10 Things to Do
This half-day tour takes you to two of the most famous Maya sites in Belize, Xunantunich and Cahal Pech. After your day of historical sightseeing, you’ll have gotten a fascinating look at Maya culture and architecture. Besides the Maya sites, you’ll also get to admire jungle wildlife along the way.
5 hrsFrom $91
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.
9 hrsFrom $324
Tikal is a highly doable day-trip from San Ignacio, and this all-day excursion ensures that you don’t miss out on seeing one of the most spectacular ruins left behind by the Maya. This is an all-day tour, and includes a stop for lunch. Join your guide for an exciting trek to the jungle, which with any luck will include sightings of some incredible wildlife – keep an eye out for the famous resplendent quetzals and their tremendous tail feathers. Sightings of monkeys and birds will continue once you arrive, and you’ll get to watch jungle animals skitter up and down the stony faces of the many temples.
8 hrsFrom $175
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.
6 hrsFrom $117
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.
5 hrsFrom $117
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 .
4 hrsFrom $90
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.
3 hrsFrom $80
On this 8-day, 7-night tour of Belize, you’ll have an action-packed, family-friendly itinerary that takes you to see the highlights of the Maya world as well as some of the most beautiful parts of the landscape. This trip covers a variety of territory, allowing you to cover most of the tiny country of Belize in just one week. With the help of your knowledgeable guide, you’ll leave the jungles of the mainland behind to explore the Caribbean and the island of Ambergris Caye, and then return for a side-trip to Tikal National Park in Guatemala, which is home to one of the most well-known and breathtaking Maya sites in the world.
Note: Because this tour takes you to Guatemala, please make sure you have a double-entry visa for Belize. Breakfast is included each day, and some days also come with a stop for lunch.
23 hrsFrom $1132
This tour takes you to one of Belize’s most well-known and thoroughly studied Maya sites in Belize, before continuing to a cave tubing adventure – splashing around in an inner tube is a great way to cool off after exploring a fascinating site. First, you’ll spend 3 to 4 hours exploring the site of Xunantunich. In the afternoon, you’ll leave on a 5-hour tubing trip down the swift moving water that passes through Jaguar Paw Cave.
10 hrsFrom $134
- Elliot H.
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