Top Tours in Belize that you can Book Now for Post-Covid Travel

Bucket List Tours to Book from Gold Standard Tour Operators

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10. Caracol Maya Temples

Experience the largest ancient Maya city deep in the jungles of Belize.
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Virtual Audio Experience
Take a virtual tour of Caracol, the largest ancient Maya city in Belize. Learn about the history of this magnificent place deep in the jungles of Belize. Our expert guide, Jorge De ... moreLeon, from Lion Adventure Tours, takes us on this trip and gives us some travel tips for your next in-person visit to Caracol. In AD 650, the urban area of Caracol had a radius of approximately 177 square kilometers. It boasts the tallest man-made structure in the country of Belize, and the city covered an area much larger than present-day Belize City (the largest metropolitan area in the country of Belize). At its peak, Caracol supported more than twice the modern city’s population. Caracol is a must-see, as it is one of the largest cities of the classic period and was in the middle of a power struggle with powerful cities like Tikal and Naranjo in Guatemala.
Guest Name:
Jorge De Leon
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Caracol Archaeological Mayan Site shuttle package (1 Day Tour) We provide guest/s a package deal of the Mayan Archaeological site, Rio Frio Cave, Rio On Pools, and Swim at Big Rock ... moreFalls. We leave promptly leave at 7:00 a.m.from San Ignacio Town and returns at 5:00 p.m. We are happy to pick you up at your hotel/ lodge.

Ca'ana / Sky Palace at Caracol It is the largest Archaeological Site of entire Belize. En-route to Caracol, we tour other tourism sites: Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave. Then returning from the site we do a last stop at Big Rock falls for a refreshing swim.
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Caracol (Snail) is the largest known Maya city in Belize. In AD 650, the urban area of Caracol had a radius of approximately 177 square kilometers. It boasts the tallest man-made structure ... morein the country and a dynasty that was desired and looked up upon by many, while hated and feared by others. It covered an area much larger than present-day Belize City (the largest metropolitan area in the country of Belize) and supported more than twice the modern city’s population. Caracol is a must-see, as it is one of the largest cities of the classic period and was in the middle of a power struggle with powerful cities like Tikal and Naranjo in Guatemala.

Being specialized on Maya Hieroglyphs; during our tour, you will learn about the kings of Caracol and their achievements based on the hieroglyphic evidence. A couple years ago Lion got the privilege of reporting one of the last carved monuments at Caracol. The date of this monument adds 25 years more of hieroglyphic history to this great royal lineage.

We also offer the Caracol tour combined with a refreshing stop at Rio on Pools to cool off after a long day at the site.
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Located deep in the Chiquibul forest reserve, Caracol is the largest known Mayan site in Belize and one of the biggest in the Maya world. Caracol was a classic period urban center ... morethat spread out over 55 sq miles with an estimated population of 150,000 inhabitant and causeways that radiated up to 5 miles from the center. The temple rises 41 meters above the plaza level with 100 meters of base area and to this day is still the largest man-made structure in the country of Belize. The drive to Caracol will take you through the scenic mountain Pine ridge forest reserve, home of Rio On Pools & Rio Frio Cave.
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Gold Certified:
Yes
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9. Sunset Cruise

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This is the best sunset tour in San Pedro, Belize! We take you from your resort dock and sail the Caribbean Sea to watch the beautiful sunset! It is the perfect activity to end your ... moreday in San Pedro! You get to relax and unwind with snacks and drinks as you watch the beautiful sun set on the Caribbean Sea! This tour includes freshly made Belizean ceviche, beers, rum punch, sodas, and water.
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Gold Certified:
Yes
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Depart Blue Tang Inn at 4:30pm for a relaxing and enjoyable sail along the Southern tip of Ambergris Caye. Admire the sunset with the warm Caribbean breeze blowing through your hair ... moreand a cool cocktail in hand. A perfect activity for a group of friends or family. All ages will enjoy this trip. Return to Blue Tang Inn at 7:00pm, just in time to head to your favorite restaurant in San Pedro Town.
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
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40 USD per person Starts from 5 pm to 7 pm
Departs From:
Caye Caulker

8. The Great Blue Hole

This amazing snorkeling tour will take you to one of Belize's World Heritage Sites, the Great Blue Hole located at the Lighthouse Atoll. You will be able to enjoy some of the best ... moresnorkeling in Belize exploring the outer ring of the Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye Wall and the Aquarium, Silver Caves, Black Beauty, or Eagle Ray Wall. At each stop, you will be able to see beautiful coral formations and fishes. Lunch will be served at the beautiful Half Moon Caye.
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Gold Certified:
Yes
Provider:
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See the world famous Great Blue Hole in the best way possible … from the air with our Blue Hole Aerial Tour from Belize Concierge Excellent in Belize City. Hop on board a Piper ... morePa-32 Cherokee Six and fly to Lighthouse Reef Atoll, and witness This natural wonder of the world. On the way, you will see the Belize Barrier Reef (the longest in the Western Hemisphere), and Turneffe Atoll. While flying over the largest sea-hole in the world, keep an eye out for various sea wildlife such as Manatees, Rays, Sharks, Dolphins, and much more!!

This is a 1-hour tour that departs from the Belize City Municipal Airport to fly over the Blue Hole and returns.
**Kindly make booking request 1-week prior to your requested Tour Date to ensure availability of seats**
Departs From:
Belize City
Gold Certified:
No
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For this Blue Hole Diving tour, your day will start at 5:20 AM at your hotel (or before depending where is your hotel located). We will take you to our dive shop where you will have ... morebreakfast and prepare to start the trip between 6:00 AM to 6:15 AM. The trip to the Blue Hole will take 2 hours and a half to reach there. This Blue Hole trip includes 3 different stops: The Great Blue Hole, Half-moon Caye, and The Aquarium. We will also stop for lunch at our beautiful island name Turneffe Atoll where you will have lunch. After diving at each stop, we will finish the trip and start our way back to San Pedro, another 2 hours and a half of traveling. You will be back in San Pedro at 6:00 PM.
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Gold Certified:
Yes

7. Parasailing

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Soar above the Caribbean Sea and gain a new perspective of Ambergris Caye. No other experience compares to the thrill of sailing 250 feet above the water and looking for marine life. ... moreOur past guests have seen dolphins, sharks, rays, & turtles–what will you see? We offer solo, double, or triple flights. 

Your adventure begins with a safety briefing from the first mate. Next, you will be secured in a life jacket and safety harness as you are instructed how and when to move to the flight deck. After the chute is launched the first mate will attach the passenger bar to the chute and call you to the deck. You will stand as your harness is attached to the bar and then move forward and sit with your legs in front of you. And finally, …you’re flying! You will ascend slowly and smoothly as the captain guides you over the beautiful turquoise waters inside the barrier reef. Our certified crew has been trained by the US experts to meet all US safety standards. 

Sit back and relax, you will have approximately 12-15 minutes to enjoy the sights of San Pedro, the reef, and the surrounding beauty of Ambergris Caye. Take a selfie, make a video–you decide, it’s your adventure.

As you return to the boat you will receive instructions from the first mate. He will ask you to reach up and grab the bar above your head and to extend your legs into a standing position. Following his directions will ensure you nail your landing.
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Getting dipped during parasailing is optional but it is a must try experience! We promote fun and safety on our tours.
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Enjoy the best view of our beautiful island as you float gently high above the second largest reef in the world! Below, you'll see Rays, Sharks, Turtles, Dolphins, and even Manatees ... moreswimming through the crystal clear blue Caribbean waters. Fly solo or with up to 2 additional friends or family members. This is the perfect activity for kids and adults alike! Complimentary Belizean Rum Punch and soft drinks provided!
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Gold Certified:
No

6. Xunantunich

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In this virtual experience, we traveled through the trails of ancient Maya village squares in the outskirts of San Jose Succotz and explored one of Belize’s largest ancient Maya cities, ... moreXunantunich, with Rodolfo Juan and Carla Juan, the dynamic duo from St. Leonards Tours. Xunantunich Archaeological Site is a popular attraction for many travelers. It features the El Castillo Temple, the second-largest man-made structure in Belize at 130 feet from the plaza floor, and the largest Maya tomb ever found in Belize!
Guest Name:
Rodolfo & Carla Juan
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A quiet riverside trail will take you to the village of San Jose Succotz where you will cross the river by ferry. Just a little further on is the well known Mayan city complex of Xunantunich. ... moreAfter an hour exploring this site, you will be happy for your steady steed to get you off your feet for your ride home. WEIGHT limit: 245 lbs per rider ATTIRE: comfortable long pants & footwear fit for riding & walking
RIDING LEVEL: moderate - experienced riders Minimum of 2 persons

Time: 4-5 hours (includes 1 hour at the site)
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Gold Certified:
Yes
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Depart for a day of Mayan historical adventure to see some of the finest Maya Ruins in Belize. The drive through the hummingbird highway and the western villages of Belize is a cultural ... moreexperience with first-hand views of the Mayan mountains, orchards, colorful homes, schools, and market-places.

Xunantunich is located in the Cayo District across from Benque Viejo Road near the village of San Jose Succotz just a few miles from Belize’s western border with Guatemala. At the village of San Jose Succotz, we cross over the Mopan River using a hand-cranked ferry. From the other side of the river, it’s a mile uphill to the site, which can be accessed on foot or in a vehicle.

Xunantunich Mayan ruin, also known as the “Maiden of the Rock” is the second tallest Mayan ruin in Belize. The largest pyramid, El Castillo stands 130 feet high above the main plaza and offers an impressive panoramic view of the Cayo District, Guatemala, and the Mopan River. The site has been largely excavated and has a well-appointed educational museum.

Experience an authentic Belizean lunch in the immediate area of the ruins.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Gold Certified:
Yes
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For an exciting combination of Xunantunich and water sports, try our kayaking and Xunantunich tour! This adventure starts at the impressive site of Xunantunich, which means “maiden ... moreof the rock” in Maya. This site takes you back in the time of a once great and flourishing civilization. View stellae, ball-court, elite residential palaces, sacred altar for blood-letting rituals and ceremonial courtyard. Climb to the top of El Castillo which is 130 ft and enjoy a panoramic view of the picturesque landscape below. After learning about the magnificent Maya history, it's time for the adrenalin rush-gliding down the rapids of the Mopan River on your sit-on-top kayaks. The challenge is to stay on top of the kayak as you ride down while at the same time enjoying nature in this particular area.
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Gold Certified:
No

5. Tikal

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Tikal national park is located in Guatemala, 75 miles west from San Ignacio or 2 hrs 30mins drive. Tikal is the most magnificent of all Mayan archaeological sites. Tikal has its beginnings ... morearound 600 BC and in the late classic period the architecture excelled all world capitals, the population was of 100,000. The site is dominated by 5 enormous steep side limestone temples that rise over 200 ft from the forest floor; only 2 are allowed for climbing. 3000 structures have been identified and 20% has been excavated. The park has an area of 222 sq miles and has had no human settlement for the past 1000 yrs. It is home to 300 species of birds, 5 species of felines, 3 species of primates, deer, anteaters, and snakes making it a true tropical rainforest experience.
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Gold Certified:
No
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Day trip to Tikal from Belize Visit Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour the ruins of Tikal with a professional and informative guide Learn about the Mayans who built ... moreone of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian world Round-trip hotel transport by comfortable coach included

What You Can Expect to Explore Tikal on a day trip from Belize!

Visit one of the largest and most important Mayan sites in all of Central America. Your professional guide will pick you up at your San Ignacio hotel for the roughly 1.5-hour drive to Tikal National Park.

You will be assisted in all border crossing procedures to enter Guatemala safely and hassle-free. Be sure to bring your passport! After one hour we will do a stop in a souvenir shop where a part of our Tikal Go souvenirs you can see the best scale model of Tikal and a replica of the tomb found in temple 1 of the most important ruler of the city Jasaw Chan Kahuil.

Once inside the park, let your imagination run free as you explore highlights among more than 3,000 structures that archaeologists have excavated so far. Learn about the daily life and religious practices of the ancient Maya while wandering through the maze of the Central Acropolis, and envision the excitement of an elite sporting match in the ball courts. Tikal boasts an array of magnificent ceremonial temples. Climb the wooden steps of temple 2 and admire the astonishing view of the main square facing temple 1 Grand Jaguar Temple the simple of Guatemala, built to honor Jasaw Chan Kahuil more easily know as Lord Chocolate for the number of beans of cacao they found in the tomb. A set of twin pyramids with altars will greet you at complexes Q and R. Marvel at the Temple of the Masks, which was once adorned with intricate ceremonial mask carvings. Perhaps most impressive is the oft-photographed Temple IV, also known as the Double Head Serpent. The tallest structure in Tikal at 212 feet (64 meters), this pyramid rises majestically above the jungle canopy.

There is a lot to see in Tikal a place where flora and fauna live together in harmony where you can learn a lot of history and see the deep of the Guatemalan rain forest. Ran out of monkeys and raccoon, turkeys and more than 200 species of birds living in freedom. Forget for 4 hours about the civilization and understand why the Mayans live there…

Don´t miss Tikal while in Belize you will regret it
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
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Discover northern Guatemala’s most incredible Mayan ruins and enjoy the island of Flores in the Lake Petén Itza. Uncover the mysteries of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal, perhaps ... morethe most elaborate of the ancient Mayan cities, on day 1 before continuing on a relaxing day in the Petén Itza lake with a tour knowing the legends of the Itzaes the las tribu to be conquered by Spanish.

Your exploration of Tikal and Flores includes transportation from your hotel in San Ignacio, tour to Tikal, overnight accommodation, a guide, lunch in Tikal and breakfast on the second day.

Learn about the mysteries of the Maya people as you admire their innovative engineering and majestic temples and enjoy the colourfull city of Flores and the amazing waters of the Peten Itza lake.

Covering more than 341 square miles (550 sq km) the grounds of Tikal are home to several thousand individual structures. Start your exploration from the city’s Central Acropolis, home to a labyrinth of courtyards, temples and small interior rooms, before proceeding to Complex Q and R, site of the twin pyramids and a beautiful religious altar area out front. Then continue on to Temple I, also known as the Temple of the Grand Jaguar, which was built to honor Mayan King Moon Double Comb. This 144-foot (44m) high temple contains an enclosure of several small rooms leading to the steep stairs that climb to the temple’s peak. You’ll also check out the nearby Temple II, known to experts as the Temple of the Masks to head up to Temple IV and its astonishing rainforest view and finish the Tikal tour with lunch at the site. After you will be driven to the city of Flores where your accommodation is and where you will enjoy the nightlife of the place. Start your second day with included breakfast at your hotel, we give you the option to have a tour on the lake of Peten Itza (not included) before leaving for the sunset tour in Yaxha…

Spend the day wandering through the fascinating ruins of this sprawling ceremonial complex on the shores of Lake Yaxha, occupying a total area of 92 square miles (237 square kilometers). During your exploration, you’ll check out the Big Astronomical Complex, Avenue of the Pilgrims and Twin Pyramid Complex, plus much more.

Your Yaxha visit also covers entrance fees, a guide, lunch and round-trip transport from a central meeting point.

Highlights

Explore the Mayan archaeological site of Yaxha Visit the wealth of ancient structures like the Big Astronomical Complex situated on a 92 square mile (237 square kilometer) site Discover the different epochs of Mayan culture and buildings, including its early classic period from AD 250 – 600 Learn about Mayan ceremonial practices and building techniques What You Can Expect Yaxha View The city was located on a ridge overlooking Lake Yaxha. The name of the city derives from the Mayan for “blue-green water”. It is a notable survival of a Classic period place-name into the modern day.

The Yaxha kingdom is estimated to have covered an area of 237 square kilometers (92 sq mi) and to have had a peak population of 42,000 in the Late Classic period. The Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo circle is considered the “best-kept secret of the Maya World”, it covers a total area of 37.160ha and is part of the Reserve Maya Biosphere. To the west is the Tikal National Park, and north is the Biological Corridor Tikal-Mirador-Rio Azul. Arrival at the Interpretation Centre Yaxhá. The tour includes the visit of Astronomical Minor Complex, Avenue of the Pilgrims, Square Columns, Patio IV of the South Acropolis, Big Astronomical Complex, Residential Group, Watery Avenue, group Maler, North Acropolis, Plaza of The Birds, The Causeway, Twin Pyramid Complex and the Temple of the Red Hand (structure 216).
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
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4. ATM Cave

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In this episode, ATM specialist Mr. Elias Cambranes from Katun Ahau Tours takes us on an amazing mind-blowing virtual tour of the ATM Cave in Western Belize. The ATM Cave is one of ... morethe experiences in Belize that you must have on your bucket list. The ATM cave is one of Belize's most stunning attractions and a visit will most certainly change your life. Until you visit in person, join us on this virtual tour with Elias and mark your calendars for your next trip to Belize and the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave.
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Elias Cambranes
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Travel to one of the most popular Mayan ceremonial caves in the Maya world. Discovered in 1986 in western Belize, mapped and studied by an archaeologist from 1993. The cave has a full ... morelength of 5 km but the ceremonial area used by the Mayan priest & shamans is 1 km from the entrance. Fourteen human remains have been found inside and 1100 ceramic objects. All bones and most ceramics have been completely covered by calcite from the dripping water which has left them with a sparkling appearance especially the full extended skeleton called the ‘Crystal Maiden’. Drive 1 hour from San Ignacio then hike is 35 mins on a jungle trail. Swim once across a river then walk across shallows twice. Inside the dry zone where the artifacts and bones are located all persons need to remove all shoes and walk in socks to reduce damage. To see the Crystal Maiden you need to ascend a 13 ft ladder to reach the area known as the sepulcher. Time spent inside the cave is 2 ½ to 3 hrs. Get an in-depth look at Belize’s Mayan culture.
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Gold Certified:
Yes
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ATM CAVE TOUR Taking a journey into the Mayan underworld at Actun Tunichil Muknal, or the “Cave of the Stone Sepulchre”, will be one of the most enlightening, epic, and unique experiences ... moreof your life. Leave the world of the living behind as you venture into the heart of the ATM Cave with your licensed guide. Recently deemed the #1 Sacred Cave destination in the world by National Geographic, the ATM cave is not only beautiful geologically, with its crystalline stalactites and stalagmites, but also historically, as is a natural museum of ancient Mayan artifacts, as well as a sacred burial place. This is the final resting place of the “Crystal Maiden”, an ancient Mayan ceremonial victim, as well as the remains of 13 other sacrificed men, women, and children. MayaWalk guides have led government officials, National Geographic teams, the Discovery Channel, The British High Commission, and US Embassy officials into the ATM Cave. 

This sacrificial site is accessed by approximately an hour drive from our office in San Ignacio. Here we enter the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve and park our vehicles at the ranger post. From this point on we are on foot, hiking through the jungle for approximately 45 minutes to the entrance of the cave. The hike includes three stream crossings. To access the cave, we swim across a small spring-fed pool with the assistance of a rope and wade into knee-high water into the dark underworld of the cave that allows us access to the extensive underground maze of tunnels, passageways and chambers, climaxing in the ceremonial chamber housing stoneware, ceramics and the famed crystallized skeleton of the “Crystal Maiden”. We spend approximately 3 hours in the cave under the instruction of our experienced guides.

Leave your cameras behind and experience the power of ancient spirits with your mind, body, and soul. This is not only a physical adventure but a journey into the spiritual realm. We enter back into the jungle world and hike to our vehicles, where we relax and enjoy a homemade picnic lunch, with water and soft drinks, before driving back to San Ignacio.
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Gold Certified:
Yes
Provider:
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The ATM Cave is a "must do" tour experience- and it's easily accessible!! The tour starts with a 45 min hike through the jungle in the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve. It is a great ... moreway to soak in the majesty of the surrounding jungle. You will cross three rivers as you wind your way through the jungle to the mouth of the cave. Tour duration is approximately 3 hours. Bring along a change of clothes as you will be completely wet by the time the tour is over. Understanding why this cave was of such sacred importance to the Mayas requires an understanding of their spirituality. In the Maya religion, the gods of agriculture, rain, and fertility were believed to reside in the underworld. It would only seem natural that the ATM Cave, with its seemingly endless pits, would be seen as a potential gateway to the underworld. By making human sacrifices within the cave, they could appeal to these important gods practically at their front door.

Guests should dress as if preparing for a hike, bringing comfortable clothes and sturdy closed-toe shoes. Also, socks are mandatory for walking inside the cave. Bring along a towel and change of clothes (required) for a dry trip on your return transfer. Bear in mind that no cameras are allowed within the cave. The prohibition of cameras prevents damage to remaining skeletons and artifacts and preserves ATM for future generations.
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Gold Certified:
Yes
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3. Bioluminescence Experience

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Top Hopkins Area Tour *seasonal tour* (Mid December to May) Head out on the 5-minute boat ride to Anderson Lagoon on the Sittee River. The night sky is UNBELIEVABLE. ... more

Thick with stars all the way down to the tree line. Using high powered flashlights to spot the eyeshine of crocodiles, kinkajou, coatimundi, raccoons, birds, resting iguanas, and much more!

Go through the tiny cut to the lagoon and you are surrounded by the giant mangroves and then shoot out into the lagoon which boasts bioluminescent plankton that lights up with any disturbance in the water.

It’s pitch black, the guide’s flashlight beam cutting across the lagoon is the only light and then he turns it off, the boat picks up speed and the wake glows to blue light. As the boat picks up more speed, the tiny algae, which settle in the lagoon during the dry season, get agitated and glow. It’s absolutely unbelievable.

Our guide will stop the boat and you just stare into the water. Schools of fish or any marine life swimming through the lagoon create a phosphorescent trail which can look like a glowing cloud in the water. Hundreds of jellyfish pulsating in the water. They feed on the algae – it’s all along their edges and inside them.

Just moving your hand around in the water is miraculous. You leave aqua blue glowing blue bubbles.

A swim in these waters is almost irresistible so we recommend you wear your swimwear and bring along a towel.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Gold Certified:
Yes
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Set out after dark to explore the beautiful and peaceful Sittee River under a sky full of stars. Belize has many nocturnal creatures that come out after dark to the riverside to eat ... moreand drink from the river. Use high powered flashlights to spot the eyeshine of crocodiles, kinkajou, coatimundi, raccoons, birds, resting iguanas, and much more!

The second half of this tour involves cruising through a hand cut path from the river into the mangroves where you can spot resting bats on the sides of the trees and then out into the Anderson's Lagoon which boasts bioluminescent plankton that lights up with any disturbance in the water. It is magical to see fish darting away from predators and the boat as you cruise along. The water also glows behind the boat as the prop wash activates the chemical reaction which causes the plankton to light up. This is so interesting and intriguing to visitors that a swim in these waters is almost irresistable so wear your swim wear and bring along a towel. Also you may want to wear long pants and sleeves or bring a can of insect repellent for before and after the tour as there may be biting insects at the dock.

This tour is seasonal and affected by rainfall and the moonlight so we only schedule during optimal viewing times. We want to offer the highest quality experience at great value.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Gold Certified:
Yes
Seeing is Belizing - Freshwater Creek lagoon Bioluminescence, Food & Music Tour Be dazzled by stars as you sit back and enjoy a front row seat to the shimmer of the night on the ... moreFreshwater Creek Lagoon. Tour departs from Palmento Grove Docking station at 6:30 PM and returns at about 9:00 PM. Accompanied by the pulsation beat of Live Garifuna Musical Performance we cruise the Lagoon looking to spot Crocodiles while heading to our magical location where you will be the witness to a magnificent mystical view of water glowing in the night with every droplet sparkling like stars. Cultural 3 course Cuisine is served for Dinner with local appetizer, dessert, and alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages while being entertained by live drumming.
Departs From:
Hopkins

2. Cave Tubing & Ziplining

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Xunantunich was the first excavated Mayan site in Belize that was opened for the public. Though it is smaller compared to the other Mayan sites, it consists of one of the tallest structures. ... moreThe huge statue of the Sun God, El Castillo, and the 130-foot tall pyramid are a couple of structures that attract visitors. Xunantunich means “Stone Woman” or “Maiden of the rock” in the Yucatec dialect. These names are derived from the image of a woman depicted in one of the paintings.

Cave Tubing: Take a refreshing ride on inner tubes down the Caves Branch River and through a series of Ancient Mayan Caves for an incredible experience. This tour is perfect for families with older kids, especially as an escape from the Belizean heat.
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Gold Certified:
Yes
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Belize Cave Tubing and Zipline at Jaguar Paw Jaguar Paw is a beautiful, pristine natural area located near Belmopan in central Belize. Located less than an hour’s drive from ... moreBelize City, the Jaguar Paw area contains a section of the rainforest as well as a deep cave with an underground creek running through it.

Belize Cave Tubing Tour

Cave tubing is a uniquely Belizean activity that refers to floating through underground cave systems on inflatable inner tubes. This tour includes an experienced, professional. Headlamps, life vests, and the inner tubes will be provided.

Boarding the inner tubes, participants will be guided by the tranquil currents into the Jaguar Paw Cave. Once inside, the light from the headlamps will reveal a lost world of sparkling stalactites and stalagmites. Floating through this subterranean world is a great way to relax as well as enjoy the beauty and wonder of the complex cave formations.

Belize Zipline Tour

After spending a few hours marveling at the majesty of the Jaguar Paw Cave, participants will then enjoy a thrilling adventure, sailing through the rainforest on a series of zip lines.

Zip lines are sturdy metal cables that run for hundreds of feet through the jungle canopy. Participants climb to platforms mounted high up in the trees and then attached to secure harnesses that are attached to the cables or zip lines. Participants then launch themselves into the air, sailing at high speed through the rainforest, giving them a bird’s eye view of the plants and animals that call the canopy home.

In order to fully enjoy this combination of cave tubing and zip line tour, participants are encouraged to bring their cameras, a change of clothes, a swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses, and sturdy hiking shoes. Children can participate in this tour as long as they are at least four feet (1 meter 20 cm) tall.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Gold Certified:
No
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An exciting, refreshing invite to sit back and relax as you float into mysterious limestone archways beckoning you into centuries-old caves. Our adventure begins with a hike through ... morethe jungle trail; then jump on your tube and feel the excitement as you feel the rush of cool water as you meander down small rapids taking you through a series of remarkable limestone caves. On this journey, you will also be viewing sparkling cave formations and learn about cave geology and the rich Mayan history. To make it a truly fun experience you can also jump into a refreshing, crystalized blue waters formed in-between cave entrances.
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Gold Certified:
No
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1. Snorkeling & Swimming with Sharks

No visit to Belize is complete without a visit to the world's largest living coral reef. Swim with sharks at Shark Ray Alley at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve near Ambergris Caye. Belize has some of the best snorkeling spots in the world.
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Tuff E Nuff offers the best snorkeling experience at Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley. Come and explore the beauty of Belize's healthy barrier reef ecosystem (no touching), which is also ... morethe world's second largest living barrier reef! At Hol Chan Marine Reserve, there is excellent coral formation with a variety of friendly sea creature including, of course, nurse sharks and stingrays.
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Gold Certified:
Yes
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This is a fully guided tour. Your guide will guide you through the marine park, showing you many cool corals and a wide variety of marine life like different fish, eagle rays, sting ... morerays, turtles, moray eel, etc.
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve is located off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye. Mayan for '' little channel''. Hol Chan Marine Reserve is undoubtfully one of the most popular dive sites ... morein the Caribbean, and indeed in Belize. The entire reserve focuses on a cut through the reef ( called a Quebrada ) which is little more than 25 yards wide and 30 feet deep about 04 miles southeast of San Pedro. Hole Chan has burgeoned into a unique refuge, with vigorous coral formations and richness of marine life. Realizing the importance of the coral reef community off Ambergris Caye, Belize, the Government of Belize established the Hole chan Marine Reserve on May 02. 1987. Shark Ray Alley was officially declared Zone ''D'' of the Hole Chan Marine Reserve on August 31st,1999.

We will then head to the neighboring Shark Ray Alley, where you will snorkel or dive and be able to get up close and personal with ecstatic Nurse Sharks and Southern Stingray. When you arrive, you will see surface often bolling with rolling sharks and stingray as they compete for the scraps. these creatures have a great tolerance for divers and snorkelers. The rays, which have a 'wing-span' of two to four feet, swim directly towards the divers, mouths often turned up hoping for a handheld tad bit to be placed near their mouths. The docile Nurse sharks average four feet in length and can be a bit more aggressive than the stingrays.H ere you will feel the excitement and novelty of swimming with a large number of sharks and stingrays.
Departs From:
Belize City
Gold Certified:
No
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New Belize Travel Procedures

Belize is open for travel! Yes, we’re back and we can’t wait to welcome you back to our shores. On October 1st, 2020, the Belize International airport finally reopened for leisure ... moretravel. Belize had closed its airport and borders on March 23rd. In this episode, Mrs. Misty Michael from the Belize Tourism Board joins us to talk about Airport protocols and other travel updates from Belize.
Guest Name:
Misty Michael
[Continued discussion from Episode 28] Belize is open for travel! The Belize International Airport reopened for inbound tourism on October 1st, 2020. In this episode, we continue our ... moreconversation with Misty Michael from the Belize Tourism Board to discuss the Belize Gold Standard program for Health and Safety, and why it is important to ensure safety for guests and residents alike.
Guest Name:
Misty Michael
Below are the instructions you will need when booked with an approved Gold Standard hotel in Belize. Belize's number one priority is to ensure enhanced health and safety measures to protect you and ensure that you'll enjoy your vacation.

The following are some guidelines to help prepare you for your trip and what you can expect when you arrive in Belize.

Before Your Visit:
  • Download the Belize Health App and complete the required information prior to boarding the flight to Belize. A QR code with a unique ID number will be returned to you, and will be used for contact tracing while in Belize.

  • We encourage you to take a Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of travel to Belize.  All passengers must undergo testing upon arrival, however bringing along a negative PCR test can shorten your processing time.
 
On Arrival in Belize:
  • You will disembark the plane and proceed to health screening.

  • If you brought along your negative COVID-19 PCR test you will proceed to the 'fast track' lane for Immigration & Customs processing.

  • Persons who do not bring the results of a PCR test will be tested by health officials before they will be allowed to enter the terminal building.  Test results take approximately 15 minutes to be received.  Testing is at your expense and costs US$50.00. 

  • If your results are negative you will continue with the entry process.  Visitors who test positive, will be placed in a Government approved hotel for a minimum 14-day quarantine at the passenger's expense.  
 
During your Stay in Belize:
  • While in country facemasks are mandatory in all public spaces, and you are expected to practice social distancing and proper hand hygiene to protect yourself and others you come in contact with.

  • Many approved Gold Standard hotels will offer full service amenities (restaurant, bar, pool &/or beach access, and onsite activities), and will also be working to provide a taste of local culture, food and entertainment on property, so that you can experience the destination and "live like a local".

  • Tours must be arranged through Gold Standard Tour Operators. You can browse here on Belizing.com for a list of possible tours and activities in Belize. You may contact the providers directly from their tour listing to inquire about availability. Keep in mind that only Gold approved tour companies may be available when you visit. 
 
For further information on the new destination protocols and frequently asked questions, please visit our travel resource page.