Soft sandy beaches, excellent diving and majestical ruins

Belize is a country of two halves.  The first being its soft sandy beaches, amazing snorkelling, tiny cayes dotted off the coast and excellent diving.  The other half of the country is covered in lush forest, hiding fabulous Mayan ruins and exotic wildlife.  It makes a great companion country to Guatemala but equally stands as a holiday destination by itself.  Highlights include:

  • Ambergris Caye with its soft sand beaches and azure water is perfect for diving and snorkelling.
  • As an alternative,  laid back Caye Caulker or the beautiful mainland beaches of Placencia.
  • Trek through the jungle and then swim through the entrance of an extensive network of caves at Actun Tunichil Muknal (or take a boat if you want something more relaxing!).  The caves are full of stalactites and stalagmites and other crystal formations.
  • Canoe, birdwatch, hike, swim, horsehide, or tube along the rivers and waterfalls  in the Cayo District.  
  • Visit the impressive Mayan ruins of Xunantunich and Caracol.


Walking in Belize is low key and usually forms part of some other activity eg hiking to caves rather than four wheel drive.  But many of the jungle lodges in the Cayo district run nature walks, some at night and some of the lodges are in extensive private grounds where you can follow trails to waterfalls and pools.  

Ideas for a trip to Belize

Here are some ideas for trips to Belize all of which can be adapted for you and we are always happy to create a bespoke trip from scratch.

Blissful Belize

from £3645 per person
Explore the highlights of this small but beautiful country on this eleven-day two-centre tour. One night in Miami en route, three-nights in the Cayo District visiting the ruins and taking part in jungle activities followed by five-nights on Ambergris Caye in the luxurious Victoria Hotel.

Classic Guatemala and Belize

from £3800 per person
A fourteen-day private tour taking in the main sites of Antigua, Atitlan and Tikal in Guatemala and then crossing the border into Belize. Four-nights in the Cayo district to visit ruins, ancient cave systems and swim in waterfalls are followed by two-nights on beautiful Ambergris Caye.

Land of Belize group trip

from £780 per person (excl flights)
Discover the natural wonders, picturesque coastline and rich cultural history of Belize. From the buzz of Belize City, through the marshlands of the Crooked Tree Sanctuary and to the island paradise of Caye Caulker, discover the best of Belize on this epic eight-day adventure to one of Central America’s little-known gems.

Frequently Asked Questions

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British nationals don’t need a visa to enter Belize. On arrival, you’ll be allowed to enter for a limited period. For further information visit the FCO travel advice pages

Ensure your usual immunisations are up to date (including Tetanus) and consider Rabies.  For more information visit the NHS Fit for Travel pages.  

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