One Perfect Week in Belize
If you have a week to spend in Belize, make the most of every day with this ideal itinerary that will show you the best of what this beautiful country has to offer.
Here is a sample itinerary with some of the best things to see and do in the country:
Day 1: Belize Zoo and Placencia
Spend the afternoon at the Belize Zoo, a wildlife rescue sanctuary known as the “best little zoo in the world.” This unique zoo is the first natural park in Belize to be wheelchair-accessible and is home to 170 animals.
Finish your day in Placencia with dinner of fresh seafood washed down with a Belizean beer or a rum cocktail.
Day 2: Monkeys and Manatees or Explore the Belize Reef
Cruise down the Monkey River in a boat and spot manatees along the way. Upon arrival at Monkey River Village, take a hike in the jungle and watch howler monkeys flying through the trees.
Or head to the Belize Barrier Reef, the second-largest barrier reef in the world, and one of the many cayes to snorkel or scuba dive in the company of stingrays, manatees, sea turtles, and whale sharks.
Day 3: Maya Mysteries
Travel through the jungle and a river crossing to the ancient Maya city of Xunantunich. Continue your Maya adventure with a visit to St. Herman’s Cave.
End your exploration with a refreshing dip in the Inland Blue Hole, a natural pool just outside the cave.
Day 4: Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
Managed by the Belize Audubon Society, this was the world’s first jaguar preserve. Walk through acres of spectacular scenery as you marvel at the hundreds of native mammal, bird and reptile species that call this sanctuary home.
Day 5: Chocolate Heaven
Belize produces some of the finest chocolate and cacao products in the world. Visit a Maya-owned, organic, family-run company that produces heavenly Maya chocolate. Naturally, samples are part of the tour!
Day 6: Placencia Beach
You can’t come to Belize without exploring the unspoiled, white sand beaches. Rent a golf cart to tour the charming seaside town of Placencia.
Day 7: Cultural Tour
Get to know Belize’s cultural heritage. Spend the day in the Maya community, learning their traditions while you share a meal with a Maya family, or explore the history of the Garifuna people who add their own flavor to Belize’s diverse cultural life.
Experience the Best of Belize With Barefoot Services
Barefoot Services and Rentals can arrange this itinerary for you or design a custom set of tours that’s perfect for you. We offer the best in local guides, tours, and transportation to create your best Belize vacation.