Day 1: Airport pickup / Crystal Paradise. You will be met by your driver/ guide at airport and transferred by van to Crystal Paradise. Dinner and overnight Crystal Paradise.
Day 2: Barton Creek Caves (Full Day). After breakfast we board SUV and drive over rolling hills through the Amish Community and across the river to the entrance of the cave. We arrive to the cave use facilities and canoe inside the cave for at least 2 km. Most people find the canoe tour by torchlight through this cave unforgettable. Its large river passage and pristine formations are just two of the reasons why this appeals to both local and foreign visitors. Besides its natural beauty the site is made even more interesting by the presence of a wide range of archaeological remains that were left there by the ancient Maya visitors. Archaeologists believe that this cave was used for rituals. Breakfast, packed lunches, Dinners and Overnight Crystal Paradise.
Day 3: Caracol Maya Ruins (full day). After breakfast we drive to Caracol as we traverses through the Mountain Pine Ridge area. The road travels over a series of creeks, through lush tropical forest and pine forest, habitat for a variety of bird species. The highest canopy rainforest is home to several species of cats, as well as rare birds such as the Keel-Billed Mot Mot, Crested Guan, Great Curassow and the Occelated Turkey. A wide variety of orchids, vines and trees are also found in the area. This site is home to the tallest man-made structure in Belize, Canna (sky palace), standing some 143 ft above the plaza floor. The discovery of Alter 23, which shows bound captives, indicates that Caracol was an extremely fierce and war like center. This tour will be combined with a visit to the Rio Frio Caves and the Rio On Pools on the way back. Breakfast, packed lunches. Dinner and overnight Crystal Paradise Resort.
Day 4: Macal River Canoeing. Leisurely canoe the Macal River as we view iguanas sunning themselves and an array of birds such as kingfishers, Wood-rails Mangrove Swallows and more. Stops at the Botanical Gardens and the medicine trail where we can learn about our local plants and their uses. Breakfast, Dinner and overnight Crystal Paradise Resort.
Day 5: Free morning / Drive to Placencia. Leisurely departure to Placencia as we drive on the scenic hummingbird highway over the Maya mountains and then on the coastal plains to the beach of Placencia. Breakfast and Overnight at Singing Sand Inn.
Day 6: Snorkeling to offshore Caye. Continental Breakfast and Overnight at Singing Sand Inn.
Day 7: Free day. You can easily book fishing trip additional snorkeling/ Jaguar Reserve and or the Monkey River tour. Continental Breakfast. Overnight at Singing Sand Inn.
Day 8: Departure. Land transfer to Placencia airstrip for local fight to Belize Int’l airport to arrive to hrs prior to your int’l flight.
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