Access all areas of Mayan sites such as Caracol, Xunantunich, Lamanai and Lubaantun
Hike to waterfalls in the cooler Mountain Pine Ridge region that borders Guatemala
Bird-watch from your balcony or get active in the tropical rainforest of the Cayo District
Search for Jaguars in the Rio Bravo and Orange Walk District
Hole up on a Caribbean island for snorkelling over the reef and enjoying fresh seafood
Take a boat trip through mangroves of Stann Creek in search of manatees
See a Garifuna drumming band in laid-back Placencia
Hire a Catamaran and sail the Belize Cayes
Emma, one of our Belize specialists, fell in love with the less-visited southern district of Toledo when recently travelling to Belize. In Toledo a clutch of small lodges provide a comfortable base from which you can explore cacao farms, coastal mangroves, tiny Caribbean atolls, dense tropical rainforest and the wildlife contained therein as part of a holiday to Belize. The local Mayan site of Lubaantun was also where a controversial crystal skull was discovered in 1926.
One of John’s favourite spots is the sacred Mayan cave of Actun Tunichil Muknal (locally known as ATM). A two hour hike at dawn across Mennonite fields and fording rivers leads you to the cave entrance, which is only accessed by a short swim. A hike through subterranean watercourses before clambering through a series of chambers that are strewn with Mayan relics, will lead you to come face to face with the ‘occupant’ of the final cave. A real must for those looking for a more unusual holiday to Belize.
Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, borders Mexico and Guatemala and is the only English speaking country in Central America. Despite being smaller than Belgium, the landscapes vary incredibly from mountainous forests and fertile hills to river wetlands and beautiful beaches. Ancient Mayan ruins, enchanting landscapes, extraordinary wildlife and a unique mix of local people and culture make Belize a fascinating and exciting holiday destination. This is also a great country to participate in adventure activities such as tubing or kayaking through river-cut gorges in the heart of a tropical rainforest. Belize combines well with Guatemala or Mexico to create a holiday of exceptional variety.
For more information on holidays to Belize or Central America please contact our Belize specialists on 01285 880 980 who can offer expert, first hand advice.
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