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Belize Family Holiday

Travel to Belize for a family holiday and experience unique adventures. These include cave tubing, zip-lining, hiking in the jungle and snorkelling in the Caribbean Sea. Belize Zoo (near Belize City) is a national treasure and a model for a conservation-based zoo. Placencia and Ambergris Caye, Belize's largest island are both great destinations for a family holiday. From snorkelling to paragliding and visiting the Butterfly Jungle, there's plenty to keep families and kids of all ages occupied here.

In Orange Walk, experience a Crocodile Encounter, Birding Expeditions, Native Fishing, Lamanai Maya Ruins. In Rio Blanco National park, Punta Gorda, swim beneath a waterfall. In Blue Creek Village, learn about rainforest medicinal plants from experienced guides. In Placencia, take a snorkelling adventure out on the famous reef of Belize. The Inn at Robert's Grove, in Placencia, is a small beach resort, well suited for families with two swimming pools and two private cayes. 

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 9-DAY BELIZE FAMILY ADVENTURE…
And, experience a variety of land & water activities, white sand beaches. 
 

What We Love
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • This program includes Orange Walk, Blue Creed and Placencia regions. 
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available. 
  • Depart and return whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is an active tour and may include land and water activities.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Review

The Orange Walk District, with a population of just over forty thousand, is the country’s third largest populated district and is much more than sugar, soybean and honey country. The sights and sounds of nature abound here, either at the famous Mayan ruins of Lamanai and Cuello, or at various places along the New River for the jungle river adventurer. There are over 400 species of birds recorded in this district, more so than anywhere else in the country.
 
Blue Creek offers a variety of activities to suit the seasons, including swimming into the cave where Blue Creek emerges from the mountains, hiking through a dry cave higher up the mountain, exploring a medicinal plant trail or visiting your Mayan guide’s home and learn how to grind corn and make tortillas. For the very energetic there is also the option of climbing the steep side of the valley to the peak where you can gain magnificent views of the forest between Blue Creek and the coast, 20 miles away. 
 
Placencia is home to white sand beaches, virgin mangrove-fringed lagoons, a wilderness of coral-studded cayes, nearby jungle rivers and Maya ruins, and pristine rainforest - as well as Garifuna, Creole and Mayan cultures. Spend your days water diving, fishing, snorkelling or just relaxing on the beach, and your nights at the many interesting restaurants and watering holes that feature local food, culture and live music. High season begins mid-December and lasts until late April. During May and June whale sharks come to spawn in the nearby waters.
Getting There

Most flight to Belize from the UK are routed via the US. Gateway cities include Miami, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Newark. Flying via Miami is the shortest flying time, approx. 9 hours from Heathrow and approx. 2 hours onward flight from Miami to Belize City. Flights can vary considerably in price, depending on route, airline and availability. Best flight options departing UK are from London Heathrow and Manchester.

There are also daily flights from Cancun (Mexico) and several times a week from Merida to Belize City on Tropic Air (internal Belizean Airline). These are usually operated in Cessna 14 seater propeller planes and the flight takes approx. 90 mins.
 

 
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Belize Family Holiday

Belize - Orange Walk, Punta Gorda, Placencia
(9 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Orange Walk Town Meet and greet on arrival and private transfer to the Lamanai Outpost Lodge for your two-night stay.
This transfer is by bus and boat.
Lamanai Outpost Lodge (D)

Days 2 & 3 – Adventure
Orange Walk Town Enjoy two full days of wildlife activities and a visit to the impressive Lamanai Maya Ruins on the shore of the lagoon. Select from a choice of activities such as a Crocodile Encounter, Birding Expeditions, Native Fishing, Lamanai Maya Ruins, Breakfast on the River Howler, Airboat Safari, Maya Medicine Trail, Sunrise Canoe Excursion to name only a few.
Lamanai Outpost Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Transfer
Punta Gorda Private transfer to Belize Airport for a short flight to the southern coastal area. This is where you really start to get off the beaten track as you arrive in the pristine beauty of the Toledo District with its strong Maya culture.

You will arrive at the lodge in time for cocktails and an orientation of the lodge before you dine in the softly lit ambiance of the Lodge’s Restaurant.
The Lodge at Big Falls (B)

Day 5 – Wildlife Adventure
Punta Gorda Begin with an early morning guided bird walk along the riverbank and through the orchard and meadows around the lodge.

After breakfast you will be taken to visit the home of Mr. Florencio Mes a Kek’Chi, a Mayan harpist and instrument maker. Visit his workshop, hear him play and tour his kitchen garden.

Then on to Lubaantun Maya site where the crystal skull was discovered in 1926 followed by a visit to Rio Blanco National park for lunch and a swim beneath a waterfall and explore the natural history of the riverside with a local Mayan guide.
The Lodge at Big Falls (B, L)

Day 6 – Explore
Blue Creek Village After breakfast you will be driven thirteen miles to Blue Creek Village where you will spend the day with very experienced local guides with a deep knowledge of rainforest medicinal plants and of the cave systems in the hills and mountainsides around Blue Creek.
The Lodge at Big Falls (B, L)

Day 7 – Sailing Adventure
Placencia Take a private transfer to Placencia for your two-night stay at the beachfront hotel. You will have some free time to relax and explore before we set sail on a sunset catamaran sailing adventure.
Placencia Hotel (B)

Day 8 – Beach Activities
Placencia Today you will be picked up for a half-day snorkelling adventure out on the famous reef of Belize. The afternoon is then free to relax on the beach or to book an optional adventure at the hotel.
Placencia Hotel (B)

Day 9 – Depart
Belize City Fly back to the mainland to Belize International Airport in plenty of time for your flight home.
(B)
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199
     

When to go Belize enjoys a subtropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons.

November through April (Dry): This is the best time to visit Belize when the days and nights are cooler. In the tropics it is not unusual to have rain in the dry season - it just falls in shorter spurts. Water temperatures along the barrier reef range from the mid-70s to the mid-80s. The driest months are February and March. Out on the Cayes you'll enjoy tropical breezes wafting through the palm trees, providing you with natural air conditioning!

April and May (Dry): These months could be your second choice to visit Belize, as it's drier and water visibility is excellent.

June through November (Wet): During these months there are sporadic downpours that occur without warning. Belize lies in the hurricane belt and these have often come later in the season, between August and the end of October.

Visas Citizens of the US, European Union and Commonwealth countries do not require visas if they have a passport and return ticket. Most other nationalities require a visa.

British nationals don’t need a visa to enter Belize. On arrival, you’ll be allowed to enter for a limited period. Any extension to remain in the country will incur a fee.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Belize.

Visa information source: www.gov.uk