Your days adventure will start by sea on San Pedro Belize Express water ferry or by air on Maya Island Air from La Isla Bonita San Pedro; the choice is yours. Our guides will meet you upon mainland arrival in Belize City before heading off to Altun Ha, which is the nearest Mayan ruin to the “Old Capital”. You’ll enjoy the wide-open spaces and incredible architecture of these ancient historical temples. After trekking an ancient home of the Maya, take a tour of the present-day city that is the heart of Belize.
Belize City is a lively mix of historic, colonial, and a modern day thriving society. Its eastern boundary runs along the Caribbean sea which makes tourism a big part of the city’s economy. It is a cruise tourism port city, and boasts two marine terminals from which boats go back and forth between the city and the islands of Belize. Belize City was once the capital of the country, but that changed after Hurricane Hattie when her vulnerability as a seaside city was exposed. The capital was moved inland to Belmopan, but Belize City has remained the Commercial Capital. It is a vibrant, dynamic city that is undergoing modernization to keep up the needs of its people and its growing tourism market. Enjoy some of the remnants of our colonial history, and the landmarks of recent stories that have impacted the changing face of this growing, vibrant city that sits proudly on the Caribbean Sea. There is more than meets the eye here; your guide will fill you in and point out places of interest. This tour makes for an easy day trip, leaving you with enough time to be back at your hotel for a leisurely afternoon by the pool, sipping your favorite drink or on the beach.