Highlights of Belize for Families

Belize has something to offer every member of the family – whatever their age. Be amazed at ancient Maya ruins emerging tall and majestic from the surrounding jungle. Climb the steep steps for fabulous views out over the rainforest canopy below. Go on a guided river trip for a great opportunity to see wildlife of all kinds – crocodiles, a whole variety of birds, monkeys, kinkajous etc. Try some cave-tubing – one of Belize’s favourite past-times where you drift down river through the extensive cave system – along with exhilarating zip-lining through the jungle canopy. End your holiday with some beach R&R where you can snorkel, swim or dive along the longest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere.

Family Highlights


DAY 1:

Your holiday begins as you fly to the across the Atlantic and stay overnight in a US airport hotel. Typical US hubs to Belize include Atlanta, Houston, Miami or Newark.

DAY 2:

Fly into Belize at around mid-day and transfer to your hotel on the banks of Old River. En route, visit the nearby Baboon Sanctuary – actually a sanctuary for Howler Monkeys.

DAY 3:

Travel up the river to the Maya ruins of Lamanai. The river trip is a great opportunity for spotting wildlife along the banks and in the water.

DAY 4:

Transfer to the small and vibrant Garifuna town of Hopkins, on Belize’s Caribbean coast. Hopkins has been voted “The Friendliest Village in Belize”.

DAY 5:

Enjoy a guided visit to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, rich in beauty, wildlife and Maya culture, plus home to the elusive jaguar. Don’t forget your cameras!

DAY 6:

Transfer to Belize’s Cayo District. En route enjoy some of Belize’s most well-known activities with cave-tubing and an adrenaline-charge zip-line through the canopy.

DAY 7:

Get a glimpse of both modern and ancient Maya, visiting a local Maya community to learn about their traditions & culture. Then stop at the impressive Xunantunich Maya ruins, accessed by a hand-cranked ferry, to learn about the ancient ways.

DAY 8:

Day at leisure in the Cayo Distirct to relax and unwind or explore the area further. Optional activities on offer include horse-riding, abseiling, visiting the Maya sites at Caracol, Cahal Pech or Tikal across the border, canoeing, bird-watching and nature hiking.

DAY 9:

Travel over to Ambergris Caye, Belize’s largest island to enjoy some well deserved beach R&R for the final part of your family holiday.

DAY 10:

Go snorkelling in Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley, two of Belize’s best snorkelling spots for mingling and interacting with the impressive marine life.

DAYS 11-13:

Time to relax on the beach or by the pool. Options for snorkelling & diving, manatee-spotting, sea kayaking and fishing.

DAY 14:

Take a short-hop domestic flight back to Belize City International Airport ready to check in for your flight home.

The above sample family holiday to Belize can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.


Belize has a good range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made family holiday to Belize.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Belize Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample family holiday to Belize are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made family holiday to Belize.

Duration of your Belize Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your holiday to Belize, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your family holiday to Belize along with a link to the hotel’s website, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the itinerary until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from this family holiday in Belize.

Flying to Belize

There are no direct flights to Belize, and no same-day flights. Routes into Belize include via the USA, via Mexico, via Guatemala and via El Salvador. Please discuss your preferences with your Travel Consultant.


For younger children there may be a minimum age, a minimum height or minimum weight restriction for some of the activities.  Please ask your Travel Consultant for details.