Belize Vacation

7 days

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

Baboon Sanctuary

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. Xunantunich 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. Altun-Ha and Baboon Sanctuary

On this day trip, you will visit the county’s most loved and well-known Mayan ruins, Altun-ha. This Mayan site is one of the most excavated and restored locations, and it is also the nearest to Belize City. Its plazas are surrounded by towering temples, easily climbed. You will find yourself walking over smooth, manicured grass and paths through this spectacular site, where you can feel the ever-present Maya spirit. 

After these fascinating Mayan ruins, you’ll go to the small town of Bermudian Landing to visit the Community Baboon Sanctuary. This community runs projects of sustainable ecotourism that conserve the environment of the threatened Black Howler Monkey, among other species. You will find yourself in nature and witness Black Howler Monkeys in the wild and wonder at the majesty of the rainforest.

Later, we’ll take you to the airport for your domestic flight to the island of your preference; Caye Caulker or San Pedro Island. The island of Caye Caulker flaunts a magnificent culture that makes for a relaxing getaway. This four-mile-long island is in 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. 

San Pedro is the largest island and one of the most beloved destinations in Belize. Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Belize Barrier Reef, the most extensive reef system in the northern hemisphere, it offers a wide variety of the best facilities in the country for snorkeling, fishing, and diving. 

San Pedro Island sits beside the clear turquoise sea with coconut palms and resorts and condos, ranging from modest to magnificent. Despite being a tourist destination preferred by many, San Pedro Island has not lost its relaxed Caribbean atmosphere; therefore is a must-see during your next Belize trip.

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.

Today you will have free time to do more snorkeling or relax, 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 the island 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.

map, expenses & price

Belize Vacation

Expenses included:
-All private transportation.
-Six nights of hotel accommodations.
-Professional guides.
-Domestic flights.
-All park entrance fees.
-Tours and excursions as listed.

Per person starting at $1,300

Extensions
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).

Horseback riding

The guided rides pass through the jungle trails in a subtropical broadleaf forest. With careful attention paid to the identity of the horses from birth, the ranch staff ensures the most pleasing aspects are animated to provide you with an impeccable riding buddy, each with their particular charisma. They train the horses since they are born, teach them with a friendly approach, and motivate them to love humans and explore the trails. 

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.

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