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£2,900 Per person
10 days
Includes flights
Includes transfers
Includes activities
Includes hotels

This itinerary is ideal for those short on time and looking to get the most out of a short trip to Belize. Fly to Belize City and spend a few days in the Cayo District. The lodges here have a remote feel with plenty of rainforest walking trails. They also offer many activities from river tubing to birdwatching. Explore the archaeological site of Caracol, canoe, go horse riding, or enter ATM Cave to learn about its importance in ancient Maya culture. Complete the trip by flying to Ambergris Caye to snorkel, dive the Blue Hole, or relax on sandy beaches.

Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the jungles and caves of the Cayo District.

  • Hike jungle and forest trails on guided walks.

  • Tour the Maya ruins of Caracol.

  • Snorkel and swim in the turquoise waters of Ambergris Caye.

  • Dive Belize's celebrated Blue Hole.

Audley Travel Specialist William

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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to Belize. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.

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  • Belize City
  • Black Rock River
  • Belize City
  • The Cayes
  • Belize City

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Belize City.

Day 2 Black Rock River

Belize City , Black Rock River

On arriving in Belize City you're met by an Audley representative and driven by private transfer to your lodge in the Cayo District. The journey takes almost three hours. In the evening, you'll head out from your lodge on a guided night walk in a small group. Walking through the darkened rainforest, your guide will help you spot wildlife such as snakes, owls, coatimundis and tarantulas. The walk takes around one and a half hours.

Day 3 Black Rock River

Black Rock River

This morning, you head out on a guided walk in a small group. You'll explore the surrounding jungle trails, admiring the flora, fauna and beautiful views of the valley. Walks generally last one and a half hours. For keen bird watchers, we can arrange a walk with a specialist birding guide. You'll go in search of species such as toucan, flycatchers, olive-throated parakeets, manakins, lineated and pale-bill woodpeckers, and king vultures. The tour is equally suitable for enthusiastic and novice bird watchers. You have the afternoon at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or we arrange activities such as horse riding, mountain biking or river tubing.

Day 4 Black Rock River

Black Rock River

Today's private excursion takes you to the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich, a sprawling complex of 25 temples and palaces. After a enjoying lunch you'll then continue on and explore the cave systems known as Xibalba by kayak before returning to the hotel in the afternoon.

Day 5 The Cayes

Black Rock River , Belize City , The Cayes

Transfer by road back to Belize City where you will take a light aircraft flight to the beach island of Ambergris Caye. The flight takes only 20 minutes, although it may include stops at other cayes en route. On arriving at Ambergris Caye you'll be taken by a taxi transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax after the journey and perhaps visit the hotel beach.

Day 6 The Cayes

The Cayes

A day at leisure on Ambergris Caye. We recommend taking a snorkelling tour to Shark Ray Alley, diving at the Blue Hole or simply relaxing on the beach. We also like visiting the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, which was founded in 1987 as a community conservation initiative. When snorkelling here, you might see turtles, moray eels, rays, and other tropical fish.

Day 7 The Cayes

The Cayes

Just a 20 minute boat ride from San Pedro, your tour to Mexico Rocks will provide an excellent spot for snorkelling with stag horn and elk horn coral formations and a variety of tropical fish species.

Day 8 The Cayes

The Cayes

This evening you'll embark on a relaxing journey at sea. This sunset cruise provides a perfect way to say goodbye to the Caribbean.

Day 9 International return flight

The Cayes , Belize City , International return flight

Take the 20 minute flight back to Belize City in time for your onward international connection.

Day 10 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel Specialist Victoria

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