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Belize Wildlife Tour

Day 1 of your Belize Wildlife Tour

Arrival
Meet & Greet Service
Service(s) from Lamanai Outpost Lodge: Transfer Airport to Lodge – may not be private
Overnight at Lamanai Outpost Lodge – Standard All Inclusive 3N Package: Superior Garden View Cabana

Orange Walk District

Located in northern Belize, the district of Orange Walk comprises steamy jungle rivers, wilderness and wildlife, and some of the country’s most important Maya ruins. Factor in a handful of first-rate jungle lodges and the fact that visitors are few and far between, and you’ve got a near-perfect scenario: By day, you can play the intrepid jungle explorer. At night, you can return to a thatch-roof villa and a bottle of red. Visitors to Orange Walk usually make a beeline for the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary (a birder’s mecca) and Maya ruins like Lamanai and La Milpa, the latter of which is located in Belize’s largest nature reserve, the Río Bravo Conservation and Management Area. Orange Walk is also known for growing sugarcane; Orange Walk Town, the district’s main hub, is nicknamed “Sugar City.”

Lamanai Outpost Lodge

Orange Walk District, Belize
Category – Mid Range / High
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, Tours
Location: 3hr from Belize City by road and boat. Adjacent to the Lamanai Archaeology Site and Lagoon

Day 2

Free day in Orange Walk District
Overnight at Lamanai Outpost Lodge – Standard All Inclusive 3N Package: Superior Garden View Cabana

Day 3

Free day in Orange Walk District
Overnight at Lamanai Outpost Lodge – Standard All Inclusive 3N Package: Superior Garden View Cabana

Day 4

Free morning in Orange Walk District to enjoy package activities
Service(s) from Lamanai Outpost Lodge: Transfer Lodge to Airport – may not be private
Scheduled Domestic Flight to Punta Gorda
Service(s) from Lodge at Big Falls: Transfer From Airport to Lodge – may not be private
Overnight at Lodge at Big Falls – Standard Cabana

Punta Gorda

Simply referred to locally as PG, Punta Gorda is the administrative seat of Belize’s Toledo District and the country’s southernmost town. A relaxed, Caribbean community with just a dozen streets (and about as many cars), PG is home to approximately 6,000 people. Its busiest days are market days, especially along Front Street. Here, you’ll find fishermen hauling in their catches, farmers selling cassava and plantains, and Maya women touting handicrafts. The town’s waterfront isn’t much to speak of, but it doesn’t really matter: Nearby are several cayes with great beaches, snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing. Head inland from PG, and you’ll find some of the country’s most verdant, unspoiled terrain. Here, you can hike through rainforests, bird watch, explore old ruins, and visit modern Maya towns.

Lodge at Big Falls

Toledo District
Category – Mid Range
The Lodge at Big Falls is a wonderful, boutique, eco-lodge which offers a high level of service from the live-in owners. The owners operate the lodge with a high level of focus on sustainable tourism and the lodge benefits the local community in many ways. There are only 8 cabins at the lodge making it a unique and highly personalized option in this fascinating area of Belize. Guests can take part in many cultural and nature-based tours from the lodge as well as relax by the pool or take part in activities on the lodge’s grounds.

Facilities: 8 Cabins, Internet, Full Restaurant, Swimming Pool, River Access
Location: Remote location 30min drive from Punta Gorda.

Day 5

Breakfast at Lodge at Big Falls
Port of Honduras Snorkel Tour
Activity Includes: Guide, transfers, marine park fees, barbeque lunch on the beach & taxes
Overnight at Lodge at Big Falls – Standard Cabana

Day 6

Breakfast at Lodge at Big Falls
Rio Grande Kayaking (Half Day) (Collective)
Free afternoon in Lodge at Big Falls
Overnight at Lodge at Big Falls – Standard Cabana

Rio Grande Kayaking (Half Day) (Collective)

Detailed Itinerary from Viaventure
You will be driven the six miles to the village of San Miguel and the road bridge over the Rio Grande where you will begin your kayaking expedition downstream to the Lodge itself. This is a trip of between 3.5-4 hours. There is no white water but you will float down the jungle clad banks of the deep green river and may see turtles, river otters and many iguanas which often launch themselves from their tree perches over the water at the approach of kayaks to seek refuge on the river bottom. There are also many herons, cormorants, kingfishers and other bird species to make this a magical and unforgettable experience.

  • Activity Includes: Transfers, Guide, Equipment
  • Not Included: lunch, tips & gratuities

Tour operated by Lodge at Big Falls

Day 7

Breakfast at Lodge at Big Falls
Monkey River: Crocs and Howlers (Half Day) (Private)
Service(s) from Lodge at Big Falls: Transfer to Placencia
Overnight at Robert’s Grove – Classic Vista Room

Monkey River: Crocs & Howlers (Half Day/Collective)

Monkey river is a wonderful nature and wildlife tour where you take a river cruise up a lush jungle river keeping a weather eye out for crocodiles, manatees, green iguanas, a menagerie of birds and then enjoy a moderate, 40 min jungle hike looking for howler monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Guests are met at their hotel and transferred to the dock where they board their boat for this trip. Guests will also need to pay the US$1.00 entrance fee. After the tour guests continue on to Placencia.

  • Activity Includes: guide & transportation
  • Not Included: lunch, entrance fees, tips & gratuities

Tour operated by Lodge at Big Falls

Placencia

Placencia is the name of both a slender, 25-kilometer (16-mile) peninsula that runs parallel to the Belizean mainland and the village at its southernmost tip. Home to some of the country’s most spectacular beaches, this long ribbon of land is flanked to the west by a lagoon and views of the distant Maya Mountains and to the east by mangroves and the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Placencia Village draws the majority of the peninsula’s visitors and is a relaxed, somewhat ramshackle spot with dive shops, restaurants, bars, and a colorful mix of expat and Creole locals. Just off Placencia’s shores, you’ll find diving, snorkeling, and sailing; visitors can also explore nearby mangroves and deserted cayes by kayak or fish for tarpon, tuna, or mackerel.

Robert’s Grove

Placencia, Belize
Category – Mid Range / High

Robert’s Grove is a comfortable, gracious, resort style hotel with a contemporary design and featuring 51 rooms in several different categories some which have kitchenette facilities. The hotel is located approx. 10min drive outside the town of Placencia and is currently undisturbed by any neighboring buildings. The hotel has a good stretch of beach and is an excellent choice for couples needing a full facilities hotel with AC and for families. This is a good quality, higher end hotel with good facilities including 2 restaurants, 3 pools, a small spa, tennis courts & Jacuzzis. Guests can book diving, snorkeling and other inland tours at the hotel.

Facilities: Rooms of different categories, 2 Restaurants, Bar, 2 Pools, Spa
Location: 10min drive from Placencia Town. 5min from Placencia Airport

Day 8

Full American Breakfast at Robert’s Grove
Full Day Reef Snorkel Tour with BBQ Lunch (Private)
Overnight at Robert’s Grove – Classic Vista Room

Full Day Reef Snorkel Tour with BBQ Lunch (Private)

Guests are met at the hotel and transferred to the operator’s office to pick up their snorkel equipment and for any final preparations. We then transfer to the dock and board the motor boat for our transfer out to the reef and to our island destination. The specific snorkeling destination will vary from day to day depending on weather conditions and guest preference. The boat transfer out to the reef usually takes 35min to 1hr. The closest destination is Laughing Bird Caye and the furthest is Silk Caye, Ranguana or Pompion caye. Once we arrive at the designated caye guests will put on their equipment and the guide will give a small briefing. We then begin snorkeling from the beach, enjoying a variety of tropical fish and colorful coral formations. Guests enjoy a break for lunch and relaxation before exploring another snorkel spot in the afternoon. After a fabulous day of snorkeling on Belize’s reef we transfer back to the mainland and to the hotel.

  • Activity Includes: private guide, private transfers, equipment & BBQ lunch
  • Not Included: tips & gratuities

 

Day 9

Full American Breakfast at Robert’s Grove
Free day in Placencia
Overnight at Robert’s Grove – Classic Vista Room

Day 10

Full American Breakfast at Robert’s Grove
Service(s) from Robert’s Grove: Transfer Hotel to Airport – may not be private
Scheduled Domestic Flight to Belize International Airport
Trip Ends

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