Located at the base of the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize offers travelers a wealth of attractions. The country's dense rain forest is dotted with Mayan ruins. The forest is also home to a wide range of tropical wildlife, ranging from jaguars and ocelots to keel-boated macaws and howler monkeys. Offshore, the world's second largest barrier reef offers some of the finest diving in the world. And Belize's easygoing ways, a legacy of its past as a British colony, feels far more akin to a small Caribbean island than a Central American republic.
Note: Belize City is an anchorage port, guests transfer to shore via local tender.
Bacab Eco Park Family Adventure with Belizean Lunch
4.5 hours | Belize City | BZE-290B Z E - 2 9 0
Bacab Eco Park
Gather the family for some fun in the sun with a day trip to the popular Bacab Eco-Park! Commune with nature, enjoy playful activities designed for adults and kids. Learn about Mayan healing remedies by visiting the "Ixchel Medicinal Trail" and indulge in a delicious Belizean lunch.
Cruise the crocodile-infested waters of the Belize River, teeming with manatees, howler and spider monkeys, several species of aquatic birds and other exotic wildlife. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings as you learn how for centuries Mayan Bushmen used the tropical flora growing along the riverbank to soothe and heal.
Enjoy a fast, scenic boat ride to this hemisphere's largest barrier reef and a beautiful private tropical island that provides the finest snorkeling in Belizean waters. High-quality snorkeling gear and Blast swim fins enhance the experience. A relaxed beach break with refreshments available for purchase rounds out the day.
Nature abounds on this half-day tour that has you paddling through a lush, jungle lined waterway in a two person kayak enjoying the indigenous flora and fauna as you float. Then, partake in additional attractions at the Bacab Eco Adventure Park and cool off in the free-form pool.
Experience ancient ruins to modern-day city life on this half-day excursion. Take a driving tour of Belize City as your guide calls out the various points of interest around town. View beautiful landmarks and old colonial buildings mixed in with the modern that gives the old Belize capital its Caribbean charm. Next, head to the Altun Ha ruins for a tour of the Mayan ceremonial site situated in a lush rain forest. Once a thriving Mayan city and trade center, walk amongst the 13 structures that surround two plazas and its 60-foot Temple of the Sun God. For a panoramic vantage point and photo opportunities, climb up the steps to the tops of three main temples on the site and capture the views of the surrounding countryside. Afterwards, enjoy lunch on the way back to the ship.
Jump into the aquamarine waters of Caye Caulker and snorkel with tropical fish and barracuda. Then, get ready to make unforgettable memories as you swim with nurse sharks and southern stingrays at Shark Ray Alley. Enjoy free time to explore the island and a rum punch on the return trip.
Thrill to a tubing expedition down a jungle river on this half-day excursion. Float on a meandering current as it takes you under limestone arches through centuries old caverns and down small rapids on an enchanting ride in Mother Nature's playground.
Enjoy a scenic river cruise on the Belize River. Then head out to the amazing Altun Ha ruins of the ancient Mayan civilization for a tour of the breathtaking grounds. At the end of your tour, enjoy a traditional lunch and some free time to shop for souvenirs.
Engage in an immersive eco-tourism experience at the Community Baboon Sanctuary, where you'll explore the wonders of the Belizean rainforest and learn the local efforts to protect the native black howler monkeys. You will also learn about Creole heritage and culture through demonstrations of local traditions such as fly brush making, rice beating, and cashew wine tasting.
The adventure for adrenaline lovers! Go ziplining through the lush Belizean jungle and then tubing in the cathedral-like crystal caves where stalactites form dazzling displays, leading to a sacred site of the ancient Mayans.
The Belize Barrier Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the most fascinating living reef systems. For certified scuba divers, this two tank dive visits two sites along the Turneffe Atoll, one of only three coral atolls in the entire western hemisphere. All gear is included.