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Belize Family Adventure

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Belize Family Adventure
Enjoy Belize with kids, parents and grandparents on an active and educational Belize Family Adventure. Family travelers will hike to ancient Mayan ruins, canoe among pristine rain forest on the Macal River and snorkel the world's second largest barrier reef. Explore the rain forest from a family friendly wilderness lodge in Belize's Cayo District and access the reef from a beach resort o n the authentic Placencia Peninsula. The Belize Family Adventure is perfect for active families seeking great guides, upscale lodging and worry free Belize family travel.

The Belize Family Adventure includes a children's program filled with active fun and adjusted to match the educational level, physical ability, and curiosity of individual participants between the ages of 6-10 and 11-15. Every family will have their own butterfly hatchery to hatch and release a Blue Morpho butterfly into the jungle. Arts and crafts include weaving palm fans while the children learn about the many uses of the native Cohune Palm. These are only two examples of the many family activities on offer to aspiring young adventurers. Parents appreciate quality time with the kids and time to relax at the spa or choose an active adventure. This family trip to Belize is a culture based environmental program that introduces children and families to the tropical forest in western Belize.

The Belize Family Adventure is also available as a shorter 5 day version for families with limited time to travel to Belize. Or speak with our Belize family travel experts to craft a custom Belize family trip.
read more Enjoy Belize with kids, parents and grandparents on an active and educational Belize Family Adventure. Family travelers will hike to ancient Mayan ruins, canoe among pristine rain forest on the Macal River and snorkel the world's second largest barrier reef. Explore the rain forest from a family friendly wilderness lodge in Belize's Cayo District and access the reef from a beach resort on the authentic Placencia Peninsula. The Belize Family Adventure is perfect for active families seeking great guides, upscale lodging and worry free Belize family travel.

The Belize Family Adventure includes a children's program filled with active fun and adjusted to match the educational level, physical ability, and curiosity of individual participants between the ages of 6-10 and 11-15. Every family will have their own butterfly hatchery to hatch and release a Blue Morpho butterfly into the jungle. Arts and crafts include weaving palm fans while the children learn about the many uses of the native Cohune Palm. These are only two examples of the many family activities on offer to aspiring young adventurers. Parents appreciate quality time with the kids and time to relax at the spa or choose an active adventure. This family trip to Belize is a culture based environmental program that introduces children and families to the tropical forest in western Belize.

The Belize Family Adventure is also available as a shorter 5 day version for families with limited time to travel to Belize. Or speak with our Belize family travel experts to craft a custom Belize family trip.
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Day 1 - Arrive Belize

Day 2 - Natural History at Chaa Creek

Day 3 - Kids Canoe Trip

Day 4 - Horseback Ride to Xunantunich

Day 5 - Placencia

Day 6 - Barrier Reef

Day 7 - Caribbean Beach

Day 8 - Transfer Out


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Day 1 - Arrive Belize

Upon arrival your family is greeted at the Belize City international airport by our local representative and transferred in an air conditioned vehicle to Belize’s Cayo district. If time allows (flights arriving by noon) the perfect family introduction to Belize is to visit the Belize Zoo (at extra cost). Your base of exploration is Chaa Creek, a 365 acre private rain forest reserve and jungle lodge on the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. The Lodge at Chaa Creek provides a unique rainforest experience while maintaining an unspoiled ambiance and is comprised of comfortable palm-thatched cottage rooms and suites nestled along the riverside in a setting of unmatched beauty and tranquility. Guests can interact with nature by exploring the river and miles of well-maintained trails, Mayan temple sites, and through a myriad of adventure activities. Wildlife abounds, and some 250 species of birds have been sighted within the reserve.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Chaa Creek Jungle Lodge
MEALS:
dinner

Day 2 - Natural History at Chaa Creek

Mac Morpho will be their fluttering guide, as young visitors to Chaa Creek join our naturalist guides on a stimulating journey of discovery. During the course children will have the opportunity to undertake a wide-range of activities including a "Nature Rules" treasure hunt along jungle trails. This is a fun-filled family activity where kids will learn about tropical animals and plants, about insects and life cycles, and about the importance of conserving and protecting the fragile environments that we all share.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Chaa Creek Jungle Lodge
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - Kids Canoe Trip

Families and children will experience the cultures and people of Belize during a canoeing adventure downstream on the Macal River to meet a local Belize family in Cristo Rey village. After a walk-about the the children will share a meal and perhaps even help prepare corn tortillas for a traditional meal.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Chaa Creek Jungle Lodge
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - Horseback Ride to Xunantunich

As part of the archaeological component of the program, the children will travel back in time on horse back to on-site ancient Maya temples and become junior archaeologists learning about the mystery of a lost civilization. This will also include a guided tour of the ceremonial Mayan temple of Xunantunich.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Chaa Creek Jungle Lodge
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - Placencia

A morning transfer brings you to the Placencia Peninsula and Robert's Grove; a luxurious beach side paradise. Familes may consider upgraded ocean view accommodations. The afternoon is yours to relax on the beach or book tours locally.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Robert's Grove
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - Barrier Reef

Families will enjoy a day of snorkeling together. Explore the colorful coral reef system. Watch hundreds of tropical fish that live amidst the lively barrier reef. Enjoy the crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean while you are sunbathing, snorkeling and beach combing. Lunch will be served and drinks will be available. This day will be an unforgettable experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Robert's Grove
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Caribbean Beach

Today enjoy beautiful Placencia as you relax on the beach, have some Spa Treatments or we can help to arrange another trip, to inland or sea destinations.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Robert's Grove
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 - Transfer Out

Transfer to Placencia airport for the 40min flight to Belize International Airport in plenty of time for your flight out. This concludes your Belize Family Adventure vacation.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Alternative Itinerary

5 Day Belize Family Vacation:
Day 1 - Arrive Belize
Day 2 - Natural History at Chaa Creek
Day 3 - Kids Canoe Trip
Day 4 - Horseback Ride to Xunantunich
Day 5 - Return to Belize City

Arrival & Departure

The Belize Family Adventure begins and ends in Belize City. Please plan flights to arrive any time on day 1 and depart anytime on day 8 of the outlined itinerary from Belize City International Airport. Transfers are available by previous arrangement for participants not arriving or departing on the stated arrival/departure dates of the tour.
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Prices listed are per person for double occupancy, unless noted otherwise. Contact the experts at AdventureSmith Explorations to book a departure.

$1485 - 5 Day Adult

$260 - 5 Day Child 6-11 years

$480 - 5 Day Youth 11-15 years

$2495 - 8 Day Adult

$1190 - 8 Day Child 11-15yrs

$615 - 8 Day Child 6-11 years


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Included

Seven or four nights lodging, all land, air and water transportation within Belize, all airport/hotel transfers when arriving and departing on the stated arrival and departure dates of the group, meals as specified in the itinerary, Hotel taxes, entrance fees to National Parks, museums and places of interest in effect at the time of booking are included unless otherwise specified, guide services as specified in the itinerary, guides' expenses.

Exclusions

International airfare, airport departure taxes, tax increases or new taxes charged for services that were not taxed at the time the booking was made, meals not specified in the itinerary, alcoholic beverages, personal equipment, extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, room service, etc.), gratuities.

Room Configuration

Single supplement added if single accommodations are requested or forced. Also, when a single parent is traveling alone with one child, he or she must pay the adult rate plus the single supplement. The child will pay the regular children's rate.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 91 days - 50% of deposit
90 to 31 days - 50% of total trip cost
30 to 0 days - 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.

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