Belize, Guatemala and Honduras Vacation. Visit the second largest barrier reef in the world during this 17 day trip.
The biggest tourist attraction in Belize is the Barrier Reef Reserve System. This is the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere and the second largest in the world. It contains spectacular offshore atolls, hundreds 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 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.
Upon your arrival at Belize City airport, you will start your holiday with a beautiful 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.
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 there are three separate atoll reefs 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.
The Blue Hole is one of the most astounding dive sites on earth. 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. If you have a diving certification, you will be able to dive in The Blue Hole instead of snorkeling for an extra fee.
On day four, you will have the option to rest and relax. Additional, you can take any of the snorkeling or diving tours we organize in the island.
Today you will go to Caye Caulker by boat where you can discover one of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs. When snorkeling, you will see waving corals, brightly colored tropical fish and aquatic plants. If you have a diving certification, you will be able to rent complete diving equipment and guidance togo deep-sea diving.
This 4 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 this cay. Due to its proximity to the Barrier Reef, snorkeling and dive trips are two of the most popular activities that we can offer you, along sailing trips. Today you will have a full day sailing and snorkeling tour.
Today you will have a free day to rest and relax.
From Caye Caulker a boat will take you to Belize City. From there, a connecting bus will complete the remainder of your journey to the beautiful beaches of Placencia.
We offer you the following tours in Placencia:
-Visit the Cays by kayak,camping along the way on the unspoiled islands that dot the horizon from there to the Barrier Reef.
-Take a boat tour of Monkey River where you will see howler monkeys, iguanas and, if you are lucky, perhaps a couple of crocodiles along the river shore.
You will have the option to choose between any of these two tours.
Placencia is a peninsula located on the Caribbean coast of the Creek District in Belize, and is well known for its fantastic beaches. It is a paradise for those who love nature. Placencia has a tranquil lagoon, where you will find an abundance of flowers, birds, plans, butterflies and many other species. Our advice is slip into a hammock, relax, and enjoy the view.
Livingston is the only Caribbean settlement in Guatemala. The population is divided into Afro-Caribbean and indigenous. It is located right where the Rio Dulce emerges into the Caribbean Sea. Livingston has the best beaches of the entire country, so this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the ocean and relax. You will also visit the Seven Altars, a natural park, which has various waterfalls in the middle of a rainforest.
Rio Dulce is found alongside the largest lake in the country, Lake Izabal. Rio Dulce emerges into the Caribbean Sea, and you will be taken on a picturesque boat journey through Rio Dulce,where you can observe the flora and beautiful locations such as the Hidden River and the Dark Lagoon. The most impressive part of the river is at the end of this boat tour where the river gets narrower and the mountains taller, lending it its name, the Great Canyon.
We will departure by land to Honduras, then take a ferry to the beautiful island of Utila.
At the southern end of the Barrier Reef System, you can find the third largest of Honduras’ Bay Islands, Utila. Utila is just 11 kilometers long and 4 kilometers at its widest and is surrounded by vast coral reefs with prolific undersea life. There are approximately 60 scuba diving sites, including caves and numerous wrecks. Utila is also famous for diving with the Whale Shark, the world’s largest fish.
Utila is one of the best places to obtain your diving certification. We will give you the option to learn how to dive with PADI certificated instructors, or if you are already certified you will be able to join one of our diving tours. It is always possible to join snorkeling tours if you prefer.
Today brings an end to this stunning journey through three different countries. You can also choose to extend your stay by combining this with one of our other trips. Contact us for more information. You will take a domestic flight to the International airport of San Pedro Sula for your flight back home.