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The following tours were found based on your request. To ensure a place on any of these tours, we suggest that you book them in advance of your visit. Should you decide to book, please indicate the tour(s) you are interested in, the dates you prefer, and your hotel reservation number (starting with GK, found on your email confirmation). Please note that these are tours offered by licensed tour operators in our area, they are not operated by the hotel. Therefore details, including pricing, might change. Note: your browser must accept cookies to see the search results.

 

Spice Farm

The Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Gardens is now one of the largest black pepper and vanilla farms in the country of Belize and is adorned with beautiful teak, mahogany, rosewood, and sandalwood trees, as well as a variety of other magnificent specimens. There is an opportunity to purchase fresh black peppercorn and vanilla beans.
Duration: 45 min farm tour, plus drive to farm
Cost: Admission $20
Min PAX: 2
The admission fee for this tour is based on self-driving. It takes about 1.5 hours to get to the site. You can also sometimes book this tour in combination with the Southern Ruins or a chocolate farm.

Marie Sharps Pepper Factory

Are you a hot sauce lover? Then visiting Marie Sharps might be for you. One taste and you're hooked, so bring some extra cash to purchase any of the dozens of habanero pepper products and fruit jams.
Duration:
Cost: Free Admission
Min PAX: 2
Sometimes a tour to the Marie Sharps factory can be included in a tour to other sites, such as the Xunantunich Ruins or Bocawina Zipline & Waterfalls. Or, you can drive yourself to the site. It's about 1 hour from Maya Beach Hotel.

Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tour

Did you know that the banana you’re eating may have come from Belize? That’s right! Check the label. At Bunches of Fun Banana Farm, you get to see how bananas are grown and harvested.
Duration: 1.5 Hrs - 2 hrs
Cost: $30 USD Adult/ $15 Children under 12
Min PAX: 4
This tour can be done on your own, with a car rental. The Front Desk can reserve your spot on the tour.

Chocolate and Spice

Combine 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.

This is a guided tour departing from Maya Beach Hotel at approximately 8:00 a.m.
Duration: Full Day
Cost: $115 USD
Min PAX: 2
Discounts for groups over 10.
What to bring: A camera, sunblock, bug spray and extra cash to buy chocolate and spices to take home! Wear comfortable shoes or walking sandals.

Chocolate and Nim Li Punit Maya Site

After 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.

This is a guided tour departing from Maya Beach Hotel at approximately 8:00 a.m.
Duration: Full Day
Cost: $115 USD
Min PAX: 2
Discounts available for groups over ten.

What to bring: A camera, sunblock, bug spray and extra cash to buy chocolate to take home! Wear comfortable shoes or walking sandals. Email us to book your tour now!

Jungle and Chocolate

This 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 Placencia afterwards with the chocolate we made ourselves!

This is a guided tour departing from Maya Beach Hotel at approximately 8:00 a.m.
Duration: Full Day
Cost: USD $95
Min PAX: 2
What to bring: A swimsuit and towel, camera, sunblock, bug spray and extra cash in case you want to purchase chocolate or Maya crafts at the craft center. Wear comfortable walking shoes and long shorts or lightweight long pants. Email us to book your tour now!

Chocolate, Spice, Maya Ruins

On 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.

This is a guided tour departing from Maya Beach Hotel at approximately 7:00 a.m.
Duration: Full day
Cost: 140
Min PAX: 4
What to bring: Camera, sunscreen, hat, bug spray, comfortable shoes, lightweight clothes, and cash for tips or small purchases. Email us to book your tour now!

Small surcharge will apply for fewer than 4 people.
 

 

 

 

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