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Land of Belize

8 Days | Uncover one of Central America’s best-kept secrets

4.9 out of 5 based on 76 reviews submitted.
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Jump into Belize's natural wonders, picturesque coastlines and rich cultural history on this 8-day adventure in Central America. This often-overlooked paradise is full of lush jungle, spectacular Maya ruins, long sandy beaches and first-class underwater attractions. You’ll get the chance to sample them all! From the buzz of Belize City, travel through the Lamanai Archaeological Site and to the island paradise of Caye Caulker. Take a day trip to Guatemala to discover the history of the UNESCO Maya ruins of Tikal. Explore this little-visited gem and get off the beaten track, sitting back and relaxing into the Bel-easy-an way of life.

Trip overview

Map of Land Of Belize including Belize
Start
Belize City, Belize
Finish
Caye Caulker, Belize
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Belize
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
QVSE
This trip generates 26 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Laze on the sandy shores of Caye Caulker off the coast of Belize. Swim in the warm waters of the Caribbean and snorkel through shallow reefs and atolls surrounding the cayes.
  • Join a group of local women at a co-operative in San Ignacio, where they’ll show you how to cook up some traditional recipes and talk about the organisation they founded.
  • Discover the remains of a once thriving Mayan city at the Lamanai Archaeological Site, reached by a boat trip that reveals some of Belize’s most colourful birdlife.
  • Take a day trip to the impressive Tikal National Park, just a hop, skip and a jump across the border into Guatemala. These Maya ruins have become one of the most important archaeological sites in Maya history.
  • Uncover the secrets of crystallised skeletons and crumbling palaces near San Ignacio that have been preserved in their natural glory.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • In tropical Central America, it can get really hot and humid. Carry plenty of water as hydration is key, especially when you’re walking around a lot.

Itinerary

Map of Land Of Belize including Belize

Inclusions

Meals

1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle, Ferry, River boat

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights), Lodge (1 night)

Activities
  • Lamanai Archaeological Site & Boat Tour
  • San Ignacio - Cooking Class
  • Tikal National Park - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Caye Caulker - Leader-led orientation walk
Add on activities
  • San Ignacio - Xunantunich Ruins entry - BZD10
  • San Ignacio - Barton Creek canoe trip - BZD190
  • San Ignacio - Actun Tunichil Muknal Caves (Incl. entry, guide, transport & lunch) - BZD250
  • San Ignacio - Caracol Ruins (Incl. entry, guide & transport) - BZD250
  • San Ignacio - Mountain Pine Ridge day trip (Incl. guide & transport) - BZD190
  • San Ignacio - Cave tubing (incl. entrance, guide & transport) - BZD190
  • Caye Caulker - Stand-up paddleboard hire (per hour) - BZD42
  • Caye Caulker - Bicycle Rental (per day) - USD8
  • Caye Caulker - Sunset Sailing - BZD100
  • Full day Catamaran tour-(gear, guide and transport included) - BZD230
  • Full day speed boat-(gear, guide and transport included) - BZD230

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1 in Belize City.
2. On your final day, you’ve got the power to choose where your adventure takes you. If you like, you can stay in Caye Caulker for another couple of nights relaxing beachside – we’ll be happy to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability). Otherwise, jump on an included water taxi transfer back to Belize City where you can also book additional nights’ accommodation, or where your leader can assist you to catch a taxi from the port to the airport for an onward connection.
3. An open-dated round-trip ticket to return to Belize City from Caye Caulker is included on this trip. If you are travelling from Caye Caulker to Belize Airport please ensure you do not book a flight before 12pm to allow for travel time.
4. Additional accommodation in Caye Caulker or Belize City is available to book on this trip should you wish to extend your stay
5. Transfers from Belize City Port to our Belize City Hotel or the airport are available through your booking agent.
6. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 76 reviews submitted.
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Patricia · Traveled January 2024
Our experience on the Land of Belize trip was incredible- we highly recommend! We were able to learn, see, and do so much in a week from exploring caves and Mayan ruins to sailing and snorkeling in the beautiful waters of Caye Caulker! Our tour guide Fivelio was incredible - very knowledgeable and friendly and made the trip what it was!
Review submitted 09 Jan 2024

Elizabeth · Traveled January 2024
Our trip to Belize was absolutely wonderful! Everything from the Maya structures, Women’s Coop, exploration of historic and current cultures to island activities were excellent! Our guide was terrific- very knowledgeable, helpful and enthusiastic. I would highly recommend this trip.
Review submitted 09 Jan 2024

Cora · Traveled January 2024
This was a fabulous trip with a wonderful tour guide. It truly was the perfect introduction to the land of Belize. Highly recommend planning ahead to include additional optional full day activities.
Review submitted 09 Jan 2024

Susanne · Traveled December 2023
I had done several solo adventure tours with other travel companies, this was my first with Intrepid, they did not disappoint. Everything about this trip was fantastic! The ease of booking, showing up, welcome meeting etc was explained. Then the brilliant trip itself in beautiful Belize with a local Intrepid Tour guide ...I can't wait to book my next Intrepid trip.
Review submitted 06 Jan 2024

Marcus · Traveled December 2023
The Land of Belize tour exceeded expectations and had something for everyone: the chance to see Mayan ruins, taste (and make) local food, and relax on a tropical island! The knowledgeable and friendly guide, Reyes de Leon, made the tour especially unforgettable - highly recommended!
Review submitted 03 Jan 2024
Land of Belize
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