Tours

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Tours

From Belize City you can take day trips to Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary to nearby islands, including Caulker and Ambergris cayes, either on your own or with a local tour operator. Your hotel can also arrange day trips. Keep in mind that most Belize City tour operators focus more on the cruise-ship market than on individual travelers. Some cruise-ship tour operators, while generally reputable, have no office and operate with a website and a cell phone, meeting customers at the Tourism Village.

Action Boys Belize focuses on land tours for the cruise ship market in Belize City. It offers zip-lining, cave tubing, Belize Zoo, Altun Ha, Baboon Sanctuary, and other trips. Combined zip-line and cave-tubing tours start at around BZ$170 per person. Cruise passengers are met at Tourism Village where the cruise tenders dock.

Belize Trips (223/0376; 561/210–7015 U.S. number. www.belize-trips.com.)

Cave Tubing

Several Belize City–based tour operators, including Action Boys Belize and Discovery Expeditions, cater to the cruise-ship day-trippers with cave tubing trips for around BZ$120–BZ$140 per person. Cave tubing and zip-line combo tours are around BZ$180–$200 per person. These tours usually include lunch.

Mayan Ruins

Tour operators based in Belize City, including S&L Travel and Tours, Action Boys Belize, and Discovery Expeditions, which mostly cater to cruise ships, offer day trips by road, boat, or air to Lamanai (around BZ$200) and by road to Altun Ha (BZ$75–BZ$90), and also by road to Xunantunich and Cahal Pech near San Ignacio. The tours to San Ignacio (BZ$200 and up) may be combined with a stop at the Belize Zoo or cave tubing and zip-lining at Caves Branch. Discovery Expeditions, Action Boys Belize, and S&L Travel and Tours can arrange tours to Tikal starting at around BZ$700 per person.

Contacts

Action Belize 223/2987, 888/383–6319 www.actionbelize.com.

Action Boys Belize (664/1975. www.actionboysbelize.com.)

Belize Trips (223/0376; 561/210–7015 U.S. number. www.belize-trips.com.)

Cave-Tubing in Belize (605/1575. www.cave-tubing.com.)

Discovery Expeditions (5916 Manatee Dr., Buttonwood Bay, Belize City. 671/0748. www.discoverybelize.com.)

S&L Travel and Tours (91 N. Front St., Belize City. 227/7593. www.sltravelbelize.com.)

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