Belize
  • 8 days/7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From From $3,298 / person
  • (From $2,638 single supplement)

Explore Lush Jungles and White Sand Beaches!

Uncover the secrets of the Mayan past on this action-packed, small group adventure through Southern Belize. Our expert guides can’t wait to share the beauty of unsullied ruins settled in thick jungles, a behind the scenes tour of a local chocolate farm and the colorful depths of Belize’s stunning, bountiful seas. Hike and snorkel your way through the rainforests, white sand beaches, coral reefs and magical sunsets of Latin America’s eco-dream destination during this all-inclusive, custom vacation package. At days end, kick back with a cocktail and good book as you’re lulled by the rhythmic sounds of surf lapping at your feet. All the while, enjoy the best in regional accommodations, delectable cuisine and Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service and discover the perfect blend of exploration and relaxation on this unforgettable holiday.

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  • Adult Only Vacations
  • Couples Vacations
  • Cultural
  • Hiking
  • Paddling
  • Snorkeling / Swimming

Activity Level: Moderate

About
This Tour

Explore ancient Mayan ruins, lush subtropical forests, and the second largest barrier reef in the world. Whether venturing into lush jungles by headlamp or snorkeling crystal-blue waters, this eight-day journey through the best of Belize is sure to captivate your heart and revive your soul. An exclusive adventure awaits, while the hammock is always an option, so choose your choice and get ready for a perfectly-balanced vacation and experience with the best-in-class adventure travel experts. Trust us - we've got this!

  • Soak up a day of leisure with a relaxing massage or book on your private beachfront palapa
  • Go back in time to discover how the Maya ancient culture tended to cacao trees and produced chocolate
  • Immerse yourself in Mayan culture by learning to cook, embroider, throw pots, and other crafts
  • Snorkel along the world's second longest barrier reef off the coast of Placenia
  • Spend a leisurely afternoon at the Rio Blanco Waterfall

The Belize trip was a great variety of 3 distinct destinations: interior, jungles, and beach. The lodges were amazing, I loved the jaguars!

Linda S Brooklyn, NY

Excellent trip! Great blend of culture and adventure! Staff very friendly and accommodating.

Jeanine I Camarillo, CA

Top notch places and experiences- one of our very best trips ever!

Karen, S Santa Rosa Valley, CA

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

8 days/7 nights

Belize City, Belize (BZE)

Day 1: Belize City Arrival
Vacation Packages in Belize
Meals Included:  D
Overnight: Belcampo Lodge

Arrive at Belize City International Airport. After passing through immigration and customs you will be greeted by an Austin Adventures representative who will assist you in checking in for your local flight. An hour's flight brings you to the Punta Gorda airstrip where a representative of Belcampo Lodge will
be awaiting your arrival. Relax in your suite or by the pool after a long day's travel.

About Belcampo Lodge
Set in the verdant hills above the Caribbean coast of southern Belize, Belcampo is a sanctuary from the everyday world. The definition of agritourism-chic: a Jungle Lodge, organic farm and a 12,000- acre nature reserve, Belcampo Belize offers the best in local food and culture, active adventures, wildlife viewing, saltwater fly-fishing, and world-class hospitality. At the heart of Belcampo Belize is the Main Lodge with The Jungle Farm Restaurant, The Rum Bar, the Jungle Spa, lounge areas, a swimming pool, and observation decks that open to stunning vistas of the coast, the Maya Mountains and a seemingly endless pristine rainforest. The 16 individual, spacious suites are well appointed with plush beds, screened fresh-air verandas, and spa-style bathrooms with floor to ceiling tropical rainforest views. Walk down 365 steps or take the private tram to the riverside dock where kayaks and canoes are available for complimentary use, or visit the air-conditioned gym. From the dock you can embark on tranquil cruises on the jungle reaches of the Rio Grande, or guided snorkeling and fishing adventures on the Caribbean Sea.

Day 2: Eladio's Chocolate Adventure and Lubaantun Maya Site
Eladio
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Belcampo Lodge

Go back in time to discover how the Maya ancient culture tended to cacao trees and produced chocolate. English-speaking members of a revered Maya family will be your host for today, and they have been growing and making chocolate in the rainforest of Belize just like their ancestors for hundreds of years. Learn about the Maya history of chocolate, spot cacao trees and taste luscious raw cacao beans straight from their colorful pods. Help to roast and grind nature's treasure with stone tools by participating in a chocolate demonstration and delight in the distinctive flavor of a healthy dark chocolate drink enjoyed by only the most elite Mayans when their civilization was young. After lunch, enjoy the small ruins of Lubaantun Maya site, not far from the farm.

Day 3: Living Maya Experience and Rio Blanco Waterfall
Living Maya Experience and Rio Blanco Waterfall
Meals Included:  B, L, D

Fully immerse yourself in the vibrant Mayan culture by learning different traditional activities skillfully carried out by the Mayas. From cooking lessons to pottery, embroidery, and the other crafts, you will be sure to learn a new trade by the end of the morning. Enjoy a traditional Mayan meal known as Caldo (type of soup made with chicken and local spices) served with corn tortillas, before spending an afternoon of leisure at the Rio Blanco Waterfall.

Day 4: Chabil Mar Villa
Chabil Mar Villa
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Chabil Mar Villas

Today, you will have a short half an hour flight to Placencia Village. A representative from Chabil Mar will be waiting for you at the airstrip to take you to your hotel. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

About Chabil Mar Villas

Maya for “Beautiful Sea”, Chabil Mar is nestled on 400 feet of Caribbean beach front, just five minutes from Placencia Village. Nineteen individually designed Villas, each with a personal sea- facing veranda, grace the property. A private pier for dining, lounging and sunning, al fresco dining at “Café Mar” beach-side and two infinity swimming pools amidst lush tropical gardens top the list of amazing amenities at Chabil Mar. Because of the resort’s premier location, guests can enjoy Belizean culture, the people, shops and nightlife of the Village at your leisure and convenience, on your own schedule and as often as you like. The luxury accommodations strike a perfect balance between Belizean flair and modern amenities. Original art and local artifacts complement the comforts of home. One and two bedroom villas (some with lofts) grace the properties. King sized beds, fine linens and bedding, Belizean hardwood cabinetry, granite counter tops, fine tiling and marble, in spacious 1000-square foot living areas, create a tranquil resort experience.

Day 5: Snorkeling Belize’s Barrier Reef
Snorkeling Belize’s Barrier Reef
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Chabil Mar Villas

This morning we’ll depart the nearby marina en route to Belize’s Barrier Reef – the second longest in the world! We'll experience one of the many snorkeling spots off the coast of Placencia. The coast of Southern Belize is known for its abundance in aquatic life, fish stocks, and coral reef biodiversity.

Day 6 & 7: Placencia / Chabil Mar
Placencia / Chabil Mar
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Chabil Mar Villa

Experience two days of leisure at Chabil Mar with countless options of how to spend your time at this beautiful resort. Choose to relax by the beach, enjoy one of the many complimentary activities offered by the resort or go on an organized tour. You may opt to visit the Placencia Village which is only a short drive or bicycle ride away; the resort can help you get a cab to take you into the village if you desire.

Day 8: Departure to Belize City International Airport
Departure to Belize City International Airport
Meals Included:  B

This morning, you will be taken to the nearby Placencia airstrip for your forty minute flight to the International airport. From here, make your post trip connections home.

*This trip is operated in partnership with Darah Travel.

**Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures and Darah Travel.

Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 8 days/7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From From $3,298 / person
  • (From $2,638 single supplement)

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Additional Trip Information

Departure
  • Upon arrival at Belize International Airport, pass through immigration and immediately enter the luggage claim area.
  • After collecting your luggage you will pass through customs and then continue towards the airport exit door on your right hand side. Outside look for a representative of Austin Adventures who will be holding an Austin Adventures sign with your name on it.
  • This representative will assist you in checking in for your local flight to the Punta Gorda airstrip (one hour) where a representative of Belcampo Lodge will be awaiting your arrival.

  • On your last day, you will be taken to the nearby Placencia airstrip for your forty minute flight to the International airport where you will make your post trip connections home.

Activities

Activities at each location are customized to meet the interest level of each guest and include:

  • Touring Mayan ruins
  • Snorkeling
  • Jungle hiking
  • Swimming

Adventures also include exploring Mayan ruins, wandering nature trails on foot and watching over 400 species of exotic birds and other wildlife -- or simply luxuriating on a beautiful tropical beach.

Your guides will take the time to explain the details of each activity, answer any questions and demonstrate the use of all equipment. Each activity has been carefully planned to include options for all levels. Most importantly, your guides will help you select the distance that's right for you.

Meals

The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions are included as indicated by itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Most alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.

Included in Trip Price
  • Double occupancy rooms with private baths as noted in itinerary.
  • Meals as indicated in detailed daily itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • Road and boat transfers throughout duration of trip.
  • Daily tours and activities as listed in itinerary.
  • Tour entrance fees and equipment.
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt, luggage tags and luggage service.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
  • Local flights within Belize

Not Included in Trip Price
  • Guide, driver, dining and activity gratuities.
  • Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
  • Any meals not indicated in itinerary.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
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Testimonials
Testimonials

With over 20-years of experience in the adventure travel industry, we've perfected the recipe for crafting award-winning small group trips and custom itineraries on all seven continents. On every departure, we aim to exceed your expectations with best-in-class service, expert guides and the finest in regional cuisine and accommodations. From first-time travelers to seasoned alumni, our guests agree that on each Austin Adventures journey , the hardest part truly is going home. We're happy to share that 99.26% of these travelers say they'd join us again...and again...and again. But don't take our word for it. Our guests say it best:

Great trip- good way to see three major environments of Belize

Stacy G, Ligonier, PA

Staff was excellent; friendly and responsive.

Christine S, Watchung, NJ

It was like a 2nd honeymoon as we were the only 2 guests for the whole 1st week. The staff was attentive but gave us space also.

Laura G, Langhorne, PA

Great Time Overall

Suzann S, Norristown, PA
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A few more reasons why you've gotta go:
  • 1. The raucous wildlife: Belize has a rare breed of howler monkey that is known as one of the top ten loudest animals in the world. Don't worry: it sleeps like you and me.
  • 2. The life-filled waters: Known to inhabit more than 400 species of subtropical fish, Belize's waters also include some of the rarest varieties of fish, thanks to natural reefs off the coast.
  • 3. Quirky cuisine: in Belize, gibnut is a delicacy and has a nickname: The Royal Rat! This member of the rodent family is served all over Belize. It tastes like chicken”¦ but tougher. Bon appetit!
  • 4. Perfect balance of luxury and adventure: with lodgings like the Chabil Mal Resort, indulge in a massage and delicious, fresh-off-the-boat seafood.
  • 5. In-the-field expertise: from spinning fascinating regional interpretation to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the toughest part of your vacation truly is going home.
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