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For such a tiny country, Belize is jam-packed with things to make your jaw-drop. From world-class snorkelling and diving, lush green jungle and rolling hills, Caribbean white powdered beaches and an entire Maya civilisation to uncover - Belize has a lot to offer. Crowd free and wildlife filled, it’s the perfect destination to enjoy. So much so the Latin America guys have narrowed down the top 5 reasons why you should give it a chance…
Belize is home to the second longest barrier reef in the world, spanning the country’s entire coastline. With over 70 hard coral species, 36 soft coral species, over 400 species of fish, and the occasional hammerhead or whale shark, this underwater world is one of the best places on the planet to go snorkelling or diving. With 185 miles of reef, 450 small islands and atolls, knowing where to start is tricky! Therefore our guys on the Latin America team have narrowed down the top 5 dives sites they think is worth a mention.
Carpeted with dense, wildlife-rich jungles and lined with a dazzling coast, combine the jungle and beach in Latin America for a memorable holiday.
Delve deep into Mayan history of Guatemala and Belize as you discover ancient ruins hidden within the depths of the jungle. Tour fascinating cities and bustling markets as well as relaxing on the shores of the stunning Lake Atitlan.
Hit the highlights with this classic trip to Guatemala and Belize, perfect for both families and couples looking to visit for the first time. Explore colonial streets and uncover ancient maya culture, walk the jungle and bask in the sunshine on the cayes.
Wildlife of Belize
Orange Walk, Cayo District, Hopkins & Ambergris Caye
Best for: Wildlife, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track
Take a walk on the wild side in Belize, with this jam-packed itinerary taking you to the bucolic landscape of Orange Walk and Cayo to the glittering azure waters of the Caribbean. Encounter land and marine life and have the adventure of a lifetime.
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Combining reef and rainforest, this two week trip explores the very best of Belize at its most raw and wild. A haven for wildlife, inland Belize is mostly untouched by tourism, and natural habitats thrive in the tropical conditions Belize offers its residents. Walk with armadillos, spot howler monkeys, view bird life and most importantly, do it all with expert guides who encounter these animals daily. You'll learn all about the biodiversity in Belize as well as embark on adventurous activities including canoeing, horse-riding and night walks. From the jungle landscape of Cayo and Orange Walk, visitors will then head to the sun-drenched coastline, where marine life is in abundance and snorkelling is just part of a lifestyle. Swim with sting rays, eels and tropical fish, spot sea turtles or even dive to visit those deeper below the surface. Perfect for wildlife and adventure lovers, this trip combines the perfect amount of wildlife viewing, excitement and relaxation.
Days 1 - 4 : Orange Walk District, Belize
Stay at Lamanai Outpost Lodge for 3 nights
Begin your Belizean adventure completely off-grid at the rustic Lamanai Outpost Lodge. Your best base for all things jungle adventure, Lamanai is one of those unique places in the world that simply cannot be missed, especially if you are into your wildlife. Embark on sunrise walks to spot monkeys and toucans, take sunset canoe expeditions to view manatees, crocodiles and otters or take a complimentary birding walk - but don't forget to bring your binoculars. You wouldn't want to miss jacana, yellow-headed parrot or snowy egrets flying overhead.
With three nights here, you'll have ample opportunity to fully immerse yourself into the jungle setting and meet with its inhabitants.
Days 4 - 7 : Cayo District, Belize
Stay at The Lodge at Chaa Creek for 3 nights
Romantic and wild, the Lodge at Chaa Creek offers an exceptional adventure experience in the heart of a pristine nature reserve. Spend your days exploring the jungle and its residents including toucans, hummingbirds and butterflies. There are also night walks on offer where you can get up close and personal with the jungle's nocturnal animals including armadillos, owls and birds.
On each excursion, the jungle's inhabitants are at the forefront of the guide's mind, so expect them to point out curious passersby, usually including howler monkeys, coati and agouti.
Days 7 - 10 : Hopkins, Stann Creek
Stay at Hamanasi Resort for 3 nights
Surrounded by tropical flora and fauna, Hamanasi has the perfect combination of reef and rainforest, ideal for exploring Belize's two differing wild sides. Spot southern sting rays on the beach, swim with sea turtles metres away from your beach chair or head into the jungle for zip-lining at Bocawina and a history tour at the ruins of Xunantunich.
Bird-watching is common here, and you can spot brown footed boobies, frigate birds, brown pelican, aracari, woodpecker, scarlet macaws and hummingbirds.
Days 10 - 14 : Ambergris Caye, Belize
Stay at Victoria House for 4 nights
It's time to head to the beach for a healthy dose of complete relaxation. You'll take a short 30 minute flight from Dangriga Airstrip to Belize City followed by a ten minute transfer by golf buggy from San Pedro. A few days at the stunning Victoria House is just what everyone needs after a week of exploring the wildness of Belize's forest landscapes.
Spend your last few days unwinding on the beach or snorkelling amongst the colourful coral reefs. Opportunities to swim with nurse sharks, sting and eagle rays as well as moray eel and trumpet fish will make for an incredible marine experience. Enjoy delicious fresh seafood at the hotel restaurant and take full advantage of the hotel's spectacular service. For a true treat, take a helicopter ride over the Great Blue Hole to see one of the world's most fascinating natural ocean formations.
Day 14 - 15 : Flight Home.
You will be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
When to go
For Belize’s best weather, visit between the months of December to April. Expect warm weather and a great deal of sunshine as well as excellent snorkelling opportunities. Avoiding travel between June to October is recommended as daily heavy rainfall is common. Hurricanes are possible between August and October.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
From $5070 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
Transfers with baggage assistance
All meals and most activities at Lamanai Outpost Lodge and Hamanasi Resort. Including breakfast only at Victoria House and Chaa Creek.
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.