My fiancée & I have been looking at Belize for our honeymoon location next April - having looked at a LOT of photos and read a lot of reports I think we're agreed it ticks all our boxes! :-)
However, after getting itineraries and quotes from both Trailfinders and Travel Counsellors*, we were a bit surprised to find they were coming in a lot more expensive than the independent itinerary we'd worked out. Not just a few hundred pounds - around £1100 difference for an 11-night B&B only trip!
So we're now thinking about whether it would just make sense to book our flights and hotels ourselves? Am I missing some key part of the value a tour operator adds, or anything unique to Belize that makes booking a package worth while?
Would be really grateful for your thoughts!
(* The quotes from both agents were very similar; turns out they both use Journey Latin America as a local operator. Sort of questioning what value TF or TC are adding at this point...?)