duPlooy's is a resort for families and with so much to do in Cayo this could be your most memorable family vacation ever! Journey through tropical rain forests, explore ancient Maya ruins, sacred caves and underground rivers and so much more ...
This package includes a variety of exciting activities that can be enjoyed by "kids" of all ages including canoeing, horseback riding, safe cave exploration, visiting a Mayan ruin, educational activities and more. Several hundred species of birds, unlimited opportunities to observe wildlife and lots of fun-family-adventure awaits you in Belize's Cayo District.
This family vacation package features kid-tested activities and is suitable for family members of all ages.
(B=Breakfast included; L=Lunch included; D=Dinner included)
Day 1 – Meet your guide at the Belize City Airport for your transfer to duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge. Stop at the Belize Zoo on the way if time permits and visit with some of Belize’s indigenous animals such as the Jaguar, Tapir and Scarlet Macaw; Cold drinks and snacks are provided along the way. D
Day 2 – The adventure begins with some easy Canoeing down the Macal River. If you look closely you are likely to spot iguanas in the treetops and turtles resting on the waters edge. See who can spot the most birds! Look for cormorants, ducks and kingfishers. There are plenty of spots to stop and take a refreshing swim, as you slowly make your way downstream. BLD
Tie-up your canoe in San Ignacio Town and meet your guide, who will be waiting for you and explore the town a bit before lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, head up the hill to the San Ignacio Hotel's Iguana Conservation Project where you and your family will have the opportunity to take a closer look at these decendants of dinosaurs and learn how vital they are to the ecological balance of the Macal River eco-system.
* This hands-on tour is both fun and educational and takes about an hour to complete.
(One of Judy duPlooy's grandchildren's favorite things to do).
Return to duPlooy's in time to frolic around on the beach before the end of the first of more fun-filled days to come. BLD
Day 3 – Head for the the Mountain Pine Ridge and Rio Frio Cave, which offers many nooks and crannies for safe exploration. After you have thoroughly explored the cave, have a picnic and swim in the cascading Rio On Pools. BLD
Days 4 – With so many Maya sites in the area, you gotta see at least one! Only six miles away with enough space to run free and enough temples for the most energetic climbers, Xunantunich is a great one for families. Adventurous family members can choose to horseback ride to Xunantuich (2 Hours) and non-riders can go by road and meet at the site. After your guided tour of the site, head for Benny's,a favorite local restaurant for a lunch of tastyl Belizean fare. BLD
Day 5 – This is the day you get to do whatever you want. Choose from our Activities & Tours list of options - either a combo of 2 half-day tours or one full-day tour. BLD
Day 6 – After breakfast, head over to Belize Botanic Gardens, to take a walk, sample some exotic fruits in season and visit a traditional Maya House modeled after the kind that many of our staff members lived in as children. Learn about local medicinal herbs and climb to the top of a tower overlooking the jungle. After a mid-morning snack, take a short horseback ride and end up at the river, where you put in for about a half-hour's tube drift down to duPlooy's beach, where your picnic lunch will be delivered to you and you can spend the afternoon swimming, tubing and canoeing. BLD
* Our horses are easy-going and suitable for riders of all abilities and ages.
Day 7 – Departure - Transfer to the Belize International Airport, Belize City or the Marine Terminal, with a stop-over at the Belize Zoo, if you weren't able to stop on your arrival day and your schedule permits. B
Belize Family Vacation All-Inclusive Package Includes:
- 6 Nights Accommodations
- Transportation & Tours as listed
- All Meals beginning with dinner on arrival day,
through breakfast on departure day
- Entrance fees
- ALL Taxes & Service Charges
- Fresh Juice, Sodas and Local Rum Drinks
* PRICE PER ADULT & CHILD 12 YRS & OLDER IN $ US
Children under 6 are Free; Children 6-12 pay half-price - Child care is available.