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  • Enjoy the Adventure tour with Family and Kids
  • Explore Belize and you will have an opportunity to hike to ancient Mayan ruins
  • Children will experience the cultures and people of Belize
  • Opportunity to see the archaeological components

Enjoy Belize with kids, parents and grandparents on an active and educational Belize Family Adventure. Family travelers will hike to ancient Mayan ruins, canoe among pristine rain forest on the Macal River and snorkel the world's second largest barrier reef. Explore the rain forest from a family friendly wilderness lodge in Belize's Cayo District and access the reef from a beach resort on the authentic Placencia Peninsula. The Belize Family Adventure is perfect for active families seeking great guides, upscale lodging and worry free Belize family travel.

Trip Description

The Belize Family Adventure includes a children's program filled with active fun and adjusted to match the educational level, physical ability, and curiosity of individual participants between the ages of 6-10 and 11-15. Every family will have their own butterfly hatchery to hatch and release a Blue Morpho butterfly into the jungle. Arts and crafts include weaving palm fans while the children learn about the many uses of the native Cohune Palm. These are only two examples of the many family activities on offer to aspiring young adventurers. Parents appreciate quality time with the kids and time to relax at the spa or choose an active adventure. This family trip to Belize is a culture based environmental program that introduces children and families to the tropical forest in western Belize.

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A fun trip! August 2015

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Day 1: Arrive Belize

Meals: Dinner

Accommodations: Chaa Creek Jungle Lodge

Upon arrival your family is greeted at the Belize City international airport by our local representative and transferred in an air conditioned vehicle to Belize’s Cayo district. If time allows (flights arriving by noon) the perfect family introduction to Belize is to visit the Belize Zoo (at extra cost). Your base of exploration is Chaa Creek, a 365 acre private rain forest reserve and jungle lodge on the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. The Lodge at Chaa Creek provides a unique rainforest experience while maintaining an unspoiled ambiance and is comprised of comfortable palm-thatched cottage rooms and suites nestled along the riverside in a setting of unmatched beauty and tranquility. Guests can interact with nature by exploring the river and miles of well-maintained trails, Mayan temple sites, and through a myriad of adventure activities. Wildlife abounds, and some 250 species of birds have been sighted within the reserve.

Day 2: Natural History at Chaa Creek

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: Chaa Creek Jungle Lodge

Mac Morpho will be their fluttering guide, as young visitors to Chaa Creek join our naturalist guides on a stimulating journey of discovery. During the course children will have the opportunity to undertake a wide-range of activities including a "Nature Rules" treasure hunt along jungle trails. This is a fun-filled family activity where kids will learn about tropical animals and plants, about insects and life cycles, and about the importance of conserving and protecting the fragile environments that we all share.

Day 3: Kids Canoe Trip

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: Chaa Creek Jungle Lodge

Families and children will experience the cultures and people of Belize during a canoeing adventure downstream on the Macal River to meet a local Belize family in Cristo Rey village. After a walk-about the the children will share a meal and perhaps even help prepare corn tortillas for a traditional meal.

Day 4: Horseback Ride to Xunantunich

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: Chaa Creek Jungle Lodge

As part of the archaeological component of the program, the children will travel back in time on horse back to on-site ancient Maya temples and become junior archaeologists learning about the mystery of a lost civilization. This will also include a guided tour of the ceremonial Mayan temple of Xunantunich.

Day 5: Placencia

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: Robert's Grove

A morning transfer brings you to the Placencia Peninsula and Robert's Grove; a luxurious beach side paradise. Familes may consider upgraded ocean view accommodations. The afternoon is yours to relax on the beach or book tours locally.

Day 6: Barrier Reef

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: Robert's Grove

Families will enjoy a day of snorkeling together. Explore the colorful coral reef system. Watch hundreds of tropical fish that live amidst the lively barrier reef. Enjoy the crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean while you are sunbathing, snorkeling and beach combing. Lunch will be served and drinks will be available. This day will be an unforgettable experience.

Day 7: Caribbean Beach

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: Robert's Grove

Today enjoy beautiful Placencia as you relax on the beach, have some Spa Treatments or we can help to arrange another trip, to inland or sea destinations.

Day 8: Transfer Out

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to Placencia airport for the 40min flight to Belize International Airport in plenty of time for your flight out. This concludes your Belize Family Adventure vacation.

Dates & Pricing

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Trip Includes
  • Seven nights lodging, all land
  • Air and water transportation within Belize
  • All airport/hotel transfers when arriving and departing on the stated arrival and departure dates of the group
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Hotel taxes, entrance fees to National Parks, museums and places of interest in effect at the time of booking are included
  • Unless otherwise specified, guide services as specified in the itinerary, guides' expenses.
Trip Excludes
  • International airfare
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Tax increases or new taxes charged for services that were not taxed at the time the booking was made
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal equipment, extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, room service, etc.)
  • Gratuities.
Optional Activities

During your stay in Belize Family Adventure offers you a variety of optional tours some of tours that you would like to extend  available while in-

  • Temples, Jungle and Reef From: $3195; 8 days
  • Belize Island Adventure From: $1540; 5 days
  • Belize Sacred Caves and Coast From: $1895; 8 days
Meals Included:

7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport

Chaa Creek Jungle Lodge

The lodge at Chaa Creek Adventure Centre, Rainforest Reserve and Spa has pioneered natural history travel to Belize since 1981. A private 365-acre nature reserve set along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, the lodge provides a unique rainforest experience while maintaining an unspoiled ambiance.  Chaa Creek has received substantial recognition including the 1998 Green Hotel of the Year awarded by American Express and the Caribbean Hotel Association as well as the 2002 World's Best award by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.  

Activities at Chaa Creek

Guests to Chaa Creek enjoy entry into the 365-acre rainforest reserve, guided tours of the Natural History Center and Butterfly Farm, access to Chaa Creek's Ruta Maya Trail system, canoeing upstream in the Macal River, early-morning bird walks with naturalist guides, guided interpretive tours of the Maya Medicinal Plant Trail and swimming in an eco-friendly swimming pool. Designed with both children and adults  in mind, the pool's bi-level configuration allows for swimming and paddling pools, as well as generous lounging space for dining, sunbathing and relaxation. Wildlife abounds, and some 250 species of birds have been sighted within the reserve.  

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Cancellation Policy:

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following fees, based on number of days prior to departure:

Up to 91 days - 50% of deposit

90 to 31 days - 50% of total trip cost

30 to 0 days - 100% of total trip cost

Additional Information:

Prices, Surcharges and Brochure Validity

As we publish our prices in advance, we may occasionally be faced with significant cost increases due to factors over which we have no control. We reserve the right to impose surcharges up to 30 days before the Tour Start Date due to changes in group size, rooming status, exchange rates, increases in air fares or other transportation costs, taxes or if government action should require us to do so. Surcharges will be calculated according to the full extra cost, compared to the original costs and exchange rates. If any surcharge results in an increase of more than 20% of the tour cost the client may cancel the reservation within 14 days of notification of the surcharge and obtain a full refund.

Unused services & personal expenses

Regardless of any other term in this agreement, partial refunds are not available for unused services including but not limited to hotel rooms, meals, air or land transportation, activity days or other sightseeing excursions. You will not be reimbursed for any personal expenses such as airfare, hotel or other travel expenses due to changes in itineraries or cancellations. If a portion of the services of your tour are cancelled by us or our third party supplier because of an event within our control or the control of our third party supplier, and you are not offered a replacement or alternative, we will refund the cost of that portion of the services.

Medical Fitness and Age

Good physical and mental health is essential for the enjoyment of the active outdoor tours arranged by AdventureSmith Explorations. By forwarding the deposit and signed reservation form, the client certifies that he/she does not have any physical or other condition of disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other clients, trip leaders or company representatives. It is essential that any participant with a medical condition that may be affected by motion on a body of water, vigorous activity, high altitude, headache, cold, other natural phenomenon, or particular foods or allergic reactions, notify AdventureSmith Explorations in writing in advance of travel. AdventureSmith Explorations expressly disclaims any and all liability for medical care or for special dietary requirements. Participants may be required to provide a doctor’s statement of good health.

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