Includes soda/water, entrance fees.
BELIZE ZOO: This tour leaves Belize City in the morning or afternoon. The Belize Zoo offers an opportunity to see animals of Belize in their natural habitat. Located approximately 29 miles from Belize City, here you can see toucans, parrots, and one of the largest cats in the Americas, the jaguar.
ALTUN HA: Morning or afternoon from Belize City. This tour takes you to the Mayan site of Altun-Ha where the famous Jade Head of the Sun God Kinich Ahua , the largest jade item ever found in the Mayan world, was found. The tour returns to Belize City by lunchtime.
BABOON SANCTUARY: Departing Belize City in the morning or afternoon, this tour takes you to the home of the Howler Monkeys locally known as Baboons. These animals are famous for their rasping howl, which can be heard over a mile away. Tour returns to Belize City for lunch. These tours can also be done on the day of departure from Belize City depending on flight time.
We can also arrange aquatic tours and accommodations with our affiliated companies located in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
FULL DAY TOURS
Full day tours include entrance fees, lunch, soda, guide, and transportation
CROOKED TREE & THE BABOON SANCTUARY: Morning departure, 8:00 am, from Belize City hotel to Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Excellent for bird watching. Lunch on site. Afternoon visit to the famous Baboon Sanctuary. Unique is the howl of the monkey that can be heard a mile away through the thick jungle. Tour returns to the city hotel at approximately 5:00 pm.
ALTUN-HA / BABOON SANCTUARY: 8:00 am departure from Belize City hotel to the Baboon Sanctuary which welcomes you with its trait of howler monkey –the rasping howl can be heard a mile away. Lunch and after noon visit to the Mayan site of Altun-Ha. This historic Classic Period ceremonial center was very important as a trading center and as a link between the coast and its settlements. Tour returns to city hotel by 5:00 pm.
CROOKED TREE / ALTUN HA: 8:00 am departure from Belize City hotel to Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Your tour by boat provides a fascinating view of Belize’s wildlife, birds, butterflies, and a panoramic view of the iguanas sunning themselves on large branches of trees, flora & fauna . Lunch, and in the afternoon, visit the Mayan site of Altun-Ha. This Classic Period ceremonial center is where many spectacular discoveries have been unearthed, including the ornately carved Jade Head of the Mayan Sun God Kinich Ahua, weighing 9 1/2 lbs.
LAMANAI: 7:30 am departure from Belize City Hotel by land on the Northern Highway for about 50 minutes to Tower Hill Bridge. Here you board a boat that takes you up the New River, which can be very exciting: viewing iguanas, lizards, butterflies, birds, river bats, flora and fauna, arriving at the Mayan site of Lamanai (submerged crocodile) one of Belize largest ceremonial centers with an occupation dating from 1500 B.C. to the 19th century. The remains of two Christian churches on site represent Spanish occupation. Picnic Lunch is on site. Tour leaves about 3:00 pm and returns to city hotel by 5:00 pm.
MT. PINE RIDGE RESERVE: 7:30 am departure from Belize City hotel on our Western Highway to the forest reserve which comprises of 300 square miles . View a combination of scenic cool pine forest, tumbling streams, lush rivers, numerous caves and waterfalls. Visit the Rio Frio Cave and swim at the Rio On Pools. After lunch we, return to Belize City about 5:00 pm. (Best to do this tour from San Ignacio town.)
CARACOL: (Snail) Largest known Mayan site in Belize. Situated southwest of the forestry station in the Mountain Pine Ridge area, and a part of the Chiquibul National Park, it displays classic rainforest and jungle vegetation, home of a wide variety of fauna, butterflies, and birds. Caracol was discovered in 1938 and later explored in the 1950's. Extensive excavation efforts began in 1985. The largest Pyramid on the site, called Caana (Sky Palace) rises 140 feet and is the tallest man made structure in Belize. Caracol is located south of San Ignacio town. (Best to do this tour from San Ignacio Town)
XUNANTUNICH / BZE ZOO: 8:00 am departure from Belize City hotel up the western highway for about 45 minutes with first stop at the Belize Zoo where you can view over 100 species of animals living in their natural habitat. Lunch will be served enroute to the Maya site of Xunantunich (El Castillo) which rises over 130 feet at the south end of the complex. El Castillo has been partially excavated and can be climbed by trails that wind back and forth. This site is only accessible by hand driven ferry across the Mopan River. It has a panoramic view of the village of San Jose Succotz near the western border and distant town of Melchor de Mencos-Guatemala.
INLAND BLUE HOLE / ZOO: 8:00am departure from Belize City for a visit to the Belize Zoo where you can view about 100 species of animals in their natural habitat. Then the tour moves on to the Inland Blue Hole National Park. Picnic lunch and swimming in the 25-foot deep sparkling cool mountain pool located in the rainforest. You can visit the trails for birds, butterflies, and flora. Tour returns by 5:00 pm.
JAGUAR RESERVE: 8:00 am departure from Belize City towards Dangriga south of Belize City, then to the internationally known Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary Preserve which is located near the town of Dangriga. Jaguars, pumas, ocelots, and jaguarundi are all cats found living in this preserve. The lush jungle of the cockscomb basin is a birder’s paradise with over 200 species of birds. Scarlet Macaw, Great Curassow, Keel-billed Toucan, and the King Vulture are just a few to name. Picnic lunch on the site. Later, you can swim in the river or refresh yourself under a waterfall. Tour returns by 5:00 pm.
CAVE TUBING AT JAGUAR PAW: 8:00 am departure up the Western Highway for some 37 miles where we will then travel some 8 miles on gravel road to the river and where Jaguar Paw Resort is located. Here you will be equipped with your tubes for the tour down river to and through the cave for about 1.5 hours. On your return you will lunch at Jaguar Paw Resort. You will need a dry change of clothes.
TIKAL –GUATEMALA: This tour is best done from San Ignacio and so you must be staying in a hotel in San Ignacio for the 7:00 am departure. From your hotel you will travel for some 6 miles to the Belize-Guatemala border. Here you will need to have proper immigration documents. You will be charged US$5.00 for visa and US$13.75 for border crossing and environmental tax. The tour continues for about 1.5 hrs to the site of Tikal arriving about 9:30-10:00 am. Tour begins and ends about 2:00 pm. Lunch on site. Tour must leave by 3:30 pm to cross the border by 5:00pm.
TOURS & TRAVEL