Essential Belize

14 Day • San Ignacio, Placencia, Ambergris Caye

Essential Belize

14 Day Tailormade Vacation - San Ignacio, Placencia, Ambergris Caye

Adventure with a little luxury, this adventure will take you from the jungle to the Carribbean

Two weeks, three towns and so much more! This Belize vacation is packed with a nice balance of adventure, chill time, Mayan history, wildlife and luxury retreats. On this trip you get to explore Belize from the mountainous jungle, to two different coastal towns.

Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest in the world, extending the full length of the country (185 miles long) and has long been  a magnet for divers and snorkellers from around the world, especially the incredible Great Blue Hole.

14 Day Essential Belize Vacation
price per person, based on double occupancy
  • Travel between:
    10 Jan-23 Dec 2023
    Subject to availability.
  • Package includes: Deluxe accommodation for 3 nights San Ignacio, 4 nights Placencia, 5 nights Ambergris Caye
  • Airport Transfers, domestic flights Placencia to San Pedro and San Pedro to Belize City, Excursions per itinerary
  • Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
  • Contact us for solo travel rates or for travel alternate dates

Trip Details

Included in your trip

Breakfast Daily
Airport Transfers


Travel Insurance
Items of a Personal Nature


  • San Ignacio
  • Aktun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave
  • Inland Blue Hole
  • Placencia
  • Monkey River
  • Ambergris Caye
  • Hol Chan
  • Shark Ray Alley


Essential Belize Vacation - San Ignacio, Placencia, Ambergris Caye

14 Day Adventure

Day 1: Arrive Belize

Welcome to Belize, on arrival in Belize City, you will be met and transfer by private vehicle to San Ignacio, approximately 100km west of Belize City. Your jungle lodge is nestled on the banks high above the beautiful Macal River in Cristo Rey village.  You will stay 4 nights in a quiet oasis, in the heart of the jungle surrounded by the sounds of birds.

Days 2-4: San Ignacio, Cayo District

San Ignacio is the cultural and economic hub of the Cayo District in western Belize. It is the ideal base for visitors to explore ancient Mayan ruins, including Altun Ha, Cahal Pech, Caracol, Lamanai and Xunantunich as well as wildlife-rich jungles, cave systems, the Green Iguana Conservation Project, birdwatching, Belize Botanic Gardens and the Chaa Creek Natural History Museum. You have 3 days to discover the area at your own pace, we have included the following excursion in your package to get you started:

Aktun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave adventure– A real Indiana Jones style adventure. rated as the top adventure in Central America by National Geographic! Explore stalactites, stalagmites, crystal formations, pottery chards and skeletal remains. Hike for 30 minutes through the forest to the cave entrance. A short swim will lead you into the amazing underworld realm, known as ATM or the Cave of the Stone Sepulchre.  After an adventurous trek into the main water passage, you can discover amazing geological formations. This hidden chamber holds ancient secrets and geological processes that have helped to shape the Mayan underworld known as Xibalba.  This world beneath the earth, the parallel unseen is where kings and shamans of the past could come to communicate with their gods through rituals and ceremonies.

Meals included: Breakfast daily & 1 Lunch

Day 5: San Ignacio to Placencia

Today you will leave the jungle and travel by road to Placencia in southern Belize. Enroute, stopping to visit the inland Blue Hole that was formed by the collapse of an underground limestone cave. The river running through the original cavern still flows and forms a sapphire-colored pool at the bottom of the cenote. Continue on to your luxury resort located in a private 20-acre reserve in Placencia where you will stay for 4 nights.

Meals included: Breakfast Daily

Days 6-8: Placencia, Stann Creek District

You have 3 days here to relax and enjoy your beach resort and the surrounding area. The lowkey seaside fishing village of Placencia is less than 20mins away by car or a 40min bike ride. Seine Bright village and Maya Beach are a 15min bicycle ride away. We have also included the following excursion for you:

Monkey River adventure – travel by private car to Monkey River, 12 miles south of Placencia deep into the land of Howler Monkeys to explore the rainforest and if you are lucky see Toucan, Heron, Tanager, Howler monkeys and Crocodiles. Take a guided hike through the jungle learning about herbal plants used for medicinal purposes. If you are lucky you may be able to see a Tapir deer or a Jaguar!

Day 9: Placencia to Ambergris Caye

Transfer to Placencia Airport today to take a short flight north to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, the largest of the offshore Belizean islands.  On arrival in San Pedro you will be transferred to your boutique luxury coastal resort, Victoria House where you will stay for 5 nights.

Meals included: Breakfast

Days 10-13: Ambergris Caye

These 4 days are at your leisure to relax and soak up the laid back western Caribbean coast. Just two miles from the main town of San Pedro, your boutique 42-room bedroom resort sits in tropical gardens and white sand beaches. Take a stroll on the beach, explore be amazed by Belize’s Barrier Reef or just relax in hammock only steps away from your room.

From here you can discover UNESCO listed World-heritage Belize Barrier Reef and the famous Great Blue Hole. This giant sink hole in the ocean is on the bucket list of most divers! San Pedro has a lively downtown area with many restaurants and lively beach bars. We have included the following excursion in your package:

Discover Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley – visit this marine reserve on the southern tip of Ambergris Caye. You will make two stops to enjoy the underwater landscape of the reef including corals of all shapes, sizes and colors as well as tropical fish. The second stop is Shark Ray Alley, a shallow area where you can feed and Nurse Sharks and Sting Rays and if you are brave enough you can swim with them.

Meals included: Breakfast daily

Day 14: Depart Ambergris Caye, Belize

Transfer to San Pedro Airport for your short flight to Belize City to connect to a flight home to Canada (international flight not included).




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