Gwen's Great Getaway

PO Box 8106

Asheville NC 28814

© 2019 by Croft Communiations Design

  • Twitter
  • White Facebook Icon

TELL ME, WHAT IS IT YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE? 

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

Mary Oliver

."

Anthony Bourdain

8 days/
7 nights
BELIZE  FEBRUARY 7-14, 2020

(this trip has closed; occasionally someone has to drop out. Call and we'll see if we can work you in.)

Itinerary

Day 1–(Friday) February 7th

Welcome to Belize! Make your way to our hotel with your trip leader and other members of the group. A picturesque ferry ride (90min) through the islands before arriving in San Pedro. Dine together to start off our week.

Meals: Welcome Dinner overlooking the water

4 nights Accommodation: Ocean Tide Beach

http://oceantidebeach.com/

Day 2–(Saturday) February 8th
Today we are renting golf carts to explore the island. We will make our way across the island to the west side for the Secret Beach. You will have free time to rent water sports equipment or just swim in the best waters on the island. We will have lunch at the beach before heading back to San Pedro for our food crawl dinner. Stopping in 4 places for all the best eats on the Island. Then, if you aren't ready to end the night,  join us for Rum and local beer “Belkin” while tubing in the water off the pier at Palapa Bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and food crawl Dinner

Accommodation: Ocean Tide Beach

 

Day 3–(Sunday) February 9th Layback Sunday

This is a free day, a good time to go shopping in town, relax on the beach and we will meet for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Ocean Tide Beach

Day 4 – (Monday) February 10th

The Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Today we’ll be sailing off towards the Belize Barrier reef. First stop is the Hol Chan Marine Reserve where you can expect to see angelfish, blue-striped grunts, schoolmaster snappers and hundreds of other varieties, it’s also known for the green moray eels living in tiny caves along the wall. The Shark and RayAlley are another of our stops within the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, this spot is known as the shark and stingray city of Belize! You’ll get the opportunity to swim with the harmless Nurse Sharks and Southern Stingrays, this is a spot not to be missed. The Coral Gardens are two and a half miles southwest of Shark and Ray Alley and due to extraordinary clear water you’ll be able to see the rainbow-like hues of the coral below, it’s an extremely special place. Last but not least, our sailboat rides home just before sunset. Corn tortilla chips and salsa, rum or fruit cocktails make it a magical end to one of the highlights of this trip.

Meals:  Breakfast, snacks on the boat, Dinner

Accommodation: Ocean Tide Beach

Day 5 – (Tuesday) February 11th

We are saying goodbye to San Pedro and leaving for the mainland. We will get our water taxi back the Belize city then take a bus to San Ignacio where we will be staying for the rest of our trip. After check-in we will visit  "The Green Iguana Conservation Project", this is an interactive exhibit located at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel that gives visitors a closer look at the life of Green Iguanas. The venture aims to conserve and look after the endangered species by educating the public about the role Green Iguanas play in the ecosystem.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Cassia Hill Resort

https://www.cassiahillbelize.com/

Day 6 – (Wednesday) February 12th San Ignacio ATM Caves

This morning you’ll get to step inside a cave featured as the #1 sacred cave destination in the world by The National Geographic. The Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (also known as the ATM caves) are not only unique geologically, but historically; the ATM caves serve as a natural museum of ancient Mayan artifacts and sacred burial place. You’ll hike 45-minutes through the jungle before taking a journey into the Mayan underworld, along with your local guide you’ll explore an extensive underground maze of tunnels, passageways, and chambers, finishing in the ceremonial chamber where you’ll see stoneware, ceramics and the famed crystallized skeleton of the “Crystal Maiden.”  WOW!  after this fun-filled day we will return to San Ignacio and have explore tasting the local food in town.

Meals: Breakfast, light lunch included in the ATM caves and Dinner

Accommodation: Cassia Hill Resort


Day 7 – (Thursday) February 13th

The adventure doesn’t stop there, we are going to visit the most dominant archaeological site in Belize, Caracol. During this half-day tour, you’ll learn about the anthropology, archaeology, and flora and fauna of the area, including rare and endangered wildlife such as Keel-billed Motmots, Tapirs, Jaguars, Oscillated Turkeys, Gibnut (the “Royal Rat”) and Coatimundis. If today were a movie it would be where James bond meets David Attenborough in Planet Earth—mystery, action, and conservation all rolled into one! To end the day and our trip we will have our goodbye dinner together in town.

Meals: Breakfast light lunch at Caracol and dinner

Accommodation: Cassia Hill Resort


Day 8 - (Friday) February 14th Transfer to the Airport

YOUR TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Breakfast, 4 lunches and 7 Dinners

  • 7 Nights Hotel: 4 nights in San Pedro
     Belize,
    3 nights in San Ignacio, Belize

  • 2 nights optional in Flores, Guatemala

  • Private transportation throughout the trip including the ferry and off-road vehicles
    when necessary

  • Local tour guides throughout the trip

  • Transfers to and from the airport:Philip
    S.W. Goldson International Airport,

  • Airport Road, Belize

  • Admittance to all national parks and tours
     listed above

BOOK TODAY~
Max 24 Women

Contact me for more info or questions:
GWEN CROFT
gwencroft@me.com
828-279-6700 (8am - 8pm EST)