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Belize and Guatemala

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 12 Days/ 11 Nights

Prices from: $5,199 pp/do*

Single Price: $4,599 pp

2017 Dates: Dec 11, 28.

2018 Dates: January 11.

Ships: Grande Mariner

Notes: Fares do not include port charges.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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12 Day Cruises | Escape the Winter Blues

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The above photo was taken by our agent, Cindy, when she cruised with Blount to Belize. It’s a cruise she still talks about today, wishing to go again. This year it’s your turn! Visit Mayan ruins! Kayak or snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef! Step directly off your boat onto the sandy beaches of remote islands! Keep your eyes peeled for Howler Monkeys, iguanas, tropical birds and fish.

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DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Embark in Belize City

Day 2: Man-O-War Caye & Southwater Caye, Belize

belize map 2018Today our onboard naturalist will guide you through the Man-O-War Caye, designated a bird sanctuary and home to frigate birds, brown pelicans, white ibis, ruddy turnstones, blue heron, and the brown-footed boobies! The private island of Southwater Caye is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The reef is home to tropical fish and coral, making it the perfect place for swimming, snorkeling or kayaking!

Day 3: Placencia Village, Belize

Palm trees line this 16 mile peninsula. The Garifuna community that lives in Placencia are known for their traditional drumming and dance, but the town is also known for the laughing gulls, sandpipers and royal terns that live here.

Day 4: Lime Caye & Punta Gorda Town, Belize

Part of the Sapodillas Cayes Marine Reserve, Lime Caye’s clear waters are fantastic for snorkeling, kayaking or swimming! Punta Gorda is a fishing town, home to a mix of Creole, Mayan and Garifuna culture. Make sure to visit the village market of family-owned shops. Great for souvenir shopping!

Day 5: Livingston, Guatemala

Livingston sits at the mouth of the Rio Dulce, a town only reached by boat. Look for a cool drink at a cafe in the village, or relax by the side of the river as it pours into the Gulf of Honduras.

Day 6: Castillo De San Felipe & Nana Juana, Guatemala

There are no big ships that can transit the Rio Dulce, but we can! Watch the forest on either side of the river for toucans and egrets. We’ll reach Castillo de San Felipe – a 400 year old Spanish fort built to defend Lake Izabal from pirates! We’ll dock with the sailboats at the Nana Juana Eco-Hotel and Marina, with its private bar, pool and hot tub. There’s an optional jungle trail tour today, or you could venture off into the tropical forests with a group of new friends!

Day 7: Nana Juana, Guatemala

Today there is an optional tour of the Quirigua Mayan Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site from the 8th century. Otherwise, you can stay and enjoy the forest around Nana Juana.

Day 8 & 9: Punta Gorda, Belize

Our ship is heading north again to Belize. We’ll dock in Punta Gorda for relaxation and fun. Enjoy the sun on the top deck, or walk on the waterfront. Take the optional Chocolate tour to visit a local cacao farm and chocolate factory!

Day 10: West Snake Caye & Water Caye, Belize

We’ll enjoy a bow landing in the lagoon of the Belize Coastal Zone for kayaking, swimming or snorkeling in the clear waters of West Snake Caye. Tonight we’ll anchor in the Water Caye for a night under the stars.

Day 11: Goff Caye, Belize

This tiny island sits on the edge of the Barrier Reef, making its warm waters a prime location for lobster and conch! Tonight, we’ll enjoy the music of a local steel drum band during our farewell celebration.

Day 12: Disembark in Belize City, Belize

 

Be sure to read Cindy’s account of her Belize & Guatemala cruise aboard the Grande Mariner a few years ago.

Photo Credit: Blount Small Ship Adventures