Travel in Belize: Top 10 Things to Do
What are the best things to do in Belize? That depends upon your willingness to take risks!
Each of us develops unique tolerances for risk, so trying to craft a one-size-fits-all adventure tour menu isn’t easy. Thankfully, there are no shortages of Belize adventure tours reviews and we’ve condensed the best of the best so you can plan a full e adventure week for yourself.
By the way, the best adventure tours depart from the top Belize adventure resort: Cahal Pech, so consult them when you're ready to go on any or all of these.
A mysterious world of ancient magic and mystery, located on the Guatemala border and just 30 minutes from Cahal Pech Resort in Belize, awaits your imagination. This popular Maya ruin tour never disappoints. At Tikal, five grand pyramids await, but live dance performances paying tribute to Mayan culture may get you the best photos of all. All tour amenities are included if you decide to visit.
Take the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave tour if Belize adventure travel is on your mind. Wander amid stalactites and stalagmites. See pottery left when Mayans disappeared. Guides share tales of gods and strange worship practices circa 700 to 900 AD, but snapping photos isn't allowed. Queue at Cahal Pech Village Resort for a day of mysticism and wonder. Transportation and lunch are included, but don’t dress up; you’ll take a wet hike into the cave.
If a day at the ATM Cave left you hungry for more, Barton Creek belongs on your itinerary. This Belize adventure tour includes canoeing inside a cave where you will observe relics of Mayan ceremonies and sacrifices. A favorite tour of honeymoon couples, Barton Creek Cave is a half-day tour departing from Cahal Pech Village Resort. Plan to swim? Bring dry clothes along.
First opened 65 years ago. Xunantunich is a great place for your Belize adventures in paradise to begin. Tour temples and pyramids, including one that’s 130 feet high. Ferry and then take a short walk through the rainforest to reach the ruins. Photograph temples, Stella, ornaments and artifacts that are 1000 years old. Ask Cahal Pech staff to book this easy-going adventure if the subject fascinates you.
Screams greet you as you travel along Vaca Lake in the Macal River Valley, but tour owner Lazaro Martinez isn’t yelling at you. Howler Monkeys steal the show when visitors sail by. Take a 45-minute hike from the start point at Martz Farm to the Vaca Lake or ask Lazaro for a ride to the dock of the pontoon. On this Belize adventure trip, spot exotic birds and reptiles, a seductive sub-tropical forest and magnificent waterfalls plus a lunch stop during this full-day tour.
Which adventure do kids like best? Cave tubing, which is why youngsters call it among the best Belize adventure tours for youngsters. No rapid rushes to alarm parents; tubers hike through the jungle, sail into fascinating caves and behold stalagmites and stalactites as tour guides explain wall carvings, ceremonial artifacts and occasional skeletal remains. The route is a loop--end up where you started. Ask Cahal Pech staff to add a zip line or black hole drop to your itinerary if you need more!
See nature from on high by booking a zip line across seven platforms that range in height from 150 to 600 feet. Cahal Pech tour planners can reserve the morning or afternoon tours and if you’re a newbie, the beginner’s run is just 150 feet. Light clothing, shoes and sunscreen (you’ll be atop the trees!) are recommended. As Belize eco-adventure tours go, this one is unique.
...is home to some of the oldest rock formations in Central America and remains one of the most popular Belize adventure tours. Hills, peaks, gorges and boulders are awe-inspiring, but the fun starts when spectacular waterfalls come into view as you travel from Big Rock Falls to Rio on Pools (swim here) and end at Thousand Foot Fall, Belize’s tallest. End your tour at Rio Frio Cave. This full-day adventure includes transport, admission fee, guide and lunch.
Canoeing on the Macal River
If your idea of adventure is mixing exertion and observation, canoe the Macal River. To reach the river bank, take ground transport provided by Cahal Pech past farms and orchards. Board your canoe and you’ll immediately spot turtles, giant iguanas and reptiles as exotic birds fly overhead. Stop for swims and a picnic lunch.
Even if you aren’t the best rider on Earth, you’ll love everything about horseback riding in Belize. Travel jungle trails, farmland and groomed paths at a slow pace or set your own. Spot wildlife along the way. Cahal Pech tour planners can book a morning or afternoon ride. Tour costs cover park fees, transport from Cahal Pech and lunch. Need more info about your favourite Belize adventure tours? Contact Cahal Pech staff where making your biggest adventure dreams come true is just part of their job!
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