Gorgeous Gems of Belize
Belize is a treasure of undiscovered splendor. This small country offers much, from a rich history to stunning natural beauty and a thriving culture. There’s something for everyone in Belize, from Mayan ruins to the world-famous Belize Barrier Reef. Our 14-day Gorgeous Gems of Belize tour introduces you to the best of the country, allowing you to experience its rich culture and breathtaking landscapes fully.
There are many different types of landscapes to see in Belize, from the dense jungles to the pristine beaches of the Caribbean. You will experience the country’s delicious cuisine and fascinating traditions. Come with us as we discover the stunning treasures that Belize has to offer.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
You’ll see the best of Belize on our Gorgeous Gems of Belize tour. The Lamanai Mayan ruins are where your journey will begin, followed by stops at Altun-Ha and the Baboon Sanctuary. The excursion also takes you to the Mayan ruins at Caracol and the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave. St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park, Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary, Placencia beach, and Laughing Bird Caye National Park are just some of the places you’ll get to see on your trip to Belize. At the journey’s end, you’ll snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef alongside sharks and rays.
A driver will be waiting to take you from the Belize City airport into the heart of the Mayan rainforest. You can settle in for the night and rest for the next day’s exploration.
The Lamanai Mayan ruins are along the river, and you will visit them on day two of your trip. Crocodiles, turtles, and birds are just some wildlife that might appear during the tour. After touring the Lamanai Mayan ruins, you’ll sit down for authentic Belizean cuisine lunch. You’ll head back to your hotel after the expedition.
Prepare for a day packed with archeology and wildlife on your beautiful Gems of Belize tour. Altun-Ha, a Mayan ruin approximately 31 miles north of Belize City, is where we’ll head after breakfast. The ancient Maya used this location as a ceremonial and commercial hub, and the tour will educate you on the structure’s background and design. After our time in Altun-Ha, our next stop will be the Community Baboon Sanctuary. The black howler monkey, also called a baboon, is the focus of conservation efforts at this facility. Following your visit to the Community Baboon Sanctuary, we will transport you to your jungle lodge in the San Ignacio region. Located in Belize’s westernmost province, San Ignacio is well-liked for its proximity to Mayan sites and verdant rainforest settings.
Prepare yourself for one of a kind adventure as we take you on the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave Tour, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in Belize. This cave network is one of the finest examples of Maya ritual caves ever discovered; it holds priceless artifacts and the skeletal remains of those sacrificed. First, you’ll take a 45-minute walk through the beautiful Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve, where you can see all kinds of animals and plants typical of the Belizean jungle.
Mountain Pine Ridge is a protected area with over 100,000 acres of pine forest, waterfalls, and deep ravines, and we will spend the day showing it to you. Our first stop will be at the Rio Frio Cave, where we can marvel at the underground river that winds through the mountain. The Caracol Mayan Ruins are the next stop on our tour of Belize’s archaeological sites. We’ll spend the afternoon exploring the ruins and cool off in the Rio On Pools, a series of natural swimming holes. Take this time to unwind and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Belizean jungle.
St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park is a favorite among hikers and campers, so we’ll spend the day there. In this park, you’ll find a network of limestone sinkholes brimming with swimming- and snorkeling-friendly blue water. Due to the crystal clarity of the water, this is an ideal location from which to study marine life. We will transport you from the blue hole to Hopkins, a quaint seaside town with a laid-back vibe and beautiful beaches.
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area covering over 150 square miles of pristine jungle, and we will take you there for a walk. In this park, you can spot animals like jaguars, ocelots, howler monkeys, and toucans. After our walk, we’ll float peacefully on inner tubes along a river in the jungle.
On day 8, you have the morning to unwind and get to know Placencia at your own pace. We’ll pick you up from your hotel at lunchtime and drive you to Placencia, a quaint seaside town where you can spend the night in an oceanfront establishment.
Laughing Bird Caye National Park is a great place to go snorkeling, and we will take you there on a boat tour. Snorkeling enthusiasts flock to this park because it is a World Heritage Site. The park’s waters teem with marine life, from tropical fish to sea turtles to stingrays. You can go snorkeling among the park’s colorful reefs and swim with the marine life.
On day 10, you’re on your own to discover the charming streets and relaxing beaches. Indulge in some local fare, take a dip in the warm waters of the Caribbean, and lounge on the sand with a good book.
On day 11, you’ll take a domestic flight from Dangriga to Caye Caulker, and we’ll transport you there. The relaxed Caribbean atmosphere, welcoming locals, and breathtaking natural beauty have made this tiny island one of Belize’s most popular tourist destinations.
On day 12, you’ll see the Belize Barrier Reef, the world’s second-largest coral reef system and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will take you on a snorkeling excursion through the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, where you can swim with sea turtles, stingrays, and tropical fish. At Shark Ray Alley, we’ll get as close to nurse sharks and southern stingrays as the law allows.
On day 13, you’re on your own to explore Caye Caulker however you like. Enjoy a sunset sail or a trip to the Great Blue Hole on one of our optional tours, or take a stroll around the island and unwind at the beach.
At the end of your trip, on day 14, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your Belize City International Airport flight.
map, expenses & price
Gorgeous Gems of Belize
-All private transportation.
-Thirteen nights of hotel accommodations.
-Professional certified guides.
-All park entrance fees.
-Tours and excursions as listed.