Owning one of the last, remaining unspoiled regions on earth just south of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Belize is a wonderful Caribbean getaway where travelers can laze away on white sandy beaches, dive in the Western Hemisphere’s biggest barrier reef, hike through the dense jungle, and explore ancient Mayan ruins all in one Latin America journey. An English-speaking nation with a multicultural population, Belize is best known for its tropical elegance and outdoor adventures. The hundreds of cases and coral islands are also among the best sites to visit in Belize, with their beautiful beaches and world-class diving sites.
Visit Caye Caulker Marine Reserve
Snorkel with barracudas and Swim with sharks
Admire butterflyfish, damselfish, stoplight parrotfish at the "Mystical Coral Gardens”
View the underwater cave called “The Tarpon Pool”
Discover the Mayan underworld known as Xibalba
Go tubing through impressive limestone cave formations
Enjoy thrill-filled zip lining through the rainforest canopy
Spot the monkeys at the Howler Monkey Sanctuary
Hike through the monkey trails
Learn the history of the tropical port and former colonial capital
Visit the zoo showing Belize's wildlife
Enjoy driving through the streets of Belize City
This Latin America journey will start in Belize main city. Explore the captivating sea life at Caye Caulker Marine Reserve in Belize. Experience swimming and snorkeling with barracuda, moray eels, snappers, sharks, stingrays, and other marine life, and cherish tarpon at an underwater cave.
See the real Belize, past, and present, with a trip of Belize City and a visit to the Mayan archaeological site Altun Ha. The Belize Zoo will delight you with Belize’s history, culture, and wildlife!
Explore Actun Tunichil Muknal cave from San Ignacio. Experience a short swim through the crystal blue water to enter the cave, where you can admire the marvelous geological formations and discover the secrets of the Mayan underworld.
Learn why Belize is famous as mother nature's best-kept secret, and take an exciting trip into the country's natural wonders. Go tubing in limestone caverns and take a zip line through the tropical rainforest on this outdoor combination trip.
We will greet you at the Philip Goldson International Airport and transfer you to your hotel in the Belize city.
A one-hour water taxi will take you to Caye Caulker. After reaching Caye Caulker, a short boat ride from Caye Caulker will take you to the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve where you will snorkel at 3 wonderful locations and see an underwater cave.
First snorkel with barracudas, moray eels, and snappers at the “beautiful South Channel”. The last snorkel stop is at the "Mystical Coral Gardens", where you can spot butterflyfish, damselfish, stoplight parrotfish, and many others.
For an added bonus you will be taken to see an underwater cave called "The Tarpon Pool", where you can spot some true game fish called tarpon.
The Belize Zoo is the ideal way to experience Belize’s untamed jungles and savannahs. The Tropical Education Center was begun in 1983 to provide a home for wild animals featured in several documentaries. From the beginning, it was clear that Belizeans were not familiar with the different species of wildlife that shared their nation and great efforts were made to transform the little zoo into a dynamic wildlife education center.
Today, the Belize Zoo comprises approximately 29 acres of tropical savannah and features over 125 animals native to Belize. Many of these animals were hurt when rescued and have been aided back to health. Enjoy the excellent range of mammals, birds, and reptiles in their natural environment, including jaguars, howler monkeys, toucans, egrets, crocodiles, and tree frogs. You will spend approximately 4 hours enjoying the zoo and educational center before returning to Belize City.
Wonderful landmarks and old colonial buildings combined with the modern give the “Old Belize Capital” that Caribbean attraction. Leaving the city, you travel past many quaint villages along the “Old Northern Highway” towards your Mayan Ruins adventure. Admire the marvelous geological formations including sparkling stalactites, stalagmites, and flowstones.
Three plazas and thirteen structures identify the epicenter of this very significant ceremonial site of the ancient Mayan civilization. Altun Ha also served as a trade center, situated only seven miles from the sea and surrounded by primary broadleaf rainforest. This site attracted world attention when Professor David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum found the 9½ pound jade head of the Sun God Kinich Ahau in the tomb of a Royal Priest, placed within the main temple of the masonry altars. Prepared stone steps allow travelers to rise atop one of the main temples on the site to capture the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
A short swim through the crystal blue water will take you into the marvelous realm of Actun Tunichil Muknal. Then working your way through a breakdown drives you to the main water passage, where you get to enjoy exciting geological formations such as sparkling stalactites, stalagmites, and flowstones.
This hidden chamber guarantees to unveil ancient secrets and geological processes that have helped to form the Mayan underworld known as Xibalba. Years ago, our ancestors believed that only priests could have experimented and interacted with the gods through rituals and ceremonies. The Mayas thought their gods had double faces, they could be both good and bad. They, therefore, made offerings to the gods comprising of food, blood, or human sacrifices for rain, fertility, hunting, and agriculture.
Xibalba was the dreadful world beneath the face of the earth, the parallel unseen another world into which kings and shamans could enter in an overjoyed trance and satisfy their gods for their benefits.
Head out into Belize's natural forests to explore its fascinating and diverse wildlife. Begin your day by heading to a set of limestone caverns for a cave tubing adventure. Dive into the water and have a seat on an inner tube to float along in the gentle currents and cherish the impressive rock formations.
Then enjoy more of Belize's tropical rainforests as you rise up into the jungle canopy and ride a zip line through the trees. Take in excellent views of the lush forest on all sides as you glide past treetops and local wildlife.
On top of its marvelous natural sites, Belize also offers plenty in the way of cuisine, culture, and history. Your trip takes place in a small group to guarantee a more personal experience, letting each person communicate and ask any questions they wish.
This trip will take you to the Black Howler Monkey Sanctuary that is situated about 35 miles northwest of Belize City! This is an area that has been set aside to preserve the Black Howler Monkey population in Belize. The area of this sanctuary comprises about 20 square miles of jungle, forest, and some farmland.
The tour starts with a drive through Belize City, passing main streets, monuments and famous buildings which will be shown to you by the tour guide. From there, you'll travel on to the Phillip Goldson Highway, previously known as the Northern Highway, to the village of Bermudan Landing.
This is where the spectacular tour will be held. The areas here are excellent photo opportunities to spot monkeys in the trees and also an opportunity to hear them calling to each other. The hike goes through the tracks where the monkeys are most likely to be found, happy and in their natural habitat.
Spend a few hours on a comprehensive Belize City tour that offers a sight into the history of the tropical port that was once the British colonial capital. Have a quick overview to decide what you want to do while in Belize.
View many attractions such as the old Swing Bridge over the Belize River, which is operated by hand. Visit St. John's Cathedral, the oldest Anglican cathedral in Central America, constructed from bricks that were used as ballast in sailing ships.
Take in the views of both the north and south sides of the city. Visit sites such as the Baron Bliss Lighthouse, the House of Culture, and Memorial Park.
Today is the last day of your Latin America journey in Belize. We will transfer you to the airport to catch your home flight.
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