Destination: Hopkins Village
Duration: 8 days
*Price Range: $$$ – $$$
*Rates inclusive of full vacation experience – hotels, tours, domestic transfers, and tax (excluding international airfare). Actual price based on length of travel, number of travelers/rooms, seasonal rates (high, low, peak), number of tour activities, and mode of domestic transportation.
$$$: At or under $1,200 per person
$$$: $1,200 – $1,800 per person
$$$: $1,800+ per person
Fly into Belize Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE). Outside the airport you’ll find your private driver who will be holding a sign with our logo and your name on it. They will then assist with your luggage and drive you from Belize City to Hopkins Village. Feel free to stop at anytime during your private ground transfer for photo opportunities, restrooms, lunch, or to simply stretch your legs. If there’s ample time, stop at The Belize Zoo in route to Hopkins Village. The zoo has over 170 animals representing 45 species native to Belize. These animals are orphaned, rescued, born within captivity, rehabilitated or donated to The Belize Zoo to help visitors learn about wildlife education and conservation. After your visit at the zoo, continue onwards to Hopkins. Another great stop along this route is the famous Marie Sharp’s factory where you can take a quick tour and purchase sauce and jelly souvenirs. Arrive to Belizean Dreams Resort in time to order a cold beverage from their beachfront tiki bar. Enjoy dinner in their Woven Palm Restaurant.
While it may be tough to tear yourself away from the all-inclusive tiki bar, there are many activities both on land and in the sea worth exploring! Divers and snorkelers will enjoy the endless sites to explore along the Mesoamerican Reef with seasonal warm waters, calm currents, shallow reefs, and clear visibility (between 60-80 feet). Nearby dive sites include Glover’s Reef Atoll, Turneffe Islands, Gladden Spit (seasonal whale shark dives), and The Great Blue Hole. After a morning out on the water, head back to Belizean Dreams Resort for a cold beverage and ceviche snack by the pool. Slip into a shaded hammock on the beach to read a book or take a nap with cool Caribbean breezes. Wake up in time for happy hour followed by a delicious dinner alongside the pool.
Make today a land based adventure day! Choose between a variety of adventure, cultural, scenic, or historical tours. Adventure lovers will enjoy rappelling down Bocawina or Antelope Waterfalls, canopy zip-lines, the Black Hole Drop, swimming in bioluminescence, and cave exploration (such as a full day out to the famous ATM Cave). Wonderful cultural tours include Garifuna cooking and drumming right in Hopkins Village as well as bean to bar chocolate making. Scenic and wildlife tours include waterfall hikes (Mayflower Falls), birdwatching, cave tubing, wildlife viewing (Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve, Monkey River or Sittee River), and horseback riding. Historical trips include half-day to full-day trips to numerous Mayan ruin sites, including Xunantunich, Lubaantun, and Nim Li Punit. There’s something for everyone and enough to keep you busy every day (if you wish!).
Enjoy a full day enjoying the amenities at Belizean Dreams. Complimentary kayaks and snorkel gear allow you to explore the warm Caribbean waters on your own. Ride a complimentary bicycle into Hopkins Village to learn why this village was voted “Friendliest Village in Belize”. Divers can choose to enjoy another morning out on the water and same goes for anglers fly fishing for their Grand Slam (bonefish, permit, tarpon) or reef fishing for their next meal.
After a delicious breakfast alongside the pool, head out on another adventure. Whether it’s a day on land or in the sea, return to Belizean Dreams thirsty for a cold beverage and a delicious lobster dinner!
Indulge in a spa package for a full day of pampering. Choose between massages, chocolate or honey butter wraps, facials, scrubs, hydrotherapy, manicures, pedicures or do one of each! Relax by the pool or on the beach with a tropical drink after a full day of pampering treatments.
Enjoy your last full day in paradise with your favorite activity! Whether it’s snorkeling, fishing, splurging on the spa, or simply relaxing on the beach with a drink in hand, make the most of your last day along the Caribbean!
A two hour private transfer will bring you back to Belize City for your international flight home.
- Enjoy endless drinks from the beachfront tiki bar with your all-inclusive package
- Spend your days on the water snorkeling, diving, or fishing along the Mesoamerican Reef
- Choose between a variety of half-day and full-day tours both on land and in the Caribbean Sea – Mayan ruins, rappelling, waterfall hikes, zip-lines, and more!
- Learn Garifuna drumming and sample their delicious hudutu soup
- Tour Marie Sharp’s factory on your way in our out of Hopkins and purchase hot sauce and jelly souvenirs
Best for: Couple, Family, Small Group, All Inclusive, Barefoot Luxury
Bucket list experiences: Belize Zoo, Marie Sharp’s, Mayan ruins (ATM, Xunantunich, Lubaantun, and Nim Li Punit), rainforest, monkeys, birding, cave tubing, Inland Blue Hole, Black Hole drop, waterfall rappel (Bocawina Falls, Antelope Falls), zip-line, waterfalls, Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve, Monkey River or Sittee River, snorkel, dive (Glover’s Reef Atoll, Turneffe Islands, The Great Blue Hole), Garifuna community, Garifuna drumming, Mesoamerican Reef, beach
Accommodations & Location:
- Belizean Dreams Resort, Hopkins Village
Every Central America Vacation itinerary includes 24/7 in-country support. We’re here with you every step of the way to insure the best experience possible, from the initial planning stages to the moment you’re on your flight home!