During this tour, you wlll visit the ancient Mayan center of Xunantunich which sits on an impressive hilltop just near the border of Belize and Guatemala. Xunantunich was a major ceremonial center during the classic period.
Enjoy three experiences in one tour at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge in Belize. You'll start with a 1-hour guided tour of the botanical garden before indulging in a cheese tasting of artisan cheese made on the property. Then finish with a British-style traditional high tea in the garden. This is a great way to experience a bit of Belize's natural beauty and culture in one spot.
Ranging from soft to hard- Caves Branch Cheeses are hand made using the freshest organic full cream milks. Absolutely no artificial ingredients, preservatives, flavoring or coloring added to our cheeses. All our cheeses are aged in our Caves Branch aging cellar at a constant temperature of 52°F and a humidity of 85% for up to 28 months for full aged aroma, flavor and texture.Artisan Cheeses include a delicious Ricotta cheese to our own unique version of Blue Cheese called "Mr. Sticky".
The guides at Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve bring their expertise and love for the wild, its flora and fauna, to your expedition. Their keen awareness of the surrounding nature truly enhances your experience as well as your likelihood of spotting bird and wildlife. The Mountain Pine Ridge, with its Caribbean Pine Forest, deep ravines, broadleaf jungle and rainforest, is unlike any other habitat.
Without question- the Overnight Caving Expedition is by far the most fun-filled and ambitiously adventurous guided tour that you can add to your bucket list of fun things to do in Belize! Created to include the famous Black Hole Drop, this adventure takes you completely off the beaten path and allows you to camp out at the Awe-Inspiring rim stone dam entrance of the Actun Loch Tunich river cave system. Camp is set up inside the entrance and dinner prepared. Then on to exploring the upper crystal chambers which were the ceremonial sites of the ancient Maya. The next morning, after a hearty breakfast, you trek down another 400 feet along cave cliff walls on routes of the ancient Maya to the Actun Loch Tunich underground river, with over 24 kilometers of mapped passageways. Explore in the steps of the ancient Maya, past bubbling springs and an underground waterfall.
Another Unique and AMAZING adventure tour brought to you by Caves Branch Adventure Co & Jungle Lodge- this unforgettable expedition takes you into the very heart of the ancient Maya civilization as it shows you the actual ceremonial centers of the sacred shahmen and brings you face to face with the beliefs and rituals that was the foundation of one of the worlds ancient people. Untouched by human hands, this cave leaves no doubt that the
Small group of maximum 9 people, premium tour visiting the best spots to photograph the monumentsGuaranteed departure, we operate only with 1 passenger without additional charges and if we go over 9 people, we make 2 groupsExtensive tour, with enough time and flexibility, excellent for photographersEntry fees available in advance, we pay those for you, just send us a list of names, last names and agesExcellent English-Spanish bilingual guide with deep knowledge of local history, flora and fauna and with service attitude to give a meaning to each monument visitedBottles of water, lunch at Restaurante del Parque included (gluten-free and vegan options)
Small group of maximum 9 people, premium tour visiting the best spots to photograph the monuments.Guaranteed departure, we operate only with 1 passenger without additional charges and if we go over 9 people, we make 2 groups.Extensive tour, with enough time and flexibility, excellent for photographers.Entry fees are not included but available in advance, we pay those for you if you want, just send us a list of names, last names and ages.Excellent English-Spanish bilingual guide with deep knowledge of local history, flora and fauna and with service attitude to give a meaning to each monument visited.Enough food included: coffee to wake up, bottles of water, Mayan breakfast to go and lunch at Restaurante del Parque (gluten-free and vegan options)
The Caves Branch Botanical Gardens were created in 2008 by Ella Baron and the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge to bring awareness to the general public about the beauty and importance of Belizean flora and fauna. Visitors to the garden have the great opportunity to smell the lemongrass and all-spice leaves, see the coffee, cacao, papaya and pineapple growing, at various times of the year, along the sides of the walkways through the gardens. We specialize in native epiphytes, such as orchids and bromeliads (air plants) and have the largest collection of these plants in the country.
Experience the unspoiled wonders of Belize's countryside and jungle on this combo adventure from San Ignacio. First, explore the open savannah and wildlife-rich wooded trails on a horseback riding tour, then hike through the lush lowland forest to reach the Caves Branch River for a classic cave tubing float. It's a great way to explore the best of the Cayo, complete with a delicious Belizean lunch in between activities.
Being one of the most relaxed tours offered in the country, our certified guides will take you on a breathtaking adventure. All inclusive tour mean no need to worry about anything. We always take pride in what we do, lunch is key thing in this case. Home made meals are provided.
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 rappelling. This is a full day adventure for the real adventure junkie!
Discover the ancient Maya city of Caracol on a full-day private tour from San Ignacio with an optional visit to the Rio On pools. Explore the sprawling complex at your own pace as you explore with a local guide, and learn the history of this site through the glyphs, stelae and ceremonial carvings that are scattered throughout the ruined political center. Watch for wild turkeys and howler monkeys among the stones, and take in sweeping views of the jungle from the towering sky palace pyramid before returning to San Ignacio.
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.
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.