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									                                                                                              Belize Singles
                                                                                          New Year’s Adventure
                                                                                          Deposit by early August
                                        TRAVELIN’ SINGLES INC
                               3243 SAN AMADEO 2H, LAGUNA WOODS, CA 92637
                               (949) 454 8333 (800) 748-6662or tsem007@hotmail.com

        Belize & Tikal, Guatemala a great New Year’s December 26, 2008 – January 2, 2009
Spend a week in the ecotourism paradise of Belize! Come join us over the New Year’s holiday on this
wonderful trip to Belize, and we’ve included Tikal too!

Visiting this small country is always a great and memorable vacation! We’ve offered it many times and it is always
a fun time! Belize, a uniquely Caribbean state on Central America’s Eastern coast, and formerly known as British
Honduras, is a nation that distinguishes itself as a monument to nature, peace, social harmony and hospitality.
Belize has the western hemisphere’s largest Barrier Reef and is known for its pristine beauty sculpted in its
mountains, tropical rain forests, ancient Mayan Kingdoms, extensive coves, meandering waterways, and
underwater worlds.

Belize shares borders in the North with Mexico, and to the West and South with Guatemala. It is graced with
beautiful beaches and islands along the Caribbean Sea and has 174 miles of unbroken barrier reef. This cherished
playground provides extensive sites for the avid snorkeler, scuba diver or for anyone with a passion for water
sports. Belize has widespread marine life as well as ancient Mayan temples on the mainland, as it was the center of
the Mayan world.

On our holiday week’s adventure to this exciting country we’ll experience the mainland and jungle as well as the
islands. We experience the jungle on the mainland at our resort lodge for 4 nights. We’ll explore the unspoiled
world of lush tropical rain forests as well as scenic rivers and a Mayan Temple. We’ll also take a day trip to the
famous Tikal ruins in Guatemala-a must see! Lots of adventure awaits us here! Then we take a short flight for our
3-night stay on the island of Ambergris Caye exploring, snorkeling, shopping, relaxing or taking optional trips to
other islands and adventures.

Price Includes:
Transfers in Belize (restrictions on airport arrival transfer) Airfare is additional. You’ll need to fly into and out of
Belize City (BZE). We can assist you with airline flights or you may book your own online for some good rates.
Fares are always based on availability at time of booking. We need your air schedule with your final payment.
This is a holiday trip-get your air reservations early, otherwise it will be sold out or very high priced!!

    On arrival-Belize airport to our San Ignacio area hotel
    Arrival/departure- airport on Ambergris Caye
    All transfers as noted in itinerary
    2 Flights within the itinerary
    Belize City to Ambergris Caye and Ambergris Caye to Belize City
    Escorted by a local, English speaking guide and Private guided excursions
    7 Nights hotel accommodations with private facilities.
    4 nights Cahal Pech Village a cultural/wildlife/jungle trip-moderate class property
    3 nights Ambergris Caye a tropical beach vacation-moderate class property
    Local taxes and service charges
    10 Meals total       7 Breakfasts     3 Lunches

Included excursions and activities:
    Mayan ruins, cave canoeing and cave exploration excursion
    Full day trip to Tikal in Guatemala-One of the major cultural & population centers of the Maya civilization
    Cave Tubing and Belize Aerial Trek
    Shark Ray Alley & Hol Chan Snorkel Excursion with entrance fee and snorkel equipment
    New Year’s Eve on Ambergris Caye
    Evening social hours
                                                 New Year’s in Belize Itinerary

                         December 26, Friday          Fly to Belize      Fly to Belize; it’s only a short 3 hour flight from the U.S.
                         border. On arrival in Belize City, clear immigration and customs, and then our tour representative will
                         meet you. (Restrictions apply-see information regarding transfers under pricing). From Belize City we
                         will be transferred by shuttle to the San Ignacio area and our hotel, the Cahal Pech Village Resort.
                         After arriving at our hotel the rest of the day is free for you to get settled or start exploring on your
                         own until our get together this evening.

The Cayo District of Belize is nature's call of the wild, offering visitors a window to the world of jagged mountain peaks,
thick-forested jungle and immense temples shrouded in mystery. Extending south to Mountain Pine Ridge into the Chiquibul
wilderness and Maya Mountains, and west to the border with Guatemala, the Cayo District spreads across 2,000 square miles
of verdant landscape. Thousands of years ago, Maya settled the Belize River Valley, building cities and ceremonial centers.
Maya sites include Caracol, Xunantunich, Pacbitun, El Pilar, Cahal Pech, and many other smaller sites, some of which
excavation has only started or discovery has only been recorded in the last couple of years. Endless opportunities for adventure
are here including canoeing, river rafting, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking!

Our Accommodation: Cahal Pech Village Resort                            Located in the Cayo District of Belize, on a predominant
Mayan hillside, is our hotel- Cahal Pech Village Resort. Our unique hotel offers guests an invigorating view of San Ignacio and
surrounding local sites. The landscaped gardens provide a setting which will transport you to another world, a world of
tropical sights and enticing sounds. Hotel amenities include: swimming pool, restaurant and lounge, canoe rentals,
phone/fax/internet available, laundry service. The hotel is ideally situated for excursions to Tikal and Caracol Pyramids,
pottery caves, cave canoeing, eco-tours on foot, horseback or canoeing along with a variety of other activities to assure you
enjoy your vacation in Belize!

December 27, Saturday Cayo District- Xunantunich Mayan Ruins & Barton Creek Cave canoeing Today our
vacation adventure really begins with the Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and Barton Creek Cave canoeing. This active trip
                 combines canoeing and cave exploration through Barton Creek Cave with a visit to Belize's second largest
                 beautifully excavated Maya City. Our expert guides provide keen insight into the world of ancient Maya
                 civilization, leading us on an unforgettable tour. Within the last 5 years, intense archeological work has
                 revealed and preserved the ancient structures once hidden beneath the jungle floors. Today visitors have the
                 privilege of climbing El Castillo, which at 130 ft. above plaza level is the second tallest man made structure
                 in Belize. 360-degree panoramic views from El Castillo offer a remarkable vantage point revealing the
                 Ancient Mopan River Valley and neighboring Guatemala.

After enjoying a healthy lunch, we continue to Barton Creek Cave in Amish territory. Equipped with canoes/kayaks and high-
powered lights we gently paddle into Xibalba (she-bal-ba), Mayan for underworld. Stalactites and Stalagmites hang high
overhead as we float past impressive calcite crystals. Our knowledgeable guides will discuss the use of this cave by the ancient
Maya, while some artifacts can be seen high above the alcoves. For the free spirited adventurers, the option for excellent
swimming in the far chamber is a treat. (B,L)

December 28, Sunday        Cayo District Tikal Day Tour              Today we have a full day tour of the world famous Tikal!
Tikal was one of the major cultural and population centers of the Maya civilization. Monumental architecture was built here as
early as the 4th century BC. The city was at its height in the Maya Classic Period, approximately 200AD to 850 AD, after
which no new major monuments were built, some of the palaces of the elite were burned, and the population gradually declined
until the site was abandoned by the end of the 10th century. The name "Tikal" means "Place of Voices" or "Place of Tongues"
in Maya, which may be an ancient name for the city, although the ancient hieroglyphs usually refer to it as Mutal or Yax
Mutal, meaning "Green Bundle", and perhaps metaphorically "First Prophecy". Scholars estimate that at its peak it had a
population from 100,000 to 200,000. (B, L)

December 29, Monday Cayo District                                       Today is a day of leisure… However, there is so much
to do that you may not have time to relax by the pool! Use this time to swim, hike, take a long walk, go horseback riding, or
also, downtown San Ignacio is 15 minutes walking distance from the hotel. There you will find quaint open-air cafe's,
internet/coffee shops, souvenir stores, a lively fruit and vegetable market and a number of banking facilities, all with 24 hr.
ATM's. The town is an absolute haven for walking and exploring the area, as everything is close at hand. You'll find San
Ignacio safe and will be privy to the pulse of a genuinely friendly small town that gives the first time visitor a warm, welcome
feeling, just the way you imagined it to be. Evening at leisure. (B)

December 30, Tuesday Cayo District            Cave Tubing & Aerial Trek            Transfer flight to San Pedro, Ambergris
Caye Today a fun day of adventure and activities starting with cave tubing and a Belize aerial trek before we head to the
island for 3 nights! On our cave tubing, explore the river cave system with only your headlamp to lead the way. Glide past
entrances from above, filtering mists of jungle light, as you float through underground river caves sparkling with mica-studded
stalactites and stalagmites. Exploration is by inner tube. The canopy tour involves traversing from one platform to another
along a steel cable suspended up to 80 feet above the forest floor.

Later today we transfer to Belize City for our short flight directly to San Pedro on the tropical island of Ambergris Caye, where
we’ll be spending the next 3 nights. Get settled in and then start exploring this unique little island where transportation is
mostly by golf carts! We have an included excursion while here but you will also have an opportunity to take other optional
tours or just explore the island!

Ambergris Caye is the largest and best known of all the 200 or so cayes (pronounced keys) in Belize. Sun-drenched and
fringed with coconut palms, Ambergris Caye stretches north to south for over 25 miles, running just inside Belize's magnificent
barrier reef. The island's eastern side is fringed with beaches, and faces the nearby reef. The western shore is laced with healthy
patches of mangrove, and is rich with wildlife. Most of the island’s inhabitants live in the town of San Pedro, located in the
southern part of the caye. San Pedro has the cozy, laid-back atmosphere of a small village with its wooden houses and sand
streets. Apart from the pleasures of taking it easy and enjoying life on Ambergris, the Caye has the widest range of water-
sports and is well positioned for day trips to many attractions in the area. (B,L)

Our Accommodation: The Coconuts Caribbean Hotel                         Our hotel provides you with sparkling white coral sand,
nearly consistent offshore breezes, aqua-marine Caribbean waters and enough tropical sun to bring a perfect bronze tan to your
skin that is so often the sign of a well-spent vacation. The hotel provides more amenities and the most comfortable rooms on
the island. All rooms look out on the private courtyard garden and pool. Hotel amenities include: magnificent freshwater pool
with swim-up bar, six-person beach Jacuzzi, free internet service, television, air conditioning in all rooms, daily maid service,
room service, physician available 24 hours daily, lobby business center, lobby bar/restaurant service, scheduling assistance for
golf carts, full security presence at all times.

December 31, Wednesday          Ambergris Caye- Shark Ray Alley and Hol Chan Snorkel Excursion                    Today we
                      begin our exploration of this tropical island! We have a couple of days to take pleasure in all that
                      this island has to offer! We’ll start with Shark Ray Alley and Hol Chan Snorkel Excursion.

                           At the southern end of the Caye, located 4 miles southeast of San Pedro, the Hol Chan Marine
                           Reserve is a five mile underwater paradise and is the most popular destination for snorkelers. The
                           ocean floor ranges from 5 to 35 feet, so both divers and snorkelers have the opportunity to swim in
                           what seems like an underwater aquarium, teeming with colorful tropical fish of all sizes and types
                           and beautiful coral formations. The "cut" (channel) leading out to sea functions as a sort of "fish
freeway" for many large fish, including giant groupers, barracuda and nurse sharks, a timid and unaggressive shark species that
you can actually snorkel or swim with along with southern sting rays. Also you may have a close encounter with a sea turtle.
Our excursion includes fins, mask, snorkel and Hol Chan Marine Reserve entrance fee.

Shark Ray Alley has a maximum depth of 30 feet and excellent visibility. You can almost always see all species of fish
including jacks, groupers, snappers, parrot fish, angel fish, barracuda, eels, spider crabs, lobster, and nurse sharks. These
creatures have a great tolerance for divers and seem to enjoy the human interaction. The rays, which have a 'wing-span' of two
to four feet, swim directly towards the divers, inviting them to reach out and stroke their wings (although it's best not to touch
them). The gentle Nurse Sharks average four to six feet in length. While the animals show no fear of humans and will often
swim right up to snorkelers, it is best to keep a distance and not touch the animals. This is an experience you won’t soon forget!

Tonight is New Year’s Eve and you’ll be spending it on a tropical island in the Caribbean with other adventuresome singles!!!
Enjoy!!!(B)

January 1, Thursday          Ambergris Caye              Happy New Year 2008!!!!!!!                    Today is a day at leisure on
the island to relax in the sun, enjoy the many water sports available, explore the island by golf cart, get some last minute
shopping done, relax under a balmy tree or head to the ocean again for one last swim with the sharks! All of Belize, the reef
and the Cayes are close for us to enjoy. If you like watersports, Belize has some of the best anywhere including snorkeling and
scuba diving along the 2nd largest reef in the world. Belize is home to some of the most colorful fish and coral reefs for
snorkeling; for scuba divers- enjoy the treasures of diving the famed Blue Hole. You can arrange tours for diving, snorkeling,
fishing, watersports, and trips to the mainland to the famous Mayan ruins and excavations as well as the ecological treasures of
the rain forest of Belize.

Tonight, we’ll meet for our social hour before dinner, then enjoy the local cuisine with friends from the group for dinner and
have fun on your last night in this quaint little town. (B)

January 2, Friday           Depart for USA                          Today we transfer from our hotel to the airport for our short
flight to Belize International Airport. From there we board our flights to the USA. (B)
Don’t stay home for New Year’s! Come have fun meeting new friends on this vacation to the tropics and the jungle!
                                    Early sign-ups are a must for this holiday trip!
Belize Facts & Info
Belize is the only English-speaking country in Central America. Belize was a British colony for more than a century and was
known as British Honduras until 1973. It became an independent nation in 1981. Belize is a member of the Caribbean
Community (CARICOM) and the Sistema de Integración Centroamericana (SICA) and considers itself to be culturally both
Caribbean and Central American.

The north of Belize is covered by a dense rain forest but 80% of the rainforest is still owned by the government !!

The Maya civilization spread over Belize between 1500 BC and 300 AD and flourished until about 900 AD. European
settlement began with British Jews, privateers and shipwrecked English seamen as early as 1638.
The local currency is the Belizean Dollar. U.S. Dollars are widely accepted, with change being given in Belizean dollars.
The electric current used is 110 Volts AC, which is the same as in the U.S.
United States citizens MUST have a valid passport in order to enter the country. Please make sure it is valid up to 6
months past the trip date. For non-U.S. citizens, consult your local consulate for passport and visa requirements.
Belize has a very casual life style. Leave your expensive jewelry at home, because you will not need it.
The dress code for the beach is basic and relaxed--shorts, T- shirts, bathing suits, sandals, cap or hat to protect you from the
tropical sun, and sunglasses. For travel into the interior of the country we suggest: loose fitting, light weight pants or shorts,
cotton shirts, hiking shoes, boots, or tennis shoes and a hat with wide brim. A back pack to carry binoculars, cameras, sun tan
lotion, film, insect repellent, hand towel, water bottle and snacks is recommended.

       Adventures, wilderness, jungles, Maya ruins, and the friendliest people around await you in Belize!

Price
PLEASE-deposits must be in early (by early August but it may sell out before this) to assure availability as this is a
holiday trip!

$1499.00           Land only, per person, based on double occupancy (remember we can put you with a roommate!)
$450.00            If you would like a room to yourself, please add this to the above price. Very limited availability.
Airfare is additional. You’ll need to fly into and out of Belize City (BZE). We can assist you with airline flights or you may
book your own online for some good rates. Fares are always based on availability at time of booking. We need your air
schedule with your final payment.
This is a holiday trip-get your air reservations early, otherwise it will be sold out or very high priced! Early booking is a
must to secure air flights and space! This trip sold out the last time we did this trip….

Transfers. Transfers are included as long as you arrive per the following time guidelines: You can arrive into the Belize
City airport anytime on December 26, however the transfer for the resort leaves at approximately 3:30 pm from the airport.
Departure flights can be just about any time on January 2 (except very early am flights)-make sure we have your flight
schedule with your final payment or as soon as you get your flights. Any flights scheduled outside of these times may incur an
additional price for transfers.

Travel Insurance is highly recommended for many reasons but also because this is an adventure trip. An information packet
will be mailed to you with your deposit invoice receipt. Please read it carefully & call the insurance company directly to sign
up.
Price Does Not Include tips to drivers and guides, International departure taxes of approximately $37, bottled beverages or
alcoholic drinks with included meals; items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, incidental charges at the hotels;
border crossing fee into Guatemala (approx $18.75), airport transfers if not on group flight; and travel insurance.
Health requirements: There are no required immunizations to enter Belize, however, check with your medical doctor or local
travel clinic for any recommended immunizations or meds needed for travel to Belize. Also you can check the CDC website at
www.cdc.gov/travel/ Phone (404) 639-3534.

Fine Print –Belize and Tikal, Guatamala, December 26, 2008-January 2, 2009                           Your payment of the required deposit or
full payment for a reservation on this trip constitutes consent and acknowledgement of all the provisions in the information listed below and
in the Travelin’ Singles General Terms and Conditions. Please make sure you read both of these important pieces of information and call us
with any questions. Payments: A deposit of $350.00 payment preferred by check (payable to Travelin’ Singles) or credit card is
accepted, and is due with your reservation. We need your sign up form also. Final payments are due 91 days prior to
departure date, checks preferred or check cards accepted.
Cancellation Fees and Refunds: All cancellations must be in writing. The deposit is refundable up to 91 days prior to the trip
minus a $100 processing fee. Cancellations 90 days or less to the trip departure date - no refund of monies paid will be
provided. No show, no refund. No refunds on unused portions of the tour package. Travel/Trip cancellation insurance is
highly recommended; please consider the purchase of it very carefully for this adventure trip. Information on hotels is from
the hotels’ literature and hotels are always subject to change per our tour operator. This is an adventure trip and by signing up
you are acknowledging that you are aware of the inherent risks of adventure activities. After airline tickets are issued, airline
cancellations are per the airline’s policy.
                                       TRAVELIN’ SINGLES INC
                                             3243 SAN AMADEO 2H
                                          LAGUNA WOODS, CA 92637
                                          (949) 454 8333 (800) 748-6662


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