Mother and daughter snorkeling

A Perfect Family Vacation in Belize

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Customizable Itinerary

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Wisk the family away for an exciting experience, discovering marine life swimming along the Barrier Reef and jaguars hiding in the Maya Mountains on this exhilarating Belize vacation. Your tour is custom tailored to family adventure on the Placencia Peninsula, accounting for activities both exhilarating and educational. Listen to howler monkeys roar in the morning. Watch lagoon shores for crocodiles. Kayak on the ocean to white sand islands. Mayan temples tower above the treetops and villages...

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Trip Highlights

  • Scour the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest reef in the world, in search of stunning marine life
  • Dive into the gorgeous Caribbean Sea to find gigantic whale sharks between the months of March and June
  • Venture into the enticing jungle at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary to follow the trails of protected jaguars
  • Enjoy a leisurely kayaking expedition around the beaches, reef, and mangrove forests of Laughing Bird Caye
  • Relish the welcoming sounds, enticing aromas, and gregarious people in the Garifuna village of Seine Bight
  • Indulge in the luxuries of a family-friendly resort with comfortable amenities overlooking the remarkable water
  • Find a Mayan temple rising out of the treetops near the southern tip of Placencia Peninsula 

Detailed Description

The jungle casts an emerald glow along the treetops of the Maya Mountains; the sea shines turquoise in the spreading sunlight. Your 8-day tour of Belize immerses you in the marveling natural beauty of the landscape and the inviting, eclectic culture that incorporates Spanish and British colonialism with West African embellishments and Mayan heritage. Belize will captivate the family through endless excitement, indulgent cuisine, and even a chance to pull up a beach chair and relax on the powdery sand. The family fun begins with your arrival in Belize City.

You continue to the Placencia airport on a small plane that lands on the narrow peninsula surrounding by the Caribbean Sea and a shallow estuary. The remainder of the day is yours to relax on the magnificent property of your luxury accommodation. The family steps onto a boat for a guided half-day snorkel tour along the Barrier Reef. The aquatic life showcases the spectacular world along the seafloor. In the afternoon, you make your way to the Seine Bight, a historic Garifuna village, to learn more about the culture and cuisine. Travel to the banks of Monkey River to discover the wildlife living on the water and beneath the trees of the wildlife sanctuary.

Search for iguanas, manatees, turtles, and crocodiles. Your guide meets you at the hotel  to lead the family beneath the jungle canopy at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Traverse the trails in search jaguars, ocelots, and the captivating wildlife roaming the protected landscape. Travel to the southern edges of the peninsula to visit the Mayan site of Nim Li Punit, where an antique temple frames one of the main plazas. The following day takes the family to the shores of Laughing Bird Caye on a half-day tour kayaking along the nature preserve.

The combination of clear water, mangrove forest, and white sands offers the perfect image of Belize’s diverse beauty. Next, you have the day at your leisure to enjoy time with the family as you prefer. Relax by the pool or visit Belize’s only bowling alley. Between March and June, you can venture into the sea once more, this time in search of the breathtaking whale shark. On your final day, your private transfer escorts you to the Placencia airport for your flight to Belize City, where you check-in for the flight home. 

Starting Price

$3,635 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.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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