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Belize City: Half-Day Altun Ha Temple & Belize City Tour

1. Belize City: Half-Day Altun Ha Temple & Belize City Tour

On your way to Altun Ha, enjoy a panoramic city tour and see all the points of interest, such as the old colonial-style buildings that still stand in Belize City. See the light house, the Belize sign, the wealthy portions of the city called the Kings Park zone, the school district, the hospital, the central Bank of Belize, and the prime minister’s home. Drive north for about one hour to the Mayan temples. On your way, see the different ecosystems of flora and fauna. Altun Ha was an important Mayan religious and trading center dating back to 200 BC. The site was first excavated in 1963 and researchers believe that it was once home to 10,000 people.  At the site, enjoy a guided tour of the entire ancient city, learn about its history and construction style of the buildings. Travel back in time and try to imagine how the Mayan people lived.

Belize City: Caves Branch River Tubing Day Tour

2. Belize City: Caves Branch River Tubing Day Tour

Meet and greet your guide, then board the van. The drive is one hour to the cave park. The guide hands everyone a helmet, light and jacket. Then a 20 minute walk thru the forest, crossing the river, waistdeep, along the path. Arriving at the caves. Everyone sits in a tube with head rest and the guide links everyone together and manuevers the tubes downstream, navigating thru several cave systems and pausing to show off many formations and waterfall. Then exit the caves onto the open river. Continue downstream for another 20 minutes listening to the sounds in the forest. Arriving at the car park area. Here there are many facilities, giftshops, restaurants and bar. Then its a relaxing drive back to the port.

Belize City: Cave Tubing & Zipline Adventure Tour

3. Belize City: Cave Tubing & Zipline Adventure Tour

Meet your guide at the Cruise Ship Terminal, San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi or in your hotel lobby, depending on option selection. Board an air-conditioned vehicle and head to the caves on a 1-hour narrated tour of the country, local customs, and natural scenery.  When you arrive at the cave site, change into your swimsuit and get kitted out with helmets, headlights, life vests, and inner tubes for the cave tubing. Then, take a short hike in the jungle for about 25 to 30 minutes to get to the entrance of the caves, crossing the river a few times. As you begin tubing inside the cave, stay connected to all the tubes as your guide takes you along the route. Marvel as they point out natural rock formations, bats, stalagmites, and stalagmites. Then, emerge from the cave and enjoy an open river float for another 15 to 20 minutes. Keep your eyes peeled in the trees as it's possible to see black howler monkeys and other wildlife.  At the end of the tour, have time to change into dry clothes and drive to your next adventure. The zip-line site is only minutes away from the cave area. Once there, get geared up in your harness and helmets and hand gloves. Take a short hike to get to the first platform, where there are 6 different lines you can go on - the longest one is about 750 feet (229 m) and about 100 feet (30 m) high.  As you soar along the zip-line, see the canopy of the jungle from above and pass between the trees too where you will be able to see different wildlife. Finally, return to Belize City where the tour concludes.

Belize City: Mayan Temple Exploration, Cave-Tube, & Zipline

4. Belize City: Mayan Temple Exploration, Cave-Tube, & Zipline

Immerse yourself into the Belizean culture and journey back into 1000 years of history of the Mayan world on a guided day tour. Explore the wonders of the Mayans, their cave systems, the local flora, and enjoy cave tubing and ziplining. Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Belize City or by taking the ferry from Caye Caulker/San Pedro to Belize City. After meeting your guide, explore the Mayan Temple Altun ha, hike to the top and hear fascinating facts about the site and the Mayan world from your guide. Head deeper into the jungle towards the cave systems with a 15-20 minutes hike following a trail to the cave entrance. Enjoy a lesson on plant identification, insect identification, and all their medicinal uses and local beliefs throughout history in Belize. Cave tube down a river through several caves and marvel at the stunning surroundings and Mayan artifacts. Lastly, zipline over the jungle canopy before returning to Caye Caulker/San Pedro/ Belize City in the evening after a truly memorable Belizean experience.

Belize City: 5-Hour Cave Kayaking Tour

5. Belize City: 5-Hour Cave Kayaking Tour

Meet your guide at the Cruise Ship Terminal or at your hotel lobby, depending on the option selected. Relax as you board an air-conditioned vehicle that will set off for the caves on a 1-hour narrated tour of the country and local customs. For cruise passengers, choose to include an additional ziplining activity when booking and zoom across the lush rainforest canopy prior to the kayaking adventure. When you arrive at the national park, get kitted out with helmets, jackets, lights, paddles. Begin the forest nature walk to the riverside where the kayaks are located, making 3 river crossings along the way. Choose from a single or tandem kayak then get out onto the water.  As you begin to kayak, head upstream towards the caves, admiring the formations and practicing your paddling. Stop at a scenic location for a swim in a natural pool. Then, paddle downstream through a network of 5 caves encountering rapids, stalactites, stalagmites, and a waterfall along the way. Eventually, exit the caves and continue paddling downstream with sunshine hitting your face. Enjoy the scenery and listen to the birds, until you arrive at the parking lot. Finally, board the van and return to Belize City, with drop-off at Cruise Ship Terminal or at your hotel lobby, depending on option selection.

Belize City: Lamanai Maya Ruins & River Boat Safari w/ Lunch

6. Belize City: Lamanai Maya Ruins & River Boat Safari w/ Lunch

Meet your guide at the Cruise Ship Terminal or in your hotel lobby, depending on the option selected. Relax as you board the air-conditioned vehicle and set off for a 1-hour road trip. Along the way enjoy views of the old Belize river, rural villages, fruit trees, and birds. When you arrive at the dock, board your boat for the 1-hour cruise on the New River. Be sure to watch for iguanas, crocodiles, turtles, birds, and water-lilies. At the Lamania Maya Site, your guide will lead you on a walk through the rainforest, scattered with ancient structures, to arrive at the Mask Temple. Your guide will share in-depth archeological information about the site. The Lamania Maya site is known for being the longest continually-occupied site in Mesoamerica. The thriving crocodile population in the nearby New River lagoon gave Lamanai its name. Lamanai is the Spanish historic name for Lama’ an/ayin, which means “submerged crocodile.” Many of the site's main structures and excavated artifact exhibits represent the famed reptile. You'll have the chance to climb to the summit of the highest temple and see the awesome view of northern Belize and the lagoon. Then continue your walk through the Ball Court, Stelas, the Jaguar temple, stelae, and residential buildings. Then board your boat for the return trip to Belize City, with drop-off at the Cruise Ship Terminal or at your hotel lobby, depending on the option you selected.

Belize Cave Tubing

7. Belize Cave Tubing

As your cave tubing tour begins, your friendly tour guide will take you through Belize City and onto the George Price Highway toward Jaguar Paw. This will include a brief history lesson as you make your way to your destination. At Jaguar Paw you will enjoy both the rainforest and the underworld of the Mayas as you hike for about 30 minutes through the rainforest. Your guide will point out different medicinal plants and their benefits that were once used by the Mayas and locals today. At the cave enjoy the refreshing cold river water as you float through the cave system and relax as you enjoy listening to rainforest come to life. When you are finished tubing, you will have time to sit and enjoy a delicious plate of local food along with natural juices or sodas before returning to the city.

From Belize City: Zip Lining and Cave Tubing Adventure

8. From Belize City: Zip Lining and Cave Tubing Adventure

Head out into Belize's pristine forests to explore its beautiful and diverse wildlife. Start your day by heading to a set of limestone caverns for a cave tubing adventure. Plunge into the water and have a seat on an inner tube to float along in the calm currents and admire the impressive rock formations. Then explore more of Belize's tropical rainforests as you climb up into the jungle canopy and ride a zip line through the trees. Take in fantastic views of the lush forest on all sides as you glide past treetops and local wildlife. On top of its amazing natural sites, Belize also offers plenty in the way of cuisine, culture, and history. Your tour takes place in a small group to ensure a more personal experience, letting each person interact and ask any questions they wish. Book your tour and start counting the days until your Belizean experience begins!

The Belize Zoo Wildlife Adventure & City Tour

9. The Belize Zoo Wildlife Adventure & City Tour

Start your family friendly outing with a complimentary city walking tour before heading to a place dubbed "The best little zoo in the world". See and hear about the historical landmarks that give Belize its identity before traveling up the highway. Once you arrive at the Belize Zoo, you will be able to discover, and see in the flesh, native animals to Belize as well as some more exotic species such as Jaguars and Crocodiles. Some of the more exotic animals were donated to the Belize Zoo and others were rescued from the wild. This tour aims to give you a look into the wildlife that inhabits the Belizean rainforest. It comes complimentary with water and a snack and is perfect for the entire family to enjoy! After the tour, your guide will be sure to return you to your starting point.

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What people are saying about Belize City

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 50 reviews

We really loved cave kayaking in Nohoch Che'en caves. The activity was extremely well organized and our guide and workers were very friendly. We kayaked and got to dive and swim in the caves. We totally recommend this activity to all adventure lovers!

Our driver and guide Coconut Pete were knowledgeable and great. There was no rush. The speedboat tour of the river wildlife was a plus. These guys are knowledgeable naturalists, historians, and awesome tour guides.

Guide is attentive and explained the plan for the day well. Caves are beautiful and unlike tubing, you get to see more and be a bit more autonomous. Glad we kayaked!

Omar was our guide and he was excellent from start to finish. He was very professional, friendly, and fun! Would highly recommend!!

The temple is very impressive and worth visiting. Our guide, Dennis, shared many insights and made this trip very enjoyable.