. A change of clothes, shoes and a towel are recommended. Eat a delicious lunch of rice, beans and stewed chicken, a Belizean specialty.

Land transfer back to Belize City to take the flight to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. less


Hol Chan marine Reserve

Half-day snorkel trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Afternoon of leisure.

Half-day snorkel trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Afternoon of leisure.


Day of leisure

Day of leisure.

Day of leisure.


Day of leisure

Day of leisure.

Day of leisure.


Flight Home

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Belize, or choose from optional add-ons in Belize, Guatemala (Tikal) or other Central American countries.

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Belize, or choose from optional add-ons in Belize, Guatemala (Tikal) or other Central American countries.

San Ignacio, Belize The Green House, San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize

Ambergris Caye, Corozal, Belize

Places You'll See

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    Belize City

    The largest city in its country of the same name, Belize is the commercial center of the country. Be sure to take in the Colonial architecture and enjoy walking and horse-and-buggy tours of this magnificent beach city. Enjoy the ocean breeze and visit the local zoo with a chance to see Lucky Boy, the Zoo’s beloved rescued Jaguar.

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    San Ignacio

    Known for its lush forests, waterfalls and archeological sites, San Ignacio is the place for adventure. Hike and trek through the dense jungle and visit ancient Mayan sites such as Xunantunich, once a Maya ceremonial center. Also, get acquainted with nature with a visit to the Noj Ka’ax H’Men Eljio Panti National Park.

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    Ambergris Caye

    Take in the striking white sands and blue waters at Ambergris Caye, the largest Island of Belize. With so many options for entertainment and adventure, one will never grow bored! Take on the Mayan Underworld, a series of caves that one can experience through tubing. Enjoy the wildlife with birding or scuba diving, or just relax in the soft snow-white sands.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

San Ignacio : Black Rock Lodge

Ambergris Caye : Ramon’s Village

Ambergris Caye : Sunbreeze

4 Star Properties

San Ignacio : San Ignacio Hotel

San Ignacio : Pooks Hill Lodge

Ambergris Caye : Victoria House

Ambergris Caye : El Pescador

5 Star Properties

San Ignacio : Ka’ana Boutique Resort

San Ignacio : Chaa Creek (cottage collection room)

Ambergris Caye : Portofino

Ambergris Caye : Victoria House (Casita)

Luxury Properties

San Ignacio : Chaa Creek Hotel (garden suite)

Ambergris Caye : Las Terrazas

Ambergris Caye : Matachica Resort


Bryony and Peter C, from Australia

Traveled April, 2013

Everything went completely to plan and we cannot speak highly enough of all our guides

Just letting you know that we arrived safely back in Australia today. We would like to thank you for arranging such a great trip through central-america for us. Everything went completely to plan and we cannot speak highly enough of all our guides. We were picked up and dropped off at the advised times with the minimum of fuss, tours were excellent, well planned and our guides were extremely knowledgeable and easy to get on with. Our accommodation was very good and all included meals were of top quality and organized for our requests.

Andy and Joan.

Traveled August, 2015

Both Joan and I had a fabulous time away

Both Joan and I had a fabulous time away and very much appreciate everything that you did to make it possible. The wildlife, particularly the sea turtles we saw laying their eggs, the monkeys, the tapir we tracked, and all of the different bird types that we encountered, were all great experiences. We also enjoyed the relaxation time that we had in Belize, where the snorkeling and diving was also good.

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Traveled February, 2015

Great job, I always recommend you

They had a fantastic time- your choices were perfect. Great job, I always recommend you.

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