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Belize Family Holiday
10 days / 9 nights

9 nights/10 days

Day 1
Arrival: Belize International airport Meet & Greet Service Lamanai Outpost Lodge service: Scheduled Transfer from Airport to Lodge Overnight at Lamanai Outpost Lodge - Standard Package All Inclusive for 2 nights: Superior Garden View with air conditioning
Orange Walk District
Orange Walk District is home to steamy jungle rivers, untamed wilderness and exotic wildlife, farmland, and some of Belize’s most important Maya ruins. Factor in a handful of first-rate jungle lodges and infrequent visits by tourists, and you’ve found the perfect off-the-beaten-path spot for your jungle adventures. By day, you can play the intrepid jungle explorer; at night, you can return to a thatched-roof villa and kick back with a glass of wine in distinctive eco-lodges like Chan Chich Lodge or Lamanai Outpost Lodge. Orange Walk is home to the biologically rich Maya Forest, the largest contiguous forest north of the Amazon basin, which stretches from Belize through northern Guatemala and into Mexico. Within this expansive region-encompassing jungle, savannah, and wetlands you’ll find Belize’s largest private reserve, Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area, extending 934 sq. km/360 sq. mi. You’ll also find the birders’ mecca, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, where endangered species such as the Mexican black howler monkey, Central American river turtle, and yellow-headed parrot find protection on more than 16,400 acres of wetlands and terrestrial habitats. Along the winding New River, which empties in eastern Orange Walk, you’ll discover the archaeological site of one of the largest and longest-inhabited Maya ceremonial centers in Belize, Lamanai. Here you can surround yourself in the mysteries of the ancient ruins in the heart of the jungle. Further up the river, Orange Walk Town is known as “Sugar City” reflecting this farming region’s robust sugar cane industry.
Lamanai Outpost Lodge
Category - Mid Range
Lamanai Outpost Lodge is situated on the banks of Lamanai Lagoon and just yards from the famous Lamanai Archaeology Site. Access to the lodge is normally by a tranquil river boat ride where guests can enjoy viewing the local wildlife as they travel. The lodge has 17 cabanas of different categories and a restaurant and bar. The lodge operates an all-inclusive system where guests can choose and sign up for the tours they wish to go on each day. Specialist bird watching tours are available. This is a great lodge for couples, families and small groups interested in nature and wildlife.

Facilities: Restaurant & bar

Location: 3hr from Belize City by road and boat. Adjacent to the Lamanai Archaeology Site and Lagoon

Day 2
Lamanai Outpost Lodge: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Lamanai Outpost Lodge – Activities: All collective Activities - 2 for each night booked, taxes, Internet access, all day coffee bar, all guiding and entrance fees, use of canoes, Porter & wake up services, Sunrise Coffee & Snacks with early activities.
Package includes two standard activities per night's stay. Others can be added at an extra charge at the lodge on arrival. Minimum Participants: 2
- Jungle Dawn - Duration: 1.5 to 2 Hours
- Lamanai Maya Ruins - Duration: 3 Hours
- Maya Medicine Trail - Duration: 1.5 Hours
- Sunset Cocktail Cruise - Duration: 1.5 to 2 Hours
- Nature Walk - Duration: 1 - 2 hours
- Night Walks - Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
- Spotlight Nature Safari - Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
- Sunrise Canoe

Overnight at Lamanai Outpost Lodge - Standard Package

Lamanai Outpost Lodge: Breakfast, Lunch
Lamanai Outpost Lodge service: Scheduled Transfer from Lodge to Airport
Transfer to Cayo District Black Rock Lodge - service:
Guided Night Drive (Collective/1.5 Hours)
Dinner at Black Rock Lodge
Overnight at Black Rock Lodge - Riverfront Deluxe Cabana

Cayo District
Rugged and remote, the Cayo District is a vast stretch of highland rainforests, cattle ranches, and pinelands. Located in western Belize and bordering on Guatemala's El Petén region, you'll find no beaches here, but you'll have countless opportunities to explore the great outdoors on foot, by horse, or via kayak, raft, or canoe. Belize's oldest and largest national park - Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve - offers caves to explore, cool rivers for swimming, and a seemingly endless forest that is home to myriad tropical birds. Cayo is also home to Chiquibul National Park, the largest intact tropical forest north of the Amazon. Here, you'll find endangered (and often elusive) animals like jaguars, Baird's tapirs, red-eyed tree frogs, and Morelet's crocodiles. Chiquibul also surrounds Belize's most expansive and popular archaeological site, Caracol. Belmopan, the country's capital, is also located in Cayo, although the real hub of the district is San Ignacio, a small town located 110 kilometers (68 miles) from Belize City. It features rustic, colonial-era streets, an eclectic mix of restaurants and shops, a lively weekly market, and Maya ruins like Cahal Pech, Xunantunich, and the caves of Actun Tunichil Muknal only a few kilometers away.

Black Rock Lodge
Category - Simple / Mid Range

This lodge is set in a stunning and remote location on the banks of the Macal River in the Mayan Mountains of the Cayo District. They have 13 cabins of different categories, a restaurant and bar. Guests can go hiking, biking, horseback riding and tubing all on the property and surrounding countryside. This is a great value lodge and perfect for couples, families and small groups looking for a lodge in a remote & scenic setting.

Facilities: 13 Cabins (No AC), Restaurant, Bar, Tours on Site
Location: Remote location 40mins from Guatemala Border, 40mins from San Ignacio, 2.5hr from Belize City

Day 4
Breakfast (06:00am - 11:00am) at Black Rock Lodge
Xunantunich & Barton Creek (Private/Guided/FD/Minibus)
Dinner at Black Rock Lodge
Overnight at Black Rock Lodge - Riverfront Deluxe Cabana

Xunantunich & Barton Creek
Indulge in Mayan intrigue with a daylong visit to two incredible ancient sites. Start your archaeological adventure at riverfront Xunantunich, which flourished near the end of the Classic Period (300-900 A.D.). The Mayan word for "stone woman," Xunantunich features six major plazas, surrounded by more than 25 palaces and temples. Marvel at the amazing scope of the El Castillo temple, soaring 40 metres (130 feet) over the verdant landscape. As your eyes scan El Castillo, note its well-known frieze, or band of stucco decoration, that at one time extended around the entire temple. After lunch, travel through the scenic Mountain Pine Ridge area before going off road to the mysterious Barton Creek Cave system. Along the way, pass through a traditional Mennonite community where horse and carriage rule the road. Then pick up your paddle and high-powered light for your canoeing venture into the Barton Creek Cave, used by the ancient Maya as a ceremonial centre and burial site. Gently paddle along the scenic creek and, with lights shining, glide into the dark, 7.5-kilometre (4-mile) cave system known as a Mayan underworld. Stalactites hang high overhead as you float past impressive calcite crystal formations in cathedral-like chambers. Knowledgeable guides explain the relevance of the cave to the Mayan people and its archaeological significance. The easy-going pace of this full-day, low-intensity trip makes it great for couples and families.

Includes: Private transfers & guide, admission fees, canoe, equipment, lunch.

Day 5
Breakfast (06:00am - 11:00am) at Black Rock Lodge
Caracol & Rio Frio Cave & Pools (Private/Guided/FD/Minibus)
Dinner at Black Rock Lodge
Overnight at Black Rock Lodge - Riverfront Deluxe Cabana

Caracol & Rio Frio Cave & Pools
Experience two ecosystems in a long but fascinating day of exploring the largest known Maya site in Belize followed by a refreshing dip in pristine pools formed by waterfalls. The 2.5- to 3-hour drive starts out on paved road from San Ignacio in western Belize and continues off-road through the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, a sprawling national park featuring dramatic falls and pristine rivers and pools. Notice the change from pine forest to tropical rainforest as you enter the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, which surrounds the stunning Caracol ruins. Covering 78 square kilometres (30 square miles) of thick jungle, Caracol contains five plazas, a cosmic observatory and thousands of structures. Follow the footsteps of Maya rulers by climbing up the steps of the massive Caana pyramid and browsing the three temples sharing its lofty peak. Enjoy a panoramic view of rainforest canopy as you look out from 43 metres (140 feet) above the jungle floor. Because the ruins lie within the Chiquibul reserve, you may encounter exotic birds and wildlife as you meander through the ruins. On the way back to town, stop at the alluring Rio Frio Cave and take a refreshing dip in the Rio On Pools. Although the tour may take 10 hours, you'll enjoy lunch, snacks, cold beer and soft drinks, along with cold, moist washcloths to wipe your face and hands. The route threads along national borderlines, so don't be surprised with a military escort, a precautionary measure arranged for portions of the drive.

Includes: Private transfers & guide, picnic lunch, admission fees.

Day 6
Breakfast at Black Rock Lodge
Transfer to Placencia & Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing (Private/Guided/FD/Minibus) Overnight at Naia Resort & Spa - Two Bedroom Beach House with Plunge Pool

Flanked on the west by a sparkling lagoon fringed with mangroves, and on the east by the turquoise Caribbean Sea, the peninsula of Placencia offers endless options for adventure and relaxation. Go diving or snorkeling along the Barrier Reef, explore mangroves and deserted cayes by kayak, spot birds and wildlife on Monkey River or at Cockscomb Nature Sanctuary, or go sport fishing for tarpon, permit, yellowfin tuna, or king mackerel. Then again, you could just stretch out with your favorite drink on the silky sands of the most spectacular beaches on the Belize mainland, listening to the waves breaking against the shore.
Transfer to Placencia & Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing
Whilst transferring to or from one of the airports in Belize you can enjoy a cave tubing trip at Jaguar Paw. You will transfer to the famous Caves Branch river cave system for a fun cave tubing trip. You'll hike through the rainforest to the top of the river where you'll put in with your tubes and then float all the way back down the river through caves and rainforest. When you are ready you'll transfer to your final destination.

Includes: Private guide & transfers, entrance fees, equipment, lunch.

Naia Resort & Spa
An intimate, beachfront playground, Naïa Resort and Spa features casual yet elegant accommodations with all the comforts of home -and much more. Encompassing nearly 8 waterfront hectares (19 acres) on Placencia Peninsula in southern Belize, Naïa offers 35 beach houses and villas, ranging from appealing studios (60 square metres / 646 square feet) to ultra-luxurious, three-bedroom beach houses (279 square metres / 3,000 square feet). Each accommodation comes with custom-made, locally produced craft furnishings. At the heart of the resort lies Naïa Spa, a breathtaking retreat spread over a collection of small islands dotting a freshwater lagoon. Naïa's three waterfront restaurants highlight fresh and authentic Belizean tastes, each dish crafted with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. With its
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luxurious, private setting within an 81-hectare (200-acre) preserve, Naïa sets the stage for uncommon adventures and relaxation.

Facilities: swimming pools, spa, restaurants and bars

Location: 13min drive from the airstrip and 20min drive from Placencia Village

Day 7
Breakfast a la carte at Naia Resort & Spa
Reef Snorkel Tour with BBQ Lunch (Private/Guided/FD/Boat)
Overnight at Naia Resort & Spa - Two Bedroom Beach House with Plunge Pool

Reef Snorkel Tour with BBQ Lunch
Pick up your gear, walk down to the dock, and hop aboard a motorboat to cruise out to the magnificent Belize coral reef for day of breathtaking snorkeling. A 35-minute voyage takes you to the closest destination, Laughing Bird Caye; farther out lie Silk Caye, Ranguana Caye, and Pompion Caye. (Specific snorkeling spots vary depending on the weather and, of course, your preferences.) When the boat reaches the caye, slip on your mask, fins and snorkel, and swim straight out from the beach. Enjoy the kaleidoscope of colourful fish gliding in and around beautiful coral formations in the warm, crystal blue waters. Keep an eye out for spiny lobsters scuttling about the seafloor. Head back to shore to take a short break and enjoy a delicious, beach-barbecued lunch. Then ease back into the boat for an afternoon of snorkeling at a second caye. After an unforgettable day of reef snorkeling, return to the boat for the cruise back to the mainland.

Includes: Transfers, snorkel equipment, guide, lunch.

Recommended: Swimsuit, sunblock, towel, change of clothing.

Day 8
Breakfast a la carte at Naia Resort & Spa
Free day in Placencia (Unguided)
Naia Resort & Spa: Complimentary Amenities
- Use of the resort's 2 pools
- Fitness centre
- Canoes
- Kayaks
- Paddle boards
- Bicycles
Overnight at Naia Resort & Spa - Two Bedroom Beach House with Plunge Pool

Day 9
Breakfast a la carte at Naia Resort & Spa Free day in Placencia (Unguided)
Naia Resort & Spa: Complimentary Amenities
Overnight at Naia Resort & Spa - Two Bedroom Beach House with Plunge Pool

Day 10
Breakfast a la carte at Naia Resort & Spa
Service from Naia Resort & Spa: Land Transfer Naia Resort to Placencia Airport
Flight from Placencia to Belize International Airport
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