Belize Beach and Active Adventure (trip)

Belize Beach and Active Adventure

  • Belize International Airport
  • Family & Friends
Belize, Central America

from $2,395* per person8 DaysNovember-September
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Wildland Adventures 12 people max
Our premier natural history trip in Belize is an active, in-depth fully guided exploration of Discover the wild diversity of Belize on a multisport adventure designed specifically for families with adventurous teens or energetic young adults. The inland rainforests are a veritable playground for hiking enthusiasts, mountain bikers, spelunkers and those interested in uncovering the fascinating history of the Maya. Canoe the Macal River, explore the expansive Mayan ruins of El Pilar, hike and swim through the most impressive cave in the Mayan lowland, and rappel 300 ft into a sinkhole on the Black Hole Drop. Spend the remainder of your time exploring largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere and off-shore atoll reefs. Snorkel, dive or just sit back and relax.

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Belize, Central America

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3 testimonials about the provider, Wildland Adventures:

  • Reviewer: Kate Steinbacher located in Roanoke, VA USA
    You are the kind of tour operator the world needs more of...caring of your groups AND the beautiful places and people we get to experience!

  • Reviewer: Ginger and Richard Lang located in Clyde, NC USA
    Congratulations on the kudos from National Geographic Adventure magazine. Our experiences in travel with Wildland underscore this commendation. We have loved traveling to Costa Rica and Southern Africa with you and are now involved in planning a trip to East Africa. Great job from a superb company! You are first in our minds!

  • Reviewer: Libby Volckening located in Northfield, MA USA
    How can I begin to thank you for the most amazing, wonderful, incredible vacation of my life?!?!?!  Everything was better than I could have hoped.  So many precious memories.  Such wonderful chemistry of personalities.  It has been very hard to leave it all behind and get back to my real life...

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
  • Family oriented trip.


Upon arrival at the Belize International Airport receive a warm welcome from our local guide. Get your first glimpses of Belize as you depart Belize City and head deep into the heart of jungle. Surrounded by the Maya Mountains and located high above the Macal River Black Rock Lodge is the perfect base to begin experiencing the true essence of Belize. Stay overnight at the Black Rock Lodge. [D]

Paddle and float the gentle waters of the Macal River downstream as you canoe to the friendly town of San Ignacio. The river provides an excellent opportunity to view many bird species, Howler monkeys, iguanas and other wildlife. Explore culturally diverse San Ignacio and enjoy lunch before heading off to visit the Maya ruins El Pilar. This little visited site is actually the largest in the Belize River area, straddling Guatemalan border and encompassing over 25 plazas and 100 acres of undisturbed jungle Explore the ruins and picture ancient Mayan life while your guide gives a detailed description of the historical events surrounding this fascinating area. Return to the lodge for a savory dinner while listening to the sounds of the rain forest. Overnight at Black Rock Lodge. [BLD]

Drive 45 minute past the town of San Ignacio, before setting out on a 45 minute nature hike through the surrounding rainforest. The hike includes three stream crossings and passes through the 6,700 acre Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve. Actun Tunichil Muknal "Cave of the Stone Sepulcher" is the most impressive cave in the Maya Lowlands. Located in the heart of the Belizean Rain forest, this cave was a sacred place to the prehistoric Maya of Belize, who first began to use the entrance during the early classic period (300-600AD). The cave system consists of a series of chambers, ending in a 300 by 50 meter Cathedral where sacrificial ceremonies once took place. Here you will be exposed to the individuals sacrificed to the gods of the underworld. A good level of physical fitness is required along with the ability to swim. This evening after dinner we?ll take a guided night walk looking for nocturnal creatures such as kinkajous, bats, owls, northern potoos, tyras and coatimundis. Don't forget your headlamp! Overnight at Black Rock Lodge. [BLD]

Mount up this morning on gentle trail horses as we set off into the rain forest on a morning horseback ride. Our destination is Big Rock Falls, a beautifully secluded waterfall. We'll have time for lunch and a swim before meeting the van for the short drive to Calico Jack's zip line course set into the side of the Mayan Mountains. Choose from a variety of courses ranging from 4 platforms and 1,000 ft. to 15 platforms and 2,700 ft. of pure zipping enjoyment (activity not included and to be paid directly). Overnight at Black Rock Lodge. [BLD]

Get prepared for an unforgettable day inner tubing though an expansive limestone cave system at Caves Branch. Pass through citrus orchards to the river's edge where a short float trip carries you into a massive cavern with underground waterfalls, limestone formations, and an incredible crystal cathedral chamber. No experience is needed since the trip does not involve technical caving. Next stop is the tranquil Southwater Caye Marine Reserve and your home for the remaining days of your Belizean Vacation. Kick off your shoes, unpack and settle into your beach cabana located on Southwater Caye, a private 15 acre island located right on the Belize Barrier Reef. Step outside your door to see wonderful ocean views and pristine white sands. Head out snorkeling directly from the beach, grab a fishing pole and try your hand at catching snapper, permit or maybe a tarpon. Whichever way you choose to spend your days, you can always simply relax in a hammock under the swaying palms and let your cares drift away. Overnight at Pelican Beach Resort Southwater Caye. [BLD]

Check out the strange coral formations and swim amongst a variety of brilliantly colored tropical fish as you explore the marine environment on a half-day snorkeling and swimming excursion. The Belize Barrier Reef is the longest unbroken barrier reef in the world. Your guide will swim along with you pointing out the dazzling array of tropical fish, hydrocorals, sea fans, feather plumes, sponges, and sea cucumbers. Return to the lodge for lunch, and enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the beach. Don't forget the sunscreen! The remainder of your stay is at your leisure. Additional tours and activities can be worked out with the lodge manager during your stay. Overnight at Pelican Beach Resort Southwater Caye. [BLD]

Enjoy a last dip in the ocean and shake out the sand before packing up and returning to Dangriga to board your short flight to the Belize International airport in time for your international departure. (Local flight included.) Laugh about your good times on the way home and start planning your next family adventure! [B]

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