Belize Inland Tours
Explore the many inland adventures Belize has to offer – from zip lining over the rainforest canopy to exploring the ancient Maya ruins of our ancestors or enjoying a relaxing tube ride through underground caves. The adventures are limitless.
Maya Ruin Tours
Once home to more than a million people, the ancient Mayan Empire once stretched from Mexico down through Guatemala, with Belize as its beating heart. After the mysterious collapse of this once-great empire in the centuries before Europeans arrived in the Americas, the Mayan cities were abandoned, left to be reclaimed by the jungle.
Grab your hiking boots and go back in time with us…
Antelope Trail & Waterfall Hike
Take a boat ride into Dangriga Town. Then head towards the Maya Mountains where your guide will lead you through the partially excavated Mayan ruins site, which has several ceremonial mounds and an ancient ball court, to traverse Silk Grass creek and venture into the jungle. A steep trail leads to the top of the Antelope Falls waterfall and a series of clear, cool and natural swimming pools proving a breathtaking view of the jungle and Caribbean Sea.
Duration: 6.5 hours
Includes: Guide, transportation, park entrance fee, packed lunch
Requirement: Sports fishing license
What to bring: Sunscreen, clothing to protect from the sun, hat, insect repellent, waterproof camera, swim wear, towel, change of clothing
ATM Cave Tour
In 1989, a group of Belizean explorers discovered the sacred ceremonial cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM), used by the Ancient Maya to conduct religious sacrifices. After nine years of documenting and exploring the more than five kilometers (3 miles) of winding passages and deep pools, the cave was opened to the public in 1998.
Today, adventurous visitors can explore this fabulous underground world. The tour begins with a refreshing 45-minute hike through the rainforest, fording three streams along the way. Entering the cave, visitors swim across a small pool to arrive at a rock shelf. From there, the spelunking adventure truly begins with 600 meters (2000 feet) of crossing over slippery terrain and deep pools, marveling at the large stalagmites that the Ancient Maya carved with religious symbols.
Entering into the sacred heart of ATM cave, the next step is to climb three meters up (30 feet) to a flat shelf that overlooks the river. No shoes are allowed past this point as the floor and sides of the cave are littered with pieces of pottery and ceremonial items dating more than a thousand years ago, left behind by the Mayan priests. Artwork, much of it mysterious and still not understood by modern archeologists, covers the wall.
Further on, spelunkers get to see further evidence of Mayan religious ceremonies, many which were performed to appease the gods of Xibalba. More broken pottery can be seen along with the remains of human sacrifices. Archeologists have discovered 14 individuals so far, seven adults and seven small children under the age of 5. The most famous remains are that of the Crystal Maiden, a woman in her early 20s whose complete skeleton has become covered in a layer of glittering calcite.
While there is much to marvel at inside the ATM cave, the physical requirements of swimming through the entrance, ascending sheer rock faces and traversing the treacherous interior terrain require that visitors be in good physical condition.
Duration: Full Day
What to bring: Sunscreen, insect repellent, change of clothing
Cave Tubing & Zipline Tour
You’ll spend about 2 hrs travelling from the island to the Cave’s Branch Archaeological Reserve and then hike about 30 minutes through the Belize Rainforest and through a couple dry caves until you come to the opening of the first cave through which the underground Cave’s Branch river flows. This is where the REAL fun begins as you will be assisted in getting into your inner tube to begin floating through the caves. It’s a short, but amazing journey of about 45 minutes to an hour. Many of our guests like to mix up the relaxing, leisurely experience of cave tubing with the adrenaline rush of zip-lining. Here a new world unfolds as you gently slide along on a steel cable to the next tree platform.
Duration: Full Day
Includes: Guide, transportation, packed lunch, park entrance fee, tubing equipment
What to bring: Sunscreen, clothing to protect from the sun, hat, insect repellent, waterproof camera, change of clothing, water shoes
Note: The minimum age for the Zip-lining tour is 4 years old. The maximum weight allowed is 300 lbs.
Waterfall Expedition Tour
Hundreds of feet under the limestone mountain ridge above, explore this river cave with a total of 6 waterfalls that must be a challenged ad conquered before days end. This adventure involves no cave tubing. Spectacular crystals formation loom above an ancient Maya ceremonial centers are hidden inside the chambers as you explore this mist shrouded kingdom. At the end of the day, you return either by jumping off each waterfall into the pools below or for those less adventurous you can lowered down on the belay. You finish with a three kilometer hike through the forest to where a driver will be awaiting to take you back to your hotel.
Duration: Full day
Includes: Guide, transportation, packed lunch, entrance fee
What to bring: Sunscreen, comfortable light weight long pants and shirt, well-threaded sneakers or hiking boots, insect repellent, waterproof camera
“The ATM cave tour was one of the best adventures of our life. We’ll definitely come back soon.”