Tours

There are a large number of tours, from many tour operators, that give you a glimpse of the natural beauty, cultural diversity, and history of Belize. This list includes some of the most commonly requested tours in the area, and our Front Desk staff are able to contact any licensed tour operator on your behalf to set up your preferred tours. Pricing does change from time to time and varies between tour operators, so we are able to help you find the right tour at the right budget.
 TourDescriptionCostFeatures
Diving and Snorkeling
Ranguana Tropical Island ExperienceSpend a day on a beautiful island with access to snorkeling, kayaks, volleyball and beach games, hammocks, and Bully's Beach Bar.Snorkelers: USD $141 More activities than just snorkeling
Silk CayesThree small islands, also known as the Queen Cayes, is in the Gladden Spit Marine Reserve, just 300 yards inside the Barrier Reef. It's well known for seeing eagle rays as well as all the colorful reef fish. Walk-in snorkeling is great for inexperienced or physically limited guests. Divers especially appreciate the North Wall and the predator fish as well as the beautiful reef fish in this protected marine reserve.Divers: USD $140 and up
Snorkelers: USD $85 - $115
Extra stop for snorkeling with turtles, rays and sharks.
Laughing BirdLaughing Bird Caye is the southern most island in the central lagoon of the Belize Barrier Reef. This long narrow isle stands on an elongated ridge of reef known as a faro, also known as a shelf atoll. Like an atoll, a faro is steep sided and encloses a central lagoon. The Laughing Bird Faro is separated from the mainland, the barrier reef and other cayes by deep channels on all sides. The uniqueness of this structure contributes to both the abundance and variety of coral habitats and marine life. Diving is excellent for all levels and walk-in snorkeling is great for inexperienced or physically limited guests. Divers: USD $140 and up
Snorkelers: USD $85 - $115
Less travel time than some of the other sites.
Glover's ReefDiving at Glover's Atoll is a highlight for many divers visiting Belize. Besides deep water and large fish, colorful, dramatic formations characterize the World Heritage Site approximately 30 miles from Placencia. It is an area that can be visited more than once with different experiences each time. While divers explore dramatic coral reef walls and passageways, snorkelers experience a reef teeming with wildlife from the surface. Glovers Reef is an atoll (a coral "ring" surrounding a lagoon)approximately 30miles from Placencia, outside the barrier reef.Divers: USD $210 (3 tanks) - and up
Snorkelers USD $110 - $175
A longer ride and longer day for adventurous snorkelers.
SouthwaterSouth Water Marine Reserve is Belize's largest protected area, so marine life abounds. There is a ridge along the reef, running the entire length of the reserve. This ridge provides for excellent diving, and your captain and dive master choose spots along the ridge that make you feel like you have the whole ocean to yourselves.
Divers: USD $150 and up
Snorkelers: USD $90 and up
Great Blue HolePerhaps the most famous diving destination in the Caribbean, the Blue Hole is a round limestone sinkhole (1/4 mile diameter, 480 feet deep) in the area known as Lighthouse Reef. Diving the Blue Hole, which was once a cave, you'll cave structures such as stalactites as well as large marine life. Two additional dives in the Lighthouse Reef area complete the day of diving.Divers: USD $330 and up
Snorkelers: USD $180 and up
Whale Shark DiveWhale sharks migrate to Belize in the Spring every year. Experienced dive guides take you to the areas where they are likely (but not guaranteed) to appear, and you can actually dive very close to these huge creatures (known to grow as long as 45 feet!). Belize protects its treasures like whale sharks, so divers and snorkelers are not allowed to touch them, but in the clear waters near the reef it is an impressive sight to see them swimming just a few feet away!Divers: USD $255 and upOnly available select dates March-June.
Some dive shops accept snorkelers.
Reef Looker Glass Bottom BoatSee the underwater world from a glass bottom boat. Get wet and snorkel or stay dry, viewing through the enormous glass viewing area. The reef is more accessible than ever!USD $99
SailingDaytripper Catamaran
Fishing
Private Fishing & Snorkeling ComboCouples, families and other small groups may enjoy a day of caye hopping for fishing and snorkeling. Your captain/guide will provide the gear you need, lunch, and entertainment for the day. Have fun and enjoy a private tour!USD $400 - 425 for 1-3 people
Private Fly FishingSouthern Belize is a renowned destination for saltwater fly fishing. Take a private charter with a professional guide on the popular panga style boat and try to catch the grand slam: permit, tarpon and bonefish.USD $400 - 425 for 1-2 people
Private Spin Cast / TrollingEven if you do not fly fish, you can try for some of the same famous sportfish in the area like Tarpon, Permit and Bonefish. Or use your skills to lure a Barracuda, Snook, Black Fin Tuna, Mackerel or Wahoo into your boat. Others may enjoy dropping a line in to catch lunch, including various species of Snapper and Grouper.USD $400 - 425 for 1-2 people
Nature &
Adrenaline
Monkey RiverJoin a boat tour or kayak up the Monkey River where you’ll see – you guessed it – monkeys! The Howler Monkeys to be specific, loud as ever and can be heard from miles away. Then have a look for manatees near the mouth of the Placencia Lagoon.USD $75 per person
Cockscomb Jaguar ReserveThese lush jungles are awaiting your exploration. A guide can take you deep into the forest, where you’ll see many species of native plants and animals as well as beautiful waterfalls and dramatic scenery.USD $95 and up per person
Cave Tubing at Jaguar PawFloat through underground caves rich in stalagmites and stalactites, as you learn about geology, biology, archeology and anthropology. A lot of big words, but a big day of fun to back it up. The cave tour begins with a nature hike of approximately 1/2 mile to the launching point.USD $140 per person
Birding with BasilioUSD $135 per person
Scarlet Macaw HikeHike upstream from Red Bank Village, a Mayan community rich in culture and history. See farmers cultivating small farms on the hillside. Once you reach the lookout over the river, start watching for the giant scarlet colored parrots. You might see a few, a few dozen, or a few hundred.USD $85 per person and up
Zipline and Cave Tubing at Jaguar PawSoar through treetops high above the forest floor on cables suspended as much as 80 feet high. Guides lead and follow to lend assurance. Later, follow your guide through spectacular river caves sparkling with stalactigtes and stalagmites. These famous attractions in Belize are located approximately 2.25 hours from Maya Beach Hotel, via the Hummingbird Highway.USD $175 per personOption for zipline only (USD $160) or cave tubing only (USD $140)
Xunantunich and Cave TubingClimb the temples for a spectacular view at "shoo-nahn-too-nitch” located in the Cayo District. Continue on to experience the full world of the Maya as you float through the Maya underworld. Lunch at a local restaurant.
USD $160 per person
ATM CaveDiscover the lost world in the ATM cave is near San Ignacio. Hike 45 minutes into the jungle, cross three streams and passes through the 6,700 acre Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve. View ceremonial vessels and other cultural artifacts left by the Maya.USD $225 per person
History, Culture and Farming
Chocolate and Spice FarmsCombine a visit to Ixcacao Chocolate as described above with a fascinating tour of the Belize Spice Farm. Here we get our hands on cardamom, vanilla, allspice, nutmeg and black pepper plants. We touch and taste these spices and learn about their origins, uses and how they are cultivated and processed. You will never look at your spice rack in the same way again! This tour is perfect for food lovers and those with limited mobility as little walking is required.USD $130 per person
Chocolate Farm and Nim Li Punit Maya SiteAfter passing a delicious morning seeing the farm operations and observing chocolate making at Ixcacao Chocolate, we head to Nim Li Punit, a small and beautiful hilltop Maya site famous for its carved stones covered with hieroglyphs and images of gods and nobles,and explore the green grounds and views of this royal complex.USD $130 per person
Jungle and ChocolateThis full day tour begins with a hike through the tropical forest of the Cockscomb Preserve to a refreshing jungle pool and waterfall. After enjoying a dip and an educational walk back where your guide will show you some of the amazing things about our tropical forest, we head to Che’il Chocolate close by in Maya Centre village. Here we enjoy a delicious lunch and then take a short walk to the cacao farm to learn about how cacao trees are cultivated. Returning from the farm we get to make our own chocolate using traditional stone tools. While our chocolate is hardening we take a tour of the facility where Che’il Chocolate makes their bars to sell using modern machinery. We head back to Maya Beach afterwards with the chocolate we made ourselves!
USD $120 per person
Chocolate, Spice, Maya RuinsOn this full day tour you'll visit the southern Maya ruin of Lubaantun where the “Crystal Skull” was found. There are eleven structures at this ceremonial site which was inhabited between 700-900 AD. Then visit a cocoa farm and make chocolate as the Maya did...by hand. After that, a stop at a Belizean spice farm lets you see the painstaking process of growing spice.
USD $145 per person
Xunantunich and Chocolate TourClimb the temples for a spectacular view at "shoo-nahn-too-nitch” located in the Cayo District. Stop off at Lamanai Chocolate on the Hummingbird Highway for a tour and chocolate making demonstration. Lunch at a local restaurant.USD $160 per person
Archeology
Southern Ruins and Blue Creek CaveThe Hokeb Ha cave in Blue Creek Village had a ceremonial use centuries ago. Today, you can enter the cave and swim, wade, and crawl up river to reach small waterfalls in the cave. (Your headlamp and guide show you the way).Before you do that, though, you'll stop atone of two Maya sites in the area; Nim Li Punit or Lubantuun. You'll learn a lot about Mayan history on this tour, and also see how modern Maya live in the villages of the Toledo district.USD $125 per person and up
Two Southern RuinsTwo Maya archeological sites in the Toledo district of Southern Belize can be visited in 1 day. Nim Li Punit is famous for the stela (tall stone pillar carvings) found on site. Lubaantun was built using unusual construction methods and is also well known for the notorious discovery of a crystal skull many decades ago. Knowledgeable guides share the true history...and the undocumented rumors...surrounding this discovery.
USD $125 per person and up
Xunantunich and Blue Hole National ParkAn ancient Maya site in Western Belize, Xunantunich (Stone Woman) is just 1 kilometer east of the border with Guatemala. For a long time, it was known as Belize's tallest building. It served as a Maya civic ceremonial center in the Late and Terminal Classic periods to the Belize Valley region. At this time, when the region was at its peak, nearly 200,000 people lived in Belize. After visiting these ruins, enjoy a short hike and swim in a mountain sinkhole.USD $125 per person
Xunantunich and Cahal PechThe major ceremonial site of Xunantunich and a second archeological site of Cahal Pech are both visited in one day. The drive, approximately 3 hours in each direction, also takes you through beautiful orchards and dramatic jungle landscape along the Hummingbird Highway.USD $125 per person and up
Caracol5 hours of driving in each direction doesn't stop some people from visiting the impressive Caracol archeological site while in Placencia. This site is said to rival Guatemala's Tikal site in size and importance in the ancient Maya world yet it is much less developed for tourism. This means you have the opportunity to visit a serene, uncrowded site as you learn about the cultural, spiritual and political makeup of the Maya civilization. Pricing on request
Self-drive
Xunantunich RuinsVisit one of the most impressive Maya sites in Belize.3.25 hours from Maya Beach
Cockscomb ReserveWaterfalls, river tubing40 minutes from Maya Beach
Nim Li PunitA Maya ceremonial site in Southern Belize1.5 hours from Maya Beach
Nim Li Punit and LubaantunTwo Maya archeological sites in the Toledo district of Southern Belize can be visited in 1 day. Nim Li Punit is famous for the stela (tall stone pillar carvings) found on site. Lubaantun was built using unusual construction methods and is also well known for the notorious discovery of a crystal skull many decades ago. Knowledgeable guides share the true history...and the undocumented rumors...surrounding this discovery. 1.5 hours from Maya Beach Hotel
Bocawina Zipline and Waterfall RapelingZipline and soar with the birds on Belize's longest zipline, then hike to Bocawina Falls which traverses through jungles and wildlife. There at the waterfall you can rejuvenate yourself repelling off the face of the waterfall! 45 minutes from Maya Beach
Mayan Sky Zipline and River TubingEnjoy the incredible views while soaring 400 feet above a valley in the Maya Mountain foothills. Our panoramic zip line experience consists of 7 lines and 11 decks, and the longest zip line in Belize!

Cool off in the refreshing waters of the South Stann Creek River while listening to the sounds of the jungle! For almost 2 miles, you will enjoy the thrills of rushing over small (Class 2) rapids and the relaxation of the slower parts of the river.
$100 USD/ person (Self-drive, does not include 12.5 %GST )30 minutes from Maya Beach
Yoga
Contact: Placencia YogaAaron Krohn has been practicing Ashtanga yoga for over 10 years, and holds Yoga Alliance 200 hour teacher training certification, in addition to having attended Ashtanga teacher training with Tim Miller, and participating in various workshops with respected yoga teachers like Alexandra Santos, Chandana Bhowmick and Mark Robberds.Drop in: BZ $20, Kids $10Placencia Village
Contact: Eucalipto Yoga StudioEucalipto is a lifestyle, is place where you can find peace, love, health and the most important yourself.
Stephanie the owner provide diferents healing services for you:

-Yoga classes : Mon/Wed/ Fri at 11 am-12pm
-Kids Classes: Frid 4pm-5pm
-Privates Yoga Classes
-Group YOga Classes
-Free Yoga Classes at the Main Pier (Once a month).

Also we provide:
-Organic and natural facials
-Aromatherapy healing Massages
Placencia Village
Spa and Massage
Contact: Secret Garden MassageOur mission is to provide our clients with peace, relaxation, and well-being through the healing power of massage. Our highly-trained and experienced staff will tailor a massage therapy treatment to your individual needs.
Mind, Body and Spirit. Relax in our Garden Treetop Massage Studio! We have been massaging in Placencia, Belize for 19 years!
Placencia Village
Contact: Siripohn's Thai MassageThai MassagePlacencia Village
Contact: Maya Beach MassageEnjoy a massage by a professionally certified, fully qualified therapist with years of experience and hundreds of happy clients in the US and Belize. You can be 100% confident that you'll get the best treatment possible whether you're looking for a relaxing massage or relief from your aches and pains. Maya Beach
Contact: Z Touch Day SpaHair, nails, massagePlacencia Village
Contact: Naia SpaFull menu of massage treatments and other spa services, as well as yoga.Cocoplum