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A beach island with palm trees and turquoise water in Belize.
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Central America Belize Land Tour

Belize Sacred Caves & Coast

The 8-day Belize Sacred Caves & Coast land-based tour is an inspiring exploration of Belize’s jungles, caves and Caribbean coastline. Splitting time between a luxurious jungle lodge and a beachside cabana ensures an all-encompassing tour of Belize’s best.

Begin with three nights at the luxurious Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, perched on a 58,000-acre private rainforest along the banks of the Caves Branch River in eastern Belize. An abundance of full-day and half-day adventures are focused on fun, all-ability-level explorations of Belize’s nature and human history. Marvel at the mystifying lost Maya ruins; explore deep caves and caverns; go on a jungle mountain bike ride; journey into the lush plant and animal life of the Belize jungle; and river kayak or swim in the majestic Caves Branch River.

Then move from rainforest and Maya mountains to reef and oceanside relaxation. The Placencia peninsula is located on Belize’s Caribbean coast, where snorkeling, swimming, diving, fishing, kayaking and sailing around turquoise waters and colorful barrier reefs are all optional, added activities. Sleep in private beachside cabanas with ocean waves and Caribbean sunsets welcoming and completing each day. For a truly unique and well-rounded Belize travel adventure, spend 8 days on this unforgettable custom Belize Sacred Caves & Coast trip.

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Itinerary

Belize Sacred Caves & Coast Itinerary

The 8-day Belize Sacred Caves & Coast land-based tour is an inspiring exploration of Belize’s jungles, caves and Caribbean coastline and begins and ends in Belize City, Belize.

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Day 1
Arrive Belize City

Upon arrival at Belize City International Airport, be met by a local representative for the two-hour transfer to the Caves Branch Jungle lodge on the banks of the Caves Branch River. Arrive in time for dinner at the unique lodge perched on a 58,000-acre private rainforest reserve on the turquoise waters of the Caves Branch River.

Accommodations

Caves Branch Jungle Lodge

Meals

dinner

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Days 2 - 3
Cave and Jungle Adventure

Journey into the lush plant and animal life of the Belize jungle on two single day adventures or one overnight adventure. Single day adventure options include guided cave explorations in some of the most spectacular underground areas around; jungle expeditions for up close encounters with indigenous flora and fauna; jungle mountain biking, which is suitable for all ability levels; river kayaking on one of the best rivers in Belize; birding and wildlife treks that search for animals in their natural habitat; Maya ruins exploration in the Belize jungle, searching for lost ruins and civilizations; and customized high adventure tours designed by the lodge owner himself. Each excursion is created with the goal of highlighting the region’s diverse geology and abundant wildlife. Return each afternoon for a swim in the river and for dinner.

Accommodations

Caves Branch Jungle Lodge

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Placencia

Transfer from the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge to the Placencia peninsula via minibus, enjoying a  two-hour scenic drive through the heart of the Maya mountains. Upon arrival to Chabil Mar Villas on the Belize coastline, check in to a beachfront cabana. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to snorkel or relax on the beach in front of your Caribbean cabana.

Accommodations

Chabil Mar Villas or similar

Meals

breakfast

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Day 5
Reef Snorkel Tour

Awaken to the sound of the gentle surf quietly lapping at the shore. This tranquil spot on the Caribbean Sea is a great place from which to launch an all-day snorkel trip to several reef sites with an experienced private guide. Enjoy a BBQ lunch on a deserted caye.

Accommodations

Chabil Mar Villas or similar

Meals

breakfast, lunch

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Days 6 - 7
Reef and Beach Exploration

Spend two days enjoying the beach, water and atmosphere of the Caribbean Sea. Activity options in Placencia (additional cost) include snorkeling, SCUBA diving, spin and fly fishing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, bicycling, a day trip to the Monkey River, the Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary and a visit to the village of Placencia. Unguided days provide the freedom of opportunity and the flexibility of a tranquil vacation.

Accommodations

Chabil Mar Villas or similar

Meals

breakfast, lunch

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Day 8
Depart Belize City

Take the return transfer from Placencia to Belize City International Airport for flights home or on to the next adventure.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations, meals as mentioned, naturalist-guided daily activities, park entrance fees, local taxes, and transfers from and to airport on arrival and departure.

Exclusions

Airfare to/from Belize, excess baggage charges, tips and gratuities to naturalist and hotel staff, items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages and insurance of any kind. Listed rates and itineraries do not apply to the month of December or the following holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years holidays; contact AdventureSmith for details.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 25% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 91 days – 50% of deposit
90 to 31 days – 50% of total trip cost
30 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Belize Sacred Caves & Coasts adventure begins and ends in Belize City. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive any time on day 1 and depart in the afternoon on day 8 of the outlined itinerary from Belize City International Airport (BZE).

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the guides can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include wildlife observation, mountain biking, river kayaking, birding, land treks, historical and cultural visits, swimming, snorkeling, beachcombing and added-cost activities such as SCUBA diving, spin and fly fishing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing and bicycling.

Families & Children

Special rates for children under 9 years are available; inquire for details.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.

Rates & Dates

Trip Rates & Details

Departures available daily, year-round. Contact us for current rates and availability.

Accommodations

Learn About the Lodges & Hotels on Your Itinerary

Lodge
Chabil Mar Villas

Unique designs, attention to detail and creative artwork define Chabil Mar Villas. With almost 400 feet of private beachfront, two infinity swimming pools and a beautiful long pier, this is the perfect setting for private exclusivity.

Lodge
Caves Branch Jungle Lodge

Caves Branch Jungle Lodge is surrounded by the tropical jungle, caves and caverns, underground river caves, Maya ruins, burial sites and ceremonial centers, indigenous wildlife and ancient mysticism.

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