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

Belize Highlights - a sample holiday for families

Day 1

En route to Belize

Fly to the USA and spend the night in an airport hotel.

Day 2

Belize City - Burrell Boom

Arrive into Belize City in the mid morning and take a short river trip to arrive at your hotel. This afternoon you'll visit the nearby Baboon Sanctuary.

Day 3

Lamanai Maya ruins

Enjoy a guided trip up river. Along the way see how many different kinds of birds you encounter & challenge the kids to be the first to spy a howler monkey hooting from the treetops. The magnificent Maya ruins at Lamanai is the end-point of the trip where you'll enjoy a guided visit of the site.

Day 4


Transfer to the sleepy Garifuna town of Hopkins, on the Caribbean coast.

Day 5


Enjoy a guided visit to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, home to the elusive jaguar.

Day 6

Cayo District

Transfer to Belize's Cayo District. En route stop to enjoy one of Belize's most well-known activities cave-tubing then get the adrenaline going by doing some zip-lining through the canopy.

Day 7

Cayo District

Get a glimpse of both modern and ancient Maya today when you visit a local Maya community and 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

Cayo District

Day at leisure. Options include: horse-riding, abseiling, visit the Maya sites at Caracol, Cahal Pech or Tikal in Guatemala, go canoeing, do some bird-watching, go hiking.

Day 9

Ambergris Caye

Travel over to Ambergris Caye, Belize's largest island for some beach R&R.

Day 10

Ambergris Caye

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

Days 11-13

Ambergris Caye

Relax on the beach or by the pool. Options for: snorkelling & diving, manatee-spotting, sea kayaking, fishing.

Day 14

Ambergris Caye - Belize City - fly home

Take a short-hop domestic flight to Belize City 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.