Are these 5 Belize Tours on Your Holiday Wishlist?
It seems like 2018 has just started and yet, we’re already here in March. If you’ve been considering visiting Belize this year, here are some amazing tours that should definitely be on your holiday wishlist:
Visit an Ancient Maya City
Abandoned more than 1,000 years ago, the mighty cities of the Ancient Maya were lost to the jungle. Today, however, visitors have the chance to visit ancient sites like Xunantunich to marvel at colossal temples, pyramids, palaces, and ball courts. Xunantunich is also home to the largest royal tomb ever excavated, and ongoing work allows visitors to see archeology in action.
Visit the Belize Barrier Reef
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Belize Barrier Reef is home to some of the finest scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing spots in the world. Second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Belize Barrier Reef is an oasis of sandy atolls, crystal clear water, and tropical islands.
Visit Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
Nature in Belize is incredibly diverse, but it can be hard to see some of the country’s most iconic animals in the wild. By visiting Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, you can not only learn more about the wildlife in Belize but also help sustain community organizations that work hard to protect animals in the country.
Visit a Belize Sacred Cave
The landscape in Belize is home to thousands of caves, some of which were formerly used by ancient Maya priests for their most solemn religious ceremonies. Sites like the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave allow visitors to see locations that remained untouched for more than 1,000 years, including the remains of human sacrificial victims.
Visit a Cultural Community in Belize
Belize has a small population (less than 400,000 people), but it has an incredibly diverse population. Cultural tours are a great way to learn more about the local people in Belize.
Visitors can choose options like visiting a Maya village where families have preserved ancient knowledge about how to sustainably harvest resources from the surrounding nature as well as learn how to make traditional Maya foods like chocolate. And visiting a Garifuna village is a great way to learn more about this traditional Afro-Caribbean culture and their rich history of music, dance, and drumming.
Barefoot Rentals and Services is a locally-owned and operated company offering a full range of tourism services, including vehicle rentals, private transfers, and organizing tours to all of the top attractions in Belize.