Luxury Belize Family Vacation

Wildland Adventures
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
8 days
From: $ 3,750 $ 469 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Innertubing through an expansive limestone caves
  • Canoeing in Barton Creek Cave
  • Snorkeling on the Belize Barrier Reef
  • Tamale making lesson with local family
  • Ziplining
  • Mayan ruins

Short Description

This luxury Belize family vacation offers some of the most premier accommodations and activities found in Belize. Providing the perfect mixture of comfortable eco lodges and beach-front villas, combined with exciting adventure activities professionally guided by local experts. Watch for iguanas as you paddle down the Macal River, glide past brilliant crystalline stalactites in the depths of the Barton Creek Cave, whiz through the forest canopy on an extensive zip line network, inner tube through an incredible cave system with Mayan relics and imagine ancient times of the Maya exploring the ruins of Xunantunich. Also, make sure you try snorkeling in the clear waters of the Belzie Barrier Reef from your Caribbean beach-front lodge.  In addition, you'll see amazing wildlife and other natural wonders with our master naturalist guides.  Make your next family vacation a trip to this small Caribbean country and experience Creole, Maya, and Garifuna (African) culture.

Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Trip Type Vacation / Holiday Package
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Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Internal airfare and ground transport
Start City Belize
End City Belize

Trip Includes

  • All guided tours and excursions
  • Private Naturalist guide days 1-4
  • Snorkeling guide day 5
  • Airport-hotel transfers
  •  land and sea transportation
  • 7 nights (Sat-Sat) hotel accommodation as indicated
  •  Meals as indicated [B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner]
  • Wildland Adventures travel consultation and pre-departure services

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Belize

Meals: Dinner

Accommodations: The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Mystic River Resort

Arrive at the Belize International Airport and receive a warm welcome from our private local guide. We set off across the Belizean countryside, quickly leaving the city on a 2 hour drive to the rain forests of the Cayo District. Overnight at the Lodge at Chaa Creek in a cottage beautifully set in the rain forest. [meals not included]

Day 2: Cave Tubing & Xunantunich

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Mystic River Resort

Get prepared for unforgettable day inner tubing though an expansive limestone cave system of Caves Branch river system. Cross the stream with your inner tube and hike upstream before hopping in the river and floating into a massive cavern with underground waterfalls, limestone formations, and an incredible crystal cathedral chamber. No experience is needed since the trip does not involve technical caving. Eat lunch before heading off to visit the Maya ruins of Xunantunich or “Maiden of the Rock”. The dominant structure of this ruin rises 130 feet, providing an amazing view of the surrounding forest and ancient city below. Explore the ruins and picture ancient Mayan life while your guide gives a detailed description of the historical events surrounding this fascinating area. Return to the lodge for another savory dinner while listening to the sounds of the rain forest. Stay overnight at Chaa Creek.

Day 3: Barton Creek Caves & Zip Line

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Mystic River Resort

This morning we have a special cooking lesson as we visit a local Mayan home to learn to make tortillas. Corn tortillas form the base of the Mayan diet and children not only love to make them, they love to eat them! Our Maya experience continues as we delve into Xibalba (she-bal-ba), the Mayan underworld. The Maya believed that caves served as a connection between the living world and underworld. Our guide takes us into the Barton Creek cave system, one of Belize’s most extensive, with over 4 miles of underground tunnels. The cave was formed by the Barton Creek and so we explore by canoe equipped with high powered lights amongst giant stalactites, stalagmites, and impressive calcite crystal formations. Learn about the rituals that archaeologists believe were performed here and the cave’s importance to the ancient Maya people. Hop out of our canoes and head up to Calico Jack’s zip line course set into the side of the Mayan Mountains. Choose from a variety of courses ranging from 4 platforms and 1,000 ft. to 15 platforms and 2,700 ft. of pure zipping enjoyment (activity not included and to be paid directly). Stay overnight at Chaa Creek.

Day 4: Caribbean Coast

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: Chabil Mar Villas

Your morning is at leisure to enjoy Chaa Creek. Sleep in and later visit the Butterfly farm, arise early for an early morning bird walk or just laze around at the pool. If you wish your guide can arrange activities such as canoeing on the Macal River, mountain biking, or horseback riding at additional cost. Following lunch, settle into the van for one of the most scenic drives in Belize as you travel along the Hummingbird Highway through the Maya Mountains to Placencia on the Caribbean Coast. Kick off your shoes, unpack and settle into your beautiful room. Step outside your door to see wonderful ocean views and pristine white sands. Overnight at Chabil Mar.

Days 5-7: Belize Barrier Reef & Free Days

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodationse the extensive Belize Barrier Reef. Check out the strange coral formations and swim amongst a variety of brilliantly colored tropical fish as y: Chabil Mar Villas

With a local snorkeling expert, head out today to explor

ou explore the marine environment on a half-day snorkeling and swimming excursion. The Belize Barrier Reef is the longest unbroken barrier reef in the world. Your guide will swim along with you pointing out the dazzling array of tropical fish, hydrocorals, sea fans, feather plumes, sponges, and sea cucumbers. Return to the lodge for lunch on your own, and enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the beach. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

The remainder of your stay is at your leisure. Choose to head out on another snorkeling outing, SCUBA diving, fishing or one of the many mainland tours such as Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve. Additional tours and activities can be reserved at additional cost with the concierge desk during your stay. Overnights at Chabil Mar.

Day 8: Depart

Enjoy one final dip in the warm Caribbean Sea and shake out the sand before packing up and returning to Placencia to board your short flight to the Belize International airport in time for your international departure. (Local flight included.) Laugh about your good times on the way home and start planning your next family adventure!

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Flights & Transport

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Accomodations

The Lodge at Chaa Creek
Chaa Creek is a beautiful, comfortable lodge set among a private 365-acre rain forest reserve on the shores of the Macal River in Belize's Cayo District. Flower lined paths bring you to stucco cottages with tall peaked palapa roofs and wooden shutters made from local materials. The spacious cottages have private baths, tiled floors, and decorations of colorful Guatemalan textiles. Meals at the full service [...]

Chabil Mar Villas
Nestled at the tip of a 16-mile peninsula in southern Belize, Chabil Mar is a boutique luxury resort on a little slice of heaven known as Placencia. The small and private guest exclusive resort has just 22 villas that have been individually decorated and are designed to offer an intimate experience in an incredible natural setting. We reserve Luxury Seaview villas which are situated on the second [...]

Mystic River Resort
Mystic River Resort takes pride in the fact that they generate their own electricity without sacrificing the small luxuries life has to offer. They also collect and purify their own water, which is safe to drink anywhere on the property. As part of a reforestation program, they have endeavored to replant many indigenous trees cut down during the logging years in Belize. Hotels may have fancy lobbies and [...]

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Trip Excludes

  • International air transportation
  • Border & airport taxes
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional or suggested services on your own
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra beverages & alcoholic drinks
  • Medical costs
  • Hospitalization
  • Evacuation
  •  Any other extra expenses due to unanticipated changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond control
  • Meals, alcoholic drinks, souvenirs
  • Other local and personal expenses not specified in the above itinerary are also not included.
  • You will need to carry about $150-200 per person extra cash and/or credit cards to cover fees, taxes, tips
  • Meals not included in your itinerary

Meals Included:

3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners

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