Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Altun Ha and Belize City Tour $45.00

Experience the history and culture of the ancient Maya with a shore excursion that explores the Altun Ha (Water of the Rock) Mayan Ruins. As a bonus, you'll also get a historical tour of Belize City. As the archaeological record proves, Belize was near the center of ancient Mayan civilization. More than 2000 years ago, the Maya began to build magnificent cities and ceremonial centers in the region. Altun Ha, erected during the Classic Period (200-1000 AD), is the only Maya ruin located in the Belize District. Once a splendid city spanning nearly 5 square miles, Altun Ha was until recently completely overgrown by jungle vegetation. As is the case elsewhere in Central America, historians and archaeologists are only beginning to uncover evidence of the remarkable achievements of the Maya. Mayan breakthroughs in math and science are gradually being documented. The Mayan alphabet (one of only a handful of complete writing system in human history) required nearly a century of scholarly work before linguists were able to decipher its meaning. In the Mayan world, Altun Ha served as an important trading hub and connection to the Caribbean Sea, which is located seven miles away. The city was also a major religious ceremonial center and is believed to have housed more than 10,000 people. The complex contains more than 275 structures, and at least 250 mounds have yet to be excavated. The Altun Ha tourist site focuses on the ancient central city, featuring thirteen temples in a pleasant park-like setting. The tallest structure, the Temple of the Masonry Altars, stands 59 feet high. It is the site's most well-preserved temple and home to one of the largest jade carvings ever found in the Maya world, a head of Kinich Ahau, the sun god. (Representations of the carving today serve as a national symbol of Belize.) The top of the temple also offers visitors a panoramic view of the lush jungle canopy that surrounds the site. Your exploration of the Mayan past begins at the Belize Tourism Village, where you will be met by your tour guide and escorted to one of our comfortable passenger vans. Along the way to Altun Ha, you will be exposed to some of the architectural highlights of Belize City's British colonial era. Beyond the urban area, you will pass through quaint Creole settlements and small farms. Your guides will share their deep knowledge of Belize's history and cultural diversity. Price: $45.00 per/ person Group of 6 and more: $40 per/ person. The price of our tours may vary depending on the number of persons booking. This is because we offer strictly private tours. Email us: Call: 011-501-664-1975

About Belize

Belize, only 8,867 square miles in size, is situated on the northeast coast of Central America. The Caribbean Sea lies to the east and from the air its turquoise waters are clear, allowing the multicolored coral formation of the Great Barrier Reef to be easily observed. Coral islands called cayes, covered with stands of mangrove trees, dot the coast. Lying in aquamarine and jade-colored bays, these cayes protect the jungled coastline from the ravages of the sea. North of Belize lies the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The Rio Hondo, which empties into Chetumal Bay, is the border between the two countries. The eastern border is demarcated by a surveyed line through the jungle separating Belize from the El Peten Department of Guatemala. To the south, the Belize/Guatemalan border is the Rio Sarstoon which flows east to the Caribbean Sea. The country is divided by the eastward flowing Belize River which is a major transportation route for native goods. The north half of the country is made up of synclinal folds of low lying, parallel limestone ridges running NNE to SSW. These jungle covered ridges are the spines of fossil coral reefs. In the valleys between run the perennial rivers, the Hondo, Nuevo, and Freshwater Creek. The Northern Peten and Campeche Regions of the Yucatan are drained by these river basins. This area, known as the "Maya Heartland," contains the classic Maya center of Tikal as well as many minor ceremonial centers and hundreds of occupation sites. The lagoons along the Nuevo River and Freshwater Creek are also areas of Maya site concentration. Great mangrove swamps line the northern coast, extend inland for many miles, and cover much of the northern district. For information on getting from Cancun to Corozal and Belize, Southern Belize is the site of large plantations that grow citrus, an important export. Rising out of the palm-covered coastal plain of southern Belize are the Maya Mountains. Mostly unexplored, they are covered by verdant jungle and a canopy of tropical rain clouds. The paleozoic horst is comprised of granite and metamorphosed sandstone which sustains stands of pine in its infertile acidic soil. Unsuitable for agriculture, the ridge (note that in Belize, ridge refers to any change in vegetation) was exploited by Preceramic peoples and Maya hunters. Averaging approximately 1,000 feet, the main divide is relatively dwarfed by Victoria Peak which reaches 3,680 feet. The southern plateau becomes broader and descends westwardly. The northern part of this region, known as the Mountain Pine Ridge area, lies in the Capo District. The higher elevation (1,500-2,700 feet) provides spectacular falls for the many streams that lace the land. The plateau's northern edge is a broken limestone escarpment descending steeply to the Sibun River Valley, an area dotted with many unexplored caves. Belize (formerly British Honduras until the name of the country was changed in 1973) lies on the eastern or Caribbean coast of Central America, bounded on the north and part of the west by Mexico, and on the south and the remainder of the west by Guatemala. The inner coastal waters are shallow and are sheltered by a line of coral reefs, dotted with islets called cayes', extending almost the entire length of the country. There is a low coastal plain, much of it covered with mangrove swamp, but the land rises gradually towards the interior.The Maya Mountains and the Cockscomb Range form the backbone of the southern half of the country, the highest point being Victoria Peak (3,669 feet) in the Cockscomb Range. The Cayo District in the west includes the Mountain Pine Ridge, ranging from 305 to around 914 metres above sea level. The northem districts contain considerable areas of low tableland. There are many rivers, some of them navigable for short distances by shallow-draught vessels. A large part of the mainland is forest. By definition there is no true rainforest in Belize; however, the quantity of rainfall is only slightly insufficient. Instead, the country is decorated with broadleaf jungle and cohune forest termed "moist tropical forest". This forest, savanna wetlands and the Mayan Mountain areas of the country is habitat for an incredible variety of fauna. The area of the mainland and cayes is 8,866 square miles. The country's greatest length from north to south is 280 kilometres and its greatest width is 109 kilometres. The climate is sub-tropical, tempered by trade winds. Temperatures in coastal districts range from about 10*C (50*F) to about 35.6*C (96*F); inland the range is greater. Rainfall varies from an average of 1,295 millimetres in the north to 4,445 millimetres in the extreme south. The dry season usually extends from February to May and there is sometimes a dry spell in August.

Belize Economy

Belize has a small, essentially private enterprise economy that is based primarily on agriculture, tourism, and services. The cultivation of newly discovered crude oil in the town of Spanish Lookout has presented new prospects and problems for this developing nation.[7] Besides petroleum, Belize's other primary exports are citrus, sugar, and bananas. Belize's trade deficit has been growing, mostly as a result of low export prices for sugar and bananas. The new government faces important challenges to economic stability. Rapid action to improve tax collection has been promised, but a lack of progress in reining in spending could bring the exchange rate under pressure. The Belize Dollar is fixed to the U.S. dollar at a rate of 2:1. Domestic industry is limited, constrained by relatively high-cost labour and energy and a small domestic market.Tourism attracts the most foreign direct investment although significant foreign investment is also found in the energy, telecommunications, and agricultural sectors. Belize's economy depended on forestry until well into the 20th century. Logwood, used to make dye, was Belize's initial main export. However, the supply outstripped the demand, especially as Europeans developed man-made dyes which were less expensive. Loggers turned to mahogany, which grew in abundance in the country's forests. The wood was prized for use in cabinets, ships, and railroad carriers. While many merchants and traders became wealthy from the mahogany industry, ups and downs in the market had a large impact on the economy. In addition, new mahogany trees weren't being planted, because mahogany trees grow slowly; the rate of natural regrowth necessitated a large, long-term investment in tree farming, which was not made. As the 19th century progressed, loggers were forced to go deeper into the forests to find the trees, increasing labour costs. Variations of mahogany exports over long periods of time were linked to the accessible supply of the resource. Thus, improvements in hauling methods helped the cutters satisfy increasing demands for mahogany by enabling them to extract timber from areas in the interior that had been previously inaccessible to them. Immediately after the introduction of cattle in the early 19th century, tractors in the 1920s, and lorries in the 1940s, production levels rose dramatically. When the supply of accessible timber dwindled and logging became too unprofitable in the 20th century, the country's economy shifted to new sectors. Cane sugar became the principal export and recently has been augmented by expanded production of citrus, bananas, seafood, and apparel. The country has about 8,090 km² of arable land, only a small fraction of which is under cultivation. To curb land speculation, the government enacted legislation in 1973 that requires non-Belizeans to complete a development plan on land they purchase before obtaining title to plots of more than 10 acres (40,000 m²) of rural land or more than one-half acre (2,000 m²) of urban land.

Belize Climate

Belize has a tropical climate with pronounced wet and dry seasons, although there are significant variations in weather patterns by region. Temperatures vary according to elevation, proximity to the coast, and the moderating effects of the northeast trade winds off the Caribbean. Average temperatures in the coastal regions range from 24 °C (75 °F) in January to 27 °C (81 °F) in July. Temperatures are slightly higher inland, except for the southern highland plateaus, such as the Mountain Pine Ridge, where it is noticeably cooler year round. Overall, the seasons are marked more by differences in humidity and rainfall than in temperature. Average rainfall varies considerably, ranging from 1,350 millimeters (53.1 in) in the north and west to over 4,500 millimeters (177.2 in) in the extreme south. Seasonal differences in rainfall are greatest in the northern and central regions of the country where, between January and April or May, fewer than 100 millimeters (3.9 in) of rain fall per month. The dry season is shorter in the south, normally only lasting from February to April. A shorter, less rainy period, known locally as the "little dry," usually occurs in late July or August, after the initial onset of the rainy season. Hurricanes have played key—and devastating—roles in Belizean history. In 1931 an unnamed hurricane destroyed over two-thirds of the buildings in Belize City and killed more than 1,000 people. In 1955 Hurricane Janet leveled the northern town of Corozal. Only six years later, Hurricane Hattie struck the central coastal area of the country, with winds in excess of 300 kilometers per hour (186 mph) and 4-meter (13.1 ft) storm tides. The devastation of Belize City for the second time in thirty years prompted the relocation of the capital some 80 kilometers (50 mi) inland to the planned city of Belmopan. A hurricane that devastated Belize was Hurricane Greta, which caused more than US$25 million in damages along the southern coast in 1978. There was a period of 20 years that Belize was considered as a hurricane-free zone by many until Hurricane Mitch (October 1998) caused quite a stir and gave rise to hurricane awareness and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO). Two years later Tropical Storm Chantal and Hurricane Keith did much to put the country on the hurricane map. In 2001, Hurricane Iris swept through the southern part of Belize causing damage that ranged in the hundreds of millions due largely to wiping away the banana industry, crippling the citrus and tourism in the area. Six years later, the fury of Category Five Dean landed on the Yucatán coast at Mahahual but Corozal, on northern Belize, was not spared the brunt of reportedly Category 3 to 4 winds. The latter did tens of millions in damages, especially to the infantile papaya industry and to a lesser extent to the endemic sugar cane industry.

Things To Do In Belize City On A Cruise

Bordering on Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean, Belize is the second smallest country in Central America (after El Salvador), with an area of approximately 9,000 square miles that includes numerous small islands off the coast known as cayes. More than half of the mainland is covered with dense forests, and at its longest point Belize is 176 miles long while its greatest width is 88 miles. Long a strong advocate of environmental protection, the government has set aside approximately 20 percent of its land as nature reserves. Belize has been attracting steadily increasing numbers of U.S. visitors as it has become better known as a reasonably priced destination offering some of the best diving in the Caribbean. It also continues to increase in popularity as a cruise destination and is often included as one of the ports of call on Western Caribbean itineraries. Diving is Belize's main claim to fame due to an almost unbroken line of reefs and cayes extending for 150 miles along its coast that make up the longest reef system in the western hemisphere (and the second longest in the world). While many cayes are tiny and uninhabited, some like Ambergris Caye are sufficiently large to have built resorts that attract divers from around the world. Several important Mayan sites on the mainland, such as Altun Ha and Xunantunich, make for excellent day trips and are included on shore excursions by most cruise ships. As a matter of fact, Belize has the highest concentration of Mayan sites of all the countries in Central America. Belize City, with its wooden and brick buildings, exudes some colonial charm, but the downtown area also has many seedy neighborhoods, and tourists should beware of walking around the city after dark. For cruise passengers, Belize City is primarily a jumping off point for tours and excursions to its many natural and historical attractions. Print the entire port review. Other Western Caribbean Cruise Ports: Belize City • Costa Maya • Cozumel • Falmouth • Galveston • Grand Cayman • Havana • Houston • Montego Bay • New Orleans • Ocho Rios • Playa del Carmen (Calica) • Progreso • Roatan • Santiago de Cuba • Tampa Best Souvenir Bracelets carved of zirticote hardwood, from the National Handicrafts Sales Centre near Tourism Village. Also find an assortment of locally produced mahogany and rosewood carvings, slate carvings, jippi jappa baskets and artwork. (2 South Park Street; 501-223-3636) Top Language English is Belize's official language and is spoken by virtually everyone. Top Currency & Best Way to Get Money Belizean dollar (exchange rate is roughly $2 Belize to $1 U.S.); all shops and merchants readily accept U.S. dollars (most also accept credit cards) so it is unnecessary to change money. ATM's are plentiful in both the Tourism Village and the rest of the city. Top Hanging Around All ships anchor in Belize City harbor and passengers are whizzed from ship to shore via speedy Belizean tenders; takes approximately 20 minutes to tender ashore. All passengers disembark at docks in Belize's Tourism Village. Top Getting Around Taxis are readily available at Tourism Village as well as in the city and at hotels. Taxis do not have meters and although most drivers charge a standard fare, make sure you determine the fare before getting in so as to avoid being burned upon arriving at your destination. Look for the green license plate of licensed taxis. There are also water taxis and ferries that depart from the Marine Terminal to the outlying cayes, including the larger resort cayes such as Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye. A trip from Belize City to San Pedro, the largest town on Ambergris Caye, takes around 80 minutes. Don't Miss Diving and Snorkeling: Number one on the hit parade of favorite outdoor activities due to the astounding sites along the barrier reef. Some of the best dive sites lie just off Ambergris Caye. Charter operators offer day trips that include transportation. However you get to Ambergris Caye, head for the main town of San Pedro, where many of the dive operators are clustered. For a list of local dive shops see Diving on Ambergris Caye. A favorite snorkeling area is known as Shark Ray Alley (one hour by speedboat from San Pedro) where it's possible to get "up close and personal" (petting is permitted) with nurse sharks and sting rays. Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a three-square-mile dive site. Mayan Heritage: Among the best of Belize's Mayan sites is Altun Ha, a heavily excavated site that is a convenient day trip out of the city. Once a major trading and ceremonial center, it consists of several impressive temples and tombs highlighted by the Temple of the Masonry Altars. Another important site is Xunantunich, located near the Guatemalan border that can only be reached by crossing the Mopan River on a hand-cranked ferry. Situated here are six major plazas ringed by more than 25 temples and palaces; largest of the remaining temples is Il Castilo which is worth climbing for the spectacular panoramic view from the top. Wildlife Lovers: Belize City's three major sites containing wild creatures are all located fairly close together. Those who would rather not venture very far from the city can check out The Belize Zoo with its more than 125 animals, all native to Belize. Daily 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Western Highway mile marker 29; 501-220-8004). A little farther out is the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Western Highway mile marker 30.8) and the Community Baboon Sanctuary (across the street; 501-660-3545), which is home to a substantial number of black howler monkeys, called “baboon” in the local Creole dialect. Birders: Belize is a birder's delight as it is home to more than 500 different species from toucans to egrets. Two highly recommended ways to encounter birdlife is on a guided boat trip to the Little Guana Caye Bird Sanctuary and/or the aforementioned Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Top Been There, Done That For the ultimate in R&R at the beach, head to Caye Caulker, a 45-minute ferry ride from the Marine Terminal. Just five miles long and one mile wide, laid-back Caye Caulker is ideal for sun worshipping on one of its gorgeous beaches. There are no cars here so everyone rides around either in golf carts or on bicycles which can be rented by the hour or for the day. Divers can hop boats that go out to the barrier reef just 10 minutes away. Explore Belize's caves. In ancient times, the Mayans believed that caves were the "underworld" and were revered as sacred places. Options for exploring the network of caves include tubing or by kayak or canoe. Some of the tubing is at a place known as "Jungle Paw," where the float through a series of caves in an inner tube lasts about two hours. Top Lunching The menu at The Smoky Mermaid features fabulous lobster and fresh fish dishes. Serves breakfast all day on Saturday. Daily 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (The Great House, #13 Cork Street; 501-223-4759) Nerie's serves less expensive and more Belizean fare. Try rice and beans, stewed pork or fish burger. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Queen & Daly streets; 501-223-4028; 12 Douglas Jones Street; 501-224-5199) Eat with the locals at Big Daddy's Diner, a cafeteria-style restaurant. Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central Market; 501-227-0932) Four Fort Street is a great place to soak up local atmosphere and enjoy native cuisine. Monday - Saturday, 7-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. (#4 Fort Street; 501-2-30116) If you're spending the day on Caye Caulker, grab a burger, tacos or sandwich at Marin's Restaurant and Bar on Luciano Reyes Street. Shore Excursions Best nature lover/history buff combo: An ideal tour for those who want to view creatures in the wild and also explore Mayan ruins is the Altun Ha and River Wallace tour. Travel first up Belize's Wallace River (also known as the Olde Belize River), inhabited by a host of creatures including manatees, crocodiles, iguanas and many species of tropical birds. The second half of the tour is spent at Altun Ha, one of the most important Mayan sites in the country. Best soft adventurer excursion: Tubing along Belize's Sibun River provides a unique look at limestone caves formed before the dawn of mankind. Duration:3 and and be more hours. Best for snorkelers: Travel in a snorkel boat to the uninhabited Goff's Caye, a tiny caye 12 miles offshore where there is abundant reef life and magnificent coral formations. Here it's possible to snorkel either from the beautiful beach or directly off the snorkel boat. Duration: 4 hours.

Belize Maya Civilization

The Pre-Columbian Belize history is the period from initial indigenous presence, across millennia, to the first contacts with Europeans - the Pre-Columbian or before Columbus period - that occurred on the region of the Yucatán Peninsula that is present day Belize. Belize's history begins with the Paleo-Indians. They were nomadic people that arrived in the Asia to the Americas migration across the frozen Bering Strait, perhaps as early as 35,000 years ago. In the course of many millennia, their descendants settled in and adapted to different environments in the Americas, creating many cultures in North America, Central America, and South America. The Mayan culture emerged in the lowland area of the Yucatán Peninsula and the highlands to the south, in what is now southeastern Mexico, Guatemala, western Honduras, and Belize. Many aspects of this culture persist in the area despite nearly half a millennium of European domination. All evidence, whether from archaeology, history, ethnography, or linguistic studies, points to a cultural continuity in this region. The descendants of the first settlers in the area have lived there for at least three millennia. In the tenth century, Mayan society suffered a severe breakdown. Construction of public buildings ceased, the administrative centers lost power, and the population declined as social and economic systems lost their coherence. Some people continued to occupy, or perhaps reoccupied, sites such as Altún Ha, Xunantunich, and Lamanai. Still, these sites ceased being splendid ceremonial and civic centers. The decline of Mayan civilization is still not fully explained. Rather than identifying the collapse as the result of a single factor, many archaeologists now believe that the decline of the Maya was a result of many complex factors and that the decline occurred at different times in different regions. Increasing information about Mayan culture and society helps explain the development, achievements, and decline of their ancient civilization and suggests more continuities in Mayan history than once had been considered possible

Ambergris caye Belize - $100.00 San Pedro Belize

Ambergris Caye, is the largest island of Belize located northeast of the country in the Caribbean Sea. Though administered as part of the Belize District, the closest point on the mainland is part of the Corozal District. It is the only part of Belize that is completely separated from the mainland. The caye is about 40 kilometres (25 mi) long from north to south, and about 1.6 kilometres (1 mi) wide. It was named after large lumps of ambergris which washed ashore here The Belizean island, where it has not been modified by man, is mostly a ring of white sand beach around mangrove swamp in the centre. A Maya community lived on the island in Pre-Columbian times, and made distinctive polished redceramics. San Pedro Town is the largest settlement and only town on Ambergris. There are also a number of small villages and resorts. Captain Morgan's and Mata Chica resorts north of San Pedro played host to the first season of Fox's Temptation Island in 2000, aired in 2001. The availability of skydiving during the winter has become a draw for tourists. Tourism development of Ambergris Caye began in the early 1970s and grew considerably in the later years of the 20th century. The main attractions are the Belize Barrier Reef and its beaches. That barrier reef is the second largest in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. The caye has a small airstrip serviced by Tropic Air and Maya Island Air, and can be reached by plane from Belize City as well as by numerous fast sea ferries. In the meantime Ambergris Caye can also be reached by ferry from Chetumal in Mexico and Corozal Town in Belize. Ambergris Caye is considered as a pene-exclave of Belize because it was separated from the mainland. Only can be crossed in land by crossing Mexico or boat in Belize. Because of the island's small size, the main form of powered transportation is the golf cart Booking Tours From Ambergris Caye If you would like to do our tours from Ambergris Caye/ San Pedro you will need to board the early ferry to Belize City. When you arrive in Belize City we will meet you on the dock with a sign that reads your name.

Belize City, Belize

Belize City is the largest city in the Central American country of Belize and was once the capital of the former British Honduras. According to the 2010 census, Belize City has a population of 57,169 people in 16,162 households.[3] It is located at the mouth of the Haulover Creek, which is a tributary of the Belize River. The Belize River empties into the Caribbean Sea 5 miles from Belize City on the Philip Goldson Highway on the coast of the Caribbean. The city is the country's principal port and its financial and industrial hub. Several cruise ships drop anchor outside the port and are tended by local citizens. The city was almost entirely destroyed in 1961 when Hurricane Hattie swept ashore on 31 October. It was the capital of British Honduras (as Belize was then named) until the government was moved to the new capital of Belmopan in 1970. Belize City was founded (originally as "Belize Town") in 1638 by British lumber harvesters. It had previously been a small Maya city called Holzuz. Belize Town was ideal for the British as a central post because it was on the sea and a natural outlet for local rivers and creeks down which the British shipped logwood and mahogany. Belize Town also became the home of the thousands of African slaves brought in by the British to assist in the forest industry. It was the coordination site for the 1798 Battle of St. George's Caye, won by the British against would-be invaders, and the home of the local courts and government officials up to the 1970s. For this reason, historians often say that "the capital was the Colony", because the center of British control was here. This sentiment remains true today. Even though people like Antonio Soberanis, George Price and Evan X Hyde all lobbied to take their movements outside, and other ethnic groups such as the Garifuna and Mestizos sprang up elsewhere in the country, people looked to Belize Town for guidance. Belize Town slowly improved its infrastructure and has been the object of numerous infrastructural projects. Nevertheless, many of the streets built from colonial days are still small and congested, a majority of houses are still susceptible to fire and damage from hurricanes, and the city is always awaiting something calamitous to happen.

Things To Do In Belize

Belize is compact, occupying about 9,000 square miles. But don't let its size throw you off. Swimmers, snorkelers, and scuba divers will discover paradisiacal spots along the barrier reef, like Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Blue Hole. Wildlife-seekers will marvel at Belize's magnificent jaguars, pumas, howler monkeys, parakeets, and keel-billed toucans at the Belize Zoo. And culture-hounds will reach new heights exploring impressive Mayan archeological sites, like Corozal, Altun Ha, and Lamanai. It's hard to decide where to start in Belize, but the logical first step is to unwind, relax, and blend in with the country's mellow Caribbean vibe by grabbing your bathing suit and savoring a tropical papaya or carambola (star fruit) along the beach.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Belize Mean and Dangerous Adventure Tours

The cave tubing, zip line, and atv adventure is an express combo tour that is a full day tour leaving Belize City at 8:00 am. This adventure tour is designed to last approximately 6 hours. It includes a 50 minutes drive to the Belize Cave Branch Reserve. Upon your arrival at Cave Branch Reserve you will be issued with headlamps, inner tubes, and  life vests for the cave tubing part of the tour.

After you have been issued with your gears for the cave tubing tour, we will start a 20 minutes hike through the rain forest to the caves. As we hike through the rain forest, we will be doing presentations on Medicinal Plants, Belize Mayan History, Use Of The Cave Systems to the Maya, and presentations on Belize Cave Systems.

The cave tubing tour last approximately an hour to an hour and a half. After the cave tubing tour we will drive 5 minutes to the zip line canopy tour site. Upon our arrival arrival at the zip line, you will be assisted with your gears for the zip line canopy tour. The zip line canopy tours approximately an hour.

After the zip line tour we will drive 10 minutes to the atv tour site. Upon our arrival you will be instructed about what to and not to do. You will be doing high speed trekking through the rain forest for approximately an hour. After the atv you will be dropped off at your hotel.

This tour is offered only on the following days:  Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you would like to do this tour outside of the days mentioned you will need to inform us in advance.

Price: $240.00
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Belize A.T.V. and Zip Line


This tour is a combination of the RAIN FOREST A.T.V. and ZIP LINE CANOPY TOUR. This is a very hype tour. You don't need a lot of energy for this adventure tour. All you need to do is book in advance, We don't offer this tour every day of the week. There are specific days when we do this adventure tour. 

On arrival at Peccary Park your experienced guides will brief you on safety procedures for ATV handling and issue protective gear and helmets.  It is now time to explore the jungles of Belize on trails laid out over 100 years ago by loggers in search of precious Mahogany trees.  The trails are a good mix of various challenging terrains leading to the stop of the day – the Maya Caves.  Here you explore caves once used by the Maya thousands of years ago. 

To the Maya, caves were considered portals to the underworld.  These sacred places were used for important ceremonies conducted to appease the gods of the underworld.  As you explore the cave, be on the look out for ancient ceramic pots forgotten for centuries.  Who knows, you may be the one to spot an undiscovered find!

 After this stop, it is time to zip line through the canopy of the rain forest. From the A.T.V . we drive 20 minutes to the zip line site. The zip line part of this tour last approximately 45min. to an hour.

Price: $180.00
4 persons: $160.00
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Belize A.T.M. Actunichil Muknal

This Belize Caving Adventure (daytime) is  one of our Specialties!

Through work alongside archaeologists, ACTION BOYS BELIZE is one of only four companies within Belizeawarded permission to lead groups into newly uncovered caves such as Actun Tunichil Muknal. Recent press coverage can be found in National Geographic Adventurer and the New York Times.
01 Crossing the Frist River 02 Jungle Trail

03 Marguay Tracks 04 Tapir Tracks

We will lead you through the lush subtropical forest of the Tapir Mountain Reserve to the crystal blue waters surrounding the entrance of this remarkable limestone cave. Through its passages we encounter sparkling centuries old stalactites and stalagmites and discover hidden chambers full of Maya artifacts and remains that reveal the rituals and ceremonies of a lost world.

07 Entering the Cave 10 Curtain Stalactites

11 Climbing Up to the Burial Sites 14 More Stalactites

12 Dave Winding Through the Cave 15 Stalagmites

16 Pottery Fragments 17 Pottery with Hieroglyph

18 Human Bones 19 Starting Back Through the Cave

24 Tight Squeeze 21 Ladders Required

23 Stalactites
This tour leaves Belize City at 7.00am every morning.



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Belize City Tours and Belize Tour Packages

Visitors staying in Belize City are asked to mention in their reservations the name of their Belize City hotels. We do free pick up in the Belize City area. All tours leave Belize City at 8:00am sharp. Expect to be picked up at your Belize City hotels at 8:00am by one of our tour guide 

Visitors staying in San Pedro - Ambergris Caye are need to board the 7:00am water taxi that leaves San Pedro Ambergris Caye to Belize City. When you arrive in Belize City one of our tour guides will meet you on the dock with a sign that reads your name. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR TRANSPORTATION FROM AMBERGRIS CAYE SAN PEDRO. WE PROVIDE TRANPORTATION FROM OUR MEETING POINT TO AND FROM THE TOUR SITES.  

Belize Cruise Excursions

Visiors cruising to Belize City Cruise Port are ask to try to get off their ships as soon as they can. If you can board the first tender, that would be great. When you get off your tender please go Terminal #1 and exit from the glass door. As you exit Terminal #1, you will see us hoding a sign that reads your name. We offer our Belize shore excursions and cruise tours to cruisers on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and, Celebrity CruiseLine. So, if you want to sav on shore excursions in Belize City Cruise Port, book with us. Offering Belize Cruise excursions and shore trips in Belize cave tubing (Action Boys Belize Cave Tubing and Action Boys Belize Kids Cave Tubing), Zip Line canopy tour, our famous combo: Zip Line and Cave Tubing, Mayan Ruins (Altun Ha, Lamanai, Xunantunich), beaches jungle tours, river tours, caving, Belize Zoo, Old Belize and more!! Our vision is to make your visit to our port of call, Belize City Belize, the most enjoyable and memorable destination of your Cruise.

Carnival Shore Excursions

Today Carnival Cruise Lines are telling cruisers that it is unsafe to book shore excursions with local tour operators, it’s unsafe to walk outside the port, and it’s unsafe to use a local cab. We just need you to know that Belize City Cruise Port is safe for all. Tour operators in Belize City offer all the tours that are sold on all the cruise lines at cheaper rates. Whilst cruisers are herded on large buses, we use small vans for the safety and comfort of our passengers. This is just to inform you that Belize City Port is safe and we ask that continue to support local tour companies in all port of call. 

Altun Ha Mayan Ruins is the name given ruins of an ancient Maya city in Belize, located in the Belize District about 30 miles (50 km) north of Belize City and about 6 miles (10 km) west of the shore of the Caribbean Sea. "Altun Ha" is a modern name in the Maya language, coined by translating the name of the nearby village of Rockstone Pond. The ancient name is at present unknown.Temple of the Masonry AltarsThe largest of Altun Ha's temple-pyramids, the "Temple of the Masonry Altars", is 54 feet (16 m) high. A drawing of this structure is the logo of Belize's leading brand of beer, "Belikin". The site covers an area of about 5 miles (8 km) square. The central square mile of the site has remains of some 500 structures. The ruins of the ancient structures had their stones reused for residential construction of the agricultural village of Rockstone Pond in modern times, but the ancient site did not come to the attention of archeologists until 1963, when the existence of a sizable ancient site was recognized from the air by pilot and amateur Mayanist Hal Ball.

Our Belize Cave Tubing tour is the most popular shore excursion in Belize. We offer you an unforgettable tour 
where you almost become one with nature while at the same time experiencing the mistry of the ancient Maya Underworld where the Mayas once performed many sacred rituals such as bloodletting and sacrifice to the gods.

Experience exhilaration! This is just one of the feelings you may have as you imitate the Black Howler monkeys of Belize, zipping through the treetops about 70-80 feet above the forest floor in interior Belize! Tarzan did it… now so can you. Flying through the trees at up to 40 miles per hour is an exhilarating experience you'll never forget.  The fun begins once you arrive at our location in Belize. Canopy tours start off slow and low, allowing you to get a feel for the lines.  Each stretch of the tour gets longer, higher, faster and more exciting. With professional guides close by at all times, you'll discover an adrenaline rush unlike any other. 

This tour is This is the closest  you will ever get a monkey ever in your life. This tour includes a hike in Belize's rain forest. We hike in search of howler monkeys in their natural habitat. If you are not sure of activities you would like to do with your kids and families, this might be the best excursion for you.

Looming over the west bank of the New River Lagoon, Lamana Mayan Ruins, or "submerged crocodile," is off the beaten track-perhaps the reason why it thrived for over 3000 years. The city of Lamanai Mayan Ruins began its regional supremacy around 1500 B.C. Extending from the formative years of the Mayan world to the preaching friars of Spanish colonists, Lamanai Mayan Ruins flourished and supported a vast community of farmers, merchants, and traders.

Belize Jungle Tumble Adventure

To do any of the Jungle Tumble trips, when the guests arrive, they must remove all jewelry, watches and another sharp objects that we will keep in a locked strong box for them and its safe. All shoes MUST be removed at the time the guest climbs into the Ball. We will deliver them to the guest when he exits the ball after his or her trip where they can put them on and not get their feet dirty. To ride the dry ball, guests are strapped into a seat and rolled down the hill. One or two people can ride at the same time. To ride the wet ball, no long pants or shoes are allowed. It is necessary to ride the ball in a bathing suit or shorts and short sleeved shirt since we throw a 5 gallon bucket of water inside the ball along with the riders. Long pants and lots of clothing will prevent the rider from sliding around inside the ball as intended.
Instead of rolling over and over as with the dry ball, people in the water balls slide around in the water as they roll down the hill. Both trips are completely different experiences.

Belize Rain Forest ATV

On arrival at Peccary Park your experienced guides will brief you on safety procedures for ATV handling and issue protective gear and helmets.  It is now time to explore the jungles of Belize on trails laid out over 100 years ago by loggers in search of precious Mahogany trees.  The trails are a good mix of various challenging terrains leading to the stop of the day – the Maya Caves.

A.T. V. Super Adventure

This tour is a combination of the RAIN FOREST A.T.V. and ZIP LINE CANOPY TOUR. This is a very hype tour. You don't need a lot of energy for this adventure tour. All you need to do is book in advance, We don't offer this tour every day of the week. There are specific days when we do this adventure tour. 

About 40 km from the Tikal complex in Guatemala, Xunantunich Mayan Ruins was a major ceremonial center.   From its perch on a natural limestone ridge, visitors have a fantastic view of the surrounding area.  And though the center is only one square kilometre, it is home to 25 Mayan temples and palaces including the second tallest Mayan structure in Belize, the pyramid El Castillo.  The site was the first one in Belize that was open to the public, in 1954, and now it has a highly praised on-site museum. The core of Xunantunich occupies about one square mile (2.6 km²), consisting of a series of six plazas surrounded by more than 26 temples and palaces. One of its structures, the pyramid known as "El Castillo", the second tallest structure in Belize (after the temple at Caracol), at some 130 feet (40 m) tall.[1] Archeological excavations have revealed a number of fine stucco facades on some of the ancient temples of this site. Evidence of construction suggests the temple was built in three stages in the 7th, 8th, and 9th centuries. The fine stucco or "frieze" are located on the final stage.

The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center is a zoo in Belize, located some 29 miles (47 km) west of Belize City on the Western Highway. Set in 29 acres (12 ha), the zoo was founded in 1983 by Sharon Matola. It is home to more than 125 animals of about 48 species, all native to Belize. The natural environment of Belize is left entirely intact within the zoo. The dense, natural vegetation is separated only by gravel trails through the forest. The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center receives almost 15,000 school children every year.
The Belize Zoo focuses on educating visitors about the wildlife of Belize through encountering the animals in their natural habitat. The aim is to instill appreciation and pride, and a desire to protect and conserve Belize's natural resources. The Zoo was the recipient of Belize Tourism Board's 9th National Tourism Award, "Educational Award of the Year" in 2009.

Through work alongside archaeologists, ACTION BOYS BELIZE is one of only four companies within Belize awarded permission to lead groups into newly uncovered caves such as Actun Tunichil Muknal. Recent press coverage can be found in National Geographic Adventurer and the New York Times. Actun Tunichil Muknal is a cave in Belize, near San Ignacio Cayo, notable as a Maya archaeological site that includes skeletons, ceramics, and stoneware. The most famous of the human remains is known as "The Crystal Maiden", the skeleton of a teenage girl, probably a sacrifice victim, whose bones which have been completely calcified by the natural processes of the cave, leaving them with a sparkling crystallized appearance. There are several areas of skeletal remains in the main chamber.
The ceramics at the site are significant partially because they are marked with "kill holes", which indicates they were used for ceremonial purposes. Many of the Mayan artifacts and remains are completely calcified to the cave floor. The Mayans also modified cave formations here. Some to create altars for the offerings, others created silhouettes of faces and animals, some projecting a shadow image in the cave. The cave is extensively decorated with cave formations in the upper passages.
Animal life in the cave includes a large population of bats, large fresh water crabs, crayfish, catfish and other tropical fish, Large invertebrates like Amblypygi and various predatory spiders also inhabit the cave. Agouti and Otters may also use the cave. This and many other species are quite common in river caves of this size in Belize.

Belize Bird watching Tours

The list of the bird species currently recorded in Belize consists of the mainland of Belize and around 450 smaller cays and islands lying in the Caribbean Sea. The avifauna of Belize includes a total of 618 species, of which 4 are globally threatened and 3 have been introduced by humans. We are an experienced tour company, offering small and personalized bird watching tours. Our tour guides are knowledgeable experts on local birds. We cater to both the casual and the serious birder. Our Belize tour and vacation packages range all over the country of Belize to provide a vast range of sites and habitats, ensuring you a great Belize birding experience, exciting bird sightings, and unique way to see Belize. Let us show you the very best of birding in Belize.