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Tulum & Belize Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Belize

Afternoon
  • The Under30Experiences team will meet you at the airport and guide you to our safe, comfortable, air-conditioned transportation from Belize City to the ferry dock for our boat to the beautiful island of Caye Caulker
  • Enjoy the scenic 45 minute water taxi to Caye Caulker as you glide across crystal blue water and gaze at other small islands in the distance
  • ‍**If your flight is delayed and you miss the shuttle* You are responsible for your own transportation.  Find a licensed taxi to drive you to the ferry dock and take your first ferry to Caye Caulker. In Belize, a GREEN license plate means the vehicle is a licensed taxi.  Expect a $25 taxi fare and $15 ferry.
  • **If your flight is delayed and you miss the 5:30PM Ferry* Please take the 8AM San Pedro Express Water Taxi from Belize City to Caye Caulker.  We suggest staying the night at the Radisson Fort George for a safe room close to the ferry.  For a more upscale resort the Radisson is an option.  Expect a ~$25USD taxi fare, $15 ferry and hotel stay.  Your travel insurance may reimburse you.
Evening
  • After getting settled into your hotel that is just steps away from the ocean, take a stroll around the beautiful island of Caye Caulker and catch your first Belizean sunset
  • Enjoy your first dinner on the island at a local restaurant steps away from your hotel
  • Rest after a day of travel or hit the town for a local beer (Belikan) or cocktail

Day 2

Snorkeling Trip

Morning
  • Wake up to watch the sunrise (optional) over the ocean which can be seen from the hotel
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Amor y Cafe, a local restaurant a short walk from the hotel
  • Gear up for a day of exploration at sea as you prepare to snorkel the most famous marine reserve in the country
Afternoon
  • Snorkel Hol Chan Marine Reserve, the second largest barrier reef, shark and ray alley, and MORE
  • Have lunch right on the boat with your new friends and keep your eyes peeled for even more marine life
  • Take a scenic boat ride back to the island and maybe even enjoy some local rum punch
Evening
  • Relax after a day at sea or head down to the Lazy Lizard for sunset and happy hour
  • Enjoy a Caribbean dinner at a local restaurant and maybe even try the famous hot sauce
  • Hit the town for a night out or relax poolside at your hotel and stargaze with friends

Day 3

Cave Tubing on Sinbun River

Morning
  • Have breakfast at a local restaurant and maybe grab a coffee from Ice & Beans, the local coffee house on the island
  • Prepare for another adventure as you will be floating underground on the Sinbun River. (45-min boat ride to Belize City; 1.5 hour ground transportation to cave tubing site)
Afternoon
  • Get ready to enter the exciting world of rivers disappearing into the underworld as you float on inner tubes with only your headlamp to light your way. 
  • Your local guide will walk you down our jungle track, pointing out the various medicinal trees and other flora, before splashing into the cool, easy flowing waters of the Sibun branch. (Lunch is included)
  • Back in Caye Caulker, enjoy some downtime to relax at the beach or go explore more of Caye Caulker before dinner.
Evening
  • Watch the sunset at the Lazy Lizard while you play Bags with each other (or locals), or hang out poolside at the hotel
  • Have dinner at a different local restaurant and try fresh seafood or some more Caribbean dishes
  • Hit the town for another night out, hang at the pool, or stargaze on an ocean dock

Day 4

Explore Caye Caulker

Morning
  • Enjoy your first Belizean sunrise, or sleep in after a fun night out – it's your trip
  • Eat a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant and then relax in the island
  • Rent a bike to explore the island ot get a beachfront massage to relax
Afternoon
  • Have lunch at the Palapa Bar where you can hang out on inner tubes floating on the crystal blue water – and yes, you can even drink beers right from the inner tubes
  • Rent a bike, golf cart, or just stroll around the town and explore San Pedro
  • Shop for souvenirs, visit the local shops on the island, or rent jet skis!
Evening
  • Watch the sunset on the other side of the island or go out for a happy hour drink (or both)
  • Enjoy another delicious dinner at a local restaurant
  • Spend your last night going out in the town or relax at the hotel as you reflect on the week's adventures

Day 5

Depart for Tulum, Mexico

Morning
  • Catch your last possible sunrise before eating a delicious breakfast and reminiscing about your time on this incredible island
  • Check out of your ocean view hotel and take a scenic 45 minute boat ride to San Pedro, followed by a 90 minute boat ride to Chetumal, Mexico
  • After getting your Mexico stamp, you'll be driven in safe, comfortable, air-conditioned van to the hip, beautiful, and artsy town of Tulum (apx. 3 hour drive)
Afternoon
  • Enjoy your first Mexican tacos in Bacalar, Mexico before your 3 hour bus ride to Tulum
  • Arrive at your boutique hotel in the heart of the city and get settled in
  • Explore the town and get acclimated to your new home for the next 5 days
Evening
  • Catch a 2x1 happy hour or hang out poolside at the hotel
  • Enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner at a local restaurant as you begin to really get the flavor of Mexico
  • Sip on some mezcal, hit the town for live music, or head back to the hotel and take it easy

Day 6

Bike the Mayan Riviera & Tulum Ruins

Morning

  • Enjoy your first Azteca breakfast in the popular Don Cafeto, and prepare for a day of adventure
  • Begin your biking adventure from the heart of Tulum's lively town
  • Bike off the beaten path through forest paths, along the Caribbean shore and the streets of town until arriving at the stunning Tulum ruins.
  • Take a guided tour of the Tulum Ruins

Afternoon

  • Enjoy lunch in a delicious local taco spot
  • Visit a Melipona Bee preservation project and learn about the unique species
  • Cool off in a beautiful ancient cenote

Evening

  • Free time to take a taxi to the the beach, explore town for sunset and happy hour, or hang by the pool
  • Enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner at a nearby restaurant and then go listen to live music, or head back to the hotel and relax

Day 7

Experience Chichen Itza

Morning
  • Ready to to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the World? This morning we venture off to the world famous Chichen Itza! (apx. 3 hour drive)
  • Get to know the ancient Mayan history, culture, and amazing architecture as you're guided through what was once one of the largest Mayan cities.
Afternoon
  • After a morning wandering around this famous city, cool off in a beautiful nearby cenote.
  • Have a delicious lunch in the colonial town of Valladolid.
Evening
  • Arrive back in Tulum in the evening and hit the beach or town for sunset and happy hour.
  • Enjoy a delicious Mexican meal in town before listening to live music and enjoying some of the best mojitos in the world!

Day 8

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

Morning
  • Start your day with a delicious new option for breakfast at Don Cafeto
  • Enjoy your morning swimming in the turquoise blue ocean while staring at Mayan Ruins – the only place in the world where this is possible
Afternoon
  • Take included transportation to Sian Ka'an Biosphere
  • Arrive at the archeological site of Muyil and take a quick hike to the highest observation point to admire the lush landscape.
  • From Muyin lagoon you'll take a boat ride across two lagoons surrounded by beautiful mangroves, orchids, and much more.
  • Enjoy floating through the crystal clear waters of the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean.
Evening
  • Arrive back in town and enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner at a nearby restaurant and then hit the town for some live music on our last night together.

Day 9

Relaxation & Departure

Morning
  • Enjoy your last breakfast in Mexico and as you reminisce on your 9 day adventure with your new friends
  • Be driven back to Cancun International Airport for your flight departing after 2:00 PM
  • Be sure to exchange information with your new friends and welcome to our close-knit travel community

We recommend booking post-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Cancun's vibrant atmosphere.

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