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10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 25 total, 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Low Fat.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Radisson Ft. George: Belize City, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Waterfront hotel located in the historic Ft. George area of Belize City.

Contact info:
2 Marine Parade
Belize City, 00000 Belize
phone: +501-223-3333
web: www.radisson.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning, cable TV, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, and mini-bar.

Facility amenities: Pool (2), restaurants, bar, laundry service, afitness center, marina, and conference rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices starting at $115.
Additional nights are subject to hotel availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Hotel Peten Esplendido: Tikal/Peten Region, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Attractive lakefront property located 45 minutes away from the Tikal National Park.

Contact info:
1 calle, 5-01, Zona 1
Santa Elena Flores, 00000 Guatemala
phone: +502-9260880
web: www.petenesplendido.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, direct dial telephone, and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Laundry services, pool, conference room, and restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Pook's Hill Lodge: Cayo District/Pook's Hill Reserve, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Pook’s Hill Lodge is a charming tropical lodge located at the base of the Maya Mountains of the Cayo District. One of the lodge’s most notable features is its private reserve, comprised of 300 acres of semi-deciduous broadleaf tropical rainforest. Guests are able to enjoy close-up views of the protected primary forest's rich plant and animal life through a network of trails. Remnants of a Maya residential plaza, built around 830-950 AD, can be seen scattered among the property buildings.

Contact info:
5.5 miles south of Teakettle Village
off the main road to Actun Tunichil Mucnal
Cayo District, Belize
phone: +501-8322017
web: pookshilllodge.com/

Room amenities: Accommodations are provided in attractive thatched-roof cabanas. Each is fully screened with a private bathroom, hot water shower, and ceiling fan.

Facility amenities: Restaurant serving Belizean and international cuisine, open air bar, private reserve with trails, naturalist guides available for rainforest hikes, and access to the Roaring River for swimming and inner tubing activities.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Jaguar Reef Lodge: False Sittee Point, 3 nights
Type: Resort

Description: Jaguar Reef Lodge sits on a small peninsula just south of Hopkins Village, on Belize’s central coast. Coconut palm trees and golden sand surround the thatched-roofed casitas and lead the way to the sparkling, aquamarine waters of the Caribbean. Miles of secluded beach stretch in either direction, inviting guests to take a walk or swim in the gently lapping sea. Those wishing to give themselves a break from physical activities can relax in one of the many hammocks and lounge chairs spread along the beach among shady palms.

Contact info:
1 mile sought of Hopkins Village on the Caribbean Coast
Stann Creek District, Belize
phone: +501-5337040
web: www.jaguarreef.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker, small fridge, purified water dispenser, beach towels, WiFi, air conditioning, hair dryers, and personal safe.

Facility amenities: Swimming pools, whirl pool, spa, laundry services, and daily housekeeping services. Complimentary bicycles, sea kayaks, sail boat, snorkeling and fishing gear are available for guest use.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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9 nights of accommodations
25 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
1 Flights during the program


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