Explore Belize's Natural Wonders: A 9-Day Journey

Whether you've been snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Belize Barrier Reef, exploring the ancient Mayan ruins, or simply relaxing on the sandy beaches, your time in Belize will be a trip to remember. With its rich history, diverse cultures, and breathtaking natural beauty, Belize is a destination that you won't soon forget.

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Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Belize City

After you arrive at the airport, meet your private guide, who will escort you to your cozy hotel. After a short break, you will explore the beautiful city of Belize. Visit the Belize Museum and learn about the diverse backgrounds and rich heritage of the country and its people. Spend some time exploring the bustling streets of Belize City, where you can wander through local markets, shop from street vendors, and take in the sights and sounds of the vibrant city. Return to your hotel for a delicious dinner. 

Day 2: Explore Belize Barrier Reef

Today, you will explore The Belize Barrier Reef, only an hour's drive away. It is one of the world's most incredible natural wonders and a must-visit destination. Go on a snorkeling or deep-diving adventure of the reef, where you can witness the incredible diversity of marine life. From colorful fish and sea turtles to coral formations, the reef is an underwater world that will leave you in awe. Next, visit the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, one of the most popular snorkeling spots, where you can swim with marine life, including spotted eagle rays, schools of tropical fish, and green sea turtles. Then, have a delicious seafood lunch and relax on the beach. Take some time to learn about the conservation efforts to protect this precious ecosystem. Return to your hotel. 

Day 3: Visit Altun Ha Mayan Ruins

Today, drive one hour to the ancient Mayan ruins of Altun Ha, located just outside Belize City. The ruins offer a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of the Mayan civilization. Explore the temples, plazas, and buildings and learn about the daily life of the ancient Mayans. After a full-day tour, enjoy a lavish dinner at a premium restaurant before returning to your hotel. 

Day 4: Visit Caves Branch Jungle Lodge

Your private guide will take you on a scenic two-hour drive into the heart of the Belizean jungle to visit the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge. Take a guided cave tubing tour through the limestone caves and enjoy a refreshing swim in the river. This is an excellent opportunity to escape the city and immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the jungle. Enjoy a traditional dinner and rest at a nearby lodge for the night.

Day 5: Explore Cayo District

Drive to the Cayo District (an hour's private drive) and explore one of the most beautiful areas of Belize. Visit the Thousand Foot Falls, a stunning waterfall and botanical garden. Next, head to the small town of San Ignacio and explore the local markets. In the afternoon, take a horseback riding tour through the lush jungle and visit the ancient Maya ruins of Xunantunich. Return to your hotel for dinner. 

Day 6: Visit Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave

Today, take a guided tour of the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, one of Belize's most impressive Mayan caves. The cave is home to stalactites, stalagmites, and other natural formations and has great cultural significance for the Mayans. Explore the cave and learn about this incredible site's history and cultural significance. Continue your journey to Placencia, a three-hour drive from Muknal Caves. Check into your hotel, enjoy a delicious dinner, and rest. 

Day 7: Exploring Placencia

After breakfast, take a leisurely ride down Placencia's famous 16-mile-long sidewalk to explore the town. Stop at local shops, art galleries, and souvenir stores to get a feel for the town's unique character. Visit Placencia Beach, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing. Go kayaking in crystal-clear waters. Enjoy a traditional Belizean lunch at one of Placencia's seafood restaurants. Try local favorites such as conch fritters, grilled lobster, rice, and beans. Enjoy a night of music, dancing, and drinks at one of Placencia's many bars and nightclubs. Return to your hotel.

Day 8: Visit Monkey River

Hop on a private two-hour scenic boat tour to Monkey river, a lush and serene destination in southern Belize. This unique ecosystem is home to an array of exotic wildlife, including monkeys, iguanas, and an array of birds. Take in the peaceful surroundings as you spot these creatures in their natural habitat. The tour will also take you through the local villages, where you can learn about the lives of the people who call this area home. Have a traditional lunch with the locals. Travel to Belize city, check into your comfortable hotel for dinner, and spend your last night in the city. 

Day 9: Depart from Belize

It's time to say goodbye to Belize as your private guide drives you to the Belize City International Airport for your flight back home. Take with you memories of the beautiful beaches, lush jungles, ancient ruins, and the beauty of Belize.

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