Experience Belize – Island and Mainland
Day 1: Belize City/San Pedro
From Belize City International airport, you will hop on your short 20-minute flight with panoramic views of atolls, islands, and the Great Belize barrier reef to the San Pedro Airstrip. Your Joyful Guides will meet you at the airport and make sure you get to your hotel destination.
Your luxury resort offers a laid-back ambiance and great service, air-conditioned rooms including your luxurious accommodation, set in lush tropical gardens with tall swaying palm trees, sweeping views of the reef, and access to a white-sand beach. The onsite restaurant serves a wide range of delicious meals in the evenings. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner under the large palapa deck with amazing views of the Caribbean Sea. The hotel is just a short stroll along the beach to the town of San Pedro.
Day 2: All Day Adventure Snorkeling and Caye Caulker
Enjoy breakfast on the deck with a view of the Caribbean Sea that is amazing every day. Around 7:30 am, the boat operator picks you up on a skiff at the end of your dock. You will then head to their marina, located just north your hotel and get on the catamaran, usually for an 8:00 departure. You will make your way slowly to Hol Chan Marine reserve where you will be on a guided snorkel excursion, you should expect to see turtles, eels, and tons of beautiful fish (all snorkeling gear included). Hop back on the catamaran and head to Shark Ray Alley, where the boat will anchor up and throw chum to the (harmless) nurse sharks and rays while you’re in water with them. After that, you sail leisurely to Caye Caulker, where you will get off the boat for a couple of hours, grab some lunch from a street vendor or restaurant - not included in your tour price, walk around and enjoy this wonderful “go slow” Caye. After that, you’re back on the boat, you will slowly sail to San Pedro, while sipping on some rum punch or sodas, while being served chips and fresh ceviche!
Day 3: Mainland Limo Tour of Your Choosing
There is so much to do and see on Mainland Belize. There is exotic wildlife, many beautiful rivers, and majestic waterfalls. There are ancient Mayan ruins to explore. You can find evidence of Mayan activities in the many ceremonial caves which can be explored by tube, canoe, or by foot. There is much to learn about this once great civilization. And, let’s not forget about the Belize Zoo, which is a real treasure. While more a preserve than a US-type zoo, you can have a very intimate experience with the native Central American wildlife. There really is something for everyone to enjoy on the mainland. Included in the price is the flight to and from mainland for the limo tour.
Day 4: Explore San Pedro
This is a free day for you to explore the island or relax by the pool. Our top recommendation, rent a golf cart (optional) and head to the west coast of the island to enjoy Secret Beach. Your Joyful Guides can arrange a sunset cruise (also optional) for your last night on the island. Enjoy cocktails on the ride out to the reef for a spectacular view of the sunset. Since Belize is relativity close the equator, sunset is about the same time all year. There will be plenty of time for dinner and shopping after the cruise.
Day 5: Depart
Your Joyful Guides will meet you at your hotel and escort you to the San Pedro airport to wave goodbye as your Belize Happy Adventure ends.
Prices start at US$850 per person. This includes one RT airfare between mainland and Caye. Four nights hotel lodging, all day Snorkel and Caye Caulker trip, Limo mainland tour, and full access to your Joyful Guides. The price may vary depending on the number of hotel rooms required, the number of people in each room, and the mainland limo tour you choose.
Does not include food and drink at hotel or on Caye Caulker. Or, golf cart or sunset cruise. Also, does not include taxes or gratuities.