Cultural Tours and Activities in Belize
Belize has one of the most interesting and diverse cultures in South America. You can see their culture in full force during a street festival, or a live music performance, or even in an everyday open-air market. Visit Maya, Kriol, and Garífuna villages to get a little closer to the culture of Belize.
This tour takes you to Spanish Lookout, a town where you can encounter one of the most interesting pockets of culture in Belize. Here, a small Mennonite community runs idyllic dairy farms. They specialize in cheese, and provide the much of the cheese that Belizeans eat. You’ll have lunch at a local restaurant.
The Maya have a long, rich history in Belize, and the San Antonio community welcomes visitors who want to know more about their culture and daily life. More importantly, you’ll get to try one of the delicious staples of the modern Maya diet – a homemade tortilla. This tour also has a crafty side, where you’ll learn how to make a ceramic clay pot.
San Ignacio is a popular home-base for travelers who plan to explore Belize’s Maya ruins and jungles. But don’t just pass through – take a tour to get to know the culture of everyday life in this bustling part of the Cayo district. On this tour, you’ll also get to know the history of San Ignacio, which dates back to the days when it served as a center for British trade.
Discover hole-in-the-wall restaurants that visitors to San Pedro often miss on this eclectic foodie tour. Belizean cuisine is an interesting mix of Creole and Maya influences, one that you won’t find in many other places in the world. In addition to snacks, you’ll also get to sample the favorite local rum as well as a rum cocktail.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.