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Mexico + Belize Trip Itinerary

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2018 Dates

May 26 - June 3, 2018 - Sold Out!
June 30 - July 8, 2018 - Sold Out!
November 17-25, 2018
December 29, 2018 – January 06, 2019

2019 Dates

January 9-13, 2019
January 19-27,2019
February  16 -24, 2019
March 16-24, 2019
March 27 - April 4, 2019
April 6-14, 2019
April 20-28, 2019
May 18-26, 2019
June 15-23, 2019
July 20-28, 2019
November 23 - December 01, 2019
December 25, 2019 - January 02, 2020

Day 1

Day 1: Arrival in Belize

Afternoon
  • The Under30Experiences team will meet you at the airport and guide you to our safe, comfortable, air-conditionaed transportation from Belize City to the ferry dock for our boat to the special 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
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; 50-min 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 Ambergris Caye

Morning
  • Another sunrise, your first sunrise, or sleep in after a long night out – it's your trip
  • Eat a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant and then prepare to island hop over to San Pedro
  • Take the scenic 30 minute water taxi to the bustling island of San Pedro and get ready to choose your own adventure
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 chocolate shop, or rent jet skis and try to convince the locals to take you to see Leonardo Dicaprio's private island
  • Or just relax at the Palapa Bar and float in paradise
  • Hop back on the water taxi and head back to Caye Caulker for sunset
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
  • 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

Day 2: Punta Laguna Monkey Reserve & Coba Ruins

Morning
  • Have breakfast right at your hotel and prepare for another day of adventure
  • First, explore Punta Laguna Monkey Reserve, an off-the-beaten-path experience
  • See monkeys in their natural habitat while you take a guided tour through the beautiful jungle
  • Experience an authentic Mayan Ceremony performed by a local Shaman (keep an eye out for monkeys and cougars)
  • Admire the spectacular views over the Yucatan jungle and cross a Mayan Lagoon by canoe or zipline
  • Finally, rappel down into an ancient cenote celebrated by Mayans as gates to the underworld
Afternoon
  • Enjoy lunch in Coba city as you fuel up for more Mayan Ruins
  • Explore Coba Archaeological Site & Sanctuary and climb one of the tallest Mayan pyramids on the Yucatan Peninsula
Evening
  • Hit the beach or 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 for an early night

Day 7

Tulum Ruins & Secret Cenotes

Morning
  • Have breakfast right at your hotel and prepare for a day full of adventure
  • Explore Tulum National Park & Ruins while you learn about the Mayan Civilization and gaze at the incredible, ancient structures
  • Swim in the turquoise blue ocean while staring at the ruins – the only place in the world where this is possible
Afternoon
  • Take a break while you enjoy a delicious Mexican lunch before gearing up for your next adventure
  • Next, it's time to plunge into cenotes, the "gates of the underworld" according to Mayans
  • Swim in sacred cenotes and explore this hidden underground world as you dive into underground caves and see what UNESCO calls some of the world's most important underwater heritage sites
Evening
  • Hit the beach or town for sunset and happy hour, or hang by the pool
  • Enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner at a nearby restaurant and then hit the town for some live music, or head back to the hotel for an early night

Day 8

2018: Explore Chichen Itza; 2019: Explore + Beach + Relaxation

Morning
  • Have breakfast right at your hotel and prepare to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza
  • Get to know the ancient Mayan history, culture, and amazing architecture.
Afternoon
  • Have a delicious lunch in the colonial town of Valladolid before cooling off in a local cenote.
Evening
  • Hit the beach or town for sunset and happy hour, or hang by the pool
  • Enjoy a delicious Mexican meal in town before listening to live music and enjoying some of the best mojitos in the world!
**Starting January 2019**
Morning
  • Have breakfast right at your hotel and prepare to create your own adventure.
  • The adventure continues with optional activities like exploring Chichen-Itza, the Natural Reserve of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, cenotes, or just relax at the beach.
Afternoon
  • Have a delicious lunch in town, take a dip in another local cenote, or work on your tan chilling at the beach.
  • Rent a bicycle and go for a ride along the beautiful coastline.
Evening
  • Hit the beach or town for sunset and happy hour, or hang by the pool
  • Enjoy a delicious Mexican meal in town before listening to live music and enjoying some of the best mojitos in the world!

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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