Belize & Ambergris Caye8 Day Tour from USD $1295#1 In Value

Dear Traveler, Welcome to a great vacation at an affordable price. Your Belize tour is fully guided and includes most meals, all hotels, and all activities. Happy Travels! Caravan
Belize Zoo
Ambergris Caye
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2024 Daily Tour Itinerary

Day 1 • Belize City, Belize

Caravan welcomes you to Belize, an English speaking ecological paradise. Explore the wonders of the Belize Barrier Reef, uncover the mysteries of the ancient Maya and be enchanted by wildlife refuges. Belize is an easy-going country of smiles and warm Caribbean breezes. Fly into Philip Goldson International Airport, (BZE) in Belize City, Belize. Transfer on your own using the official airport taxi service. Enjoy a three-night stay at your Belize City hotel. Rooms are available for check-in after 3:00 p.m. Dinner is on your own. Join Caravan for an 8:00 p.m. welcome briefing.

Altun Ha

Day 2 • Altun Ha, Baboon Sanctuary

This morning, drive north along the Belize River to the Mayan archaeological site of Altun Ha, “Rockstone Pond.” Visit the main plaza and see the Temple of the Sun God. Altun Ha was a major Mayan trading center. Here, the Mayan world’s largest jade object was unearthed. Next, visit the Baboon Sanctuary, home to more than 3,500 black howler monkeys. Hike through the rainforest. Look and listen for howler monkeys in the jungle canopy above. Their howling can be heard from over a mile away. Lunch. Then, a sightseeing drive of the waterfront of Belize City, a former capital of the country, adorned with well preserved colonial architecture. Enjoy dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 • Cahal Pech, Belize Zoo

Drive west this morning through coastal savannas and tropical forests to enter the Cayo District to explore Cahal-Pech. This majestic palatial residence, built over 3,200 years ago, served as the home of the Mayan ruling class. Perched on a bluff, the residential grounds have commanding views of the Macal River Valley below. Discover seven interconnecting small plazas and over 30 small structures including temples, ball courts and an altar. Lunch in San Ignacio, located on the western foothills of the Maya Mountains. Next, visit the Belize Zoo, home to native Belizean wildlife. The zoo’s enclosures are designed to mimic the animal’s natural habitat. See tapirs, jaguars, spider monkeys, keel-billed toucans and scarlet macaws. Resident Iguanas and agoutis freely roam the zoo’s pathways. Enjoy dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Baboon Sanctuary

Day 4 • Boat Ride to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

Embark on a 90 minute water taxi boat ride this morning from Belize City to Ambergris Caye. The largest of the 450 cayes gracing the Belize Barrier Reef. The island spans one mile in width and 25 miles in length. Ambergris’s close proximity to the reef makes it the country’s most popular tourist destination. You will arrive midday at the Water Taxi Terminal in San Pedro, the island’s main town. Your resort hotel is just a 3 minute walk away. Transportation on Ambergris revolves around walking, biking or navigating a golf cart as the island only has a few full-sized automobiles. Lunch is on your own. Rooms will be available after 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a three-night stay at your hotel in San Pedro. Enjoy dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 • Glass Bottom Boat Ride, Hol Chan Marine Reserve

This morning, enjoy a glass bottom boat ride over the turquoise blue waters of the Belize Barrier Reef. (Please note the boat ride time may vary and be scheduled in the afternoon). Belize’s 190 mile long reef is second in length only to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Departing from San Pedro, a 45 minute boat ride takes you to Shark Alley, a protected marine area, teeming with nurse sharks, Atlantic stingrays and occasional sea turtles. Next, to the nearby Hol Chan Marine Reserve, a UNESCO world heritage site and Belize's best snorkeling spot. After anchoring, you have an opportunity to snorkel in shallow waters amidst colorful coral reefs and over 500 species of fish. Non-snorkelers can view marine life from the glass bottom of the boat. (Snorkeling gear is provided but bringing your own equipment ensures best comfort and fit). Return to San Pedro. Lunch is on your own. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 • San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the island or to simply relax at your beautiful hotel. San Pedro is the quintessential sun-kissed Belizean beach town with its swaying palm trees and pastel colored houses. The sandy streets of downtown are lined with an array of small shops, art galleries and restaurants. Reggae music enlivens the air. Diving and fishing excursions are available for a fee. Lunch and dinner on your own.

Meals: Breakfast

Belize Barrier Reef

Day 7 • Boat Ride to Belize City

Free time this morning in San Pedro. Lunch is on your own. Then, take a 90 minute water taxi boat ride this morning from Ambergris Caye back to Belize City. You will arrive mid afternoon. Enjoy a farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 • Belize City, Belize

Your tour ends this morning at your hotel in Belize City. Breakfast is included only after 7:00 a.m. Caravan includes departure transfers on the day the tour ends from your hotel to Philip Goldson International Airport, (BZE) in Belize City, Belize. If you wish to extend your stay in Belize, you will need to transfer on your own at your own expense. Thanks for vacationing with Caravan. ¡Mi love Bileez! ¡Lata!

Meals: Breakfast

Cahal Pech
Baboon Sanctuary
Belize Barrier Reef
Cahal Pech

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2024 Hotels

Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds.


Biltmore Plaza Best Western Plus

Days 1, 2, 3 • Belize City, Belize

Biltmore Plaza Best Western Plus

Biltmore Plaza Best Western Plus

The Biltmore Plaza is the premier awardee of hotel accommodations in Belize City. The Biltmore Plaza features a main restaurant, bar/lounge, full-service spa, an outdoor pool with a poolside bar and a fitness center. Free Wifi.


Sun Breeze Hotel

Days 4, 5, 6 • San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

Sun Breeze Hotel

Sun Breeze Hotel

The Sun Breeze Hotel is located in the heart of downtown, just steps from the shopping, dining and entertainment offered in San Pedro. The Spanish architectural designed building is set amongst lush tropical gardens and offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and the Belize Barrier Reef which is just a half-mile away. The Sun Breeze has a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and its own private beach. Free Wifi.


Biltmore Plaza Best Western Plus

Day 7 • Belize City, Belize

Biltmore Plaza Best Western Plus

Biltmore Plaza Best Western Plus

The Biltmore Plaza is the premier awardee of hotel accommodations in Belize City. The Biltmore Plaza features a main restaurant, bar/lounge, full-service spa, an outdoor pool with a poolside bar and a fitness center. Free Wifi.

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Airport Transfers

arrival Transfers

Transfer on your own from the Philip Goldson International Airport, (BZE) to your hotel, the Biltmore Plaza Best Western Plus Mile 3, Northern Highway. Once you have exited customs and collected your baggage at the airport, proceed to the official taxi service known as “Ladyville Taxi Association.” The taxis are located on your left at the exit door of the airport. Here you can request your taxi. Please make sure your taxi has the official green license plate. The driving time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 20 minutes depending on traffic. The cost will range from $20-$30 US Dollars plus tip. Payment can be made by US Dollars or via credit card. Currency exchange and ATMs are available in the airport. When you arrive at your hotel please identify yourself as a Caravan tour member to the front desk personnel.

departure Transfers

Caravan provides departure transfers from the Biltmore Plaza Best Western Plus in Belize City to Philip Goldson International Airport, (BZE) in Belize City, Belize. Transfers are provided throughout the day on the day the tour ends.

Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.

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Passports & Visas

Belize requires a current U.S. passport valid for six months after your date of entry. Non U.S. citizens, please check passport and visa requirements. Note: If you are travelling with children under 18 years old without both parents or legal guardians, you should carry a notarized letter of authorization signed by the missing parent(s) or guardian(s). A notarized birth certificate showing only one parent, a parent’s death certificate, or a court order of child custody may also be permissible. Failure to have proper documentation could result in denial of boarding by the airline, due to international child protection laws.

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Weather & Clothing

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

Belize CitySan Pedro
TempRainTempRain
Jan81/712.580/722.0
Feb82/721.481/731.2
Mar84/741.082/750.9
Apr86/761.083/771.0
May87/782.885/792.9
Jun88/795.587/805.6
Jul88/794.487/804.2
Aug88/794.188/803.9
Sep88/785.887/795.8
Oct86/766.386/776.3
Nov84/734.483/744.0
Dec82/723.281/732.6

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Belize City
temp81/7182/7284/7486/7687/7888/7988/7988/7988/7886/7684/7382/72
rainfall2.51.41.01.02.85.54.44.15.86.34.43.2
San Pedro
temp80/7281/7382/7583/7785/7987/8087/8088/8087/7986/7783/7481/73
rainfall2.01.20.91.02.95.64.23.95.86.34.02.6

Clothing Tips

This is a casual tour. Casual wear is suggested for sightseeing and daytime travelling. Dress code for evenings is casual. Suit jackets for men and dresses for women are never required.

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Why Travel with Caravan?

Excellence Since 1952

You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.

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In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
Vintage Motorcoach
In 1964, Caravan introduced the very first fleet of air conditioned motorcoaches in all of Europe.
Leather Back Turtle Park
Caravan is a proud supporter of the Leatherback Turtle National Park and Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant.
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Caravan Care

For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Terms of Travel.

Caravan's Proud History

In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.

Great Hotels

Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.

Meals

Most meals included within Latin America. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. Bottled water is provided on motorcoaches in Latin America.

Complete Sightseeing

Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.

Fully Guided by Tour Directors

All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.

All-inclusive

Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.

Shopping Freedom

Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.

Great Value, Book Early

Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.

How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?

Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.

Trade Association Memberships

Caravan is a member of NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Commerce Marketing Association).

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