So you only have one week vacation time and you’re wondering if that is enough for an awesome trip to Belize? The answer is yes, you have enough time. And with the right itinerary, you’ll end up doing a lot of amazing things! As a sample Belize itinerary, take a look at the guide below to see exactly where to stay in Belize and how to schedule your 7 days in Belize.
One Week in Belize This 7 days Belize itinerary involves spending 4 days in the jungles of Western Belize (staying in San Ignacio, Cayo, a hub for eco-adventures) and 3 days at the beach, at the islands of Caye Caulker or Ambergris Caye. These are the most popular destinations in Belize.
Day 1 in Belize:
Your international flight will land at the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) in Belize City.
Make your way to the Cayo District. Staying in San Ignacio Town is recommended since it’s the perfect adventure hub for western Belize.
Belize City San IgnacioDay 2 in Belize:
Go horseback riding to the Maya ruins of Xunantunich or leisurely visit Cahal Pech on your own.
Stop for lunch in San Ignacio and explore the downtown area.
Go cave tubing or ziplining in the afternoon. Ask your tour operator to combine the Xunantunich and cave tubing tours to save time and money.
Xunantunich Cahal Pech Cave Tubing Zip-LiningDay 3 in Belize:
Have an action-packed day as you explore the world famous Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave.
OR, go on a day tour of the amazing Mountain Pine Ridge Nature Reserve. You’ll visit Caracol, Belize’s largest Mayan ruin, explore the Rio Frio Cave and swim at the Rio On Pools.
OR, visit the nearby Tikal Mayan Ruins in Peten, Guatemala. You leave San Ignacio at 8 AM and return by 5 PM.
ATM Cave Mountain Pine Ridge TikalDay 4 in Belize:
Head to Belize City to catch a flight or water taxi to Caye Caulker or Ambergris Caye.
Have a quick stop at the Belize Zoo, it is known as the best little zoo in the world.
Arrive in Caye Caulker or San Pedro town in Ambergris Caye.
Belize Zoo Caye Caulker Ambergris CayeDay 5 in Belize:
See amazing marine wildlife by snorkeling at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.
Explore downtown and eat at some of the best restaurants in Belize.
Also, go bar hopping – San Pedro has some of the best beach bars in Belize.
Hol Chan Marine ReserveDay 6 in Belize:
Cross off diving the Great Blue Hole from your bucket list.
If you want to have an entire day of diving the Belize Barrier Reef, add the amazing Half Moon Caye Wall and Long Caye Aquarium dive sites to your itinerary.
OR, go for a short dive at the Esmeralda Canyons.
Great Blue Hole Belize Barrier Reef Day 7 in Belize:
Do some last-minute shopping for souvenirs in downtown Caye Caulker or San Pedro.
Catch a water taxi to Belize City and catch a taxi to PGIA or fly directly to the PGIA using one of the local airline carriers such as Tropic Air.