San Pedro, Belize
Embark on an exceptional, all-encompassing adventure, discovering the splendors Belize has to offer. Our meticulously arranged tour encompasses the fascinating cave tubing experiences in the underground river systems, and the imposing Xunantunich Mayan ruins that majestically sit atop a hill in the Cayo District.
Your journey commences in the vibrant town of San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye. We provide a convenient pickup from your hotel and transport you to the mainland aboard a swift and comfortable ferry.
Our first stop is the renowned Nohoch Che’en Reserve, where the stunning Caves Branch River flows through an intricate cave system.
Immerse yourself in history as you float through the impressive stalagmites and stalactites adorning the caves. Our knowledgeable guides ensure you have an exceptional cave tubing adventure, illuminating the ancient Mayan rituals performed within these dry caves. With your headlamp illuminating the limestone wonders, drift through the entrance to Xibalba – the Mayan underworld.
Amplify the excitement with a canopy zip line experience. The steep lines whisk you through the forest’s canopy, providing breathtaking views of the lush surroundings.
The Jaguar Paw trek within the Nohoch Che’en Reserve is not to be missed. This memorable trek takes you through the dense forest, enveloping you in the natural beauty of Belize.
We then head to the Xunantunich Mayan ruins, nestled near the Mopan River and Guatemala border. The site is steeped in ancient Mayan history, with the “El Castillo” temple being one of the most impressive structures.
An old-world hand-cranked ferry takes you across the Mopan River, serving as the entrance to this archaeological site. The short but scenic ride sets the tone for the history that awaits.
El Castillo, referred to as the “Maiden of the Rock”, stands at 130 feet, making it the second tallest structure in Belize. As you climb to the top of this pyramid, our guide recounts the tales and myths surrounding Xunantunich. The panoramic view from the summit is unparalleled, offering a vista stretching across Belize and Guatemala.
Explore plazas, ceremonial centers, and ancient ball courts. The temple at Xunantunich and the intricate carvings present an intimate look into the lives of the ancient Maya. The highlight is the frieze on El Castillo, which depicts various elements of Mayan cosmology.
Our return journey to San Pedro takes us along the Western Highway, boasting lush landscapes and river views.