Belize Jungle Adventures
The Belize Jungle
Private waterfalls, jungle canopies teeming with birds and exotic flora, hiking trails following the footprints of the elusive jaguar, iguanas splashing into crisp clear rivers – these are only a few of the options visitors have to Be One with the beauty of Belize’s rainforest.
An abundance of national parks, private nature reserves and botanical gardens offer a range of rainforest activities for the quiet observer to the active adventurer.
Caves in Belize
Belize is also home to the largest cave system in all of Central America. Caves in Belize were used extensively by the ancient Maya and today provide an exhilarating experience for the first-time caver or the experienced spelunker.
There are thousands of caves in Belize, all part of an extensive underground cave network throughout much of southern and western Belize. These offer varying degrees of accessibility and adventure.
Most Popular Activities
Most Popular Activities:
Jungle Zip Line
If you always wanted to know what it was like to fly like the birds then ziplining is your chance to soar above the jungle canopy traversing from one platform to another.
On the Zipline Adventure you are fastened to a steel cable, that hangs above and between the tree tops, your given a gentle push by your guide and off your go sailing across the sky. From the First Platform you will “jump” to the next Platform about 150 ft away. Flying through the air surrounded by nature is the most exhilarating feeling ever encountered, the birds and Howler Monkeys found onsite will be at eye level making you one with the prolific nature Belize if famous for.
The Zip Line Adventure consists of 8 Zip Line Platforms each strategically located within the Rainforest canopy. Double cables (each capable of withstanding 2,000 pounds of weight, the requirement for this tour truly has nothing to do with weight but with the size of the safety equipment) are used for the ultimate safety. All landing Platforms are equipped with safety gear, handrails and Guides to meet your next landing as well as to ensure your personal safety throughout the tour. The Platforms are as high as 85ft into the Canopy and as far apart as 250ft!
Welcome to the best little zoo in the world!
The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center was started in 1983, as a last ditch effort to provide a home for a collection of wild animals which had been used in making documentary films about tropical forests. Shortly after the backyard “zoo” began, it was quickly realized that its Belizean visitors were unfamiliar with the different species of wildlife which shared their country. This very aspect fomented the commitment to develop the little zoo into a dynamic wildlife education center.
Today, The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center is settled upon 29 acres of tropical savanna and exhibits over 150 animals, representing over 45 species, all native to Belize. The zoo keeps animals which were orphaned, rescued, born at the zoo, rehabilitated animals, or sent to The Belize Zoo as donations from other zoological institutions.
A visit to the zoo is the best way to get an introduction to the animals of Belize, and to understand why it is important to protect the habitats that sustain them. The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center believes that by bringing the people of Belize closer to the animals which are their natural heritage, they will feel proud of these special resources, and want to protect them for future generations.
Belize Cave Tubing
If you are looking for things to do in Belize, Cave Tubing should be on the top of your list. There is no other country or island in all of the Western Caribbean and perhaps in the entire world that offers anything quite like this.
Enter an exciting realm where rivers disappear into the underworld as you float on inner tubes with only your headlamp to lead the way. Glide past entrances from above, filtering mists of jungle light, as you float through underground river caves sparkling with mica-studded stalactites and stalagmites filled with 1,000-year-old pottery shards. Continue past an underground waterfall leading into the “Crystal Cathedral”, a spiritual place used by the ancient Maya.
Guided by our experienced tour guides, you will hike for about 30 minutes through the magical Belizean rainforest then tube down the refreshing Caves Branch River and through spectacular cave systems, which the ancient Mayas regarded as a sacred underworld and home to many powerful gods. It’s an exciting adventure you’ll never want to end and one you will always remember.
Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (ATM)
To appreciate the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, you’ll need to devote a full day to its exploration. Deep within the forests lays a wonder of both ancient and natural beauty.
In the beautiful Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve, with numerous jungle stream crossings, visitors find a crystal-clear stream flowing from the cave opening. A short swim into the cave and a guided hike through the underground realm is rewarded by one of the most impressive Maya sites in Belize, including massive pots, ceremonial chambers and human skeletal remains cemented in limestone.
Amazingly, while valuable artifacts are always in danger of being taken from inside any cave, at Actun Tunichil Muknal, nearly all of the culturally significant artifacts remain in place just as they were when they were discovered in 1989. Belize’s Department of Archaeology has granted permission for only a handful of approved guides to lead tourists through the terrain in order to control the loss of valuable artifacts while giving the public access to this superb piece of Belize’s culture and heritage.