Are you ready to journey through Belize? Our meticulously crafted one-week in Belize itinerary will take you from the beaches to the jungles. Follow our adventure, doing precisely what we did as we traveled to the laid-back Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye to the adventure capital of San Ignacio for jungle trekking. Are you ready for a great adventure? Let’s go!
One Week Belize Itinerary
Belize is a diverse country nestled between Mexico and Guatemala, boasting a stunning coastline along the Caribbean Sea. A trip to Belize isn’t just about island life. A Belize trip itinerary can include rainforest adventures, exploring majestic mountains, and a rich network of rivers and caves.
Belize’s geography is a paradise for nature lovers and a gateway to the world’s second-largest barrier reef, offering unparalleled snorkeling and scuba diving experiences.
Formerly a part of British Honduras, Belize’s official language is English, making it an accessible destination for travelers to explore independently.
Belize’s culture is a blend of influences, including Maya, Creole, Mestizo, and Garifuna culture. This cultural melting pot manifests in Belize’s cuisine, music, and festivals, making every experience here richly textured. From exploring ancient ruins and lush jungles to relaxing on sun-kissed beaches, Belize offers an array of activities that cater to every traveler’s desire.
We took a direct flight to Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) just outside of Belize City from Toronto. We transitioned from a cold and grey winter’s day to the tropical air of Belize in just 4 1/2 hours. We didn’t even leave the airport as we caught a quick hopper flight to the islands.
Day 1 in Belize – Caye Caulker
Start your Belize trip with a bit of island life at one of the Cayes. After you arrive in Belize City, head through security and have your Tropic Air ticket ready to transfer to the islands. This is the perfect way to begin your week in Belize. We made a home base in Caye Caulker, but most people were flying to San Pedro. When I saw the crowds going there I was happy to hop on our quiet flight to the smaller cay.
Flights from Belize City to Caye Caulker are just 10 minutes allowing plenty of time to enjoy this laid-back island where the motto, “Go Slow,” sets the tone for a tranquil yet fun experience. Indulge in the palm tree-lined shores and azure waters that make Caye Caulker a paradise for relaxation and water sports.