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Xunantunich Mayan Ruin and Cave Tubing from PlacenciaDay Trips

Xunantunich Mayan Ruin and Cave Tubing from Placencia

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Take a break from beach combing and water sports to explore the ancient ruins and mysterious caves of the Cayo district on this full-day combo tour from Placencia. Visit the remnants of a once-mighty Mayan city at Xunantunich — where you can see all the way to Guatemala from the top of a pyramid — and then float through an underground network of caverns on a cave tubing adventure.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$260.00
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US$260.00
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Monkey River Wildlife Encounters and Mananantee WatchDay Trips

Monkey River Wildlife Encounters and Mananantee Watch

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Venture into a remote jungle in southern Belize near the small settlement of Monkey River Village, an area known for its troops of black howler monkeys and other wildlife. Glide through a mangrove forest on a boat before trekking on foot through wild, undeveloped terrain with an expert guide. You’ll also look for manatees, turtles, and crocodiles in this unique ecosystem where river meets the sea.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$98.67
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US$98.67
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Xunantunich and Inland Blue Hole Tour Day Trips

Xunantunich and Inland Blue Hole Tour

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Xunantunich is one of the largest ancient Maya cities ever built, the rulers of Xunantunich clashes with other powerful rivals in the area, including Tikal. In 2016, the largest Maya royal tomb ever discovered was excavated in Xunantunich, and the site remains an impressive display of pyramids, palaces, and other grandiose buildings.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$184.62
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US$184.62

Combine 2 of Belizes most popular activities into 1 great package from PlacenciaDay Trips

Combine 2 of Belizes most popular activities into 1 great package from Placencia

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We will visit one of the most impressive Mayan Ruins in Belize, Xunantunich! Float through mysterious limestone archways beckoning you into the mouths of centuries-old caves, holding untold stories of Maya rituals. Explore the many breathtaking formations designed by only nature and learn about the ancient rituals and ceremonies that are a part of their mystique and magic.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$175.00
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US$175.00

Explore Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary Hiking, Jungle, River Tubing, Bird WatchingDay Trips

Explore Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary Hiking, Jungle, River Tubing, Bird Watching

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Head out into the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, home to the world's highest concentration of big cats, with this river tubing experience. You'll start with an educational hike to learn about the local plants and animals, followed by a river tubing experience that will take you to a waterfall area that's great for swimming!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$147.44
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US$147.44
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Cave Tubing & Xunantunich (Mayan Ruins) From PlacenciaDay Trips

Cave Tubing & Xunantunich (Mayan Ruins) From Placencia

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We will visit one of the most impressive Mayan Ruins in Belize, Xunantunich! Float through mysterious limestone archways beckoning you into the mouths of centuries-old caves, holding untold stories of Maya rituals. Explore the many breathtaking formations designed by only nature and learn about the ancient rituals and ceremonies that are a part of their mystique and magic.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$175.00
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US$175.00

Best Combination Package in Southern Belize From PlacenciaDay Trips

Best Combination Package in Southern Belize From Placencia

Come and enjoy the sights and scents of Southern Belize on this great adventure. Once at the Spice Farm A trolley train that takes around the property, making stops at the more interesting sites. Next up we head down to Ixcacao Chocolate, a small-indoors chocolate facility, here you will experience how to make your own chocolate on traditional grinding stones just like the ancient Mayans did. Choose between visiting a smaller Southern Mayan Ruins or a nearby popular waterfal
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150.00
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US$150.00

Monkey River & Manatee WatchKid-Friendly

Monkey River & Manatee Watch

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MONKEY RIVER & MANATEE WATCH The most popular tour out of Placencia! Take a 40-minute boat ride through the mangroves and Caribbean Sea to enter the mouth of Monkey River at Monkey River Village. On your boat ride down the Monkey River, watch for the wildlife of Belize - birds, iguanas, snakes, crocodiles and the stars of the tour - howler monkeys. Jump in for a swim in the river...if you dare! Then return to Monkey River Village to enjoy a native lunch. Top off the trip with a stop for manatee watching on the way back to Placencia. See how many you can spot before they go back under!
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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US$120.00
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US$120.00

Mayan Ruins & Cave TubingTubing

Mayan Ruins & Cave Tubing

A scenic 100-mile drive through the hills of Belize leads to a visit to El Castillo, one of the largest Maya temples in Belize. Climb to the top and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Belize and Guatemala. On the way back, stop for lunch and then enjoy cave tubing through limestone archways in centuries-old caves.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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US$256.42
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US$256.42

Full-Day Laughing Bird Caye Inner Reef Scuba Dive in PlacenciaScuba Diving

Full-Day Laughing Bird Caye Inner Reef Scuba Dive in Placencia

Laughing Bird Caye is the most popular inner reef dive destination on the Belize barrier reef and has some of the most spectacular, and diverse sites in Southern Belize and the Western Caribbean. Laughing Bird Caye is a National Marine Park, World Heritage Site and has an abundance and variety of coral habitats and marine life for scuba divers to explore on fun dive day trips add ons: rental equipment 100cu ft tank nitro tank THESE ARE ADDITIONAL COSTS IF YOU'D LIKE TO RENT THESE ITEMS MENTIONED ABOVE. PLEASE EMAIL US OR MESSAGE US IF YOU'RE INTERESTED
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  • 1 day
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US$203.00
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US$203.00

Full-Day Reef Dives in Pompion and Scuba Dive in PlacenciaScuba Diving

Full-Day Reef Dives in Pompion and Scuba Dive in Placencia

the diver is likely to see hawksbill and loggerhead turtles, spotted eagle rays, southern rays, spiny lobsters, green and spotted moray eels, spider crabs, barracuda, schools of horse-eyed jacks,Occasionally reef sharks, manta rays, and even the whale shark can be seen cruising in the open blue water. Coral formations include walls, canyons, pinnacles, spur and grove formations and overhangs with an abundance of coral and sponge types.On most dive trips, the added bonus is a post-dive snorkel just inside the barrier reef where the local fisherman clean their catch – almost guaranteed to snorkel with different aquatic animal Pompion’s residents include spiny lobsters, green moray eels, spider crabs, hawksbill turtles, nurse sharks, southern and yellow stingrays and lots of colorful Caribbean reef fishes. add ons: rental equipment 100cu ft tank nitro tank THESE ARE ADDITIONAL COSTS IF YOU'D LIKE TO RENT THESE ITEMS MENTIONED ABOVE. PLEASE EMAIL US OR MESSAGE US IF YOU'RE INTERESTED
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  • 1 day
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US$216.00
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US$216.00

Silk Caye Reef Scuba Diving Day in Placencia with LunchScuba Diving

Silk Caye Reef Scuba Diving Day in Placencia with Lunch

At outer reef dive sites at Silk or Queen Cayes (Marine Reserve), the diver is likely to see hawksbill and loggerhead turtles, spotted eagle rays, southern rays, spiny lobsters, green and spotted moray eels, spider crabs, Occasionally reef sharks, manta rays, and even the whale shark can be seen cruising in the open blue water. Coral formations include walls, canyons, pinnacles, spur and grove formations and overhangs with an abundance of coral and sponge types. On most dive trips, the added bonus is a post dive snorkel just inside the barrier reef where the local fisherman clean their catch – almost guaranteed to snorkel with huge turtles, southern sting rays, eagle rays, and nurse sharks. Great chance for a nose to nose photo op with the great big turtle. add ons: rental equipment 100cu ft tank nitro tank THESE ARE ADDITIONAL COSTS IF YOU'D LIKE TO RENT THESE ITEMS MENTIONED ABOVE. PLEASE EMAIL US OR MESSAGE US IF YOU'RE INTERESTED
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  • 1 day
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US$228.00
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US$228.00

South Water Caye Scuba Dive (Placencia) 1 or 2 divesScuba Diving

South Water Caye Scuba Dive (Placencia) 1 or 2 dives

South Water Caye is another Belize Marine Reserve on the barrier reef protecting the marine and reef environments which makes for some excellent diving. Outer reef dive sites at South Water Caye include a myriad of interesting walls and canyons with spur and grove formations and very healthy corals. The outer reef walls are one of the best places to see spotted eagle rays. add ons: rental equipment 100cu ft tank nitro tank THESE ARE ADDITIONAL COSTS IF YOU'D LIKE TO RENT THESE ITEMS MENTIONED ABOVE. PLEASE EMAIL US OR MESSAGE US IF YOU'RE INTERESTED
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  • 1 day
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US$295.00
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US$295.00

South Water Caye (Placencia) 3 dives Scuba DiveScuba Diving

South Water Caye (Placencia) 3 dives Scuba Dive

South Water Caye is another Belize Marine Reserve on the barrier reef protecting the marine and reef environments which makes for some excellent diving. Outer reef dive sites at South Water Caye include a myriad of interesting walls and canyons with spur and grove formations and very healthy corals. The outer reef walls are one of the best places to see spotted eagle rays. add ons: rental equipment 100cu ft tank nitro tank THESE ARE ADDITIONAL COSTS IF YOU'D LIKE TO RENT THESE ITEMS MENTIONED ABOVE. PLEASE EMAIL US OR MESSAGE US IF YOU'RE INTERESTED
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  • 1 day
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US$308.00
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US$308.00

Glover's Reef Scuba Dive (Placencia) 3 dives Scuba Diving

Glover's Reef Scuba Dive (Placencia) 3 dives

Glovers Reef is the southernmost of three atolls off Belize’s coast. The southern part of Glovers is approximately 30 nautical miles from Placencia, a journey which takes a little more than an hour and a half. The ride is certainly worth every minute as some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean and in Belize can be found here. Glovers Atoll is an oval-shaped reef system 15 miles long by 4 miles wide. Five Islands lie on the eastern side where most of the diving is done. These islands are mostly private with small diving and fishing resorts. The pristine waters with unique coral formations & tons of marine life make Glovers reef a popular spot for divers wanting to see the best Belize has to offer. Glovers are one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites add ons: rental equipment 100cu ft tank nitro tank THESE ARE ADDITIONAL COSTS IF YOU'D LIKE TO RENT THESE ITEMS MENTIONED ABOVE. PLEASE EMAIL US OR MESSAGE US IF YOU'RE INTERESTED
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  • 1 day
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US$349.00
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US$349.00

Blue Hole Scuba Diving Day in Placencia Scuba Diving

Blue Hole Scuba Diving Day in Placencia

Location: 65 nautical miles northeast of Placencia Depth: 130 feet Access: Boat Expertise rating: Advanced The Blue Hole located on the Lighthouse Reef Atoll is one of Belize’s best known dive sites. It was made famous by Jacques Cousteau who visited the Blue Hole aboard Calypso in 1972 to determine its depth. The Blue Hole is actually a sinkhole that was created after the collapse of an underground cavern and cave system. Almost perfectly circular, the Blue Hole is about 1000 feet/300mt in diameter and over 400 feet/130mt deep. Huge stalactites can be found at depths starting around 100 feet/30mt hanging from the ceiling of caves. The formation of these stalactites and sheer-sided walls is the most interesting feature of this dive.Giant groupers, nurse sharks, reef sharks & blacktip sharks may be encountered. add ons: rental equipment 100cu ft tank nitro tank THESE ARE ADDITIONAL COSTS IF YOU'D LIKE TO RENT THESE ITEMS MENTIONED ABOVE.PLEASE EMAIL US OR MESSAGE US IF INTERESTED
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  • 1 day
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US$549.00
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US$549.00

Laughing bird caye Snorkeling (Placencia)Snorkeling

Laughing bird caye Snorkeling (Placencia)

Most of our inner reef dive sites are at or around Laughing Bird Caye which is a National Park and World Heritage Site. This beautiful and unique caye is located eleven nautical miles east of Placencia. The boat ride takes about 30 minutes to some of the most beautiful dive sites in Southern Belize. The formation of most of the dive sites are fringing reef systems, with spur and groove formations, and occasional drop offs and areas of patch reef. These sites are ideal for entry level and novice divers as there are very weak currents, and many of the sites are protected, and these sites are also suited to experienced and expert divers who have good buoyancy control, and a fine eye for details, as there are many reef critters that will make the dives enjoyable and exciting.
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  • 1 day
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US$128.00
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US$128.00

Silk Caye Snorkeling (Placencia) Snorkeling

Silk Caye Snorkeling (Placencia)

Silk or Queen Cayes Silk or Queen Cayes is 20 nautical miles east of Placencia in Southern Belize. The boat ride to these beautiful cayes takes about one hour and then an additional 5-10 minutes to the dive sites. You will be amazed at the beauty of these dive sites. Add Ons: fins and face mask full face mask these are rental equipments for an additional cost, please email us if interested
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  • 1 day
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US$162.00
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US$162.00

Outer/Inner Reef Fishing Cultural Tours

Outer/Inner Reef Fishing

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With hundreds of miles of fishing areas, Belize is an angler's paradise. Fish fans are attracted to the waters of Belize because of the varied types of fishing only the Caribbean Sea has to offer. Belize's aquatic ecosystem is rich with a diverse number of fish and excellent fishing grounds.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$769.24
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US$769.24
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Inner Reef FishingCultural Tours

Inner Reef Fishing

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With hundreds of miles of fishing areas, Belize is an angler's paradise. Fish fans are attracted to the waters of Belize because of the varied types of fishing only the Caribbean Sea has to offer. Belize's aquatic ecosystem is rich with a diverse number of fish and excellent fishing grounds.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$564.11
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US$564.11
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Fishing/snorkeling/island TimeSnorkeling

Fishing/snorkeling/island Time

Belize's aquatic ecosystem is rich with a diverse number of fish and excellent fishing and snorkeling grounds. We encourage visitors to immerse themselves in Belize’s culture and lifestyle and to embrace the life altering experience that only a Belizean experience can provide!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$769.24
per group
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US$769.24
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Private 2 Tank Barrier Reef Scuba DivngScuba Diving

Private 2 Tank Barrier Reef Scuba Divng

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Experience the beauty of Belize’s UNESCO-listed barrier reef during this 6-hour private scuba diving excursion. Visit two dive sites—the North Wall and White Hole—and discover the diverse marine life such as turtles, nurse sharks, and stingrays that thrive in these waters. Enjoy a delicious lunch on the beach of Silk Caye and a personalized experience with a private scuba guide.
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  • 6 hours
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US$250.00
Price varies by group size
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US$250.00
Price varies by group size

Snorkel the Perfect Tropical Isle Silk Caye with Turtles, Rays and SharksSnorkeling

Snorkel the Perfect Tropical Isle Silk Caye with Turtles, Rays and Sharks

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Depart Placencia for one of the best and clearest snorkeling spots on Belize’s barrier reef, the marine reserve of Silk Cayes. A licensed guide gets you there and helps you gear up to safely explore colorful coral gardens teeming with lobsters, crabs, and colorful reef fish. Refuel with a Belizean-style lunch before splashing back in at a spot famous for attracting throngs of nurse sharks, sting rays, and sea turtles.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$137.83
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US$137.83
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River Tubing 45 minutes from PlacenciaTubing

River Tubing 45 minutes from Placencia

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River tubing on the South Stann Creek river - 45 minutes from Placencia Enjoy the scenic jungles of Belize, gliding down the South Stann Creek River on a rubber tube.   It is a short drive from Placencia village to this gorgeous private property. Leisurely swim and play. We can help you to arrange this hassle-free excursion.  It is one of the simplest excursions you will enjoy.  If you are looking for relaxation, some jungle time and simple adventure.  This is the excursion you should do.  Besides it being so close to Placencia peninsula, it is really the stress-free activity to do. Leave the Caribbean Sea to take a short drive on one of Belize's beautiful Rivers. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00
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US$99.00

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