We had a fabulous week with our 17 year old son, all arranged by Christine and Jason of Orchid Garden Eco-hotel. It included so much for such a low price: being met at the airport and driven to many adventures- cave tubing, zip line rides, the incredible ATM Mayan Cave and snorkeling and the end of a great vacation at San Pedro. Not to repeat other reviews, but the food and service were amazing, Christine was a charming host- careful to make sure every detail was attended to so we could just be active and enjoy the history, nature, and beauty of this country. I would highly recommend this to families with teens- for access to activities that are fun and educational. The Eco hotel guides that drove us to places would talk about the history, current politics, family life, school, nature etc... of the country.
6 Nights 7 Days All Inclusive Belize & Tikal Adventures Package
This Belize Vacations package take in the tropical rain forests, abundant wildlife, fascinating Mayan monuments, awesome underground caves, amazing coral reefs and wetlands; they involve activities such as world-class snorkeling along the coral reef, zip-lining through the rain forest canopy, tubing through a caves branch system, river and lagoon wildlife cruising, exploring the ruins of ancient Mayan cities of Tikal and Lamanai and other activities to experience the beauty of the tropical ecologyin Belize
Price includes:(Air fares are not included)
- Round trip Airport transfer
- 6 nights staying in Orchid Garden Eco-Village with 16 meals (Option of Vegan, Vegetarian or omnivores)
All Tours Included:
- Tikal Tour
- ATM (Crystal Maiden Cave)
- Jungle Zip Lines OR Belize Zoo
- Cave Tubing
- Wildlife New River Cruise & Lamanai
- Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley Snorkel
- Culture & Nature Belize Tour
Price US$1199 per person double occupancy
US$1699 per person single occupancy
US$999 per teenager
US$799 per child
Option for 7 Days Belize Vacation:
7 Days Belize & Tikal
5 nights Eco-Village
1 night Tikal Hotel
Cancel the Wildlife River Cruise & Lamanai, opt to stay one night in Tikal Hotel, spare time to visit the village of the Tikal hotel and Flores City; and stay only 5 nights in Eco-Village
7 Days Belize Sea & Land
5 nights Eco-Village
2 nights San Pedro
Cancel the Tikal Tour; opt to stay 2 night in a sea view suite hotel in San Pedro Ambergris Caye
As many reviewers have said, Orchid Garden is on a beautiful section of land and serves wonderful meals. However we'd like to single out the amazing tours and vendors they work with. Every guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the area of Belize that they were showing us.
Alfredo, the in-house guide, is such a wonderful man. When he showed us around the Belize Zoo, he really knew a lot about the animals and plants and their history at the zoo. When we'd walk up to the fences around exhibits, sometimes the animals would come up to him, giving us a lot closer look than we'd ever get at a zoo anywhere else. He is also very knowledgeable about Belizean/Mayan history.
All of the other guides were wonderful as well, we even had an Archeology student guiding us around the ATM cave and a member of one of the families of workers who had helped excavate the site initially, taking us around Lamanai.
The hotel itself is sort of a charming blend of a nice summer camp and a jungle resort. We also liked that it was situated in any area where you could really see the countryside and the Belizean people.
If you want to spend your week sipping icy drinks by a pool and going to a spa this is probably not your place. However if you'd like adventure but would like the convenience of being guided/helped by people who really know the area, this a great option.
Thanks to everyone there for a great time.