Our most recommended things to do in Belize
1. Caye Caulker: 7-Stop Snorkeling in the Belize Barrier Reef
Meet your group at 9:00 AM at the local partner's office located on Caye Caulker. Get geared up, listen to a quick briefing on what to do and not to do to ensure the day is fun-filled and safe. Belize Barrier Reef is the second-largest coral reef after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the largest of its kind in the Northern and Western hemispheres. Several rare and endangered animal species are found in the area, as well as the world’s largest population of West Indian manatees and plenty of sea turtles. The snorkeling begins with manatees and turtles. Then, witness corals that have been protected for over 30 years at the Hol Chan marine reserve. The Hol Chan Marine Reserve was established as a marine protected area in 1987 and offers spectacular coral formations, plus a rich abundance and diversity of marine life. After Hol Chan, dive with sharks in the Ray Alley. Stop for lu...
We had Salam and Raheem as our guides and we honestly had so much fun! They were knowledgeable, fun, and patient. One person in our group was not a strong swimmer and they held on to him the entire time AND made sure he saw everything. There are 6 stops- Swim with Manatees, Hol Chan, Shark and Ray Alley, Coral Reef, Tarpon Viewing, and searching for Sea Horses! The included lunch was so delicious. I highly recommend making this part of your trip to Caye Caulker.
2. San Ignacio: Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave Full-Day Tour
Your tour will begin as you depart San Ignacio at 8:00AM, before heading to your hike starting point. You will make your first river crossing before hiking for 45 minutes to the cave entrance, where you will listen to some safety tips and learn how to use your equipment. You will then make your way into the cave, swimming and then walking through the main water passage until you reach the boulder and head to the dry chamber. To enter the chamber, you will be required to slip off your shoes in order to protect the cave. Most of the cave's artifacts have been calcified into the ground, unmoved even by archaeologists, this is a living museum. You will hear your guides talk about the rituals and ceremonies, bloodletting offerings, food offerings and human offerings. The cave contains a total of 15 human remains, five of them still visible, which have been uncovered by archaeologists. To ac...
My husband and I had an amazing time on this tour with our driver Jeremy and guide Fernando. Fernando was knowledgeable and attentive to our safety while we were in the cave. I was concerned about the river crossings and some of the physical demands required of this tour but Fernando was helpful. I know some others complain about the bumpy ride but it's nothing compared to the drive out to Caracol. The food and rum punch was a life saver after such an exhausting day! All in all, it was a great experience and a must-do adventure if you are in Belize.
3. From San Ignacio: Tikal Maya Site Day-Trip with Local Lunch
Start with pickup from San Ignacio at 7:00 AM, and take a 15-minute drive to Guatemalan border. Be assisted at the border by your guide, and continue on the 2-hour long journey to Tikal. Discover the ancient Mayan site of Tikal which is considered to be one of the most spiritual locations on earth. Once at the national park, see the abundance of wildlife surrounding the temples. Discover how the Mayan civilization built inspiring temples and cities that formed a vast complex of religious, social and political power. Enjoy a guided tour of the main sights of the complex, which is estimated to have over 3,000 structures including palaces, temples, ceremonial platforms, ball courts, terraces, plazas, causeways, and reservoirs. See several of the main temples including the tallest structure which measures 212 feet. After visiting the main parts of Tikal, enjoy lunch at a local restauran...
Pick up was easy, the tour guides were great, I had a really fun time. Thank you so much!
4. Belize City: Half-Day Altun Ha Temple & Belize City Tour
On your way to Altun Ha, enjoy a panoramic city tour and see all the points of interest, such as the old colonial-style buildings that still stand in Belize City. See the light house, the Belize sign, the wealthy portions of the city called the Kings Park zone, the school district, the hospital, the central Bank of Belize, and the prime minister’s home. Drive north for about one hour to the Mayan temples. On your way, see the different ecosystems of flora and fauna. Altun Ha was an important Mayan religious and trading center dating back to 200 BC. The site was first excavated in 1963 and researchers believe that it was once home to 10,000 people. At the site, enjoy a guided tour of the entire ancient city, learn about its history and construction style of the buildings. Travel back in time and try to imagine how the Mayan people lived.
The ruins were amazing. Very easy to get around and view each of the ruins. The view was so nice from the top.
5. From San Ignacio: Xunantunich Mayan Tour & Optional Combos
Start your tour with hotel pickup from San Ignacio, then take a 15-minute drive to Xunantunich. First, embark on a 2-hour guided tour of the Xunantunich archaeological site, which was a unique Mayan ceremonial center. Discover the 6 major plazas surrounded by more than 25 temples and palaces with time to climb the different structures. Admire the large El Castillo Pyramid which is well known for the frieze or band of stucco decoration which at one time extended around the entire temple. El Castillo rises 130 feet above the main plaza and offers an impressive panoramic view over the Mopan River valley. After this, combine your visit with a range of optional activities to choose from. Cave Tubing: Start your adventure at No'och Che'en National Park with a hike through the subtropical forest. As you sit and enjoy the tubing downstream, the journey will take you through ...
Leo was an amazing tour guide. Very detailed and provided many great historical facts.
6. Belize City: 5-Hour Cave Kayaking Tour
Meet your guide at the Cruise Ship Terminal or at your hotel lobby, depending on the option selected. Relax as you board an air-conditioned vehicle that will set off for the caves on a 1-hour narrated tour of the country and local customs. For cruise passengers, choose to include an additional ziplining activity when booking and zoom across the lush rainforest canopy prior to the kayaking adventure. When you arrive at the national park, get kitted out with helmets, jackets, lights, paddles. Begin the forest nature walk to the riverside where the kayaks are located, making 3 river crossings along the way. Choose from a single or tandem kayak then get out onto the water. As you begin to kayak, head upstream towards the caves, admiring the formations and practicing your paddling. Stop at a scenic location for a swim in a natural pool. Then, paddle downstream through a network of 5 caves ...
Abner picked us up, just as promised. He was an amazing tour guide both on the road & all through the jungle. He was fun, funny & just an absolute pleasure. He really made our trip special from beginning to end.
7. Caye Caulker: Hol Chan Marine Reserve Small-Group Tour
Discover the wide variety of lush marine life in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Get your heart racing by snorkeling with sharks and stingrays on the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Receive GoPro pictures after your tour to relive your experience with friends and family. Meet your group at the meeting point on Caye Caulker island, then take a 30-minute boat ride along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Hol Chan has been a marine reserve since May 2, 1987, and covers almost 7 square miles (18 square kilometers). Some areas are only about 5 feet (around 1.5 meters) deep, while the channel is about 30 feet (just over 9 meters) deep. Once at the reserve, choose whether to observe the abundant marine life from the boat or take the adrenaline rush of jumping in and exploring the amazing underwater world. If snorkeling, keep on the lookout for brain coral, st...
Fantastic experience and one that I would highly recommend. We stayed at San Pedro so it was great to explore another island.
8. San Ignacio: Cave Tubing with Lunch & Optional Zipline
Depart from San Ignacio, Belize and arrive at the park after driving for an hour. Hike through the jungle, along the river bank and carry your tube up to the starting point. Choose to tube through 1 cave or 2 caves, depending on how far you want to walk. Enjoy the full experience by walking for 45 minutes, to reach the top of the river. Walk for 30 minutes to reach the other starting point, which will only take you through one of the caves. Float down the river and relax in the first cave, as your expert guide tells you about Mayan culture and their beliefs. Get ready for a thrill in the second cave, accessed by both starting points, where light rapids will add some excitement and speed to your tubing experience. Upgrade your tour by speeding things up with a memorable zipline ride. Before heading into the Mayan underworld, fly and scream in the air as you zip line across the Belize j...
An unbelievable experience with an amazing guide! With this tour, not only did we tube an extra cave, but our guide was so very flexible, knowledgable, AND we were able to explore/climb parts of the cave that other tours were just passing by! Doing so, we were able to spot Mayan pottery and really explore the space. Plus, lunch and rum punch was delicious!
9. From Belize City: Zip Lining and Cave Tubing Adventure
Head out into Belize's pristine forests to explore its beautiful and diverse wildlife. Start your day by heading to a set of limestone caverns for a cave tubing adventure. Plunge into the water and have a seat on an inner tube to float along in the calm currents and admire the impressive rock formations. Then explore more of Belize's tropical rainforests as you climb up into the jungle canopy and ride a zip line through the trees. Take in fantastic views of the lush forest on all sides as you glide past treetops and local wildlife. On top of its amazing natural sites, Belize also offers plenty in the way of cuisine, culture, and history. Your tour takes place in a small group to ensure a more personal experience, letting each person interact and ask any questions they wish. Book your tour and start counting the days until your Belizean experience begins!
2 friends and I went on the zip lining and cave tubing adventure and it was so much fun! Both experiences were beautiful and all of the workers were so nice and friendly! Be sure to bring sneakers for the zip line and then water shoes for the tubing. My friend brought water shoes to wear on both acitivites and her feet were killing her afterwards because both activities require a bit of a hike. Also be sure to bring cash to tip the workers! we had 2 workers in the zip line, 1 server at the restaurant (meal is included in price and delicious) and the driver/tubing guide was the same person. Highly recommend!
10. Belize City: Cave Tubing & Zipline Adventure Tour
Meet your guide at the Cruise Ship Terminal, San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi or in your hotel lobby, depending on option selection. Board an air-conditioned vehicle and head to the caves on a 1-hour narrated tour of the country, local customs, and natural scenery. When you arrive at the cave site, change into your swimsuit and get kitted out with helmets, headlights, life vests, and inner tubes for the cave tubing. Then, take a short hike in the jungle for about 25 to 30 minutes to get to the entrance of the caves, crossing the river a few times. As you begin tubing inside the cave, stay connected to all the tubes as your guide takes you along the route. Marvel as they point out natural rock formations, bats, stalagmites, and stalagmites. Then, emerge from the cave and enjoy an open river float for another 15 to 20 minutes. Keep your eyes peeled in the trees as it's possible to se...
Dennis is amazing! Zip lining was a rush, but I really enjoyed tubing more. Great time...highly recommend!
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