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Family Vacation in Belize: Wildlife and Ancient Wonders

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PRIVATE/GROUP TOUR - 7 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $3595+

Private/Group Tour Highlights

  • Exploring the forest reserves and ancient sites of both Guatemala and Belize.
  • Diving the warm Caribbean waters off the coast of Belize, scuba diving among one of the world’s great coral reefs.
  • Visiting the impressive, mystical Maya city of Tikal for a full-day, immersive tour.
  • Birdwatching and wildlife spotting walks during time spent in the rainforests and National Parks of Belize.
  • Soaking up the sun on the pristine beaches of Plancencia while staying at the exclusive Turtle Inn Resort.
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Tour Overview

With Yampu’s Family Vacation in Belize: Wildlife and Ancient Wonders, stay at all three Coppola resorts: Blancaneaux Lodge in the Maya Mountains, La Lancha in Tikal (a deluxe jungle resort overlooking the lovely and unspoiled Lake Peten Itza), Guatemala, and Turtle Inn near the fishing village of Placencia (home to world-class diving and fishing, and some of the best beaches on the Belize mainland). While at Blancaneaux and Turtle Inn, Yampu travelers will be able to enjoy from a wide variety of excursions. From La Lancha we will explore Tikal—largest of the ruined cities of the ancient Maya civilization.

Coppola’s personal vision for Blancaneaux is one of rustic comfort in harmony with its surroundings. The focal point of each cabana and villa is the panoramic screened deck with spectacular views of the fast flowing river below.

Inclusions
Price includes flight from Flores to Belize City, Belize City to Placencia round-trip, 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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Package Price: $3595
Pricing Details

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.

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

Day
1

Flight to Belize CIty

Upon arrival, private road transfer to Blancaneaux Lodge. If one is to arrive in the morning, make a stop at the Belize Zoo.

Upon arrival, private road transfer to Blancaneaux Lodge. If one is to arrive in the morning, make a stop at the Belize Zoo.

Day
2

Optional activities at Blancaneaux Lodge

Today is free to enjoy optional activities at Blancaneaux Lodge. Choose from one of the following tours: Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Caracol Mayan Site Caracol, Rio Frio Cave and Rio On Pools, Xunantunich, Cahal Pech and Green Hills Butterfly Farm.

Today is free to enjoy optional activities at Blancaneaux Lodge. Choose from one of the following tours: Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Caracol Mayan Site Caracol, Rio Frio Cave and Rio On Pools, Xunantunich, Cahal Pech and Green Hills Butterfly Farm.

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Day
3

La Lancha

Private road transfer to La Lancha, Guatemala. Afternoon of leisure at La Lancha.

Private road transfer to La Lancha, Guatemala. Afternoon of leisure at La Lancha.

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Day
4

Tikal

Morning visit to the impressive and mystical Maya city of Tikal. One of its largest buildings is the Temple of the Two-headed Serpent, which is 70 meters high. From its peak, you can perceive the sounds of the rainforest: more than 300 species of birds, howler monkeys, ocelots, jaguars and toucans. Due to its immense value, Tikal was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979. Lunch included. Overnight at La Lancha.

Morning visit to the impressive and mystical Maya city of Tikal. One of its largest buildings is the Temple of the Two-headed Serpent, which is 70 meters high. From its peak, you can perceive the sounds of the rainforest: more than 300 species of birds, howler monkeys, ocelots, jaguars and toucans. Due to its immense value, Tikal was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979. Lunch included. Overnight at La Lancha.

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Day
5

Turtle Inn Resort

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Belize City and connect with the flight to Placencia. Upon arrival, private transfer to Turtle Inn Resort. Overnight at Turtle Inn.

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Belize City and connect with the flight to Placencia. Upon arrival, private transfer to Turtle Inn Resort. Overnight at Turtle Inn.

Day
6

Day at Leisure

Today is at leisure to enjoy optional scuba diving or other activities at Turtle Inn (not included). Overnight at Turtle Inn.

Today is at leisure to enjoy optional scuba diving or other activities at Turtle Inn (not included). Overnight at Turtle Inn.

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Day
7

Flight Home

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Belize City and connect with international flight back home.

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Belize City and connect with international flight back home.

Blancaneaux Lodge, Belmopan, Cayo, Belize

Turtle Inn, Placencia, Stann Creek, Belize

La Lancha, Tikal, Peten, Guatemala

Places You'll See

  • Tikal_Peten

    Peten

    Dotted with many Mayan Archaeological sites the area of Peten, once the hub of Mayan civilization, is full of history and ancient mysteries. Deep in the rainforests of Peten is the ancient city of Tikal, among other lost Mayan cities that have begun restoration.

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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.

  • Placencia

    Placencia

    Set out on the soft sandy beaches of Placencia while marveling at the blue waters on this caribean coastline of Belize. Snorkel along the northern hemisphere’s largest reef in these tropical waters, and then dry off with a trip into the jungle to see wildlife such as howler monkeys, crocodiles, and turtles.

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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.

Hotel Options

5 Star Properties

Mountain Pine Ridge : Blancaneaux Lodge (Garden View Cabana)

Placencia : Turtle Inn (Gardenview Cottage)

Peten : La Lancha (Rainforest Casita)

Luxury Properties

Mountain Pine Ridge : Blancaneaux Lodge (Riverfront Cabana)

Placencia : Turtle Inn (Pool-side Seaview Cottage)

Placencia : Turtle Inn (Seaview Cottage)

Peten : La Lancha (Lakeview Casitas)

Testimonials

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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Kay E.

Traveled August, 2012

thanks for all the work you did to make this a memorable experience

Mom loved Belize we are already thinking about the possibilities of a family trip someday soon. She did her first ever (at 83) snorkelling and her first golf cart ride the country is delightful and everwhere we went the people were fantastic. I would recommend this trip to anyone and have already mentioned it to several people (even in airports) our guides at Lamanai were very knowledgeable and attentive San Pedro was so different from the jungle what a fantastic experience. We did get a boat to the Blue Hole thanks for all the work you did to make this a memorable experience!!

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Lorrie

Traveled August, 2005

Your office did an excellent job of showing us the country

I just returned from my trip to Belize with my daughter and wanted to report that it was spectacular. Your office did an excellent job of showing us the country. They were prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. We had lovely accommodations and saw a lot of the variety that Belize has to offer. Lascelle was our guide for most of the time on the mainland and I know we would have missed a lot without him. When he took us to specific trails, however, he turned us over to the local guides who were also very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their specific area. The excellent care continued once we were on Ambergris Caye. We only had one scheduled adventure out there. We went snorkeling in a marine preserve and our guide was again very good at spotting the various sea creatures and in identifying them. I was also very impressed with the concern all the guides had with the care of their local ecology/ environment. One member of our snorkeling group was abusing the coral and our guide chewed him out and actually threatened to make him go back onto the boat if he did not follow the rules. I hope all the guides are as concerned as he was.All our flights were fine and the entire trip was beyond my expectations. I wanted to thank you and your staff and your Belize office for doing such an excellent job. I will definitely be on your website when I start planning my next trip!

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