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Tikal Day Trip with Local Lunch from San Ignacio

Visit the incredible ancient city of Tikal on this 9.5-hour tour from San Ignacio. Once a powerful city center during the Mayan period, today Tikal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that draws scores of visitors each year. Your professional guide takes you across the border into Tikal National Park in Guatemala, and leads you on a fascinating tour of the archaeological complex. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel and all park fees are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour from Belize City

Learn about 3,000-year-old Mayan civilization with a visit to Altun Ha, then go tubing in the Branch Rivera Caves during this 6-hour adventure from Belize City. At Altun Ha, walk through the two ancient plazas that once served as center of commerce for 10,000 Mayan residents trading jade and obsidian. With your adventure guide, hike 30 minutes to the entrance of the cave, then hop on an inner tube and float through the underground network of rivers. No experience is necessary; this activity is suitable for participants of all fitness levels. A traditional Belizean lunch with refreshments and round-trip transportation from centrally located Belize City hotels, the airport or the cruise port are included. 
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch

Explore the ancient Maya city of Caracol with a full-day tour from San Ignacio that includes the Río On pools and the Río Frio caves. Follow your guide through the vast archaeological site, stand in the field of the ball court, and take in sweeping views of the jungle from the peak of the sky temple pyramid. Follow the history of Caracol in the glyphs, stelae, and carvings throughout the site, and then finish your day swimming in natural pools and visiting a vast limestone cave system in Pine Ridge.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruin and Cave Tubing from Placencia

Take a break from beach combing and water sports to explore the ancient ruins and mysterious caves of the Cayo district on this full-day combo tour from Placencia. Visit the remnants of a once-mighty Mayan city at Xunantunich — where you can see all the way to Guatemala from the top of a pyramid — and then float through an underground network of caverns on a cave tubing adventure.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tikal Mayan City Tour with Lunch

Visit Central America's most legendary ancient Mayan site on a private day trip to Tikal, located across the border from Belize in Guatemala. Get help crossing the border for a stress-free entrance to the archaeological site, and spend the day exploring the mighty and mysterious ruins of temples, plazas, royal apartments, and more with a guide. Look for wildlife like howler monkeys and toucans while trekking through the rainforests that surround the UNESCO-listed site, and recharge with included lunch at a restaurant inside the park.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruin And Cave Tubing

The atmospheric ruins of Xunantunich are some of the most-visited Mayan ruins in the world. During your stay in Belize, ensure you don’t miss the ancient archeological site on this 6-hour tour of Xunantunich, including cave tubing. Ideal for adventurous travelers, this excursion allows you to explore the Mayan ruins, hike through exotic rainforest, and ride an inflated inner tube down rivers running through darkened caverns. Entrance fees and round-trip transport from your Belize City hotel are included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.  
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Altun Ha Mayan Ruin & Belize City Tour

Your Smart Travel Belize Tour Guide will meet you at an agreed upon location in Belize City before taking you on an educational tour to see a variety of other historical landmarks throughout the North side of Belize City. After a brief tour of the city, we will travel about 30 miles north of Belize City toward the Mayan City of Altun Ha. Altun Ha was a wealthy ceremonial center boasting two main plazas, thirteen structures (including the Temple of Sun God or the Temple of the Masonry Altars). Altun Ha is not very far from the Caribbean Sea and it formed part of a unique cultural zone along with other coastal sites. It is also where the Largest Jade was ever found in the Mayan Kingdom.After visiting Altun Ha we head back towards Belize City were your guide will take you along the South side of Belize City. Finally, we will make a short stop at one of the oldest church in Central America before proceeding back to the drop off point.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Jungle Jeep and Altun Ha Tour

Travel off the beaten path in Belize with a Jeep tour through the rainforest and a visit to the ancient Mayan ruins of Altun Ha. Climb to the top of a ceremonial stone pyramid and explore other aspects of the once-powerful pre-Colombian city with a guide, and then venture into the surrounding jungle on a 4x4 ride to a secluded cave. A riverside picnic rounds out the exciting archaeological adventure.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Xunantunich And Belize Zoo From Belize City

Experience Belize’s vibrant wildlife and ancient history on a 6-hour private tour to the Belize Zoo and the Maya ceremonial complex of Xunantunich. Visit tapirs, gibnuts and coatimundis in the award-winning zoo, then continue west to the partially-excavated ruins at the edge of the scenic Mopan River. Take in views of the jungle from the top of El Castillo pyramid, watch for howler monkeys among the stones, and get a glimpse of Maya history as you explore the archeological site’s plazas, temples and ball courts. 
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Altun Ha and Zipline Tour from Belize City

Learn about 3,000-year-old Mayan civilization with a visit to Altun Ha, then soar through jungle on a zipline during this 5-hour tour from Belize City. At Altun Ha, walk through the two ancient plazas that once served as center of commerce for 10,000 Mayan residents trading jade and obsidian. Get your heart racing with a zipline adventure through the jungle at 85 feet (26 meters) off the ground. Entrance fees, round-trip transportation from Belize City hotels and use of all safety equipment are included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Xunantunich Day Trip from Belize City

Embark on an archaeological adventure in the jungles of Belize with a half-day trip to the Xunantunich Mayan ruins from Belize City. Learn about the history of this ancient Mesoamerican city from an expert guide, and climb to the top of the El Castillo stone temple for magnificent views over the treetops and into Guatemala.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Belize Cultural Food Tour (Altun Ha Ruin included)

This compact Belize City, Altun Ha & Cultural Food Tour offers history, culture, cuisine & shopping in one package. You'll meet your guide in Belize City, then take an educational tour on the Northside of Belize City where we will visit historic buildings and landmarks.As we make our way through the city, we will then take the exit on the Phillip Goldson Highway towards Ladyville where you will taste the deliciousness of our Mestizo culture before proceeding to Altun Ha.On the south side of Belize City, you we will get a chance to see the oldest Anglican Church in Central America and Downtown Belize City (Albert Street Shopping Central) where you will experience the Creole culture before heading to the Garifuna Restaurant where you'll get to indulge in their unique but delicious cuisine of the Garifuna.Throughout the tour, guests can take pictures, buy souvenirs, eat the local cuisine and meet local food vendors before returning to the drop off point.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour from San Ignacio

Visit the ruins of a mighty Mayan city on a guided tour of the Xunantunich archaeological site near San Ignacio. Cross the Mopan River on a traditional hand-canked ferry, and then ascend to the hilltop complex featuring the remnants of plazas, royal quaters, ball courts, and the imposing El Castillo temple — the second tallest in Belize. Climb to the top of the great pyramid for views that stretch into Guatemala, and learn about the fascinating ancient Mayan civilization from a guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Altun Ha and Belize City Tour

Explore Belize’s vibrant culture and fascinating history with a 5-hour private tour of Altun Ha and Belize City. Follow your guide through the ancient Maya city’s towering pyramids as you learn the story behind this important site, and see the precious jade artifacts excavated from royal tombs. Return to the recent past in Belize City, and pass by an historic swing bridge and stately British homes that are a remarkable contrast with the city’s colorful and bustling modern life. 
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Howler Monkeys and Mayan Adventure

private adventure with personable service and attention to ensure you see and do morelocal cuisine and vibrant history
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rio On Pool, Rio Frio Cave and Caracol Maya Ruin Tour

Journey to the realm of the ancient Mayan civilization on a day trip to Caracol, Belize’s largest ruins. Feel like an archaeologist as you explore excavated plazas, palaces, and ceremonial temples that rise out of the jungle. On the way back to San Ignacio, travel through the starkly different Mountain Pine Ridge landscape, stopping for a refreshing soak in the Rio On pool and a homemade Belizean lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Xunantunich and Cahal Pech

Uncover the ancient mysteries of archaeological sites, Xunantunich and Cahal Pech, on an enriching tour from San Ignacio.  Alongside a knowledgeable guide, travel deep into the rural density of the Belizean jungle to discover magnificent Mayan structures and exotic flora and fauna. At Xunantunich, gaze at spectacular views of the lush forest from El Castillo, Belize’s second highest man-made structure, and marvel at the intriguing limestone structures of Cahal Pech. Gain fascinating insight into the history and culture of the Maya empire from your expert guide on this educational tour. Round-trip transport to San Ignacio Town and Lunch are included on this tour. 
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruin and Cave Tubing from San Ignacio

Explore Belize’s ancient Mayan roots and captivating natural wonders on this combo tour from San Ignacio. First, channel your inner archaeologist with a guided visit to the hilltop ruins of Xunantunich, a once-mighty Mayan city. Later, hike through the jungle to reach the mouth of an underground cave network, where you’ll float through mysterious, glittering caverns on an inner tube.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Lamanai Day Trip from San Ignacio

This guided tour takes you into the jungles of Belize to explore the Lamanai ruins, the site of an ancient Maya city. Begin your journey with a scenic cruise down the New River to reach the entrance to the archaeological site, and then explore the excavated temples, plazas, and royal palaces with your guide.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Day Trip to Tikal Maya Ruins Including Lunch

Explore Guatemala’s most stunning Maya city on a full day trip from San Ignacio with lunch at a nearby restaurant. Travel back in time as you follow your guide through the remarkable ceremonial center, where weathered stelae, sweeping plazas and imposing temples tell dramatic stories about this ancient civilization. Spot wild turkeys, monkeys and tropical birds within the ruins, and stop to browse Maya crafts and souvenirs at a nearby shop before returning to Belize—don’t forget your passport.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruin from Belize City

Explore the archeological site of Xunantunich on a private tour from Belize City, and discover the fascinating history of a Maya ceremonial center on the shores of the Mopan River. Climb to the top of El Castillo pyramid, take in views of the lush jungle, then stand between the walls of a traditional ball court. Spot howler monkeys and wild turkeys among the stones, and study the intricately carved stelae, freizes and glyphs that bring the ancient Maya civilization to vibrant life. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour of Altun Ha and Belize Zoo

Discover Belize’s natural splendor and ancient Mayan legends on this private combo tour. Dig into the country’s ancient past at the Altun Ha Mayan ruins, where a famous jade carving was discovered in the Temple of the Sun God. Then, take a walk on the wild side at the Belize Zoo, a former animal sanctuary that is home to an array of native species like jungle cats, exotic birds, and primates. You’ll also get a taste of modern Belizean culture with a driving tour around Belize City.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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