The Rainforest and Reef Belize Vacation package offers you the opportunity to experience two of Belize’s most unique environments with a perfect combination of adventure, nature, and archaeology tours, and time spent on a remote Caribbean island exploring the world’s second largest barrier reef. Spend your first three days deep in the jungles of the Cayo District discovering the wonders of the rainforest and choosing from an assortment of caving and adventure tours. Then journey to Guatemala to overnight in the Maya Biosphere Reserve and visit the world famous Tikal Archaeological Site. Enjoy your last three days on Southwater Caye, an intimate Caribbean island located right on the barrier reef where you can enjoy the sea on the surface, underwater, and from the shore. 


Itinerary Summary and Highlights


Itinerary Description and Included Tours and Services

Day 1:

  • You begin your adventure when you arrive at the Belize International Airport
  • A driver will be waiting for you there and will take you west into the Cayo District and deep into the forest at the foothills of the Maya Mountains to arrive at Pook’s Hill Lodge
  • Settle in to your jungle home and enjoy a freshly prepared buffet dinner at Pook’s Hill Lodge
  • Overnight at Pook’s Hill Lodge in a Bird Walk Cabana

Day 2

  • Breakfast at Pook’s Hill Lodge
  • Today you can choose between the ATM Caving adventure tour, a Cave Tubing and Zip Line combination tour, or the Barton Creek Cave and Xunantunich Maya Site combination tour (lunches and entrance fees included)
  • Buffet dinner at Pook’s Hill Lodge
  • After dinner, grab a light and head out for a guided night walk in the jungle
  • Overnight at Pook's Hill Lodge in a Bird Walk Cabana

Day 3

  • Breakfast at Pook’s Hill Lodge
  • Today you can choose between the ATM Caving adventure tour, a Cave Tubing and Zip Line combination tour, or the Barton Creek Cave and Xunantunich Maya Site combination tour (lunches and entrance fees included)
  • Buffet dinner at Pook’s Hill Lodge
  • Overnight at Pook's Hill Lodge in a Bird Walk Cabana

Day 4

  • Breakfast at Pook’s Hill Lodge
  • Today you will depart Pook's Hill after breakfast and make your way west into Guatemala's Petén Department (border crossing fees are included in the tour)*
  • Once in Guatemala you will journey to the Maya Biosphere Reserve where you will check in to your hotel right at the entrance of the Tikal Maya Site
  • Enjoy lunch at the Jungle Lodge
  • If time permits, this is a good opportunity to visit the Tikal museum
  • This afternoon you will take a tour of the Tikal Temples with a specialist guide
  • Dinner tonight is at the Jungle Lodge
  • Overnight in a double room at the Jungle Lodge

*An English speaking, Belizean guide will accompany you on your Tikal overnight excursion and will handle all of the border, transportation, and hotel logistics while in Guatemala

Day 5

  • This morning you have the option of adding a dawn tour of Tikal. This is not included in the package rate and can be arranged locally for an additional fee
  • Breakfast at Jungle Lodge
  • You will depart Tikal mid-morning, return to Belize and make your way towards way southeast along the Hummingbird Highway for a short tour of the Blue Hole National Park
  • After the tour you will continue to head to the southeast to towards the coast and Dangriga
  • Arrive in Dangriga in the late afternoon and meet your boat out to Pelican Beach Resort on Southwater Caye
  • Settle into your private beach Cottage on Southwater Caye before a delicious dinner
  • Overnight at Pelican Beach on Southwater Caye a beach Cottage

Days 6 & 7

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Pelican Beach on Southwater Caye is included both days
  • Each day includes a 1/2 day guided snorkel expedition along the southern reef
  • You will also have free time to relax on the island, snorkel right from the beach, go swimming, or sea kayaking (complimentary) or add another guided snorkeling, fishing, or diving tour (additional tours are not included and would carry an additional fee)
  • Overnight at Pelican Beach on Southwater Caye in a beach Cottage

Day 8

  • Breakfast at Pelican Beach on Southwater Caye
  • Depart Southwater Caye by boat after breakfast and transfer to the Dangriga Airport for a flight to the international airport where you begin your journey home

Low Season Rate: US $2695

High Season Rate: US $2851

Peak Season Rate: US $2935

  • The rates listed are the total price for the entire package per person (based on two travelers total) and include all taxes and applicable fees.
  • Please contact us for a price quote for any of these packages based on one person traveling alone or for more than two people traveling together.

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