Vacation

Belize

With many top destinations offering the most interesting views of the country, Belize is certainly the ideal place for those looking for the perfect vacation package. From its paradisiacal islands and coastal villages where you will enjoy the sun, beaches, and thrilling sea activities, to its mainland towns and cities, perfect for jungle adventures and ecotourism. As a very small country, Belize allows visiting both jungle and beach destinations in a short time to have the most exciting experiences throughout its unique natural landscapes.

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

Barton Creek Cave

Caye Caulker

Snorkeling in the barrier reef

Highlights

Chill out with the locals, and enjoy the fresh and delicious native cuisine, visit a Mayan site, subterranean caves, snorkel in the tropical reefs and relax on beautiful little islands, and turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival.

Upon arrival to Belize, you will be brought two hours inland from the Belize International Airport. Here, you will reach the area of San Ignacio, the heart and soul of the Cayo District serving as a hub for eco-tourism. All roads and activities lead back to this city, due to its easy access to top attractions in western Belize making it a vibrant and popular travel destination.

You will stay in an eco-lodge located in the heavy jungle of western Belize. You can add an optional early birdwatching walk to your itinerary, where you might have to follow a toucan. Experience the Belizean jungle in a sincerely intimate way. Nothing about the jungle of this jungle is ordinary, it is a complete joy to stay here. 

Day 2. Mayan ruins.

Today, in the first tour of your Belize vacation you will visit the Mayan City of Xunantunich, an enormous stone city built in the middle of the jungle, its excavated core is 2.6 square kilometers formed by six large plazas with 26 palaces and temples, is the oldest and continuously excavated Maya site in the country. 

Boasting impressive pyramids and stone engravings, it is a must-see for those who enjoy archeology. The walk through the site is peaceful, and you can observe the fauna and flora of the site while enjoying the impressive Mayan structures, after the visit you will be driven back to your jungle lodge.

Day 3. Barton Creek Cave.

Today, you will discover the underworld of Belize. This cave tour is a little different from the others since Barton Creek flows through the cave; canoes are the only way to see the Mayan underworld. Recently named as one of the nine most beautiful and unusual cave destinations in the world, this canoeing tour through the stunning Mayan ceremonial cave will certainly dazzle your senses. 

The scenic location, the geological formations amid tropical beauty makes Barton Creek Cave one of the most fascinating natural and cultural wonders of the country. The canoes make this tour the most accessible and least difficult of all the cave tours. 

After this unique excursion, you will be able to enjoy the waterfalls, take a refreshing swim, after lunch, you will be transferred back to your lodge.

Day 4. Caye Caulker.

In the morning a driver will take you back to Belize city where you will take a water taxi or domestic flight that will take you to Caye Caulker, a beautiful little island located to the west of the Belize Barrier Reef.

Day 5. Snorkeling excursion.

Belize is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, The Barrier Reef Reserve System, is the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, and second in the world. 

This amazing Belize vacation includes today a boat and snorkeling tour to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, the Shark Ray Alley, where you can see lots of nurse sharks and southern stingrays, and the Coral Gardens where you will see waving corals, brightly colored tropical fish and aquatic plants and enjoy some of the best underwater experiences in the world. 

You will enjoy some of the most beautiful underwater scenes in the better lit and shallower waters. A worthy contender for the best snorkeling destination in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef also has spectacular offshore atolls, hundreds of sand cays, forests, and more.

Day 6. Self-discovery.

The island of Caye Caulker flaunts a magnificent culture that makes for a relaxing getaway. This four-mile-long island is located to the west of the Belize Barrier Reef. Friendly and easygoing, you will love the laid-back atmosphere of the white sand streets on the cay. 

Today you will have free time to do more snorkeling or just relax and enjoy the beautiful turquoise waters and experience a “go slow” Caribbean vibe of the island wandering its colorful sandy streets. 

Day 7. Departure

A water taxi will take you to the shore to be transferred to the international airport where your flight departs out of Belize City putting an end to your Belize vacation. Alternatively, we can organize for you a domestic flight from Caye Caulker to the international airport. If you don’t have enough of Belize yet, contact us and we will help you plan an extension of your adventure through this Caribbean paradise.

Expenses included

7 days & 6 nights

$1,400* per guest

Private transportation, door to door service

 Domestic flights Belize City – Caye Caulker round trip

 6 nights accommodation: boutique hotels and jungle lodges

Local certified onsite guides

 All park entrance fees

Taxes

Price varies by group size

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

Extensions
Island-hopping

This is an unexampled adventure to explore the most isolated parts of the Belize barrier reef to experiment with 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.

The Blue Hole

The Great Blue Hole is an exceptional underwater sinkhole that is placed off the coast and lies near the midpoint of the Lighthouse Reef. It is the largest sinkhole in the world, measuring an unbelievable 300 meters (984 feet) across and roughly 125 meters (410 feet) deep. Easily detectable from space is one of the most supreme dive spots in the world. Tour options: Air tour and Snorkeling tour.

Caracol Ruins

The main and dominant city in Mayan past. Caracol is a far-reaching metropolis covering roughly ten square kilometers and competing with the antique metropolis of Tikal in extent, influence, and riches. Indeed, it is the biggest Mayan city in Belize. This is an unbelievable site to visit, set in the center of a jungle reservoir (a lush forest south of San Ignacio near the border with Guatemala). Duration: one day – Price per guest from $100

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