Situated along the Caribbean Sea in Central America, Belize offers the perfect combination of pristine diving, lazy island life, jungle adventures, and cultural exploration. Home to Mayan ruins of ancient temples emerging from lush forests, pay homage to a bygone civilization whose magnificent structures have remained for thousands of years along with intricate cave networks.
For jungle adventures, travel to one of the numerous national parks for challenging treks, natural pools, cascading waterfall. Glide over the jungle canopy on the country’s longest zipline, and track some of the country's famed wildlife and numerous bird species.
Head to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea to explore the second largest coral reef on Earth. Dive in the Blue Hole, dropping some 400 feet with beautiful marine life and underwater caves for or head to Shark Ray Alley for fabulous snorkeling with vibrant coral. Embrace the local Garifuna culture full of lively music and welcoming ceremonies, grab a bite of fresh fruit or grilled meat from a local stand, and hop aboard a golf cart to wind through the streets of lazy beach towns. Embrace the culture of relaxation and explore all the beautiful wonders this country has to offer.
What’s To Love in Belize
Contemplate The Brilliance of Mayan Civilization
Home to the great Mayan civilization famed for its advances in mathematics and science, Belize has preserved numerous sites of the ancient civilization’s temples, plazas, inscriptions and caves in places like Xunantunich and Caracol.
Visit the Jaguar Preserve
Take a guided hike through the Cocksomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the only jaguar preserve in the world, with over 120,000 acres also home to hundreds of birds, jaguarundi, pumas, tapirs, ocelots and margays.
The Blue Hole
Snorkel around the nearly 1,000 foot diameter coral globe sighting reef sharks and fish along the way or take a dive down the 400 foot drop into the marine abyss discovering incredible formations, caves, and even the hammerhead shark if you’re lucky.
Snorkel Shark Ray Alley
Named for the abundance of nurse sharks and stingrays that congregate in the area, the Alley offers divers and snorkelers a remarkable experience to get close and to these marine creatures gliding over the sparkling coral below.
Sail to Rastafarian Country
Take a catamaran sail from San Pedro to the petite island of Caulker to experience the Rastafarian community, alive with the sound of reggae music, relaxed living, and great seafood.
Explore the Underworld
Discover the cave that was once believed to be the mouth of the underworld where the ancient Mayans ceremoniously sacrificed and buried their people. Discover ancient artifacts, skeletons including the “Crystal Maiden”, and the natural beauty of the cave’s crystalline stalactites and stalagmites as you travel through the underworld.
Find Tranquility in a Float
Float along the Caves Branch River in an innertube through a network of staggering caves interspersed with high banks and beautiful jungle scenery as you float down the tranquil river.
Glide 2,500 feet above the jungle canopy choosing between 7 thrilling runs, a great add-on to your cave exploration or singular adventure for the family.
Monkey River Tour
From Placencia travel by boat passing mangrove swamps that are home to manatees, and beautiful flora and fauna, learning about its medicinal use, as you reach the land of the Howler monkey in the thick jungle canopy.
The rainy season typically lasts from late June to November, with rains letting off slowly after the hurricane season in October, when temperatures become more bearable. The driest and best season to travel to Belize spans from January to May, with December and June being fine shoulder months to travel if you don’t mind the chance of rain or slightly warmer temperatures.
Typically for the type of Custom Itineraries we build, prices in Belize can run from $300 - $500 + USD per person per day, primarily dependent upon regional flights, destinations, lodging, activities, time of year, and single or double occupancy. Quoted Tour prices include accommodations, guides, excursions, park entrance and conservation fees, equipment rental, ground transfers and breakfasts.
Tour proposals exclude international flights, travel insurance, gratuities and most meals and beverages. Each proposal will detail all inclusions and exclusions for clarity.