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Belize Cruise | Wonders, Rivers, Reefs and Mayan Culture

Belize Cruise | Wonders, Rivers, Reefs and Mayan Culture

From USD $6,400

Description

Cruise the Belize Barrier Reef and trek into the jungles and towns of this Caribbean paradise on the roundtrip cruise from Belize City.

Trip Name
Belize Cruise | Wonders, Rivers, Reefs and Mayan Culture
Days
8
Overview
Vessel Type: Small Ship Length: 174 ft Passenger Capacity: 64 Built / refurbished: 1982 / 2016 Undergoing refurbishment in 2016, the 62-guest Safari Voyager offers personal comforts, full uncompromising amenities, and upscale accommodations. Sights are revealed from the window-lined lounge with sweeping 270-degree views. Enjoy the vessel’s cozy library and elegant dining room, all outfitted with nautical décor. Ideally designed to spotlight the magnificent natural surroundings, the Safari Voyager features four public decks including a spacious upper sun deck. An aft EZ Dock launch platform provides convenient access into and from the water for adventure activities. The vessel is outfitted with kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, snorkel gear, wet suits, and hiking poles. For rejuvenation and relaxation, guests can take advantage of our wellness program with fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a complimentary massage. There are seven cabin categories aboard the Safari Voyager: Single; Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; Jr. Commodore Suite; and Owner's Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles, or triples can be accommodated. Common to all cabins are: wide panoramic view windows; individually controlled air conditioning; generous storage and closet space; desk and chair; iPod/MP3/MP4 docking stations; TV/DVD player; private bath with shower.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1: Belize City
Welcome to the Caribbean coast! Our local representative greets you at the airport for your transfer to our hospitality area. Later, head to the Safari Voyager—sweeping views and a happy-to-see-you crew are the perfect welcome to your time in Belize and Guatemala. (D)
Day 2 - Day 2: Belize Barrier Reef
Start your adventure with a day of play at the beach. Explore Ranguana Caye, a private island of two acres prime for snorkeling, swimming, and paddleboarding. Take a spin around with your water toy of choice or kick back in a hammock under swaying palms and watch the fishermen offshore. Cruise to Laughing Bird Caye National Park named after Belize’s laughing gull. Head out in your kayak or go for a guided snorkel where angelfish, parrotfish, tangs, sea sponges, and elkhorn, staghorn, and brain coral flicker beneath the clear waters. Set sail for Guatemala with a sunset happy hour! (BLD)
Day 3 - Day 3: Las Escobas Rainforest / Tapon Creek Nature Reserve, Guatemala
Today is boots-on-the-ground in Guatemala. Kick off your day with an early morning hike through Las Escobas Tropical Rainforest Park, a birder’s paradise and home to more than 400 species of plants and animals. Toucans and parrots lure you to refreshing pools and waterfalls. To round out your big morning, sit back and rest your legs as you learn about the Garifuna culture firsthand through stories, song, and snacks. This afternoon, you have a choice in Tapon Creek Nature Reserve, covering more than 1,600 acres of Guatemala's lowland forests. You can take it easy on a skiff and stroll, or hard charge it through the jungle with your guide. The area protects endangered species including tapirs, howler monkeys, and jaguars. (BLD)
Day 4 - Day 4: Rio Sarstun / Rio Dulce / Livingston, Guatemala
Start your adventure with a day of play at the beach. Explore Ranguana Caye, a private island of two acres prime for snorkeling, swimming, and paddleboarding. Take a spin around with your water toy of choice or kick back in a hammock under swaying palms and watch the fishermen offshore. Cruise to Laughing Bird Caye National Park named after Belize’s laughing gull. Head out in your kayak or go for a guided snorkel where angelfish, parrotfish, tangs, sea sponges, and elkhorn, staghorn, and brain coral flicker beneath the clear waters. Set sail for Guatemala with a sunset happy hour! (BLD)
Day 5 - Day 5: Punta Gorda, Belize
Good morning, Punta Gorda! It’s market day and there’s something for everybody—wooden and woven crafts, produce, chilies, and tamales. Try a ripe mango or taste the local cassava as you stroll past primary-colored buildings and delve deeper into history with a trip to Mayan ruins. In the afternoon when it’s time to cool off, the cayes call with white sands and from-the-beach or hop-off-a-skiff snorkeling. Sergeant major, purple reef fish, and damselfish zip below as pelicans sweep by overhead. (BLD)
Day 6 - Day 6: Payne's Creek National Park
Beat the heat and head for land early. Get acquainted with this lush corner of Belize via a birdwatching skiff tour, hard-charging hike through the park’s savannah, or kayak through the mangroves. Black howler monkeys, white tail deer, crocodiles, and over 300 species of birds may join you along your way. And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the ripples of a manatee. Bellies full after lunch, spend an easy afternoon at a private island, kayaking or snorkeling in Lime Caye. (BLD)
Day 7 - Day 7: Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
A jungle like no other. This protected area offers a range of hikes from easy ambles to thigh burners—all boasting incredible wildlife. Hear the call of a Crested Guan, Red-capped Manakin, Black-headed Trogon, or Amazon kingfisher. Keep your eyes up to arching palms and heart-shaped leaves tumbling from the trees or to the forest floor where leafcutter ants are on the move. A smooshed patch of grass and paw print mean the elusive jaguar may have shared your path—rest assured he’s the hardest charger of them all and is far along his journey. After your trek, soak in a lazy river in an inner tube or further your studies at the park’s museum. Back on the Safari Voyager, relive your week with the Captain’s Dinner and slideshow treat. (BLD)
Day 8 - Day 8: Belize City, Belize - Disembarkation
Linger over one last fresh baked pastry as you bid farewell to the Caribbean. Hugs all around to your crew and fellow travelers before your transfer to the Belize City Airport. (B)
Day 9 - Please Note:
Passport required. Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
07-10-202314-10-2023USD $6,400Navigator Cabin
07-10-202314-10-2023USD $7,000Trailblazer Cabin
07-10-202314-10-2023USD $7,500Pathfinder Cabin
07-10-202314-10-2023USD $8,200Admiral Cabin
07-10-202314-10-2023USD $9,000Single Cabin
07-10-202314-10-2023USD $9,200Jr. Commodore Suite
07-10-202314-10-2023USD $11,600Commodore Suite
14-10-202321-10-2023USD $8,200Admiral Cabin
14-10-202321-10-2023USD $9,000Single Cabin
14-10-202321-10-2023USD $9,200Jr. Commodore Suite
14-10-202321-10-2023USD $11,600Commodore Suite
14-10-202321-10-2023USD $6,400Navigator Cabin
14-10-202321-10-2023USD $7,000Trailblazer Cabin
14-10-202321-10-2023USD $7,500Pathfinder Cabin
21-10-202328-10-2023USD $6,400Navigator Cabin
21-10-202328-10-2023USD $7,000Trailblazer Cabin
21-10-202328-10-2023USD $7,500Pathfinder Cabin
21-10-202328-10-2023USD $8,200Admiral Cabin
21-10-202328-10-2023USD $9,000Single Cabin
21-10-202328-10-2023USD $9,200Jr. Commodore Suite
21-10-202328-10-2023USD $11,600Commodore Suite
28-10-202304-11-2023USD $6,400Navigator Cabin
28-10-202304-11-2023USD $7,000Trailblazer Cabin
28-10-202304-11-2023USD $7,500Pathfinder Cabin
28-10-202304-11-2023USD $8,200Admiral Cabin
28-10-202304-11-2023USD $9,000Single Cabin
28-10-202304-11-2023USD $9,200Jr. Commodore Suite
28-10-202304-11-2023USD $11,600Commodore Suite
04-11-202311-11-2023USD $6,400Navigator Cabin
04-11-202311-11-2023USD $7,000Trailblazer Cabin
04-11-202311-11-2023USD $7,500Pathfinder Cabin
04-11-202311-11-2023USD $8,200Admiral Cabin
04-11-202311-11-2023USD $9,000Single Cabin
04-11-202311-11-2023USD $9,200Jr. Commodore Suite
04-11-202311-11-2023USD $11,600Commodore Suite
11-11-202318-11-2023USD $6,400Navigator Cabin
11-11-202318-11-2023USD $7,000Trailblazer Cabin
11-11-202318-11-2023USD $7,500Pathfinder Cabin
11-11-202318-11-2023USD $8,200Admiral Cabin
11-11-202318-11-2023USD $9,000Single Cabin
11-11-202318-11-2023USD $9,200Jr. Commodore Suite
11-11-202318-11-2023USD $11,600Commodore Suite
18-11-202325-11-2023USD $6,400Navigator Cabin
18-11-202325-11-2023USD $7,000Trailblazer Cabin
18-11-202325-11-2023USD $7,500Pathfinder Cabin
18-11-202325-11-2023USD $8,200Admiral Cabin
18-11-202325-11-2023USD $9,000Single Cabin
18-11-202325-11-2023USD $9,200Jr. Commodore Suite
18-11-202325-11-2023USD $11,600Commodore Suite

Inclusions

    • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Belize Barrier Reef—second largest coral reef in the world
    • Indigenous Mayan and Garifuna cultures: ruins, food, music, and dance
    • Color and flavor in Caribbean towns: Punta Gorda and Livingston
    • Snorkel, paddle, and swim at Lime, Laughing Bird, and Ranguana Cayes
    • Watch for manatees, crocodiles, howler monkeys, birds, and the trail of jaguars

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