Tours and Activities in Belize

For such a tiny country, Belize has a hugely varied landscape. There are mountains to the west, rainforests in the lowlands, a Caribbean coast, and Caribbean islands. Venture into the rainforest and the mountains to see Maya ruins. Belize is a compelling country for travelers who want to explore the outdoors, although this country also has more than its fair share of hammocks and serene, white-sand beaches.

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126 Things to Do in Belize

Actun Tunichil Muknal Caves, Belize
Actun Tunichil Muknal CavesBelize City

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.

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Archeology
Cave Exploration
Cave Tubing & The Belize Zoo, Belize
Cave Tubing & The Belize ZooBelize City

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

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Cave Exploration
Species Exhibits
Tubing
St. Herman's Cave & Blue Hole National Park, Belize
St. Herman's Cave & Blue Hole National ParkSan Ignacio

This 6-hour tour takes you two of Belize’s most interesting inland nature attractions – St. Herman’s Cave and the Inland Blue Hole. In addition to sightseeing, you’ll also get in some hiking through the forest and a swim in one of Belize’s prettiest swimming holes.To reach these spots, you’ll make your way through a lively jungle, where you’ll have the chance to see a huge variety of birds. Keep in mind that this hike is on the more challenging side, so make sure you’re ready for an active day.

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Cave Exploration
Naturalist Guide
Monkey River Tour, Belize
Monkey River TourPlacencia

Monkey River is surrounded by dense jungle, and as a result, much of this area is a protected zone. On this tour, you’ll go boating down the river and hike over newly blazed trails.

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Naturalist Guide
Safari Float
Secret Beach and Island Hopping, Belize
Secret Beach and Island HoppingAmbergris Caye

No trip to Ambergris Caye is complete without a visit to the picture perfect Secret Beach area. The west coast of the island is located on Chetumal Bay and its protected waters are like a giant swimming pool.

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Beach Trip
Boat Tours
Mexico Rocks Snorkeling Tour, Belize
Mexico Rocks Snorkeling TourAmbergris Caye

Mexico Rocks is one of the top snorkeling destinations. Not only is the water around Mexico Rocks incredibly clear, it also has a very mild current, making underwater observation especially easy.

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Marine Wildlife
Snorkeling
Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure, Belize
Jungle Pontoon Waterfall AdventureSan Ignacio

This pontoon jungle tour takes you to see some of San Ignacio’s inland waterfalls. You have the freedom to customize this tour to suit your interests—you can hike to one of the waterfalls or simply relax on the boat.

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Boat Tours
Naturalist Guide
Airboat and Crystal Cave Adventure, Belize
Airboat and Crystal Cave AdventureAmbergris Caye

This aquatic tour will take you down the most interesting waterways of St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park. Your will begin with an airboat ride through the park’s wetlands, where your guide will point out some colorful local wildlife. Then you will visit the Crystal Cave, which you can enter only with the help of a guide.

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Cave Exploration
Mangrove Tours
Naturalist Guide
Tikal One Day From San Ignacio, Belize
Tikal One Day From San IgnacioSan Ignacio

Explore the vast ruins of Tikal during this one-day tour. You’ll visit Tikal’s temples and pyramids, learn about Mayan culture, and walk along short trails through the jungle.

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Archeology
Guided Tours
Ruins
Cave Tubing & Xunantunich Maya Temples, Belize
Cave Tubing & Xunantunich Maya TemplesBelize City

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.

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Archeology
Cave Exploration
Guided Tours
Ruins
Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Belize
Mountain Pine Ridge Forest ReserveSan Ignacio

Hike through the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve to see beautiful forests. You’ll experience two distinct environments—a tropical forest and a cool pine forest—as you explore caves and swim in the Río On pools.

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Hiking
Lubaantun Mayan Ruin & Blue Creek Cave, Belize
Lubaantun Mayan Ruin & Blue Creek CavePlacencia

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.

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Archeology
Guided Tours
Nature Walk
Ruins
Cave Tubing and Zip-Lining, Belize
Cave Tubing and Zip-LiningAmbergris Caye

This is an adventurous tour of the jungles of central Belize. You’ll see the treetops on a zip-line ride and the depths of the caves in an inner tube.

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Cave Exploration
Tubing
Zip Lines
Cave Tubing and Xunantunich Maya Ruin, Belize
Cave Tubing and Xunantunich Maya RuinAmbergris Caye

We begin by making our way to the mainland & up the Belize River. Along the way as we serve breakfast keep an eye out to spot crocodiles, iguanas & possibly manatees.

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Archeology
Cave Exploration
Ruins
Tubing
Monkey River EcoTours, Belize
Monkey River EcoToursPlacencia

Belize has a large diversity of attractions, with some that can be found in the world’s second Largest Barrier and atolls that supports great Eco system, which lays to the east of Belize.

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Boat Tours
Mangrove Tours
Naturalist Guide
Black Hole Drop, Belize
Black Hole DropSan Ignacio

This tour tests the limits of your adventurousness. You’ll follow your guide on a fascinating hike, go ziplining, and then take a rappelling voyage into one of the jungle’s “black holes.” Keep in mind that this is a strenuous hike, so you’ll want to make sure that you’re ready for an extremely active day.

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Rappel
Cahal Pech Tour, Belize
Cahal Pech TourSan Ignacio

Located on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful town of San Ignacio is the Cahal Pech Maya site and the Visitor Center. This site is one of the oldest Maya ruins in Belize.

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Archeology
Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Ruins
Barton Creek Cave Canoe Tour, Belize
Barton Creek Cave Canoe TourSan Ignacio

Take this tour into depths of the mysterious and enchanting Barton Creek Cave. Barton Creek flows through the cave, allowing you to paddle through its interior. This tour also introduces you to some interesting archeological remains.

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Cave Exploration
Kayaking
Naturalist Guide
Xunantunich Mayan Temple, Belize
Xunantunich Mayan TempleSan Ignacio

This site is home to the renowned 130-feet-tall temple, El Castillo, which offers incredible panoramic views of surrounding temples and views of both Belizean and Guatemalan landscapes. Xunantunich was a major ceremonial centre as well as a residential and recreational area for the ancient Maya civilization. There is a most impressive stucco frieze on the East side of the temple, whose carved elements represent astrological symbols.

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Archeology
Guided Tours
Ruins
Macal River Tubing Adventure, Belize
Macal River Tubing AdventureSan Ignacio

This is a relaxing tour that introduces you to some of Belize’s most scenic spots. You’ll learn quite a bit about jungle plants and the radiant birds of the Macal rainforest. Choose from tours that begin at either 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM, and keep in mind that the tour lasts from 2.5 to three hours.

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Tubing




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