Belize Culinary and Culture

Available to Club Members Only.

Experience the tastes, sounds and culture of Southern Belize from the home base of the Chaab’il B’e Jungle Lodge. Nestled along Jacinto Creek in the shadow of the Maya Mountains, Chaab’il B’e has seventeen trails that showcase a diversity of tropical plants and birds. With the local Belizean, Maya, Garifuna cultures, Toledo District offers a perfect nature and cultural experience.


Day 1 Arrival Belize City and transfer to Punta Gorda (D)

Arrival in Belize City and a transfer to the Punta Gorda area of Southern Belize, one of the less visited but highly rewarding areas of the country. Stops enroute at along the new Coastal highway. 3 nights at Chaab’il B’e Lodge nestled in a spectacular forest setting.

Day 2: Chocolate culture and Mayan Archaeology (B,L,D)

This morning you will visit Eladio's fam for a chocolate plantation tour. Lunch and tortilla making. Afterwards visit the impressive Mayan site Labuntaan from the classical period - one of the great Maya ruins sites in Southern Belize. Alternatives can be made to include Nim Li Punit - another of the area's great Maya sites. Return to Chaab’il B’e for some self-exploring of the property trails followed by a chocolate themed dinner.

Day 3: Culinary & Culture (B,L)

After a delicious breakfast, begin a day of exploring the culinary and cultural sites in Belize's Southern Province of Toledo. This includes a visit to a Spice Farm. Lunch and a drive through the countryside to admire the rural pastures, forests and coastline. In the afternoon free time to enjoy the birds and gardens of the lodge. In the late afternoon a transfer is provided to the coastal town of Punta Gorda for dinner (not included but your guide will provide suggestion). Transfer provided back to the lodge.

Day 4: Departure to Placencia (B)

Early morning to enjoy the trails Breakfast and a drive through the Southern Belize landscape to the laid-back beach resort of Placenia. Enroute a stop in season at the Scarlet Macaw village of Red Bank (January to March) or in other seasons at the Marie Sharpe's hot sauce factory.

Add your Placencia nights with us or book independently.

Moderate priced Placencia Resorts
Paradise Resort
Cozy Corner
Sea Spray Hotel

First class Placencia Resorts
Los Porticos Villas
Robert's Grove

Additional information

Trip includes

  • 3 nights stay at Chaab’il B’e Lodge
  • Meals as indicated; 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners (2 on tours), 3 lunches (on tours)
  • Tours as indicated
  • Tax & service charge
  • Road transportation Belize City to Punta Gorda, and Punta Gorda to Placenia