Top 10 must-do Belize Tours in 2023
With many years of experience in creating unforgettable memories with travelers who visit Belize, Untame Belize is the leading tour company in the country. As travel restrictions are slowly being lifted and you can now vacation in Belize, here are the top 10 must-do Belize Tours in 2023:
1. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary/Jaguar Preserve Tour
If you’re vacationing in Southern Belize, spending a day at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is a must. Measuring more than 150 square miles (400 square km) in size, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary has no roads, automobile traffic, or residences, making it the perfect place to see Belize’s nature at its finest. Home to the world’s only jaguar conservation site, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is Belize’s wonderland of waterfalls, rainforest, flowering plants, butterflies, and exotic wildlife such as monkeys, tapirs, giant iguanas, and all five indigenous big cat species. The trail system within the sanctuary provides breathtaking views across the Basin and waterfalls abound. After the hike through the sanctuary, relax with a swim or try tire tubing down the river.
2. ATV Ride Tour
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 ride tour is definitely an adrenaline rush and fun day.
3. Xunantunich Maya Ruins
Xunantunich in Maya means “Stone Woman” or “Maiden of the Rock” and is an impressive and magnificent archaeological site that is located outside San Ignacio in the Cayo District of Belize. Climbing Xunantunich Maya Ruins, which 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.
4. ATM Cave
Situated in the middle of a lush jungle, the ATM Cave is one of the most magnificent sights in Belize and the world. In fact, 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, that after participants explore the ATM Cave, they will be truly amazed by this lost underworld in Belize.
5. Waterfall Rappelling at Mayflower Bocawina National Park
Located in the Stann Creek District of Belize, Mayflower Bocawina National Park is over 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.
6. Monkey River Tour
The Monkey River tour begins in Monkey River Town, a coastal village located just a short distance from the Placencia Village. From there, participants will board a boat and head upstream to explore one of the most pristine and untouched areas of the country, home to mangrove swamps and verdant jungles teeming with wildlife. Stroll through the monkey river bank spotting wildlife like iguanas, alligators, birds, etc. At a designated point you will get off the boat and hike through the jungle to spot the Howler Monkeys (yes you get to see them). Around midday, you go back to the village for lunch. Followed by heading back to Placencia Village. On the way back you stop for about 20 minutes for a Manatee spotting off the coast of the peninsula.
7. Hike & Swim Davis Falls
Davis Falls Waterfall is located 8 miles off the Humming Bird Highway in Alta Vista Village on the Sittie River Nature Reserve. The trip begins with an eight-mile drive over rough terrain in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, along the way, you will experience 8 river crossings and be surrounded by pristine rainforest landscape. After the drive, a two-mile hike through the rainforest awaits before you get to see Davis Falls. As you arrive, your immediately blown away by the indescribable view of this waterfall and off course, its 75-foot size swimming pool with cool, crystal clear water at the bottom of it.
8. Zipline & Waterfall Swim at Mayan King
Begin your Belize adventurous day by soaring 400 feet above a valley in the Maya Mountain foothills. This panoramic zip line experience consists of 7 lines and 11 decks which makes it the longest zip line in Belize. Thereafter, end your day with perfect swimming at Mayan King's refreshing waterfalls.
9. Cave Tubing
You cannot vacation in Belize and not do this adventure. Cave tubing is probably one of Belize's most authentic and breathtaking adventures as you get to drift downriver inside a cave while sighting stalactites, stalagmites, and learning about the history of the cave.
10. Snorkel Silk Caye & Turtle Alley
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! The first thing you’ll notice when you get to the Silk Cayes is that the water is incredibly clear, almost as transparent as glass. Standing on the sugar-white soft sandy beach, you’ll see nothing in every direction, only an open ocean. But as you wade deeper into the water, you’ll start to see why people from around the planet travel to these remote islands to go snorkeling.
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