MayaWalk Tours

Account Type
Tour Operator
Tagline
The Adventure People
Languages
Languages spoken by staff
Creole, English, Spanish
Service Types
Tours | Activities, Shuttles
Tour Operator License
TO 092-028
About Provider
YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE!
Belize Adventure Tours

Mayawalk Tours is an eco-friendly, family owned, local tour operator based in San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize. We have been operating adventure tours since 1997, and we offer over a dozen adventure tours in Belize, with special emphasis on caving and canoeing tours. Our local guides are more than happy to share their knowledge about the archaeology and history of the sites that you will visit. Whether you are in the mood for a leisurely tour or a more rugged adventure, Mayawalk Tours can help you plan a special trip that you will remember for a lifetime.
 
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$
95
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
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INLAND BLUE HOLE BIRDWATCHING Belize is a birdwatcher’s paradise! As many as 587 birds have been recorded in Belize and, of these, approximately 20 percent are migrants from North ... moreAmerica. Every year new species are being documented. Eight new records were accepted in 2007, including the Crested Caracara, Canada Goose, and Spot-breasted Oriole. For those interested in exploring the diversity and beauty of the avifauna of the diverse habitats MayaWalk expert birdwatching guides will point out tiny iridescent hummingbirds, impressive raptors, and various migratory and endemic songbirds. One of the best places to go on a Belize birding tour is St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park, a beautiful protected area along the scenic Hummingbird Highway.

This small park covers 575 acres and has two natural features open for touring, St. Herman’s Cave: a beautiful crystalline cave in the limestone hills and the Blue Hole: a clear sinkhole filled with turquoise waters, perfect for a swim. A series of lovely hiking trails over various landscapes take visitors into the jungle where the foliage, tropical flowers, and rainforest canopy are the feeding and nesting grounds for hundreds of species of birds. For those interested in finding out more about the amazingly diverse avifauna of Belize we recommend purchasing Birds of Belize (University of Texas Press) by H. Lee Jones, illustrated by Dana Gardner-- a must-have for serious birders. Published in 2003, this is the first complete guide to the identification of all to the birds of Belize and it is beautifully illustrated and complete with habitat information. Our birding guides will be equipped with binoculars and a spotting scope to make the most of your birding experience. Enjoy the serene trails of the park and end the day with a lovely swim in the Blue Hole.
$
95
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
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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.
Tours | Activities | Shuttles
Shuttle Service from San Ignacio Town to Hopkins.
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Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Depart (from):
San Ignacio, Hopkins
Arrive (to):
San Ignacio, Hopkins
Shuttle Service from San Ignacio Town to Placencia.
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Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Depart (from):
San Ignacio, Placencia
Arrive (to):
San Ignacio, Placencia
Shuttle Service from San Ignacio Town to Belize City.
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Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Depart (from):
International Airport, Municipal Airport, San Ignacio, Belize City
Arrive (to):
International Airport, Municipal Airport, San Ignacio, Belize City
Shuttle service from San Ignacio to/from Mexico Border/Corozal.
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Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Depart (from):
San Ignacio, Northern Border
Arrive (to):
San Ignacio, Northern Border
Shuttle Service from San Ignacio Town to/from Guatemala Border/Benque Viejo.
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Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Depart (from):
San Ignacio, Western Border
Arrive (to):
San Ignacio, Western Border
CACAO FARM & CHOCOLATE MAKING TOUR Chocolate is not only said to be an aphrodisiac but also has many healthy properties in its purest organic form - the cacao bean. This bean was ... morevalued so much by the ancient Mayan people of the region that it was actually used as currency. Modern-day studies have shown the cacao bean to be nature’s most powerful antioxidant. Cacao is a shade-grown tree which traditionally grows in the tropical rainforest. Here we visit a traditional Mayan cacao farm and see chocolate making in its original form, using the raw cacao bean, with the Mayan family who owns and operates several cacao farms in the country.

Eladio Pop, the farm owner, has an amazing knowledge of the symbiotic relationship of creatures and plants and is regarded as a local legend for companion planting and organic farming. The Eladio Pop family has teamed up with Sparrows Gate Mission bringing traditional chocolate-making demonstrations to the Cayo District. This partnership seeks to protect and promote the Mayan way of life as shown in the full-length documentary, The Chocolate Farmer, featuring Mr. Eladio Pop. After your farm tour and chocolate- making a demonstration, indulge in real organic chocolate creations including the traditional Mayan chocolate drink, enjoyed by only the elite Mayans of the ancient times.
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Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
MAYA & MENNONITE CULTURAL VILLAGE TOUR Barton Creek Mennonites There are approximately 10,000 Mennonites living in Belize. Although originally of European descent and heritage, ... moremany Mennonite children and their parents have been born and raised in Belize, creating a unique blend of culture and spirituality. The Mennonites are much like the Amish, living a humble and religiously pious lifestyle. The Mennonites of Belize are peaceful, hardworking people and the more remote communities like Barton Creek retain a very traditional and simple way of life, relying on their knowledge and strength to farm and survive in the jungle with few modern amenities. Belizean Mennonites speak a dialect of German as well as the local languages or English, Kriol, and Spanish.

The communities are very conservative and the women wear bonnets and long dresses, while the men wear denim overalls and wide brim hats. The men may wear traditional suspenders and dark trousers. They use horse-drawn buggies for transportation and till their farm fields with horses. In the most remote communities, they still use horses to drive their sawmills.

The Mennonites of Barton Creek are very restrictive with their use of machinery and they produce many agricultural crops without any modern machinery. They are highly productive people and they produce honey, milk, eggs, poultry, beans, and other staple crops. Often confused with the Amish, the Mennonites are actually their own distinct religious group with strict Christian principals and their own language. They have many traditions and practices that date back hundreds of years, including arranged marriages. Come to explore this fascinating and reserved culture on a trip through the jungle and back in time to how things were before cell phones, cars, iPods, and even before electricity. San Antonio’s Womens Group Located on the road to the Mountain Pine Ridge, the village of San Antonio was named after St. Anthony of Padua when a Spanish Priest who visited regularly from the town of Benque Viejo del Carmen brought a statue of St. Anthony to the Village. The statue can be seen in the Catholic Church near the Village Square. Prior to the name change, San Antonio was known in the local Yucatec Maya dialect as “Osh Multun Kakab” which translates to “Three Mound Virgin Forest”. Today villagers simply refer to their village as “Tanah,” which is the Mayan term for “our home.”

This is a beautiful and productive community with various cultural activities throughout the year, especially in the months of June and December. June 13 marks St. Anthony Day and villagers celebrate for 13 days with traditional Mayan music, foods, such as tamales, and festivities. This is mainly an agricultural community and the local residents grow crops such as peanuts, corn, squash, and beans, much like their ancestors. There are currently three Women’s Groups in San Antonio. One group operates the community bakery, the other specializes in pottery, local jewelry, and embroidery, and the most recent group is making hammocks, embroidery, and clothing. Tour this lovely village and get a firsthand look at living Mayan culture. Local Mayan lunch included with your tour.
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Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
JUNGLE ZIPLINE Imagine flying through the rainforest canopy! You can combine your Belize cave tubing adventure with an exhilarating jungle zip line tour. The densest areas of biodiversity ... moreare found in the forest canopy, as it often supports a rich flora of epiphytes, including orchids, bromeliads, mosses, and lichens. These plants attach to trunks and branches and obtain water and minerals from rain and debris that collects on the supporting plants. Here you will find a rich diversity of insects and birds, some yet to be classified. The canopy is also home to spider monkeys and kinkajous.

You will be securely fastened to a harness that is attached to a cable. You push off from a platform up in a tree and zip along the cable to another platform. Here you get a birds’ eye view of the jungle. There are a series of 8 platforms and you will be zipping for about 30 minutes. You will enjoy every thrilling minute of your aerial jungle tour! 

Can be done on its own or in combination with the cave tubing.
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Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
THE BELIZE ZOO The Belize Zoo was founded in 1983 and is unique as far as its contributions to conservation efforts in Belize. The Belize Zoo was founded by Sharon Matola whose diligent ... moreefforts to protect and conserve the wildlife of Belize has been highlighted on shows such as Steve Corwin adventures and National Geographic. This is one of the few zoos in the world which works solely with rehabilitated or injured animals that call Belize their home. All the animals at the zoo are kept in their natural habitat and here you can come up close with monkeys, jaguars, tapirs, and rare and endangered birds such as the Scarlet Macaw. 

This zoo is very easily accessible and can be toured in a couple of hours as a stop on the way back to San Ignacio from cave tubing or a stop on the way to the International airport.
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Departs From:
Belize City
MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE Rio on Pools, Rio Frio Cave, and Big Rock Falls The Mountain Pine Ridge reserve is over 100,000 acres of protected forest. It is comprised mainly of Honduras pine ... moreforests, some wetlands, the Macal River valley and some subtropical forests. The area is mainly granite and limestone, and the area is home to numerous rivers, springs, waterfalls, and caves. This is truly a nature lover’s haven! There is a small forest ranger post and very little habitation, save for a couple of isolated Mayan communities and a small settlement of Mennonites. A former logging settlement at San Luis is now abandoned since the area has been protected since the 1940s. 

This stunning and unique natural habitat is home to numerous bird and mammal species and is a great place for birdwatching and enjoying the peace of the natural environment. The first feature of the reserve that we will explore is the Rio Frio Cave, the source of the Rio Frio river and the largest cave entrance in Belize. Our next stop is the Rio On Pools, a series of shimmering natural swimming holes and rock water-slides that allow for cooling relaxation and meditation.

Enjoy a water massage from cascading waterfalls that run over a wide river bed and smooth granite rocks. We take a homemade picnic lunch break at the pools, followed by a short drive to our next destination, the fabulous Big Rock Falls, 150-foot waterfall on Privassion Creek. Here, the cool spray of mist from the waterfall refreshes swimmers in the clear, deep pool below. This is a day of hiking, spelunking, and swimming with opportunities for wildlife watching not to be missed!
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Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
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Cayo
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