Welcome to Belize City


You might find Belize City menacing, but you certainly won't find it dull. And while it doesn't top the list of Belize tourist destinations, visitors often admire the city's raffish charms and cultural vibrancy. Lately the government has gone to greater lengths to make tourists feel safe, with some success. But the city remains markedly less relaxed than the rest of Belize, and its reputation for poverty and crime persists.


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$175 Day Trips & Excursions

Lamanai and the New River Safari in Belize

A 45-minute drive up the Northern Highway, passing through villages and lowlands with many bird species, brings you to Tower Hill, where you'll board a riverboat and head up the New River.While traversing the many creeks and lagoons, you may spot birdlife including hawks, kites and falcons. The river is lined with hardwood trees, orchids and bromeliads, and you might see dainty wading birds called jacanas lightly walking on lily pads while elusive crocodiles bask in the morning sunlight.At the entrance to the New River Lagoon, the ruins of Lamanai (Mayan for submerged crocodile) rise into view. Once at the site you'll tour the small museum which features many ancient relics found at Lamanai.You'll then embark on a 1.5-mile (2.5km) jungle hike to visit the Temple of the Mask, one of the tallest Mayan pyramids; the stucco mask of the Sun God "Kinich Ahau"; an elaborate carved stellae; and the Temple of the Jaguar Masks. These impressive sites appear to materialize out of the rainforest amid the chatter of birds and the haunting call of the howler monkeys.Your guide will point out the copal and ramon trees, which were of great importance in ancient times. For the jungle hike you will need insect repellent and sturdy walking shoes.At the end of the tour you'll have lunch under thatched palapas near the lagoon's edge. After lunch, free time is available for more sightseeing in the rainforest.

$55 Transfers & Ground Transport

Belize Airport (BZE) Transfer to San Ignacio Hotels

Enjoy a hassle-free airport arrival transfer from Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) near Belize City to your San Ignacio hotel. This stress-free shared transfer will take you directly to your San Ignacio hotel. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.

$59 Water Sports

Cave Kayaking Tour from Belize City

This tour starts with Hotel/ Cruise Ship Port/ Airport/ Water taxi pick up. From there, you will be driven along a scenic highway for about an hour to Nohoc Chen Park. The park has restroom facilities and showers, 3 restaurants and vendors to purchase snacks from.  Once ready with swim wear, headlight, and helmets you will go on a 20 minute walk along a forest path. Once at the caves, you will get into the kayak, single or tandem and start paddling up, into the dark caves systems where very few people have ever ventured into. Led by expert guides, this tour allows you to go deep inside the cave system viewing 6 major caves located on the caves branch river. You will see many chambers, formations and very dark rooms using bright LED lights, you will then see the small a waterfall that is inside the caves. After seeing all the caves, you will exit the caves and go downstream enjoying the sunlight and refreshing crystal clear waters of the caves branch river. Then its siesta time as you relax on your drive back to your Hotel, Caye Caulker or San Pedro Water Taxi or Cruise Ship Terminal.

$125 Outdoor Activities

Private Altun Ha And Cave Tubing from Belize City

This tour will take you to visit a Mayan ruin where you can learn about a great civilization that inhabited Belize over 3,000 years ago. Journey through the Mayan underworld, tubing through underground caves over 175,000 years old as your headlights reveal many untouched crystal formations below the surface of the earth.Altun Ha was first settled somewhere around 250 BC, with construction of the buildings beginning in 100 AD and continuing throughout the Classic Period that ended in the 10th century. Some 10,000 Maya lived in and around Altun Ha, which was a significant trading center as evidenced by the large amounts of jade and obsidian excavated here in the early sixties and seventies.Altun Ha Tour: spanning a 25 square mile area roughly an hour from Belize City, Altun Ha is made up of two central plazas surrounded by towering temples that enclose the palm strewn land. The larger of the two plazas, Plaza A, is the site of a mysterious tomb discovered beneath one of the temples called Temple of the Green Tomb. Jade, jewelry, flints and skins are among the three hundred remnants that were unearthed here.Cave tubing provides thrills to suit nearly any age and fitness level. After a brief 30-minute hike to the entrance of the cave, inner tubes are used to float along the Caves Branch River. See your light flicker upon strange shapes and the ultimate darkness beyond. Hear the echo of your own voice bounce off the distant walls. Listen to the water dripping from the ceiling, creating spectacular formations in the stunning chambers. And while you might be expecting dark and claustrophobic passageways, you are likely to find enormous chambers and cathedral-sized rooms.

$55 Transfers & Ground Transport

San Ignacio Hotel to Belize Airport Transfer by Shared Shuttle

When you're ready to head to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport near Belize City, this stress-free shared transfer will take you there directly from your San Ignacio hotel. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.

$94 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Altun Ha and Belize City Tour

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