With far less of a language barrier to overcome than elsewhere in Central America, Belize, perched on the isthmus’s northeast corner, is the ideal first stop on a tour of the region. And, although it is the most expensive country in Central America, its reliable public transport and numerous hotels and restaurants make it an ideal place to travel independently.
Belize offers some of the most breathtaking scenery anywhere in the region: thick tropical forests envelop much of the country’s southern and western regions, stretching up towards the misty heights of the sparsely populated Maya Mountains, while just offshore, dazzling turquoise shallows and cobalt depths surround the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the longest such reef in the Americas, as well as the jewels in Belize’s natural crown: three of the four coral atolls in the Caribbean.
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
(Day 1): Placencia – Land in Belize City and Continue to the Placencia Peninsula
(Day 2): Placencia – Enjoy a Half-Day Family Snorkel Trip along Placencia Peninsula
(Day 3): Placencia – Revel in a Full Day Monkey River Boat Tour in the Jungle
(Day 4): Placencia – Explore Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Stann Creek
(Day 5): Placencia – Discover the Mayan Ruins of Nim Li Punit in the Toledo District
(Day 6): Placencia – Delight in a Kayaking Expedition at Laughing Bird Caye
(Day 7): Placencia – Relish a Day in Placencia at the Family’s Leisure
(Day 8): Placencia – Depart for Home
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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. Reach 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 offer 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.
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