Sample Holidays to Belize

Belize Holidays

Revealing the ABC and 3Rs of the country when on a tailor-made holiday in Belize.

A is for Adventure – trekking & hiking, mountain biking, canopy zip-lining, caving & tubing, kayaking, horse-riding, canyoning, waterfall-rappelling amongst the backdrop of  mountains and jungle. B is for the tropical white-sand Beaches on Belize’s Caribbean coast. C is for the eclectic mix of Culture of food, religion, music, customs, and arts & crafts across Belize’s Maya, Mennonite, Creole, & Mestizo peoples. R is for the largest Barrier Reef in the Western & Northern Hemispheres that nestles amongst Belize’s Cayes & Islands coastal waters offering breathtaking, world-class diving & snorkelling; the majestic Ruins of the ancient pre-Colombian Maya civilisation; and the natural beauty of the Rainforest teeming with stunning wildlife & birdlife and tropical foliage, plants and flowers.

You choose when you want to go, for how long, via which route – and the type of accommodation and which activities you want, and at what budget – according to your own exact requirements.

See below for some ideas about holidays to Belize – we can base your ideal Belize holiday on any of the below samples or can suggest any variations or additions, to produce a perfect itinerary for your Belize holiday. Or call us now on 01932 424252 to chat through your ideas for a holiday in Belize.

Belize Highlights

Enjoy Belize’s “best bits” – lush rainforests with brightly-coloured birds & butterflies, alive with the hoots of howler monkeys; discover the country’s Maya heritage and marvel at the impressive remains of the ancient Maya civilisation whilst mingling with their modern-day descendants. Swim, snorkel or dive the largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere; explore Belize’s extensive cave system which reveals their Maya associations; let off steam with some zip-lining, cave-tubing, horse-riding or kayaking; chill on one of Belize’s white-sand beaches and soak up the rays.

Highlights: Old River – Lamanai – Cayo District – Garifuna town of Hopkins – Beach – Toledo District – Caye Caulker – Belize City

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Belize at a Leisurely Pace

The perfect holiday for those who want to experience the high-lights of Belize but who want to explore at a relaxed pace. You’ll visit Belize’s Cayo District – a rainforest area great for wildlife of all kinds but particularly birds. This is the heartland of the ancient Maya civilisation and there are many outstanding ruins that are easily accessible. You can also take part in one of Belize’s many soft adventure activities such as cave-tubing, hiking, an amazing snorkelling trip or horse-riding. End your holiday in a beachside hotel on Belize’s largest island, Ambergris Caye, for some well deserved relaxation.

Highlights: Cayo District – Cave-tubing – Caracol – Ambergris Caye Highlights: Cayo District – Cave-tubing – Caracol – Ambergris Caye

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Belizean Adventure

Great for those with lots of energy and who enjoy a variety of activities – hiking, kayaking, cave-tubing, zip-lining, scrambling over Maya ruins, waterfall rappelling, horse-back riding, sailing, fishing, mountain biking, snorkelling & diving – all the while surrounded by coloured birds & verdant rainforest, and amidst the call of howler monkeys.

Highlights: Burrell Boom – Cayo District – Placencia

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Belize at its Natural Best

Enjoy Belize’s rich flora & fauna in a variety of habitats. Whether your interest is in big cats or small mammals; vividly-coloured birds & butterflies or insects which merge into the background; coloured coral & bright iridescent fish; rainforests, wetlands mountains or coastal beaches … Belize has something to offer everyone.

Highlights: Burrell Boom – Orange Walk – Cayo District – Placencia

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Belize in Style

Experience the best of Belize’s wildlife and natural beauty, and visit some of the wonders of the ancient Mayan world. Relax on a white-sand beach and snorkel along the longest Barrier Reef in the northern hemisphere.

Highlights: Placencia – Cayo District – Orange Walk District – Ambergris Caye

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Laid-Back Belize

If you’re looking for pure relaxation – then you’ve come to the right place! Unwind in two of Belize’s best beach areas – Placencia and Ambergris Caye. Enjoy various wildlife-spotting opportunities and options for all kinds of watersports.

Highlights: Placencia – Ambergris Caye – Snorkelling, Diving & Beach

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Belize & Guatemala

Explore the colonial charm of Antigua – Guatemala’s former colonial capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and wander a modern-day Maya village on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Hunt for the Resplendent Quetzal, Guatemala’s national bird, in the cloud forest of Coban before turning north to visit the mother of all Maya sites – Tikal. Travel into Belize’s Cayo District, where you’ll find Tikal’s sister city, Caracol, along with a host of smaller but no less interesting Maya archaeological sites. This area is also renown for its bird-life and for soft adventures such as cave-tubing & zip-lining. End on a beach on Ambergris Caye, where you can snorkel or dive the longest Barrier Reef in the northern hemisphere.

Highlights: Antigua – Lake Atitlan – Tikal National Park – Belize’s Cayo District – Ambergris Caye

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Belize & Mexico

Fly to Cancun and transfer down the coast to Playa del Carmen to relax on some soft-white sand beaches after your journey. Move down the coast to discover the wildlife and Mayan ruins at Tulum before heading into Belize. Visit Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary renown for its birds. Go to Belize Zoo for an night-time experience and see the ruins at Lamanai then head to the Cayo District, famous for its Mayan ruins, for a 3-night stay. End on a beach within 10 minutes’ boat ride of the Barrier Reef. Relax on the beach or rest by the pool for the remainder of your stay or alternatively go snorkelling & diving, fishing, manatee-spotting or pick from a variety of water sport activities. Return to Cancun for your flight home.

Highlights: Cancun – Playa del Carmen – Tulum – Belize’s Cayo District – Ambergris Caye

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Come and visit Belize – the only English-speaking of Central America’s 7 countries.

We can build you a Belize holiday package comprising a tailor-made tour that’s unique to you, plus international flights.See above for some suggestions on what to see and do, then follow the links for other ideas. Or, if you want help or  have already planned your trip, call one of our experts now on 01932 424252 so that we can help you make your perfect Belize holiday a reality. Alternatively, if you are looking for an escorted small-group tour of Belize, visit our Escorted Tours section.