About The Belize Beach & Jungle Adventure

Ancient archaeological sites of Mayan temples, a pristine environment, jungles teeming with wildlife and the second-largest barrier reef in the world, living coral gardens and exotic marine life await us.

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PRIVATE, ALL SINGLES ADVENTURE (LIMIT 20) IN 4 STAR HOTELS, ALL RATED EXCELLENT ON TRIP ADVISOR AND 2016 TRAVELER’S CHOICE AWARD

Ancient archaeological sites of Mayan temples, a pristine environment, the second-largest barrier reef in the world, living coral gardens and exotic marine life await you. Belize lies west of the Caribbean Sea on the Central American isthmus and is home to coral reefs and tropical rain forests, alive with hundreds of bird species, colorful fish, exotic plants and animals.

In addition, the natural wonder of this land hosts inland granite basins at the base of cascading falls hose waters flow through limestone caves. From Maya Mountains to swaying palm trees on sun-drenched beaches and ten different cultures – the result is an adventure of vacation possibilities. Our 8-day adventure also includes a snorkel and sail at Ambergris Caye, visit to Mayan ruins, a canoe ride to the weekly market, horseback riding and lots more! Evenings feature social time amid peaceful and natural hideaways.

This trip has been created with plenty of flexibility to accommodate a wide range of individual interests and is designed to suit a range of abilities for active singles. So join us for a week of stimulating days and enchanting evenings that are sure to quench your appetite for adventure.

Inclusive Features of our Adventure:

  • 8 Nights FIRST CLASS Accommodations with 4-5 star ratings on Trip Advisor- See Itinerary for Links
  • 9 MEALS Breakfast Daily, Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Round-trip Flights Between Belize City and San Pedro
  • Round-trip Transportation between Airports and Hotels in Belize City and Ambergris Caye
  • Visit to the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center*
  • Half Day Tour to Xunantunich; Mayan Archeological Site in Cayo District.
  • Shark Ray Alley & Hol Chan Snorkel Excursion with 2 Stops Including Equipment
  • 2 km Hike of Valley View
  • Visit to the Butterfly Farm and Natural History Center
  • Canoe Adventure to Flour Camp Cave from duPlooy’s
  • Downstream Tubing on the Macal River
  • OPTIONAL DAILY ADVENTURES – See Itinerary for Details: Scuba Diving (3 days) at the #2 Reef in the World, Horseback Riding, Massages, Zip Lining, Cave Tubing, Canoe Regatta to San Ignacio Town, Guided Bird Walks, Night Walks
  • Private and Secure Chat Reserved Exclusively for Members on Your Vacation
  • Special Attention from our Experienced, Professional and Bilingual Singles Travel Concierge.
  • CAMARADERIE, TEAM WORK AND GREAT TIMES WITH OTHER ADVENTUROUS SINGLES

*Zoo visit is done on your transfer from the airport for members arriving prior to 12:00 p.m. $5 donation.

Inclusive features are subject to revision at the discretion of STI. Ages listed are not meant as a restriction, but are simply used as a guideline. Singles Travel International does not guarantee the number of guests, ages nor ratios.

Itinerary

Sat, May 27:  Belize City
Sun, May 28:  Duploy’s Jungle Lodge Resort
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Trip Departs from Belize City (BZE), Belize: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Trip Ends in Belize City (BZE), Belize: Sunday, June 3, 2017

Our itinerary is designed to accommodate different skill levels but members should be in relatively good physical condition with an active lifestyle (regularly go to the gym, dance, play a sport or participate in mobile activities). Alternatives may not be available.

Day 1 – Saturday – May 27
Arrival to Belize City and transfer to our jungle lodge, our home for the next 3 nights. Make new friends at our Welcome Dinner (D)

Welcome to Belize! A representative from our local tour operator, will meet each of us upon arrival at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) outside the main terminal. We transfer to our lodge (approximately 2.5 hours). Members arriving prior to 12:00 p.m. will enjoy a visit to the Belize Zoo known especially for its Jaguar Rehabilitation Program. (Entrance fee-$5 donation)

This afternoon, explore the area, check out the botanical gardens ($8) or nap in a hammock! Meet your STI Concierge this evening during a welcome orientation dinner with new friends.

Overnight at Duploy’s Jungle Lodge Resort.

Day 2 – Sunday – May 28
Xunantunich Mayan Archeological Site & Afternoon at Leisure (B)

Enjoy continental breakfast at our hotel and then we’re off to explore the nearby Mayan ruins!

    Visit the Ix Chel Tropical Research Farm and the Panti Maya Medicine Trail to learn about the practical, medicinal and other traditional uses of the local flora. Xunantunich in Maya is “The Stone Maiden”. The site is about 30 minutes from San Ignacio and is only accessible by taking a hand-cranked ferry across the Mopan River. Xunantunich is one of the most popular Maya sites in Belize and was one of the first to be excavated and opened to the public. Standing atop “El Castillo”, the largest pyramid at the site, you will have a panoramic view of western Belize and eastern Guatemala .

General Tour Information

Light-weight, comfortable clothing and shoes with a good grip. Long trousers are more suitable than shorts as they give more protection from insects and weather. Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and drinking water are advisable.

After our tour, meet for lunch and decide what we want to do for the afternoon. Perhaps a lazy river float, a nap or other optional activity. Click here to review the options available at the lodge.

Meet the group for happy hour at the Canopy Bar followed by dinner. Perhaps tonight there will be a Mayan-style cooking exhibition around an outdoor “fogon” (fire hearth) so we learn about the local way to BBQ. Enjoy the company of friends reminiscing about today’s adventures.

Overnight at Duploy’s Jungle Lodge Resort.

Day 3 – Monday – May 29
Day at Leisure (B)

Enjoy breakfast in tranquil surroundings at your leisure this morning. Your STI Concierge is on hand to help organize excursions to the liking of every member. What will it be? Horseback riding, zip lining, cave tubing or something a bit more tame? Click here to see all the options available to us.

How about an early dinner followed by a night walk at 7:30 p.m. Our STI Concierge will make arrangements and the walk is included in your package.

The Jungle comes to Life at Night

Sunset marks the changing of worlds. Enhance your garden experience by taking a night walk. Listen to a symphony of night sounds and the fascinating nocturnal animal life that your guide will point out; Enjoy an unobstructed view of the night sky, from atop the the botanic garden Lookout Tower. You are sure to be awed by the clarity and sheer number of stars and constellations you can see.

Day 4- Tuesday – May 30
Transfer to Ambergris Caye & Afternoon Dive or at Leisure (B)

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in tranquil surroundings before we depart on our flight to San Pedro. Divers will depart earlier to capture the afternoon to dive off Ambergris Caye. You’ll be in the water by 11:30! Transportation and baggage handling is taken care of and your STI Concierge is there to make the transition smooth. We guarantee a stunning journey!

Ambergris Caye is the largest and best known of all the 200 or so cayes (pronounced keys) in Belize. Sun-drenched and fringed with coconut palms, Ambergris Caye stretches north to south for over 25 miles, running just inside Belize’s magnificent barrier reef. The island’s eastern side is fringed with beaches, and faces the nearby reef. The western shore is laced with healthy patches of mangrove, and is rich with wildlife. Most of the island’s inhabitants live in the town of San Pedro, located in the southern part of the caye. San Pedro has the cozy, laid-back atmosphere of a small village with its wooden houses and sand streets. Apart from the pleasures of taking it easy and enjoying life on Ambergris, the caye has the widest range of water-sports and is well positioned for day trips to many attractions in the area.

Upon arrival, we are met and transferred to our new home in Tahitian cottages on the beach. Our STI Concierge, or shall we say “Maryann or Ginger” has prepared some fun activities for our group. Think Gilligan’s Island!

Dinner this evening is on our own. Now that we’ve become well acquainted, let’s hit he town for dinner and perhaps a bit of dancing! Our STI Concierge is ready and willing to teach us the steps.

Overnight at the Ramon’s Village Resort.

Day 5 – Wednesday – May 31
Beach Day at Leisure; A Beach Chair is Waiting with Your Name on it! (B)

Enjoy breakfast at our hotel, before kicking back to relax on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Our STI Concierge will scope out a good location for all of us to gather.

Scuba is your passion? Get out there and enjoy all there is to experience: Half Moon Caye Wall, The Aquarium at Long Caye, Turneffe Elbow, Northern Turneffe. Over 40 named dive sites lie within a 5 to 15 minute boat ride from the Ramon’s Village Divers dock.

Dinner this evening is on our own. But our STI Concierge is ready and willing to go to the limit to make your night special.

Overnight at the Ramon’s Village Resort.

Day 6 – Thursday – June 1
Beach Day at Leisure; A Beach Chair is Waiting with Your Name on it! (B)

Enjoy breakfast at our hotel, before kicking back to relax on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Our STI Concierge will scope out a good location for all of us to gather.

Maybe today is the day to visit another ruin or how about shopping bopping in San Pedro?

Dinner this evening is on our own. Let’s meet for happy hour and decide where we’d all like to go.

Overnight at the Ramon’s Village Resort.

Day 7 – Friday – June 2
Shark Ray Alley & Hol Chan Snorkel Excursion & Afternoon at Leisure; (B,D)

Shark Ray Alley & Hol Chan Snorkel Excursion

A snorkel adventure awaits us. Depart from San Pedro by boat and head south east to Hol Chan (Maya for “Little Channel”), the first marine reserve established in Central America. Explore the coral reefs as you swim amongst the abundant marine life. Then head to your second snorkel stop, Shark Ray Alley. Friendly reef fish including snappers and jacks dart in and about graceful stingrays and the inquisitive brown nurse sharks for an experience not to be missed. After your personal encounter with the “friendly critters” you will be transferred back to the Town of San

Return to the hotel for a nap, beach time or some other fun activity with friends.

Join together for our last happy hour and dinner with new friends (included in our package). Raise your glass for a toast to a beautiful and exotic adventure in paradise.

Overnight at the Ramon’s Village Resort.

Day 8 – Saturday – June 3

San Pedro Airport Transfer, Flight to Belize City and Trip Conclusion (B)

This morning after breakfast, we will provide a local transfer to the San Pedro Airport to catch a flight to Belize City and on to your international connection. Say “hasta luego”, until we meet again on another incredible Singles Travel International Adventure!

Note: Make your return flight departure from Belize City (BZE) after 10:00 a.m. to assure that you connect on time. We do however, recommend a later flight so you have a great time on your last night!

Itinerary and hotels are subject to change at the discretion of our local operators without compensation. Singles Travel International is not responsible for the consequences of any changes made for operational improvements or local infrastructure, events requiring reroutes.

FAQs

Once you make your online reservation, an STI reservation specialist will contact you to review and recommend additional services. Depend on them for assistance with airfare, proper protection, pre and post tour services. Once that step is complete, you will receive a final invoice from us confirming your reservation details.

READ your invoice and the FAQ page very carefully and advise if any changes need to be made.

**UPLOAD** a COLOR copy of your passport to us within 7 days of your reservation (within 24 hours if reserved after FEBRUARY 24).

Click here to upload to our secure folder.

Next, say hello to your fellow travelers on the chat!

Your “Final Vacation Details & Meetup Information” including transportation and how to meet up with the group will be posted here 14 days prior to trip start date. Questions? Email us at service@singlestravelintl.com.

Fast Facts & Information:

Capital City: Belmopan.

Population: 250,000.

Climate: Subtropical, annual temperature of 80°F. Green season typically June-November.

Size: Approximately 8,866 sq. km.

Language: English is the official language and is widely spoken, as is Spanish.

Currency: The US dollar and the Belize dollar.

Entry Requirements: Passport and return tickets are required to enter Belize.

Taxes: Departure tax, $35.00 US is charged when leaving; also travelers entering Belize International by air and connecting to in-country flights are charged a $.75c US security fee.

Our adventure vacations are designed for all abilities and are intimate groups of all singles who love nature and have an active lifestyle. Many of the activities (hike, rafting, zip lining, kayaking) require that you have the ability to participate. Please tell us if you have any physical limitations before you make a reservation.

Our Concierge is on site to make the experience unique for all participants and her duties limit her ability to a member one-on-one for extended periods of time.

We have 4 nights in Ambergris Caye so you’ll have 3 days for diving, May 30-June 1. Our last day is reserved for a snorkel trip as we need 24 hours before we fly. Be sure to bring your dive card and log, as eel as any equipment that you’ll need that’s not included.

When God created the heavens and earth He was exceptionally generous with the tiny nation later to be known as Belize. Blessed with both the World’s Second Largest Barrier Reef, at 186 miles, and three of the four living atolls in the Western Hemisphere, Belize is a Scuba Diver’s Paradise.

Because of its spectacular dive sites, Belize attracts divers from around the world and the Ramon’s Village Divers’ dock is the perfect launching point for any underwater excursion. Ramon’s Village Divers is the oldest and most respected dive shop in all of Belize. Rick Sutherland has managed our shop since 1989 and employs only the best of “Belize’s Best” divers to care for our guests. We have been a PADI 5 Star IDC Resort since 2008. (http://ramons.com/scuba-diving/)[Read More…]

A 2 tank dive is $80 and Scuba Rates include Boat, Guide, Tanks and Weights. Park fees (vary by dive site and start at $5) and equipment rentals are additional. BC is $12.50 per day, mask, fins and snorkel are $5 half day and $10 full day. Prices are based on trip minimums. It is possible to pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum.

All rates listed here are subject to change with our notice.

Great, our 4 nights is enough time to take an introductory course or the Scuba Diver course and you can;t have chosen a more supreme place to do it for the very first time! Let us know your intentions before you go and we’ll make sure you’re all set with just the right package to get you started.

Scuba Introduction ($185) – Experience the underwater world with minimum time and cost. Course includes a 20 minute video describing the fundamentals of scuba diving and confined water session and (1) open water dive with an Instructor. At completion you are qualified to dive up to depths of 40’ with any of Ramon’s Village Dive Masters. Approximate 1/2 day to complete.

Scuba Diver ($325)– Recently added to PADI’s list of courses the Scuba Diver course includes the first (3) modules of the Open Water Manual and (2) shallow water dives. Upon completion you are a certified to dive anywhere at depths up to 40’. Approximate 2 to 3 days to complete.

When God created the heavens and earth He was exceptionally generous with the tiny nation later to be known as Belize. Blessed with both the World’s Second Largest Barrier Reef, at 186 miles, and three of the four living atolls in the Western Hemisphere, Belize is a Scuba Diver’s Paradise.

Because of its spectacular dive sites, Belize attracts divers from around the world and the Ramon’s Village Divers’ dock is the perfect launching point for any underwater excursion. Ramon’s Village Divers is the oldest and most respected dive shop in all of Belize. Rick Sutherland has managed our shop since 1989 and employs only the best of “Belize’s Best” divers to care for our guests. We have been a PADI 5 Star IDC Resort since 2008.

The tour begins in Belize City (BZE) in the afternoon on May 27, 2017 and ends on the morning of June 3, 2017 in Belize City (BZE). Therefore the trip is 7 nights/8 days.

Schedule your flights to arrive prior to 12:00 p.m. on May 27 in order to stop midway for a visit to the Belize Zoo ($5 donation) during your airport transfer. Make your return flight from BZE no earlier than 10:00 a.m. on June 3. Your fight from San Pedro to Belize City is already included in our package.

A deposit is due at time of reservation. Refer to the Price and Options tab for the amount. Final payment is due in our office by February 24, 2017. A reminder will be emailed to you 7 days prior to due date and your card will automatically be charged. If you make a reservation after February 24, full payment will be automatically charged at time of reservation and penalties will apply.

Yes. All cancellations must be made in writing to Singles Travel International and are subject to per person penalties as follows:

– After deposit and at anytime of cancellation, a minimum charge of $100.00 plus credit card charges will apply in addition to other penalties listed below.
– Between February 24 and March 28, 2017 – 60% penalty applies.
– After March 28, 2017- 100% penalty applies.

Note that if you elect to take a roommate and he/she cancels after our cut off date, we will do everything to find a new match. However, if no match is found, the difference in cost for a single cabin/room is the responsibility of the guest who cancels. No refund will be given to the guest who cancels, regardless of cruise or tour company policy as stated above. Singles Travel International is not responsible for costs related to cancellations after our cut off date.

For all air-inclusive packages cancelled after airline tickets have been issued, tickets are non-refundable and often times unusable.

Our itinerary is designed to accommodate different skill levels but members should be in relatively good physical condition with an active lifestyle (regularly go to the gym, dance, play a sport or participate in mobile activities).

STI wishes to make this vacation a unique and life changing experience for all members, which requires 100% participation in the activities on our tour. Please discuss any limitations before making your reservation.

You will be picked up at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) upon your arrival. It is in your best interest to arrive prior to 12:00 p.m. in order to stop midway for a visit to the Belize Zoo ($5 donation). However, we will accommodate your arrival at any time on May 27, included in our package.

Singles Travel International is a vacation event company that plans singles events and markets our events at our expense to create a “singles only” experience. We do not allow guests to join the group unless the reservation has been made by STI. Our policy is firm for tours and cruises, as well as pre and post trip hotel stays. Members and friends that “show up” will not be allowed to participate without paying an equivalent fee to the rest of the group that made the reservation with STI. Your credit card on file will automatically be charged.

In order to accommodate singles from all over the world, our tours and cruises are priced as land/cruise only. Therefore, airfare is additional. Singles Travel International is a licensed ticketing agency and oftentimes has low negotiated fares.

Your inter Belize flights between Maya Flats Airport/San Pedro/Belize City are INCLUDED in our package, so all you need are round-trip flights from your home city to Belize City (BZE).

Try to arrive at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) before 12:00 p.m. on May 27 in order to stop midway for a visit to the Belize Zoo ($5 donation) during your transfer to the Lodge. Depart from Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) after 10:00 a.m. on June 3. Your fight from San Pedro to Belize City is already included in our package.

Your flight from San Pedro to Belize City is included in our package and we will get you to Belize City in time for your connection. Final schedules will be provided in our Final Vacation Details and Meetup Information document provided 14 days prior to departure.

WE RECOMMEND that you make your return flight from Belize City as late as possible so you enjoy your last night with new friends.

Try to to arrive at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) before 12:00 p.m. on May 27 in order to stop midway for a visit to the Belize Zoo ($5 donation) during your transfer to the Lodge. Depart from Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) after 10:00 a.m. on June 3.

Your flight from San Pedro to Belize City is included in our package and we will get you to Belize City in time for your connection. Final schedules will be provided in our Final Vacation Details and Meetup Information document provided 14 days prior to departure.

WE RECOMMEND that you make your return flight from Belize City as late as possible so you enjoy your last night with new friends.

Airport transfers on the first and last days of the tour are included in trip costs. Please notify us 60 days prior to departure of your flight arrival and departure times. Schedule your flights to arrive prior to 12:00 p.m. on May 27 in order to stop midway for a visit to the Belize Zoo ($5 donation) during your airport transfer. Make your return flight from BZE no earlier than 10:00 a.m. on June

Our tour does not include international airfare, air tax, departure tax (generally included in your international airline ticket), transfers for arrivals before day 1 and departures after day 8 and extra hotel nights before and after the tour. You are responsible for alcoholic beverages (except when included in STI events), incidentals such as laundry and phone calls, plus gratuities to guides on day tours ($5-10 per day), driver ($3-5 per day) and gratuities to your Singles Travel International Concierge ($10-$15 per day). Expect to tip $1 per bag in and out at each hotel. Gratuities are at your discretion and a gesture for a job well done. Above are recommendations only and not a mandatory fee.

The currency used in Belize is the Belize Dollar BZ$.

The Belize dollar is locked at $2 Belize = $1 US. So it’s very easy to see how much something is costing in US when you go shopping; simply divide by 2 if listed in Belize Dollars. Most accommodations and tours are listed in US$ prices, and most restaurants, shops, etc. are listed in BZ$. Make sure to verify if prices are in BZE or US though so you don;t end up paying more.

Nearly every place (both inland and on Ambergris Caye) readily accepts US currency. They also all accept traveler’s checks as long as you write your passport number or driver’s license number on the back. However, don’t bring large bills (anything above a $20). Small change is always an advantage for tips, market negotiating and sharing meals with others with separate checks.

The easiest way to obtain Belizean currency is at automatic teller machines. These will be found at banks in Belize City and all of the District Towns. Additionally, the occasional gas station on major highways also will have an ATM. A North American bank or credit union debit/ATM card with a four-digit PIN will work at all of the Belizean bank ATMs. The currency dispensed will be in Belize dollars, of course.

Credit Cards: Your credit card will be accepted to settle your incidentals bill at all hotels. Be sure to bring a card that does not charge international exchange fees. Many restaurants and businesses, particularly in the main cities and towns, accept credit cards now. However, in the villages it is handy to have cash on hand for small purchases.You may also use a credit card to pay for any optional tours that you add to our tour once in Belize. Most of our hotels do not have a safe in the room, but the front desk will safeguard your personal items if necessary. We recommend that you travel casually and leave all your valuables at home.

Be sure to exchange your excess Belize dollars back to USD prior to leaving the country, as it’s almost impossible to change outside of the country — even in adjacent border areas of Guatemala and Mexico. There is a bank at the international airport’s departure lobby (before you pass through passport control), and money changers work at the land borders.

Absolutely. Our site is so popular that we guarantee to find a roommate for you or the single room is on us! In order to take advantage of our offer, you must be paid in full by February 24, 2017. Of course, single accommodations are available at an additional rate assessed by the hotel.

Roommate matches are based on the same sex, general age range and smoking preference whenever possible, but not guaranteed. STI reserves the right to make any match up until day of departure, including roommate changes once on tour for members who select the Share & Save option.

We highly recommend that our guests contact their roommates in advance. Booked members have access to our private online chat. Meet your roommate as well as the other members on your vacation. Singles Travel International makes every effort to accommodate requests, but does not guarantee the satisfaction or success of a roommate match. It’s the responsibility of the guest to contact his/her roommate and ask the appropriate questions.

Optional pre and post cruise/tour stays are not eligible for the guarantee. Chances are excellent that we’ll find you a match, but if no match found by 30 days prior to departure, member pays the single supplement.

Read more about Roommate Matching on our Frequently Asked Questions found at the Help Center.

Please contact your preferred carrier directly to make your reservation. If Singles Travel International issues a promotional economy fare, granting of frequent flyer credit is entirely at the airline’s discretion. If the flights are eligible, to ensure you earn frequent flyer credit from the airline, give your frequent flyer account number when you check in for your flights. In addition, save your boarding passes and the passenger receipt from your airline ticket. You may need to submit these to the airline (not to Singles Travel International) to claim any credit allowed.

We use the best possible accommodations for the area and have chosen hotels that offer comfort, variety and are in ideal locations. See the itinerary tab for links to each property. All our hotels are 4 star according to international standards and on Trip Advisor.

• 3 night at duPloy’s Jungle Lodge – Jungle Lodge or Bungalow (1 Tree House)
• 4 nights at Ramon’s Village Resort – Seaside Rooms; varied locations

Of course not. You will be pleased to find out that nearly 90% of our guests on every trip sign up and have never met anyone before joining the group. In 22 years, we have perfected the singles vacation experience. It is paramount that our guests meet each other right away and have opportunities to mingle every day. From the moment you join our tour , our STI Concierge will be waiting to meet you. Our first day begins with an orientation and the camaraderie builds as we go along. The nature of the trip is trying something new, challenging yourself and motivating those around you. The bonds that develop on our adventure tours are by far the strongest and longest lasting.

Our “All Ages” vacations cater to 40+ and our average age range is 45-65. We generally have a ratio of 60/40, women to men. As a travel club, matchmaking is not our focus. Ages listed on our page are not restricted. They are simply used as a guideline. We offer an opportunity for single travelers to see the world in the company of other singles and do not guarantee the ages or ratios.

High on the list of Belize’s many charms is a very comfortable tropical climate with an average yearly temperature of 84° F (29°C).

Costal sea breezes and Belize’s large tracts of jungle and rainforests provide cooling relief even in the hottest summer months while winters can be cool but never very cold. In short, the climate is pretty much near perfect. Even in winter the temperature in Belize rarely falls below 60°F (16°C), while throughout summer the mercury sits at around 86°F (30°C). Humidity is also fairly consistent at around 85 percent.

With temperatures so consistent year round, Belize has two, rather than four seasons– the wet and the dry.

Belize’s dry season, falling between February and May, has significantly lower rainfall than the rest of the year, and when rain does come it is usually in mild, short bursts.

**Weather in May**
May temperatures in Belize climb to an average high of 87°F (31°C) and fall to around 79°F (26°C), with an overall monthly average of 82°F (28°C).

If there is rain, it will most likely be in the morning, with the occasional thunderstorm at night.

**Weather in June**
This is another warm month, with June temperatures in Belize averaging 86°F (30°C) to 82°F (28°C).

However, fresh easterly breezes off the Caribbean Sea and more frequent short afternoon showers moderate the temperatures and make June a generally pleasant month.

Currently, most airlines will allow you to check one bag, weighing 50 pounds each, for a fee. In addition you may carry-on one bag plus a personal item such as a purse or briefcase. Please check with your air carrier for up-to-the minute regulations and fees for checked baggage. Although not restricted, our small aircraft flights between Maya Flats and San Pedro (May 30 at 12:30 p.m.) may not accommodate all of our luggage on the same flight. There are flights every hour so your bag won’t be far behind. For members who have concerns about being with their luggage, we recommend that you travel with one or 2 smaller bags instead of one large piece. Call and ask if you have additional questions or concerns.

The following checklist has been prepared in order to assure you of having the proper equipment and clothing needed to make your trip an enjoyable and comfortable backcountry experience. Please check your equipment carefully to make sure that it provides a comfortable fit and is in good working condition before arriving for your trip. If you have any questions about any of the items on this list, please don’t hesitate to call us at (877) SOLO-TRIP (765-6874)

**How To Pack**
All of your clothing and belongings should preferably be packed into one small – medium sized bag and a backpack. Each morning put everything that you will need during the day in a separate daypack. Your Trip Leader will advise you well in advance of each day’s activities and particular needs. It is a good idea to bring stuff sacks or plastic bags (ziplocks) to keep dirty clothes, wet swimsuits, camera, tickets, etc. compartmentalized. Make sure all your gear is labeled.

**Clothing and Footwear:**
*Changes of clothes for the evening (casual dress is the norm)
*Shirts: a combination of mostly short and one or two long sleeve shirts is preferred
*Shorts
*Light-weight trousers: cotton or nylon hiking pants for bug protection (jeans if you plan to horseback ride)
*Swimsuit
*Hat with visor for rain & sun protection
*Light weight hiking boots and/ or cross-training shoes
*Sandals (Closed toe – Keen, Tevas or Chacos – to be worn on the river)
*Dry shoes for evenings

**Equipment, etc.**
*Sunglasses with UV protection
*Sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher
*Camera & film (with extra batteries)
*Alarm clock
*Insect repellent (with Deet, buy in the US)
*Lip balm/moisturizer with UV protection
*Toiletries kit (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, brush, etc…)
*Hand lotion/skin moisturizer
*Personal first aid kit (aspirin, Band-Aids, personal medications, eye drops, tampons, etc…)
*Foot care kit: moleskin, molefoam, or spenco second skin, athletic tape, and a pair of small scissors
*Binoculars (very helpful for viewing wildlife)
*Guidebooks, novels, journal…
*Flashlight and batteries
*Extra prescription glasses (if applicable)
*A strap (such as Croakies) to secure glasses to your head
*Earplugs for light sleepers
*Money belt

Belize: Reefs, Rain Forests, and Mayan Ruins by Dick Lutz

Jungle of Stone: The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya, by William arlsen

Mayan Civilization: A Beginners Guide by Maureen Appleton

Jaguar Wisdom: Mayan Calendar Magic (Contemporary Practices of Mayan Shamans) by Ken Johnson

Jaguar: Struggle and Triumph in the Jungles of Belize by Alan Rabinowitz

The Trail to Tipu: Terror in the Jungles of Belize by J Meyer (Fiction)

The Search for Zarahemla by Terry Neal (Fiction)

Travel Insurance is available through Travel Guard and in addition to direct access immediately upon completing your purchase, you will receive a quote from Travel Guard regarding travel insurance after reserving your vacation.  If you have any questions, Travel Guard professional, expert agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   Call us, if you have not received your quote within 3 days.

Your Final Vacation Details & Meetup Information document, posted to the FAQ tab 14 days prior to departure, will include phone contact numbers for our hotels. We suggest you leave a copy of this with your family.

You may be able to use your own phone plan, generally .99-1.99 per minute (check before departure).

Our office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. In an emergency after hours, please contact Tammy Weiler at 815-715-6998.

All countries you will visit have laws against the purchase and export of certain items, including antiquities, national cultural property and certain animal products, especially endangered species (ivory, rhino horn, tortoise shell, coral, feathers, etc.). Additionally, the United States has laws prohibiting the import of certain items, which include many of the same things. You face having your purchase confiscated and/or heavy fines for exporting or importing prohibited items.

On return to the U.S., your baggage is subject to search by U.S. Customs. Currently, you are permitted to bring back $800 of goods duty free. Persons aged 21 or over may also bring in one liter of liquor and one carton of cigarettes. If you plan to purchase a lot of souvenirs or expensive items, it is important to retain all purchase receipts. However, please note that U.S. Customs may not accept a receipt as true cost if it seems unusually low for the estimated value of the item. You may access the regulations and restrictions governing US Customs on their official website, click here to learn more.

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I am a compassionate soul who enjoys making others smile. I spend the majority of my free time dancing, meditating, and practicing yoga. When I am not exercising, I love to cook, garden, and spend time with my family and friends. I fluently speak Spanish and love all aspects of the associated cultures.

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