Cultural Experiences

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XUNANTUNICH (STONE MAIDEN)
AND A JUNGLE TOUR

Pass through expansive orange groves and banana farms and appreciate panoramic views of the stunning Maya Mountains during the scenic drive along the Hummingbird highway to Xunantunich. Cross the mighty Mopan River on a traditional hand-cranked ferry as you enter the park. Learn the history of this ancient Maya site with your expert guide, and be rewarded for climbing the tall temples with spectacular panoramic views of the jungles of Belize and Guatemala. Stop for a delicious local lunch before going on one of the below jungle adventures.

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BLUE HOLE NATIONAL PARK

Then head to Blue Hole National Park for a refreshing dip in the freshwater sinkhole renowned for its clear and cool waters. On your way back stop for a local lunch.

ST. HERMAN’S CAVE TUBING

After stopping for a delicious local lunch, head to St. Herman’s Cave, where you begin with a short jungle hike to the cave entrance. Get geared up and float gently through ancient caves on a sturdy innertube. Listen to your guide tell interesting historical stories and share fascinating geological knowledge.

ZIP LINE

Visit the highest, fastest, and longest zip line in Belize, located at Angel Falls. After a short, easy hike through the rainforest you will start your adventure though 16 platforms with 8 thrilling zip lines. Each zip line through the rainforest canopy is complimented by awesome views of the lush jungle, rivers, and Maya Mountains.

Bring: bug repellent, sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, towel, camera, sturdy shoes, dry clothes, souvenir cash
Time: Full Day
Difficulty: Moderate

 
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BIOLUMINESCENCE

This experience exposes guests to one of Belize’s Natural Wonders. This fascinating boat ride meanders through a jungle tunnel and mangrove ecosystem leading to Anderson’s Lagoon, where one experiences the mystical glows of nature! You’ll be mesmerized by the Dinoagellates which are tiny unicellular marine plankton. Witness the water coming alive in various neon colors while jellyfish and fishes dart around the boat.

Bring: camera, comfortable clothes, light jacket
Time: 3 Hours
Difficulty: Easy

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CHOCOLATE MAKING TOUR

Visit a traditional Mayan cacao farm operated by Julio Sacqui, a master Mayan chocolate maker. This two-hour farm-to-factory tour including a trip to the cacao plantation and includes a lesson on the chocolate making process.

Bring: bug spray, sunscreen, hat, camera, souvenir cash
Time: 3 Hours
Difficulty: Easy

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GARIFUNA DRUM MAKING & PLAYING

Immerse yourself in the culture of Belize. Learn to make an authentic miniature drum and bring it home with you. You’ll also learn how to play the drums like a true Belizean!

Bring: camera
Time: Half Day
Difficulty: Easy