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Tyrolean crossing

Fly over the Belizean rainforest on a zip-line tour. These tours usually start with a short hike to the first base, where an instruction on the safe use of the equipment takes place.

  • Prices range from $65 to $100 and the tours are organised by two companies, Jaguar Paw and Back-A-Bush Tours.

Sportfishing

The sport fishing in Belize is second to none. Bonefish are the number one fly fish in the world and can be found in the grassy shallows of Belize. It is arguably the strongest animal in salt water.

Diving and snorkeling

Snorkelling and diving are world class and Belize has many excellent dive sites. One of the best ways to explore Belize’s waters is to charter a yacht to make the most of your diving time.

For those on a more modest budget, snorkelling and driving tours are offered along the beaches of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. The most common tours take you to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. These tours usually cost around $35 USD and include snorkelling equipment. Be aware of the additional 10 BZD charged to foreigners as a parking fee. This money is used for the preservation and protection of the reef. Dive trips to the Blue Hole are also offered, but expect to pay much more for the privilege.

Cave exploration

The Cayo District is characterised by limestone hills covered by a network of underground rivers, caves and sinkholes. The caves are magnificent, with huge caverns and narrow passages, underground waterfalls and dazzling networks of mineral-encrusted stalactites and stalagmites. This underworld was sacred to the ancient Maya and many artefacts, from decorated pots to human remains, are still intact in the caves. It is dangerous (and illegal) to enter the caves without a licensed guide. Most guides are trained in the geology and mythology of the caves, as well as in modern first aid and cave rescue techniques.

  • Ian Anderson, Caves Branch Adventure Company and Jungle Lodge, Caves Branch (Hummingbird Highway south of Belmopan). Ian Anderson organised the first tour guide training programmes in the country, which led to the establishment of the Belize Disaster And Rescue Response Team, known as BDARRT (now an independent NGO).

The “Sleeping Giant” and “Caves” branches are run by the same owner. They offer up to 16 different tours per day. The Actun Tunichil Muknal Caves or ATM are the most popular with tourists in Central America. Also known as the Cave of the Crystal Tomb, this river cave contains intact remains of some Mayan human sacrifices. It is a surreal experience with beautiful rock formations, an underground river and Mayan artefacts. No wonder the Mayans called it Xibalba or the Dark Underworld.

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