Take in Belize's great variety by exploring the nature rich broad-leaf and pine forests of the interior, combined with time relaxing on Placencia's beaches
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- All internal flights
- All accommodation with breakfast (some of the hotels may include all meals & activities)
- Private ground transfers
At a glance
This is a vacation plan that brings you the great variety of Belize in comfort and style.
You have a chance to explore the nature rich broad-leaf and pine forests of the interior combined with some time relaxing on the beaches of Placencia in southern Belize.
Mixing nature and adventure,with travelling ease, superior service and stress free planning, this is the perfect comprehensive trip to Belize for looking to go beyond its tropical shores.
Example Trip Itinerary
Private transfer from Belize airport to the Cayo District
Lodges in the Cayo District
- Ranges of villas, cottages and suites
- Infinity Pool
- Full Spa
- Butterfly House
Started more than twenty years ago, Chaa Creek has grown organically to be one of the very best eco-lodges in Belize with a real sense of place, character and history. The lodge is set in a 400-acre private nature reserve on the banks of the Macal River. There are a wide range of accommodation options ranging from garden suites to cottages and fabulous modern villas, all are ample in size and luxuriously appointed. The lodgings are arranged around beautiful lush gardens dotted with royal palms and brimming with exotic birdlife. At the centre is a large infinity pool, bar and restaurant. There is also a large spa area atop the hill with an extensive range of treatments on offer. The lodge is well-positioned to explore the attractions of the surrounding area from Mayan ruins to Cave systems. Service is friendly, knowledgeable and very professional.
- Accomodation in spacious rooms or casitas
- Wine Cellar
- Organic Garden
- Infinity Pool
This boutique resort is for those seeking a more polished hotel-style experience in the Cayo district. Located just a short drive to San Ignacio. All rooms are very comfortable and equipped with all the modern luxuries one would expect from a hotel such as air-conditioning, flat screen televisions and iPod docks. Accommodation is in large rooms or private casitas. The hotel has a pleasant outdoor pool, spa, bar, and a good restaurant. Service is excellent, very attentive and helpful.
- 11 thatched Cabanas
- Dining Room
The place to come for a real rainforest experience in Belize, Pooks is very much a jungle lodge. Set in a 300-acre private reserve of old-growth forest bordering the Tapir mountain reserve, the lodge is a great spot to explore the lush tropical rainforest and wildlife. Lodgings are in small thatched Cabanas, each simple but comfortable. In the centre of the main area is a small Mayan site which has been restored, adding to the history and sense of place. Food is excellent home cooked fare, served communally in the restaurant allowing for an inclusive and friendly lodge experience.
Spend your days exploring the lush interior area of Cayo and where you can truly get stuck into some outdoors activities, hiking the rainforest, birdwatching, horseriding, kayaking, to happening upon hidden Mayan ruins and cave rivers.
Mountain Pine Ridge
Private transfer from your hotel in Cayo to Mountain Pine Ridge
Lodges in Mountain Pine Ridge
- 20 rooms
- 2 restaurants
This is a wonderful luxury mountain lodge set overlooking a small river and waterfall and close to the Caracol Mayan site. This is one of two properties in Belize owned by Francis Ford Coppola and was used as his private family retreat until it was opened to the public in the 90s. The decoration and construction of the lodge has a distinctly Balinese feel with ornately carved hardwood furnishings throughout. Accommodation is all in spacious private cabanas or larger two bedroom villas. The deluxe honeymoon cabanas come equipped with their own private infinity pool. The lodge has two restaurants (Italian and Guatemalan), a spa, swimming pool and stables. As one would expect service is excellent and the lodge is very well run.
- 12 private cottages
- Swimming Pool
- 9,000 acres private reserve
Set within a 7,200-acre private reserve, Hidden Valley Inn is a unique place within Belize and offers a very different experience from other lodges in the country. The focus here is on making the very most of the grounds and there is a fantastic trail system with over 90 miles to explore hiking or mountain biking. Guests are able to trek these independently, taking a two-way radio to keep in contact and, considering there are just twelve rooms here, it is likely that you will almost never see others whilst you are exploring the grounds. Trails lead through both pine and broad-leaf forest allowing great wildlife and birdwatching opportunities. There are also several secluded waterfalls within the forest for relaxing at (the honeymoon waterfall can be booked to allow total privacy and can be laid out with a special picnic). The cottages are semi-detached and are furnished in an understated way with natural hard woods stone floors. The main communal area has a pleasant bar and restaurant and there is an outdoor pool and heated jacuzzi. Service is excellent and the trails are very well maintained and posted. Hosts Flavian and Beverly lend a personal touch to the experience and make sure that all guests make the most of their stay.
A true adventure destination hidden away in this Caribbean pine and broad leaf forest region of Belize, spend your days exploring the flora and creatures who call Mountain Pine Ridge home. Daily activities will depend on your chosen lodgings, but most include hiking trails, trekking, mountain biking, bird watching tours and visiting Mayan sites.
Private transfer from Mountain Pine Ridge to Belize
Flight from Belize to Placencia
Lodges in Placencia
- 25 rooms
- Two swimming pools
- Three restaurants
- Dive shop
Francis Ford Coppola’s second property in Belize, this is a charming beach-front resort. Set right on the beach the property has a Balinese theme with ornately carved hardwoods and native pieces imported from Asia. All rooms are in private casitas or larger two bedroom villas all with indoor and outdoor showers. Service at the resort is relaxed and friendly and services include two pools, a dive shop and three restaurants.
- 19 villas and 1 honeymoon suite
- Two beachfront infinity pools
- 400ft of premier beach with cushioned loungers
- Kaleidoscope seaview bar and lounge
- Café Mar beach-side restaurant with tropical outdoor seafront dining
- Tropical gardens with picnic area
- Gift shop
- Nightly complimentary van shuttle service to and from Placencia Village
Mayan for “Beautiful Sea”, Chabil Mar occupies a prime location on 400 feet of Caribbean beach front, just a 15 minute stroll along the beach or 5 minute bicycle ride from Placencia Village. As the closest, full service resort to the village and only guest exclusive resort in Placencia, it offers guests a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in wonderful Belizean culture. This boutique hotel is composed of just 19 individually designed villas and 1 honeymoon suite which all face directly onto the Caribbean Sea and come individually decorated and designed to compliment the incredible natural setting that surrounds it. Rooms are adorned with luxury 400 thread count linens, heavyweight bath and pool towels and Turkish robes. Two beachfront infinity pools are yours to enjoy should you like a change of scene from the hotel’s fine stretch of premier beach, and there are also two restaurants and a bar for you to while away pleasant evening in.
Settled on the southern coast of Belize, relax and enjoy your days here in this Caribbean-style beach town of Placencia with numerous activities on offer from snorkelling, diving and boat trips.
Flight from Placencia to Belize
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We create fully personalised trips from start to finish, working with you to pick locations, accommodation and guides that suit you.
Each time you travel with us, you preserve an acre of precious rainforest through our partnerships.
From in-depth private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your journey.