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Top 10 Amazing Day Tours to Take from Placencia

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Looking to experience the most while vacationing at the beautiful and charming Placencia Village located on the southeastern coast of Belize. Untame Belize recommends the top 10 amazing day tours to take from Placencia.

1. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
Tiger Fern Double Waterfall at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

Measuring more than 128,000 acres of lush jungle, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to various wildlife, waterfalls, and including some of the last native jaguars in Central America. They are various hike traits within it with some leading to refreshing waterfalls such as the unique Tiger Fern Double Waterfall, plane wrecks, and even to some of the highest mountains in the country. The sanctuary is also home to the world’s only Jaguar Preserve.

2. Garifuna Cultural Experience

Garifuna Culture

The Garifuna are unique in that they are the only colonial-era people of African descent in the New World who never suffered under the yoke of slavery. After fleeing from British repression on the island of St. Vincent, the Garifuna came to Belize in the 19th century and have been recognized by the United Nations for their contributions to the intangible heritage of humanity. This is one of the most amazing, interactive, and informative tours you can do in Belize. Here you will have the opportunity to dress in the beautiful and amazing Garifuna traditional clothing throughout the experience.

3. Xunantunich Maya Ruins & Cave Tubing

belize mayan ruins xunantunich el castillo hero image

 Xunantunich Maya Ruins tour consists of the second tallest Mayan structure in the country, a huge statue of the 130-foot tall pyramid of the Maya Sun God, ‘El Castillo’. These impressive sites will leave your family in awe as they are able to climb to the top of the "El Castillo’ structure that holds an indescribable view at the top. Thereafter, Cave Tubing is one of the most unique and unbelizeable experiences in the country, as you drift downriver, tucked in an inflated inner tube while shining your headlamps onto the cave walls where there are various stalactites and stalagmites.

4. Monkey River

Monkey River Tour

This experience begins where the famous Monkey River meets the Ocean. As you tour on a boat you pass the wooden homes owned by the locals at the Monkey River Village. While on the river bank be on the lookout for giant Iguanas, toucans, manatees, crocodiles, and other species that make Belize their home. Thereafter, you get off the boat at a specific location and begin your hike through the jungle looking for the Howler Monkeys (And yes! you get to see them). This monkey river tour is only done in Southern Belize.

5. Silk Caye Snorkel

Silk Caye Snorkel

Located just 36 km east of Placencia Village, Silk Caye makes up only part of the attraction of this region known as Silk Caye and Gladden Spit Marine Reserve. This wonderland of the marine eco-system is home to numerous endangered species of corals, turtles, and fishes, one of which can be spotted by your licensed tour guide during your snorkel.

6. Belize ATV Tours

Belize ATV Tours

Gear up for a behind-the-scenes adventure through the Citrus Orchards and Rain Forest of Belize! Follow our knowledgeable tour guide off the beaten path, while learning about the flora, fauna, and wildlife native to our area. This ATV tour can also be partnered with waterfall swim or zipline, and even both.

7. Belize Cave Tubing and Zipline at Jaguar Paw.

Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing

Jaguar Paw is a beautiful, pristine natural area located near Belmopan in Belize. This area contains a section of the pristine rainforest for amazing zipline as well as a deep cave with an underground creek running through it. If you’re driving from Placencia to Jaguar paw you are also able to drive through the most scenic highway in the country, the Hummingbird Highway.

8. ATM Cave

ATM Cave from Placencia
Entrance of ATM Cave Photo via Instagram: @dashleyworldtour

Situated in the middle of a lush jungle, the Actun Tunichil Muknal or  ATM Cave is one of the most magnificent sights in Belize and the world. National Geographic ranked the cave as one of the planet’s top sacred caves. Many visitors are drawn to the ATM Cave because of its history, beauty, and mystical appeal. One thing is for sure: After participants explore the ATM Cave, they will be truly amazed by this lost underworld in Belize. There are also many remains in the cave, including those of extremely young children.

9. Waterfall Rappelling at Bocawina

Waterfall Rappelling at Bocawina

Located in the Stann Creek District of Belize, Mayflower Bocawina National Park is over a 7,100-acre home to lush jungles, breathtaking waterfalls, and wildlife animals. Start with a hike through the jungle to reach the top of Bocawina Falls, while spotting wild animals like monkeys, colorful birds, and even large cats. Then gear up with a rope and harness as a guide helps you safely rappel down the tropical waterfall on a thrilling descent. Cool off with a refreshing swim in the natural pool below at the end of the adventure.

10. Mayan Chocolate Tour

Belize Chocolate

You’ve probably enjoyed tasty chocolate treats your whole life without ever knowing where it came from. This tour is perfect for chocolate lovers as you’ll get to learn about the traditional Maya method of making chocolate, starting with the cocoa bean and continuing all the way to the finished chocolate bar. This Mayan Chocolate tour starts with learning how cocoa beans are extracted from the pods, fermented, dried, and then prepared for making chocolate. Participants will then be able to eat and enjoy their creations.

Book Your Placencia Belize Tours with Untame Belize

Untame Belize is a premier, licensed, private tour company, that provides International Airport Transfers and excursions in Belize. We strive to provide top quality service to our clients on every occasion whether it is an airport transfer, or transport to the amazing sites of Belize. Therefore, I recommend to book all your Placencia Belize Tours and Airport shuttles with Untame Belize.

How to Get to Placencia?

To get to Placencia is no issue with Untame Belize, as they offer shuttle transportation to and from Belize International airport to Placencia. Instead of renting a car, battling the bus, or trying to flag down a taxi, let us provide you with safe and affordable airport shuttle transportation services from the Belize City International Airport to Placencia.

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  1. […] Placencia is a charming, low-key fishing village located at the southern tip of the Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize. Bordered on one side by a lovely mangrove-lined lagoon and on the other by the Caribbean Sea, Placencia is renowned for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.Getting to Placencia Village from Belize International is easier than you think. Placencia is located about 100 miles south of Belize City and the International Airport and there are various ways you can get to Placencia. […]

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