Highlights
  • Explore Lamanai
  • Enjoy the reefs and islands off the Placencia Peninsula
  • See a multitude of coral formation and coloured tropical fish

Experience Belize in style on a tour designed for the adventurous traveler interested in luxury comforts. Take in two vastly different destinations within Belize, visiting Lamanai, a tropical low land waterway system in northern Belize with some of the richest biodiversity in the country, and Placencia, a charming Caribbean gateway to the largest reef system in the northern hemisphere. Your jungle home in Lamanai is the world famous Lamanai Outpost Lodge, an isolated wilderness lodge that has been featured on shows such as Discovery, Animal Planet, and National Geographic Explorer where the emphasis is on expert naturalist field guides and attentive staff. In Placencia stay at the beachfront Chabil Mar Villas, a newly built resort with villas that are more akin to finely decorated homes than mere hotel rooms. With modern and luxurious accommodations and intimate excursions into some of the most pristine marine and land ecosystems in Latin America, you're sure to feel refreshed and rejuvenated at trips end. If you seek to explore Belize up close and appreciate luxurious accommodations you will enjoy Belize in Style.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Belize City to Lamanai

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Lamanai Outpost Lodge

Upon arrival in Belize City International Airport you will be greeted by our local representative and taken to your first accommodation. Your adventure begins with a drive through villages and tropical scenery. After a brief air conditioned drive north, board a boat for an hour long guided tour, spotting wildlife on the waterways that lead to Lamanai Outpost Lodge. Offering a wonderful atmosphere with attention to detail, each of the Outpost's cabanas offers rustic elegance while blending in with the lush tropical gardens. This evening enjoy a sumptuous dinner before retiring to your jungle cabana.

Days 2-3: Explore Lamanai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lamanai Outpost Lodge

Situated on the banks of a 28 mile long spring fed lagoon amid the remnants of a major Maya city, the Lamanai Outpost Lodge is ideally positioned for explorations into the field. The area is yours to explore independently or by guided safari into some of the most remote habitats in Belize. Whether it's spotting toucan, manatee, and jaguarondi as you ply the waterways by boat or exploring ancient Mayan temples on foot you will experience a secluded world that few are fortunate enough to see. Each day travelers may choose two guided excursions into the surrounding wilderness. Just a few of the possible adventures include: exploring the near by savannah wetlands and tributaries in search of the nesting sites of the Morelet's crocodile, a guided morning trek through the jungle as you follow troops of howler monkeys foraging in the canopies above, or visiting a local family for a traditional home cooked Mayan lunch. Regardless of the activities, your experiences are sure to stay with you for a lifetime.

Day 4: Jungle to Beach

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Chabil Mar Villas

After breakfast transfer back to Belize City where you will board your short flight south to the Placencia Peninsula. After touching down in Placencia you will be greeted and transferred to, Chabil Mar Villas. Upon entering the villas you will be taken back by the unique designs, attention to detail, and creative artwork which define Chabil Mar Villas and compliment this spectacular tropical setting. Generous floor plans, full size kitchens, and large verandas round off the inimitable Caribbean experience of your new beachside home. After settling in the afternoon is yours to relax and enjoy your new environs with a paddle in the Placencia lagoon, a trip into the town of Placencia, or simply by relaxing on the dock or beach just outside your villa.

Day 5: Caye Adventure

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Chabil Mar Villas

Today enjoy the reefs and islands off the Placencia Peninsula for a day of snorkeling and beach combing on deserted cayes (pronounced "keys") in the world famous Belize Barrier Reef. See a multitude of coral formations and swim amongst a wide variety of brilliantly colored tropical fish on this full day snorkeling and swimming adventure. Between snorkeling dives relax for lunch under the palms on a deserted island. After returning from the reef, swap stories of your day on the reef while the sun sets over the Caribbean.

Days 6-7: Caribbean Coast

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Chabil Mar Villas

Awaken to the sound of the gentle surf quietly lapping at the shore. This tranquil spot on the Caribbean Sea is a great place to conclude your AdventureSmith Exploration. Additional activity options (not included) in Placencia include more snorkeling, SCUBA diving, spin and fly fishing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, bicycling, a day trip to the Monkey River, the Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary, or a visit to the village of Placencia.

Day 8: Depart Placencia

Meals: Breakfast

Return to the Placencia airport for your short flight back to Belize City.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 2,245

Price Per Day:

$ 281 per day
 
  • Deposit Price: $ 400

Pricing Details:

$2845 - 2 Guests 2016

Departs any Day:

Rates are per person in the same accommodations 1-4 people. Rates do not apply to December, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years. Please call for custom pricing.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • Accommodations
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Naturalist guided daily activities
  • Park entrance fees
  • Local taxes and transfers from and to airport on arrivals and departures.
Trip Excludes
  • Airfare to Belize
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Port and exit fees
  • Gratuities to naturalist staff and hotel staff
  • Drinks with included meals, items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, and insurance of any kind
Optional Activities

During your stay in Belize In Style Tours offers you a variety of optional tours some of tours that you would like to extend  available while in-

  • Belize Island Adventure From: $1540; 5 days
  • Belize Sacred Caves and Coast From: $1895; 8 days
Meals Included:

5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Internal airfare and ground transport
Group Size:
Intimate Group - 12 max
Accomodations

Lamanai Outpost Lodge

Lamanai Outpost is one of only a very few of Belize’s jungle lodges to have been repetitively featured on shows such as Wild Things, Discovery, Animal Planet, World Gone Wild and National Geographic Explorer. Voted Belize’s Hotel of the Year for 1999/2000, the Outpost is consistently utilized by numerous high-end travel companies and is widely recognized as one of Belize’s finest jungle lodges. Perched on a hillside overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the New River Lagoon adjacent to the spectacular Maya ruins of the Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, "The Outpost" is one of Belize's special places where adventure and leisure come together in a magical blend. Don't be surprised if you see Black Howler Monkeys in the trees while you're learning about some of the best Maya ruins in the country. And with more than 375 species present Lamanai is a great place for birding. There's plenty to do and see here and fall asleep in your comfortable private cabana. We offer a wonderful atmosphere with attention to detail. Each of the Outpost's cabanas offers rustic elegance while blending in with the lush tropical gardens. The cabanas are handcrafted of local hard wood swith a palm thatched roof and feature: Lots of screened windows for anopenairy

Chabil Mar Villas

Upon entering the premises of Chabil Mar Villas, you will be taken back by the sheer attention to detail and the obvious insight into design. Unique designs, attention to detail, and creative artwork define Chabil Mar Villas and compliment the tropical setting. Solid mahogany cabinetry, doors and beams, granite and tile countertops, and Mexican hand painted sinks are just some examples of the exquisite decor of the villas. Generous floor plans and large verandas round off the inimitable Caribbean experience. Chabil Mar Villas offers different types of villas to suit your needs and requirements. We distinguish ocean front and sea view villas. There are villas with one bedroom, one bath and others with two bed room and two bath. Depending on the furnishings we also define three categories: Luxury, Superior and Quality. Chabil Mar Villas boasts almost 400 feet of private beachfront and offers exclusive privacy. All amenities are of excellent quality. At Chabil Mar Villas you will find two infinity swimming pools, and a beautiful long pier. The tables and lounge chairs on the pier platform offer a beautiful setting and a comfortable sea breeze. For on sight dining options, guest can either cook in their well appointed villa or order from the five star kitchen. Your meals can be served through our butler service or by a casual dining service at the restuarant. At Chabil Mar Villas, we cater to your needs, allowing you to enjoy your meals either in your villa, at the pier, poolside, or on the beach. There's also a barbecue pit and dockside palapas for intimate dinner parties, socializing, roasting marshmallows, or simply for relaxing after your days adventures. Chabil Mar Villas recently received a Star Rating (Highly Recommended) from the new Fodor's Belize 2007 Guidebook. This prestigious designation is reserved for only the top resorts worldwide.  Only 6% of the 500 hotels in Belize have received such classification. Just one of the many reasons we enjoy working with this propery.

Start City
Belize
End City
Belize
Cancellation Policy:

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following fees, based on number of days prior to departure:

Up to 91 days - 50% of deposit

90 to 31 days - 50% of total trip cost

30 to 0 days - 100% of total trip cost

Additional Information:

Prices, Surcharges and Brochure Validity

As we publish our prices in advance, we may occasionally be faced with significant cost increases due to factors over which we have no control. We reserve the right to impose surcharges up to 30 days before the Tour Start Date due to changes in group size, rooming status, exchange rates, increases in air fares or other transportation costs, taxes or if government action should require us to do so. Surcharges will be calculated according to the full extra cost, compared to the original costs and exchange rates. If any surcharge results in an increase of more than 20% of the tour cost the client may cancel the reservation within 14 days of notification of the surcharge and obtain a full refund.

Unused services & personal expenses

Regardless of any other term in this agreement, partial refunds are not available for unused services including but not limited to hotel rooms, meals, air or land transportation, activity days or other sightseeing excursions. You will not be reimbursed for any personal expenses such as airfare, hotel or other travel expenses due to changes in itineraries or cancellations. If a portion of the services of your tour are cancelled by us or our third party supplier because of an event within our control or the control of our third party supplier, and you are not offered a replacement or alternative, we will refund the cost of that portion of the services.

Medical Fitness and Age

Good physical and mental health is essential for the enjoyment of the active outdoor tours arranged by AdventureSmith Explorations. By forwarding the deposit and signed reservation form, the client certifies that he/she does not have any physical or other condition of disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other clients, trip leaders or company representatives. It is essential that any participant with a medical condition that may be affected by motion on a body of water, vigorous activity, high altitude, headache, cold, other natural phenomenon, or particular foods or allergic reactions, notify AdventureSmith Explorations in writing in advance of travel. AdventureSmith Explorations expressly disclaims any and all liability for medical care or for special dietary requirements. Participants may be required to provide a doctor’s statement of good health.

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