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Belize Trip Details

Introduction

Belize is home to the second largest reef system in the world, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Caye Caulker is known for its world class scuba diving, snorkeling, and the Go Slow mantra.

Leave your worries at home as you dive into Caye Caulker’s island vibe, explore the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, eat local delicious food, and spend the evenings dancing at one of the reggae bars.

Chill out, relax, and enjoy the tropical island vibe on Caye Caulker.

Duration: 5 days/4 nights

Start: Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport  (BZE)
To ensure included transportation: plan to arrive Day 1 by 1:00 PM 

Finish: Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport  (BZE)
To ensure included transportation: plan to depart Day 5 after 12:00 PM

Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions

What's Included

We've got you covered:

-5 day / 4 nights in hotel with a roommate
-4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 4 dinners
-Airport transportation to and from Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport  (BZE)
-Ferry to and from Caye Caulker
-Hol Chan Marine Reserve snorkeling and cave tubing tours
-Personal recommendations for optional activities
-Access to the Under30Experiences community
-Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates
-Book with confidence: it's free to switch your trip more than 30 days out

(airfare not included)

(Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality)

When should I book my flight?

Plan to arrive Day 1 by 1:00 PM and to depart Day 5 after 12:00 PM local time

*Please wait to book your flight until you receive an email from us with more details

Highlights

-Snorkeling trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve
-Cave tubing jungle adventure
-Spot tropical sea life while snorkelling the world's second-largest barrier reef
-Listen to reggae music as you walk down Caye Caulker's sandy main street
-Chill out, relax, and enjoy the tropical island vibe on Caye Caulker
-Get a taste of Marie Sharp's hot sauce, Belize’s own local hot sauce
-Go Slow!

Is this Trip for You?

-Age requirement: 21+
-Group size: 15 max, average 12
-Private shuttle to and from the airport; public water taxi to and from Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye.
-Physical rating: 1 - Light. Activities include light walking, swimming, cave tubing, suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging. Expect a lot of rest and relaxation as you adopt the “Go Slow” vibe of Caye Caulker
-Accommodations: Hotel rooms (4 nights) with roommate(s)

Community

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Whether you have joined us on a trip or are looking for a group of like-minded people, we welcome you to our travel community.

Itinerary Disclaimer

Travel can be unpredictable. Our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.

While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into it and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.

Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Meals

Sample Breakfast Menu:

  • Eggs, sandwiches, local fruit, homemade bread, yogurt, and granola, coffee, tea

Sample Dinner Menu:

  • Local dishes like coconut curry, jerk chicken, seafood, coconut rice, etc.
  • Food vendors range from modern restaurants to local style food as recommended by our staff

We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions

Transport

Shared, comfortable, safe, air-conditioned, private shuttle to and from the airport.

Public water taxi to and from Caye Caulker.

Accommodation

Boutique hotel rooms for duration of trip

Single travelers are paired with someone of the same sex

*Private room options available upon request subject to hotel availability (for an extra charge)
Laundry is not available at hotel but front desk can provide recommendations for nearby options
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate on any of our trips.

When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all travelers must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

Trip Leader Expectations

All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced trip leaders and community managers.

The goal of the trip leaders is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.

You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.

Packing List

We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. 

Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.

Below includes our staff picks of the best items on the market that we travel with!  All products selected are 3 ounces or less to comply with TSA carry-on size and certified organic when possible.

Do not forget: water bottle, sunscreen, sandals, beach towel, waterproof rain jacket, sunglasses and a hat!

Passport & Visas

Passports and Visas (Guidelines for US passport holders)

  • Make sure you have an updated passport with you. Your passport must be valid for 60 days after your trip. Under30Experiences recommends that your passport be valid for at least 6 months after your trip.  Please consult the US Embassy with any more questions.
  • Make sure there is no damage to your passport. Conditions that may constitute damage requiring you to replace your passport include water damage, a significant tear, unofficial markings on the data page, missing or torn out visa pages, a hole punch, or other injuries.
  • If you have a passport different than USA please check visa requirements to enter Belize.

Health & Insurance

  • Please bring a sustainable water bottle to refill from water coolers; the water is NOT safe to drink. Join us in our effort to be environmentally friendly and keep Belize beautiful.
  • Our suggested travel insurance vendor is World Nomads and has a minimum of $200,000 coverage.
  • Please consult with your doctor before traveling in regards to physical activity and vaccinations.
  • No inoculations are required to enter Belize from USA but the Center for Disease Control suggests vaccinating for Hepatitis A and Typhoid.
  • If you are traveling from South America you will be required to present proof of Yellow Fever Vaccine.
  • Mosquito borne viruses exist in most of Latin America.  Please cover exposed skin and use mosquito repellent.
  • Please be aware that quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc.

Money & Currency

  • Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping.
  • Remember to call your bank and credit card company and let them know you will be traveling overseas.
  • Bring cash with you! It will be helpful to have at least $200 USD cash in local currency on you during the trip for lunches, snacks, optional activities, souvenirs, etc.
  • Please be advised that slightly torn US dollar notes, notes that have been heavily marked or are faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than 100 USD (or equivalent).
  • If you’d like a better exchange rate call your bank and order Belizean Dollars before your trip.
  • Tipping 10-20% is acceptable for wait staff, maids and drivers.
  • For an up-to-date exchange rate, download the app XE.

Safety & Security

  • Always carry a copy of your travel insurance, health insurance and passport with you.
  • Keep your passport and any valuables locked in the safe at the hotel.
  • Don’t leave valuables unattended on the beach.
  • Leave flashy jewelry at home.
  • US Citizens please register with US State Department's “SMART Traveler Program” who can contact your family in case of emergency: http://travelregistration.state.gov
  • Although Caye Caulker is generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any town at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups to and from restaurants, or during night time activities.
  • Take the address of the hotel with you in the event that you are separated from a trip leader.

Weather

Average temperature in Caye Caulker, Belize is 74-84 degrees fahrenheit.

Dry season: November through April; hot, dry weather.  Rainfall is scarce. Known as the high season with plenty of tourists.

Rain season: June through October; please expect showers and thunderstorms most days that pass through.

Key Phrases

Belizean Kriol (Creole)

  • Whats up? Hello-- Weh di go aan?
  • I love Belize-- Mi love Bileez
  • Thank you-- tanks
  • Good Morning-- good mawning
  • What time is it? — Da weh time?
  • My name is Lily — Mi naym da Lily
  • See you later — Si yoo lata
  • Where is — Weh/weh-paat
  • Everything’s fine — Everything gud/aarite
  • Good evening — Gud night

Optional Activities

SCENIC FLIGHT OVER THE BLUE HOLE

The Scenic Flight over the Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef, Turneffe Atoll and Belize Barrier Reef. This is truly an amazing ONE hour unforgettable scenic plane flight. Each person has their OWN viewing window. So get your batteries charged and come see the amazing Barrier Reef and Atolls by scenic plane flight. We offer a 3 or 5 seat plane. The flight is ONE hour in length from Caye Caulker Airstrip.

The price per person fluctuates from USD $200-$450. But Please keep in mind, all three or five seats must be sold in order to confirm flight. Or you can charter the whole plane.

HALF DAY DIVE

Shallow reef. Beautiful soft corals. Calm waters. Protected from the deep blue by Turneffe Islands, Spanish Bay usually provides calm waters even when other areas are choppy from wind. The protection is good for divers and good for the corals which have avoided damage during storms. We dive along a sloping wall. We descend at approximately 50ft/15m onto a sandy bottom and then swim out along the wall to a maximum depth of 70ft/21m. Halfway through the dive, we ascend to the top of the wall where shallow reef creates a “field of coral” approximately 30ft/10m wide, an excellent opportunity for divers to spread out and explore the coral crevices where we find Turtles, Moray Eels, Crabs, and other creatures.

Price: USD$135. Includes: Scuba gear (BCD, weights, fins, mask, regulators, snorkel and wetsuit), light snack and water.

PADDLEBOARD/KAYAK RENTAL

The rental rate includes a 10 minute introduction, aka crash course for safety.

Price: USD $15 per hour

GOLF CART HIRE

While there aren’t any golf courses on Caye Caulker, you’ll see golf carts all over the island. These carts are the islanders’ main mode of transport – there are no cars or scooters on Caye Caulker; just picture how clean the air is without any pollution.

Price: USD $60 Per day

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Bike hire: Price USD 10 per day

Chilling at the Split: FREE

U30X Amazing Caye Caulker Race – Ask your Trip Leader!

General Rules

We reserve the right to decline any traveler that may affect the welfare of the other travelers or trip leaders.

Illegal drugs or any illegal activity will not be tolerated on the trip. Possessing or using drugs puts the rest of the group at risk. Our trip leaders have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or any other illegal activity like prostitution.

Staying longer or arriving early?

-Come with us to explore Mayan ruins in Tulum, Mexico

-Check out a cave tubing excursion on the mainland

-Dive the Blue Hole

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