Get To Know Belize Adventures

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Get to know Belize adventure tours is a locally owned and operated tour company in Hopkins Village, Belize. We provide visitors to Belize with the most personalized vacation travel experiences possible. We offer first-hand experiences, friendly staff and a whole lot of fun! All guides are licensed and certified, with at least five years’ experience in tour guiding our experienced guides bring to life the most memorable experiences of all aspects of our beloved country.

We are a licensed tour operator in Belize and offer a broad choice of tours and activities – cave tubing, zip lining, wildlife experiences, birding, archaeological adventures, and all sorts of hiking, horseback riding, marine tours, and shuttle service. We have a reliable and comfortable 14 seater air-conditioned van accommodating small groups or private tours.

All tours can be customized to suit the needs of the guest and all tours are fully guided from the point of departure until your return. Belize is full of adventures in nature and history. We invite you to let us be your guide to discovering how amazing Belize really is.
 
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  • Must sanitize hands prior to entering tour van or boat
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Grand Slam Fishing Package - Price is for 1-2 persons If you’re looking for your next big fishing story, dinner, or the Grand Slam of fishing, you’ll find it here in Belize, ... moreWe are the perfect base for your Belize fishing vacation!
Belize’s southern barrier reef is crystal clear and one of the best destination for flats fishing. The shallow waters are home to lots of flats perfect for playing catch and release with the elusive permit, bonefish, and tarpon.

Our friendly and knowledgeable guides will transport you to calm turquoise water about 35 minutes away around South Water Caye and it features a large seagrass lagoon, teeming with coral shoals and pristine flats. Whether you are an avid, intermediate, or novice fisherman, our local guide is ready to take you on the trip of a lifetime where they can be as hands-on or as relaxed as you need.

Huge schools of bonefish spread out over the lagoon. Tailing these large bonefish schools will provide hours of fly rod action at your own pace.

When the tide is just right, your guide will take you to cast on neighboring mangrove flats, home to permit up to ten pounds in size. Try your hand at snook and tarpon. Tarpon often reaches 75 pounds in the inner channel of southern Belize.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Gold Certified:
Yes
The Farm In this tour, you will take a one hour hike at our farm. While you are there you will see where cacao trees flourish, and you will get your mind blown away with genuine facts ... moreabout cacao. You will get to see varieties, more than just cacao trees. In a diverse jungle, plants, and animals, we will show you our medicinal plants and our vegetable garden. We then complete the tour by making your own fresh sugar Cane juice... Yum!

For this tour you will need:

Insect repellant · Sunscreen · Hiking boots · Outdoor clothing such as; long pants, long sleeve shirt and/or a hat. · Water bottle (we will provide refills) · Camera and Binoculars for unexpected Birds or Monkey Surprises!

The Chocolate Making Session

Back to the chocolate facility, here you will be greeted by the exotic aroma of chocolate heaven. As you make your way to chocolate heaven, where a table awaits you, to indulge in a hot cup of hot chocolate, sample some of our naturally flavored chocolate and make your own chocolate using our stone tools.

The Chocolate Lunch

Immediately after making your chocolate we take a look at our processing facility and our gift shop. After which lunch is served by the one and only Chocolate Queen, “Abelina Cho”. For an unforgettable, Maya cuisine. Like everyone says” sauce is boss”, if you have heard of the chocolate Queen then you’ve heard of the CHOCOLATE CHICKEN! Yes, that’s right IXCACAO is the home of the original chocolate chicken made with our very own dark chocolate. This lunch will give you the energy of a lifetime.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Gold Certified:
Yes
Get to Know Belize Adventure Tours is a locally owned and operated tour company in Belize. We provide visitors to Belize with the most personalized vacation travel experiences possible.
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Depart (from):
San Ignacio, Dangriga
Arrive (to):
San Ignacio, Dangriga
Gold Certified:
Yes
Get to Know Belize Adventure Tours is a locally owned and operated tour company in Belize. We provide visitors to Belize with the most personalized vacation travel experiences possible.
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Depart (from):
San Ignacio, Hopkins
Arrive (to):
San Ignacio, Hopkins
Gold Certified:
Yes
Get to Know Belize Adventure Tours is a locally owned and operated tour company in Belize. We provide visitors to Belize with the most personalized vacation travel experiences possible.
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Depart (from):
San Ignacio, Placencia
Arrive (to):
San Ignacio, Placencia
Gold Certified:
Yes
Get to Know Belize Adventure Tours is a locally owned and operated tour company in Belize. We provide visitors to Belize with the most personalized vacation travel experiences possible.
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Depart (from):
International Airport, San Ignacio
Arrive (to):
International Airport, San Ignacio, Belize City
Gold Certified:
No
Get to Know Belize Adventure Tours is a locally owned and operated tour company in Belize. We provide visitors to Belize with the most personalized vacation travel experiences possible.
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Depart (from):
Placencia, Dangriga
Arrive (to):
Placencia, Dangriga
Gold Certified:
Yes
Get to Know Belize Adventure Tours is a locally owned and operated tour company in Belize. We provide visitors to Belize with the most personalized vacation travel experiences possible.
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Depart (from):
Placencia
Arrive (to):
Placencia, Bocawina Park
Gold Certified:
Yes
Get to Know Belize Adventure Tours is a locally owned and operated tour company in Belize. We provide visitors to Belize with the most personalized vacation travel experiences possible.
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Depart (from):
Placencia, Hopkins
Arrive (to):
Placencia, Hopkins
Gold Certified:
Yes
Get to Know Belize Adventure Tours is a locally owned and operated tour company in Belize. We provide visitors to Belize with the most personalized vacation travel experiences possible.
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Depart (from):
Placencia, Western Border
Arrive (to):
Placencia, Western Border
Gold Certified:
Yes
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On my bucket list!
Getting there was a little difficult on a long bumpy clay road and we got lost going to the marina rather than the appropriate location but that was our fault. Might be a good idea to use their option of picking you up in Hopkins. Me Clifford was very nice and very knowledgeable about the wildlife and trees. Saw iguanas and crocodiles and he even grabbed a baby one for us to photo/video. Once out ... more in the lagoon we got to run our hands through the amazing sparkling water and saw a ton of fish, a sting ray and jelly fish glow under the water. It was just after the full moon so we did have some moonlight but we were still able to see. We opted not to jump in the water but the boat next to us did. Great tour overall and I’d recommend. Kids would also love it as it was like something out of Fantasia.
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Great new experience in Hopkins
This was a great experience to have in Hopkins. We traveled along the river bank spotting birds, animals and crocodiles. When the guide spotted a croc with his flashlight, we'd see the eyes of the croc light up! The guide even managed to grab a baby croc and some of the guest got to take a photo with it. As for seeing the bioluminescence, it was a neat experience that I had to see to believe. We went ... more on a dark night so it was very visible. It also hadn't rain, which is apparently a good thing for the tour. For the full experience, I suggest jumping into the water and swimming around. My only feedback to make this tour better would be if it was 30 mins shorter, which you can mention to your guide. The tour lasted 2 hours and after 1.5 hours there wasn't anything really new or unique to experience.
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This experience was amazing, complemented by superb guides.
I can't say enough good things about this tour. Medz and his jr guide showed us how to catch bait and hit up the best fishing and snorkel spots. The fishing was excellent but what surprised me was the snorkeling. I've been to top snorkeling spots such as hol chan and shark ray alley, and the patch reefs we visited were healthier and more vibrant! Another top highlight of the trip was taking a lunch ... more break at a small caye to bbq our catch and make fresh ceviche! I would totally do this trip again!
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Bioluminescence tour
Great guide and loved seeing all the animals. We learned from our guide that it is best to see the dinoflagellates when there is no moon out and it is super super dark. We happened to go when there was a half moon so it was hard to see but he did his best by taking us under the mangroves so we could see them better. And it was definitely neat! But I recommend checking the calendar of the moon before ... more booking to get the best experience
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2 adventures: cave tubing & full day fishing/snorkeling
We are an extended family of 12 people ranging in age from 9 to 70. Our Christmas present to each other this year was to spend Christmas week in Hopkins, Belize. While there, we arranged 2 adventures with a company located in Hopkins called Get To Know Belize Adventures. I started researching things to do in the Hopkins area about 5 months prior to our arrival and booked 2 adventures about 4 months ... more prior to our arrival. Josie at Get To Know Belize Adventures was so prompt answering all my questions and making sure our adventure was just what we wanted. She is a super gal to work with! Our first adventure was cave tubing at St. Herman’s cave. Our driver, Joe, picked us promptly at 8:00 am and drove us to the cave (about an hour and a half from Hopkins). Two tour guides met us and got us outfitted with helmets, life vests, and inner tubes. After a short walk to the cave, we were given a geological and Maya history overview of the cave. We then spent about 2 hours drifting on the water running through the cave. Great fun! On the way back to Hopkins, Joe agreed to stop at a “Blue Hole” swimming spot. We arrived back in Hopkins about 2:00 pm. Our second adventure was a day of fishing and snorkeling. We had 3 guides, Steven, Jeremy, and Jeremiah. We were picked up at 8:00 am on one of the docks, motored out to a mangrove island and spent about 45 minutes netting sardines for bait. We then went to deeper water to troll for barracuda. We had 3 pr 4 strikes but the first fisherman was a bit inexperienced and could not land the fish. An older boy took over and brought in a barracuda - not large but a keeper. After about 45 minutes we went to a reef to do bottom fishing. Some used rods and reels, some used hand lines. 7 or 8 people were fishing at once and had great success catching red tail and yellow tail snapper and porgi. Our morning of fishing ended with 23 fish in the live well. We then went to Bread and Butter Island for a box lunch, toilet facilities, and some relaxing. After lunch, all 12 of us snorkeled for several hours over a coral reef. What an awesome day. Back at dock, we kept 7 fish for our evening meal. Our guides cleaned them for us and the meal we cooked was awesome! I give 2 thumbs up and 5 stars to Get To Know Belize Adventures for the wonderful way we were treated and the truly fun time we all had.
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Great experience!
It was a great tour, seeing some baby crocodiles and iguanas on the way to the lagoon. The bioluminescence was amazing, our boys of 10 and 12 loved it as well! Josie was great, we missed our appointment due to a flat tire (we took the Coastal Highway, apparently a very bad road), she arranged that we could take the tour the next day. Thank you Josie!
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St. Herman's Blue Hole
We paid $600 for a ride from Hopkins to St. Herman's and the cave tour. The ride was great (nice comfortable van), we had a good driver (Curt), and cold water and cookies were provided after we went tubing. But, we already had a rental car though so, in our case, we probably should have found a way to meet a tour guide at St. Herman's to save money. The tour involved a short and easy hike, and a tube ... more paddle somewhat upstream followed by a slow float back downstream, all within the cave system. There is no open air tubing on this tour. The tour guide at St. Herman's was very kind but the gear was pretty old and very smelly. The Blue Hole was a nice spot for a chilly swim.
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Hopkins bioluminescent river tour
So great!
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Don't be late!!!
This was my first time fishing at sea and had a wonderful time with my group. I was hoping for bigger fish at the end of my hook, but luck was not on my side that day. Other than that, the trip was worth every second of it, and having the honor to prepare your own catch is something special. Make sure to get on this tour early in the morning for bigger fish!
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Fantastisch
It was a wonderful experience. The guides were also very, very good. Praise and recognition. THANK YOU
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50 Shades of BLUE
Josephine was great enough to accomdate our group of 7 since we were travelling to Hopkins from San Ignacio. This tour was a lot of FUN! We started off by fishing (the catch is your lunch). 3 of us got to snorkel while the rest of the group spent the time fishing. We ending our tour by enojying fresh ceviche and more on a little caye. You will get to experience the best of Southern Belize with this ... more tour!
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One of the best days in Belize. And all the days were hard to beat.
I don't know if anything I say can do the tour to Xunatunich from Hiokins Bay Resort via Get to know Belize aka Belizing! First of Josie was great to communicate with, she's prompt to answer and gives any updates, and post trip followup. We were picked up around 9 in the morning by Gabriel, I really can't say enough good things about this man. From the time he picked us up by the end of the day, I ... more felt like I had met a long lost family member. The trip which was a little over two hours each way, flew by. The scenery was beautiful and Gabriel told us facts about all the areas along the way, backstories of areas, things that he has seen here since the time he was a child, and much more about the history of just about everything. He showed us how to coax a tarantula out of a hole. Pointed out spider monkeys, parrots, picked out an amazing place to eat lunch, and the tour went at our speed. If we wanted to see something he waited and even showed us more. At Xunatunich he knew about everything about the Mayan civilization, and was current on what the universities were doing with new archeological excavations at Xunatunich and other Myan sites, not only about in Belize, but also in Guatemala across the border. The tour was supposed to be about 5-6 hours, but due to our curiosity Gabriel was out with us for about 9 hours, but at the end of the excursion it had flown bye, and I was saddened to say good bye to my new found brother on earth. If you read this and happen to see Gabriel please let him know that Mike says hi and that I hope his he, his family, and his people are doing well, with much love from Nebraska.
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Sunny day
Friendly, accomodating, all around great guys that took us out. Couldnt have been nicer, we saw 3 giant turtles, 6 sting rays, 100s of kinds of fishes. Ate amazibg food and had a great time. If your looking for a snorkeling trip pick these guys. They rocked.
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Xunantunich Tour
We had Gabriel (Gabby) as a guide. He was awesome. Super knowledgable and pointed out very interesting things during the drive to and from Xunantunich. Gabby also made the tour of Xunantunich awesome with all of his knowledge. He made sure we were comfortable, and it was awesome to share lunch with him.
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Xunantunich Tour
We enjoyed spending time with our local host who was kind, patient and spoke of the culture of Belize, his own people, and the ruins. Everything was timely and enjoyable.
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Must see!
The bioluminescence was amazing. My grandkids were so excited to see it and stir up the water with sticks. Great trip for any age!
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Glowing Water!!
I always thought the videos I saw online about the Bioluminescence experience were enhanced and made the water glow more than it should, but I was wrong! This biological phenomena is unbelievable and worth experiencing!
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Breathtaking experience!
We went on this tour with Mr. Clifford and the night was just perfect! The skies were clear, so many stars were out and the lagoon was magical!
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A great option to explore southern Belize with!
We went on two tours with Get To Know Belize Adventures (Monkey River Tour and Nocturnal bioluminescence River Tour) and they were great! Read about my experience in my blog: https://belizing.com/Monkey-River-and-Manatee-Watch-Tour-Belize/
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A Lahey
Our trip was really lovely. Our guide took us down the river as the sun was setting. We looked for wildlife along the river. The lagoon was magnificent...truly amazing!
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Great Birding Tour
Guide was on time and had water and snacks. We started birding the minute we hit the road and amassed a sizable number of Belizean species. Gabriel, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable about identification and offered tidbits of life history about birds we were seeing. We, of course, wanted to see a toucan and he guaranteed we would and we did. Overall a great trip and a good way to get a good ... more look at many birds if you only have a sort time.
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Awesome
We really enjoyed our river tubing experience! It was fun, really enjoyable and easy! I reccomend for anyone looking for something easy and fun!
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Highly recommend for all your tour needs in Belize
We scheduled the Cook Your Catch and River Tubing tours with Josie, as well as transport back to the airport from Hopkins. Communication throughout was great. Our first attempt at the Cook your Catch fishing and snorkeling trip got rained out, but Josie was very accommodating in helping us reschedule with better weather. Worth every penny, we had a fantastic day on the water with our Captain Lennox ... more and first mate Jeffrey. We caught so many fish, and they prepared and cooked them for us on a small private island. It was delicious. The whole day was magical! I highly recommend this excursion and this company! Greg drove us to the airport and River Tubing, he is an excellent driving and a pleasure to talk with during the drives. Top notch company top to bottom!
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River Tubing
We had a great time on the river tubing adventure tour. We thought it would just be a lazy ride down the river in an inner tube, but it was so much more. You go through several sets of small rapids helped by the expert guides. Any tubing that requires a helmet ups the fun level x10. Highly recommend!
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Loved this Excursion!
My family of six truly enjoyed this trip to Xunantunich. Julian, our driver, was so friendly and knowledgeable. The scenery is beautiful. Our Mayan guide was easy going and fun - knowledgeable on the ruins and philosophical about life. Our lunch in San Ignacio was delicious. Belizing is great. I would highly recommend them for all tours and activities.
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Highly Recommend Cook Your Catch
My family of 6 loved this excursion. Milton and "Big Grouper" were excellent guides. Josie was super to work with and very responsive. Just the right balance of fishing, snorkeling and eating some great, fresh snapper. Milton was right there with us snorkeling, pointing out sting ray and nurse shark. A great day. I would use Belizing for all your Belizean excursions!
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Amazing!
We took this tour on Christmas Eve with our three children, ages 4/ 6/ 13. Everyone was captivated by the information presented and the areas explored. Wonderful adventure at a great price.
Review for Nocturnal Bioluminescence River Tour (SEASONAL) Mid Dec- May
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Full-day Snorkeling Trip
The 2 guys were great! Very friendly and helpful! Problems: The boat showed up late! We returned at 2:30 instead of 4:00. 8:30 to 2:30 is not a full day! No bathroom at the lunch stop.
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Great, friendly tour service, truly fascinating tour
I would absolutely use belizing.com again. Our driver was friendly and knowledgeable about the area, so the drive to the Maya site was interesting even though it was long. He answered all of our questions about local trees and industries and animals. Our tour guide in the Maya ruin itself was enthusiastic and smart and very encouraging - I was a little anxious to be up so high off the ground a couple ... more of times, but his comfort helped me feel more confident.
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Bioluminescence Tour
Josie was awesome and very accommodating and helpful getting us out there even after we got a bit lost getting there! Only downside was depending on where you sat in the boat we couldn’t hear everything Mr Cliff was saying, but he very clearly knows the river well. We saw lots of baby caymans and one almost grown one, lizards, birds, amazing river vegetation, beautiful night sky, and of course the ... more bioluminescence was really amazing, especially the few times we saw the river life zipping through the water making glowing patterns in the water-drag your hand through and it sparkles! Very cool! Forgot to put on bug spray-so don’t forget that and we could have probably taken a drink on the boat while out! Take a good camera that takes night time shots-it’s a very different experience than daytime boat tours!
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GOING TO BELIZE
I'm Interesting in Belize
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Spectacular Night Tour
Our trip started wt a ride on the lazy Sittee River. along the route the majestic Mahogany tree almost got lost amongst the luscious flora of Belize. For the first time we got to see the fruits: Roseapple and ‘Provision’ at the source.Mother Nature’s wild animals forgot our date except for the baby crocs we found wt flashlight at the rivers edge. Nevertheless, at Anderson Lagoon my two teens and 20 ... more yr old were rewarded with a fascinating bioluminescence show. It was an unforgettable 3 hour evening experience that the high schoolers can relate to and I will readily recommend.
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