Belize Highlights – Cayo and Ambergris Caye Island Travel Vacation Package
Cayo District, Caracol, Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, San Ignacio and Ambergris Caye Island
Cayo is home to forests teeming with wildlife and immaculately beautiful tropical watersheds with a variety of jungle and river lodges. The Belize Cayes (pronounced “keys,” meaning islands) are renowned for their beaches and proximity to the coral reef. From here you can indulge any water adventure: sport fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and manatee watching are among the most popular. San Pedro, the hub of Ambergris Caye, offers a variety of accommodations, restaurants, bars, and nightlife.
For a change of pace and scenery, the bay side of the caye is a great place to get acquainted with Belizean bird life.
Day 1: Cayo Clients are met at the airport and transferre to their rainforest Lodge. Overnight at Blancaneaux Lodge.
Day 2 – Cayo
Cayo First guests drive through the Mountain Pine Ridge area and down to the central rainforest where the famous site of Caracol is situated. Then guests have a private guided tour if the site with entrances and picnic lunch included. On the way back, if there is time, guests can explore the Rio Frio Pools and Caves of the Mountain Pine Ridge area. Breakfast and Lunch included. Overnight at Blancaneaux Lodge.
Day 3 – Cayo
Cayo In the morning, guests enjoy a guided horse back riding tour of the Mountain Pine Ridge area of Belize. Picnic lunch is included. In the afternoon continue on a private guided canoe trip through the wet caves at Barton Creek. Their guide will expertly maneuver them through the cave system on a canoe being careful not to damage any of the beautiful formations. (Guests are not permitted to canoe themselves) Guests can also see ancient Maya remains from when the caves were used as ritual sites. Breakfast and Lunch included. Overnight at Blancaneaux Lodge.
Day 4 – Cayo
Cayo This most famous cave trip in Belize is a real adventure and requires a certain level of physical fitness. Guests first trek through the rainforest to the mouth of the cave and from here they explore the wet cave. Guests may have to swim and wade certain sections before climbing up onto the higher platforms to view the ancient Maya ritual sites where both pottery and human remains can be seen. Breakfast and Lunch included. Overnight at Blancaneaux Lodge.
Day 5 – Ambergris Caye Island
Cayo / Ambergris Caye Island – Punta Gorda Guests transfer today down the beautiful Hummingbird Highway to the more off the beaten track, southern area of Belize known as the Toledo District. Once at our lodge we can enjoy a canoe trip down the Rio Grande River and a jungle hike back to the lodge to enjoy some dusk wildlife spotting. Breakfast included. Overnight at El Pescador.
Day 6 – Ambergris Caye Island
Ambergris Caye Island – Punta Gorda We start the day with a hike on Cerro Hill to visit local farms and enjoy a traditional Garifuna meal. Then in the afternoon we go on a bike tour of Punta Gorda town to learn about its history and explore the local sites. Breakfast and Lunch included. Overnight at El Pescador.
Day 7 – Ambergris Caye Island
Ambergris Caye Island – Punta Gorda We boat down the Rio Grande to the ocean and into the Port of Honduras protected area on the Caribbean coastline. Once out at sea we transfer to the reef and along the way we will see Caribbean marine life, inner coastal coral formations, possibly turtles and manatee. Here with your guide you will enjoy snorkeling a picnic lunch on a small caye (island) and the opportunity to spot manatee in this beautiful marine reserve. All day you will be able to spot different species of rare birds and other animals both on land and amongst the coral reefs of the largest reef in the western hemisphere. When ready we make our way back the same way to the lodge. Breakfast and Lunch included. Overnight at El Pescador.
Day 8 – Ambergris Caye Island
Ambergris Caye Island – Punta Gorda We transfer a short distance to where we begin a walk on grassy trails through the local countryside for about 1hr until we arrive at the Maya site of Lubaantun. Here we take a tour of the small yet fascinating Lubaantun Archaeological Park. Lubaantun was built and occupied during the late Classic Period (a.d. 730 – 890). It is believed that as many as 20.000 people lived in this trading centre. After the site visit we will set off to the Rio Blanco Falls National park and Santa Cruz Maya Village for jungle hike and swim in the cascading pools and off the side of the water fall. We will meet the locals and have lunch at a local family’s house. After lunch we transfer back to the lodge. Breakfast and Lunch included. Overnight at El Pescador.
Day 9 – San Pedro
Ambergris Caye Island – Punta Gorda / San Pedro Guests transfer out today to Punta Gorda airport for a flight to Belize Municipal airport where they change planes and fly over to San Pedro town on Ambergris Island and transfer to their beach hotel. Breakfast included. Overnight at Victoria House.
Day 10 – San Pedro
Ambergris Caye Island – San Pedro Guests can enjoy a half day snorkel trip today to the Marine Reserve of Hol Chan and the famous Shark Ray Alley. Free afternoon. Guests can use the free kayaks and hobbie cats at the hotel and there is fabulous snorkeling at the reef just a short distance from the Hotel’s beach. Breakfast included. Overnight at Victoria House.
Day 11 – San Pedro
Ambergris Caye Island – San Pedro Guests can enjoy a free day relaxing or taking part in activities at the hotel or can arrange another tour locally. Breakfast included. Overnight at Victoria House.
Day 12 – San Pedro
Ambergris Caye Island – San Pedro Today guests will be taken by boat to the San Pedro airport for their short flight over to Belize international in plenty of time to connect with their international flight out. Breakfast included.
- Chaa Creek – Cayo District
Chaa Creek, a private 340-acre nature reserve set along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, is comprised of 23 comfortable palm-thatched rooms, conference center, restaurant and bar, and a full service spa – all nestled along the riverside in a setting of unmatched beauty and tranquility.Blancaneaux Lodge – Cayo
Blancaneaux Lodge, owned by Francis Ford Coppola, offers a delicately balanced mix of luxurious comfort and natural beauty. Situated along the banks of the Privassion River, 17 villas with soaring hardwood and hand-woven thatch ceilings rise from the jungle on stilts. A riverside spa offers a massive hot pool, and traditional Thai massage.El Pescador – Punta Gorda (Ambergris Caye Island)
The family-run resort on the beach of Ambergris Caye welcomes you to the best in adventure and accommodations. Whether you opt for rooms in its gracious, mahogany colonial lodge, or the privacy and comfort of the El Pescador luxury Villas, you will be right on the beach, facing the sea, surrounded by the fragrance of tropical flowering plants and the whisper of shady palms. Not only will find the serenity and seclusion you are looking for, you will have the convenience of being within walking distance of San Pedro Town and its gift shops, restaurants, bars and night spots. El Pescador Ambergris Caye is the “sister” resort to El Pescador Punta Gorda, which offers a jungle experience with world-class permit flats, birding, hiking, caving, canoeing, and Mayan Explorations. Its main lodge is an intimate, 14-room hotel set in a colonial style mahogany building with a long verandah overlooking the beach and barrier reef. All our lodge guest rooms have private baths, overhead fans and air-conditioning and are just steps away from our swimming pool adjacent the beach. All rooms face the sea.Victoria House – San Pedro (Ambergris Caye Island)
Victoria House boasts ten acres of tropical flowers and fauna surrounding 37 rooms and suites, all fully air-conditioned and most with beach views. A lovely beachfront swimming pool is perfect for relaxation and soaking up some island sunshine. Victoria House’s reputation for excellence on the island is unsurpassed by any other resort.
- 4 nights accommodation at Blancaneaux Lodge in Cayo District, 4 nights at El Pescador in Punta Gorda (Ambergris Caye Island) and 3 nights at Victoria House in San Pedro (Ambergris Caye Island).
- Tours in Punta Gorda (Ambergris Caye Island):
- Canoe trip down the Rio Grande River and a jungle hike
- Cerro Hill Garifuna Heritage Tour
- Punta Gorda Bike Tour
- Rio Grande Port of Honduras Marine Reserve Snorkel
- Lubaantun Archaeological Park
- The Rio Blanco Falls National park and Santa Cruz Maya Village
- Tours in San Pedro (Ambergris Caye Island):
- Half day snorkel trip to the Marine Reserve of Hol Chan and the famous Shark Ray Alley
- Transfers from/to airport and tours in air-conditioned vehicles with your local English speaking expert guide, according itinerary.
- This is an easy paced trip perfect for anyone.
- Group Size:
- Any group size.
- Local professional bilingual guides will help you during the tours and transfers.