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.
36 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 $279
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 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.
10 hrsFrom $173
This tour is an active exploration of the terrain once controlled by the Maya. You’ll get to hike, climb, and swim as you make your way through the jungle of western Belize, on your way to see the staggering sights of Xunantunich and the swimming hole nestled in St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park. Along the way, your guide can help paint a picture of what life was like for the Mayans who called this world their home.
9 hrsFrom $215
This is an all-day diving tour that takes you to one of the most well-known sites in Belize, a major part of what makes the Belizean Caribbean a world-famous diving destination. But this tour doesn’t stop there – there are two more dives, one at the Half Moon Caye and another at a site called the “Aquarium” due to its abundance of marine life.
8 hrsFrom $446
This is a two-part tour – it begins with a hike, followed by a fun inner-tubing adventure. The Cockscomb Wildlife Basin protects a huge variety of species, including over 290 birds. During your visit here, you can also do some interesting shopping – the gift shop sells handicrafts made by local Mayan women.
8 hrsFrom $145
This tour to Nim Li Punit takes an interesting look at the natural world of the Maya, in addition to an educational archeological site. After touring this ruin near the foothills of the Maya Mountains, you’ll visit a botanical farm to see a selection of plants that the Maya used. You’ll also get to know a wide variety of plants and spices that only grow in the tropics. This is an all-day tour that leaves at 8 AM and returns at 5 PM, and includes a break for a homemade lunch.
8 hrsFrom $185
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.
7 hrsFrom $118
Leave from Placencia to go fishing around the nearby cayes. The fishing here is so plentiful here that you can get up to 8 species in a day. Around here you can expect to find barracuda, jack, snapper, grouper, king mackerel, tarpon, and bonefish.
7 hrsFrom $559
Travel to Glover’s Atoll, where you can explore an abundance for hard coral formations and marine life. This is a diving trip for people who want to explore Belize’s best-formed coral just a short distance south of Placencia. It’s suited to intermediate divers.
6 hrsFrom $292
This tour takes you to explore the landscape around the Monkey River. It’s named for its many howler monkeys, although they’re just one of the many species that make their home here. There’s also a cultural component to this tour, and you’ll get to visit with locals at the Monkey River Village.
6 hrsFrom $123
Experience the wonder of Belize’s incredible reefs around the southern end of the Belize Barrier Reef. This tour is for intermediate divers, with the option for wall dives, canyon dives, and faro dives. No matter what you choose, this tour includes two tank dives.
6 hrsFrom $328
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