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Adrenaline & Extreme

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave with Local Lunch from San Ignacio

Journey into the heart of the Mayan underworld at the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave. Departing from San Ignacio, this guided, action-packed 9-hour tour kicks off with a 45-minute, physically intense jungle hike through the Tapir Nature Reserve to the entrance of the cave. Swim, climb, and spelunk your way through astonishing caverns into the depths of the cave, where you’ll get an up-close look at artifacts and offerings used in ancient Mayan ceremonies. Round-trip transport and riverside lunch are included. Please note this tour isn't recommended for those with a fear of enclosed spaces or heights.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour

Explore the dominion of the ancient Maya in Belize on a full-day tour from San Ignacio. Climb to the top of sacred pyramids and learn about the once-mighty civilization at the archaeological site of Xunantunich, and enter a portal to the Mayan underworld on a cave tubing adventure that takes you splashing through the crystalline caverns of an underground cave system. Get a taste of Belizean culture in the modern Mayan village of San Jose Succotz. Round-trip transport from San Ignacio Town and lunch are included on this tour.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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Day Trips

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic

Explore the cave of the crystal sepulcher on a full-day tour to Actun Tunichil Muknal from San Ignacio, and discover a spiritual site that was sacred to the ancient Maya. Learn about the traditions and rites that took place in the cave system and visit the crystallized remains of an ancient ceremonial victim as you hike deep into the cave with a professional guide. Swim through a spring-fed pool, and follow tunnels, passageways and yawning chambers lined with stalactites, stalagmites, ancient ceramics and stoneware.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Eco Tours

Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure Tour

Feel like a jungle explorer as you cruise through the wild forests of Belize’s Cayo district on a pontoon boat. Float down a river that winds through the mystical Maya Mountains, stopping to swim and cliff jump at three different tropical waterfalls buried deep in the rain forest. A fresh Belizean lunch cooked right on board the pontoon completes this fantastic full-day adventure.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding Tour to Xunantunich

Ride a horse to the Maya ceremonial center of Xunantunich on a 4-hour private tour from a legendary riding stable in San Ignacio. Follow your guide along the gentle Mopan River, and watch for tropical birds and howler monkeys among the trees. Enjoy a sweeping view of the Xunantunich complex, then spend an hour at the fascinating site; take in the towering El Castillo pyramid and enjoy the serenity of the rural spot as you ride through the partially excavated ruins before returning to San Ignacio.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Archaeology Tours

Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure

Climb one of Belize's tallest temples and learn the history of the ancient Mayan civilization on a tour of Xunantunich, a hilltop archaeological site near San Ignacio. After walking among the ruins of ball courts and royal palaces, head to a tucked-away forest reserve for a jungle pontoon cruise. It's an eco-friendly way to explore the Belizean rain forest, complete with waterfalls, tubing, and cliff jumping for the adventurous. 
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Hiking & Camping

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Actun Tunichil Muknal with Local Tour guide & Belizean Lunch

locals and trained Tour guides conduct the tour and share their local knowledge. experience authentic Belizean Lunch while being on a small group. enjoy the ride on Air-condition vehicle.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Cave Tubing at Nohoch Che' en Caves Reserve

If you are visiting Belize and enjoy cave tubing, kayaking and Zip lining Nohoch Che’en caves located at Caves Branch is definitely one of the ten top things to do in Belize.Our country holds the largest cave system in Central America and the Caves Branch forms part of this natural wonder. In 2010 Nohoch Che’en or Caves Branch was declared a 15.5 acre archaeological reserve by the Belize government. Many caves are located in this area including Petroglyph, Pothunters, Satabe, Footprints, St. Margret’s Cave, Pottery Cave, and Caves Branch Rock Shelter among others.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Adrenaline Pumping Black Hole Drop-Repelling at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch

This adventure is the ONLY ONE of it's kind in Belize... No other outfit offers anything close to this sensational adventure in the rain-forest of Belize! Although there are a number of natural sinkholes in the country, the Black Hole Drop is the only one that is safely used for sport repelling. This is a full day adventure for the real adventure junkie!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Archaeology Tours

Caracol Day Trip & Water Fall from San Ignacio

Awaken your inner archaeologist as you explore the sprawling Mayan ruins of Caracol. Departing from San Ignacio, you’ll journey deep into the jungles of Belize to the Chiquibul Forest Reserve — home to one of the largest Mayan sites in the country. Your expert guide will illuminate the fascinating history of Caracol, which was once a mighty city and a rival of neighboring Tikal in Guatemala. Explore magnificent plazas, temples, palaces, and an observatory while learning about the social and religious practices of the ancient Mayans. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel is included on this full-day tour.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Hiking & Camping

Cave Tubing and Jungle Zip Lining Through Belize

Float through a flooded cave system then soar through the jungle canopy on a full-day combination tubing and ziplining adventure from San Ignacio with a small group. Hike through a lush forest to reach the Caves Branch River, then float alongside your guide as you explore the natural formations, glittering crystals and stalactites inside a spacious series of caverns. Swap your inner tube for a harness, then strap in to a series of exciting ziplines that take you from tree to tree with a bird’s-eye view of the forest floor. 
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Horseback Riding

Horseback Ride to Xunantunich Maya Ruins Including Traditional Lunch

Journey to the ancient Mayan ruins of Xunantunich atop a trusty steed on a half-day horseback riding adventure from San Ignacio. Ride along the Mopan River and through a private organic farm for a unique way to reach the fascinating archaeological site, where you can explore the remains of royal palaces and one of Belize’s largest ceremonial temples with a guide. A typical Belizean lunch caps off the morning tour.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Adrenaline & Extreme

Crystal Cave and Blue Hole National Park Day Trip from San Ignacio

Explore the mysteries of the Mayan underworld with an expedition to Crystal Cave in Belize’s Blue Hole National Park. On this full-day trip from San Ignacio, a professional guide will lead you along a lush jungle trail to the cave entrance, where you’ll spelunk your way through glistening limestone formations and encounter ceremonial artifacts left behind by the ancient Maya. When you emerge back into the daylight, take a refreshing dip in the beautiful Blue Hole, a natural sinkhole surrounded by towering tropical forest. Lunch and round-trip transport from San Ignacio are included.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Xunantunich, Horseback Riding, and Chocolate-Making Combo Tour

Discover highlights of Belize’s western Cayo District on a full-day combo adventure, beginning with a horseback ride through lush jungle and riverside trails. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Mayan royalty and climb to the top of a giant sacred pyramid at the Xunantunich archaeological site, and taste local flavor with a typical Belizean lunch. Finish on a sweet note with a chocolate-making tour where you'll learn to grind raw cacao beans and transform them into silky, decadent chocolate.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve from San Ignacio

Discover pristine forests, limestone caves and scenic waterfalls on a full-day trip to the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve from San Ignacio. Visit the hidden source of the Rio Frio river, then slip into the water at a series of natural pools and rock slides. Pause for a picnic lunch before continuing to Big Rock Falls, a 150-foot (46-meter) waterfall that gives off a cooling spray of mist as it tumbles into a clear, deep swimming hole, then return to San Ignacio through the rugged mountain terrain.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Xunantunich Maya Temple and Big Rock Falls combo

Step back in time at one of Belize’s most impressive Mayan sites, the ancient city of Xunantunich. Cross a hand-cranked ferry to reach the hilltop ruins, where you can explore former palaces, plazas, and ball courts with a guide and climb to the top of a ceremonial stone temple. After this archaeological adventure, head to the Mountain Pine Ridge region for a refreshing swim in Big Rock Falls.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Cave Tubing and Zip line Adventure from San Ignacio

Experience the lush rainforest of Belize on a zip line-cave tubing adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup, drift down the Caves Branch River on an inner tube and marvel at the amazing rock formations and cathedral-like chambers. Enjoy a quick safety briefing, then strap on your gear and glide through the jungle canopy, reaching heights of 85 feet (26 meters) across eight platforms.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Adrenaline & Extreme

Caracol with Rio Frio Cave and Big Rock Falls From San Ignacio

Venture to the heart of ancient Mayan civilization at Caracol, Belize’s largest archaeological site. Travel through the forests and savannah of the Mountain Pine Ridge to reach the sprawling ruins, where you’ll explore the remnants of royal palaces, plazas, and mighty temples with a guide. The adventure continues with stops to marvel at the glittering caverns of Rio Frio Cave and take a refreshing swim at the base of Big Rock Falls.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Waterfall Horseback Ride from San Ignacio

Explore the jungles and mountains of western Belize on this combo horseback and waterfall adventure from San Ignacio. Ride a well-trained horse to a lookout point with stellar views of the Maya Mountains—a beautiful ridge steeped in legends. Then make your way through the verdant rain forest on foot to reach a tropical waterfall and enjoy a refreshing swim in the natural pool at the base of the cascade.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding Tour to Actun Chapat Cave

Be a jungle explorer on this combo horseback riding and caving adventure from San Ignacio. Ride a horse through a lush landscape to reach the entrance to Actun Chapat Cave, where you’ll dismount and enter Belize’s largest cave system. Explore narrow tunnels and glittering, open chambers with an expert guide. A provided Belizean lunch keeps you fueled up for this double journey away from civilization.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

Day Trip To Crystal Cave and Blue Hole National Park

Discover some of Belize’s top natural attractions with ease on an 8.5-tour of Crystal Cave (Mountain Cow Cave) in the Blue Hole National Park from San Ignacio. Following a moderately challenging hike, you’ll descend to Xibalba, the reputed entrance to the Mayan underworld, and marvel at stalagmites, stalactites, and crystal formations. Plus, you’ll swim in the Blue Hole and enjoy a hearty lunch accompanied by rum punch.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding on an Equestrian Farm in San Ignacio

Enjoy a leisurely horseback ride through the Belizean countryside during this 2-hour excursion. Saddle up and explore the pristine nature of the area as you make your way along the Macal River. Trot to the highest hill and get a view of the great Xunantunich Mayans Ruins before taking a dip in the refreshing waters of the river.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Cultural Tours

Xunantunich & Food Tour

Combine three experiences in one day during this comprehensive excursion ideal for travelers on a time budget. See more of the region than you could alone—including a stop at the Xunantich archaeological site for a tour from a local guide—without the hassle of arranging your own transport. Then, sample several typical Belizean foods and learn to make chocolate the Mayan way.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Full-Day Barton Creek Cave with Optional Zipline, Butterfly Farm Or Big Rock Falls

Canoe to the remote Barton Creek Cave on a full-day trip from San Ignacio with an optional zipline adventure, butterfly farm visit or jungle hike to Big Rock Falls.  Glide into a hidden cave entrance that’s surrounded by water, and explore a deep series of passages that were sacred to the ancient Maya. Use your headlight to illuminate crystal formations and dangling stalactites, and learn about the cave’s ceremonial history. Slip into the water for a cool swim, then finish your day with the adventure of your choice.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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