6 nights / 7 days
A diver's paradise brimming with biodiversity, Maya treasures and the world's second largest barrier reef infused with enriching excursions and lush island luxury, Belize is ideal for the perfect extended family getaway.
Below is just a sample of the immersive itineraries our Destination Specialists can create. Click on the experiences links in the itinerary to see other curated excursion choices offered by Journese. Our Destination Specialists are happy to book our hotels and excursions highlighted in the itinerary below or let them know if you would like something customized. And, feel free to offer our non-hyperlinked suggestions to your clients to further explore the destination.
Days 1 - 2: USA / Belize
Just five hours from Los Angeles, board your flight to your exciting Belize vacation. Once you land in Belize City, meet your private transfers to the Belize Pier for your scenic hydrofoil transport to San Pedro Pier. Board your private transfer to your final destination, Victoria House, where your family will spend six nights in private luxury in Casa Azul. A multi-tiered beachfront villa nestled amid acres of colorful tropical gardens overlooking the Belize Barrier Reef, revel in spacious living areas, five bedrooms, covered patio, private pool and full service kitchen, all with stunning Caribbean Sea views. Immerse in a wealth of services, amenities and activities including diverse cultural fusion cuisine, onsite Fantasea Dive Shop, massage services and complimentary continental breakfast daily. Tonight, your family will enjoy dining al fresco at Palmilla Restaurant, featuring everything from seafood and grilled beef to vegan, vegetarian and made-to-order plates for every discerning palette.
Day 3: Belize |
Gather your family this morning for your shuttle transfer to San Pedro Town, followed by a short 15-minute flight to Belize City where you will meet your guide for an extraordinary day of recreation and adventure on the Xunantunich Maya Temples & Belize Zoo Excursion. Celebrate the joy and laughter of your whole family as you board a 19th-century hand-cranked ferry across the Mopan River, followed by an archeological walk to El Castillo, where you have the option to climb to the peak and savor the panoramic views. After lunch, delight the kids on a trip to The Belize Zoo, home to over 150 animals, representing more than 45 species, including an impressive array of large cats, primates, reptiles and birds for an afternoon of wonderment.
Day 4: Belize |
After breakfast, journey to the first marine reserve established in Central America as you embark on a fun family snorkel adventure, ideal for all ages on the Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Excursion. Explore the coral reefs as you all swim amongst the abundant marine life. Next, head to Shark Ray Alley where you will encounter friendly stingrays, inquisitive brown nurse sharks, turtles, as well as an abundance of colorful reef fish including snappers and jacks for a memorable family experience.
Celebrate your time together on this remarkable caye with a private beachside dinner. The chefs will prepare a succulent feast for a delightful evening alit with the warmth of family and shining tiki torches under the tropical sky as you reminisce about your exciting day.
Day 5: Belize |
Head out for a thrilling day on the Lamanai Temple & New River Safari, where there is something for everyone, from your youngest child to grandma and grandpa. Discover Maya and colonial history, and native flora and fauna on an informative ride with your guide to Lamanai Landings. Board a riverboat to cruise on the New River, encountering wading birds, spider monkeys, dainty Jacanas and crocodiles. While the temples of Lamanai rise into view, explore the museum with original Lamanai artifacts. Then, take an archeological walk featuring the Mask Temple, Jaguar Temple, High Temple and the Ball Court where the Maya played their famous ballgame. After your return journey to Lamanai Landings, savor a Belizean lunch at Smoky Mermaid II situated on the banks of the New River.
Day 6: Belize |
Spend your last day in this remarkable destination relaxing in the sun or exploring the island on your own. Take the kids out on the waters of Ambergris Caye with experienced local fishing guides to help you catch tonight's dinner or savor final family moments together with walks along the beach, playing in the pool, or head to San Pedro Town for unique restaurants, shops and nightlife. Whatever you choose together, you and your family will treasure these moments for years to come.
Day 7: Belize |
Say farewell to this wonderful island as you and your family enjoy your private transfers to the pier for your hydrofoil transport to Belize City and the airport for your homebound flight. While traveling together, begin planning your next multi-generational escape.
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