Taking a journey into the Mayan underworld at Actun Tunichil Muknal, or the “Cave of the Stone Sepulchre”,will be one of the most enlightening, epic, and unique experiences of your life. Recently deemed the #1 Sacred Cave destination in the world by National Geographic, the ATM cave is not only beautiful geologically, with its crystalline stalactites and stalagmites, but also historically, as is a natural museum of ancient Mayan artifacts, as well as a sacred burial place.
First take a 2 1/2 hour drive and enjoy the natial scenery from Belize City to San Ignacio. Here we take another 1 hour drive to enter the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve. From this point on you are on foot, hiking through the jungle for approximately 45 minutes to the entrance of the cave.
The hike includes three stream crossings. To access the cave, you will need to swim across a small spring-fed pool with the assistance of a rope and wade into knee-high water into the dark underworld of the cave that allows us access to the extensive underground maze of tunnels, passageways and chambers, climaxing in the ceremonial chamber housing stoneware, ceramics and the famed crystallized skeleton of the “Crystal Maiden”.
This tour is about 3 hours in the cave under the instruction of our experienced guides.
ATM was used from 700 to 900 A.D. and discovered by British military in 1980s. After surveys and researches, it was opened to the public in 2000s. You can see many untouched excavated articles.
On this fully guided tour around historic Belize City, where you will enjoy this educational tour to visit several locations. Such as the ancient swing bridge over Haulover Creek, then we head through busy downtown streets of the city to the Anglican cathedral in Central America, St. John’s Cathedral built from bricks used as ballast in sailing ships of old. Directly across the street, you, will visit Government House, once home to the colonial Governors and now a museum. As we make our way through the city, we will be making 5 stops:Museum of Belize (Previously the Old Belize City Prison) Baron Bliss Lighthouse and The Belize Sign St. John’s Church Old Government House (Now the House of Culture) Downtown Belize City (Albert Street Shopping Central) Throughout the tour, guests will have the opportunity to take pictures, buy souvenirs, eat the local cuisine and meet local fruit/food vendors. After, we return to your hotel, cruise terminal, Water taxi or the Municipal in Belize City
Enter the exciting world of rivers disappearing into the underworld as you float on inner tubes with only your headlamp to light your way.
Our adventure begins from Belize City with a 1 hour drive to the location, then after you arrive and change cloths, you then start with a hike through the jungle trail; then jump on your tube and feel the excitement as you feel the rush of cool water as you meander down small rapids taking you through a series of remarkable limestone caves.
Float past underground waterfalls then into the crystal cathedral, a spiritual center to the ancient Mayas. On this journey, you will also be viewing sparkling cave formations stalagmites jutting from the river and stalactites looming from above. and learn about cave geology and the rich Mayan history. To make it a truly fun experience you can also jump into a refreshing, crystallized blue waters formed in-between cave entrances.
Note: You must be at least 40 inches (101.6cm) tall to go on the cave tubing tour.
Mountain Pine Ridge has a waterfall of 30 meters and its downstream has some natural pools and glittering crystal caves. It’s very thrilling to go tubing in the dark cave.
Are you interested in experiencing the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, but do not want to get wet? We have a tour just right for you. The entire family will love this trip. Enjoy our Glass Bottom Boat Tour to Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley (Just hope on board, relax and enjoy).After a 20-minute ride to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, you will see lots of things to see on the way. Once you arrive, you will enjoy all the wonders of the reef such are marine life, coral, sharkes, rays and much more. Swimming and Snorkeling is optiona at the reserve, which you can enjoy the tropical marine life and coral first hand. Next, the glass bottom boat will take you to the amazing Shark Ray Alley where you can observe sharks and rays from the safety of your glass bottom boat or again you have the option to swim or snorkel with them. But, it’s against the law to touch or hold any marine life while swimming or snorkeling. Trips departs at the tour dock at 9:00AM or 2:00PM and lasts about 2 1/2 Hours. Requires a minimum of 2 persons or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum. Bottled Water and Soft Drinks included. Snorkel Gear is optional on this tour.
See Belize Barrier Reef Corals, Sharks, Sting Rays, Fish and much more.
Are you interested in experiencing Mexico Rocks is a superb Patch Reef, but do not want to get wet? We have a tour just right for you. The entire family will love this trip. Enjoy our Glass Bottom Boat Tour to Mexico Rocks (Just hope on board, relax and enjoy).After a 20-minute ride to Mexico Rocks which lies half way between the reef and shore. you will see lots of things to see on the way. Mexico Rocks 12ft depth offers excellent visibility of the opulent collection of Boulder Coral dotted by Star, Elk Horn and Stag Horn Coral. The large Boulder Coral rise 10-12 ft high nearly touching the surface and providing refuge to a variety of marine life, including lame scallops, anemones, tube worm shrimp, and eels sheltered in the coral’s nooks and crannies. Sea fans, azure vase sponges, and butterfly fish add life and color as well. Giant Brain Coral formations create miniature under sea habitats and islands for Spiny Lobster and Yellow Tail. Swimming and Snorkeling is optional, which you can enjoy the tropical marine life and coral first hand. But, it’s against the law to touch or hold any marine life or corals while swimming or snorkeling. Trips departs at the tour dock at 9:00AM and lasts about 3 Hours. Requires a minimum of 4 persons for mixed tour or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum. Bottled Water and Soft Drinks included. Snorkel Gear is optional on this tour.
See Belize Barrier Reef Corals, Brain Coral, Sea fans, azure vase sponges, and butterfly fish and much more.
Caye Caulker Local Diving
The Caye Caulker Marine Reserve is a newly protected area. Dive sites such as Raggedy Anne and Tunnels have been some of divers favorites sites . The dive occurs in between and across coral canyons to a maximum depth of 70ft/ 21m. You spend the surface interval at Caye Caulker’s Shark and Ray alley where you can swim with Nurse Sharks and Southern Sting Rays. Divers will enjoy the shallow dives and get to see a good variety of sea life and coral.
San Pedro Local Diving
Start your day with a two or three tank local dive! Conveniently The Barrier Reef is just about 5-10 minutes away from the San Pedro dive center. Explore spur and groove canyons which go from east to west along the second largest barrier reef in the world! Once you've checked in our experienced dive masters will help you set up your gear and provide a briefing of the dive site. Dive sites are chosen by your dive master on the day depending on weather conditions and if you’ve been to a particular dive site before (we avoid taking you to the same dive sites unless requested). Some of the most common creatures you’ll see include nurse sharks, turtles, rays, eels, groupers, snappers and occasionally, dolphins!
Dive Profiles are multi level dives which vary based on the dive site typically ranging from 40-80 feet.
There are only a few places in the world where the elusive manatee are found. One of those places is in Belize. Start the day by making our way to Swallow Caye where we will see the endangered West Indian Manatee in their natural habitat from the boat. (No swimming with the Manatee).
Then head on to Goff’s Caye where sand and coral surround this mysterious island to snorkel the reef, thereafter have lunch and after pull out your beach towels and relax under the swaying coconut palms on the pristine white beaches.
Turneffe makes the scuba diving an adventure like no other dive destination in the Caribbean. One of just three coral atolls located off the coast of Belize, Turneffe Atoll is one of the most beautiful natural locations in the country and a diverse marine habitat home to more than 500 species of fish, 65 species of corals, and hundreds of species of sea birds, mammals, and invertebrates. The atoll is a protected marine area consisting of more than 150 mangrove islands as well as larger cayes (islands) that have a forest or savanna landscape. The shallow waters and huge areas of seagrasses make the atoll a popular spawning aggregation site for fish and amphibious species. Turneffe Atoll is the name for an area measuring more than 300 square miles that encompasses dozens of tiny islands known as the Turneffe Islands. The unique marine environment play a critical role in the health of the used by lobster, conch, crocodiles, fish, and turtle species as a nesting and breeding site.