The Belize Barrier Reef, one of the largest and most celebrated in the world, is the perfect setting for kayaking and snorkeling. In Guatemala, explore the roots of Mayan culture at Quirigua, an 8th century monument. Your Blount ship is uniquely designed to go where big ships cannot, including up the Rio Dulce, and to scenic and remote islands. A patented bow ramp lets you step directly from ship to sandy shore. An onboard naturalist guides you to breathtaking cayes, reefs and lagoons introducing you to exotic fish, Howler Monkeys, iguanas, and tropical birds.
2017: Dec 11, Dec 28
2018: Jan 11
DURATION: 12 DAYS/11 NIGHTS
EMBARK: BELIZE CITY
DISEMBARK: BELIZE CITY
SHIP: GRAND MARINER
- Belize City, Belize
- Man-O-War Caye
- Southwater Caye, Belize
- Placencia Village, Belize
- Lime Caye
- Punta Gorda, Belize
- Livingston, Guatemala
- Castillo de San Felipe, Guatemala
- Nana Juana Resort, Guatemala
- Casa Guatemala
- West Snake Caye, Belize
- Water Cay, Belize
- Goff Cay, Belize
DAY 1 – Depart from Belize City
Welcome to paradise as you embark in Belize City for this 12-day adventure.
About 40 miles south of Belize City you will explore 2 breathtaking cayes today. Our onboard naturalist helps you uncover the hidden gems of Man-O-War caye, a designated bird sanctuary where you may see magnificent frigate birds and brown pelicans, known to entertain with their aerial acrobats; as well as brown footed boobies, white ibis, ruddy turnstones and blue heron. On Southwater Caye, a private island listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its biological diversity and beauty, discover fascinating reef ecosystems, tropical fish and colorful coral when you swim, snorkel or kayak.
Take an optional excursion that transports you to the 8th century as you tour the Quirigua Mayan Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, a recent birding group had the pleasure of seeing a turquoise-browed motmot with its “tennis racket” like tail.
Heading back to Belize, you once again cruise the spectacular Rio Dulce filled with howler monkeys, toucans and picturesque waterfalls. Return to Punta Gorda for a day of relaxation. On an optional tour, indulge in the decadence of traditional Mayan chocolate as you visit a local cacao farm and learn how cacao farming supports the community. Continue at a chocolate factory, where the beans are made into a treat you can sample. This afternoon, lounge in the sunny splendor of the top deck or stroll along the waterfront.
DAY 12 – Disembark in Belize City
Blount Adventures' Belize and Guatemala Winter 2017-18
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One Night Pre-Tour available for $325 per person
Call us for single/solo rates
- Cruise aboard the Grande Mariner, with only 88 passengers.
- Complete program of optional tours and excursions (An additional fee may apply)
- Welcome and farewell receptions aboard ship.
- All meals aboard ship, including house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
- BYOB , Bring your own selection of beverages; mixers and ice is provided
- Enrichment program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leader.
- Professional tour staff.
- Complete pre-departure materials.
NOT INCLUDED: Airfare; transfers; luggage and trip cancellation insurance; meals, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages other than those specified above; personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, faxes, gratuities and Internet service.