Belize Cruise | Wonders, Rivers, Reefs and Mayan Culture


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Sail to this beautiful Central American destination for an un-Belize-able annular eclipse surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Experience this astronomical journey positioned perfectly in the ocean for eclipse viewing. Extend your stay with a hotel night, or land tour to enjoy this exceptional country.  


  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Belize Barrier Reef—second largest coral reef in the world
  • Hike Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary—world’s first jaguar sanctuary
  • Explore the trails of birders’ haven Las Escobas Tropical Rainforest Park
  • Indigenous Mayan and Garifuna cultures: ruins, food, music, and dance
  • Visit two women-run organizations: Kekchi Mayan Bakery and a health center
  • Color and flavor in Caribbean towns: Punta Gorda and Livingston, GU
  • Skiff the limestone cliff-lined Rio Dulce and kayak through mangroves along the Rio Sarstun
  • Snorkel, paddle, and swim at Lime, Laughing Bird National Park, and Ranguana Cayes
  • Watch for manatees, crocodiles, howler monkeys, and the trail of jaguars
  • Trek through savannah, jungle at Payne's Creek National Park and to tiered waterfalls
  • Explore on a Rio Dulce Boat Trip & trek the Lubaantun Mayan Ruins
  • B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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Your day-by-day details | Roundtrip Belize City, Belize

Day 1 Belize City, Belize Embarkation

Welcome to the Caribbean coast! Our local representative greets you at the airport for your transfer to our hospitality area. Later, head to the Safari Voyager—sweeping views and a happy-to-see-you crew are the perfect welcome to your time in Belize and Guatemala. (D)

Day 2 Barrier Reef |Annular Eclipse Viewing

Start your adventure with a day of play at the beach. Explore Ranguana Caye, a private island of two acres prime for snorkeling, swimming, and paddleboarding. Take a spin around with your water toy of choice or kick back in a hammock under swaying palms and watch the fishermen offshore. Cruise to Laughing Bird Caye National Park named after Belize’s laughing gull. Head out in your kayak or go for a guided snorkel where angelfish, parrotfish, tangs, sea sponges, and elkhorn, staghorn, and brain coral flicker beneath the clear waters. Set sail for Guatemala with a sunset happy hour! *Oct 13th 9-day sailing will be positioned from its unique vantage point for the annular eclipse viewing surrounded by natural beauty. A photographer, astrophile and umbraphiles dream. (BLD)

Day 3 Las Escobas Rainforest / Tapon Creek Nature Reserve, Guatemala

Today is boots-on-the-ground in Guatemala. Kick off your day with an early morning hike through Las Escobas Tropical Rainforest Park, a birder’s paradise and home to more than 400 species of plants and animals. Toucans and parrots lure you to refreshing pools and waterfalls. To round out your big morning, sit back and rest your legs as you learn about the Garifuna culture firsthand through stories, song, and snacks. This afternoon, you have a choice in Tapon Creek Nature Reserve, covering more than 1,600 acres of Guatemala's lowland forests. You can take it easy on a skiff and stroll, or hard charge it through the jungle with your guide. The area protects endangered species including tapirs, howler monkeys, and jaguars. (BLD)

Day 4 Rio Sarstun / Rio Dulce / Livingston, Guatemala

Get to know the locals today with visits to the Kekchi Mayan Women’s Bakery and a women’s health clinic, each enriching the community in its own way. Then explore along the “sweet river,” the Rio Dulce. Take it all in or grab a kayak and cruise the mangroves of lilypads past thatch-roofed homes. Stretch your legs in charming Livingston, a town perched on a hill lined with palms and packed with bustling shops and Caribbean flair. Go for an amble or take it up a notch with an optional hike from town to The Seven Altars waterfalls.

Day 5 Punta Gorda, Belize

Good morning, Punta Gorda! It’s market day and there’s something for everybody—wooden and woven crafts, produce, chilies, and tamales. Try a ripe mango or taste the local cassava as you stroll past primary-colored buildings and delve deeper into history with a trip to Mayan ruins. In the afternoon when it’s time to cool off, the cayes call with white sands and from-the-beach or hop-off-a-skiff snorkeling. Sergeant major, purple reef fish, and damselfish zip below as pelicans sweep by overhead. (BLD)

Day 6 Full Day Limes Caye

Beat the heat and enjoy a day of fun at Limes Key. Options may include starting your morning with a guided kayak tour through the tranquil mangrove channels, immersing yourself in Belize's rich marine ecosystems. As the sun climbs, dive into the azure waters for a vibrant snorkeling session amidst colorful coral reefs, teeming with diverse marine life. Refuel with a tantalizing Belizean lunch from our talented chefs. With UnCruise Adventures, dive deep into Belize's aquatic wonders, all directly from our ship. Experience Belize, the UnCruise way in Lime Caye. (BLD)

Day 7 E S C O B A S
R A I N F O R E S T & T A P O N C R E E K

A jungle like no other. This protected area offers a range of hikes from easy ambles to thigh burners—all boasting incredible wildlife. Hear the call of a Crested Guan, Red-capped Manakin, Black-headed Trogon, or Amazon kingfisher. Keep your eyes up to arching palms and heart-shaped leaves tumbling from the trees or to the forest floor where leafcutter ants are on the move. A smooshed patch of grass and paw print mean the elusive jaguar may have shared your path—rest assured he’s the hardest charger of them all and is far along his journey. After your trek, soak in a lazy river in an inner tube or further your studies at the park’s museum. Back on the Safari Voyager, relive your week with the Captain’s Dinner and slideshow treat. (BLD)

Day 8 Belize City, Belize - Disembarkation

Linger over one last fresh baked pastry as you bid farewell to the Caribbean. Hugs all around to your crew and fellow travelers before your transfer to the Belize City Airport. (B)

Passport required. Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.