Seeking a destination where you can slow down but still enjoy amazing travel tours? Then you're going to love the top tours in Placencia Village, Belize. From the comfort of this chill and fully equipped town, you can enjoy a variety of day trips that will have you snorkeling with sharks and stingrays, exploring caves, zip lining and hiking through rugged jungles, and more. The best part? After your adventures, you can listen to some reggae and enjoy an ice-cold beer with a fresh fish taco.
24 Things to Do in Placencia village
Take this adventurous tour to combine zip lining and cave tubing, so you can get the most out of Belize’s lush inland rainforest. Neither of these activities require any experience, but they do offer a lot of excitement. That being said, this tour is best suited for travelers who are prepared for moderate physical demands.
10 hrsFrom $280
Take a road-trip from Placencia Village to one of the most interesting natural formations in western Belize: Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave . This is an all-day adventure that requires a good amount of physical fitness — you’ll hike, swim, and crawl to explore the depths of this cave. Once you clamber into the cave’s dark interior, it’s not hard to imagine it as the ideal location for dark rituals.
12 hrsFrom $263
Visit the Maya Ruin site of Lubaantun and then hike to the caves of Blue Creek. Located in the remote south of Belize is a magical 1300 year old Mayan ruin that is just waiting to share its story with you. Step into the past and imagine coming here as an early explorer, hacking your way through the jungle to the crumbling steps.
8 hrsFrom $169
On this tour, you'll get to leap into one of Mayflower Bocawina National Park’s enormous waterfalls. The tour begins with a 20-minute walk through the rainforest. Your guide will be a knowledgeable naturalist who can tell you about the surrounding flora and fauna.
7 hrsFrom $150
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 and the many beautiful cayes nearby, such as Laughing bird Caye National Park and Silk Caye.
6 hrsFrom $119
Actun Tunichil Muknal cave 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.
8 hrsFrom $177
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
8 hrsFrom $168
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.
9 hrsFrom $180
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.
8 hrsFrom $168
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.
8 hrsFrom $174
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.
7 hrsFrom $164
Ambergris Caye provides easy access to the Belize Barrier Reef, one of the largest and most impressive coral reefs in the world. This tour will allow you to fish and snorkel in an endangered but thriving ecosystem.
4 hrsFrom $319
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