Belize: Rainforests, Reefs, and Ruins

Intimate, relaxed and easy to reach, the Caribbean country of Belize makes off-the-beaten-path adventures utterly approachable with Way to Go Tours.

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Hear the distinctive call of howler monkeys as you cross tropical treetops on an aerial trek through Nohoch Che’en archaeological reserve — also home to intriguing limestone caves through which you can glide freely on inner tubes. More remarkable moments await on a floating adventure along Monkey River in southern Belize, where brilliantly feathered birds alight on branches and crocodiles lurk under the waters.
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Through crystal-clear waters, an elusive barracuda catches your eye on a guided snorkel excursion among the Belize Barrier Reef, the largest of its kind in the Northern Hemisphere. Temperate waters display a kaleidoscope of colors among hundreds of species of reef fish, delicate sea fans and majestic coral gardens. Venture by boat through mangrove forests where you’ll spot giant-yet-endearing manatees feeding on aquatic grasses.

 

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Only recently unearthed, Belize’s Mayan ruins are blissfully peaceful archeological sites waiting to be explored. Steep staircases are carved into stone temples at Altun Ha, north of Belize City. A scenic drive west to the Cayo District reveals El Castillo, a crumbling pyramid in the ancient city of Xunantunich. Pair your excursion with a visit to the Belize Zoo for close-up encounters with rescued wildlife like a resident jaguar.

 

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