Latin American Journey

Best Of Belize # 1

8 Days / 7 Nights Maruba Resort Jungle Spa and Luxury Beach Resort in Ambergris Caye
Mata Chica Beach Resort or Portofino Beach Resort
Altun Ha, Lamanai, Tikal and Ambergris Caye

  • Transfer to Maruba Resort.

Day 1 - Arrival in Belize City

Transfer to Maruba Resort. Rest of the day at leisure. Maruba Resort, Jungle Spa, is a unique resort, rested in the Mayan jungles of Belize. A scenic 30-mile drive from Belize International Airport brings you to a dreamy, romantic, totally relaxing and artistically natural environment. The resort offers 15 rooms with all modern facilities including fine dining in our open-air thatched pavilion restaurant and bar, a swimming pool and a Japanese hot tub. Dinner is included.

  • Full Day Lamanai Ruins.

Day 2 - Maruba Jungle Resort and Spa

Breakfast at your hotel.
Full Day Lamanai Ruins - Lamanai, probably first inhabited 3500 years ago, was one of the largest Mayan Cities of Belize. The majority of the ruins, at this site are unreconstructed but visitor may climb the stairway of the major temple to a perch above the jungle, swamps and lagoon. Also at the site are the remaining walls of a sixteenth century mission, one of the few signs of the Spanish presence in Belize. To reach Lamanai, visitors take a leisurely cruise down a jungle river where they can see hundreds of varieties of orchids and bromeliads while listening to the exotic sounds of the forest. Lunch and dinner are included.

  • Half-Day excursion to Altun Ha.

Day 3 - Maruba Jungle Resort and Spa

Breakfast at your hotel. Half-Day excursion to Altun Ha - Many believe that Altun Ha was used by the Maya as a trading center rather than the more traditional self-contained agricultural community. The palaces and pyramids (excavated and partially restored) of Altun Ha surround two central plazas.
Or choose between a horseback ride in tropical jungle and a safari hike. Lunch and dinner are included.

  • Full Day Tikal National Park Tour.

Day 4 - Maruba Jungle Resort and Spa

Breakfast at your hotel.
Full Day Tikal National Park Tour - History buffs and naturalists alike will be enchanted by this 222-square-mile national park located in the tropical jungle of the El Petén province, in neighboring Guatemala. Since it was mysteriously abandoned by the Mayas, the area has been a haven for a variety of wildlife such as monkeys, jaguars and brilliantly plumed tropical birds. But, of foremost interest for most visitors are the magnificent Mayan ruins of the city of Tikal with its towering temples and grand plazas. From the top of Temple IV, the highest known structure in the Mayan world, one has a spectacular view of the surrounding jungles and this great city, which flourished between 300 and 900 AD. Airfare included: Belize International - Flores (Tikal) - Belize International. Lunch in Tikal and dinner at Maruba Resort are included.

  • Transfer to airport for flight to San Pedro in Ambergris Caye.

Day 5 - Ambergris Caye

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to San Pedro in Ambergris Caye. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Three Night stay at the Mata Chica or Portofino resorts. These two resorts cater to the VIP client.

  • At Mata Chica Beach Resort.

Day 6 - Ambergris Caye

At Mata Chica Beach Resort. Breakfast is included.

  • At Mata Chica Beach Resort.

Day 7 - Ambergris Caye

At Mata Chica Beach Resort. Breakfast is included.

  • transfer to airport for flight to Belize International Airport.

Day 8 - Home

After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Belize International Airport and connection for your flight home.

Departures: Daily

Hotels to use: Maruba Jungle Resort and Spa near Belize City, Mata Chica or Portofino Beach Resort in Ambergris Caye.

Prices available upon request

  • Our tour packages include:
  • All listed airport-hotel transfers with baggage handling at airports and hotels.
  • All listed tours and excursions.
  • Service of bilingual licensed tour guide.
  • All entrance fees during tours and excursions.
  • All transportation during the tours and excursions (bus, train, boat as applicable)
  • Hotel accommodation at indicated hotels
  • Hotel tax and service charges
  • Daily breakfast when indicated as B, CB, AB, BB, CBB, ABB (see below for codes)
  • Meals listed in the itinerary as L for lunch and D for dinner
  • 24-hour emergency phone numbers
  • The assistance of a Tour Company with 22 years experience as destination specialist
  • Not included:
  • Airport departure taxes*
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Expenses of personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, bottled water, etc.
  • Tips to tour guides, driver, and bell boys
  • Services not listed in the itinerary
  • *USA airport departure taxes and fees are included on your airline ticket.

For customized packages the services included are specific to each passenger request. When taking cash to Latin America, take bills in good condition, old bills or broken bills are most likely not to be accepted.

Breakfast Codes:
B Breakfast, CB Continental Beakfast, AB American Breakfast, BB Buffet Breakfast, CBB Continental Buffet Breakfast, ABB American Buffet Breakfast.

Visa Information:
Please verify all visa requirements for your chosen destination. At the time this page and our useful information page were updated Brazil is the only Latin American country requesting visas to U.S. citizens. For crossing the border from Argentina to the Iguassu Falls in Brazil, a visa is also needed. Chile does not require a visa but they collect a $100 administration fee to enter the country, this must be paid in cash.

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