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Mountain Pine Exploration (7 days / 6 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   Mountain Pine Ridge
v/   Tikal
v/   San Ignacio
v/   Belize City
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An intense exploration of the fascinating sights of Mountain Pine Ridge and surroundings, including the Mayan ruins and settings of Tikal and Caracol.
Day 1:International Airport - Mountain Pine Ridge
Day 2:Mountain Pine Ridge - Caracol
Day 3:Mountain Pine Ridge - Barton Creek
Day 4:Mountain Pine Ridge - Mayan plazas
Day 5:Mountain Pine Ridge - Tikal
Day 6:Mountain Pine Ridge - Belize City
Day 7:Belize City - International airport


Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
Five Sisters Lodge
Five Sisters Lodge
Mountain Pine Ridge
Hummingbird highway
32 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
San Ignacio Resort
San Ignacio Resort
San Ignacio
PO Box 33, 18 Buena Vista St. San Ignacio-Cayo.
24 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Chateau Caribbean
Chateau Caribbean
Belize City
Fort George Area
20 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Day 1:  International Airport - Mountain Pine Ridge
We will be meeting you at the Phillip Goldson International Airport. As soon as you exit the main passenger doors to the public areas, we will be transferring you to the Gaia River Lodge. Overnight in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve.

(Included meals : Dinner).
Day 2:  Mountain Pine Ridge - Caracol
The tour will be leaving the lodge at approximately 8:30 am to take you to the largest archaeological site in Belize, Caracol, which covers 30-square miles of thick, high-canopy jungle, and includes five plazas, an astronomic observatory and over 35,000 buildings which have been identified. The loftiest among them, a massive pyramid (Caana) which is capped by three temples and rises over 140 feet above the jungle floor.

You will then proceed to the Rio Frio cave, where stalagmites and stalactites form an eerie backdrop to this ancient Mayan worship place. Leaving the caves, you will then be taken to the Rio On Pools, where you can kick back and relax in natural pools. After a full day of hiking and relaxing, you will then return to the hotel. Overnight at the Gaia River Lodge.

(Included meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner).
Day 3:  Mountain Pine Ridge - Barton Creek
Today we will be taking you to one of the most breathtaking caves in this area, the Barton Creek cave, for a guided canoe tour through the cave where you will see stalagmites and stalactites as well as skeletal and pottery remains that ancient Mayas left behind. When you are through, on your way back to the lodge, you will stop by the Green Hills Butterfly Farm. Here there are over 25 different species of butterflies, of which includes the Blue Morpho. Overnight at the Gaia River Lodge.

(Included meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner).
Day 4:  Mountain Pine Ridge - Mayan plazas
On this day you stroll through the rainforest on horseback, visiting Mayan plazas and ceremonial centers; gathering information of how Mayas got around and lived. You will also be encountering Mayan skeletal remains when you visit the Skeleton Cave. Then take a relaxing dip at Big Rock Water Falls before your ride back to the lodge. Overnight at the Gaia River Lodge.

(Included meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner).
Day 5:  Mountain Pine Ridge - Tikal
This early morning start takes you to Guatemala’s most imposing archaeological sites, Tikal. Here, apart from experiencing the wonders of this Mayan ruin, you will encounter many wildlife and different species of birds. After a day of touring, retturn to Cayo District for overnight at San Ignacio Resort Hotel, located in the  twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena. Overnight at San Ignacio.

(Included meals : Breakfast , Lunch ).
Day 6:  Mountain Pine Ridge - Belize City
Today you will be taken on a guided tour of the Mayan site of Cahal Pech and Panti Medicinal Trail, including lunch and entrance fees. After the tour you will be transferred to Belize City for overnight at the Chateau Caribbean Hotel. Overnight at Belize City.

(Included meals : Lunch ).
Day 7:  Belize City - International airport
Today you will be picked up at your hotel for transfer to the Belize International Airport .

(Included meals : N / A).
 

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Trip type:
  Private service
Departures:
   All year round