are many beautiful tours in the land of the Mundo Maya. This incredible civilization left huge remains that are accessible through incredible jungle forest.
Many types of birds, reptiles, and plants and flowers of incredible diversity await you.
Bring your binoculars, and get some good ones. With this once in a lifetime treat, you will not want to miss anything! Take a walk through the pyramids of the Yucatan, and marvel at the wonders of
this advanced civilization. Click here for a look at the trip up the New River to the large Maya settlement of Lamanai.
Birding, Maya tours, diving, fishing, trips to the mainland, the Belize Zoo, nature conservatories, the wonder of Belize is endless.
You can use San Pedro as a base to tour much of Belize, including other
cayes and much of the mainland. You can even do a day trip to Tikal. Most
hotels will help you arrange tours and guides. Prices, schedules and destinations
change regularly, depending on the weather, the season, the particular guide
and how many other people want to go, so it's best to wait until you get
on the island to make your tour plans.
If you are independent-minded, you can put together your own day trips
and perhaps save money. For example, instead of paying US$125 per person
for a day tour of the Belize Zoo and points west, find another couple to
share the costs, grab a map and guidebook, take the ferry to Belize City
(or fly into municipal airport) and rent a car for the day. You can easily
visit the Belize Zoo, Xunantunich and Cahal Pech ruins and see something
of San Ignacio. Done this way, your cost will should be less than US$75
per person including your share of car rental, gas and entrance fees.
However, a guide can add a lot to the quality of your sightseeing. All
guides in Belize must attend training and are licensed by the government.
The San Pedro Tourist Guide Association is in the Town Hall on Barrier Reef
Drive, tel. 501-226-2391.
For more information on the many things to do in the area, click here.
Belize is a wonderful place to enjoy fun in the warm, turquoise-blue waters of the Caribbean. Rent a jet ski and explore the coastline, ride the wake behind a wakeboarding boat, or take a parasail ride.
For information on watersports in the area, click here!
Here's information on a few of the popular day trip and tour options, with
Belize Zoo/Western Belize: This trip usually begins with a flight
on Maya Island or Tropic to the municipal airport, where you connect with
a shuttle bus which takes you on the Western Highway for a visit to the
wonderful Belize Zoo, maybe a quick peep at Belmopan, Belize's mini-capital,
lunch and perhaps a tour of Xunantunich, a Classic Period Maya site. Around
US$100 per person.
Lamanai Ruins: Most of these trips start with a short boat ride
across the lee waters of Ambergris to the mainland, then a trip up the beautiful
New River. You will see many birds and perhaps manatees, crocodiles and
other wildlife. Lamanai has a wonderful setting on the New River Lagoon.
You'll get a private tour of this Maya site and likely will see a troop
of black howler monkeys. Often includes lunch at Lamanai Outpost Lodge.
About US$150 per person.
Altun Ha Ruins: You go by boat across to the mangrove cut, where
you transfer to a van to visit this Maya site, which dates back some 2,000
years, on the Old Northern Highway. There is an abundance of wildlife, such as monkeys... for the more leisurely who would rather see the jungle, cool off, enjoy swinging like Jane and Tarzan, and perhaps get mood mud treatments and lunch at Maruba Spa. Much less travel time than the Lamanai trip. About US$125 per person.
Baboon Sanctuary: You go by boat to the mainland, then up the
Belize River to the Community Baboon Sanctuary area. About US$100
Crooked Tree: Birders will want to investigate this trip. It usually
includes a round trip flight to the municipal airport in Belize City where
tour members are met by a van and driven up the Northern Highway to Crooked
Tree, one of the main birding centers in the country. Around US$160 per
Caye Caulker: A day trip to Ambergris Caye's "little brother"
island can be done by air or boat. If the latter, the trip is usually packaged
with a snorkeling tour. One of the best trips to Caulker is on the Winnie
Estelle, a classic island trader. Several catamarans also do this trip.
US$40 to $75 per person.
Tikal: The Tikal ruins in the Petén district of Guatemala
are, in excavated area at least, larger and more spectacular than any Maya
site in Belize. It's an astounding place. The only way to get there and
back in one day from San Pedro is to fly to the air strip at Flores. Several
tour companies offer day trips from San Pedro, around US$250 per person.
Caving and cave tubing:
Begin your journey back through time as you enter the amazing realm of Belize's cave-systems. Enjoy this experience into the Mayan underworld.
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Zip lining: This exciting experience is where the adventurer gets a true birds eye view of the pristine jungle while feeling the exhilaration of zipping along on a set of cables, from treetop to treetop.
Flying through the air surrounded by nature is a very exhilarating feeling, the birds and Howler Monkeys are at eye level making you at one with the prolific nature Belize is famous for.
A first class high adventure Trip for adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers in the heart of the Belizean Wilderness.
The following local businesses can get you going on one of these tours.
For cruise ship information relating to Belize, click here.