Belize City Travel Guide

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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