Belize Reef and Rainforest Naturalist Tour

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Priced from $2,495   Days: 8

Our eight day Reef and Rainforest Naturalist Tour is designed for travelers interested in experiencing the fascinating rainforest world of the Mayans and the outer atolls of the Belize's great barrier reef, the second-largest barrier reef system in the world.  This trip is perfect for the entire family, year round.

Start your tour at Isla Marisol on Glover's Reef or Blackbird Resort on Turneffe Atoll, where the snorkeling or diving is world class and the vibe is friendly and casual.  Spend four nights snorkeling, kayaking, or diving.

Then return to the mainland for a three night stay at the world renowned Lamanai Outpost Lodge or duPlooy's Jungle Lodge and choose from a wide range of activities and excursions led by expert local Mayan guides. A few options: venture out on a canoe trip, observe troops of howler monkeys in the jungle canopy, visit the nearby Mayan Ruins. See itinerary for full details.

If you want to spend more time exploring ruins and the mountaineous Cayo District, check out Belize Vacation Packages

 


 

 

 

  • Itinerary
  • Date - Rates
  • Lodging
  • Map
Itinerary:

Sample Itinerary

Day 1, Saturday
Arrive Belize City by 1:00 PM and transfer to Blackbird Caye Resort on Turneffe Atoll or Isla Marisol on Glover's Atoll. 
O/N  Isla Marisol or Blackbird Resort D

Days 2-3, Sunday-Monday
Two full days of snorkeling with a guide at Isla Marisol or Blackbird Resort, while enjoying life on a tropical island at selected location.  Blackbird Caye Resort has a pool for your enjoyment as well and offers free use of non-guided kayak trips. 
O/N  Isla Marisol or Blackbird Resort. B,L,D

Day 4, Tuesday
For those staying at Blackbird Caye Resort, depart the resort early for the world-famous Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye for snorkeling (minimum of 6 for additional fee) or optional diving. While at Half Moon Caye Natural Monument, you will see the island’s most famous inhabitants, a colony of red-footed boobies.

Guests at Isla Marisol will spend the day snorkeling with a guide on the extensive reef system surrounding the resort.  
O/N  Isla Marisol or Blackbird Resort.  B,L,D

Day 5, Wednesday
Depart for Belize City after breakfast and transfer to Lamanai Outpost Lodge or duPlooy's Jungle Lodge. Your adventure is by van and then camouflaged boat driven by one of Lamanai Outpost’s experienced naturalist guides. Visitors are often treated to up-close views of orchids, white-lined sac-winged bats and numerous herons. After a relaxing afternoon choose from one of the evening tour options. 
O/N Lamanai Outpost Lodge or duPlooy's Jungle Lodge. B, D

Day 6, Thursday
At Lamanai Outpost Lodge choose from one of the eight daily activities including a guided canoe trip, herbal medicine walk or night spotlight safari.  Also take a special excursion to observe troops of howler monkeys as they forage high in the jungle canopy.

At duPlooy's Jungle Lodge you will have full day trip to Tikal ruins in Guatemala. 
O/N Lamanai Outpost Lodge or duPlooy's Jungle Lodge. B,L,D

Day 7, Friday
Take your pick of two activities such as a tour of the Lamanai Maya ruins or an evening jungle walk.  You will also have the opportunity to participate in the Crocodile Encounter (additional fee) for an understanding of the endangered Morelet's crocodile.

While at duPlooy's you will have your pick of several different excursions such as cave canoeing or hiking in the Pine Mountain area for waterfalls or add a zip lining (additional fee). 
Overnight Lamanai Outpost Lodge or duPlooy's Jungle Lodge. B,L,D

Day 8, Saturday
Breakfast and morning departure from Lamanai or duPlooy's to Belize International Airport.  B

Diving can be added for a fee at Blackbird Resort ot Isla Marisol. See rate page. 

The above itinerary is intended as an example only. Actual itinerary may vary depending upon weather and other forces beyond our control.

Date - Rates:

Date Information

Weekly, year round departures


2017 Rate Information

Prices are in USD/per person based on double occupancy through August 2017. 
 Naturalist Package

Snorkel

Dive
lsla Marisol Resort/duPlooy's Jungle Lodge $2,595 $2,895 
Isla Marisol Resort/Lamanai Outpost Lodge $2,495  $2,795
Blackbird Caye Resort/duPlooy's Jungle Lodge $2,795 $2,995
Blackbird Caye Resort/Lamanai Outpost Lodge $2,695  $2,895
  
Tour Details
Price includes: accommodations at Isla Marisol Resort or Blackbird Caye Resort in a standard cabana, duPlooy's Jungle Lodge room or Lamanai Lagoon view room. 
  • all meals listed on itinerary
  • 6 snorkels at Isla Marisol or Blackbird
  • transfers to from all resort on scheduled transfer days.
  • room taxes at Isla Marisol 
  • 6 standard activities at Lamanai to choose from: sunrise canoeing, Lamanai Ruins, Jungle Medicine Walk, Maya Village tour, Sunset Cruise, Nature Walks, Spot Light River Safari
  • duPlooy's choose from: day trip to Tikal, hiking Mountain Pine Ridge, cave tubing, horse back riding, canoeing -- the list is endless

Price does not include: rental gear, airport departure tax, tips, beverages and items of a personal nature. 
  • room taxes at Blackbird for $4.50 per night per person
  • air to Dangriga for Isla Marisol one way of $95 PP subject to change or $170 RT
  • Use of kayaks at Isla Marisol -- can be rented for a fee
  • Blue Hole at Blackbird Resort--minimum of 8 $240 PP
  • Reef fee of $15 at Isla Marisol pp. One time charge.

Single supplements: 50% of package rate.  

Room upgrades:

  • Isla Marisol: Reef Houses $200 per person based on 4.  If there are less than 4, a $200 per person surcharge is added.
  • Blackbird Caye Resort: Deluxe $350 PP// Superior $100 PP
Lodging:

Lamanai Outpost Lodge

Lamanai Outpost Lodge is one of Belize's premier jungle lodges. The lodge is located on the banks of a 28 mile long spring fed lagoon amid the remnants of a major Maya city.

Private rooms have an authentic feel, with thatched roofs, slatted windows, and native woods.  Views are of the garden or the lagoon.  Lamanai Outpost is very much in a world of its own. Private, remote, and beautiful, it is just you and the howler monkeys.

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Isla Marisol Resort, Glover’s Atoll 
These tropical cabanas are all situated on the white sand overlooking the reef or creek. Charming and rustic, each cabana includes a private bathroom, hot and cold water, porch and hammock area.
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duPlooys Jungle Lodge

Casual, friendly family-run lodge on the Macal River near the Guatamalan border. DuPlooys Jungle rooms are spacious, with two queen sized beds, private bath, and a screened porch. 

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Blackbird Resort
Situated on a 167 acre island, Blackbird Resort offers guest air conditioned comfort, private baths, and miles of unspoiled beaches for exploration.
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Package includes:

  • Lodging at small, excellent family-owned lodges and resorts
  • All meals - not just a handful
  • 4 days of diving or snorkeling
  • 3 days of your choice of mainland excursions
  • Trip to Tikal Mayan ruins (Adventurer Package)
  • Great Blue Hole dive (Turneffe)
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  • Marine reserve entrance fees

 

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