This drop-dead beautiful Central American nation with a distinct Caribbean flavour has something for everyone
Stunning reefs for divers, colourful wildlife for bird watchers, rare archaeological finds for history buffs and vibrant markets for culture vultures. Beautiful Belize’s natural delights and historic highlights will capture your imagination, and steal your heart.
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Belize tour reviews
Our Belize trips score an average of 4.77 out of 5 based on 30 reviews in the last year.
Land of Belize, February 2017
Land of Belize is a wonderfully varied travel experience which has inspired me to travel further and with greater frequency. I have come to trust Intrepid as my 'go-to' travel company (Suggestion as a new Intrepid destination: Polar Bear experience in Churchill, Manitoba as part of a Northern Canada package)
Review submitted 09 Mar 2017
Land of Belize, February 2017
This tour has some unique sites and the activities are very diverse. I feel it is best for active people who want to make the most of a shorter tour and do something everyday. The charge for extra activities is something you should be aware of but the overall experience was excellent.
Review submitted 07 Mar 2017
Articles on Belize
Belize travel highlights
Marvel at nature's splendour while snorkelling over Belize's reefs
Explore the lush, wildlife-filled jungles surrounding San Ignacio
Learn about ancient civilisations while visiting the Cahal Pech ruins
Transport in Belize
Intrepid believes half the fun of experiencing a new country is getting there, and getting around once there! Where possible, Intrepid uses local transport options and traditional modes of transport - which usually carry less of an environmental impact, support small local operators and are heaps more fun.
Depending on which trip you're on while in Belize , you may find yourself travelling by:
No trip to Belize is complete without getting acquainted with the dazzling coast. Hop on a boat to discover hidden islands, impressive reefs and seemingly endless expanses of cool, blue water.
Belize holiday information
At a glance
Best time to visit Belize
Culture and customs
Eating and drinking
Geography and environment
History and government
Top 10 Outdoor Experiences in Belize
Festivals and Events in Belize
Health and safety
Belize travel FAQs
Australia: Not required
Belgium: Not required
Canada: Not required
Germany: Not required
Ireland: Not required
Netherlands: Not required
New Zealand: Not required
South Africa: Not required
Switzerland: Not required
United Kingdom: Not required
USA: Not required
Tipping isn’t expected of you in Belize; however, if you feel the service is good, feel free to round up the bill. Service workers like maids, drivers and wait staff will appreciate the generosity. Some restaurants may include a 10% surcharge in bills, so tipping here isn’t necessary.
Internet cafes and Wi-Fi hotspots are becoming more prevalent in Belize. Be aware that accessing the internet can be quite costly in Belize and probably slower than what you’re used to.
Belize has a reliable mobile phone network so using your mobile phone while travelling in most areas of Belize shouldn’t be problematic. Ensure you have global roaming enabled before leaving your home country.
Most tourist sites and restaurants have modern flushable toilets. It’s a good idea to carry your own toilet paper and soap as these aren’t always provided.
Beer = 5 BZD
Glass of rum at a bar = 6 BZD
Simple meal at a local restaurant = 10 BZD
Lobster meal at a high-end restaurant = 50 BZD
Drinking tap water is not recommended in Belize. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water. Ask your leader where filtered water can be found. It's also advisable to avoid ice in drinks and peel fruit and vegetables before eating.
Credit cards can be used at most top-end hotels, restaurants, shops and other tourist establishments. Expect to pay cash when dealing with smaller vendors, family-run restaurants and market stalls.
Internationally compatible ATMs can be found in most of Belize’s major cities. ATMs are far less common in rural areas, islands and small villages so have enough cash to cover purchases when travelling away from the larger cities.
Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
- 1 Jan New Year's Day
- 2 Jan New Year Holiday
- 6 Mar National Heroes and Benefactors Holiday
- 14 Apr Good Friday
- 15 Apr Holy Saturday
- 17 Apr Easter Monday
- 1 May Labour Day
- 22 May Sovereign's Day Holiday
- 10 Sep Saint George's Caye Day
- 11 Sep National Day Holiday
- 21 Sep Independence Day
- 9 Oct Pan American Day / Colombus Day
- 19 Nov Garifuna Settlement Day
- 20 Nov Garifuna Settlement Holiday
- 25 Dec Christmas Day
- 26 Dec Boxing Day
Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Belize go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/belize/public-holidays
Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.
Top responsible travel tips for Belize
- Be considerate of Belize’s customs, traditions, religion and culture.
- For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water instead.
- Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.
- Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive.
- Refrain from supporting businesses that exploit or abuse endangered animals.
- Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.
- The precious reefs of Belize need to be preserved and protected. By all means, admire the coral, but never touch or remove coral from reefs. Also, avoid buying souvenirs that have been illegally removed from the reef.