b'BelizeBest of Belize A journey through the natural world, the ancient Mayan world and themodern-day world of Belize form an intriguing tapestry of experiences asyou explore the best of Belize.Discover ancient Maya civilization - their remarkable sophistication and wide-ranging achievements. Rejuvenate in pristine landscapes: lush jungles, vibrant coral reefs, crystal-clear waters and picturesque beaches. Snorkel UNESCO World Heritage Belize Barrier Reef, the second-largest coral reef system in the world, to explore colorful coral gardens, swim with sharks and rays, and encounter diverse marine species. Savor a melting pot of cultures, reflected in the countrys food, music, art and traditions.ITINERARY9 nights| Crooked Tree Lagoon, 2 nights; drive to Cayo District, 4 nights; drive to Hopkins, 3 nights; departuresExtension to Ambergris Caye availableHIGHLIGHTSLearn the significance of Lamanai, one of the longest continuouslyoccupied Mayan cities, with evidence of settlement dating back toaround 1500 BCEnjoy the diverse wildlife, stunning natural landscapes and mesmerizing sunsets of Crooked Tree Lagoon, renowned for its more than 300 species of birds, wildlife such as crocodiles, iguanas and turtlesEngage with residents, and sample traditional Belizean cuisine inCrooked Tree VillageIn Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, explore Caracol to learn thecrucial role Caracol played in the Maya Civilization, then refresh in the cool waters of the Rio On Pools.Discover the stunning geological formations of Rio Frio Cave and enjoy the rivers crystal-clear waters that flow through it.Spend a day over the border in Guatemala, to visit UNESCO World Heritage Tikal to learn insights into the Maya civilization, their sophisticated and complex accomplishmentsExplore the remarkable Mayan ruins at Xunantunich, then enjoy a relaxing canoe trip down the Macal RiverVenture out along the UNESCO World Heritage Belize Barrier Reef, Prices Starting From:by boat for snorkelingUpon RequestEngage with the Garifuna community to learn cultural traditions still Group Size: Maximum 20 travelers a part of daily life Season: January-DecemberAccommodations: Four-star hotels and resorts History WildlifeEco-tourism Culture BirdlifeArcheologyMarine Life 12 Conservancy Travel|conservancytravel.org'