Have questions? We're here.
Sunset canoe trip

Belize Travel Info

Talk with an expert
Customize any aspect of your Belize trip. 1.800.344.6118
Help Me Plan My Trip
Talk with an expert

Belize Tours

With calm crystal waters, its jungles heavy with wildlife, and a laid-back atmosphere, the country of Belize, itself, appears to be on holiday. Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, this tiny country is bordered by Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west. English-speaking Belize makes for easy travel for many first-time visitor to Central America. But don't let its size fool you. Only 14, 270 square miles wide, Belize is home to the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere offering some of the best diving in the world. Belize's dense rainforests and aquatic beauty would be enough to satisfy any travel critic, but the country spoils visitors with its fascinating history and cultures. Active archaeological digs are common sites to see throughout the region during your Belize travel, inviting a unique look into the lives of the ancient people who once called this region home. Common, traditional, conventional travel? Not in Belize.

Water Wonders

Ambergris Cayes

Ambergris Cayes Tours
Belize Explorer | Belize Resorts Victoria House


Only 20-miles long and 2-miles wide, Ambergris Cayes has quickly become a favorite destination for the water savvy. The reef is located a half-mile from shore providing numerous snorkeling and diving sites. Eagle rays, green turtles, moray eels, dolphins and sharks fill the waters. A popular area is the Hol Chan Reserve. In just 5 square miles it compacts 3 different marine zones: reef, mangrove and sea grass beds.

Placencia Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking Tours
Reefs & Cayes | Ultimate Adventure | Belize Resorts Rum Point


This mile-long, coastal fishing village of Belize is a gateway to some of the most peaceful beaches in the country. Placencia is also within an ideal region for sea kayaking. Glide among the cayes and coral reef in Caribbean waters filled with exotic and colorful marine life. Over 200 sandy islands pepper the region. Kayakers have the opportunity to tent on these private and secluded islands, each unique in character and beauty.

Glover's Reef

Glover's Reef Tours
Belize Adventure | Ultimate Adventure


Protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glover's is one of only 4 atolls in the Caribbean Sea. Due to its isolation from the mainland its waters are very clear and have a rich reef system that offer great snorkeling and diving.

Maya Mountains

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tours
Belize Explorer | Belize Adventure | La Ruta Maya | Rainforest and Ruins


Deep in the Belizean jungle, the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave offers an unique journey into the Maya underworld. Enter Tunichil wading into the emerald waters flowing from the cave's gaping mouth. In the site's center is a primary chamber where ancient kings and priests made sacrifices to appease the gods. This is an active archaeological site, so it is important not to disturb the skeletons and ceramic pieces.

Xunantunich

Xunantunich Tours
Hamanasi Adventure | Belize Adventure | La Ruta Maya | Rainforest and Ruins

 
Another popular destination for Belize travel is Xunantunich. The ruins of Xunantunich were built during the Maya golden age, sometime between 150-900 A.D. Its grandest attraction is the pyramid, El Castillo, towering at 130 feet. Restoration of the famed frieze displays the mysterious images of the moon, sun and a headless man. Digging is ongoing, hoping to unveil the answers about the ancient Maya and the downfall of Xunantunich. Some believe its structural and spiritual demise resulted from a great earthquake.

The Belizeans

Garcia Sisters

These five sisters have been instrumental in reviving the art of Tucatec Maya slate carving and maintaining the language, culture and traditions of the Maya in Belize. The Garcia Sisters invite travelers to explore their botanical gardens and learn about herbal remedies, and a nearby Maya Art Museum. The Sisters live in the village of San Antonio, called Tanah in their native language.

Creoles

Creole is traditionally recognized as the dominating culture in modern-day Belize. While English is the country's official language, nearly all Belizeans speak creole. Their ancestry consists of African slaves and Europeans. The creole language is a blend of ancestral dialect, and many of the creole customs also reflect their combined heritage, like traditional stories from Africa, and a love of European cricket.

Garifuna Culture

A unique blend of escaped African slaves and Caribbean Islanders, the Garifuna have endured a rocky history including displacement, discrimination and death, before settling in the region of Dangriga. Primarily a farming and fishing community, the Garifuna people have also excelled in the education field. Today, traditions are kept alive with language, music, art and dance.

Want to Go?

Why Travel With Adventure Life

More Reasons
Us with our Maasai guide Dennis
Tailored to You
Tell us your travel interests, dreams and desires, then let our experts tailor the perfect trip for you!
Monks conversing in a Buddist temple
Peace of Mind
You can have confidence in our experts' dedication to traveler safety, comfort, & providing a seamless trip.
A pair of friendly sea lions
Responsible Travel
We are fully committed to low impact travel that not only preserves but gives back to the amazing places we visit.
A man photographs a King Penguin at only a few feet away.
Insider Access
Our personal expertise & experience, local partners in our destinations, & access to over 150 small ships are all invaluable to designing your unique journey.

Awards and Accolades

All News