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Belize Holidays

Coral Tour

13 Night Itinerary from £3,2792,871$3,591

Private Individual Tour

 

Stay in a first class beach resort in the world's second largest Barrier Reef and discover ancient Mayan sites set in dense tropical rainforest. A wonderful combination of beach and adventure awaits

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  • Discover the magnificent natural habitats of Belize
  • Stay in luxury lodges and a beautiful tropical island beach resort
  • Visit hidden Mayan sites, canoe the river and spot exotic birds in Cha Cha Creek
  • Explore the rivers, pools, caves and waterfalls of the Mountain Pine Ridge
  • Relax on the tropical white sand beaches of Ambergris Caye
  • Snorkel in the world's second biggest barrier reef
  • Take optional fishing or diving trips and enjoy barbecues on the beach

This itinerary can be modified and adapted to your preference with a specialst advisor, who can provide a guaranteed price, based on hotels, transport, excursions and flights.

Coral Tour
Tour Itinerary

Miami and Chaa Creek - 5 Nights

Day 1 - Flight to Miami and overnight

Day 2 - Fly to Belize, onto Chaa Creek, Macal River Valley

Day 3-5 - At Leisure at Chaa Creek

Day 1

Departure 

Daily departures, on a daytime flight to Miami where we stay 1 night. 


Day 2

Chaa Creek in the Macal River Valley

Fly to Belize in the morning. Our guide will transfer you to Chaa Creek on the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains of Western Belize, for a 4 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Chaa Creek is an authentic, luxury lodge and the perfect base to explore the rainforest. 

The palm-thatched cottages are a perfect compromise between comfort and a true wilderness experience. Each cottage has Mexican tiled floors, large mahogany beds, original artwork and private bathrooms with hot showers. Spacious sundeck verandahs allow guests to view wildlife and interact with nature. A range of activities including hiking, swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, bird-watching, guided nature walks and river trips are available. The Reserve's Natural History Centre and Butterfly Farm are within easy walking distance of the cottages.

The cuisine features a mixture of Caribbean, Mexican and Belizean dishes served under an enormous umbrella of thatch in the large, airy restaurant with its own temperature controlled wine cellar. The dining room, bar and cottages are all constructed from local hardwoods and thatched with bay leaf palm. For relaxation after an active day, guests can visit the Spa at Chaa Creek. 

Explore the ancient history of this area on daily guided options excursions from the lodge, including a tour to Tikal in Guatemala and the local Mayan sites of Xunantunich, the impressive Cahal Pech and El Pilar. Also visit the many caves along the river valley, take birdwatching walks or canoe on the Macal River. A few days at Chaa Cheek will leave you invigorated from the adventures in the rainforest and also relaxed from your luxurious lodge surroundings.


Day 3

At leisure


Day 4

At leisure


Day 5

At leisure

Lodge At Chaa Creek

Chaa Creek - Deluxe Lodge

The Lodge At Chaa Creek Adventure Centre, Rainforest Reserve and Spa is located on the banks of the Macal River, a short drive from San Ignacio Town. By vehicle, you may reach us by taking the Benque Viejo road out of San Ignacio and following the signs to Chaa Creek.

Chaa Creek Cottages are set in lush tropical gardens along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains of Western Belize. The cottage compound, within the Chaa Creek Nature Reserve, provides a perfect compromise between comfort and a true wilderness experience. Each palm-thatched cottage has Mexican tiled floors, large mahogany beds, original artwork and private bathrooms with hot showers. Spacious sundeck verandahs allow guests to view wildlife and interact with nature. A range of activities including hiking, swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, bird-watching, guided nature walks and river trips are available, and the Reserve's Natural History Centre and Butterfly Farm are withineasy walking distance of the cottages.

The cuisine features a mixture of Caribbean, Mexican and Belizean dishes served under an enormous umbrella of thatch in our large, airy restaurant with its own temperature controlled wine cellar. The dining room, bar and cottages are all constructed from local hardwoods and thatched with bay leaf palm. For relaxation after an active day, guests can visit the Spa at Chaa Creek and select from a wide range of exotic treatments by our highly trained staff. Additionally, our guests can opt to have a massage on their private sundeck verandahs for a truly tranquil and extraordinary sensory experience. Even the most laid back of our visitors will find that an hour or so at the spa puts them in the perfect state of body and mind to enhance their stay at Chaa Creek.

Mountain Pine Ridge - 3 Nights

Day 6 - Transfer to Blancaneaux Lodge, Mountain Pine Ridge

Days 7-8 - Francis Ford Coppola's Blancaneaux Lodge

Day 6

Francis Ford Copolla's Blancaneaux Lodge

We take a short drive to Blancaneaux Lodge set in the beautiful Privassion Creek valley, within the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, for a very special 3 night stay.

In the early 1980's, the famous film director, Francis Ford Copolla fell in love with the area and purchased the lodge as his private residence. In 1993, Blancaneaux Lodge opened to the public as a 20 room luxury forest hideaway enabling daily adventures to the nearby Mayan ruins and forest combined with Italian dining and exquisite facilities of the lodge and its cottages.

There are several different cottages available with garden, river or waterfall views to suit couples, honeymooners, families - and luxury cottages with their own private swimming pool. Depending on your group size, also available to book are stunning 2 bedroom villas and the ultimate Francis Ford Coppola's own private villa with 2 large bedrooms, art and antiques, kitchen and on-call attendant. Each cottage has bathrobes, safe, fully stocked mini-bar, espresso machine, phone, fan, writing table, organic luxury soaps and hair dryer. Some have telescopes for stargazing.

Public areas include the Montagna Restaurant serving classic Italian cuisine from Coppola family recipes, drawn from their history in the southern region of Basilicata, Italy. There is also a poolside restaurant and bar. The lodge has a stunning swimming pool and excellent spa.

There are many activities to enjoy during your stay including guided hikes, horse riding or mountain biking in the jungle, early morning bird-watching tours and fully guided excursions to the Mayan ruins at Caracol, Xunantunich or Tikal in Guatemala.


Day 7

At leisure


Day 8

At leisure

Blancaneaux Lodge

Mountain Pine Ridge - First Lodge

Ensconced in a region of pristine rainforest, outside of San Ignacio in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, a 300 square mile national wildlife reserve in the Maya Mountains is Blancaneaux Lodge. The lodge offers modern comforts in an entirely self-sustained jungle sanctuary. Each bungalow features a thatched roof, artisan-crafted and antique colonial furnishings and a luxurious Japanese bath with views of the jungle sky. 

There are many activities available in the area - some of the most extensive Mayan ruins in Central America are a short drive away (Tikal a day trip away), explore the rainforest on horseback or mountain bike, and visit the many caves and waterfalls in the area. The lodge prepares food from its own organic garden and all of the electricity used at the Lodge is generated by a hydroelectric plant that harnesses the power of the Privassion River that runs through the grounds. Accommodation includes room and continental breakfast. 

Ambergris Caye - 4 Nights

Day 9 - Transfer to Belize City, flight to Ambergris Caye

Day 10-12 - Relax in your tropical island

Day 13 - Flight to Belize City and return flight to the UK

Day 14 - Arrive home

Day 9

Relax on a tropical island

Transfer to Belize City where we take a fifteen minutes small plane flight over crystal clear water and patch reef to San Pedro on the small island of Ambergris Caye. We stay for 4 nights at Victoria House Resort, located south of the village, close to the magnificent Hol Chan Marine Park.

The elegant Victoria House Resort is situated on the idyllic azure shores of Belize's magnificent barrier reef. The hotel is a series of charming air-conditioned palapa casitas, plantation style rooms, beautiful suites and two private villas, all with private bathroom and set amongst swaying palm trees and tropical gardens. The ambiance is one of relaxation and privacy but there are a number of activities to also take up. The resort has an excellent swimming pool and restaurant, and the little village of San Pedro is an alternative choice of restaurants, bars and shops.

Relax in a hammock under shady palms, snorkel in the rich waters of the barrier reef, enjoy yoga or take a trip to observe Manatees.

Perhaps the best place to explore is a trip to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, located on the southern tip of Ambergris Caye. Here, you can experience on a local boat the Belize Barrier Reef close up, snorkelling or scuba diving amongst the wide variety of protected coral reefs and marine life including dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, grey snappers, black tipped sharks and many, many more.

Venture afield on an optional trip to other islands and enjoy a barbecue on the beach. You can take a boat trip to the ruins of Lamanai, take a birdwatching tour, go scuba diving and fishing.

If you love aerial photography, it is possible to take an unforgettable helicopter adventure over the Belize Barrier Reef to view the unique the famous Blue Hole and other reefs and sandbars.


Day 10

At leisure


Day 11

At leisure


Day 12

At leisure


Day 13

Departure

Fly back to Belize City Airport to connect with your overnight flight back to the UK, via Miami.

 

Victoria House

Ambergris Caye - First Hotel

Victoria House is a place of casual elegance situated on the idyllic azure shores of Belize's magnificent barrier reef. The hotel is a series of charming palapa casitas, plantation style rooms, beautiful suites and two private villas, all with private bathroom and set amongst swaying palm trees and tropical gardens. The ambiance is one of relaxation and privacy but there are a number of activities to also take up.

The hotel comprises air conditioned hotel rooms, thatch-roofed cabanas with ceiling fans and three private Villas, all with private facilities. the resort has a swimming pool and restaurant, and the little village of San Pedro is an alternative choice of restaurants, bars and shops.

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Travel Dates Tourist First First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £3,279 £3,279 £3,402
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - £6,183 £6,306
Single Traveller - Own Room - £4,753 £4,876

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 14 Days / 12 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday 
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides

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