Excursions in Belize

Tranquility Bay Resort offers all the best excursions in Belize

Memorable excursions in Belize are our specialty at Tranquility Bay Resort and we delight in showing you the wonders of our country both on water and on land. The largest island in Belize, Ambergris Caye is home to all manner of watersports including windsurfing, kiteboarding, parasailing, river and sea kayaking, sailing, and jet skiing. Mountain biking, horseback riding, ziplining, and trekking are all popular ways to explore the Belize countryside. Protected areas cover over half of Belize and you may wish to visit animal sanctuaries dedicated to native wild creatures such as jaguars and baboons. Founded in the 1980’s, the 150 square miles of Cockscomb Basin may be your best chance to spot the jaguar and the reserve also contains the headwaters of two major river systems.

Located just 12 km from San Pedro Town, Tranquility Bay Resort is conveniently situated to discover the many attractions of Belize. The 29 acre Belize Zoo began as a refuge for wild animals used in documentaries and today houses over 150 native animals, all orphaned, born at the zoo, or former pets. The Belize Botanic Gardens showcases 2,000 species of native plants on 45 acres. For birders, the Manovar Bird Sanctuary is a must, as a home to 500 species including hundreds of frigatebirds. Right on Ambergris Caye, the Butterfly Jungle affords an up close and personal chance to view twenty or so species of butterflies in all stages of development.

For Belize city excursions and more, look to Tranquility Bay Resort

For many visitors, the best excursions in Belize are those to the ancient Mayan ruins. What is today’s Belize was once the central core of the Mayan empire between 250 and 1000 AD, and visitors can investigate these cities of the past and their steep-sided stone temples at Xunantunich (stone lady), Altun Ha, Caracol, and Lamanai. Altun Ha may be the most well known site; composed of 25 square miles and meaning rockstone pond, visitors can discover the Temple of the Green Tomb, once used for burial of priest kinds with their worldly goods. Caracol was once a rival of the Guatemalan city Tikal and is believed to have been used as a military fortress- thus, it is the tallest temple in Belize. Excavated only in the 1970’s, Lamanai translates to submerged crocodile and this 960-acre site includes extensive examples of crocodile art. Ambergris Caye contains one smaller Maya site as well on its southern end, Marco Gonzalez.

Belize Excursions can be as active (or inactive) as you wish them to be. Belize is home to the Caves Branch River, a unique system that flows through the karst foothills of the Maya Mountains. Flowing for miles from a source deep underground, the river charges through a series of caves (the best known is Actun Tunichil Muknal- or more simply, ATM) that allow for adventurers to enjoy up to seven miles of underground cave tubing in a system that once had sacred and ceremonial value to the Maya civilization. At Tranquility Bay Resort, we provide the chance to enjoy ‘your Belize, your way’ and look forward to assist you in planning your own explorations.

Mainland Tours

We have carefully selected the tour operators we work with. They all have proven over several years to be highly professional. One of the tour pick-up points can be reached via boat transfer from Tranquility Bay Resort, and the other by a small private aircraft. Please, keep in mind that our prices include the boat transfer fee to the tour operator location and back to TBR. TBR does not offer any complimentary transportation for any activity booked with outside Tour Operators. Check with Guests services for current pricing.

By Boat

By Aircraft

Cave Tubing and Belize Zoo (full day)

The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center exhibits over 175 animals, which represent over 45 native species. Get up close and personal with tropical Toucans or pluck up the courage to hold a Boa Constrictor! On this excursion, not only will you get the chance to explore vast underground networks of ancient Mayan caves and underground rivers, but you will also get a chance to visit the popular Belize Zoo.

Price

US$ 280/Person

Duration

Full day

Clothing
  • Shorts & T-shirt
  • Bathing suit
  • Hat
Minimum pax

4 persons

Includes
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Boat transfer fee to the tour operator location and back to TBR
What to bring:
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Money (park fee - US$5)

Cave Tubing and Zip Lining

Caves were an integral part of ancient Mayan culture; they were seen as gateways to the underworld and places of magic. To this day, evidence of the Mayan way of life, and remnants of their ceremonies and rituals can still be found in many of the caves. On this tour, explore networks of beautiful otherworldly limestone stalactites and drift in a tube in archaic underground rivers, followed by an invigorating zip lining adventure through the tree canopies of the jungle.

Price

US$ 280/Person

Duration

Full day

Clothing
  • Shorts & T-shirt
  • Bathing suit
  • Hat
Minimum pax

4 persons

Includes
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Boat transfer fee to the tour operator location and back to TBR
What to bring:
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Money (park fee - US$5)

Altun Ha Jungle River Adventure

Altun Ha was an incredible Mayan ceremonial complex, featuring some thirteen immense structures, including a temple dedicated to the Sun God. Though the buildings are now ancient ruins, crumbling in some places and being reclaimed by nature, the buildings are still as impressive as ever. Get an insight into the way of life of this ancient civilization with a river adventure and tour.

Price

US$ 220/Person

Duration

Full day

Clothing
  • Shorts & T-shirt
  • Hat
  • Sturdy Shoes or Boots
Minimum pax

4 persons

Includes
  • Boat transfer fee to the tour operator location and back to TBR
What to bring:
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Money ( park fee - US$ 5, lunch at the “Maruba Jungle Spa” are not included)
  • Water

Lamanai Jungle River Adventure

The name "Lamanai" means submerged crocodile, which may allude to the local wildlife near the site of this ancient Mayan temple complex, which you can access via boat along the New River. Scale the steep steps of the pyramid-like “High Temple”, and witness the intriguing carvings that adorn the “Temple of The Mask” which have endured the test of time.

Price

US$ 230/Person

Duration

Full day

Clothing
  • Shorts & T-shirt
  • Hat
  • Sturdy Shoes or Boots
Minimum pax

4 persons

Includes
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Boat transfer fee to the tour operator location and back to TBR
What to bring:
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Money (park fee US$ 5 is not included)

Cave Tubing and Zip Lining

Caves were an integral part of ancient Mayan culture; they were seen as gateways to the underworld and places of magic. To this day, evidence of the Mayan way of life, and remnants of their ceremonies and rituals can still be found in many of the caves. On this tour, explore networks of beautiful otherworldly limestone stalactites and drift in a tube in archaic underground rivers, followed by an invigorating zip lining adventure through the tree canopies of the jungle.

Price

US$ 320/Person

Duration

Full day

Clothing
  • Shorts & T-shirt
  • Bathing suit
  • Hat
  • Sturdy Shoes or Boots
Minimum pax

4 persons

Includes
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Airfare to the tour operator location and back to TBR
What to bring:
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses

Cave Tubing and Altun Ha

Explore some of the most poignant factors of ancient Mayan life on this tour. First, the sacred cave network which the Mayans believed lead to the underworld, via the underground rivers that serpentine through the limestone caverns. Then, explore the incredible ruins of Altun Ha and marvel at the impressive structures s uch as the "Temple of the Masonry Altars", which stands at 16 metres (52 ft) tall.

Price

US$ 320/Person

Duration

Full day

Clothing
  • Shorts & T-shirt
  • Bathing suit
  • Hat
  • Sturdy Shoes or Boots
Minimum pax

4 persons

Includes
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Airfare to the tour operator location and back to TBR
What to bring:
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Money for shopping

Cave Tubing and Belize zoo

The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center exhibits over 175 animals, which represent over 45 native species. Get up close and personal with tropical Toucans or pluck up the courage to hold a Boa Constrictor! On this excursion, not only will you get the chance to explore vast underground networks of ancient Mayan caves and underground rivers, but you will also get a chance to visit the popular Belize Zoo.

Price

US$ 320/Person

Duration

Full day

Clothing
  • Shorts & T-shirt
  • Bathing suit
  • Hat
Minimum pax

4 persons

Includes
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Airfare to the tour operator location and back to TBR
What to bring:
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Towel

ATM Cave

The Actun Tunichil Muknal or “ ATM” cave is one of the most famous caves in Belize, due to amount of ancient Mayan artifacts that can be found there. The cave houses four visible skeletons, as well as preserved Mayan ceramics and pottery. This full day excursion offers the unique experience to swim, climb and explore this wonderful and mysterious relic of the past.

Price

US$ 450/Person

Duration

Full day

Clothing
  • Long pants + long sleeve shirt
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Sturdy Shoes or Boots
Minimum pax

4 persons

Includes
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Airfare to the tour operator location and back to TBR
What to bring:
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Towel

Lamanai River Adventure

The name "Lamanai" means submerged crocodile, which may allude to the local wildlife near the site of this ancient Mayan temple complex, which you can access via boat along the New River. Scale the steep steps of the pyramid-like “High Temple”, and witness the intriguing carvings that adorn the “Temple of The Mask” which have endured the test of time.

Price

US$ 300/Person

Duration

Full day

Clothing
  • Shorts & T-shirt
  • Hat
  • Sturdy Shoes or Boots
Minimum pax

4 persons

Includes
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Airfare to the tour operator location and back to TBR
What to bring:
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses

- Minimum of 4 persons required. Please check with Guest services if less than 4 persons.- 12.5% Government Tax Not included

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