the Team at Naturalight Productions The Belize Forums brought to you by
Search

Support Our Sponsors


Destinations Websites

Belize by Naturalight
You Better Belize It!


Southern Belize
Stann Creek
Ambergris Caye
Caye Caulker
Northern Belize
Belize District
Hol Chan
Laughingbird Caye


MORE SPONSORS

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#253855 - 20 November 18 2:00 pm - America/Chicago Possible Travel Schedule?
DistantHoriz Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 19 November 18
Posts: 7
We are planning an 8 day trip to Belize in January (arrive Jan 7), and we're wanting to experience a lot of it. What do you guys think about this schedule? Is it too much? Is it feasible? Are we being realistic about the travel times? We haven't booked anything yet, so things can be changed. Thank you!

Mon - Arrive in Belize City, 1:30-2pm. Spend night in Belize City

Tues - Group tour at Lamani from Belize City, return to Belize City

Wed - Day long cave tubing from Belize City, return to Belize City

Thurs - Rent car and drive to Hopkins (leave around7am, arrive no later than 10am) Eat lunch, check into hotel, possibly go kayaking

Fri - Spend day in Hopkins - snorkeling and fishing trip from Hopkins

Sat - Hiking at the Mayflower Bocawina National Park. Leave Hopkins by 1pm, drive back to Belize City, return rental, and catch a water taxi to Caye Caulker.

Sun - Enjoy Caye Caulker

Mon - Take water taxi to Belize City, flight from BC leaves at 3pm.


Edited by DistantHoriz (20 November 18 5:04 pm - America/Chicago)

Top
#253861 - 20 November 18 7:05 pm - America/Chicago Re: Possible Travel Schedule? [Re: DistantHoriz]
britinbelize Online   content

**

Registered: 01 June 14
Posts: 336
Loc: Bay area CA + Belmopan
why are you returning each night to Belize city. Monday you could rent a car on arrival then travel on to and stay that night in Orange Walk, ready to do the Lamaia trip on tuesday.
Then either go back tostay in Belize city or you could go on further, through to Belmopan or even one of the lodges closer to the Zoo stay overnight there then you are so much closer to the cave tubing. ( the cave tubing is usually a half day trip if you do not have an 2 hour Bus trip each way to get there) possiby leaving you enough time to visit the Zoo ( a unique experience)
You could then go on to Belmopan stay overnight there and and you are only about about an hour from Hopkins for the early thursday morning drive. Friday to Monday stays the same.
Those first few days you are spending many hours going up and down the same strip of road for little advantage.
Unless you have prebooked the Belize city hotel and tours that would negate these sugestions I think you would have a lot more freedom not basing yourself in Belize city for half your vacation.
By the way if you rent from Crystal you could return the rental to their depot which is about 3 or 4 miles before the airport on the main road, therefore closer for the Taxi to the Ferry in Belize city.
_________________________
We came to the states for our last adventure before we die but as we didn't die yet, there is time for another adventure this time back to Belize.

Top
#253862 - 20 November 18 7:24 pm - America/Chicago Re: Possible Travel Schedule? [Re: britinbelize]
DistantHoriz Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 19 November 18
Posts: 7
The idea with returning to Belize City was there were Cave Tubing and Lamanai trips that would take us from there, and we'd avoid the cost of car rental until we traveled to Hopkins.

We are trying to find that balance of researching this enough, without researching it to death, or becoming paralyzed with too many choices; so I am grateful for suggestions like yours. We will look more at not basing in Belize City.

Your suggestion for dropping the car near the airport is appreciated too!

Thank you very much!

Top
#253865 - 22 November 18 5:39 am - America/Chicago Re: Possible Travel Schedule? [Re: DistantHoriz]
jstewartpa Online   content

**

Registered: 17 May 12
Posts: 1028
Loc: Pennsylvania and Hopkins
Rent the car from Crystal. It gives you so much more freedom and time savings. You are spending a lot to come and see Belize. Don't waste travel time just to save a few dollars on car rentals.
_________________________
Stupid should hurt!

Top
#253868 - 22 November 18 4:31 pm - America/Chicago Re: Possible Travel Schedule? [Re: DistantHoriz]
britinbelize Online   content

**

Registered: 01 June 14
Posts: 336
Loc: Bay area CA + Belmopan
organized tours from a central area are not going to be cheaper than driving yourself to the tourist spot and booking on site. For the cave tubing there is a point on the western Highway where the guides congregate to take tourists down to caves branch, in your vehicle or sometimes in theirs ( some tourists actually arrive on the public busses
select a guide and go on the tours)
_________________________
We came to the states for our last adventure before we die but as we didn't die yet, there is time for another adventure this time back to Belize.

Top


Moderator:  Barnacle, catdance62, nplwebmaster, Tony 
RSS Feeds & Facebook
  
  Recent Posts


  Belize Photography on Facebook




Add to Google Reader or Homepage

Subscribe in NewsGator Online

Add to My AOL

Add to netvibes

Recent Posts
30 day extensions
by jstewartpa
11:32 AM
How can I get police records while living abroad?
by Nur123
13 March 19 12:52 pm - America/Chicago
Anyone interested
by Alwysu2
07 March 19 1:25 pm - America/Chicago
Anyone interested?
by Alwysu2
07 March 19 1:21 pm - America/Chicago
For Rent - Consejo - Corozal
by mcagun
06 March 19 5:29 am - America/Chicago
Interesting conversation about Belize referendum.
by D InTheShade
06 March 19 4:52 am - America/Chicago
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
by britinbelize
01 March 19 11:57 am - America/Chicago
shipping to Belize
by NevadaJoe
24 February 19 9:18 am - America/Chicago
Pueblo Nuevo
by GZboat
21 February 19 11:25 am - America/Chicago
House for sale in Sarteneja
by DrMexico
20 February 19 9:47 am - America/Chicago
BOOKS on BELIZE

BookBelize.com | Belizespecials.com | Belize.net | Belizenet.com