Belize Species Exhibits
Belize has miles of rainforest reserves, and species exhibits help raise awareness of the importance of these protected wildernesses. Species exhibits also allow visitors to see animals they probably would never see in the wild. For instance, Belize is one of the few places where jaguars still have a habitat, but their populations have grown so small it's quite rare to see them outside of zoo. Species exhibits will also give you a chance to see Belize's native tapirs, monkeys, and exotic birds.
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 Barton Creek Tour is good for people of all ages. You’ll get go caving in a canoe and see Mennonites, Maya ruins, and some stunning Belize jungle. It also includes a visit to Green Hills Butterfly Farm, which is research orientated. The main flight area makes it possible to study interactions between different butterfly species.
Just 29 miles from Belize City is The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center. “Zoo” isn’t the best description for this place – this is truly a natural wildlife habitat. The environment is untouched within the zoo’s 29 acres , and is home to 150 animals .
This tour is an exciting way to experience the jungle of Belize. First, you’ll go on a zip-line ride above the canopy. To get to the zip line you will climb to a platform in the treetops. As you make your ascent, you can listen to the sounds of the rainforest and its exotic birdcalls.
Touring Xunantunich and the Belize Zoo will give you the opportunity to some of the best natural and cultural destinations Belize has to offer.
This tour introduces you to Belize’s wildlife. You’ll explore jungle rivers and take an educational trip to the Belize Zoo.
Located on-site, the Green Iguana Conservation Project is an interactive exhibit located at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel that gives visitors a closer look at the life of Green Iguanas. The venture aims to conserve and look after the endangered species by educating the public about the role Green Iguanas play in the ecosystem.
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.
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.
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.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley are two of Belize’s most popular destinations for nature tours. Take this 2.5-hour tour to get close to marine wildlife.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.