Belize Island, Sailing & Jungle Family Escape

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Kids of every age go wild for this unBelizable adventure packed with family flair. Encounter sea turtles, manta rays, monkeys and a kaleidoscope of nature’s wonders on this exotic escape by land and sea aboard your family’s own private catamaran from Ambergris Caye, through the Cayes tropical islands and ending in the jungles of Belize. Enjoy swimming with friendly sharks, playing with dolphins, tropical villages, biking adventures, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, mouthwatering beach picnics, kayaking excursions, jungle safaris or simply sit back relax and do nothing at all! Customize each day to suit your clan's unique style of action, relaxation and adventure! This unforgettable private guided journey features all the fun listed above, delicious meals, kidtastic guides, pre-post cruise family properties, lots of time at the beach, internal flights and much more. This is the stuff family legends are made of. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Belize City to Ambergris Caye
    Belize City to Ambergris Caye
    • Belize City - Ambergris Caye [Belize City Int'l Airport Direct (0.25 hr)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Shared - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
  • Day 2 Ambergris Caye
    Ambergris Caye
    • Optional activities
  • Day 3 Ambergris Caye
    Ambergris Caye
    • Shared - 1/2 d Hol Chan Marine Park & Shark Ray Alley Snorkel - Boat/Guide
  • Day 4 Ambergris Caye to Belize Cayes
    Ambergris Caye to Belize Cayes
    • Board the catamaran Aubisque - Vehicle/Driver(6)
    • Northern Belize: Ambergris Caye
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Caye Caulker to Belize Cayes
    Caye Caulker to Belize Cayes
    • Northern Belize: Caye Caulker
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Swallow Caye to Belize Cayes
    Swallow Caye to Belize Cayes
    • Northern Belize: Swallow Caye
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Belize City to Mountain Pine Ridge
    Belize City to Mountain Pine Ridge
    • Belize City - San Ignacio [2 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Mountain Pine Ridge
    Mountain Pine Ridge
    • Hidden Valley Inn & reserve Optional Activities
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 San Ignacio
    San Ignacio
    • San Ignacio - Belize City [International Airport] - Vehicle/Driver(4)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Belize City - Ambergris Caye

A direct flight from Belize City International airport will take you to San Pedro, Amergris Caye.

An airport transfer (courtesy of your hotel).

Accommodation: Mata Chica Resort & Spa

Ideally located across the second largest coral reef in the world, on the Ambergris Caye island, along with a natural white sand private beach, Matachica is a Belize resort renowned for the elegance and refinement of its 26 villas, a perfect vacation spot for calm and relaxation, 5 miles north of San Pedro. Each villa has been carefully decorated and arranged with the charm that characterizes Central America’s bright colors and exotic art. A subtle and tasteful combination of tradition and modernity aimed towards one priority: your comfort and well-being. A stay at Matachica is also the promise to discover Belize in its most authentic side, through various activities: water-taxi rides to the village of San Pedro, scuba diving in the breathtaking turquoise sea, discovering the local cuisine and its seafood influence, relaxing at the spa with organic treatments, jungle hiking within Belize’s lush vegetation. Everything is done to make your stay unforgettable in every way.

Belize Sunrise
Belize Sunrise
Mata Chica Resort & Spa
Mata Chica Resort & Spa

Day 2: Ambergris Caye

Enjoy some leisure time on the tranquil shores of Ambergris Caye. Optional activities are available at your resort (scuba diving, watersports, snorkelling, kayaking).

Accommodation: Mata Chica Resort & Spa
Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Caye

Day 3: Ambergris Caye

Hol Chan means Little Channel in Mayan, and it's a natural break on the barrier reef where the ocean depth ranges from 3 to 30 feet. Enjoy the breathtaking myriad of marine life and huge coral garden, with its flourishing stag horn corals and sea fans. Shark Ray Alley is a shallow water snorkel where you'll swim with harmless nurse sharks and southern stingrays - this trip is a famous snorkel trip and a "must do" for Belize. Note: This is a shared tour, not private. National Park fee of $10 per person not included.

Accommodation: Mata Chica Resort & Spa
Coral Reef
Coral Reef

Day 4: Ambergris Caye - Belize Cayes

Board the catamaran Aubisque and stow your gear, as you prepare for your three night sailing adventure. Aubisque is equipped with kayaks, snorkel gear, and fishing equipment to keep you occupied, or you could just sit back and enjoy the scenery.

Ambergris Caye is the most northerly Caye in Belize and touches the Yucatan peninsular of Mexico. Lying only a quarter of a mile from the barrier reef, it’s one of the best locations in the world for scuba diving, snorkeling and sports fishing. The main town San Pedro has the broadest range of tourist amenities in Belize, including art and craft shops, boutique hotels, fine dining establishments and plenty of fun local eateries and establishments.

Accommodation: Catamaran: Aubisque

Aubisque is an elegant 47ft (Jeannea built) Lagoon Catamaran offering the ultimate in comfort with sumptuous, island-style interiors. With 4 spacious air conditioned cabins with private bathrooms, an integrated entertainment system, spacious indoor and outdoor dining and lounging areas, Aubisque is a true ‘home from home’. Dine on deck and enjoy Caribbean style breakfasts, freshly caught seafood lunches and international gourmet suppers, all prepared on board by your personal chef.

Ambergris Caye Scuba Diving
Ambergris Caye Scuba Diving
Aubisque
Aubisque

Day 5: Caye Caulker - Belize Cayes

Sail to the sleepy island of Caye Caulker, fish along the way and enjoy a swim on arrival. ‘No shirt, no shoes, no problem’ is the motto of this island and typifies the vibe. The white sandy beaches, ocean breezes, fresh seafood, azure waters and a fantastic barrier reef on its doorstep make it a perfect place to relax and unwind. A trip to Caye Caulker is not complete without a late afternoon Belikin beer or a rum punch at the Lazy Lizard bar at a place known as The Cut. It is a lively swimming area, which separates the two islands of Caye Caulker.

Accommodation: Catamaran: Aubisque
Caye Caulker Mangrove
Caye Caulker Mangrove

Day 6: Swallow Caye - Belize Cayes

Swallow Caye has been declared a wildlife sanctuary to protect the manatees and other marine life that call it home. Manatees, which are also known as ‘sea cows’ are gentle, slow moving, plant-eating herbivores and their closest living relatives are elephants and aardvarks. They can grow over 13 feet in length and weigh up to 3,500 pounds. Despite being an endangered species, manatees are present in the waters of Belize and can be seen throughout the year.

Accommodation: Catamaran: Aubisque
Swallow Caye Manatee
Swallow Caye Manatee

Day 7: Belize City - Mountain Pine Ridge

Transfer to San Ignacio by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Hidden Valley Inn

Hidden Valley Inn is comprised of an estate lodge and just six surrounding cottages, each with two suites, making for a highly personal and exclusive vacation experience. The lodge, once the main house of the Hidden Valley estate, boasts several fireplace lounges, a handsome bar room that opens to the pool's stone terrace, beautifully surrounding gardens of orchids, lilies and bromeliads. At night, enjoy the jacuzzi under Belize's starry skies, or cozy up with a book after dinner. The interior of Hidden Valley Inn’s main house emulates Victorian plantation style in decor, combining feminine accents of elegance with the the masculine attributes of the lodge's stone hearths. While intimate in size, the common areas provide ample space for relaxation and conversation. All guests are accommodated in the cottage rooms and suites, just off of the main house via stone path.

Mtn Pine Ridge
Mtn Pine Ridge
Hidden Valley Inn
Hidden Valley Inn

Day 8: Mountain Pine Ridge

Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve boasts over 90 miles of well maintained trails for hiking and biking, the largest private trail network in the Pine Ridge. Trails lead through a variety of landscape from Caribbean pine forest to lush broadleaf jungle, and range from short walks to full day expeditions. Each trail has been carefully planned to focus on areas of unique and outstanding natural beauty. Also, the Biodiversity of Flora and Fauna at Hidden Valley Reserve is Vast. It is believed that Hidden Vally contains a large number of Belize's endemic species because of the reserve's many unique ecological areas. Overall, Hidden Valley Reserve is rich in faunal species with 239 confirmed vertebrate species and a total of 419 species nearby.

Hiking

Hikes range in difficulty, length and interest. The staff at Hidden Valley Inn is here assist guests in custom tailoring daily expeditions to desired tastes and personal ability. All of the trails are well marked and maps are provided. For convenience and safety, hikers and bikers are given two way radios in the event a return ride or directions are needed. And guided tours are available. Hidden Valley Inn can provide pack lunches, but for or a little on-trail luxury, guests can request that lunch and drinks be set up at a pre-designated point along your route -- from a casual picnic to a luxury lunch.

Biking

For biking, complimentary use of 21-speed mountain bikes are available to guests

Accommodation: Hidden Valley Inn

Day 9: San Ignacio

Meet your driver for a private transfer between San Ignacio and Belize City International Airport.

Accommodation:
Belizean Courthouse
Belizean Courthouse
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Mata Chica Resort & Spa: Ambergris Caye

Ideally located across the second largest coral reef in the world, on the Ambergris Caye island, along with a natural white sand private beach, Matachica is a Belize resort renowned for the elegance and refinement of its 26 villas, a perfect vacation spot for calm and relaxation, 5 miles north of San Pedro. Each villa has been carefully decorated and arranged with the charm that characterizes Central America’s bright colors and exotic art. A subtle and tasteful combination of tradition and modernity aimed towards one priority: your comfort and well-being. A stay at Matachica is also the promise to discover Belize in its most authentic side, through various activities: water-taxi rides to the village of San Pedro, scuba diving in the breathtaking turquoise sea, discovering the local cuisine and its seafood influence, relaxing at the spa with organic treatments, jungle hiking within Belize’s lush vegetation. Everything is done to make your stay unforgettable in every way.

Mata Chica Resort & Spa
Mata Chica Resort & Spa
Mata Chica Resort & Spa
Mata Chica Resort & Spa

Catamaran: Aubisque: Belize Cayes

Aubisque is an elegant 47ft (Jeannea built) Lagoon Catamaran offering the ultimate in comfort with sumptuous, island-style interiors. With 4 spacious air conditioned cabins with private bathrooms, an integrated entertainment system, spacious indoor and outdoor dining and lounging areas, Aubisque is a true ‘home from home’. Dine on deck and enjoy Caribbean style breakfasts, freshly caught seafood lunches and international gourmet suppers, all prepared on board by your personal chef.

Aubisque
Aubisque

Hidden Valley Inn: Mountain Pine Ridge

Hidden Valley Inn is comprised of an estate lodge and just six surrounding cottages, each with two suites, making for a highly personal and exclusive vacation experience. The lodge, once the main house of the Hidden Valley estate, boasts several fireplace lounges, a handsome bar room that opens to the pool's stone terrace, beautifully surrounding gardens of orchids, lilies and bromeliads. At night, enjoy the jacuzzi under Belize's starry skies, or cozy up with a book after dinner. The interior of Hidden Valley Inn’s main house emulates Victorian plantation style in decor, combining feminine accents of elegance with the the masculine attributes of the lodge's stone hearths. While intimate in size, the common areas provide ample space for relaxation and conversation. All guests are accommodated in the cottage rooms and suites, just off of the main house via stone path.

Hidden Valley Inn
Hidden Valley Inn
Hidden Valley Inn
Hidden Valley Inn
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Alicia H. — August 10, 2016 — Central America

    The guides in Arenal and Manuel Antonio were excellent and the Pacuare river rafting excursion in Arenal was awesome. It was an excellent break from winter in February!

  • Kay W. — June 15, 2016 — Central America

    All of the drivers arrived early. Vans were very nice. Drivers were courteous. Tours were great.

  • Alice H. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    The guide in Monteverde was excellent!!!!

  • Amy G. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    I've already passed on the name of my trip planner to friends that are looking to go to Costa Rica. Working with Brandi was invaluable.

  • Kristen E. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    Everyone was amazing! We were able to do local activities with our tour guides and they were all very accommodating and great.

  • Margaret H. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    Beautiful hotels with very friendly helpful staff, and very passionate guides keen to show off their heritage to us, of which they are rightly proud. I think having higher end hotels pays off in terms of personal attention and there was nothing I would have changed. At the Turtle Inn we felt like part of a family which was pretty special. I'd do it all again!

  • Collin B. — May 18, 2016 — Central America

    Our trip went extremely well. Everything from pick-ups to transfers to accommodations and tours went as smooth as silk. Everybody was prompt and courteous and very friendly. Small changes while in country were happily accommodated. We would highly recommend Kensington Tours to our friends and family.

  • Doug N. — May 18, 2016 — Central America

    Thanks to all the in country staff for helping me to change one activity just a few days prior to the event. I would also recommend all of my guides, but especially Marcela in Monteverde and Barbara in Manuel Antonio.

  • Jeffrey B. — May 13, 2016 — Central America

    Nella Huaringa was wonderful. She took care of everything. I've already referred her to another client. All the people working for Kensington Tours were incredibly thoughtful, considerate, patient, helpful and really made our stay in Costa Rica exceptionally wonderful. We look forward to using Kensington Tours for all our future travel plans.

  • Alex P. — May 12, 2016 — Central America

    The Kensington experience exceeded our expectations and our trip to Costa Rica was just perfect. My wife, children and I had an amazing experience.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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