Belize Tours & Itineraries

Explore 20 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Belize.

Explore the wonders of Belize with these carefully crafted itineraries that showcase the country's rich biodiversity, ancient ruins, and spectacular underwater world. If underwater adventure calls, embark on something similar to this Belize scuba diving adventure to swim alongside marine turtles and explore the barrier reef. For those after a relaxing and historical vacation, consider an itinerary like this best-of Belize and Guatemala trip, where you'll snorkel in the reefs and visit the ancient Maya ruins at Tikal. If you're lucky enough to have 10 days in the country, opt for a trip like this rainforests, ruins, and reefs itinerary for a comprehensive adventure that combines jungle lodges, river paddling, and snorkeling in the Glover's Reef Atoll.

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Kayaks on the beach waiting for your next paddle
Map of Islands of Belize: Tobacco Caye & South Water Caye - 7 Days
Islands of Belize: Tobacco Caye & South Water Caye - 7 Days

On this seven-day tour of Belize's best islands, you'll spend time discovering underwater marine life while enjoying the pristine beaches. Begin at the Tropical Education Centre, where you'll embark on a nocturnal tour of the Belize Zoo. Then, head to Tobacco Caye to start exploring the mangroves and coral reefs. The trip continues to South Water Caye, where you can swim, snorkel, paddleboard, and dive your way through the Southern Barrier Reef.

Sea kayaking on Glover's Reef
Map of  Discover Belize: Rainforests, Ruins & Reefs - 10 Days
Discover Belize: Rainforests, Ruins & Reefs - 10 Days

Spend 10 days discovering Belize's greatest outdoor gems. Start out at a lodge in the heart of a rainforest. Then, spend some time in a Maya village, followed by a few days paddling and camping along the Moho River. Venture into the jungle, tour the Maya ruins of Lubaantun, and take a tour of a chocolate farm. The trip concludes with several days of free time to explore Glover's Reef Atoll—paddling, kayaking, and snorkeling at your leisure.

Cabana life at Tobacco Caye
Map of Rainforest & Reef Exploration in Belize - 7 Days
Rainforest & Reef Exploration in Belize - 7 Days

Spend one week discovering two different sides of Belize. Check in to your ecolodge within Mayflower Bocawina National Park, and enjoy a few days of adventuring in the rainforest—go zip lining, bird-watching, rappelling, and more. Then, head to Tobacco Caye, part of the South Water Caye Marine Reserve, and enjoy some time on the pristine beaches. Laze in a hammock on your over-the-water deck, go snorkeling around the Southern Barrier Reef, and spend some time paddling and kayaking surrounded by the fresh ocean breeze.

Maya ruins in Xunantunich
Map of Experience Belize: Glover's Reef & Maya Caves - 7 Days
Experience Belize: Glover's Reef & Maya Caves - 7 Days

This seven-day adventure combines the best elements of Belize—the inland exploration of Maya ruins and rainforest caves, along with several days to discover the remote coral atoll of Glover's Reef. Perfect for active families and couples of all skill levels, this itinerary offers the flexibility to relax, paddle, snorkel, dive, and sea kayak, depending on your preference.

Discover the underwater world off of Belize
Map of Belize Wildlife, Mayan Ruins & Reef Tour - 9 Days
Belize Wildlife, Mayan Ruins & Reef Tour - 9 Days

Spend nine days exploring some of the best of Belize. Upon arrival, head to Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary to do some birding and view the native wildlife, along with exploring two different Mayan ruins. Next, take a water taxi to the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, and spend the next few days snorkeling, paddling, and relaxing beachside. Then, enjoy a final night on the town in Belize City.

Half Moon Caye
Map of Belize Lighthouse Reef Adventure - 7 Days
Belize Lighthouse Reef Adventure - 7 Days

The seven-day adventure begins with an overnight at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, then heads out by boat to Lighthouse Reef. You'll explore the Lighthouse Reef atoll—a tropical marine park and designated UNESCO World Heritage Site—via various snorkeling and paddling opportunities. Spend five nights at your Half Moon Caye Basecamp, which offers both guided and independent excursions, and end your trip with a night in Belize City.

Lake Atitlán
Map of Guatemala & Belize Adventure: Antigua, Lake Atitlan & Caye Caulker - 14 Days
Guatemala & Belize Adventure: Antigua, Lake Atitlan & Caye Caulker - 14 Days

See the best that Guatemala and Belize have to offer on this immersive two-week tour. Discover the living history of colorful, colonial Antigua, then hike, kayak, and paraglide around Lake Atitlán. Learn about Maya civilization in Guatemala City before visiting the pyramids and ruins of Tikal National Park. Cross the border into Belize for more Maya exploration at Cahal Pech, and wind down with a few days of island life on Caye Caulker, where you'll snorkel along its barrier reef and laze on the beach.

Lamanai Ruins Belize
Map of Adventure, Nature & Culture in Belize - 5 Days
Adventure, Nature & Culture in Belize - 5 Days

Discover some of Belize's highlights on this whirlwind five-day adventure. Spot wildlife, including crocodiles and toucans, explore the large Maya site of Lamanai Ruins, and whiz through the jungle on a zipline at Calico Jack's Village. There will be time for relaxation, too, along with snorkeling, kayaking, and beachside yoga at Southwest Caye within Glover's Reef Marine Reserve.

Discover nature reserves and natural wonders in Belize
Map of Belize for Nature Lovers - 5 Days
Belize for Nature Lovers - 5 Days

This quick five-day escape to Belize delivers some major highlights of this gem of Caribbean Central America. Upon arrival in Belize City, you'll transfer inland for nature excursions in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. After enjoying some cave tubing, you'll fly high over Belize's famous Blue Hole dive site, followed by lunch on the windswept tropical isle of Ambergris Caye.

Scuba diving in Belize
Map of Belize Scuba Diving Adventure - 5 Days
Belize Scuba Diving Adventure - 5 Days

Take to the seas on this five-day scuba diving adventure in Belize, one of the best ways to appreciate the country's spectacular biodiversity and some of the best diving opportunities in the world. Dive the Belize Barrier Reef, the second-largest barrier reef in the world, to see beautiful corals, reefs teeming with life, and threatened species like marine turtles and manatees. Visit a marine research field station, picnic on a sandbar, and unwind at a serene tropical island getaway on Tobacco Caye.

Spend a day snorkeling and lying out on the sand on Southwest Caye
Map of Highlights of Belize: Maya Ruins, Glover's Reef & More - 5 Days
Highlights of Belize: Maya Ruins, Glover's Reef & More - 5 Days

Discover some of Belize's best cultural and natural sites, and take part in active jungle adventures on this five-day tour. See Maya ruins at Cahal Pech and Xunantunich, soar over the jungle canopy near San Ignacio, and snorkel through the pristine reefs of Glover's Reef Marine Reserve. End your trip by learning about the lifecycle of dazzling blue morpho butterflies.

Spend 10 days relaxing and exploring Belize
Map of Belize Adventure: From Reefs to Maya Ruins  - 10 Days
Belize Adventure: From Reefs to Maya Ruins - 10 Days

With some of the world's best snorkeling spots, rich Maya history, and endless cayes to explore, Belize is a paradise waiting to be discovered on this 10-day adventure. Journey by land and sea as you swim with sharks in the Hol Chan marine reserve, step into the world of Actun Tunichil Mukna's sacrificial burials, and explore the archaeological site at Caracol. Hop over to the islands to end your trip dancing, savoring fresh fish, and snorkeling on Ambergris Caye.

See the country's incredible birds at the Belize Zoo, like this toucan
Map of Best of Belize : Culture, Nature & History - 10 Days
Best of Belize : Culture, Nature & History - 10 Days

Belize's many cultures and culinary traditions are revealed on this 10-day tour that combines mainland and island adventures. Climb through the former palace of Maya rulers in Xunantunich, and walk through deep caves to see the underwater sacrificial burials at Actun Tunichil Muknal. Take a break from history lessons and relax into the island lifestyle as you swim in the bliss of Lime Caye's clear waters and taste a feast of Garifuna dishes rich in coconut and fish in Hopkins.

Kayak, swim, and snorkel the clear waters off of Belize's Southwest Caye
Map of Southwest Caye Belize Beach Escape - 5 Days
Southwest Caye Belize Beach Escape - 5 Days

Escape to Middle Caye for a five-day Belize beach break. After a brief stop in Belize City, you'll head straight to the paradise island of Southwest Caye to stay in a safari-style tented cabana among the palms. Spend sun-soaked days snorkeling and kayaking around Glover's Reef Atoll, a protected reserve where you'll discover an underwater world teeming with colorful coral and biodiverse marine life.

Maya ruins of Xunantunich in Belize are home to incredibly detailed stonework
Map of Belize & Guatemala Cultural Highlights: Ancient Maya Ruins & Bustling Village Markets – 7 Days
Belize & Guatemala Cultural Highlights: Ancient Maya Ruins & Bustling Village Markets – 7 Days

Discover the highlights of Belize and Guatemala on this weeklong cultural tour. Start with a beach escape to Caye Caulker for white sands and snorkeling trips of the Belize Barrier Reef. You'll explore Maya palaces and pyramids at Tikal National Park and tour the ancient ruins of Xunantunich on horseback. The adventure ends in Chichicastenango near the shores of Lake Atitlán, where you'll visit one of Central America's most famous markets.

Spot wildlife like white-fronted parrots as you explore Belize
Map of Best of Belize & Guatemala - 7 Days
Best of Belize & Guatemala - 7 Days

Belize is a bucket-list traveler destination, if only because it's home to the Western Hemisphere's second-largest barrier reef. Over seven days, you'll explore this reef and Belize's white-sand coral cayes (islands) on snorkeling tours while enjoying relaxing beach time. Afterward, hop the border into Guatemala for tours of the ancient Maya ruins at Tikal before winding down on the cobbled streets of Spanish colonial Antigua.

Snorkel and kayak around the barrier reefs and nature reserves of southern Belize
Map of Belize Off the Beaten Track: San Ignacio & Hopkins Village - 7 Days
Belize Off the Beaten Track: San Ignacio & Hopkins Village - 7 Days

Take the road less traveled on this weeklong journey through Belize. Each of these seven days is packed with activities and adventures that range from kayaking along tropical rivers to snorkeling around the Western Hemisphere's largest barrier reef. You'll also indulge your inner Indiana Jones on a tour of the remote Maya ruins at Xunantunich.

Swim with exotic marine life, like sea turtles, in the Caribbean waters around Caye Caulker
Map of Belize Discovery Tour: Natural Wonders & Maya Culture - 7 Days
Belize Discovery Tour: Natural Wonders & Maya Culture - 7 Days

Travelers with a taste for the Caribbean shouldn't sleep on Belize. This Central American nation packs a punch in the form of its offshore barrier reef, which is the largest in the Western Hemisphere. You'll have plenty of time during this seven-day adventure for epic snorkeling tours and hops around postcard coral islands, but first up is a memorable journey deep into the jungle for nature hikes, visits to ancient Maya archaeological sites, and tours of mysterious river caves.

See big cats like jaguars at a jungle reserve near Placencia
Map of Nature & Adventure in Belize: San Ignacio & Placencia - 7 Days
Nature & Adventure in Belize: San Ignacio & Placencia - 7 Days

With seven days in Belize, you want an itinerary that deftly balances aquatic excursions with off-the-beaten-path jungle adventures. This active holiday delivers on both fronts, starting in the western forests where you'll embark on nature hikes, explore river caves, and visit the ruins of ancient Maya cities. Stop at a nature reserve on your way to the coast to see big cats, then spend the remainder of your time on snorkeling trips around the south-coast reefs.

Discover coral islands and white-sand beaches on this seven-day tour
Map of Belize Beach Escape: Snorkeling, Diving & Sailing at Ambergris Caye - 7 Days
Belize Beach Escape: Snorkeling, Diving & Sailing at Ambergris Caye - 7 Days

Escape to Belize for a week of island hopping and snorkeling around some of the finest dive sites in the world. Spend most of your time on the coral island of Ambergris Caye, where you'll enjoy resort-style relaxation and snorkel at famous sites like Shark Ray Alley and the Blue Hole. Cap the journey with a jungle excursion to discover the ruins at Xunantunich, an ancient Maya city dating to 300 CE.