White beaches, Maya ruins, monkey-dappled trails, and a surreal world that is hidden beneath the ground are all yours to explore during this 10-day tropical tour of Belize. Belize is a sultry hangout that mixes the best of the Caribbean with the beautiful jungles. With one foot in the sea and one in the rainforest, you can explore one of the world’s emerging destinations with this handcrafted itinerary. Belize offers a tropical vacation with an array of surprises, so you can escape to a beach...
Belize City – Surprises of the City
Most visitors to Belize land in the capital and then head straight out to their destinations, but you will have the chance to explore Belize City with an engaging guide. Sure, the city is a little rough around the edges, but that only adds to its authenticity. You will touch down at the country’s main international airport and transfer to your boutique hotel on the waterfront. Here, you may be treated to pods of dolphins in the water. You can spend the afternoon with your guide, walking around the highlights of the capital.
Placencia – Wandering Quiet Beaches
Placencia – Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Placencia – Maya Culture and the Lubaantun Ruins
San Ignacio – Immersed in the Rainforest
San Ignacio – Xunantunich and Barton Creek
San Ignacio – Into the Maya Underworld
Caye Caulker – Caribbean Beach Life
Caye Caulker – Snorkeling Expedition
Caye Caulker – Helicopter Flight
Caye Caulker – Departure
- Bask on the white beaches of Placencia, where miles of white sand are backdropped by swaying palms
- Uncover Maya secrets when you trek through the rainforest to the ruins of Xunantunich and Lubaantun
- Indulge in the Caribbean island life with several days on Caye Caulker, which is an islet that is as laid-back as anywhere in the archipelago
- Immerse yourself in the rainforest at an eco-lodge just outside San Ignacio, which is a superb base for finding birdlife, monkeys, and giant iguanas
- Uncover the Maya underworld with an adventurous day trip to Actun Tunichil Muknal, which is a cave system that was once used for sacrificial rituals
- Snorkel into a vibrant marine world with day trips to Laughing Bird Caye National Park, Hol Chan Nature Reserve, and Shark Ray Alley
- Helicopter above the Great Blue Hole for an evocative impression of the Caribbean landscape
- Start your vacation in Belize City, which is a city with plenty of surprises when you are in the hands of a good local guide
You can gaze down on Belize from your helicopter flight to find a perfect landscape for a tropical vacation. Coral reefs, white beaches, thick green jungle, and all the fresh colors of the Caribbean imbue the landscape. You can explore the country and all of its hidden sights. Howler monkeys and iguanas occupy the canopy, Maya ruins rise like phantoms from the forest, and sharks and rays populate the reefs. You can uncover the sacrificial Maya caves, beaches that remain untouched by footprints, and rivers that slice through the home of hummingbirds. Half of your tour will be in the Caribbean, and the other half will be in the rainforest.
Highlighting the country’s landscape, this 11-day vacation is split between the Caribbean and the jungle. There will be a surprise every day, even as you are drifting off on a palm-studded island. Your tour will begin in Belize City, which is a vastly misunderstood capital that really comes alive when you have a local guide. Then, you will fly to Placencia, where fine white beaches will bring several days of rest and indulgence. Your lodge will be perched on the sand, and there are 16 miles of beaches to enjoy. You will then explore above and below the water at Laughing Bird Caye National Park, and the following day will lead you to the Monkey River, the Lubaantun ruins, and a small Maya village.
Afterward, you will travel along the Hummingbird Highway to San Ignacio and the lodge that pioneered luxury ecotourism in the country. There is a private stretch of rainforest to explore here, including a medicinal trail that highlights the ancient use of flora. Maya ruins abound as well, such as the temple of Xunantunich, which rises from the trees. There is also the Maya underworld that you can discover the following day, Actun Tunichil Muknal will provide pure adventure and mysterious history. By flying across Belize to Caye Caulker, you will complete your vacation amid a tropical postcard on an islet that embodies the relaxing island lifestyle. During these final days, you can snorkel safely with sharks in Hol Chan Nature Reserve and take a helicopter flight over the Great Blue Hole. When all the day’s activities are finished, there is always a quiet spot in Belize to watch the sunset.
$5,000 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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