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Family Adventure Belize

9 Days 8 Nights

Belize it is a nine days example itinerary that can be used as it is or customized to meet your expectations, places to visit, travel time and budget

This holiday package includes family-friendly activities, destinations, and accommodations, combining guided activities and the possibility of discovering Belize on your own, allowing the whole family to enjoy Nature, Culture, and Adventure Tours.

Discover Maya sacred caves, horseback rides, trip in rivers surrounded by exuberant tropical forest where you can observe colorful neotropical birds and the local fauna, visit Maya cities full of history, discover the origins of chocolate.

Finish your family vacations in Hopkins to experience an immersion in the customs of the Garifuna culture, or go for, rappel, zip lining or marine activities such as diving or snorkeling to enjoy the de colorful marine life of the Caribbean.

Resume

  • PDay 1: Arrival – Belize City
  • PDay 2: Cayo Area
  • PDay 3: Horseback Riding & Xunantunich
  • PDay 4: Chocolate & Cooking Class
  • PDay 5: St. Hermans Cave
  • PDay 6: Monkey River Tour
  • PDay 7: Hopkins area
  • PDay 8: Hopkins area
  • PDay 9: Back Home

Highlights

  • PSan Ignacio
  • PXunantunich
  • PHopkins

Difficulty

  • PModerate

Pick up / Drop off locations

  • PPhilip S. W. Goldson International Airport

Activities

  • PHistory
  • PCulture
  • PHorseback Riding
  • PZip Lining
  • PNature
  • PArchaeology
  • PBirdwatching

Group size

  • PMinimum 2

You will visit

  • PBelize

Holiday Type

  • PTailor-made

Trip Style

  • PCouples
  • PSmall Groups
  • PFamilies

Comfort level

  • PStandard to Luxury

Transportation

  • PMinibus
  • PBoat
  • PPlane

Physical demand

  • PTrip may include activities like walks and plane rides

Day 1: Arrival – Belize City

A representative from Martsam Travel will meet you at Belize International Airport and will take you to your hotel in San Ignacio area.

Day 2: Cayo area

Free day by your own to do some of the on site activities, for example: canoeing, river tubing, guided hiking, night hiking, birding, mountain biking, swimming or yoga.

Day 3: Horseback Riding & Xunantunich

After breakfast a representative will pick you up at the hotel to begin your Horseback riding adventure. Ride through wide open farmlands as well as covered jungle trails, which follow the Mopan River. Along the way you will visit Xunantunich Archaeological Site, which is located across the green crystalline waters of the Mopan River; it’s the largest ceremonial center in the Belize River Valley, located on a natural limestone ridge providing a fantastic panoramic scene of the surrounding of the country from its hilltop location.

You will enjoy your tour through one of the most important sites in Belize, dating with an essentially classic period ceremonial centre with three ceremonial plazas enclosed by house mounds, pyramids, and palaces, the largest decorated castle with stucco friezes and masks of Classic style. After the tour you will return to the hotel.

Day 4: Chocolate & Cooking Class

After breakfast a representative from Martsam Travel will be waiting for you at the hotel reception. Prepare yourself to begin a unique cultural experience where you will be able to learn about the Maya history of chocolate, see cacao trees, and taste luscious raw cacao beans from colorful pods. Help to roast and grind nature’s treasure with stone tools by participating in our chocolate demonstration and enjoy the distinctive flavor of a healthy dark chocolate drink enjoyed by only the most elite Mayas when their civilization was young!

Participate in making your own authentic Maya meal, sit in the relaxing Maya thatch house and enjoy a traditional Maya lunch.

After lunching your hosts will treat you to participate in hands-on chocolate making and an educational journey through the preparation of the cacao bean to make cocoa paste. The cocoa paste is used in the cocoa drink and to make chocolate bars.

Afternoon free.

Day 5: St. Hermans Cave & Transfer to Hopkins

After breakfast you will be transferred to Hopkins area. You will have the opportunity to explore St. Hermans Cave on route. This cave has a picturesque 180 ft. wide entrance with a sheer cliff wall draped in vines. The cave itself is at the base of another sinkhole with an underground stream that connects it to the inland Blue Hole sinkhole.

Walk the steps that Mayan Shamans walked as they entered Xibalba (Entrance to the underworld), you will feel the presence of the ancient Gods as the spectacular crystal chambers are explored.

Traverse the cave completely with your guide, seeing beautiful speleothems and Mayan artifacts. Enjoy the sights, the sounds, the smells and the unique way the Maya history is captured. This cave holds important cultural and archaeological significance, offering a glimpse into the Maya Classic Period. After a guided tour through St. Herman’s Cave, you can float peacefully back to the entrance of the cave on an inner tube.

Day 6: Monkey River Tour

After breakfast a representative from Martsam Travel will pick you up at the hotel and will take you on a boat ride down the southern coast and then inland and up the Monkey River casting your eyes on the beautiful flora and fauna where you might be able to see various birds like, Toucan, Heron, Tanager and more. Iguanas dive into the water, troop of Howler monkeys race through the trees, crocodile’s sun along the bank of the river. You will also stop for a hike through the jungle, where your guide will point out herbal plants which are used for medicine. On your way you will see insects, snakes, monkeys, and if lucky, maybe a tapir or an elusive jaguar. After the tour you will be taken back to the hotel.

Free afternoon.

Day 7 & 8: Hopkins area

Free days by your own.

Optional tours:

  • Garifuna cultural & culinary tour immersion
  • Mayflower Bocawina Zip line
  • Mayflower Antelope falls rappelling/zip line

Day 9: Hopkins – Dangriga – Belize City – Home

After breakfast you will be picked up at the hotel reception for your transfer to Dangriga air strip to take your flight to Belize International Airport on time to catch your flight back home.

End of the trip!

Belize City

Belize City

keel-billed toucan

Keel-billed Toucan

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Xunantunich

Xunantunich

Cooking Class

Cooking Class

St. Hermans Cave

St. Hermans Cave

Monkey River Tour

Monkey River Tour

Family Adventure Belize

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    This picturesque region located in Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, and South of Mexico offers a fantastic opportunity to discover Maya history, live culture, colonial cities, beaches, and the Selva Maya, a unique tropical forest that inhabits abundant neotropical flora and fauna.