When most people think of Belize they picture Scuba divers or snorkelers exploring the great reef running along the coast, or they imagine enjoying beaches and tropical cocktails.
That’s just one aspect of this small but diverse country though and the interior of Belize is a land of adventure, jungle, and ruins. In the year pegged as the end of the Maya calendar, many have woken up to the fact that the ruins of this great civilization start in the Yucatan of Mexico and go all the way down into Belize.
If you’ve got the money and want to make your visit to the ruins something special, you can still do that easily in Belize, where crowds are pretty thin most of the time and inland luxury hotels like Ka’ana Boutique Resort have connections to get you in when the places are empty.
You’ve already missed the boat on their Caracol Overnight Luxury Camping trip since it only happened for the solstice, but you can still get in on their Yaxha ruins overnight trip. After spending a night in a suite at Ka’ana Boutique Resort & Spa, you and your companion(s) travel across the Guatemalan border to the Yaxha ruins. Here’s what’s included:
- Private Road Transfers to Yaxha, Guatemala
- Private Tour by licensed Archaeologist and Guide
- Personal butler
- Exclusive accommodations in Luxury Tent in the Plaza of Yaxha
- Turndown service
- Authentic Maya breakfast and dinner
- Sundowners with Cheese, Fruit and Sparkling Wine
- Boat Ride across lake to Topoxte ruins
This is just one of many excursions you can take from Ka’ana, however. They’ll also arrange trips to Xunantunich or Caracol ruins in Belize or Tikal in Guatemala. Adventure trips can explore caves, go birdwatching, or put you on river tubes or ziplines. See the full list of adventures here.