For seasoned travelers, a certain amount of trust is necessary when they’re handed an itinerary created by others. But for those smart enough to count on locals for valuable suggestions, adopting a recommended itinerary can be heaven-sent. This list, designed by the creative staff at The San Ignacio Resort Hotel, is brilliantly filled with experiences offering guests the variety they crave. Day 1: Arrive refreshed after a short flight from the U.S., especially those originating in southern cities. Members of the San Ignacio Resort Hotel staff handle local transport as part of your Belize vacation package, so a visit to the Belize Zoo to meet some of Belize’s cherished animals makes an ideal stopover en route to your luxury accommodations. Day 2: Beholding the Cahal Pech and Xunantunich Maya ruins will make you wish you’d paid more attention during Mesoamerican history classes! These magnificent sites reveal a sophisticated society as devoted to its architectural heritage as it was to its rituals. Your tour guide has answers to your questions at both historic sites. Day 3: You won’t have to go far to experience both the Iguana Conservation Project and the Medicinal Trail, both of which are located on the former estate’s grounds. The iguanas are a favorite of people of all ages, as is the property’s fascinating medicinal garden. Request in-room spa treatments for a perfect end to your day. Day 4: Having whetted your appetite for all things Mayan, an Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave exploration trip will intrigue you. Hike into the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve before entering the cave where formidable stalagmites and stalactites, relics, and skeletal remains tell stories of a past that can’t be described in books. Day 5: Explore Mountain Pine Ridge; swim at Rio on Pools and Big Rock Falls. This excursion is the perfect mix of hiking and frolicking, and the beauty you’ll encounter at both natural wonders will take your breath away. Bring a change of clothes. You’ll splash around two of Mother Nature’s most gorgeous locations. Day 6: Go cave tubing and zip lining. What’s your AQ? If your adventure quotient is ready to be tested, both day trips could land on your itinerary if you’re out to prove your mettle. Cave tubing is a tranquil, relaxing experience while zip lining is the opposite, so follow your instincts accordingly! Day 7: Visiting the Cayo District would be incomplete without spending time exploring San Ignacio Town where the farmer’s market, restaurants, quaint shops, and canoe rides along the Macal River promise a day filled with fun – especially if you include homemade desserts at Sweet Ting before returning to your digs. Day 8: Don’t be surprised if you are reluctant to end your 7-day sojourn filled with ancient worlds, natural splendor, and cultural delights. Having stayed within the warm embrace of the San Ignacio Resort Hotel where the environs are lush, the team bends over backward to make sure guests want for nothing and you’ve made memories that last a lifetime, no need to fret since you’re probably thinking about a return visit.
Not quite ready for your next stay? No worries. Share your experience with travelers in your circle and let them know about the property’s short-lived 25-percent discount, available only to those who book immediately. They will be forever in your gratitude.