Day 1: After arriving at the international airport we will take you to our lodge The Green Valley Inn.
Day 2: (exploring the 2 different Mennonite communities)
Today you experience a very interesting cultural mix of modern Mennonites, fundamental Mennonites, Belize and Maya.
After breakfast we will visit Spanish Lookout, the best developed Mennonite settlement in Belize. You will encounter a Belize what you did not have seen before.
After an interesting drive through a settlement of the conservative Mennonites and a river cross with the car we finally reach our next target: Barton Creek Cave. We explore the cave with a canoe and we will find traces of Maya holy activities and scarify rituals. Overnight stay in The Green Valley Inn.
Day 3: (Highlights in the Cayo District)
We have breakfast at the market in San Ignacio. Every Saturday is market. The wide variety of ethnic groups in Belize meet here, offer their goods and products and enjoy this morning as a social event.
Afterwards we explore the ruins of Xunantunich - one of the most important ceremonial sites of the Maya classical period. After a swim in the Macal River, a stroll through San Ignacio and a cold drink in town, we head back to the lodge The Green Valley Inn.
Day 4: (Caribbean Island)
Let us take a break and get a bit of Caribbean air. We drive Belize City for the Water Taxi to Caye Caulker.
Before we get to the island, we take a city tour of Belize City. Overnight stay in Tree Tops Guesthouse or similar.
Day 5: (Caribbean Island)
This day is available for individual use. Relax, go swimming, snorkeling, diving or visit the neighboring island of Ambergris Caye. Overnight stay in Tree Tops Guesthouse or similar.
Day 6: (Stann Creek District)
After breakfast we take the water taxi back to Belize City. Then we drive the beautiful Hummingbird Highway south to the sea to visit the Garifuna town of Dangriga and afterward we continue for a next dip in the Caribbean Sea in Placencia. Overnight stay in Placencia.
Day 7: (Toledo)
After breakfast we drive further south to visit Punta Gorda, the capital of Toledo district.
On the way back we visit Lubaantun Maya ruins. Lubaantun is a late Classic Ceremonial Center built from 700 to 900 A.D. The most remarkable fact: The famous Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull was found here. Overnight stay in Placencia.
Day 8: (Belmopan)
On our way back from Placencia to The Green Valley Inn we stop for sightseeing in Belmopan the capital of Belize. Afterward we visit in the Belize Zoo, the only zoo in the world that is home to only indigenous animal species.
Day 9: (Corozal - Orange Walk)
After an early breakfast we drive to our first stop of the day - the Baboon Sanctuary. There we will observe the Howler monkeys in the wild.
Afterwards we continue our tour to the north of Belize all the way to Corozal. We stroll through the capital of the Corozal District, take a bath in the Caribbean sea before we ake off for our last stop: Orange Walk.
Overnight stay in Orange Walk.
Day 10: (Lamanai)
Lamanai is one of Belize's major Mayan ceremonial centers. In addition to the exotic backdrops of the ancient Mayan in art and architecture, Lamanai (submerged crocodile) was also one of the longest populated Maya cities ever. On the arrival of the Spaniards there was still lively activity, which lasted until the 19th century.
The ancient city is not all for the day - the journey by boat over the New River itself is a highlight! Overnight stay in The Green Valley Inn.
Day 11: (Mountain Pine Ridge)
Breakfast; afterwards we drive on an adventurous road to the famous Mountain Pine Ridge. The first adventure - the Calico Jacks zip line - awaits you after about 45 minutes. We glide through the tree tops of the jungle, fastened to two steel ropes. The tour consists of 15 platforms and we have about 90 minutes to enjoy this adventure.
Afterwards we visit the Green Hill butterfly farm. You can see beautiful butterflies of Belize and learn about their live cycle from egg to different caterpillar stages, then pupa and finally butterfly.
In the early afternoon we reach Big Rock waterfall. You can climb the rocks and bathe in the crystal clear water. Overnight stay in The Green Valley Inn.
Day 12: (West of Belize)
After breakfast we drive west to beautiful Black Rock Valley. We hike through original jungle to a platform where we have a wonderful view over the rainforest and down to the Vaca Falls.
This is an amazing place for bird watcher also.
In the afternoon we will take an about 1.5 - hours tube tour on the Mopan River from Clarissa Falls to Carla Creek. Overnight stay in The Green Valley Inn.
Day 13: Unfortunately the adventure is over. As always, the time went far too fast ... but no chance: after the breakfast you will be transferred to the international airport or the connecting program.
Dates and Prices:
Daily departures by arrangement; Number of participants: min 2, max 4 persons
Price per person with 2 participants in double room: US$ 2430,- ; Price per person with 4 participants in 2 double rooms: US$ 1897,-