Family Adventure Travel in Belize

Belize has everything one needs for an action-packed adventure. Jungles, ruins and great diving and snorkeling. It’s the perfect getaway from the everyday hustle and bustle!

Destination Highlights

Sightseeing & Attractions

Belize is home to fabulous jungles, amazing wildlife, ancient Mayan cities and is packed with adventure activities. Perhaps best of all, it is home to the Mesoamerican Reef, the second largest coral reef system in the world. The reef offers unparalleled snorkeling and diving, and is the perfect way to end a trip to the region.


  • Snorkel or dive in the wonderland of the Great Mesoamerican Reef.
  • Experience the unparalleled adventure of the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM), an expedition into a deep, dark cave where ancient Mayan rituals were enacted.
  • Go white water rafting, cave tubing or zip lining!
  • Visit a wildlife sanctuary in search of the elusive jaguar.
  • Relax at pristine beach resorts after an action packed trip.
  • Between March-June, swim with giant whale sharks

Belize Sample Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Belize today, either as an extension of your vacation in Guatemala, or directly. Belize is and English speaking country, with a Caribbean vibe. You’ll spend 3 nights in a jungle lodge, where you can hike trails, tube in the rivers and swim under waterfalls.

Day 2
Today is an action-packed adventure. You’ll go caving in a cave used by the ancient Mayans to store the bones of their dead! You’ll slither through tunnels and swim in underground rivers and you’ll see the fascinating areas where the Mayans practiced their ancient customs.  (For the less adventurous, we have plenty of alternatives ranging from a butterfly house and a lizard sanctuary to less adventurous cave tubing).

Day 3
Free to relax or enjoy optional activities such as zip lines or rafting

Day 4
Travel to Placencia on the coast or to the island of Ambergris Caye to spend 3 nights in a laid-back Caribbean atmosphere.

Day 5
Enjoy a half-day snorkel experience. Belize has the second largest tropical reef in the world and you will see many species of fantastic tropical fish.

Day 6
Another snorkel excursion in this world-class marine environment.

Day 7
Time to depart as you travel to the international airport and check-in for your flight back home.

Belize Trip Tips & FAQ's

What Time of Year is Best for Belize Family Tours?

Belize is great all year round. In Central America the temperatures seldom vary and the year is divided instead into the wet and dry seasons. Dry season runs from November to April and is more popular, but the wet season really only means rain at night and maybe an hour or two in the afternoons – and it’s a lot cheaper! So both seasons are very good times to travel. 

Is Traveling to Belize a Good Idea for a Family Vacation?

Belize is a super family friendly destination and it’s English speaking too! It sees plenty of families from all over the world, and is extremely well set up for travel with kids. 

Belize Family Tours: What is There to Do?

Belize is a jungle and water adventure paradise. Jungle activities include adventures such as cave tubing and exploring ancient Mayan burial caves, while water adventures include snorkeling and diving on the second largest barrier reef in the world. Imagine snorkeling with harmless sharks and manta rays! 

What about food?

Belize has food very familiar to North American visitors with a focus on chicken and seafood. As in neighboring countries, rice and beans are also very commonly found in menus.

Belize Family Tours: Where to Stay?

In Belize, accommodation ranges from simple beach hotels to upscale boutique jungle lodges and island resorts. Chains are not well represented, and one can find a very local atmosphere in most accommodations.

Are Belize Family Tours Expensive?

Prices vary depending on when you visit. Belize can be expensive in high season, especially around Xmas and New Year,  while prices come down dramatically in the rainy season.