Belize in a week itinerary

Belize may only be approximately the same size as Vermont, but there are a lot of exciting things to do and see in the country, ranging from hiking and bird watching in the rainforest to scuba diving and sailing on the Belize Barrier Reef.

Frankly, there’s no way to see and do everything in a single week in Belize, but below is an adventure itinerary that will let you see the best features in the country.

Arrival in Belize

Call it day zero when you arrive at the Belize International Airport. From there, it’s just a short drive to the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center. Enjoy a delicious dinner of Belizean cuisine before taking a quick hike through the grounds.

Day 1 in Belize

Rested and refreshed, day one begins with a trip to the sacred Maya underworld known to them as Xibalba. Head into underground caves and learn about how these subterranean spaces performed an important role in ancient Maya religious beliefs.

Once out of the caves, it’s time to head down the scenic Hummingbird Highway to the coastal town of Dangriga. From there, it’s onto a boat where you’ll head out to the gorgeous island of Tobacco Caye where you’ll then enjoy another fabulous dinner.

Day 2 in Belize

After breakfast on the beach, it’s time for some fun. After getting a brief tutorial, it’s time to head out on the water using sea kayaks. After exploring the reef, participants can spend time snorkeling and interacting with the kaleidoscope of marine life that inhabits these waters. At the end of the day, it’s time to go back to Tobacco Caye for another fabulous meal.

Day 3 in Belize

Following breakfast and one final round of kayaking and snorkeling, it’s time to head even further out to sea. Located at the edge of the Belize Barrier Reef is Glover’s Reef Atoll, a national marine preserve. Once at Middle Caye island, it’ll be time to rig the sails and head to the eastern wall of the reef at Southwest Caye. Dinner will be a feast of fresh caught seafood made in the Belizean style.

Days 4-5 in Belize

Two days on the reef give participants plenty of time to explore the beauty and wonder of this unique biosphere that is home to more than 20% of all marine lifeforms on the planet. Relax on the beach or spend time sea kayaking, snorkeling, and stand-up paddleboarding. At the end of Day 5, it’ll be time to head back to land, this time to the Toledo District in the far south of Belize.

Days 6-7 in Belize

The Rio Grande River will be your base of operations for the final leg of this journey. One day will involve heading to the Moho River with a stop for lunch at a traditional Maya village. On the river, you’ll learn how to handle a boat before testing out your white water rapid navigating skills. Other days will involve explorations of nearby waterfalls, hiking through the rainforest, bird watching, and learning about the many plant and animal species in the country.

The last leg of the trip will be heading back to Dangriga and boarding a domestic flight to Belize City.

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Founded by a group of Belize travelers in 1986 who wanted to share the beauty of nature with the world, Island Expeditions specializes in crafting comprehensive vacation experiences in Belize.

If you would like to experience the best that Belize has to offer, contact Island Expeditions today.

 

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