Placencia Village Tours and Activities
On this tour, you’ll get to see two very different Maya sites. The first, Xuanantinuch, is the ruins of a compact but impressive Maya city. Here visitors can stroll around multiple plazas and temples. At the nearby Barton Creek Cave, you’ll see a cave that served as an entrance to Xibalba, the Maya underworld.
Actun Tunichil Muknal cave (usually referred to as “ATM”) is the doorway to Xibalba, the Maya underworld. This cave contains ceramics and human skeletons that have fused with the walls of the cave. The most famous of these remains is the Crystal Maiden, a skeleton of a young woman believed to have been a sacrifice. Her bones are now partially covered with the sparkling build-up of cave sediment.
Cave tubing and a visit to the Belize Zoo will bring you face-to-face with Belize’s incredible outdoors. First you’ll visit the Belize City Zoo, which is known for its rehabilitation programs for endangered animals. Then you’ll head to the Caves Branch River, where you will ride on an inner tube through the ancient caves of the Maya
The Jaguar Preserve is the world's first and only protected area set aside to preserve the greatest cat in the new world; the jaguar. ACTIVITY LEVEL: LIGHT-EASY AND GREAT FOR KIDS
Xunantunich was the first ruin site in Belize to be opened to the public when the road and a ferry were built, in 1954. The most prominent structure is the pyramid "El Castillo" which was the tallest man-made structure in all of Belize until the discovery of Caana at Caracol. ACTIVITY LEVEL: MODERATE-AVERAGE PHYSICAL CONDITION FOR ALL AGES
Robert's Grove has its own fleet of boats and professional guides ready to take you on an unforgettable Belize snorkeling adventure. We'll whisk you away to Belize's Barrier Reef (the second largest in the world) and the many beautiful cayes nearby, such as Laughing bird Caye National Park and Silk Caye.
This tour will bring you to the top of a Maya temple, and then to the entrance of the Maya underworld. The temple is inside the Maya city of Xunantunich, which is located near the border of Guatemala. Its name translates to “Maiden of the Rock.” After you ascend the walls of its temple, you’ll continue the tour to the Cave Branch River, where you’ll follow the river into a series of caves that had intense spiritual significance for the Maya.
Snorkeling at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a sure-fire way to experience Belize’s diversity of marine life up-close. Animals at Hol Chan are used to getting fed by people on boats, so they’re relatively bold around snorkelers. This spot gets a lot of marine traffic, and every minute you spend underwater you’ll get to see something new.
In the Nohoch Che'en Archaeological Reserve, the winding Caves Branch River flows underground through ancient caves, once traveled through and even inhabited by the Maya. Just an hour from Belize City and a half hour from Belmopan is The Outpost, a well-stocked base camp for cave tubing and zipline-riding in the midst of this history-rich area.
This snorkeling tour brings you to an underwater formation called Mexico Rocks, which is part of the much larger Belize Barrier Reef. Your tour will begin with a cruise from San Pedro. This trip is worth the boat trip alone – on your journey you’ll get to see Ambergris Caye’s incredible landscape from the sea.
To the south lies Monkey River, a birdwatcher's paradise up a tropical river. Much of Monkey River has been declared a Special Conservation Area, with howler monkeys and toucans in the forest, and manatee at the mouth of the river. ACTIVITY LEVEL: LIGHT-EASY AND GREAT FOR KIDS
Snuba tours make it easy to take your snorkeling experience to the next level. With Snuba equipment you can get a taste of scuba diving without any experience or lessons. You’ll get to swim to a depth of 20 feet (6 m) below the surface of the water, allowing you to get a closer look a the marine species that live at the Hol Chan Reserve.
It's easy to get hooked on fishing in the pristine waters around Placencia, where year-round it's possible to catch eight to ten different species in a day. There's bone fishing in the flats, trolling along the outer cayes and fly fishing and spin casting anywhere along the coast. We will set you up with excellent licensed Placencia fishing guides equipped with boats and rods and tackle The Fishing opportunities from here are outstanding. We'll arrange for one of our Placencia fishing guides to show you the best sites for tarpon, permit and bonefish.
The two tank whale shark diving at Gladden Split is lead by trained whale shark guides to ensure your safety and the safety of the whale sharks. Available only for the month of March through June a few days before and after the full moon. (These dives are up to 80 feet in depth and not recommended for divers just learning how to dive).
The excursion begins early, leaving the Dive Shop about 6am and returning about 5pm. While the snorkelers explore the fringing reefs, divers descend along the wall to a depth of 130 feet. At the depth of 120 feet, divers can clearly see the stalactites which were formed from dripping water when the cave was above sea level. Due to the depth of the dive there will only be an 8 to 10 minutes bottom dive. The second dive is done at half moon caye wall which is known for its abundance of marine life. The seascape is covered with abundance of sponges, sea fans and a variety of coral which makes for a kaleidoscope of colors. The third dive is done at the Aquarium. The site is named for the wide variety of small resident reef fish on the reef top and along the edge of the wall.
On this tour, you'll float on inner tubes through the caves and eventually end up at one of Belize's most beautiful swimming holes — the Blue Hole of St Herman's Blue Hole National Park. The waters are a bright shade of blue and surrounded by an incredible variety of bird life.
Belize is a country of Maya history, diverse flora and fauna, and gorgeous rivers and streams. In the rainforest of the Orange Walk District, this tour combines these elements into one day’s adventure. The tour offers hotel pick up from Belize City, and even the two hour drive to the river is scenic and informative, with guides narrating the route.