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Belize: Rainforests, Reefs & Ruins (Plus)

10 days, 4 cities5
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From $3699 with flightsPayments as low as $114

Ancient ruins surrounded by palm trees and lush greenery
Ancient ruins surrounded by palm trees and lush greenery
A blue and yellow tropical fish swimming next to a colorful coral reef
Brightly colored buildings on the shore of a beautiful beach with clear water and palm trees
A person in a helmet ziplining through a lush green forest
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Why go?

Looking for adventure, ancient secrets, or maybe some R&R? In Belize you’ll zipline through tropical jungles, explore Mayan Ruins, and lay out on white-sand beaches. Where adrenaline meets history meets relaxation, this is every kind of fun under the sun.

Picture yourself

  • Hiking through ancient Mayan ruins

  • Snorkeling with the colorful marine life of the Belizean Barrier Reef

  • Nibbling on citrusy ceviche at dusk

  • Unwinding on the beach after a long day of ziplining

What you'll get

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers

  • 9 nights in handpicked accommodations

  • 9 breakfasts

  • 3 lunches

  • 5 dinners

  • Expert Tour Director

  • 24/7 Support

  • 2 insider tours of ancient Mayan ruins with a local guide

  • Snorkeling, cave tubing, and ziplining experiences

Map for the Belize: Rainforests, Reefs & Ruins (Plus) tour
Full trip itinerary


  • Day 1: Arrive in Belize

    Welcome to Belize! Home to Mayan ruins, monkeys, and most importantly: you for the next 10 days! Get situated, get properly sunscreened, and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.

    Today's highlights:

    • Land at the airport and meet a waiting EF representative.
    • Transfer to your hotel to check in and check out your room.
    • Get familiar with the area around your hotel with an introductory walk with your Tour Director in Belize City.
  • Day 2: Explore the Altun Ha Ruins + Welcome Dinner

    Experience the ruins of a once-thriving city in the Belizean jungle and see what Pre-Columbian life was like for the indigenous peoples of Central America.

    In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner of local cuisine and drinks with fellow travelers at an authentic local spot. Afterwards, you’re free to take the party elsewhere!

    Today's highlights:

    • Immerse yourself in Mayan life as you explore temples, homes, and recreational sites at Altun Ha Ruins with a local expert.
    • Head to Ambergris Caye for appetizers, drinks and some relaxation after a full day of playing archaeologist.
  • Day 3: Snorkeling at Hol Chan + Optional San Pedro Food Tour

    Make an expedition to the warm waters of Hol Chan off of Ambergris Caye. After a quick lesson in the art of snorkeling, dive on in and join a guide for an astounding underwater experience among a spectacular array of marine life.

    Today's highlights:

    • Glide past the colorful coral formations that Belize is known for as you snorkel through the world’s second largest barrier reef.
    • See turtles, nurse sharks, sting rays, jacks, tarpon, and many other marine species as you share the warm waters.
    • Enjoy Ambergris Caye’s sunny vibes the way the locals do—blissfully.

    Belize Food Tour (extra cost)

    Belizean food is influenced by many different cultures within the country that make Belize unbelizeable. Sample some Belizean favorites and learn about how Mayan cuisine seeped its way into the vibrant foods of Belize.

    Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.

  • Day 4: Travel to San Ignacio via Belize City

    Dry off from yesterday’s water party and head into inner-Belize. San Ignacio is the pastel-colored gateway to the Guatemalan rainforest. Enjoy the friendly small town atmosphere for the day.

    Today's highlights:

    • Gawk at the Belizean countryside as you venture inward towards Guatemala.
    • Arrive in San Ignacio and chill out at the edge of the jungle.
  • Day 5: Explore the Mayan Ruins of Guatemala

    Welcome to the jungle! Tikal, Guatemala once rivaled Ancient Rome in size and splendor. Today you’ll explore its impressive Maya temples, ball courts and the many excavated buildings that housed over 100,000 people.

    Today's highlights:

    • Wake up to the sounds of the jungle in San Ignacio.
    • Collect another passport stamp as you enter Guatemala.
    • Join a local guide for an in-depth tour of Tikal’s six magnificent ancient pyramids.
    • Fuel back up with an included lunch—much needed after climbing the 221 feet to the top of Temple IV.
  • Day 6: Ziplining & Cave Tubing on the Southern Coast

    Trade in archaeology for adrenaline today on the Southern Coast of Belize. You’re in for a heart pumping helping of ziplining, a mellow dose of lazy river cave tubing, and plenty of beach time.

    Today's highlights:

    • Give a hearty howler monkey goodbye to the rainforest as you board your bus headed for the coast.
    • Reach speeds of nearly 50mph cruising above the canopy on a zipline.
    • Slow down with a lazy river float through a wild series of sacred Mayan caves.
    • Feast on an included barbeque lunch—feel free to nap off the food coma later on the beach.
  • Day 7: Free Day on the Southern Coast + Optional Snorkeling in the Cayes

    Be free today to do Belize your way. You have the beach at your fingertips and your new BFFs to share it with. Take it easy on the Southern Coast all day and all night.

    Free time suggestions

    Belizean Cuisine: The food in Belize is a bit like Mexican food, but with a unique twist from Mayan, Garifuna, Kriol and other cultures. The result is fabulous, and you must be sure to try ceviche, conch fritters, fry jacks, or anything that looks tasty to you!
    Beach Time: Grab a book, download a podcast, order a cold drink, and plop yourself down on the golden sand for the day. Be sure to flip over once in awhile for even tanning.

    Snorkel at Turneffe Atoll (extra cost)

    Want more time to snorkel? Buckle up! Time to take your snorkeling to the next level with Snorkeling in the Southern Cayes.  With over 1,000 documented species of fish in the Caribbean Sea, you’re sure to see something special!

    Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.

  • Day 8: Free Day on the Southern Coast + Included Dinner

    Much like eating potato chips, once you’ve had a bit of Belize’s natural beauty, you crave so much more of it. Get your fix today by surrounding yourself in all its glory on the beach, or wherever you choose to spend your free day. Enjoy an included dinner in the evening.

    Free time suggestions

    Belikin Beer: Kick back and sip a Belikin, the premiere beer brand of Belize, preferably under a coconut tree.
    Water Sports: Rent a kayak or paddle board and live it up in the lazy surf of the Southern Coastline.

  • Day 9: Return to Belize City + Farewell Dinner

    After a wonderful time on the Southern Coast, it’s time to return to Belize City for one final day in paradise. Spend your bus ride scheduling your “take me back to Belize” Instagram posts, and swapping numbers with the friends you made on the trip before one final dinner together.

    Farewell Dinner
    Share some last laughs and revisit the best moments of the trip at this included farewell dinner with the group.

    Today's highlights:

    • Make a pit stop in the vibrant seaside town of Dangriga en route to Belize City.
  • Day 10: Fly Home

    Goodbye, friends!
    Your next destination awaits—home. Before you head to the airport, make sure to take one more group photo and grab that final drink. But this isn’t goodbye because you can always get the gang back together for another trip soon. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, we have a couple ways to keep your vacation going.


    1. Double the fun
    Many of our trips line up back to back. Give us a call and we’ll help you add another destination—and save big while you’re at it.

    2. Go ahead or stay behind
    Extending your trip is easy. During checkout, you’ll have the option to fly to (or from) the gateway of your choice for a $30 fee. We’ll adjust your flights accordingly, but you’ll be responsible to take care of your transportation, hotels, and other logistics outside the tour.

    Note: Depending on your desired gateways, additional fees may apply.

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Overall rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 5 authentic traveler reviews
  • Paradise Getaway!

      Grace, traveled Feb. 2023

    This trip was absolutely phenomenal. Coming to a warmer climate in the cold months from the states was a blessing. The tour guide Dinziel was one of the best tour guides I’ve ever had and made this trip unforgettable. All of the activities we did we just so fun and we all had smiles on our faces that were contagious and will last a lifetime. Do this trip if ... See more

  • Belize

      Anonymous, traveled Feb. 2023

    Dinziel made this trip great and very fun!

  • Just do it.

      Anonymous, traveled Feb. 2023

    Best EF trip I took so far.

  • Belize Tour 😍

      Anonymous, traveled Feb. 2023

    My experience was AWESOME. I didn’t even wait to leave. My Tour Guide Dinziel was the best.

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