A Belize Wildlife Adventure For Active Families

14 Days from £2952 per adult.
14 Days
Family Holiday
Beach
Snorkelling and Diving
Budget

Perfect for families with children in the older age range (say, 7 to 11 and beyond), this exciting natural history adventure provides plenty of enjoyable activities in the pine-clad Maya mountains and the lush lowland rainforests of the interior before transporting you out to a Caribbean island at the outer edge of the Belize Barrier Reef for snorkelling, diving, boating and beachcombing. You will experience a vibrant mix of ancient and current cultures, highland scenery, lush jungle and coral islands in a small, friendly English-speaking Caribbean country: an exhilarating mix to delight all members of your family.

Itinerary

Price from £2952 per adult. £1538 per child. Based on a family of four – two adults and two children under 12 yrs old sharing quadruple rooms or family accommodation. For this and other family combinations, please ask for a personalised quotation based on your specific dates of travel.

Day 1 - Depart London

Arrive Atlanta. Note - hotel stay not included in price

Staying at Airport Hotel. Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Pooks Hill Jungle Lodge

Board flight to Belize City then transfer by road along the Western Highway to Pooks Hill Jungle Lodge.

The small, friendly, family-run lodge surrounds a small Maya plaza with trails leading to the creek and lowland rainforest bordering the Tapir Mountain Reserve. It is also in close proximity to a wealth of ancient Maya archaeological sites - some of which have only recently been opened to the public and which few tourists have the chance to see.

Staying at Pooks Hill Jungle Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 3 - Pooks Hill Jungle Lodge

The lodge has a network of well-marked rainforest trails to follow and offers complimentary guided morning and night walks with a resident naturalist guide.

Staying at Pooks Hill Jungle Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Pooks Hill Jungle Lodge

Perhaps walk the trails through the 300 acre private reserve, birdwatch to spot some of the 230+ species which inhabit the local rainforest or swim in the cool river.

Staying at Pooks Hill Jungle Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Mayan Mountains

Depart from the lodge and drive into the Maya Mountains where you will stay in a private mountain reserve.

Staying at Hidden Valley Inn. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Mayan Mountains

A day to explore the 7200 acre private reserve with over 90 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails as well as many secluded pools and waterfalls, such as 1000 foot Falls and Butterfly falls surrounded by a mixture of pine forest and tropical broadleaf jungle.

Staying at Hidden Valley Inn. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Mayan Mountains

Free day to relax and explore. There is much wildlife inhabiting the property, including coatimundi, grey fox and peccary. Puma and jaguar are also occasionally spotted along the roads and trails. The reserve is also home to 200 species of birds including the beautiful and endangered orange-breasted falcon, the stygian owl and king vultures which nest on the craggy cliffs and soar below a number of the viewpoints.

Staying at Hidden Valley Inn. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - South Water Caye

Travel south along the Hummingbird Highway to the town of Dangriga.

Travel by boat to idyllic South Water Caye located right on the edge of the Belize Barrier Reef (a World Heritage Site). The 15-acre island is known as perhaps the most beautiful of all the reef cayes and is within a designated marine reserve. Around the island, pelicans dive constantly for fish, and frigatebirds soar overhead. Hermit crabs scurry along the beach, which is of coral and pure white, dotted with coconut palms.

Staying at Pelicans Pouch. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - South Water Caye

There is excellent snorkelling right off the beach, and diving can be arranged from a facility on the island: the reef drops off to 2000ft just thirty yards offshore allowing fabulous wall dives.

Staying at Pelicans Pouch. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - South Water Caye

Perhaps take an optional boat tour to Man O War Caye to see the impressive frigate bird and booby rookery.

Staying at Pelicans Pouch. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - South Water Caye

A day of relaxation

Staying at Pelicans Pouch. Includes All Meals.

Day 12 - South Water Caye

A day of relaxation

Staying at Pelicans Pouch. Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Belize City

Check-in for flight home. Connect in Atlanta.

Staying at On plane. Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 14 - Arrive London

Includes Breakfast.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Delta Airlines via Atlanta

Best visited:
January to August

Area Specialist

Claire Pote
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You pass by Belize Zoo on the way to Pook’s Hill. Why not pop in? You will see many of country’s animals and birds in very pleasant surroundings and it should only take you an hour or two.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Thank you for putting together an amazing honeymoon. We had a fantastic time and it was great to have all the arrangements so well handled by yourselves. Belize was a perfect destination for us.

Mr B Z - Southampton

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Hidden Valley Inn: 17.098464, -88.942909
Pelican Beach Resort: 16.813865, -88.082264
Pooks Hill Jungle Lodge: 17.154344, -88.851715