Rich in Maya culture and jungle beauty, this Belize trip takes you into the Maya Mountains, to the ancient ruins of Xunantunich and Caracol, to the underground world of mystifying caves and beautiful water wonders. This trip is designed to introduce you to Maya culture and histories, but also includes plenty of hiking, caving, and other activities to keep your body and mind engaged and excited. End your Belize vacation with four days at your beachside hotel on the Placencia Peninsula - snorkeling, diving, or fishing by day and relaxing to the Caribbean rhythm in the evening. Welcome to Belize travel!
Day 1 : Arrive in Belize Days 2-4 : Belize Jungle Activities Day 5 : Placencia Peninsula Days 6-8 : Free Days in Placencia Day 9 : Return Home
Discover the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich
Canoe down the Rio Macal and spot Belizean wildlife
Visit the charming village of Placencia located on a 13-mile peninsula
Select from a menu of options to customize your Belize explorations
Arrive at the Belize City airport and transfer to your jungle retreat. Along the way stop at the Belize Zoo, where in typical Belizean fashion animals roam 29 acres in large natural enclosures. The jungle lodge is tucked next to the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve and Roaring River. Surrounded by pristine forest, your days at the lodge are filled with natural discoveries exploring the lush vegetation of the Maya Mountains and the mysteries beneath.
These days are free for you to choose your activities. Spend your days exploring the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich and canoeing the Rio Macal. You can also go caving and ziplining, float through the Barton Creek Cave, or explore the mystery of the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave. Upgraded activities include the Tikal and Caracol Mayan ruins and the Black Hole drop. Click here to view the excursions.
Enjoy your last morning in the jungle before transferring to your beach hotel on the Placencia peninsula. Along the way, stop at the Blue Hole National Park for lunch and a swim in the natural jungle pool. Settle into your beach side hotel and relax into the Belizean spirit.
Known for its beautiful beaches, Placencia is a quiet, charming village located at the southern tip of the thirteen-mile peninsula. Your time is available for you to arrange activities locally or explore the quaint village. You can take a PADI scuba diver Resort Course, explore the peninsula by bicycle, rent a catamaran, or just relax on the beach. Placencia has plenty of services for daytime adventure and nighttime dining.
Day 9 Return Home
Fly back to Belize City this morning and connect with your return flight home.
This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.