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Rainforest & Reef | 10 days

Venture through lush rainforest to explore Mayan caves and ruins. Stay on a coral atoll on the Belize Barrier Reef learning about marine exploration and natural history. Explore an archipelago of pristine tropical islands set in a turquoise lagoon, doing as much or as little as you like. Choose from a menu of activities such as snorkelling, stand-up paddleboarding, sea-kayaking and kayak sailing.

Begin your trip in a resort overlooking the rolling hills of San Ignacio. From here you will hike through jungle and explore ancient Mayan ruins and caves.

Next, take a boat out to a coral atoll which will be your base for the rest of the trip. From here you can kayak, swim and snorkel in the tropical waters of the Belize Barrier Reef. Explore a marine adventure playground of warm, turquoise, shallow waters teeming with colourful fish and learn about this enchanting underwater world as you practice your sea-kayak, kayak-sailing and stand-up paddleboarding skills.

  • Visit ancient ruins and learn about Mayan culture
  • Explore jungle and caves
  • Explore tiny islands by kayak, sailing and stand-up paddleboard
  • Marvel at colourful fish and coral
  • Go snokelling in the Belize Barrier Reef
Day 1. Fly to Belize City
Most flights stop overnight in the USA
Day 2. Arrive Belize
Transfer by road to your resort overlooking the rolling hills around San Ignacio
Day 3. Mayan Ruins & Caves
Visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Xunantunich. Walk deep into the rainforest to explore the underground archaeological site of Actun Chapat Caves.
Day 4. Take the boat to Glover's Reef
You'll be driven along the scenic Hummingbird Highway through the rainforest to the coastal town of Dangriga. From here it's a short boat ride to your remote camp on a coral atoll located in Glover's Reef Marine Reserve.
Days 5 to 8. Optional organised activities at the camp
Receive instruction in kayaking, snorkelling and stand-up paddleboarding. All abilities are catered for and you can be as active or as relaxed as you like. The itinerary is flexible in order to accommodate the group's preferences. Each morning you will be briefed with a choice of activities for the day including paddling, snorkelling and learning to sail a kayak. Or, you can simply relax by the beach.
Day 9. Departure
Take a boat back to Dangriga for a short flight back to the airport to connect with international flights. Most flights return to the UK the following morning.

Why not extend your stay?

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Spend a further two nights at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Tour the ancient city of Lamanai, go on a boat ride along the New River Lagoon for tremendous birding and wildlife watching and visit the Mayan site of Altun.
Rainforest Canopy Extension
From Dangriga, transfer to the eco-resort of Bocawina Park. Choose from guided rainforest trails, zip-lining, abseiling or visit a wildlife sanctuary.
  • Where will we stay?: Resort x 2, Tented Camp x 5
  • What meals are included?: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
  • How do we travel?: Mini-bus, boat & sea-kayak
  • Flights: With United Airlines
  • Trip Code: FBRR
  • Age guide: 7-18