Discover Uxbenka, one of the earliest sites in Southern Belize and learn about medicinal rainforest plants. Explore the Yok Balum Cave and relax at the Rio Blanco River. Uxbenka, a moderately sized site in the foothills of the Maya Mountains was settled around AD 250, a time of expansion of political influence from Tikal, and occupied until around AD 900.
The Cacao Trails are a fantastic experience. The Cacao Farmer will take you all over his farm and show you how the Maya once made chocolate, from the Cacao Tree all the way to his home, where his wife will roast, grind and make hot chocolate the old fashion way.
Simply unforgettable! Off the beaten track for the very best of Southern Belize nature, adventure, and culture! Backcountry of Belize, where you will find all that is authentically Belizean in one place: virgin rainforests, waterfalls, five Mayan archaeological sites, pristine Cayes for snorkelling and sport fishing and a population considered the most diverse in the country.
A tour of Exotic, Tropical Fruit Tasting Adventure is a wonderful and unforgettable activity experience for people of all ages! Learn about exotic fruits and organic family farming. You will learn to identify and harvest a wide array of delectable edibles. You will learn how to appreciate these fruit - how to select, prepare and eat them.
Explore Lubaantun and Blue Creek! Lubaantun is the largest Mayan ceremonial center in Southern Belize, built in the Late Classic Period around 700-900 AD, and is well known for its unusual style of construction. It's then on to Blue Creek, located next to a deep pool of clear water perfect for swimming. Blue Creek's limestone caves are full of pristine crystal-clear mineral pools and lagoons.
You will hike through "high bush" and secondary growth jungle and across crystal clear streams to reach a most remote and beautiful spot where you can explore the Oke'bal Ha Cave with marvelous formations where the Rio Blanco River disappear.
The old Mayan trail leading up from Blue Creek to Santa Cruz has been used for decades as a go between for the two villages. The undulating trail will lead us to a beautiful and spectacular waterfall, whose flat ledges the river cascades over the deep pool below. This is the perfect place for a swim and sunbathe, on the island of smooth flat rocks that have formed in the middle of the pool.
Tiger Cave is located in the beautiful village of San Miguel which is about 20 miles and a 1 hour drive from Punta Gorda to the village. Tiger Cave can bring back memories from our ancestor as we discover the piece of pottery inside the cave and the beautiful formations. After lunch it's time to discover Nim Li Punit which is situated along the top of a ridge in the foothills of the Maya Mountains.
Davis Falls is the second largest waterfall in Belize with a drop of more than 500 feet to a large pool. It's located some eight miles off the highway near Alta Vista Village (Stann Creek District). It is a vigorous fruit wagon ride over 7 river crossings. Your guide will take you on a 1 1/2 hour hike through secondary growth rainforest and across crystal-clear streams to reach a most remote and beautiful spot where the falls crash down.