TIDE Tours

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Tour Operator
Gold Standard
Where every adventure supports communities and conservation
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Tours | Activities, Shuttles, Rentals/Charters
Tour Operator License
TO 07-003
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Belize Gold Standard Certified - Belizing.com

TIDE Tours is a subsidiary of the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE), a local NGO that manages three protected areas in southern Belize. All of our tour proceeds are donated to TIDE, thus supporting ecosystem conservation, and community development projects in the areas visited. Our range of nature, adventure, and cultural based tours take guests off-the-beaten-path for unique, immersive experiences. Through our Ridge to Reef Expeditions program, we also connect travelers to conservation experiences, such as our community reforestation experience. What better way to leave a lasting impact during your stay in Belize!
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Belize has a rich history, and now is a land teeming with natural and cultural diversity. From the ancient Maya civilizations that ruled the lands, to the colorful Garifuna, who originally ... morecame to the Caribbean as slaves from Western Africa. Today, these cultures live side by side, and their customs and traditions are still very much alive. Immerse yourself in their history and lives during this fascinating week of discovery in Southern Belize.
Southern Belize is the perfect destination to see untouched landscapes as far as the eye can see. This journey takes you from ridge to reef as you explore the pristine Toledo district, ... moreaway from the crowds and bustle of tourist hotspots. With a dedicated guide and premier service, this will be a vacation you never forget!
Explore Joe Taylor Creek, and kayak along the Punta Gorda coastline, with our convenient kayak rental service.
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Our two private vehicles are perfect for all your group transfer requirements throughout Belize, with capacities of up to 13 and 25 passengers. Both vehicles have comfortable seating ... moreand air conditioning.

Please note that the routes and prices listed are special groups offers - if you have a different transfer requirement than those listed, please get in touch with us via the messaging field and we can provide a custom quotation.
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If you want a feel-good tour - then this combination is the one for you! Start the day by traveling to the Maya village of San Pedro Columbia, where you will work with a small, volunteer-based, ... morecommunity group, who have been replanting trees along the Columbia River since Hurricane Iris caused devastation to the riverbanks in 2001. Meet group members, visit the tree nursery, and plants trees of your own to help the community's efforts.

Next, visit the village of Medina Bank, where you can relax with a river tubing tour in the jungle, during which your guide will point out the different native flora and fauna that you see. Proceeds from the tour in Medina Bank go to a community fund, which helps to support the village school and other community needs.
Departs From:
Punta Gorda
This early morning, half day tour takes you from ridge to reef within a short distance and time, soaking up the best that Toledo has to offer, and is perfect for the active adventurer ... moreand avid birder!

Starting at 6 am, this tour will take you hiking up Cerro Hill, just five minutes from Punta Gorda Town. As you journey up the trail, your guide will point out local flora and fauna that you pass, and of course, the many diverse birds found in this area. Upon reaching the summit, enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of Punta Gorda Town below and the Caribbean Sea stretching into the distance.

After your hike, stop for breakfast in a local café in PG, before enjoying a leisurely kayak on Joe Taylor Creek, a slow flowing creek surrounded by mangroves and wildlife. Your guide will share their knowledge of the ecosystem and local conservation efforts, as you paddle upstream into dense mangroves, or downstream into the ocean.
Departs From:
Punta Gorda
See spectacular wildlife and quaint coastal villages on this fun-filled tour. Traveling by boat from Punta Gorda, you will pass through the Port Honduras Marine Reserve, a beautiful ... morereserve dotted with mangrove cayes and home to manatees and dolphins until you reach Monkey River Village, a small fishing village at the mouth of the river. Continuing up the river, you can see a variety of wildlife, including exotic birds, iguanas, and crocodiles. When you reach the Howler Monkey Trail, you will walk through the trees and your guide will locate the resident monkey population.

Traveling back down the coastline, stop at the village of Punta Negra, a tiny community only accessible by boat. The ladies of the village will prepare a fresh seafood lunch, then you will learn how to make Miss Paula’s fresh coconut fudge. You will also have time to enjoy the quiet beach and take a swim in the Caribbean Sea.
The Toledo District is the most culturally diverse region in Belize, and we invite you on this full-day immersion tour to experience the Creole, East Indian, Maya, and Garifuna cultures. ... moreLearn about East Indian flavors, how to grind corn like the Maya, how the Creole community uses the resources nature provides, and how the Garifuna rhythms get you dancing in your seat. Along the way, you will sample traditional foods and drinks that will leave your belly full until night!
Departs From:
Punta Gorda
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