Overview

A holiday to Belize is unique. In this tiny English-speaking Central American country, you’ll find a cocktail of Creole, British colonial, indigenous Mayan, Mennonite and Spanish cultures. Belize is only a little larger than Wales, making it very easy to sample the country's natural and cultural attractions in a short space of time. The coast is unmistakably Caribbean: silky white sand beaches and coral atolls, swaying palm trees, turquoise seas, laidback people, pulsating reggae rhythms and rum punch.

Belize has the world’s second largest barrier reef and the underwater world here is a theatre of exotic fish and plethora of marine species living among the coral. Beyond the coast in the backcountry, there are forested highlands such as the beautiful Mountain Pine Ridge and verdant jungle around Chaa Creek. Exploring rivers, mysterious caves and riding trails are a must on holiday to Belize. Wildlife is ebullient throughout the country, with hundreds of species of bird and even watchful jaguars inhabiting the rainforest. Belize also has numerous fascinating Mayan archaeological sites such as Xunantunich and Lamanai, formerly concealed in dense jungle.

At Journey Latin America, we offer a range of tailor-made holidays to Belize, from family holidays to luxury travel to small group tours. To book your holiday, just speak to one of our Travel Experts.

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Holidays Belize

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Private Journeys

Belize

Active Belize: Jungle and reef adventure

11 days from £3,000pp

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Private Journeys

Guatemala / Belize

Family Guatemala and Belize: Ancient temples and Caribbean isles

14 days from £3,720pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

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Belize / Guatemala / Mexico

Highlights of the Mayan world

13 days from £3,350pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

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Guatemala / Belize

Kinkajou: Best of Guatemala and Belize

12 days from £3,102pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

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Where to go when - our guide to Belize

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The weather in Belize is wide and varied

Compact and bijoux, English-speaking Belize is simultaneously both a lively and laid-back place to visit. The best weather is generally from Dec-May when it is mostly dry with temperatures of around 30°C. In the Cayo district and on the Cayes you can expect warm sunny days while the tropical rainforest areas are hot and sultry all year. June- November is the rainy season but until early August rain falls mostly in the afternoon or evening meaning that you can still travel fairly comfortably. As the season progresses humidity increases and there is a low risk of tropical storms. For wildlife- watching you can visit year round but to snorkel with whale-sharks in Placencia the best time to visit is Apr-May, while turtle-viewing takes place in May-Oct. If lobster is your thing then visiting during lobster season in June and July is a must, and for chocolate lovers Belize’s annual Chocolate Festival takes place in Punta Gorda in May. In Feb / Mar Belize comes alive for Carnival with vibrant celebrations throughout the country but particularly in San Pedro. Similarly Belize Independence Day is celebrated with gusto on 21 September with parades, processions and parties.

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  • Juliet
    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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    Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert

    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Millie
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

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