Belize, long known as one of the world’s most diverse and harmonious melting pots, offers an unparalleled travel experience that combines stunning scenery, sumptuous dining, exciting activities and quality amenities with opportunities to explore a variety of vibrant cultures.
And now, Belize’s most highly awarded eco resort is offering an exciting all-inclusive Belize vacation package that combines all those features and more in one luxurious weeklong holiday that takes guests from pristine inland rainforests to the warm turquoise waters of Belize’s Caribbean coast.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek’s Belize Cultural Grand Tour is guaranteed to have travellers return home with a deeper understanding of a fascinating, diverse range of cultures and how they have blended to create a truly multicultural society built on tolerance, harmony and acceptance.
And all this while enjoying a luxurious stays at two of Belize’s best resorts – The Lodge at Chaa Creek and the Villa Verano Beachside Hotel.
This unique vacation experience takes travellers right across Belize; from the Cayo District’s traditional Maya and Mestizo villages to the picturesque Garifuna Caribbean seaside village of Hopkins, with stops along the way that include visits to a pastoral German speaking Mennonite farming community and the airy Mountain Pine Ridge, giving travellers a rare insight into Belize’s diverse geography and cultural makeup in one seamless, casually luxurious vacation.
You’ll learn how today’s Maya still grow and enjoy chocolate, or xocolatl, from strains their ancestors developed during the height of the ancient Maya civilisation, work alongside Mestizo women to make delicious corn tortillas; from grinding dried corn kernels to their delicious smoky wood-fire finish, take a hand-cranked ferry to the friendly farming community of Spanish Lookout to help flavour and enjoy a range of ice creams, cheeses and other dairy and agricultural products before travelling onto Belize’s sparkling Caribbean coast to the scenic seaside Garifuna village of Hopkins to become immersed in a distinctive culture, language and music that UNESCO has declared a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”.
Along the way you’ll enjoy canoeing, zip lining, swimming in the beautiful pine-scented Rio On or Big Rock Falls, visits to the Belize Zoo, the exquisitely preserved ancient Maya temples of Xunantunich, and a range of Chaa Creek’s onsite activities and amenities, including a fine dining restaurant and jungle lounge, infinity pool, live Blue Morpho butterfly exhibit, Belize Natural History Museum and Maya traditional organic farm and medicinal plant trail, along with guided bird watching and other activities to captivate guests of all ages, interests and levels of fitness.
Culminating the tour will be three days of Garifuna cultural immersion in the traditional seaside village of Hopkins while staying at the Villa Verano, a luxury beachfront hotel featuring a large seaside pool, fully equipped, air-conditioned gym and a rooftop games room as well as a barbecue, hot tub and a rooftop sitting area. Guests have use of bicycles, double kayaks, paddleboards and a catamaran as well as spa treatments to cap off their cultural tour in comfort. The long sandy Placencia Peninsula is perfect for swimming, snorkelling and beach walks with the lovely fishing village of Placencia in easy reach.
Chaa Creek’s Belize Cultural Grand Tour is an eight-day, seven nights all-inclusive Belize Vacation Package that contains everything you’d want in one seamless, affordable holiday. Lovely rainforest garden and beachside accommodation, all meals (including authentic farm-to-table cuisine sourced from Chaa Creek’s Maya organic farm and fresh seafood from Belize’s unspoiled Caribbean waters), activities, transfers, even government taxes and staff gratuities are all covered under one low set price. The plan also offers flexibility with accommodation upgrades and options such as the internationally recognised Hilltop Spa available.
And you’ll sleep well knowing that your stay contributes to the environmental and social well being of the communities you visit. With initiatives such as Chaa Creek Cares, which sees 10% of all accommodation revenue going directly to worthwhile projects, and its “Pack a Pound” programs as well as Villa Verano’s “Pack for a Purpose” and other projects, guests are given opportunities to make positive contributions to the extraordinary land and gracious people they’ve come to know.
Our Belize Culture Grand Tour has been carefully designed to captivate visitors of all ages and levels of fitness. Feel free to discuss special dietary or physical needs with our team of cultural adventure specialists, who are happy to work with you to ensure you’ll enjoy an exceptional, satisfying experience.
OPTIONAL: An additional night at Villa Verano that features a half day snorkeling or fishing trip.
|Package||7 Night Package|
|Per person rate||$3,597 USD|
NOTE: All taxes and gratuities included. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages not included in package rate.
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Chaa Creek Reservations Office
P.O. Box 53, San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize
Our Reservations Office is usually closed on National Holidays