Mayan city private stay

This item appears on page 77 of the October 2012 issue.

In Belize, the Ka’ana resort (P.O. Box 263, San Ignacio Town, Belize, Central America; phone, in US, 877/522-6221 or 305/735-2553) offers a private overnight stay for up to four guests in luxury tents at the base of a Mayan temple.

After all visitors have left, the guests will arrive at dusk for dinner cooked on a traditional Mayan stove and a tour of the site. After breakfast, the guests will take a boat to visit Mayan ruins across the lake.

The package includes transport between the resort and temple, a private tour with an archaeologist, a personal butler and a luxury tent with queen-sized bed. It costs $2,500 per person and must include a 2-night stay at the Ka’ana resort ($275-$1,200 per night, double occupancy). Book at least two weeks in advance.