Dive Into the Jewel of the Caribbean.
Cruise the Belize Barrier Reef and trek into the jungles and towns of this Caribbean paradise. Sail to this beautiful Central American destination for an un-Belize-able annular eclipse surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Experience this astronomical journey positioned perfectly in the ocean for eclipse viewing. Extend your stay with a hotel night, or land tour to enjoy this exceptional country.
Specialty extended 9-day, 8-night departure to view the annular eclipse in 2023. Friday departure for October 13th, one departure only.
• UNESCO World Heritage Site: Belize Barrier Reef—second largest coral reef in the world
• Hike Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary—world’s first jaguar sanctuary
• Explore the trails of birders’ haven Las Escobas Tropical Rainforest Park
• Indigenous Mayan and Garifuna cultures: ruins, food, music, and dance
• Visit two women-run organizations: Kekchi Mayan Bakery and a health center
• Color and flavor in Caribbean towns: Punta Gorda and Livingston, GU
• Skiff the limestone cliff-lined Rio Dulce and kayak through mangroves along the Rio Sarstun
• Snorkel, paddle, and swim at Lime, Laughing Bird National Park, and Ranguana Cayes
• Watch for manatees, crocodiles, howler monkeys, and the trail of jaguars
• Trek through savannah, jungle at Payne's Creek National Park and to tiered waterfalls
• Explore on a Rio Dulce Boat Trip & trek the Lubaantun Mayan Ruins
Welcome to the Caribbean coast! Our local representative greets you at the airport for your transfer to our hospitality area. Later, head to the Safari Voyager—sweeping views and a happy-to-see-you crew are the perfect welcome to your time in Belize and Guatemala. (D)
Start your adventure with a day of play at the beach. Explore Ranguana Caye, a private island of two acres prime for snorkeling, swimming, and paddleboarding. Take a spin around with your water toy of choice or kick back in a hammock under swaying palms and watch the fishermen offshore. Cruise to Laughing Bird Caye National Park named after Belize’s laughing gull. Head out in your kayak or go for a guided snorkel where angelfish, parrotfish, tangs, sea sponges, and elkhorn, staghorn, and brain coral flicker beneath the clear waters. Set sail for Guatemala with a sunset happy hour! *Oct 13th 9-day sailing will be positioned from its unique vantage point for the annular eclipse viewing surrounded by natural beauty. A photographer, astrophile and umbraphiles dream. (BLD)
Today is boots-on-the-ground in Guatemala. Kick off your day with an early morning hike through Las Escobas Tropical Rainforest Park, a birder’s paradise and home to more than 400 species of plants and animals. Toucans and parrots lure you to refreshing pools and waterfalls. To round out your big morning, sit back and rest your legs as you learn about the Garifuna culture firsthand through stories, song, and snacks. This afternoon, you have a choice in Tapon Creek Nature Reserve, covering more than 1,600 acres of Guatemala's lowland forests. You can take it easy on a skiff and stroll, or hard charge it through the jungle with your guide. The area protects endangered species including tapirs, howler monkeys, and jaguars. (BLD)
Get to know the locals today with visits to the Kekchi Mayan Women’s Bakery and a women’s health clinic, each enriching the community in its own way. Then explore along the “sweet river,” the Rio Dulce. Take it all in or grab a kayak and cruise the mangroves of lilypads past thatch-roofed homes. Stretch your legs in charming Livingston, a town perched on a hill lined with palms and packed with bustling shops and Caribbean flair. Go for an amble or take it up a notch with an optional hike from town to The Seven Altars waterfalls.
Good morning, Punta Gorda! It’s market day and there’s something for everybody—wooden and woven crafts, produce, chilies, and tamales. Try a ripe mango or taste the local cassava as you stroll past primary-colored buildings and delve deeper into history with a trip to Mayan ruins. In the afternoon when it’s time to cool off, the cayes call with white sands and from-the-beach or hop-off-a-skiff snorkeling. Sergeant major, purple reef fish, and damselfish zip below as pelicans sweep by overhead. (BLD)
Beat the heat and head for land early. Get acquainted with this lush corner of Belize via a birdwatching skiff tour, hard-charging hike through the park’s savannah, or kayak through the mangroves. Black howler monkeys, white tail deer, crocodiles, and over 300 species of birds may join you along your way. And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the ripples of a manatee. Bellies full after lunch, spend an easy afternoon at a private island, kayaking or snorkeling in Lime Caye. (BLD)
A jungle like no other. This protected area offers a range of hikes from easy ambles to thigh burners—all boasting incredible wildlife. Hear the call of a Crested Guan, Red-capped Manakin, Black-headed Trogon, or Amazon kingfisher. Keep your eyes up to arching palms and heart-shaped leaves tumbling from the trees or to the forest floor where leafcutter ants are on the move. A smooshed patch of grass and paw print mean the elusive jaguar may have shared your path—rest assured he’s the hardest charger of them all and is far along his journey. After your trek, soak in a lazy river in an inner tube or further your studies at the park’s museum. Back on the Safari Voyager, relive your week with the Captain’s Dinner and slideshow treat. (BLD)
Linger over one last fresh baked pastry as you bid farewell to the Caribbean. Hugs all around to your crew and fellow travelers before your transfer to the Belize City Airport. (B)
Passport required. Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.
09 December, 2023 to 16 December, 2023
Cabins 103 - 110. Queen or twin beds, view window. You room comes complete with TV/DVD player; hairdryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, body wash; reusable water bottles.
Cabins 205, 206, 209 - 222. Queen or twin beds, view window. Your room comes complete with TV/DVD player; hairdryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, body wash; reusable water bottles.
Cabins 308, 310, and 312. Fixed twin beds, view window. Your room comes complete with TV/DVD player; hairdryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, body wash; reusable water bottles.
Cabins 307 and 309. Queen or twin beds, view window. Your room comes complete with TV/DVD player; hairdryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, body wash; reusable water bottles.
Cabins 207 and 208. One Twin bed. Your room comes complete with TV/DVD player; hairdryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, body wash; reusable water bottles.
Cabins 201 - 204. Queen or twin beds, view window. Your room comes complete with TV/DVD player; hairdryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, body wash; reusable water bottles.
Fixed queen bed, sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center, large bow-facing windows, jetted whirlpool tub. Your room comes complete with TV/DVD player; hairdryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, body wash; reusable water bottles.
Port Taxes and Fees: 550 USD pp
Vessel Type: Small Ship
Length: 174 ft
Passenger Capacity: 64
Built / refurbished: 1982 / 2016
Undergoing refurbishment in 2016, the 62-guest Safari Voyager offers personal comforts, full uncompromising amenities, and upscale accommodations. Sights are revealed from the window-lined lounge with sweeping 270-degree views. Enjoy the vessel’s cozy library and elegant dining room, all outfitted with nautical décor. Ideally designed to spotlight the magnificent natural surroundings, the Safari Voyager features four public decks including a spacious upper sun deck.
An aft EZ Dock launch platform provides convenient access into and from the water for adventure activities. The vessel is outfitted with kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, snorkel gear, wet suits, and hiking poles. For rejuvenation and relaxation, guests can take advantage of our wellness program with fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a complimentary massage.
There are seven cabin categories aboard the Safari Voyager: Single; Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; Jr. Commodore Suite; and Owner's Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles, or triples can be accommodated.
Common to all cabins are: wide panoramic view windows; individually controlled air conditioning; generous storage and closet space; desk and chair; iPod/MP3/MP4 docking stations; TV/DVD player; private bath with shower.
• Group transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
• Entry fees to national parks/preserves
• From-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment
• Exclusive activities and shore visits
• All meals aboard the vessel
• Premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines)
• Non-alcoholic beverages
• Wellness amenities
• Onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts
• Airfare to and from your home city
• Discretionary gratuities to vessel’s crew
• Travel protection
• Optional excursions and land tours
• Port taxes/fees (except La Pinta)