Belize Is Fun Blog

Caves, Rainforests & Barrier Reefs Included in Adventure Tours Belize

Posted by ECBR on Jan 21, 2014 12:36:06 PM

Belize Adventure TourThe adventure tours in Belize that one can experience span mountains, rainforests, jungles and reefs. Imagine leaving the comforts of your Belize accommodations and embarking on a four-day and three-night adventure in the Belize jungle accompanied only by an expert guide and a machete or two.

Cave Tubing, Zip-lining and More

Many of Belize's adventure tours involve water, but you can certainly stay "high and dry" while zip-lining from treetop to treetop across the rainforest canopy near the Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve. For those that want to keep their feet firmly planted on terra firma, the Belize Zoo and Baboon Sanctuary is a memorable experience. The Sibun River system starts in the Mayan Mountains and takes a 100-mile journey to the sea. Kayaking or canoeing the Sibun is a great adventure. Water levels will occasionally introduce whitewater rapids.

World's Only Jaguar Preserve

Belize is home to the world's only jaguar preserve, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. The towering Victoria Peak looms in the distance as visitors revel in a rainforest world of monkeys, tapirs and over 290 species of birds. The nocturnal jaguars and ocelots are hard to spot, but fresh tracks hint at their recent presence.

A Mile-long Cave

Head down the beautiful Hummingbird Highway on a trip to Blue Hole Park. One of Belize's oldest hardwood jungles surrounds a 30-foot wide sinkhole where the waters are constantly replenished by underground freshwater streams. There's also a mountain lake and the mile-long St. Herman's Cave that can be explored on foot.

Mayan Ruins

Xunantunich tours journey to one of the most impressive Mayan ruins in Central America. Located high atop a limestone ridge, it offers panoramic views of the Cayo Valley in the distance. This ceremonial center of the Mayans is reached via hand-cranked river ferry. Marvel at the detailed stucco friezes of the site's largest pyramid, El Castillo. Nearby, Cahal Pech includes 34 structures densely compacted on a two-acre site. It was developed as early as 1000 B.C. and abandoned around 800 A.D. It is the home of the second-oldest Mayan structure known to man.

In Belize, the endless adventures that are offered can take one underwater, into caves, through the tree tops and atop ancient pyramids. Explore the jungles and rainforests by kayak, canoe, ATV or hiking. An adventure concierge service offers an excellent way to get the most out of one's Belize experience.

ECBR

Written by ECBR

Topics: Activities at Gran Pacifica