Highlights of Belize
Who: Couples, Honeymoons, Families and Solo Travellers

15 Days

From £3,778pp

Coast, Cayes and Culture: Highlights of Belize

Emily C and Rachel are here to help give you the inside track.

Embark on an exhilarating escape to Belize. Dive into the vibrant reefs of Outer Reef and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, explore St. Herman's Blue National Park's ancient ceremonial grounds, and conquer Belize's second-tallest pyramid at Xunantunich. You'll also have the chance to luxuriate in hammocks overlooking the Macal River, unwind on white-sand beaches in San Pedro, and savour the Truck Shop's flavours in San Pedro. This journey blends thrilling dives, luxurious stays, epic hikes and cultural exploration for an unforgettable tropical adventure.

Itinerary at a Glance:

  • Enjoy a true castaway experience at Silk Cayes with days spent diving over pristine reefs and nights spent in a luxurious island resort.
  • Explore the Outer Reef coral islands and keep your eyes peeled for sneaky octopuses hiding in crevices.
  • Trek through St. Hermans National Park and uncover the ancient ceremonial grounds of Mayan Priests.
  • Conquer Belize's second-tallest ancient pyramid at Xunantunich, then paddle your way to a sacred Mayan cave in Barton Creek
  • Venture into the mysterious Rio Frio Caves then enjoy a rejuvenating swim in the freshwater pools and waterfalls.

Why Book with Original Diving?

Just a few of the extra touches that come as standard on an Original Diving holiday...
100% Carbon Off-setting
UK Departure Assistance
Fast Track UK Check-in
Fast Track UK Security
UK Airport Lounge Access
Pre-booked Airline Seats
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All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do

Day 1: Your Journey Begins

Your Belize adventure kicks off today. Pack your bags and head to the airport, where you'll be guided through check-in and security. Then sit back and relax in the comfy airport lounge before your nine-hour flight to Miami. You'll arrive in the afternoon, so head to your nearby hotel and rest up ready for your Belize flight tomorrow.

Day 2: Flight to Belize

Head back to Miami Airport this morning for your flight to Palencia via Belize City. When you land, you'll be met by your driver awaits who will whisk you to a villa nestled between the rainforest and Caribbean coast. Explore the village's bars and restaurants or unwind by the infinity pool with a Belizean Rum Punch - the perfect start to your tropical escape.

Day 3: Dive Silk Cayes

Today, you'll have the chance to dive into one of the healthiest spots in the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve - Silk Cayes. This vibrant reef system is a haven for colourful fish and is known for its crystal-clear waters and occasional shark sightings. Enjoy two dives and a tasty lunch, then return to your island resort for some well-deserved relaxation or inland exploration.

Day 4: Dive the Outer Reef

On today's agenda is a boat ride to explore the outer sites of Belize's main barrier reef. Discover beautiful coral islands teeming with diverse marine life, including octopuses, sharks, turtles and rays. With two dives, lunch and some scenic boat cruising, it's a day packed with underwater wonders and unforgettable moments.

Day 5: Day at leisure

Your last day in Palencia is yours to spend as you please. Dive into the shallow delights of Laughing Bird Caye for some fantastic snorkelling or opt for a guided tour to uncover the mysteries of local Mayan ruins. The choice is yours to make the most of your final day in this tropical paradise.

Day 6: Next Stop: San Ignacio

You'll be met by your driver today and driven three hours to San Ignacio. Along the way, stop off for a hike in St. Herman's Blue National Park. Explore the historic St. Herman's Cave, once a ceremonial site for Maya priests; follow an underground stream to the refreshing (inland) Blue Hole; and check out the mystical Crystal Cave, which is adorned with ancient Mayan wonders.

Relaxation awaits when you arrive in San Ignacio. Check into your hotel and climb into a hammock outside your cabin - the perfect spot to soak in the peaceful jungle setting and magnificent views over the Macal River.

Day 7: Visit Xunantunich and Barton Creek

Step back in time today as you embark on a private tour of Xunantunich, an ancient Maya archaeological site. While you're there, climb Belize's second-tallest ancient pyramid; enjoy the panoramic views from the 'El Castillo' temple; and explore the ruins of royal palaces.

Continue your adventure with a one-hour drive through modern Mayan villages to the entrance of Barton Creek Cave, an ancient Mayan ceremonial cave. Tours of the site are by canoe, and you'll have the chance to paddle through wide passages and cathedral-like chambers.

Day 8: Tour of Caracol and Rio Frio Cave

Meet your driver for a scenic two-hour journey through quaint Mayan villages and picturesque countryside to Caracol. This ancient archaeological site, once a monumental city, sits atop the Vaca Plateau in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. Accompanied by a guide, explore the ruins and learn about the site's fascinating history.

Next, discover the wonders of the Rio Frio Cave, a one-hour drive away, which is hailed as one of Belize's finest caving systems. It's almost a-quarter-of-a-mile long and boasts an abundance of natural marvels, including fresh-water pools, waterfalls and mesmerising stalactite formations.

Day 9: Day at Leisure

After yesterday's excitement, today is yours to enjoy at leisure. Kick back and relax at your hotel or head into Hopkins Village to experience the culture of the Garifuna people of Belize with a cooking class or a drumming lesson.

Day 10: Travel to San Pedro

Head to the airport today and hop on a quick flight to San Pedro, located in the southern part of Ambergris Caye. When you land, a friendly hotel representative will greet you at the airport and escort you to your luxury hotel. Wander around the lush tropical gardens adorned with bougainvillea and hibiscus and enjoy the calming views of turquoise seas from one of the swaying hammocks.

Day 11-14: Rest and Relax

For your last days in San Pedro, give yourself the gift of relaxation and tranquillity. Treat yourself to an indulgent spa treatment at your hotel and maybe go snorkelling in the turquoise waters. And if fishing is your passion, you're in the perfect place; San Pedro is the fishing capital of Belize. For a culinary treat, stroll into town and spend an evening at the Truck Shop, a food truck garden bursting with flavours and atmosphere.

Day 15: International Flights

It's time to say goodbye to this Caribbean paradise. Your transfer from the hotel to Belize International Airport marks the start of your journey back home via Miami. The journey takes around 13 hours, so get comfortable, enjoy a couple of in-flight movies, and hopefully catch a nap as you ease back into the 'real world'.

All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do

A Rough Idea of Price

While all of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like time of year and level of accommodation, we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost. The below prices are based on two people sharing.

This Itinerary

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Emily C and Rachel are our experts for this itinerary and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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