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The Essential Belize Self Drive (10 days / 9 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   Mountain Pine
v/   Cayo District
v/   Ambergris Caye
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Cruise around Belize entirely at your own pace. This self drive lets you explore the Mountain Pine Ridge area as you want, and then you return the vehicle and enjoy the last few days on the beach at Ambergris Caye.
Day 1: Arrival - Mountain Pine Ridge
Days 2 - 5: Explore Mountain Pine Ridge - Xunantunich - Cahal Pech Mayan
Day 6: Near Belmopan - Ambergris Caye
Day 7: Belize City - Ambergris Caye
Days 8 - 9: Ambergris Caye
Day 10: San Pedro - Fly out from Belize City


Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
Hidden Valley Inn
Hidden Valley Inn
Mountain Pine Ridge
PO Box 170 Belmopan, Belize
12 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
SunBreeze Hotel
SunBreeze Hotel
San Pedro
Ambergris Caye
42 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Day 1:  Arrival - Mountain Pine Ridge
After arrival at Belize International Airport, head across to the Crystal Car Rental offices and pick up your reserved 4x4 Chevy Tracker. Once you´ve your car, and time permitting, we suggest you drive along the Northern Highway to the Maya site of Altun Ha, about 1 hour away on mostly good roads.

Then as you head towards Cayo along the Western Highway, stop if you have time at the Belize Zoo. Started in 1983 when 17 animals were abandoned after filming a natural history documentary, it now features over 100 endangered animals indigenous to Belize. Enjoy the interpretive graphics of this very unusual zoo. Then head on and into Mountain Pine Ridge and check in at the Five Sister´s Lodge.

(Included meals : N / A ).
Days 2 - 5:  Explore Mountain Pine Ridge - Xunantunich - Cahal Pech Mayan
There are plenty of great things to do and see in Cayo. We strongly recommend driving to Caracol, about 1 1/2 hours away, and visiting the Rio Frio Cave and Rio On Pools on the way back. Other sites and activities we recommend exploring are:-
- Canoeing on the Macal River
- Belize Botanical Garden
- Big Rock Falls
- Green Hills Butterfly Farm
- Garcia sisters and Magana brothers handicrafts
- Xunantunich and Cahal Pech Mayan ruins
- Barton Creek cave
- Actun Tunichill Muknal or locally known as ATM
- San Ignacio farmers market on Saturdays.

(Included meals : N / A ).
Day 6:  Near Belmopan - Ambergris Caye
After breakfast, continue your adventure back on the Western highway towards the Belize´s diminutive capital, Belmopan, and on to the  cave tubing tours that you can do on your own. Overnight at San Pedro.

(Included meals : Breakfast ).
Day 7:  Belize City - Ambergris Caye
After breakfast, drive back via Western Highway to Belize City, under 90 minutes away. Return your car at the Crystal Car rental airport office and take a Tropic Air flight to San Pedro (Ambergris Caye), 20 minutes away. On arrival at San Pedro you literally walk to the other side of the road to checkin to the SunBreeze Hotel, where you have reservations for the next 3 nights in a standard room. Overnight at San Pedro.

(Included meals : Breakfast ).
Days 8 - 9:  Ambergris Caye
During your stay in San Pedro, you can select what you want to do and when, whether diving, snorkeling, renting a hobie cat, or just relaxing and taking it easy. The town is a picture postcard setting - small colorfully painted houses set alongside sand streets nestled beside the turquoise sea. Golf carts and bicycles are the principal mode of transportation, but you will also see some regular size vehicles such as taxis along the way. The streets are home to strollers casually making their way through the shops and restaurants or just relaxing and chatting. Overnight at San Pedro.

(Included meals : Breakfast ).
Day 10:  San Pedro - Fly out from Belize City
Today you fly back from San Pedro in time to meet your flight back home. All Maya Air flights conveniently fly into the International airport, making checkin easy. Have a great flight home!

(Included meals : Breakfast ).
 

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Trip type:
  Shared service
(can be done privately also)
Departures:
   Daily