Belize Rainforest Tour

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Belize Rainforest Tour

The Belize rainforest, covering more than half of the country, is home to an incredible variety of wildlife. This includes wild cats such as the elusive jaguar, howler monkeys, toucans, hummingbirds, and more. Belize rainforest is a natural habitat of some 4000 tropical flower species, over 250 varieties of orchids and hundreds of bird species. Rainforest canopy zip line tours provide an exciting perspective of the rainforest.

Caracol, the largest archaeological site in Belize, is surrounded by high-canopy jungle, with wildlife. At Tikal National Park (in Guatemala), one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the Americas, you are greeted by howler monkeys. In San Ignacio, in addition to seeing archaeological sites, there is bird watching, Butterfly Farm, and Rainforest Medicinal Trail. Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Reserve, south of Dangriga is home to members of the cat family and a large population of mammals and birds.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 9-DAY BELIZE RAINFOREST ADVENTURE…
And, experience wildlife and birdlife watching with stay on white sand beaches.
 

What We Love
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • This program includes Caracol, Tikal and Dangriga regions. 
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available. 
  • Depart and return whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is an active tour and may include land and water activities.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Review

Caracol, located in the Cayo district and just 2.5 hours from San Ignacio is the largest archaeological site in Belize. This Classic Period complex covers 30-square miles of thick, high-canopy jungle and includes five plazas, an astronomic observatory and over 35,000 buildings that have been identified. The loftiest among them, a massive pyramid (Caana) capped by three temples rises over 140 feet above the jungle floor. Located deep within the Chiquibil Forest Reserve, it is great for bird-watching and wild fauna. A visit to Caracol is often combined with a stop at the Río on Pools and other attractions in the Mountain Pine Ridge area.
 
Tikal National Park is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the Americas. While totally different in architecture and setting from the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, it is just as spectacular. Situated in the jungle of northern Guatemala, the ruins are part of the much larger Tikal National Park. The Maya structures occupy a large area (approximately 10 sq mi/25 sq km). So far, more than 3,000 palaces, temples, shrines, ceremonial platforms, ballcourts, plazas and residences have been mapped.
 
Dangriga, once called Stann Creek town, is the district capital and the cultural centre of the Garifuna people (of Amerindian and African ancestry). Wooden houses perched on stilts to catch the Caribbean breeze sit alongside coconut palms and mango trees giving the place a dreamy, tranquil air about it. With rainforests and the Maya Mountains to its west, cayes and the reef in the Caribbean east, Dangriga is a marvellous spot to spend a few days of discovery.
Getting There

Most flight to Belize from the UK are routed via the US. Gateway cities include Miami, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Newark. Flying via Miami is the shortest flying time, approx. 9 hours from Heathrow and approx. 2 hours onward flight from Miami to Belize City. Flights can vary considerably in price, depending on route, airline and availability. Best flight options departing UK are from London Heathrow and Manchester.

There are also daily flights from Cancun (Mexico) and several times a week from Merida to Belize City on Tropic Air (internal Belizean Airline). These are usually operated in Cessna 14 seater propeller planes and the flight takes approx. 90 mins.
 

 
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Belize Rainforest Tour

San Ignacio, Tikal, San Ignacio, Dangriga
(9 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 01 – Arrive Belize City
San Ignacio Arrive Belize City and take a private transfer (45-minutes) to the western part of the country, San Ignacio to your accommodation for check-in and overnight.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek

Day 02 – Tour
San Ignacio Take a full-day private tour to Caracol, the largest archaeological site in Belize, covering 30-square miles of thick, high-canopy jungle, and includes five plazas, an astronomic observatory and over 35,000 buildings that have been identified. The loftiest among them, a massive pyramid (Caana) capped by three temples and rises over 140 feet above the jungle floor.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek (B, L)

Day 03 – Tour
Tikal National Park Full-day excursion to Tikal National Park (border crossing into Guatemala.) Tikal National Park is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the Americas. Situated in the jungle of northern Guatemala, the ruins are part of the much larger Tikal National Park.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek (B, L)

Day 04 – At Leisure
San Ignacio Enjoy the day at your leisure, or take advantage of the many activities offered from the lodge. A wide range of daily activities (fees may apply) offered are walking, mountain biking and horseback riding along miles of private reserve trails. Other on-site activities include bird watching, swimming, canoeing, and guided tours of the Natural History Centre, Butterfly Farm, archaeological sites and the nearby Rainforest Medicinal Trail.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek (B, L)

Day 05 – Jungle Adventure
Dangriga Transfer (2-hours) to the Caves Branch River for cave tubing. Float along the river through caves and jungle surroundings caverns viewing Mayan ruins, ceremonial centres, as well as indigenous wildlife. Continue to Dangriga (2-hours) and to your lodge for check-in and overnight. Jaguar Reef Lodge is pure tropical luxury, built with extensive hardwoods, saltilla and ceramic tile, along with various local materials like bay leaf thatch, it surrounds you in exotic beauty and comfort. Jaguar Reef Lodge (B, D)

Day 06-08 – Wildlife Tour
Dangriga Enjoy three full days at Jaguar Reef Lodge. Included in your accommodation is a multi-sport package with choice of 2 full-day excursions and 1 half-day excursion. Choose from: Cayo Mayan Ruins, Helicopter flights, Birds of Paradise along the Sittee River, Jungle Horseback Riding, Reef & River Snorkel & Boat, Southern Mayan Ruins, Glovers Reef Snorkelling, Jaguar Preserve Hiking or Kayaking, St. Herman’s Cave & Blue Hole National Park, Mayflower Waterfalls Hiking, and Blackhole Drop Caving.
 Jaguar Reef Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 09 – Depart
Belize City Lodge transfer to the Dangriga airport for your domestic flight to Belize International Airport. (B)
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199
     

When to go Belize enjoys a subtropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons.

November through April (Dry): This is the best time to visit Belize when the days and nights are cooler. In the tropics it is not unusual to have rain in the dry season - it just falls in shorter spurts. Water temperatures along the barrier reef range from the mid-70s to the mid-80s. The driest months are February and March. Out on the Cayes you'll enjoy tropical breezes wafting through the palm trees, providing you with natural air conditioning!

April and May (Dry): These months could be your second choice to visit Belize, as it's drier and water visibility is excellent.

June through November (Wet): During these months there are sporadic downpours that occur without warning. Belize lies in the hurricane belt and these have often come later in the season, between August and the end of October.

Visas Citizens of the US, European Union and Commonwealth countries do not require visas if they have a passport and return ticket. Most other nationalities require a visa.

British nationals don’t need a visa to enter Belize. On arrival, you’ll be allowed to enter for a limited period. Any extension to remain in the country will incur a fee.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Belize.

Visa information source: www.gov.uk