Belize, Guatemala & Honduras

Multi-country

Visit the second-largest barrier reef in the world during this 15-day trip. The biggest tourist attraction in Belize is the Barrier Reef Reserve System. This is the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere and the second-largest in the world. It contains spectacular offshore atolls, hundreds of sand cays, forests, and more.

In Guatemala, you will visit two of the most desirable destinations of the Caribbean: Rio Dulce and Livingston. In Honduras, you will visit one of the Bay Islands, famous for their snorkeling and scuba diving. You will have the option to learn how to dive and obtain your PADI diving certification.

The Great Blue Hole

Coral in Utila Island

Finca Paraiso

Placencia, Belize

Highlights

The Great Blue Hole, San Pedro Island, Placencia, Laughing Bird Caye, Rio Dulce, and Utila Island.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival

Upon your arrival at Belize City airport, you will start your holiday with a scenic domestic flight to San Pedro Island. Once you have settled into your hotel, you will have the remainder of the day to relax and adjust to a slower, more relaxing pace of life. San Pedro Island is located in the Ambergris Caye in Belize, this island is located one mile from the Belize Barrier Reef. The longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere and the second-longest in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef is a series of coral reefs that stretch along the coast for 300 kilometers. 

To the east of the Barrier Reef, three separate atoll reefs are making the cays in Belize a stunning paradise for those who love diving. With the colorfully painted houses set beside the clear turquoise sea, coconut palms, and hotels with bungalows, this island is a postcard setting.

Day 2. Snorkeling tour

Discover the focal points of the coral barrier reef on a catamaran excursion. Snorkel at Shark Ray Alley and Hol Chan. Hol Chan has the biggest assortment of species to be seen in the area and is often set side by side to an aquarium, while at Shark Ray Alley you get to participate in a close appointment with nurse sharks and stingrays. Watch from the boat or go swimming with them. 

Day 3. The Great Blue Hole

The Blue Hole is one of the most mind-boggling snorkeling and dive sites on the planet. It is almost a perfectly circular hole over 300 meters in diameter, with a water depth of 124 meters, causing the deep blue color for which it is named. The Great Blue hole is part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve, which has been added to the World Heritage Site list of UNESCO.

The Blue Hole contains a colossal undersea sinkhole surrounded by a ring of coral in the sparkling, shallow waters of the Lighthouse Reef Atoll. It is the largest geological formation of its kind on earth. Made acclaimed by world-renowned undersea adventurer Jacques Cousteau, this exceptional place is on the bucket list of basically every diver on earth. Its vertical plunge, passing Reef Sharks into the age-old cenote, ultimately gives way to gigantic stalactites and caves. Today, we offer a diving tour for those who are PAID-certified divers. If you aren’t a diver, you can still see the Blue Hole via an aerial tour. Even more fascinating and attractive when seen from the air, the Blue Hole is so large it can even be seen from space!

Day 4. Self-discovery

On day four, you will have the option to rest and relax. Additionally, you can take any of the snorkeling or diving tours we organize on the island. Friendly and easygoing, you will love the laid-back atmosphere of the white sand streets on this island.

Day 5. Placencia

From San Pedro, you will take a domestic flight to the beautiful beaches of Placencia. 

Day 6. Laughing Bird Caye

Today, you will have a snorkeling tour of the beloved Laughing Bird Caye. It is the most beloved Inner Reef dive stop. The small island is studded with delightful palm trees, a powdery white beach, an invincible snorkeling destination. As it is conserved it is teeming with underwater life and exceptionally robust coral. You will be able to spot creatures such as drums, huge lobsters, cleaner shrimp, arrow crabs, snapper, barracuda, and more assortments of reef fish than you can calculate. There are lots of areas with healthy corals and ample marine life to check out.

Day 7. Self-discovery

Placencia is a peninsula located on the Caribbean coast of the Creek District in Belize and is famous for its incredible beaches. It is a paradise for those who love nature. Placencia has a peaceful lagoon, where you will find an abundance of flowers, birds, plants, butterflies, and many other species. Our advice is to slip into a hammock, relax, and enjoy the view.

Day 8. Punta Gorda

Today, we will drive to Punta Gorda, where you will have free time to rest and relax.

Day 9. Livingston

Today, we will have a boat expedition to Livingston, the only Caribbean town in Guatemala. The population is divided into Afro-Caribbean and Mayans. It is located right where Rio Dulce (the Sweet River) emerges into the Caribbean Ocean. You will go by boat and visit the Seven Altars, a natural park, which has various waterfalls in the middle of a rainforest. We will also stop at the best beaches in the entire country, so this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the ocean and relax.

Day 10. Rio Dulce & Finca Paraiso

Rio Dulce is found next to the largest lake in Guatemala, Lake Izabal. Rio Dulce emerges into the Caribbean Ocean. You will go on a fascinating boat journey through Rio Dulce, where you can observe the flora and beautiful locations such as the Dark Lagoon and the Hidden River. The most impressive part of the river is at the beginning of this boat expedition where the river gets narrower and the mountains taller, lending it its name, the Great Canyon.

Later, we will go by boat to Finca Paraiso, located in Lake Izabal. It is one of the most unique waterfalls in Guatemala. The current is deep, cold, and perfect for swimming on a hot day. Not only is the waterfall fascinating, but it is fed by hot springs. This fall cascades into a cool pool, making the whole scenery both amusing and inviting. 

Day 11. Utila Island

We will depart by land to La Ceiba, Honduras, then take a ferry to the beautiful island of Utila.

Day 12 – 14. Self-discovery

At the southern end of the Barrier Reef System, you can find the third largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras, Utila. This dazzling island is just 11 kilometers long and 4 kilometers at its widest and is surrounded by endless coral reefs with rich underwater life. There are approximately 60 scuba diving sites, including caves and numerous wrecks. Utila is also famous for snorkeling and diving with the captivating Whale Shark, the world’s largest fish. Utila is one of the best places to obtain your diving certification worldwide. We will give you the option to learn how to dive with PADI instructors, or if you are already certified you can join one of our diving tours. It is always possible to join snorkeling tours if you prefer. 

Day 15. Departure

Today brings an end to this stunning journey through three different countries of the Caribbean. You will take a domestic flight to the International airport of San Pedro Sula for your flight back home. You can also choose to extend your stay by combining this with one of our other trips. Contact us for more information.

Expenses included

15 days & 14 nights

$2,800* per guest

Private transportation, door to door service

 Domestic flights listed in the itinerary

 14 nights of accommodation in small boutique hotels

Local certified onsite guides

Park entrance fees when necessary

Ferries and boat transfers

Daily breakfast

Taxes

Price varies by group size

Not included: international flights, travel insurance and other expenses than indicated

Extension
Island-hopping

This is an unexampled adventure to explore the most isolated parts of the Belize barrier reef to experiment some of her best snorkeling areas! This amazing holiday is created as an island hopping adventure for all those who want to experience this unoccupied Caribbean heaven.

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