Hidden Gems of Belize | Yampu Tours

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Tour Highlights

  • Witness Belize's outstanding landscape and wildlife, from the teeming jungle to the warm Caribbean waters
  • Enjoy included meals throughout the itinerary prepared by local chefs
  • Snorkel among tropical reefs and lounge on deserted white sand beaches
  • Choose from numerous activities including guided forest hikes, kayaking, yoga, and fishing
  • Take part in complimentary snorkeling sessions, gear included!
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Tour Overview

Yampu travelers have the opportunity of exploring the Hidden Gems of Belize with special pricing for bookings made during the month of November 2020, starting at $2,999! Spend 8-days traversing dense tropical forests and snorkeling crystal-clear Caribbean waters while staying at two of the country’s most experiential resorts and lodges. Also during November, enjoy a complimentary free snorkeling tour of Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley when booking any 7-day Belize trip!

The journey begins in San Ignacio, revel in the abundance of wildlife along the banks of the Macal River while staying at Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge

Sweet Songs eco-friendly riverside lodge offers 21 rooms in a combination of private and family-style accommodations, providing an intimate setting for nature lovers of all ages. The Macal River is just steps away with the best beach around, where you can swim, relax, and enjoy unlimited use of tubes and canoes. The grounds are set on 20 acres of lush tropical vegetation. Adjacent to the resort grounds is the 45 acre Belize Botanic Gardens, which connects to an additional 37 acres of tropical broad-leaf forest, where you’ll find an extensive system of hiking trails, which continue on to destinations beyond the property, including the Maya archaeological site Xunantunich. The engaging staff, experienced and knowledgeable tour guides, and great tasting healthy meals are just some of the reasons that make the lodge so much more than your typical corporate-style resort.

While venturing to Belize’s iconic coral reefs, enjoy a stay at Yok Ha Resort. Set on a private 3-acre island called Waterfoot Cay, the resort has exclusive access to some of the best snorkeling, fishing, and scuba diving in the world.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the island’s beautiful tropical scenery. You can hop into one of the complimentary kayaks and paddle out to the neighboring islands, or you can rent scuba gear from the onsite dive shop and explore the offshore coral reefs. The resort also offers a number of half- or full-day tours—one takes you to Belize’s famous jaguar preserve, which also has howler monkeys and pumas. Back at the resort, Chief’s Place serves complimentary meals, including three-course dinners with fresh-seafood specials, and it’s situated right over the water.

Take a look at the suggested itinerary below and contact a Yampu Tour Consultant to travel in Yampu style. Experience more with private assistance, transfers, and tours with top of the line accommodations that have been personally inspected by Yampu’s travel experts.

 

(Valid for travel dates until April 30th, 2020. Special pricing and complimentary offers only available for new bookings made between November 1st – November 30th, 2019 with 7 days in Belize included with a stay in San Pedro within the final personalized itinerary. Cannot be applied to website template trips or packages. Complimentary service option based on travelers’ itinerary, interests, and availability. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Blackout dates apply. Please ask a Yampu Travel Expert for more information)

Inclusions
- Private land transfer from Belize International airport to Sweet Songs Lodge
- 3 night stay at Sweet Songs lodge in a King casita
- Complimentary breakfast included for 2 persons
- Private land transfer from Sweet Songs Lodge to Dangriga w/ COMPLIMENTARY Inland Blue Hole stop & Marie sharp pepper factory stop
- 4-night stay at Yok Ha Resort private island w/ all meals included (Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, coffee, water)
- Complimentary snorkel to the reef
- Shuttle transfer to and from private island & airstrip/Dangriga
breakfast at inland hotel
 Free stops at the Inland Blue Hole (park ticket included) & Marie Sharp Factory
 Free reef snorkel tour at Yok Ha – gears included/ excludes any marine fee applicable
Exclusions

- Meals not stated
- Beverages
- Tours not stated
- Gratuities to tour guides or drivers
- Extras at hotels (telephone calls, room service, porterage, laundry, alcoholic drinks, etc.)
- Meals or drinks not specified in the itinerary
- Personal and/or medical expenses
- Any incidentals out of pocket or medical expenses. Please ensure you carry appropriate insurance, which covers all the activities in this itinerary, inherited risks, luggage protection and holiday cancellation.
- Late check-out or early check-in
- International flights
- Departure taxes or immigration fees (to be paid at some airports or land borders)
- Costs associated with changes to your itinerary for reasons beyond our control
- Any other service not mentioned in the “included” list or the itinerary

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Package Price: $2999
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

Welcome to Belize, land transfer from BZE Airport to Sweet Songs Lodge

Welcome to Belize! You will be met and greeted at the Belize International airport by a representative who will be waiting at the exit door with a welcome sign with your name on it. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Western Belize, transfer time is approximately 2.5 hours.

Welcome to Belize! You will be met and greeted at the Belize International airport by a representative who will be waiting at the exit door with a welcome sign with your name on it. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Western Belize, transfer time is approximately 2.5 hours.

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Day
2

First day at leisure at Sweet Songs Lodge

With so many activities to choose from, where do you begin? You can take advantage of the Macal River right at the base of the lodge and go canoeing and tubing. You can visit some of the best ancient Maya sites in the world or explore spectacular caves while making your way through the Maya Underworld. You can set off on a birding excursion or travel on horseback across the Cayo countryside. And that's just the start.

With so many activities to choose from, where do you begin? You can take advantage of the Macal River right at the base of the lodge and go canoeing and tubing. You can visit some of the best ancient Maya sites in the world or explore spectacular caves while making your way through the Maya Underworld. You can set off on a birding excursion or travel on horseback across the Cayo countryside. And that's just the start.

Day
3

Second day at leisure at Sweets Songs Lodge

Enjoy a second day at leisure at Sweet Songs Lodge with an array of optional activities!

Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy one of the most scenic, unique, and enjoyable experiences you can have in Belize. Float along the Macal River, right from the lodge! This is a completely complimentary activity for everyone visiting Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge.

Grab a tube at the top of the trail and hike down the steps to the river entrance. Take a seat in your tube and relax! The gentle current will take you along the river, viewing beautiful scenery along the way. You’ll end your tube ride at Sweet Songs’ beach, the only beach in Cayo!

Pro Tip: Grab a drink at the Treehouse Bar before heading to the river ...read less

Day
4

Private land transfer from Sweet Songs Lodge to Dangriga, arrival to your own private island

After breakfast, be taken to the southern coast of Belize, to the town of Dangriga. On the way enjoy a visit to the Inland Blue Hole National Park and a stop at the famous Marie Sharp pepper factory.

At Dangriga, take a 20 minute boat transfer to the island.
Enjoy the evening at leisure.

After breakfast, be taken to the southern coast of Belize, to the town of Dangriga. On the way enjoy a visit to the Inland Blue Hole National Park and a stop at the famous Marie Sharp pepper factory.

At Dangriga, take a 20 minute boat transfer to the island.
Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Day
5

Days of leisure at Yok Ha Resort

Enjoy 3 days at one's own slice of paradise. This small little island is surrounded by coral formations for guest to enjoy off the beach.

Yok Ha offers a full lineup of full and half-day tours that are diverse, fun and exciting. Hike, go birding, sail out to sea or cruise up jungle rivers. Marvel at Mayan ruins or visit the world’s only Jaguar Preserve. Visitors can even converse with Howler Monkeys, but don’t be offended if they shout back!

Enjoy 3 days at one's own slice of paradise. This small little island is surrounded by coral formations for guest to enjoy off the beach.

Yok Ha offers a full lineup of full and half-day tours that are diverse, fun and exciting. Hike, go birding, sail out to sea or cruise up jungle rivers. Marvel at Mayan ruins or visit the world’s only Jaguar Preserve. Visitors can even converse with Howler Monkeys, but don’t be offended if they shout back!

Day
6

Days of leisure at Yok Ha Resort

Enjoy a day at leisure and opt to enjoy an optional, complimentary Snorkel Tour at the reef. All snorkeling gear included!

Enjoy a day at leisure and opt to enjoy an optional, complimentary Snorkel Tour at the reef. All snorkeling gear included!

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Day
7

Days of leisure at Yok Ha Resort

Spend the final full day at leisure at Yok Ha Resort. The options of activities are aplenty! Choose from numerous fishing tours, Maya encounters, marine tours, and island specials or simply kick back and relax before the flight home tomorrow.

Spend the final full day at leisure at Yok Ha Resort. The options of activities are aplenty! Choose from numerous fishing tours, Maya encounters, marine tours, and island specials or simply kick back and relax before the flight home tomorrow.

Day
8

Return flight home

Head back to the marina, then to the Dangriga airstrip for a short flight to the Belize International airport. Upon arrival, proceed to check in for the local flight.

Head back to the marina, then to the Dangriga airstrip for a short flight to the Belize International airport. Upon arrival, proceed to check in for the local flight.

Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge, a Muy'Ono Resort, San Ignacio, Belize

Yok Ha Belize Resort, Waterfoot Caye, Belize

Places You'll See

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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

Featured Accommodation

Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge

Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge, formerly duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge, is nestled along the banks of the Macal River in San Ignacio, Belize. Sweet Songs is surrounded by lush tropical forest offering incredible wildlife and bird watching. Just next door to the lodge, is the Belize Botanic Garden, the largest botanic garden in the country and owned by Judy duPlooy. The eco-lodge provides an intimate jungle setting for families, couples, and groups looking for an active vacation. Sweet Songs is a true nature lover’s paradise, perfectly located for access to the best of Belize culture and adventure. Ride horses to ancient Maya sites, sunbathe on the beach, canoe on the river, see the Mayan underworld with a cave tubing excursion, or see the jungle canopy from above on a zip line tour. There’s so much to see at Sweet Songs.

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Featured Accommodation

Yok Ha Private Island Resort

The Belize Barrier Reef is the second-longest reef in the world, and it’s dotted with hundreds of islands, or cays, just off the coast of Belize. If you look out from the mainland, you can identify these tiny islands by their clusters of towering palm trees. Yok Ha Resort enjoys one of these Caribbean enclaves all to itself 8 miles from the shore. Set on a private 3-acre island called Waterfoot Cay, the resort has exclusive access to some of the best snorkeling, fishing, and scuba diving in the world. And a short boat ride away is Dangriga, the cultural capital of Belize.

Yok Ha Resort consists of five brightly colored cabanas scattered along the edge of the Caribbean Sea: one is red with yellow trim, another is fuchsia, and a royal-blue one opens onto a yellow-and-orange porch. The resort’s most secluded cabana, Loa—or “beautiful lady”—is ideal for couples: its private deck hangs above water, creating a sheltered swimming cove, and the outdoor shower is sheltered by the island’s lush vegetation. The Chaac deluxe cabana also has stunning ocean views; the oceanfront standard rooms, meanwhile, have private verandas and exotic furnishings.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the island’s beautiful tropical scenery. You can hop into one of the complimentary kayaks and paddle out to the neighboring islands, or you can rent scuba gear from the onsite dive shop and explore the offshore coral reefs. The resort also offers a number of half- or full-day tours—one takes you to Belize’s famous jaguar preserve, which also has howler monkeys and pumas. Back at the resort, Chief’s Place serves complimentary meals, including three-course dinners with fresh-seafood specials, and it’s situated right over the water.

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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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Philicia and Trevor

Traveled March, 2017

Completely Amazing Guatemala and Belize

Our trip was completely amazing! We cannot express enough just how happy we were with Yampu services! Every hotel, tour, transfer and flight was flawlessly easy and each excursion was a wonderful experience. The only thing we had problems with was coming home and dealing with cold weather again!

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Scott B.

Traveled January 2017

Exactly the Trip I Wanted

We had a great trip – everything we did was perfect- exactly the trip I wanted – Even the Zoo was nice.

ATM cave – amazing, Caracol (Myan ruin) – fantastic – very remote.

Hidden Valley Inn – great place (also remote) – nice staff, Butterfly waterfall  (on property is also great)

Xanadu – San Pedro (Ambergris) very nice – great staff. Snorkeling was some of the best in the world – I have traveled a lot.

When in remote areas or the Zoo – Bug spray is a must.

Thank you for your help arranging this trip.

Yampu did well !!

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