Crystal Paradise Resort

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Your Account Type.
Tour Operator
Languages
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Creole, English, Spanish
Tour Operator License
TO 092-053
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Belizean owned; Crystal Paradise Resort is located in the lush jungle alongside the beautiful Macal River, a secluded location only a two-hour drive from the Belize International Airport and only 3.5 miles from the Town of San Ignacio.
Each cabana designed and hand built by the Tut family, offering the best accommodation for couples, friends, and families traveling in search of a unique Belize Vacation and Adventure.

The Tut brothers are known for their great birding experience for over 20 years, making our family resort the #1 Birding Resort in Belize. 
Our open deck and dining area will make each meal a Belize Paradise Experience. Belizean Cuisine served daily and prepared by the Tut Sisters with fresh vegetables from our Farmers Market. 

Our large Belizean family runs this eco-lodge as a team to offer you the finest Belize accommodations & meals along with a wide variety of activities & tours. Crystal Paradise has been a favorite in Belize travel for more than two decades.

 
Years of Experience:
20
Years of experience.
Service Types:
Tours, Accommodation
Location Information
District/Region:
Cayo
Listings Available
Tours/Shuttles
$
419
/ Person
Day 1: AIRPORT/CRYSTAL PARADISE You will be met at the airport by your Belizean bird guide and transferred to your jungle lodge accommodations. Optional stop at the Zoo (entrance fee ... morenot included, US$15/pp). We check into our accommodations at Crystal Paradise after a short orientation.

Afternoon: MACAL RIVER CANOEING OR HORSEBACK RIDING

Morning Canoeing on the Macal River. While canoeing we have the chance to see Neotropic Cormorants, Mangrove Swallows, Kingfishers, Gray-necked Wood-rails and other wildlife that frequent the riverbanks such as iguanas sunning themselves on the rocks and trees.

OR

Enjoy the fresh air and the beauty of the Belizean country side, while on your way to one or more of the attractions. If the water level of the river is low enough, you will ride over some hilly but scenic terrains and through jungle trails leading to great swimming holes. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. L/D

Day 2: CARACOL MAYA RUINS (FULL DAY)
After breakfast we drive to Caracol as we traverses through the Mountain Pine Ridge area. The road travels over a series of creeks, through lush tropical forest and pine forest, habitat for a variety of bird species. The highest canopy rainforest is home to several species of cats, as well as rare birds such as the Keel-Billed Mot Mot, Crested Guan, Great Curassow and the Occelated Turkey. A wide variety of orchids, vines and trees are also found in the area. This site is home to the tallest man-made structure in Belize, Canna (sky palace), standing some 143 ft above the plaza floor. The discovery of Alter 23, which shows bound captives, indicates that Caracol was an extremely fierce and war like center. This tour will be combined with a visit to the Rio Frio Caves and the Rio On Pools on the way back.
O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 3: DEPARTURE
After breakfast you will be transfer to Belize City/Belize Airport. B/
$
1,349
/ Person
Package Details Day 1: BELIZE CITY / ZOO/ CRYSTAL PARADISE RESORT After clearing immigration and customs you are met by your driver and transfer to Crystal Paradise Resort, optional ... morestop at the Belize Zoo. We check into our accommodations at Crystal Paradise after a short orientation. Tonight’s dinner includes a bottle of wine at .O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. /D

Day 2: BARTON CREEK
Most people find the canoe tour by torchlight through this cave unforgettable. Its large river passage and pristine formations are just two of the reasons why this appeals to both local and foreign visitors. Besides its natural beauty, the site is made even more interesting by the presence of a wide range of archaeological remains that were left there by the ancient Maya visitors. Visit the Green Hills Butterfly Farm and the swim in the Big Rock Falls. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort, B/L/D

Day 3: DAY 3: TIKAL OVERNIGHT
Breakfast at Crystal Paradise. Travel 1 ½ hr drive into neighboring Guatemala to visit a very important
Maya site. Located in the Peten lowland of Guatemala, this huge Classic Period Maya site, rich in jungle flora and fauna, is considered one of the world’s premier Archaeological Reserves. The park consists of 225+ square kilometers Guided tour of Tikal Maya site itself. Departure fee and park fee not included, US$20 + US$22/pp. O/N Tikal Inn, B/L/D

Day 4: TIKAL / CRYSTAL PARADISE RESORT
You will have breakfast and lunch at Tikal, all morning free to explore the area, afternoon transfer to Crystal Paradise Resort. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort, B/L/D

Day 5: MACAL RIVER CANOEING or HORSEBACK RIDING
Breakfast. Canoeing Leisurely canoe the Macal River as we view iguanas sunning themselves and an array of birds such as kingfishers, Wood-rails Mangrove Swallows and more. Stops at the Botanical Gardens and the medicine trail where we can learn about our local plants and their uses.

Horseback ride Enjoy the fresh air and the beauty of the Belizean countryside, while on your way to one or more of the attractions. If the water level of the river is low enough, you will ride over some hilly but scenic terrains and through jungle trails leading to great swimming hole.O/N Crystal Paradise Resort, B/L/D

Day 6: CHECHEM HA CAVE:
You will take a short hike through the jungle to this complex cave system was discovered in 1989 by the Morales. Exploring the caves will allow you to view large stalactite formations, intact ancient artifacts such as large storage vessels, plates, burial grounds and mysterious stelae. These Caves have been abandoned since the Pre-Classic 600 B.C – 800 A.D.

After the cave, you will be treated to a home-cooked lunch, served at the home of the Morales. After lunch, you may decide to hike down for a refreshing swim or simply sit back atop a hill and take in the view of the valleys. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort, B/L/D

Day 7: FREE DAY
Free day to canoe, explore the town, swim at the local pools, or arrange additional trips O/N Crystal Paradise Resort, B/L/D

Day 8: DEPARTURE
Breakfast and transfer to Belize City/Airport

***itinerary is subject to change once here due to weather conditions or unforeseen events***
$
599
/ Person
Package Details Day 1: AIRPORT/CRYSTAL PARADISE You will be met at the airport by your Belizean bird guide and transferred to your jungle lodge accommodations. Optional stop at the ... moreZoo (entrance fee not included, US$15/pp). We check into our accommodations at Crystal Paradise after a short orientation. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. L/D

Day 2: MACAL RIVER CANOEING OR HORSEBACK RIDING
Morning Canoeing on the Macal River. While canoeing we have the chance to see Neotropic Cormorants, Mangrove Swallows, Kingfishers, Gray-necked Wood-rails and other wildlife that frequent the riverbanks such as iguanas sunning themselves on the rocks and trees.

OR

Enjoy the fresh air and the beauty of the Belizean country side, while on your way to one or more of the attractions. If the water level of the river is low enough, you will ride over some hilly but scenic terrains and through jungle trails leading to great swimming holes.

Macal River Canoeing

Afternoon: BARTON CREEK CAVE / BUTTERFLY FARM

Morning: Most people find the canoe tour by torchlight through this cave unforgettable. Its large river passage and pristine formations are just two of the reasons why this appeals to both local and foreign visitors. Besides its natural beauty the site is made even more interesting by the presence of a wide range of archaeological remains that were left there by the ancient Maya visitors. Archaeologists believe that this cave was used for ritual purposes. This tour will be combined with a visit to the Green Hills Butterfly Farm. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 3: XUNANTUNICH
The partially-excavated and largest pyramid, El Castillo, stands at 130 plus feet above the main plaza floor, offering an impressive view of Belize’s Cayo District and nearby Guatemala. El Castillo is known for its frieze, a banded stucco decoration which at one time extended around the entire structure. An impressive museum displays a three-dimensional model of the entire site and depicts the evolution of the Maya civilization. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 4: DEPARTURE
After breakfast you will be transfer to Belize City/Belize Airport. B/
$
1,249
/ Person
Day 1: AIRPORT/CRYSTAL PARADISE You will be met at the airport by your Belizean bird guide and transferred to your jungle lodge accommodations. Optional stop to visit the Belize Zoo ... more(entrance fee not included, US$15/pp). We check into our accommodations at Crystal Paradise after a short orientation.
O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. /D

Day 2: MACAL RIVER CANOEING – morning or afternoon
Canoeing on the Macal River. While canoeing we have the chance to see Neotropic Cormorants, Mangrove Swallows, Kingfishers, Gray-necked Wood-rails and other wildlife that frequent the riverbanks such as iguanas sunning themselves on the rocks and trees.
O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 3: EL PILAR
We will make an afternoon visit to El Pilar, a Maya site, and flora/fauna reserve. It is excellent for birding, hiking, and provides an insight to Belize’s sub-tropical forests. We will make stops along the way to view such birds as the Collared Manakins and Honeycreepers an array of flycatchers etc. We will then return to our accommodations after witnessing a Belizean sunset.
O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 4: Mountain Pine Ridge/Rio on Pools/Rio Frio Caves
The Cayo District’s principal town of San Ignacio is the gateway to some of Belize’s most precious ecological gems. After breakfast at the hotel, we will experience the wonders of Mountain Pine Ridge.

Bring along your walking shoes, swimwear and adventurous mind for a full day of activity. The reserve is teaming with hills and valleys, rivers and falls, swimming holes and caves, all surrounded by the majestic beauty of Pine Forests. Our main stops will be at the Rio Frio Caves, Rio on Pools and weather and road conditions permitting, you’ll get a chance to see the 1000 ft. Hidden Valley Waterfalls. Bring along your binoculars, as there is much to see in the line of exotic flora and fauna, endemic only to this extremely rugged, but beautiful part of the county. Lunch is included before returning back to Crystal Paradise Resort. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 5: Spanish Lookout & Laguna Aguacate
A 45-minute drive north of Crystal Paradise through rolling green hills brings you to Spanish Lookout, a modern-day Mennonite settlement reminiscent of Pennsylvania farmlands. Several different habitats in the area make it a favorable birding destination. The area consists of Savannah, open farmland, and subtropical forest around the lake. In the open land and pastures, it is easy to find Vermillion Flycatchers, Fork-tailed Flycatchers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-Tailed Kites and Hawks, Laughing Falcons, Meadowlarks, Swallows, Herons, Jabiru storks just to name a few. Aguacate Lagoon Reserve is located about 20 minutes beyond the community and provides a birdwatcher’s paradise. In the forest around the lake common sighting may include Jacamars, Trogons, Puff-birds, Crested Guans and Great Curassows. Other birds may include Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Night Herons, rails, and Crakes. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 6: DEPARTURE
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Belize City/Belize Airport.B/

** itinerary is subject to change once here due to weather conditions or unforeseen events***
$
1,459
/ Person
AIRPORT PICKUP/CRYSTAL PARADISE You will be met by your driver/ guide at the airport and transferred by van to Crystal Paradise. ... more
Dinner and overnight Crystal Paradise

Day 2: BARTON CREEK CAVES /BIG ROCK FALLS/BUTTERFLY FARM (FULL DAY)
After breakfast, we board SUV and drive over rolling hills through the Amish Community and across the river to the entrance of the cave. We arrive at the cave use facilities and canoe inside the cave for at least 2 km. Most people find the canoe tour by torchlight through this cave unforgettable. Its large river passage and pristine formations are just two of the reasons why this appeals to both local and foreign visitors. Besides its natural beauty, the site is made even more interesting by the presence of a wide range of archaeological remains that were left there by the ancient Maya visitors. Archaeologists believe that this cave was used for rituals. You have an optional stop at the Butterfly Farm, entrance fee for the farm not included in the package (US$15/pp. At the end of your day, you will stop at the Big Rock falls for a refreshing dip. Breakfast, packed lunches, Dinners and Overnight Crystal Paradise.

Day 3: CARACOL MAYA RUINS (FULL DAY)
After breakfast, we drive to Caracol as we traverse through the Mountain Pine Ridge area. The road travels over a series of creeks, through the lush tropical forest and pine forest, habitat for a variety of bird species. The highest canopy rainforest is home to several species of cats, as well as rare birds such as the Keel-Billed Mot Mot, Crested Guan, Great Curassow and Ocellated Turkey. A wide variety of orchids, vines, and trees are also found in the area. This site is home to the tallest man-made structure in Belize, Canna (sky palace), standing some 143 ft above the plaza floor. The discovery of Alter 23, which shows bound captives, indicates that Caracol was an extremely fierce and warlike center. This tour will be combined with a visit to the Rio Frio Caves and the Rio On Pools on the way back. Breakfast, packed lunches, Dinner and overnight Crystal Paradise Resort

Day 4: MACAL RIVER CANOEING (HALF DAY)
Leisurely canoe the Macal River as we view iguanas sunning themselves and an array of birds such as kingfishers, Wood-rails Mangrove Swallows and more. Stops at the Botanical Gardens and the medicine trail where we can learn about our local plants and their uses. Breakfast, Dinner and overnight Crystal Paradise Resort

Day 5: FREE MORNING/DRIVE TO PLACENCIA
Leisurely departure to Placencia as we drive on the scenic hummingbird highway over the Maya mountains and then on the coastal plains to the beach of Placencia. Breakfast and Overnight at Placencia Hotel

Day 6: SNORKELING TO OFFSHORE CAYE
After breakfast, we board a boat to offshore Cayes for snorkeling as we enjoy the hundreds of colorful fishes and much more. Overnight at Placencia Hotel

Day 7: FREE DAY
You can easily book fishing trip additional snorkeling/ Jaguar Reserve and or the Monkey River tour. Overnight at Placencia Hotel

Day 8: DEPARTURE
Land transfer to Placencia airstrip for a local fight to Belize Int’l airport to arrive 2 hrs prior to your int’l flight.
$
1,349
/ Person
Day 1: AIRPORT/CRYSTAL PARADISE You will be met at the airport by your Belizean bird guide and transferred to your jungle lodge accommodations. Optional stop at the Zoo ( zoo entrance ... morefee not included, US$15/pp). We check into our accommodations at Crystal Paradise after a short orientation. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. L/D

Day 2: BARTON CREEK CAVE / BUTTERFLY FARM
Most people find the canoe tour by torchlight through this cave unforgettable. Its large river passage and pristine formations are just two of the reasons why this appeals to both local and foreign visitors. Besides its natural beauty the site is made even more interesting by the presence of a wide range of archaeological remains that were left there by the ancient Maya visitors. Archaeologists believe that this cave was used for ritual purposes. This tour will be combined with a visit to the Green Hills Butterfly Farm. O/N Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 3: MACAL RIVER CANEOING OR HORSEBACK RIDING
Canoeing on the Macal River. While canoeing we have the chance to see Neotropic Cormorants, Mangrove Swallows, Kingfishers, Gray-necked Wood-rails and other wildlife that frequent the riverbanks such as iguanas sunning themselves on the rocks and trees.

OR

Enjoy the fresh air and the beauty of the Belizean country side, while on your way to one or more of the attractions. If the water level of the river is low enough, you will ride over some hilly but scenic terrains and through jungle trails leading to great swimming holes. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort B/L/D

Day 4: CHECHEM HA CAVE (POISON WATER)
This complex Belize cave system was discovered in 1989 by the Morales. Exploring the caves will allow you to view large stalactite formations, intact ancient artifacts such as large storage vessels, plates, burial grounds and mysterious stelae. These caves have been abandoned since the Pre-Classic 600 B.C – 800 A.D. After the cave, you will be treated to a home-cooked lunch, served at the home of the Morales. After lunch, you may decide to hike down for a refreshing swim or simply sit back atop a hill and take in the view of the valleys. Paradise Resort B/L/D

Day 5: XUNANTUNICH
The partially-excavated and largest pyramid, El Castillo, stands at 130 plus feet above the main plaza floor, offering an impressive view of Belize’s Cayo District and nearby Guatemala. El Castillo is known for its frieze, a banded stucco decoration which at one time extended around the entire structure. An impressive museum displays a three-dimensional model of the entire site and depicts the evolution of the Maya civilization. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 6: DEPARTURE/ MARTZ FARM
2 nights at Martz Farm tree houses, deep in the jungle. Here you can go horseback riding, hike to nearby waterfalls, and more. B/L/D

Day 7: MARTZ FARM
2 nights at Martz Farm tree houses, deep in the jungle. Here you can go horseback riding, hike to nearby waterfalls, and more. B/L/D

Day 8: RETURN TO CRYSTAL PARADISE RESORT
Free day to book tours on own. Transfer to Crystal Paradise Resort to spend 3 days/2 nights and book activities on own O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 9: CRYSTAL PARADISE RESORT free day to book tours on own
Transfer to Crystal Paradise Resort to spend 3 days/2 nights and book activities on own. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 10: DEPARTURE – CRYSTAL PARADISE RESORT /AIRPORT
Breakfasts and transfer to Belize International Airport.
$
1,489
/ Person
Day 1: BELIZE CITY /CRYSTAL PARADISE You will be met at the airport by your Belizean bird guide and transferred to your jungle lodge accommodations. Optional stop to visit the Belize ... moreZoo (entrance fee to Zoo not included). We check into our accommodations at Crystal Paradise after a short orientation. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. /D

Day 2: TIKAL OVERNIGHT
Breakfast at Crystal Paradise. Travel 1 ½ hr drive into neighboring Guatemala to visit a very important Maya site. Located in the Peten lowland of Guatemala, this huge Classic Period Maya site, rich in jungle flora and fauna, is considered one of the world’s premier Archaeological Reserves. The park consists of 225+ square kilometers Guided tour of Tikal Maya site itself. Lunch at Tikal. Dinner and Overnight at Tikal Inn. Departure fee and park fee not included, US$20.00 + US$22/pp
O/N Tikal Inn. B/L/D

Day 3: TIKAL/RETURN CRYSTAL PARADISE/AFTERNOON LEISURE/
After breakfast at Tikal Inn, you will be transferred to Crystal Paradise Resort. You will spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring the grounds at Crystal Paradise for the rest of the day. 
O/N Crystal Paradise Resort, B/L/D

Day 4: ACTUN TUNICHIL MUKNAL (ATM)
This is one of the most impressive and mystical trips imaginable. A gallery like one has never seen before! Over 200 ceramic vessels adorn the chambers of Actun Tunichil Muknal. The culture, history and geological formations create an unrivaled natural museum. Travel back in time as we explore this large cave, untouched since the Maya last visited centuries ago.

Located in the heart of the Tapir Mountain Nature reserve, 6,700 acres managed by the Belize Audubon Society, a huge entrance in a limestone hill welcomes you at the end of your 45-minute walk through lush, undisturbed jungle vegetation.

O/N Crystal Paradise Resort, B/L/D

Day 5: CHECHEM HA CAVE
You will take a short hike through the jungle to this complex cave system was discovered in 1989 by the Morales. Exploring the caves will allow you to view large stalactite formations, intact ancient artifacts such as large storage vessels, plates, burial grounds and mysterious stelae. These Caves have been abandoned since the Pre-Classic 600 B.C – 800 A.D.

After the cave, you will be treated to a home-cooked lunch, served at the home of the Morales. After lunch, you may decide to hike down for a refreshing swim or simply sit back atop a hill and take in the view of the valleys.

O/N Crystal Paradise Resort, B/L/D

Day 6: CAVE TUBING
Cave tubing is one of most popular and fun tour to do in Belize. Caves Branch (Nooch Chen) consists of a series of caves found on the caves branch river located about 1 ½ hrs drive from the lodge. Once we get there you can change into your swimwear grab an inner tube, life jacket, and headlamp and off we go on an easy 45-minute walk on a jungle trail as your guide explains the plants and wildlife you may encounter and see along the way. Swim in one of Belize crystal clear river or getting started on the fun part is sitting on the inner tube to float through the caves. If you wish to combine this tour with Ziplining then, there is an extra fee of US$45/pp for the zip lining adventure; this can be paid at the site. Lunch not included on this day

O/N Crystal Paradise Resort, B//D

Day 7: MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE/RIO ON POOLS/RIO FRIO CAVE
The Cayo District’s principal town of San Ignacio is the gateway to some of Belize’s most precious ecological gems. After breakfast at the hotel, we will experience the wonders of Mountain Pine Ridge. Bring along your walking shoes, swimwear and adventurous mind for a full day of activity. The reserve is teaming with hills and valleys, rivers and falls, swimming holes and caves, all surrounded by the majestic beauty of Pine Forests. Our main stops will be at the Rio Frio Caves, Rio on Pools and weather and road conditions permitting, you’ll get a chance to see the 1000 ft. Hidden Valley Waterfalls. Bring along your binoculars, as there is much to see in the line of exotic flora and fauna, endemic only to this extremely rugged, but beautiful part of the county.

O/N Crystal Paradise Resort, B/D

Day 8: FREE DAY
This day is for you to relax after all the active adventure; you can enjoy a massage, or add an extra tour to your package. 

O/N Crystal Paradise Resort, B/L/D

Day 9: DEPARTURE
Breakfasts and transfer to Belize International Airport. B/

***itinerary is subject to change once here due to weather conditions or unforeseen events***
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