Besides its fascinating history and culture, Belize is noted for its natural landscapes and wild animals, so much so that encounters with nature is the norm here. Belize Nature Tour will take you hiking through rainforests, diving reefs, and exploring caves.
About half of Belize is made up of dense jungles, with 80% of its rainforest being designated as protected areas and are virtually unexplored. As you can imagine, these forested areas provide habitat for a wide array of jungle animals, including the jaguar, the puma, the ocelot, the armadillo, the tapir, and the crocodile. Venturing off-the-beaten-path and exploring the diversity of the land entails the Belize Nature Tour experience.
Hiking trails, suitable for all genres of physical capabilities can be explored on Belize Nature Tour. Apart from long hikes, you can walk short paths or go biking in the mountains or embark on a safari drive. National parks and nature trails, also, contain archaeological sites and Mayan ruins.
Belize network of caves and grottoes provide a wealth of information about the ancient Mayan culture, as well as the animal species that once occupied these spaces, some of which are now extinct. On Belize Nature Tour, you can indulge canoeing a subterranean river or cave tubing, swimming, climbing, and exploring. Cave Branch provides everything from river caving to overnight caving, and even the opportunity to see Mayan burial sites inside some caves.
Belize’s rivers crisscross the tapestry of lush tropical landscape and goes out to meet the sea.
Diving in the Barrier Reef of Belize presents an underwater nirvana to divers. The reef is rich with copious marine life, which exceeds that of many other Caribbean dive destinations. An important biosphere comprising the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, offshore atolls, numerous hundreds of sand cays, mangrove forests, coastal lagoons, and estuaries, Belize’s ocean and coasts are important habitat for some threatened species, including the marine turtle, the manatee, and the American marine crocodile.
Belize Nature Tour is designed to bring travelers up and close with the natural and wild elements of this tropical destination.
The region is not what most people imagined when they think of Belize. Instead of Caribbean Sea, Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, cayes, and coastal lands, Cayo District reveals rainforests, jungles, Maya mountains, rivers, and ruins.
You’ll arrive at your eco-lodge at Caves Branch. Your package allows you to choose from 3 of 8 caving excursions:
River Cave Exhibition: "After a healthy buffet style breakfast at Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, you will embark on a 15 minute drive on our jungle buses to the caves branch river where you will tube along for 100 feet to the entrance of the cave system.
Your underground expedition takes you off the beaten path to explore ancient Mayan ceremonial centers, pottery, artifacts, altars, obsidian bloodletting blades, jade and the actual footprints of the Shaman and priests that date back to 400 A.D."
Lost Cave Tour: "This adventure starts off with a challenging 40 minute hike through the jungle. You will walk the actual steps that Mayan Shaman walked as they entered Xibalba. Feel the presence of the ancient Gods as we explore spectacular and awe filled crystal chambers that hold 2,000 year old Maya ceremonial centers. Fire pits, charcoal and ash, pottery, bowls, relics, alters, wall carvings, glyph writings and actual skeletons of sacrificial victims are found in various ceremonial caves."
Actun Tunichil Muknal: "This cave is one of the most popular Mayan burial sites in Western Belize. The cave contains four skeletons, ceramics, and stoneware left by the Maya. The most famous skeleton inside the cave is that of a young girl, the bones of which have been completely covered by the natural processes of the cave, leaving them with a sparkling appearance. The cave itself is several kilometers long with several chambers."
The largest living coral reef in the Western Hemisphere, Belize Barrier Reef is a crucial ecosystem in the ocean. Teaming with ocean and marine life, the Mesoamerican reef attracts ocean biologists and sports divers from all over the world. The locale is also a renowned hub for beginners interested in learning to dive and gain PADI certification.
A World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef system includes reefs that boast 100+ species of corals, atolls, and an array of white sandy beaches.
Day 8 you will return to Belize City for your departure on Day 9.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
L' EcoResorts, its employees, its affiliates and their employees accept no responsibility, whatsoever, for travelers’ health and safety while they partake in a nature tour. While participating in the tours booked through L' EcoResorts, it is the sole responsibility of the traveler to secure their health and safety. It is further the responsibility of travelers to do health checkups and acquire a clean bill of health from a professional health care provider before embarking on any physical activities, therefore relieving L' EcoResorts, its partners, and its staffs from any blame as it relates to the health and safety of travelers.
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