Some of Our Belize Holiday Ideas
Belize Mayan Discovery & Beach
- Mayan ruins & wildlife at Lamanai
- Garifuna culture in the Toledo District
- Exceptional bird watching opportunities
- Crystal clear Caribbean waters
- Visit the jungle-clad ruins of Lamanai
- Exceptional wildlife viewing in Orange Walk District
- Rainforest exploration in the Cayo District
- Caribbean paradise island of Ambergris Caye
Classic Guatemala & Belize
- Colonial Antigua
- Enigmatic Tikal Mayan ruins
- Crystal clear waters of the Caribbean
- Stunning Lake Atitilan
- Jungle experience in the Cayo District
- Beautiful accommodation throughout
- Wildlife spotting opportunities both on land and at sea
- Stunning white beaches of Ambergris Caye
Best Time To Visit Belize
Quick Country Facts
Time Zone:GMT -6 hours
Why visit Belize?
Belize was a British colony for more than a century, and today its small population of just over 300,000 makes it one of the least populated in all of Central America, with a mix of Maya and Garifuna cultures as well as many different Mennonite communities.
On a trip here, you'll discover some of the planet's most treasured natural wonders. Dive into the water to see the stunning Belize Barrier Reef, discover ancient Mayan sites or admire the untouched beauty of the coastline. Keep an eye out for over 500 different bird species, or head out in search of puma, ocelot and jaguar.
Belize Reef and Rainforest
The Belize Barrier Reef is the second longest in the world after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef so it’s not surprising that holidays to Belize have been principally renowned for the world-class diving. But with around 40% of the land protected, there is a huge amount of wildlife to see including puma, ocelot and jaguar as well as over 500 recorded bird species. The lush interior jungle is also the site of significant Mayan ruins. Caracol is close to the border with Guatemala, and is the most extensive Mayan site in Belize, covering over 30 square miles. The sites of Xunantunich and Lamanai are also worth visiting.
Belize and Guatemala
Belize holidays can easily be combined with time in Guatemala, where there are colonial towns, colourful markets and sparkling lakes to explore as well as the huge pyramid temples of Tikal. A typical 12-day Guatemala and Belize holiday will visit Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Tikal, the Cayo District of Belize and the white sand beaches of Amergris Caye
All our holidays to Belize are tailor-made and our Central America team are always delighted to offer firsthand advice, whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday or honeymoon, or want to explore the Mayan heritage of the region in more depth.
Cruising in Belize by Catamaran
The tiny palm-fringed, cast-away islands on Belize’s Caribbean Coast can be explored by boat or catamaran. Maximum numbers on a chartered boat or catamaran is eight in four cabins. The charter comes with experienced crew and all you need to do is lie back and soak up the rays, snorkel or swim straight from the boat. Popular areas to visit include Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker and Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Read more about cruise trips on a holiday to Belize.
Why Choose Us?
Passionate travel experts
- We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
- Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
- We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences
Personal & tailor-made
- You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
- We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
- Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love
Responsible by nature
- We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
- For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
- We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours