Go beyond travel to immerse yourself in the beauty, adventure and excursions in Belize. Our Journese experts have handselected the finest activities available, so you can make the most of your journey. To ensure access to your desired activities, please book in advance through your travel advisor.
Altun Ha Maya Temples
Altun Ha (Maya for Rock Stone Water) thrived as a major trading center linking the Maya on the Caribbean with the Central American mainland Maya. The site was made world famous by Dr. David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum on his finding the largest carved Jade Head depicting the Sun God “Kinich Ahau”.
Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center
A unique opportunity to view Belize’s prolific wildlife, this sanctuary for the country's indigenous species was first created for animals that were injured, orphaned, rescued, rehabilitated or donated and which could not be returned to the wild. The Belize Zoo is now home to over 150 animals, representing over 45 species, including an impressive array of large cats, primates, reptiles and birds who reside beneath the forest canopy in natural settings.
Belize Zoo & Cave Tubing Excursion
After a morning exploring the amazing wildlife at the Belize Zoo, head to Caves Branch Outpost in the Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archeological Reserve. The Outpost is located a few hundred feet from the Caves Branch River and its winding waterway through the ancient caves once inhabited by the Maya. Set out on a nature walk where your guide will point out various plants, roots, herbs and birds, as well as an introduction to Xibalba (she-bal-ba). The entrance tunnel that heads into the underground cave system, then begin your float on inflated inner tubes. Intricate crystalline formations line the caves, and stalagmites and stalactites add to the serene opulence of nature. Your journey ends with a free float on the open river as you head for lunch. Select your lunch from a wide range of buffet items from the “Canopy Café” at Caves Branch Outpost.
Cave Tubing & Zipline Adventure
Begin with a Zipride adventure over the rainforest canopy. Six zip runs range in length from 200’ to 600’ between treetop platforms secured in the canopy of tropical hardwood trees among intriguing karst limestone cliffs. Continue on to your Cave Tubing adventure with crystalline formations lining the caves, and stalagmites and stalactites adding to the serene opulence of nature. Complete the journey with a free float on the open river as you head for lunch.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve - Shark Ray Snorkel
A snorkel adventure awaits you at Hol Chan Marine Reserve (Maya for “Little Channel”), the first marine reserve established in Central America. Explore the coral reefs as you swim amongst the abundant marine life. Next, you will head to your second snorkel stop, Shark Ray Alley where you will encounter friendly stingrays, inquisitive brown nurse sharks, turtles, as well as an abundance of colorful reef fish including snappers and jacks.
SNUBA diving is the safest and easiest way possible to experience the fascination of Scuba diving with the simplicity of Snorkeling. Our designated SNUBA sites are Mexico Rocks or Hol Chan Marine Reserve where you can SNUBA down to maximum depth of 20 feet as you explore in crystal clear waters with vivid coral reefs and “hang out” with colorful tropical species.
Lamanai Temples & New River Safari
Experience the best of Belize’s attractions including Maya history, colonial history, flora and fauna, rivers and waterways. Enjoy a scenic and informative ride with your guide to Lamanai Landings and board a riverboat to cruise on the New River, encountering wading birds, spider monkeys, dainty Jacanas and crocodiles. While the temples of Lamanai (Maya for “Submerged Crocodile”) rise into view, then explore the Museum with original artifacts discovered at Lamanai. Next is an archeological walk including the Mask Temple, Jaguar Temple, High Temple and the Ball court where the Maya played their famous ballgame. After your return journey to Lamanai Landings enjoy a Belizean lunch at “Smoky Mermaid II” situated on the banks of the New River.
Xunantunich Maya Temples & Barton Creek Caves
Board a 19th century hand-cranked ferry which takes you across the Mopan River and arrive at the entrance of Xunantunich (Maya for “Maiden of the Rock”) which is located on one of the highest plateaus in the area. Enjoy an archeological walk where your guide will point out birds, howler monkey and original carved monuments (stellae) which depict Maya rulers and warriors in their full regalia. Arrive at El Castillo, the tallest of the temples and appreciate an astronomical carving unique to Xunantunich, depicting Maya gods that was discovered in the 1950s. If you decide to continue the upward walk to the peak of the temple you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Belize River Valley in the Cayo District and nearby Guatemala. Savor your lunch break at a Belizean restaurant in San Ignacio Town then continue to Barton Creek Cave in Amish territory. Equipped with canoes, paddle into Xibalba (she-bal-ba). As you glide through the cave system you will be dazzled by the glistening crystalline rock formations and awed by the Mayan artifacts secretly tucked away in overhead alcoves.
Xunantunich Maya Temples & Belize Zoo
Enjoy your hand-cranked ferry across the Mopan River and arrive at the entrance of Xunantunich (Maya for “Maiden of the Rock”). Enjoy an archeological walk to El Castillo, where you have the option to climb to the peak and savor the panoramic views. Then continue on to The Belize Zoo, home to over 150 animals, representing over 45 species, including an impressive array of large cats, primates, reptiles and birds.
Xunantunich Maya Temples & Cave Tubing
Enjoy your hand-cranked ferry across the Mopan River and arrive at the entrance of Xunantunich (Maya for “Maiden of the Rock”). Enjoy an archeological walk to El Castillo, where you have the option to climb to the peak and savor the panoramic views. Then continue on to your Cave Tubing adventure with crystalline formations lining the caves, and stalagmites and stalactites adding to the serene opulence of nature.