Whether it's by relaxing on the beach or immersing yourself in the local culture, refresh your spirit thoroughly on this nine-day adventure in Belize. Explore some of best-preserved Mayan ruins in the world. Discover the monkey sanctuary and remote jungle villages. Swim in the luxuriously warm waters off Caye Caulker. Leave your to-do list at home and slow down to the pace of this special place in the sun.

Trip highlights

San Antonio Women's Cooperative visit with Pottery Class and Local Lunch, Visit a G Adventures-supported local women’s cooperative, which was founded as a way for under-educated women to earn income and share centuries-old Mayan techniques and knowledge. Meet some of the inspiring women here and gain insight into the tradition of throwing pots. Then sit down to lunch together, sampling traditional foods of the Cayo region.

Itinerary - 9 Days

Day 1 Belize City/Burrell Boom

Arrive at any time in Belize city and transfer to our hotel just outside the city in the village of Burrell Boom.

Day 2 Burrell Boom

Enjoy a full day excursion to the Lamanai ruins, a renowned Mayan ceremonial site consisting of over 800 structures surrounded by lush jungle. Return to our lodge to relax at the patio bar and pool, visit the spa, or walk the grounds to spot local wildlife.

Day 3 Burrell Boom/San Ignacio

Visit the Community Baboon Sanctuary, co-founded by five-time National Geographic grantee Dr Robert Horwich. Learn about the black howler monkey before going on a rainforest walk to observe monkeys in the wild. After, visit a G Adventures-supported Cayo women's cooperative where we learn about the centuries-old tradition of throwing pots and tortilla making. Enjoy a local lunch before continuing on to San Ignacio.

Day 4 San Ignacio

Enjoy an excursion to explore the stunning Mayan ruins of Xunantunich. Relax this afternoon or opt to visit the butterfly gardens, or go tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region.

Day 5 San Ignacio

Enjoy a free day to visit the sites of the surrounding countryside. There are several activity options including an exploration of the Mayan cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal, visiting the butterfly gardens, and tubing or canoeing through the natural limestone caves of the region.

Day 6 San Ignacio/Caye Caulker

Drive back to the coast and catch the ferry to Caye Caulker, a true tropical paradise.

Day 7 Caye Caulker

Explore the Island with a local on a leisurely bike tour with a guide from the G Adventures for Good-supported Bike with Purpose project. This afternoon, opt to snorkel or just indulge in some serious R&R.

Day 8 Caye Caulker

Enjoy the day and opt to join a full-day sailing and snorkelling trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Belize Barrier Reef, or just kick back and relax by the water. In the evening, take part in a fun farewell dinner at a popular local restaurant.

Day 9 Caye Caulker

Depart at any time.

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