Off The Beaten Track Belize

Off The Beaten Track Belize
Off The Beaten Track Belize
Off The Beaten Track Belize
Off The Beaten Track Belize
Off The Beaten Track Belize
Off The Beaten Track Belize
Off The Beaten Track Belize
Off The Beaten Track Belize
Off The Beaten Track Belize
Off The Beaten Track Belize

Off The Beaten Track Belize


6 Days / 5 Nights

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This Archaeological Adventure tour will take you to all of the significant Maya sites in Belize and Guatemala along the route of The Mayans. Along the way, you will discover architecture, art, customs, traditions and culture of the Maya Civilization that thrived in the tropical rainforests of Central America long before the Spanish arrived. This unique part of the world is still witness to the Mayan influence through its impressive archaeological sites and the tropical rainforest is home to spectacular flora and fauna that will provide the perfect backdrop for your adventure into the heart of the Mayan world. 

If you are looking for history, culture, nature, and adventure, then this off the beaten track tour could well be what you are searching for.

Special features of our 6 days Off The Beaten Track Belize Adventure: 

Type of Tourism:  Nature, Culture, Geography, hiking, Archaeology

Places to Visit:  Actun Tunichil Muknal, Caracol Archaeological Tour, Tikal National Park,  Mountain Pine Ridge 

Duration:  6 Days and 5 Nights. 

Type of Service: group tours. 

Accommodation:  3 star hotels and lodges at every destination that you will visit. These hotels have been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 


Today is the day you arrive to Belize airport. You will be met at the airport and taken to your lodge located in the San Ignacio District of Belize City. Belize is a hidden gem with a historical past on this Caribbean coastline, famous for its English colonial elegance and Victorian constructions. In fact, English is the official language of the country!

    Today, we will head out to the Xunantunich Mayan archaeological site, located across the Mopan River, from San Jose Succotz Village.  We will take the small hand-cranked ferry across the river to Xunantunich, sitting on a limestone ridge. This is the largest ceremonial centre in the Belize River Valley, offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. This is one of the most important archaeological sites in Belize, with three ceremonial plazas enclosed by pyramids, palaces and small houses. Its name in ancient Mayan m...

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      Today, we will wake up early to head off to the Mountain Pine Ridge with its spectacular scenery of rolling pine forest surrounding granite hillsides. Along the way, we can relax by taking a swim in the refreshing pools or take a soak in the natural jacuzzi. We can also enjoy a natural water slide or have a hydro-massage underneath a cascading waterfall. 

      Our next stop is the archaeological site of Caracol, found on the western side of the Maya Mountains, inside the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. This is considered one of the...

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        After breakfast, we will head to the magnificent Actun Tunichil Muknal, one of the most remarkable caverns in the Mayan Lowlands. This sacred cave is found in the middle of the Belizian rainforest and has been an important religious site of the ancient Maya of Belize for centuries. Here, we will enjoy a caving activity exploring a natural cave system with a group of chambers, with a 300 metre cathedral, where sacrificial rituals took place, back in the day.

        Offering incredible insight into Mayan history, this is like a living...

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          Today we will wake up early once more to appreciate the spectacular Tikal in all its glory. We can see the incredible flora and fauna in the jungle, with an array of Mayan temples offering the most spectacular setting for an archaeological site. The National Park is the perfect opportunity to discover birds that are endemic to Tikal, as well as Howler & Spider monkeys, butterflies, and spectacular insects. In the afternoon, we will head back to our hotel in San Ignacio to relax.

            Today, we will visit the Lamanai archaeological site, which is one of Belize’s largest Mayan ceremonial centres. Lamanai means “submerged crocodile” in the Mayan language, and we can appreciate many examples of crocodiles throughout this site. We can see monumental architecture of temples and palaces dating from the classic and pre-classic Mayan periods.  

            We will then head back to the Belize international airport for your flight back home or on to your next exciting destination.

              WHAT'S INCLUDED

              • All private ground transportation during your trip for tours and transfers mentioned according the program
              • 5 nights of lodging in Belize at mentioned hotels – standard rooms
              • 5 breakfasts at hotels (American and continental)
              • 4 lunches with one non-alcoholic drink p/p
              • Professional English guide for tours
              • Entrances fees to the sites of visit
              • Local taxes

              WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

              • Extra charges for payments with credit card
              • Travel insurance for trip cancellation, medical services or evacuation
              • Meals not described
              • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
              • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, etc
              • Gratuities for drivers and guides
              • Services not described in the itinerary

              Trip Preparation & FAQS

              Guides & Drivers:


              2.2. Protective Measures and Equipment to consider:

              2.2.1. Mandatory Equipment:


              • Face mask

              • Tied Hair (in case of having long hair)

              • Closed Shoes (not sandals)

              • Constant use of Hand Sanitizer

              • Use pants with the uniform (not shorts)

              • Sanitize your backpack and equipment constantly when providing services

              • Limit the use of accessories (wallets, fanny packs, watches, etc.)

              • Avoid sharing glasses, spoons, bottles, etc.

              • Avoid the use of reusable tissues, make use of disposable towels or napkins

              • Make use of the digital thermometer

              • Avoid wearing a tie or scarf




              3.1. Tourist Guide Service


              • Maximum 1 Guide for every 14 visitors

              3.2. Tourist Reception

              • Welcome: greet without physical contact and maintaining a distance of 1.5 meters.


              3.3. Delivery of Preventive Utensils

              • Take the temperature of Each Visitor

              • Hand Sanitizer

              • Masks, if necessary.

              • Gloves

               Physical distancy and wear masks in public spaces are mandatory for clients, guides and drivers.

              We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

              We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

              We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

              As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

              We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

              Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

              VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

              Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

              Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

              Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

              Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

              We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

              We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

              We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

              The official currency in Belize is the belize dollar (BZD). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

              Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

              As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations.  An example of our sustainable projects:

              Sustainable Tourism Policy

              Our partner, Martsam Travel, organizes trips focused on sustainability while respecting the natural environment, the communities, and their traditions, trying as much as possible to use suppliers committed to sustainability practices, and collaborating with them in the implementation of these practices that lead us to raise the quality of the services offered.

              Environmental Friendliness (Eco-Friendly):

              All the activities of the company are analyzed, and it considered in order to avoid, mitigate, reverse or compensate any kind of environmental impact, since the natural environment is an essential part of our product and therefore is vital for our daily survival.

              Social and Cultural Responsibility

              It implies that the company analyzes and takes into account the social and cultural background of the sites and their areas of influence, in which it develops activities, so that these result benefits the local inhabitants as much as possible. The cultural environment is the most charismatic part of our product and therefore conserving it is conserving our way of life.

              Financial Sustainability

              We make sure that our operation generates profits for the local communities and make sure the benefits are real, we also ensure that the payments to the services they provide are fair.

              Our partner, Martsam Travel, cooperates with different service providers such as hotels, restaurants, community projects, leaders, and local guides, relying on the “Best Practices Agreement in Sustainable Tourism”, established with the Rainforest Alliance in 2006.

              Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

              Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

              The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

              This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

              For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number: + (502) 5417-5517

              At VA Expeditions we believe that every action we take should generate a positive impact on the communities and the environment of our entire production chain, which is why we carry out various activities focused on this objective. An example of our sustainable projects: 

              Women’s Cultural Group and Maya Experience


              This Maya Experience with the women’s cultural group in San Antonio Village is formed by the local Women’s Group made up of nine Mayan Belizean women.  You spend time in one or two homes that offer a very cool look back into a culture that is quickly disappearing…a time when the Maya depended on the land for everything from food to furniture to medicine.   


              Come try your hand at ancient pottery making techniques with a group of the Mayan artisans, prepare and enjoy their delicious home-made lunch such as corn tortillas, tamales, and atole.  You also have a chance to purchase pottery and other crafts made by the ladies.  They are now training youth who are unemployed, from the community, so that they too can benefit from the tourism in their village. 


              Cacao Farms in the South of the country, Conservation program with “Program for Belize”


              Cockscomb Basin Wild Life Sanctuary,

              El Pilar Archaeological Site,

              Shipstern Conservation & Management area located in Corozal District

              All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number: + (502) 5417-5517. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: 

              This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

              This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

              The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

              Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

              Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your  hotel.

              For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

              In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

              In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

              It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

              We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

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