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Mainland Belize Trips and Tours from Ambergris Caye

Posted by ECBR on Mar 14, 2013 1:30:11 PM

Mainland Belize is just a short boat or plane trip from Ambergris Caye, and exciting touring opportunities abound. Let the friendly staff of Exotic Caye Resort help you with arranging the perfect mainland Belize trip or tour, whether you crave zip-lining thrills, Mayan intrigue or meet-and-greets with some of Belize’s incredible wildlife.

Belize Zoo

Wildlife lovers throng to tours of Western Belize’s incredible zoo. Allowing observation of animals in their indigenous habitats, the zoo encompasses nearly 30 acres of tropical savanna and is home to over 100 native species, including jaguars, tapirs, parrots, iguanas, howler monkeys and tapirs.

Lamanai Ruins

One of Belize’s most spectacular Mayan ruins, Lamanai is easily accessed from Ambergris Caye via a short boat ride to the mainland followed by a journey up the pristine New River. Nestled in the heart of the jungle, the site’s stone temples, towering carved stone monuments and intriguing excavations are astonishing relics of a brilliant civilization.


Just over the border in Guatemala, these magnificent ruins are a popular tour destination for Ambergris Caye visitors. Located in a large excavated area in the Péten district, these astonishing remnants of Mayan civilization are far larger than those in Belize. One day trips are available via flights from San Pedro to Flores.

Xunantunich Ruins

Often combined with other wildlife and river tours, trips to the Xunantunich ruins offer timeless thrills including a climb up towering El Castillo, soaring nearly 130 feet and the second tallest structure in the country. These incredible remnants of Mayan civilization encompass roughly one square mile, incorporating six plazas and more than 25 palaces and temples.

Baboon Sanctuary

Home to an amazing variety of wildlife but designed to protect the black howler monkeys, the Baboon Sanctuary is often combined with tours of other spots along the Belize River. Lush riverbanks are alive with monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles and howler monkey families as tour boats wind through savanna and jungle.

Caving and Cave Tubing

One of the most popular tour types in Belize, explorations of the country’s incredible cave systems are an unforgettable journey into the eerie Mayan underworld. Ancient limestone formations soar over crystalline waters fringed with stalactites, stalagmites, stone dams and ancient artifacts.

Zip Lining

Adrenalin junkies are wild about zip lining tours, putting you at eye level with the exotic denizens of Belize’s lush rain forests. Riders soar via cable from treetop to treetop, enjoying dizzying jungle views, incredible wildlife encounters and jaw-dropping views of jungle, sea and sky.


Choose an afternoon junket, an all-day trip or an overnight journey to individual sites or areas depending on your interests, or build a custom tour with the assistance of the knowledgeable staff of Exotic Caye Resort.

Tours of mainland Belize are easily arranged with the help of hotel staff, who can put guests in touch with various tour guides and companies and also assist in planning trips that best suit the individual traveler or group. Tours may center on the country’s abundant Mayan archeological sites, explorations of extensive cave systems or adrenalin-inducing zip-line jungle explorations. Many trips center around sites along Belize’s enchanting rivers on tour boats of varying sizes and luxury levels. Whatever your budget or interest, there is an amazing Belize trip or tour waiting for you.


Written by ECBR

Topics: Things to Do