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Belize Vacation

Overview

With many top destinations offering the most interesting views of the country, Belize is certainly the ideal place for those looking for the perfect beach vacation package.  From its paradisiacal islands and coastal villages where you will enjoy sun, beaches and thrilling sea activities, to its mainland towns and cities, perfect for jungle adventures and ecotourism.

As a very small country, Belize gives the opportunity to visit both jungle and beach destinations in a short time to have the most exciting experiences throughout its unique natural landscapes.  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 the beautiful white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

❂ Highlights

  1. Mayan site of Xunantunich
  2. Barton Creek Caves
  3. The small island of Caye Caulker
  4. Barrier Reef Reserve System of Belize

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Itinerary

Upon arrival to Belize City, you will be brought two hours inland from the Belize City Airport.  Here, you will reach the small city 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.

Today, in the first tour of your Belize beach vacation package you will visit the Mayan City of Xunantunich, a 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 lodge in San Ignacio.

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 of 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 makes this tour the most accessible and least difficult of all the cave tours.  After this unique tour you will be able to enjoy the waterfalls, take a  refreshing swim, after lunch you will be transferred back to your hotel.

In the morning your private transportation will drive you back to Belize city where you will take a water taxi that will take you to Caye Caulker, a beautiful little island located to the west of the Belize Barrier Reef.

Belize is home of 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 beach vacation package includes today a sailing 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 more shallower waters.  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.

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 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 optional activities or just relax and enjoy the beautiful turquoise waters and experience a “go slow” Caribbean vibe of the island wandering its colorful sandy streets. 

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 beach vacation package.  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.

Extensions ⇢

01.
The Great Blue Hole, Belize

The Great Blue Hole is an exceptional underwater sinkhole that is placed off the coast and lies near the midpoint of Lighthouse Reef. It is the largest sinkhole of 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 of the world.

Tour options: 1. Air tour and 2. Snorkeling tour 

02.
Mayan ruins of Xunantunich, Belize 

The ruins with the most archeological relevance in the country. Established in the lush forest, the site accommodates one of the tallest Mayan temples in Belize. The Castle was constructed on an imposing hilltop overlooking a river. Additionally, the constructions found here are the most complex and intricate of those found elsewhere in the country. 

Duration: 1 day. Price per guest from: $120

03.
Mayan Ruins of Caracol

A 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). The site is accessed through the Mountain Pine Ridge, a magnificent space with streaming rivers and mysterious limestone cave systems. 

After a two and a half hour ride from San Ignacio up harsh dirt roads, passing through small Mayan settlements and dramatic surroundings, we will enter the sprawling archaeological site. 

Duration: 1 day. Price per person from: $100

04.
Island hopping in Belize 

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.

Duration: 3 days. Price per guest from: $450

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