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Simply Belize: Jungle & beach

8 days from $1,865pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Belize City
  • Black Rock River
  • Ambergris Caye
  • 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.

Katie Wolfe

What our specialists say...

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.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Belize City
  • Black Rock River
  • Belize City
  • Ambergris Caye
  • Belize City

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 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.

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Day 2 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 birdwatchers, 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 birdwatchers. You have the afternoon at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or we arrange activities such as horse riding, mountain biking or river tubing.

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Day 3 Black Rock River

Black Rock River

A day at leisure. You could visit the spectacular Maya ruins at Caracol, go adventure caving at ATM cave with its preserved crystallised skeleton, or take a gentle canoe trip through Barton Creek Cave.

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Day 4 Ambergris Caye

Black Rock River , Belize City , Ambergris Caye

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.

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Day 5 Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye

A day at leisure on Ambergris Caye. We recommend taking a snorkeling 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 snorkeling here, you might see turtles, moray eels, rays, and other tropical fish.

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Day 6 Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye

A second day at leisure on Ambergris Caye. We suggest relaxing on the beach followed by taking part in some water sports: windsurfing, fishing, sailing, or kayaking. All these activities can be arranged easily through your hotel.

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Day 7 Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye

Another day at Leisure on Ambergis Caye. Today you may wish to take a glass-bottomed boat trip to see the local population of manatees.

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Day 8 Return home

Ambergris Caye , Belize City

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

Katie Wolfe
Michael, an Audley Travel specialist

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