When you take an adventure tour to the rivers, jungles, and Maya ruins of Belize you may be lucky enough to do it with Daniel Nunez and his exceptional, first class guides, all hand picked and trained by him. Daniel was honored last year with a prestigious Ecological Award presented to him in Switzerland in 2003 honoring his excellence in environmental knowledge and concern for the Belizean wildlife that allows him to make a living. We salute Daniel for his enthusiasm with our groups and whether you are cave tubing down a river in Belize, searching out manatee in the Belize River, spotting a jaibaru along the Northern Highway, making monkey sounds at the Belize Zoo or simply playing with the dolphins on the boat ride back from the jungle while sipping on his famous rum punch at sunset, his trips are not to be missed! VISIT BELIZE PRO DIVERS WEBSITE if you wish to book any activities independently operated.
Altun Ha Mayan Ruin
Altun Ha is the most extensively excavated ruin in Belize and is located 31 miles north of Belize City. This site was a major ceremonial center during the Classic Period, as well as a vital trade center that linked the Caribbean shores with other Maya centers in the interior. The ruin consists of two main plazas with some thirteen temple and residential structures.
The “Jade Head”, representing the Sun God, Kinich Ahau, is the most significant find. At approximately six inches high and weighing over nine pounds, it’s still to this day the largest carved jade object in the whole Maya area.
Cave Tubing, Belize Zoo Trip, and Zip Lining
This definitely is the trip for family fun and it is a kick when all of you jump in the water with your tubes and lights on your head and start to float down the river on an hour and a half ride of awesome fun and relaxation!
Start the trip with a 7am pick up at dock, then travel by boat to the Belize River and have breakfast on board while viewing wildlife in the river to include possible Manatee sightings. At Manatee Lookout we switch to an A/C van and travel to Jaguar Paw Resort (very scenic drive) where you may even spot a “jabiru” in the wild.
We unload and pick up our inner tubes and cave lights and take a 1 hour easy hike to the beginning of the caves where you will then you float back down the river through the caves for 1.5 hours. You will see beautiful cathedrals and crystals caves along the way.
Then it’s lunch and off to the zoo, back to the boat and back to San Pedro
Lamanai Mayan Ruin and River Tour
Lamanai is one of the largest Mayan sites in Belize, expanding over a huge expanse on the Belize New River, the Lamanai Mayan Center holds over 800 structures deep in the tropical forest. Lamanai (Submerged Crocodile in Mayan) was occupied as early as 1500bc. The small onsite museum where your Lamanai exploration begins. Once on the site, Lamanai holds precious artifacts spanning well over 2000 years of Mayan History.
Your trip will start at the Dock at 7:00am and you will cruise two major rivers, see small remote villages and see lots of birds and other wildlife in their native habitat. Then you will explore with knowledgeable guides the awesome ruins of Lamanai. Includes a breakfast snack on board, a lunch at the ruins and all drinks. A true jungle experience packed with a nature lovers array of birds and wildlife.
Tikal is the ultimate ruin trip in Central America. This is truly a massive Mayan ruin which really exemplifies how vast and complex this ancient civilization was. Not only will you find the ruins incredibly beautiful and fascinating but your guide will educate you on the vegetation of this rich rain forest environment. Tucked deep in the Guatemalan jungle, Tikal is magical with exotic birds, howler and spider monkeys in its canopies and a maze of archaeological wonders. You fly from San Pedro Ambergris Caye to Belize City and then to Flores, Guatemala in the morning and returning in the evening sunset. It is about a one hour flight from Belize City to Flores. For our guests that have the time, we would strongly recommend an over night trip that allows you to explore the quaint little town of Flores with its gondolas that can take you around Lake Peten. You can also go into the ruins of Tikal at night under the full moon, this is definitely a spiritual experience not to be missed! Overnight accommodations are available in the Tikal ruins complex.