will be our 8th trip to this incredible Central American country
and it makes for a wonderful adventurous vacation. We've
always sold this trip out and one year had enough interest to
run 2 back-to-back trips of 42 people each!
Most people think of Belize only
as a diving resort, but it’s way more. The mainland offers
an amazing jungle with many ruins, archeological sites
and very unique adventure tours. Belize’s interior is a 65-percent
uninhabited wonderland of deep jungle rain forest, exotic
native species, and myriad Mayan temples. But certainly it is
also home to the worlds second-largest barrier reef.
This trip we are mixing things
up and rather than spending our mainland time in San Ignacio we
will be on the coast at a very nice beach front resort. We’ll
spend 4 nights at Hopkins Bay, ideally situated at the edge of
Belize, on the Caribbean Sea, in the heart of the cozy Garifuna
village. It was voted the friendliest city in Belize and otherwise
known as the real Belize. You
can read more below about the Hopkins Bay Resort and this beautiful
area. I'm very excited to be trying something new and much nicer..
At this resort for the price stated above, everyone will have
their own one-bedroom unit. This is due to their having just one
king or queen bed plus a day bed. See below for a reduction in
price if you are able to share.
This area of Belize features
2 of the best tours you will ever take in your lifetime. One of
those is a tour that will have you floating on an innertube
miles of underground river caves with only
your headlamp to light your way. It's really interesting and a
lot of fun. The other tour is a visit to an incredible cave
Tunichil Muknal (ATM for short) which is one of the only caves
that has not been looted that has all the original
pottery is exactly how it was left hundreds of years ago
and even had a skeleton of a child that has been molded to
the floor with hundreds of years of calcification! It's a tour
you will never forget.
From National Geographic: In myths, journeys to
the underworld are never easy, and after visiting Actun Tunichil
Muknal (Cave of the Stone Sepulchre), you may feel that you have
been through your own epic test. Access to the Maya sacrificial
site within the cave involves hiking, wading, and underwater swimming,
but nearly a mile (1.6 kilometers) underground you will reach
the resting place of the “crystal maiden,” a complete female skeleton
that sparkles from eons of crystal calcification. The cave also
contains Maya pottery shards, many showing the “kill hole” intended
to allow spirits to escape.
are plenty of other tours that are on offer from Hopkins Bay including
a visit to abeautiful waterfall for a great swim, horseback
riding in the jungle, canoeing, zip lining and exploring great
Mayan Ruins. Of course our resort offers a 5-star Padi dive shop,
so you might be interested in getting in the water or just enjoying
a free day at Hopkins Bay..
After our 4-days on the mainland
it's island time. We’ll fly over to Ambergris Caye in small
prop planes for the next
long, slender island is just inside the famous barrier reef with
excellent visibility and coral reefs. This is home to some of
the best diving in the world such as Lighthouse
Atoll and the famous Blue Hole!
There’s also a variety of tours
available and fun little shops and restaurants to enjoy, plus
great nightlife! One of the best tours takes us island
hopping with a couple of snorkel stops and lunch on a small island
where we may be the only people there! You can also rent a golf
cart and take your own tour of the island which is a lot of fun.
We know special resorts as well that we can recommend to go in
to on a bike ride or golf cart tour to enjoy a beautiful pool,
drinks and lunch.
resort there, called Sunbreeze,
is located on a beautiful stretch of beach, has a nice pool,
their own dive shop, bar and restaurant and is located a short
walk from town. We’ll
snorkel, scuba dive and party on this great trip. Think it might
be too hot in the summer? It’s actually not bad at all.
This is the time of year we've always gone to Belize and it's
always been great.
We've got great air which will
get us in to Belize early on the 28th giving us nearly a full
day on our arrival.
Cost, with air from LAX (other
gateways available or you can subtract $650 and arrange your own
flight) and the 9-nights accommodations is just $2,850.
That’s a great deal on this trip. $200 deposit
to sign up.
Early signups will get the better
$175 FOR A SHARED ROOM AT HOPKINS BAY.
If you can share a king bed with a friend or work out one of you
taking the day bed for the 4-nights you may both deduct $175 from
this trip. If you don't say anything about sharing we will give
you your own room at Hopkins Bay and will still match you up with
a roommate on Ambergris Caye.
Air from LAX - Other gateways
are available or deduct $650 with your own air.
9-nights hotel accommodations
Domestic flights from Hoplins
Bay to Ambergris Caye and from Ambergris Caye to Belize City
All Ground Transportation
NOT INCLUDE: Departure
tax/ fuel surcharge currently at $102 (to be paid with your balance
if you are using our air)
SUPPLEMENT IN AMBERGRIS CAYE: (your own room) - $425
here for the tour info from our last
up for this Singles Trip!
here to see photos from our last Belize trip
OUR GROUP AIR
ON AVIANCA AIRLINES: Deduct
$650 with your own air
Flight:Avianca 621 Departure: Los Angeles 27JUL/1139P
Arrival:San Salvador 28JUL/540A
Flight: Avianca 414 Departure:San Salvador 28JUL/845A Arrival:Belize
City Goldson 28JUL/952A
Flight: Avianca 415 Departure:Belize City Goldson 06AUG/1215P Arrival:San
Flight: Avianca 620 Departure:San Salvador 06AUG/305P Arrival:Los
Website - Tripadvisor
The real Belize has
a way of bringing out the real you. Your best you. There’s jungle
for your inner hiker and inner zipliner. Reefs for your inner
snorkeler and inner fisherman. Caves for your inner kayaker. Waterfalls
for your inner rappeller. Ancient Mayan Ruins for your inner explorer.
And Rhum Bar for your inner pina colada drinker.
Daredevils and beach
bums rejoice. We’ve taken care of all the little details standing
between you and your next “ooh” and “ahh”. The hardest decision
you’ll have to make at Hopkins Bay is which palm tree you’d like
to swing on a hammock from at the end of the day.
Belize Underwater PADI
5-Star Dive Operation offers dives to fit both your skill level,
as well as, your adventure level. Our dive staff is highly knowledgeable
with a passion for providing
the best dive experience in Belize. Snorkeling is offered at each
The resort’s nineteen
3-Bedroom Beach Houses offer over 2,500 sq ft / 232.26 m2 of private
space and are a great fit for families or groups of friends wishing
to enjoy a relaxed Belize vacation in a Caribbean-style Beach
House. Enjoy three bedrooms, three baths, an kitchen and living
space. Each has a private balcony and deck.
Each room has it's
own entrance and bathroom. The livingroom and kitchen is in only
one of the 3 units. Early signups will get the larger rooms.