Belize Independence Carnival 2019

 

Destination: Belize

 

Cost Per Person: Based on 2 sharing: £1655.00
Travel Dates: 08/09/2019 - 22/09/2019
Board Type: All-Inclusive
What's Included: Airport Transfers, Island Tour  

 

Holiday Description

This trip takes people to Belize, a nation on the eastern coast of Central America, choose between the Independence celebrations of Belize in Belize City or Ambergris Caye Belize’s largest Island.

With one nights stopover in Houston Texas at a 4 Star Hotel on arrival, this trip will transport you to the Heart of Belize at a time where you can enjoy the festivities amongst Belizeans who are celebrating their independence and their culture.

   

Festival Description

Adorned in Red, White, and Blue, the sound of the marching bands and the loud trumpets can be heard, commemorating the history of what has become Belize. Belize is the Land of the Free, and by listening to Belize’s many national, and historical September Celebration songs including Belize’s National Anthem, we can feel the vibration of the drums and the rhythm of the proud patriotic march.

Belize gained its Independence on September 21, 1981, and it was on this day that the Belizean flag was raised, and Belize’s National Anthem sung by all inhabitants, who proudly called themselves: Belizeans’ for the very first time. The entire month of September is packed with events, all aimed at celebrating Belize.

The Celebration begins with the National Song Competition, On this day Belizeans gather to participate in a three-song category competition: Junior, Patriotic, and Carnival. The winning songs will be used extensively throughout this year’s September Celebration.

the popular historical events that will be taking place this year September includes: Carnival Mass Camp, Queen of the Bay Pageant, Carnival Queen and King Competition, St. George’s Caye citizen parade, Carnival Jouvert, Carnival Road March, and on the 20th midnight Belize Independence Ceremony and fireworks display.

For many and myself included September is one of the best times to celebrate with locals and experience the patriotism of Belizeans. The Belize Carnival is one of the most colorful, energized, and creative, event in September. The Soca and Punta music on this day will have you shaking your waist as you view the bright, and picturesque costumes.

 

Flight Details 

Airport: London Heathrow (Includes one-night stopover in Houston on arrival)

Departure/Arrival Date: 08/09/2019 - 22/09/2018 (2 Weeks)

Baggage Allowance: 1 checked item @23kgs

*Additional baggage allowance available upon inquiry

*Travel Insurance available upon inquiry

 

Accommodation: Sleep Inn & Suites Intercontinental Airport East Hotel - Houston Texas (One Night Stopover)

Located in Houston, this popular property offers an ideal place of rest and relaxation. The Hotel enjoys an idyllic location in the heart of the city. The Hotel is close to the city's main train and bus stations. The Hotel is located a few minutes away from the airport.

This beautiful 4 Star resort has four secluded beaches to offer its guests, including, for budding naturists, the only clothing optional beach in the whole of Antigua. If you’re a beach lover and you can’t wait to get soaking up the Caribbean sun, then you’ll be a big fan of this Antigua hotel. This adults-only is located by the beach at Five Island village in Antigua Island, 8 km from a ferry station, 8.5 km from St. John's center and 15 km from V. C. Bird International Airport.

The All-Inclusive concept includes all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks) and mealtime drinks such as soft drinks, beer, wine, water, and alcoholic drinks, all of the local brands. Drinks are served from morning until late evening (approx until 22.-24.00 hrs). All a la carte meals, snacks, non-house brand wines and spirits, bottled water and floodlit tennis are excluded and must be paid for locally. No credit or reduction in price is offered on drinks. All other extras charges must be paid for locally.

 

What's included

  • Airport Transfer
  • Breakfast

 

 

Accommodation: The Great House Hotel - Belize City (Option 1)

The Great House is centrally located in Belize City, walking distance from Museum of Belize and close to tourism Village. This hotel is within close proximity of Baron Bliss Lighthouse. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 16 individually decorated guest rooms, featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies.

Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. Amenities Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless internet access. Additional amenities at this Colonial hotel include tour/ticket assistance, a picnic areaand discounted use of a nearby fitness facility

For Dining Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar, take in a garden view, and even dine alfresco (weather permitting). You can also stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/loungeBusiness, Other Amenities Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A round trip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self-parking is available onsite.

 

What's included

  • Airport Transfer
  • Breakfast
  • All Inclusive
  • The Belize City and Rum Factory Tour (Belize City only)

 

Belize City and Rum Factory Tour

This is a complete city tour where you will visit both the north and south side of Belize. You will get to see historic sites. You will stop at the Belize sign to take pictures, and stop and shop at the best souvenir stores/markets. Halfway through the city tour, you will tour the Rum Factory, where there are unlimited rum shots of a featured rum. This total tour lasts 1.5 to 2 hours.

You will be picked up just outside the Cruise Terminal in Belize City. From there, your tour guide will be giving you interesting and informative background information about the tropical paradise of Belize.

There will be many photo opportunities as you drive for 30 minutes around the half of Belize City before making a stop at the rum factory. At the Traveller's Liquor Heritage Center you can learn about the country’s rum origins and gaze through the show window to watch the rum being distilled. There are unlimited free samples of one exhibited rum. All other rum/wine costs 1 USD for two shots.

After the rum factory, you will hop back into your transport and cross into the south side of Belize City for 40 minutes. This is one of the busiest parts of town highlighting the daily lives of the locals. We will explain the economy and see some of the oldest buildings in the Yarborough area of the city.

  

Accommodation: Mata Rocks Resort Hotel - Ambergris Caye (Option 2)

With a stay at Mata Rocks Resort in San Pedro (Ambergris Caye), you'll be convenient to Black & White Cultural Entertainment Center and Reef Runner Glass Bottom Boat. This beach hotel is within close proximity of San Pedro Belize Express Dock and San Pedro Church. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 17 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. 

Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an outdoor pool and bicycles to rent. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops, newsstands and wedding services. 

Dining, Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a beach bar. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. Business, 

Other Amenities Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), multilingual staff, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.

 

What's included

  • Airport Transfer
  • Breakfast
  • All Inclusive 

 

Price Per Person:

Option 1 and Option 2 £1655.00 (Based upon two sharing)

 

 

Want to join us? Register your interest by completing our form here