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Holidays to Belize and Guatemala Honeymoon Wildlife Ruins Diving Reef
Holidays to Belize and Guatemala Honeymoon Ruins Wildlife Diving Reef

Holidays to Belize

Small in size but big on adventure, Holidays to Belize punch well above their weight, as this is a wonderfully varied and exciting holiday or honeymoon destination. From idyllic Caribbean beaches and off-shore cayes (small low lying sandy islands situated on a coral reef), to thick jungle sheltering fascinating and varied wildlife & ruins from this former centre of the great Mayan civilisation; from hundreds of stunning, underground caves to snorkelling or diving the magnificent Belize Barrier Reef, with its colourful coral and over 500 different fish species. The eco-systems and protected areas on land and sea are marvellously diverse and there really is something for everyone.
 
On holidays to Belize and Guatemala, the cities offer history and crafts, vibrant ethnic colour, music and culture, parks and wildlife sanctuaries and colonial architecture alongside Mayan treasures and Belizean art. These are perfect destinations for an unforgettable honeymoon.
 
Belize is a country where every trip can be an adventure, where forest covers 60% of the landscape and only 400,000 people occupy 8,900 square miles. This is by far the lowest population density in Central America, so there is plenty of room for everybody to enjoy this pocket-sized but multi-faceted holiday destination.
 
The people are warm and friendly and the official language, uniquely in Central America, is English. Belize is also a member of the British Commonwealth so wherever you come from you should feel right at home.
 
For expert advice on holidays to Belize and Guatemala, including honeymoon offers & information on wildlife, Mayan ruins, snorkelling and diving the Bellize reef, contact our friendly team on 01582 766122 today. We can also tailormake a holiday to your exact requirements.
 
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More information on holidays to Belize and Guatemala, including honeymoon offers, wildlife tours, Mayan ruins & diving the Belize Barrier Reef:
 
The Belize Barrier Reef is a 190 mile section of the 560 mile Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, a World Heritage Site and the country’s biggest tourist attraction. This is the second longest reef in the world after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. There are 500 fish species, over 100 hard and soft corals, hundreds of invertebrates and warm, crystal clear sea, all of which make it a snorkelling and scuba diving paradise. In the north the reef is only a few hundred yards from the beach and with only 10% researched it is already acknowledged as one of the most bio-diverse marine locations in the world - perfect for holidays to Belize and Guatemala that include snorkelling & diving the barrier reef.
 
The reef is a huge reserve system, comprising 7 protected areas and a uniquely wide variety of magnificent reef types. It is a vital habitat for threatened species including marine turtles, manatees and American marine crocodiles. The whole area with its offshore atolls, hundreds of beautiful, pristine cayes, coastal lagoons and mangrove forest also provides a perfect environment for outstanding bird colonies.
 
One of the main attractions in the reserve system is the famous Blue Hole on Lighthouse Reef, a massive submerged circular sinkhole 300 yards across and 400 feet deep. It has been called one of the ten most amazing places in the world, but you will need experience to enjoy diving there. Another is Half Moon Caye, 50 miles south east of Belize City. Originally established as a bird sanctuary in 1924 to protect the red-footed booby, it is now also a marine protected area with a diversity of fish and coral. At the southern end you will find the breeding grounds for the endangered loggerhead, hawksbill and green turtles.
 
The largest island is Ambergris Caye (or La Isla Bonita) named after ambergris from sperm whales. It is only 25 miles long by 1 mile wide.  As with the rest of the reserve, the major tourist attraction is the beaches and snorkelling or diving the reef, all of which are available from the island’s only town, San Pedro, which is the home of the Ambergris Museum.
 
By all means relax on the stunning beaches and enjoy the delicious seafood, or take a truly fascinating boat trip. But if you have never snorkelled, dived, been sports fishing, sailing or sea kayaking in any of the world’s most magnificent marine locations, then this is the place to start. All our holidays to Bellize and Guatemala can be tailor made to include wildlife, Mayan ruins, snorkelling and diving the reef.
 
Belize City is the country’s largest with 80,000 people and is the principle port and industrial centre. This old logging and pirate town is also the historical heart, with a ramshackle charm and teeming with ethnic colour and culture. It is the home of the National Handicraft Centre, where you can browse through high quality Belizean arts and crafts and the Image Factory, the country’s most progressive art gallery displaying Belizean artists. The Museum of Belize is located in a beautifully refurbished colonial prison, complete with restored cells and prison paraphernalia – plus original graffiti. There is also much about their colonial history and the Mayans, including a priceless treasure trove of 2,500 year old artefacts. The city’s cathedral, St John’s, is the oldest Anglican church in Central America and well worth a visit on holidays to Belize and Guatemala.
 
A major city focal point and must-see is the famous downtown Swing Bridge, manufactured in Liverpool in 1923 and claiming to be the only working manually operated bridge of its type in the world. It is one of four bridges which join the two parts of the city. It doesn’t open very often, but if there is a storm brewing and the tall yachts need safer mooring upstream, you might be lucky and see this unique event first hand. For fantastic views of the city and the reef, take a helicopter tour, or keep your feet on the ground and stroll around comparing 1,000 years of Mayan history with modern day Belize - a fascinating contrast. There is an amazing ethnic mix here, including Creole, Chinese, Hindu and of course Maya. The culture, food and music are correspondingly diverse and although Belize City may not be the tidiest holiday destination, it is certainly one of the most intriguing.
 
Cayo District in the west is a fabulous adventure playground. Centred around  the lively little town of San Ignacio near the Guatamala border and the capital Belmopan, the choice of well organised activities is endless. You can hike through lush jungle, explore waterfalls and massive underground caves, travel on horseback or by kayak. You can wander on your own or on longer treks with an expert guide who will help you to discover the fantastic mix of wildlife, geography and ancient ruins. The wildlife reserves like the Corkscomb Basin Sanctuary offer excellent opportunities to see tapirs, howler monkeys, hundreds of bird species and, if you are lucky, the magnificent but elusive jaguar.
 
On Belize and Guatemala holidays, the Cayo District is renowned for its caves, formed by subterranean rivers. The caves held great spiritual importance for the Maya and one of the most spectacular is Actun Tunichil Muknal. It is 3 miles long, a spectacular journey through rock flows, carvings, ceramics and calcified Mayan skeletons, culminating in the crystallised bones of the famous Crystal Maiden.
 
Elsewhere the water runs through the caves and in the fabulous Nohoch Che’en Caves you can cave–tube or kayak through darkened, flooded passageways for a stunning and truly relaxing experience. From Nohoch you can go quickly to the other extreme and launch yourself into a fantastic system of jungle canopy ziplines. If you haven’t experienced this exhilarating adrenalin rush, then on Belize and Guatemala holidays this is one of the best places in the world to get started.
 
Horse riding is the perfect way to explore the jungle and riverside tracks and you can ride for half a day or a week, with an experienced guide and stay in a beautifully remote eco-lodge.
 
On Belize and Guatemala holidays (or honeymoon), Mayan ruins are everywhere. Belize was once home to 2 million Mayas, the highly developed civilisation which dominated this part of the world for over 2,000 years and bequeathed advanced mathematics, science and agriculture.  One of the most popular ruins is Altan Ha, not far from Belize City, but there is an enormous choice. Belize contains one of the largest concentrations of temples and underground ritual chambers, plus a fantastic range of artwork, pottery, carvings – and human remains.
 
The ruins of Cayo are among the most striking, especially Caracol, a magnificent city which was once home to 150,000 people and includes the largest man-made structure in the country. Enjoy the wonderfully scenic 4WD trip from San Ignacio, a great way to experience the jungle and its amazing wildlife. Or take the hand-cranked ferry across the Belize River to Xunantunich, or Stone Woman, with its impressive centrepiece, El Castillo.
 
Canal Pech, overlooking San Ignicio with its 34 varied Mayan buildings, provides a beautiful panoramic view of the whole area, while spectacular Lamanai, one of the largest and longest occupied Mayan cities and boasts 719 identified structures. The road trip there is beautifully scenic or travel by water taxi and marvel at the exotic river birds, crocodiles and iguanas – a magical, relaxing trip for all nature lovers.
 
Belmopan the capital is located in the centre of the country and is a superb base for exploring the caves, reserves and wildlife of Cayo District. It is a new city, purpose built on high ground in 1970 after the near destruction of the old capital of Belize City by Hurricane Hattie. This is a relaxed university and administration centre with pleasant shopping and restaurants, but also boasting great transport links and an exceptionally vibrant central market area. There is a stunning selection of high quality Belizean arts and crafts, including wood carvings, artwork, textiles, jewellery and ceramics. For lovers of gardens and especially orchids a main attraction on Belize and Guatemala holidays (or honeymoon) is 96 Orchard Garden, a beautiful collection of plants and horticultural gems.
 
If you are in need of a cool and relaxed stroll through lush vegetation and giant trees without leaving the town, visit the Guanacaste National Park, a short walk from the centre. This is where the Belize River meets Roaring Creek and there are some super pools for swimming. This oasis of wildness offers birds, monkeys and reptiles, friendly rangers and a visitor centre with some rather unusual and fascinating wildlife exhibits. The perfect place for a break from the city or from travelling.
 
Placencia and Punta Gorda in the south of the country offer truly pristine locations. Placencia is a long, sandy, laid back peninsula which claims to have the best restaurants in the area, as well as great snorkelling & scuba diving on the reef, kayaking and fishing. April and May is the best time to see and play with magnificent whale sharks. On Belize and Guatemala holidays, Punta Gorda is the perfect location for exploring the Toledo District, with its unspoilt rain forest, cayes and caves.
Exploring Guatemala and Belize
QPG13G
13 NIGHTS
FROM £2,595
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Our Guatemala and Belize holidays combine the highlights of these two wonderful Central American countries. Starting in the lovely colonial city of Antigua, visit Lake Atitlan with its local villages & the Mayan ruins at Tikal. Then cross the border into Belize to explore the caves of the Cayo district, before flying to spectacular Ambergris Caye for snorkelling & diving. All transfers, light aircraft flights & sightseeing included.
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Antigua
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Chichi Market
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Lake Atitlan
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San Juan & Santiago Villages
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Tikal National Park
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Cayo District
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Actun Tunichil Muknal Caves
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Ambergris Caye
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Snorkelling & Diving
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Antigua
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Chichi Market
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Lake Atitlan
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San Juan & Santiago Villages
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Tikal National Park
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Cayo District
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Actun Tunichil Muknal Caves
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Ambergris Caye
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Snorkelling & Diving
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Guatemala and Belize holidays
Best of Belize
QPB12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Experience both culture & wildlife on our fascinating Belize Holidays or Honeymoon. Starting in Orange Walk, explore the famous Lamanai Ruins & impressive Xunantunich Ruins. Visit the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary & venture into Barton Creek Caves, before flying to spectacular Ambergris Caye for some of the best snorkelling & diving in the world. All transfers, sightseeing & light aircraft flights included.
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Belize City
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Orange Walk
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Lamanai Ruins
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Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
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Xunantunich Ruins
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Barton Creek Caves
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Actun Tunichil Muknal Caves
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Ambergris Caye
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Snorkelling & Diving
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Belize Holidays or Honeymoon
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Belize City
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Orange Walk
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Lamanai Ruins
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Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
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Xunantunich Ruins
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Barton Creek Caves
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Actun Tunichil Muknal Caves
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Ambergris Caye
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Snorkelling & Diving
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