You will be transferred by road over the Guatemala border to the Tikal National Park.
Hidden for 1,000 years in the midst of rainforests teeming with wildlife
are enormous ceremonial cities with magnificent Temples and Pyramids built by the mysterious Mayan people. Of the park's 222 square miles
only 10 square miles of central Tikal has been mapped and over 3,000 separate buildings have been revealed: temples, shrines, ceremonial platforms, residences,
ball courts, terraces, causeways and plazas.
THE TEMPLES OF TIKAL in the Peten region
of Guatemala is the most fabulous site of all!
Imagine the ceremonies where human sacrifices were offered to the Gods.
Listen carefully and you will hear the still-beating heart of a dying Civilisation . . .
"America, say historians, was
peopled by savages; but savages never reared these structures; savages never carved these stones." John Lloyd
Stephens, Explorer (1839)
Day 7 - The Hummingbird Highway - (B,L,D)
After breakfast you will transfer down the most scenic road in Belize, The Hummingbird Highway,
with stops en route.
The first highlight is a drive around the Capital City, Belmopan,
past the most important buildings, then on to the Inland Blue Hole where you will make a brief stop. The drive
continues through beautiful jungle scenery, past the Citrus Plantations of the Stann Creek Valley to Dangriga
on the Caribbean Coast of Southern Belize.
Time permitting a stop can be made at the recently opened Garifuna Museum.
Barrier Reef Bliss
Late afternoon a boat will whisk you South Water Caye, an idyllic tropical island. These island
were a useful hideouts in bygone days for pirates and buccaneers.
4 or 7 night stay at Blue Marlin Lodge in a Deluxe Cabana. The Belizean-style island accommodation are situated on a
beautiful beach overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Southern Belize Barrier Reef.
The island falls within the Southwater Caye Marine Reserve which has been designated
a World Heritage Site.
MEALS: Three delicious meals every day including fresh seafood, fresh fruit and home baking. The excellent cooks will make sure you dont go hungry!!!
NON-DIVERS : Sunbathing, Swimming, Snorkelling or lazing in a hammock with a Caribbean Rum & Coke!
SCUBA DIVERS: All boat dives are drift dives because this section of the barrier reef is without any permanent moorings due to the small number of divers who are able to visit these private islands in the South.
The Southern Belize Barrier Reef offers access to some of the most spectacular wall dives, ocean drop-offs and amazing marine life anywhere in the world.
Wall dives range from 30 to 120 feet with water visibility averaging 80 to 100 feet and water temperatures between 75 to 85 degrees year around.
Belize is known as a top destination for sport fishermen from around the world. The variety of different species as well as the numerous types of tackle used provides a wide selection
of activities for both the novice and the expert fishermen.
South Water Caye is an Angler's Paradise. Behind the island spreads a large lagoon full of coral reefs and seagrass beds. Huge schools of bonefish spread out over the lagoon.
Tailing these large bonefish schools will provide hours of fly-rod action a few steps out of your room. Bonefish can normally be caught in the shallows from November to March.
Your experienced guides can take you to visit neighboring flats in the mangrove and by the Sittee river mouth for Snook, Permit and Tarpon. Tarpon is most abundant from
February through August in the many rivers along the coast.
Deep-sea fishing for big game fish is a favorite at Blue Marlin lodge. In fact, the name for the lodge came from a blue marlin caught right in front of the island by the lodge owners
before the lodge was even operational. Besides blue marlin, there are many other oceanic species that can be caught right off the island, including yellowfin and blackfin tuna,
mackerel, bonito, wahoo, white marlin and sailfish. Most of these oceanic species can be caught year around at the Blue Marlin Lodge.
Reef fishing is good year around also. Barracuda is a guaranteed catch near the edges of the reef crest along many of the cuts through the barrier reef. Other species frequenting
the reefs of the lagoon are grouper, snappers, and many different species of jacks.
Blue Marlin's experienced fishing guides can arrange for various angling adventures.
Whether you're deep sea fishing or fly fishing the flats, Blue Marlin is rigged to handle the request.
You can also expect to eat what you catch. The cooks at the Blue Marlin Lodge
are use to waiting for the catch of the day to come in before preparing your evening dinner.
Remember that all the joy and fun associated with the oceans can be found here at Blue Marlin Lodge.
Any kind of fishing - spin, fly or trolling - can be enjoyed year around. The abundance and variety of fish guarantees that you will have an excellent time sport
fishing. Some of our guest have left saying that “...it is impossible to go fishing in Belize without catching something".
Day 11 or Day 14 - Departure - (B)
Unfortunately it is time to pack your bags and transfer to the mainland for the short commuter flight from Dangriga to the International
Airport to connect with your homebound flights. For those with a little more time to spare we can easily add on extra days on the island.
An Escape You Will Always Remember... To a Place You Will Never Forget.
A Place of Yesteryear's History, Today's Hospitality and Tomorrow's
Tropical Romance Adventure Tour|
1st Jun 2016 - 31st Oct 2016
1st Nov 2015
- 31st May 2016
and 1st November 2016 - 1st June 2017
Number of Nights
(San Pedro/Inland Adventure +
# of nights on Southern Cayes)
( 6 + 4 )
( 6 + 7 )
( 6 + 4 )
( 6 + 7 )
| Relax/Vacation Package
| Scuba Diver Package
- All rates are PER PERSON in US dollars.
- Tour can commence any day of the week
- Tour can be amended to your own requirements on request.
- Blue Marlin Lodge closed Oct
||Domestic flights in Belize
are INCLUDED in this tour as follows:
- Round-trip flights Belize City-San Pedro-Belize City
- Flights from Dangriga to Belize International are included.
All our rates automatically INCLUDE the 9% hotel tax, 12.5% sales tax and
any applicable service charges - THERE ARE NO HIDDEN "EXTRAS".
- International flights to/from Belize. See Getting to Belize
- Departure taxes - allow $45 USD per person.
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