Arrive in Belize City, the Old Capital of Belize, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. We will meet at dinner for an overview of the following day activities.
DAY 2- THE BELIZE ZOO & XUNANTUNICH | NATIVE BELIZE MEETS ANCIENT BELIZE
Today we start our Journey leaving the city and heading to the west where we will make a stop at one of the finest Zoos in the Americas. After visiting with about 45 different species all from Belize, we will continue our journey to Xunantunich Featuring the El Castillo pyramid, the second-largest structure in Belize.
Xunantunich was lost for centuries until it was discovered by accident when a villager in Belize came across a ghost of an ancient Maya maiden in the 1890s. Today we will go and enjoy these beautiful structures.
Belize offers a magnificent opportunity to explore "Xibalba", the Mayan underworld. With a series of ancient ceremonial caves, some featuring human remains, pottery and crystal skulls, Belize has increasingly become the go-to destination for cave tours and cave tubing adventures. Our Cave Tours include the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (popularly known as the ATM) and regarded as the #1 "Top 10 Sacred Caves in the World" by National Geographic or either Barton Creek Cave or Caves Branch. Some cave tours involve hiking, swimming, wading and crawling, proving to be one of the most adventurous.
DAY 4- COCKSCOMB BASIN & WILDLIFE SANCTUARY | THE WORLDS ONLY JAGUAR PRESERVE
This unique sanctuary in Southern Belize covers an area of about 150 square miles of tropical forest and is the world's only Jaguar Preserve. Declared a Forest Preserve in 1984 and finally a Jaguar Preserve in 1986, the park is the culmination of many years of work and perseverance by individuals and national and international organizations. It is a superb place for birding, hiking and offers possible sightings of wildlife. Located within an area of 128.000 acres this wildlife sanctuary encloses many marked trails great for hiking, ranging from easy to challenging.Of course there’s a reason it’s called the jaguar preserve, even though it’s almost impossible that you will get to see one these beautiful shy animals you will most likely get to see fresh tracks from the previous night hunt.
DAY 5- MONKEY RIVER & MANATEES | AN EASY GOING FINISH TO YOUR ADVENTURES
Monkey River Town is a village in the north of the Toledo District of Belize. It is on the Caribbean Sea on the southern shore of the mouth of Belize's Monkey River. In 2011 the estimated population was 200 people. The village is one of the last purely Creole settlements in Belize, and many traditional practices are still carried out, such as cooking over the "fyah haat" (fire hearth). After your tour of the river and this Village you will stop on the boat ride back to your briefly to experience Manatees.