Temples of Coral & Stone

Belize Wildlife Walking Tour

6 DaysStarting at $4,995


Imagine what it will be like when you stand at the foot of a towering pyramid, to see it like a stairway to the sky as the Mayans did. By itself it would be reason enough to visit Belize, but this amazing country offers so much more. Belize is home to some of the grandest archaeological treasures in the Western Hemisphere. Visiting them is made all the more worthwhile because they rise from a fascinating jungle, an environment you’ll explore in detail with your local guides. Though the Mayan culture fell into ruin, the country’s other great monument has never stopped growing. The barrier reef along the coast of Belize is second only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in size and diversity. We’re always on the lookout for destinations that provide the best in cultural or natural history experiences, and this tour offers both—only a few short hours from anywhere in the United States.

Classic Journeys provides unbeatable access to experiences around the globe.”
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• Explore a cacao plantation where you can learn about growing the cacao beans, try your hand at grinding them, and taste the original Mayan-style “hot chocolate” 

• Aboard canoes, float through the cave in search of pottery and other artifacts amid the fascinating rock formations 

• In San Antonio, meet some of the local women and learn from them how they make ceramics like the ancient Mayans, and then grind the corn for your homemade tortillas for lunch. 

• At a cattle ranch and stables owned by our friend Santiago, your choice to climb into the saddle or take a scenic hike through shaded forest to the 1,500-year-old ruins of Xunantunich 

• Climb El Castillo pyramid to see all the way to Guatemala 

• Enjoy an al fresco lunch at the ranch before your flight to Ambergris Caye, an island next to the Belize barrier reef 

• From the decks of a private catamaran, savor the freshest ceviche you’ve ever eaten 

• Come nose-to-fin with natural life as you snorkel the barrier reef where sea turtles, spotted eagle rays and docile nurse sharks are common sights. 

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  • Starting Point:

    Belize City – 1:00 pm – Radisson Fort George Hotel lobby
  • Ending Point:

    San Pedro – 9:00 am – San Pedro Airport
Itinerary Map

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Walking Level

  • Daily Mileage Options: 2-8 miles

  • Route Notes:

    The terrain on this trip includes a mix of well-maintained countryside and coastal trails of compressed dirt and stone. The footpaths, through rainforest and cattle ranches, onto ancient pyramids, as well as on offshore islands, offer a selection of level and rolling terrain; with some limited elevation gain and loss.

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won’t be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. Talk with one of our travel experts at 800-200-3887.

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Family Departure

Select our “Family Departure” to travel with other families.

Internal Air

$395: This trip includes flights between Ambergris Caye and the mainland for a supplemental cost. (price subject to change)

Why Choose Classic Journeys

We believe in creating authentic connections by immersing you into the history and culture of a people and place. So we find the most well-connected local guides who share their relationships and knowledge with us. And with them, we handcraft walking tours in cinematic settings that allow you to see the world on foot and at eye level.

It’s why Travel + Leisure magazine has named Classic Journeys as the #1 World’s Best Tour Operator multiple times, and the editors of T+L say, "Classic Journeys provides unbeatable access to experiences around the globe." Here’s what that access means for you every time you travel with us.

  • Experience the world on foot and at eye level. Each day, join your guide on the most cinematic footpaths in the region.
  • Exceptional full-time local guides who become your well-connected friend. Our amazing guides are with you throughout each day of the tour, share their lifelong connections as well as engaging anecdotes about the history and culture of the region.
  • Small groups that provide you unrivaled access. An average of fewer than 10 guests per departure means we can offer you special access to sites like Stonehenge so you experience the stone circle when it’s closed to the general public, a guided visit to Zion Narrows that other companies cannot arrange because of larger group sizes, and vineyard walks with a count and countess in Tuscany.
  • Award-winning hotels are waiting for you at the end of every day. Luxuriate in the finest and most distinctive accommodations in the region you’re exploring, including rainforest lodges, 16th century villas, and award-winning properties that show up on World’s Best and Gold lists.
  • Eat like (and with) the locals. Food is a foolproof way into the hearts, homes and history of the places you visit with us. From gourmet picnics to coveted local restaurants, our meals offer you opportunities to explore native food traditions and fine dining.
  • Handcrafted itineraries with all activities included. With our long-term friendships, we know our walking tour regions more personally than anyone else. So you get thoughtfully curated itineraries that combine explorations of the villages, organic farms, archeological sites and the people who know them best.
  • Sustainable travel that supports the places you’re visiting. We put our local currency into the pockets of the people who live where we travel. It’s your guarantee that you’ll have authentic, up-close experiences on your trip. Best of all, our person-to-person approach helps sustain their ways of life.


We spend years cultivating personal relationships with our hoteliers to provide you thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region. Here is a sampling of our favorite hotels on this tour. 

Mystic River Resort

Located along the beautiful Macal River, Mystic River Lodge is a resort oasis. Surrounded by nature, this eco-friendly property offers upscale accommodations, an outdoor pool, a relaxing spa, and warm hospitality in the heart of the jungle.

Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club

Mahogany Bay Resort is a beautiful beachside property on the island of Ambergris Caye. This 4-star resort offers modern amenities and warm Caribbean hospitality, as well as exciting options for shopping, dining, entertainment, and excursions.

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  •  Full-time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip and handle behind-the-scenes logistics
  • Admissions to scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary
  •  Gratuities for hotels, meals, and baggage
  • All land transportation during the trip

Above & Beyond Benefits

Invisible Check-In

  • When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.

Privileged Access Events

  • One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.

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