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The Rustic Reef Tour
Rustic, Remote and Reasonably Priced
island vacation, tobacco caye, belize


tobacco caye, belize barrier reef, ideal for relaxing or scuba diving


A fabulous tour that has been designed for those who are looking to get away from it all and for whom EXCELLENT DIVING, FIRST-CLASS FISHING, DELICIOUS FOOD and INTERESTING COMPANIONS are more important than 4 star accommodations.


Day 1 - Take the Hummingbird Highway - (RO)

Your driver/guide will be there to meet you on arrival at the International Airport. Transfer southwards - through beautiful jungle scenery - down the most scenic road in Belize - the Hummingbird Highway.

Challenors Hotel, Dangriga, Belize Depending on time of arrival a visit will be made en route to the small but excellent Belize Zoo followed by a pit stop at JBs Famous Bar. Refreshed you will continue through lush rainforest before it gently gives way to the Citrus Plantations of the Stann Creek Valley framed by the majestic Maya Mountains in the background. Time permitting a short stop will also be made at the Inland Blue Hole.

Overnight stay at Chaleanor's Hotel in Dangriga close to the riverside and centre of town.  Evening free to wander into the town and try out one of the local restaurants.

NOTE: If your flight arrives late in the day we will arrange to fly you direct to Dangriga and then transfer back to the airport on departure by road so that you do not miss the opportunity of driving the Hummingbird Highway or the Belize Zoo.

Day 2 - Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve / Barrier Reef Bliss!- (L,D)

jaguar at Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve, Belize One of the highlights to this tour is today's trip to the tropical rainforest of the World's only Jaguar Reserve - The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Over 100,000 acres are now protected in response to a large international effort to save the large jaguar population of the basin.

Besides jaguars, there are also jaguarundis, pumas, ocelots and margays along with tapirs, kinkajous, pacas, brocket deer and iguanas. There are some 290 bird species recorded which includes toucans, curassows and scarlet macaws. A recent addition to the park are the incredibly noisy howler monkeys which havebeen transplanted from the Baboon Wildlife Sanctuary.

A visit will also be made to the Maya Craft Centre, the ruins of the old Serpon Sugar Mill and Hopkins Village - a lovely Garifuna Community on the edge of the Caribbean Sea.

On returning to Dangriga you will be dropped off at the dock by the Riverside Cafe where a boat will be waiting to whisk you to the tiny tropical island of Tobacco Caye.

tobacco caye for superb scuba diving on the belize barrier reef


Tobacco Caye is one of the privately-owned islands sitting right on top of the Southern Belize Barrier Reef and is part of the Southwater Caye Marine Reserve which has been designated a World Heritage Site.

Stay in basic but comfortable Belizean-style island accommodations at Ocean's Edge Lodge,   Reef's End Lodge or   Tobacco Caye Lodge. Every direction you look is a sea view on this palm-fringed coral island.

MEALS : A cook will prepare three delicious meals every day including fresh seafood, fresh fruit and home baking, served family-style.
SCUBA DIVING : 4 days x 2 tank dives including tanks, weights & belts. Extra diving can easily be arranged including longer dive trips to outer atolls.
FISHING : Fishing trips and guides can be arranged on arrival but it is better to make advance arrangements so that we can ensure you have an experienced guide to suit your needs. In inviting you to fish Belize's bountiful waters, we ask that you promote and practise "catch & release" sport fishing, unless you are bringing home the supper!

RELAXING : Sunbathing, Swimming, Snorkelling or Lazing in a Hammock with a Caribbean Rum & Coke!  Never understimate the joy of doing absolutely nothing...

beach bar at Tobacco Caye Lodge, Tobacco Caye, Belize

Day 7 - Island Hopping Boat Trip

boat trip to tobacco caye with dolphins playing As today is a non-diving day prior to your flight home, we have arranged for you to enjoy a half day island hopping boat trip of the local islands including Coco Plum Caye, Carrie Bowe Caye, Southwater Caye A wide selection of herons and other wading and shore birds are resident on the island along with Pelicans, Osprey, warblers. The boat will also circle Man 'O War Caye - a designated bird sanctuary and is home to a variety of indigenous bird species, including Pelicans, Brown Booby birds and Magnificent Frigate birds, which soar in great numbers above the island. Look out for dolphins and manatee...

Day 8 - Departure Day - (B)

Transfer back to the mainland for the short flight to Belize City to connect with your homebound flights or onward travel arrangements.


SCUBA DIVING:

scuba diving, Belize Barrier Reef Belize offers some of the world's best diving. 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. Most dive sites are between 5 to 25 minutes by boat and nearly every site is a wall dive or at least adjacent a wall.

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 80 to 85 degrees year around.


FISHING:

fishing in the Southern Belize Bragging rights are born in Belize! All anglers like to tell good fish stories. This is where the stories begin - and they are all true!

According to local guides the last time someone went fishing and didn't catch anything - Moby Dick was a minnow!

You can expect to catch a wide variety of fish during your stay. The most popular game fish are tarpon, snook, permit and bonefish and the ultimate catch in Belize is the "Grand Slam" - one of each!

In the flats, bonefish are abundant all year. The average weight is three to eight pounds, but they do come larger. On the ocean side of the reef, just off the cayes, fishing is excellent for mackerel, grouper, baracuda, snapper, bonito, jacks, blackfin tuna and wahoo.

Most fishing in Belize is now catch-and-release with very few fish actually being killed. Belize looks set to remain one of the Western Hemisphere's greatest fishing venues with it's year-round warm weather, for many years to come.



RUSTIC REEF TOUR - RATES 2011
Accommodation Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Non-Divers
Vacation Package
  $1,395 USD $1,775 USD
Scuba Divers $1,895 USD $1,995 USD
# of Dives 8 8
NOTES:
  • All rates are PER PERSON in US dollars.
  • No Minimum number of people required.
  • Tour can commence on any day of the week.
INCLUDES:
  • All accommodations (with private bathrooms)
  • All road transfers
  • All tours with experienced and licensed tour guides
  • All meals from Lunch on Day 2 to Breakfast on Day 8
CHILD RATES:
  • Under 2 years old. No Charge.
  • 2 to 9 years. Half Price if sharing accommodations with two full paying adults.
  • Over 10 years. Save 30% if sharing accommodations with two full paying adults.
HOTEL TAXES:
  • All our rates automatically INCLUDE hotel tax
  • All our rates automatically INCLUDE sales tax
  • All our rates automatically INCLUDE any service charges
  • THERE ARE NO HIDDEN "EXTRAS".
DOMESTIC FLIGHTS:
  • Flights from Dangriga to Belize City are INCLUDED in the above rates.
DIVE PACKAGE:
  • 4 days x 2 dives daily
  • Upgrades to longer dive trips available.
NOT INCLUDED:
  • International Flights. See Getting to Belize for discount flights
  • Departure Taxes
  • Beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities - at your own discretion




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Contact us by E-mail A Taste of Paradise is a 7 night / 8 day tour which combines a three days inland adventure tour in the rainforests of Belize with 5 days on the beach in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize  Fax Number: 01268 541363
A Taste of Paradise is a 7 night / 8 day tour which combines a three days inland adventure tour in the rainforests of Belize with 5 days on the beach in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.  Telephone from the United Kingdom: 01268 541732.
A Taste of Paradise is a 7 night / 8 day tour which combines a three days inland adventure tour in the rainforests of Belize with 5 days on the beach in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.  Telephone from the United States or Canada: 011 44 1268 541732
A Taste of Paradise is a 7 night / 8 day tour which combines a three days inland adventure tour in the rainforests of Belize with 5 days on the beach in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.  Telephone from the Europe, Central or South America: 00 44 1268 541732


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