Day 1: Victoria House Ambergris Caye. Upon arrival in Ambergris Caye you will be transferred to the Victoria House. Set amongst mature stands of coconut trees and extensive gardens planted with hibiscus, bougainvillea and oleander, the resort offers an ideal mix of seclusion and easy accessibility to San Pedro and the rest of beautiful Belize. Home of the world's second-largest barrier reef, Ambergris Caye is world-renowned for its superb Scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities, including the Hol Chan Marine Preserve.
Your days here are free to arrange for guided excursions or simply relax. Snorkeling Definitely worth a visit is the Hol Chan Marine reserve, perhaps Belize's most famous snorkeling destination. Your are likely to observe huge Groupers, schools of Jacks, Red-yellow and black tail Snappers and Angelfish, Crabs, Lobsters, Moray Eels and hundreds more colorful species. Another fascinating attraction is Shark Ray Alley where you can swim with dozens of docile nurse sharks and sting rays that are always looking for a handout.
Manatee Observation View the West Indian Manatee in its natural habitat. These endangered sea giants, while weighing up to 3000 pounds and ranging in length up to 13 feet, are harmless and non aggressive. At certain times of the year, the clear waters surrounding Goff's and Sergeants Caye are home to manatee and their young. These two beautiful islands sit on the reef giving you a unique experience to snorkel off the beach while your captain prepares a Belizean-style lunch.
Many of our guests have returned year after year for the opportunity of fishing with their favorite guide. You may be back next year for the same reason. Flat Fishing - Bonefish, Permits and Tarpon. Reef Fishing - Snappers, Groupers, Jacks, Barracuda and many more. Deep Sea Fishing - Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo and Shark. Cultural Experiences Altun Ha, named for the incredibly engineered "Rockstone Pond", which gave the area life in ancient times, is where the largest solid jade head carving in the Maya world was found.
The most extensively excavated Maya site in the country, Altun Ha covers an area of 25 square miles and had a population of 10,000 at different times over it's 2000 year history. Your trip to this mainland site begins with a boat ride from the Victoria House pier. After a short crossing to the mainland, you'll wind your way up the Monkey River to Bomba. Along the way, you'll have the chance to see crocodiles, exotic birds and other denizens of the jungle river environment.
At Bomba transportation awaits for the short overland trip to the ruins. After exploring the site and learning more about the culture of the ancients, lunch at Maruba Jungle Lodge and a massage or dip in their freshwater pool will be a welcome experience. A short trip back to the cayes and you are home at Victoria House.
Days 2-6: Days at leisure.
Day 7: Depart Victoria House.
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