November 18th -29th, 2023

women Only Small Group Adventure to Belize

Embark on a women only small group adventure t to Belize, a tiny Caribbean nation bursting with natural wonders and ancient history. Explore the world’s oldest known Maya sites hidden deep within the lush jungle and learn about the living traditions of this ancient civilization as you make tortillas with local women. Enjoy time on the picturesque Caye Caulker, situated along the pristine Belize Barrier Reef. Snorkel alongside manatees and manta rays. End your journey on “La Isla Bonita”, the island that Madonna once sang about, enjoying your last few days relaxing at Ambergris Caye beach resort. .

Package Includes

11 Nights of Accommodations at these locally owned hotels or similar

  • 2 Nights at Black Orchid Hotel
  • 3 Nights at Midas Resort
  • 3 Coral View Hotel
  • 3 Nights at Ambergris Cay resort

Hol Chan Marine Reserve Catamaran & Snorkeling

Sunset Cruise

San Antonio Women's Cooperative visit with Pottery Class, Totilla making class and Local Lunch

Local CEO (Chief Experience Officer) for most of the tour

Visit the Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

Arrival & Departure Transfers in Belize City

14 Meals (11 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner)

3 Yoga Classes

The Itinerary

November 18th

Arrive in Belize

Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned.We will be met and transferred to our hotel near Burrell Boom village, which is about 30 minutes from the airport.In the evening meet up for a group meeting with our CEO.

November 19th

Burrell Boom

Enjoy a full day boat excursion to Lamanai—a Maya archaeological site dating from as early as 1,500 BC. Located on the wildlife-rich shores of the New River Lagoon and surrounded by dense jungle, Lamanai is one of the oldest known Maya sites in Central America. Explore the sprawling stone ruins with a local guide, and note the abundance of crocodile motifs at the site; the name “Lamanai” translates as “submerged crocodile” in the regional Maya dialect. Afterward, return to our hotel to relax at the patio bar and pool, or stroll the grounds to spot local wildlife.

November 20th

Burrell Boom to San Ignacio

We will head to the village of San Antonio to visit a G Adventures–supported women's cooperative. You can try your hand at throwing clay in the cooperative’s pottery workshop, and learn how to prepare corn tortillas using ancient Maya techniques. After lunch, continue to the bustling town of San Ignacio.

November 21st

San Ignacio

Discover the stunning Maya ruins of Xunantunich, built over a thousand years ago on a hilltop above the Mopan River. Climb the steps of El Castillo, the site’s tallest structure, to enjoy panoramic views of the jungle; and wander amid intricately carved stelae and well-preserved temples and palaces.

November 22nd

San Ignacio

Enjoy a free day to explore San Ignacio and the surrounding countryside. Opt to descend into the spiritual “underworld” of the Maya at the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, an ancient burial site where mysterious rituals took place; visit a butterfly garden to see the brightly coloured local species; or go canoeing or tubing through the region’s breathtaking limestone caves.

November 23th

San Ignacio to Caye Caulker

Drive back towards the coast and catch a ferry to Caye Caulker—one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful cayes or islands—located along the Belize Barrier Reef. Settle into your hotel in this breezy island paradise and choose to take a walk through laid-back Caye Caulker village, home to a small but diverse community of local residents and expats.

November 24th

Caye Caulker

Set out to explore the island on a leisurely bike tour with a local guide from the G Adventures–supported Bike with Purpose project. In the evening, choose to take a relaxing sunset cruise around the island.

November 25th

Caye Caulker

Enjoy a half day sailing and snorkelling trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Swim alongside schools of tropical fish in this spectacular natural aquarium and visit the Coral Gardens, perhaps spotting a manatee or two among the vibrant coral formations. Cap off the day with a cruise back to Caye Caulker just before sunset. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a dinner at a popular local restaurant.

November 26th

Caye Caulker to Ambergris Cay

Enjoy another water taxi ride to Ambergris caye. Relax at our water front resort or enjoy an afternoon in San Pedro.

November 27th

Ambergris Caye

Opt to rent a golf cart and explore "Secret Beach" for the day.

November 28th

Ambergris Cay

This is our last full day in Belize. Relax by the beach or opt to take one last water adventure. Join the group for a goodbye dinner.

November 29th

Flight home

Travel back to mainland by water taxi to catch a shuttle back to the airport for your flight home.

Your Hosts for Women's Wellness Journey Belize

Kim Laraby

Kim Laraby is a busy IT & business professional. She’s also a certified Vipassana meditation instructor, a plant-based Chef, food stylist & extensive world traveller. She believes in women empowering each other and is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and experience with others.

Michelle Gaudet, CTC

 Michelle is an award-winning Canadian independent travel advisor, as well as a published writer and photographer. As the founder of Women’s Wellness Journeys, she specializes in curating trips that are not only fun and culturally rich, but also promote personal growth, wellness, and connection for women. Michelle’s mission is to create unforgettable journeys that empower and inspire women to explore the world and discover themselves, all while forming lifelong friendships.

Pricing & Additional Information

Rates

Double Occupancy – $3495 CAD per person (sharing a room)*

Single Occupancy – $4989 CAD per person (your own room)*

*If do not have a roommate, we can match you with a suitable roommate and there will not be a single supplement charge.

*Single occupancy room option is limited.

A deposit of $700 is due at the time of booking.

Final payment of $2795 due September 10th, 2023. Flexible payment plans available,  Please ask for more details.

Deposit is non-refundable unless the tour is cancelled by Inspired Travel Adventures.

Tour Supplier: G Adventures. G Adventures’ Terms and Conditions.

Group Size

Minimum of 8 people

Maximum of 16 people

Activity Level

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Meals Not Listed
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Tours & Activities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

Out of country medical insurance is required by all travelers. Proof will be required. We strongly recommend trip cancellation and interruption insurance as a way to protect your travel investment. We would be happy to provide a quote through Manulife at your request.

Flights

Flights can be book through Inspired Travel Adventures or on your own.  Please do not book any flights until the tour is confirmed. 

About the Accommodations

On this trip, you can expect to stay in small family-run hotels and resorts. Hotels vary greatly throughout Central America and even within Belize depending on the location. We do our best to pick comfortable accommodations, but in remote places, options can be limited. It also is important to remember that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Belize (even in upgraded hotels). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.

Passport and Entry Requirements

All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Changes in entry requirements to Ireland are subject to change.  A Visa is not required for Canadian or US citizens.

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