Black Hole Drop Cave Rappelling

Black Hole Drop Cave Rappelling- Belize City

Imagine lowering yourself slowly into a seemingly black abyss. As you descend, the trees vanish, the air cools and the light grows dim. What once looked like a black hole with no end in site is now clearly the forest floor.

At the Black Hole Drop, you don’t have to imagine. Known as the mother of all caves, the Actun Loch Tunich sinkhole formed long ago as the weak limestone underneath the rainforest gave way to geological changes that caused the collapse. Though it looks pitch black from the starting point, there’s enough light that filters in to make sure you see every foot of your descent.

This adventure is for the physically fit due to the fact that getting there requires a 45 minute long hike up through the Maya Mountains until you reach the edge of the sinkhole. Once there, you’ll take a short break and then begin suiting up into full safety gear. As soon as your harness is secure, you’ll begin your slow descent. By 200 feet down, you’ll have reached the canopy. From there, it’s only another 100 feet until you reach the forest floor. After another rest, all that remains is a hike out of the foothills and a short journey to your hotel.

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DEPARTURE Belize City
DEPARTURE TIME 7:00 AM
RETURN TIME 5:00 PM
# of Pax 2
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Breakfast (on the go), Transportation, Personal Guide, Entrance Fee, All Equipment, Lunch & Waters

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable Hiking Clothes, Comfortable Walking Shoes, Towel, Change of clothes (esp during rainy season), Camera or Video Camera, Bug Spray, Sunblock, Backpack

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Xunantunich Ruins

Xunantunich Ruins- Belize City

Xunantunich “Maiden of the Rock” a late classical city known for its continuity in development; whilst other great cities beginning to collapse such as Tikal, Caracol and Naranjo; this city was striving with a vibrant society. This city is host to the highest man made structure built in Belize, preserved by Mother Nature for over 1400 years. Hike up the mounds, into the walls of these great palaces and temples and learn about the importance of its people, ceremonies, rituals and practices performed to withstand the challenges of the collapse of surrounding cites.

Above the tallest building over 42 meters from its base, the stucco frieze was left behind by this great civilization, is interpreted by notable archaeologist to tell us the significance of this city; strategically built a top a hill. Enjoy the view that is not only sacred, panoramic but also a spiritual and divine connection with the Mayas.

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DEPARTURE Belize City
DEPARTURE TIME 8:00 AM
RETURN TIME 1:30 PM
# of Pax 2
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Lunch, Water, Personal guide, Transportation & Entrance Fees

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable Hiking Clothes, Comfortable Walking Shoes, Extra Cash

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Tikal Day Tour

Tikal Day Tour- Belize City

Tikal was a city of legend, rivaling even the grandeur of Teotihuacan found in the Valley of Mexico. Dominating the Mayan civilization from 200 to 900 CE, it was a powerhouse that, as of today, is the best understood of any of the lowland Mayan cities. It was awarded UNESCO protection in 1979 for its continued significance even though the ancient Maya have long passed away.

Located just across the border in Guatemala, this monument to the power of ancient man is bursting with palaces, stelae, temples and monumental plazas boasting structures so tall that they surpass even the surrounding treetops. Such grandeur is what led George Lucas to use it in Star Wars as the rebel base the Empire so desperately sought.

As it is in Guatemala, you will have to undergo a border crossing. All of this will be made easier by your guide. From there, it’s a short drive to the site where you are free to explore at your own pace and climb the ruins for a view lost to the jungle for hundreds of years.

Surrounding this Mayan paradise is 222 square miles of protected jungle, resulting in a secluded experience unlike any other. Echoing with the sounds of the howler monkeys and local birds, this impressive collection of restored limestone buildings only represent a fraction of the still uncovered remaining 23 square miles of enveloped history.

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DEPARTURE Belize City
DEPARTURE TIME 7:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 5:00 PM
# of Pax 2
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Breakfast (on the go), Private Transportation in Belize & Guatemala, Private English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fee, Departure Tax, Lunch & Waters

WHAT TO BRING

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Breakfast (on the go), Private Transportation in Belize & Guatemala, Private English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fee, Departure Tax, Lunch & Waters

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Lamanai River Safari

Lamanai River Safari- Belize City

As a nod to the crocodiles that call the New River their home, the ruins of Lamanai, or submerged crocodile, lie surrounded by jungle on one side and a beautiful river to the other. Unearthed in the 1970s, this Mayan complex proved to be one of the longest continually inhabited of the ancient cities with evidence of occupation dating back to the 1500s BCE.

Nowadays, visitors to Lamanai can enjoy the magnificence of its three major temples, each built during a different era. For the best view, climb the High Temple to peer across the vast canopy of the rainforest. For an impressive display of Mayan stone carving expertise, the giant faces of the Mask Temple and the jaguars of the Jaguar Temple are the most memorable aspects. There is also an onsite museum housing the great finds of the city, including the copper that led to the invaluable reconstruction of the history of the site.

Unlike other temples that require a bit of a hike, Lamanai truly utilizes the river it sits on. To reach the site itself, your guide will take you on a boat ride through untouched wilderness. You’ll be surrounded on all sides by sunning crocodiles, screeching howler monkeys and the enormous Ceiba trees.

Following this journey into the past, you’ll dock at the entrance to the park and enjoy a full day’s excursion, exploring each of the famed temples at your own pace, coming face to face with Belize’s marvelous history.

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DEPARTURE Belize City
DEPARTURE TIME 8:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 2:30 PM
# of Pax 2
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Transportation, Personal Guide, Entrance Fee, Lunch & Waters

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable Hiking Clothes, Comfortable Walking Shoes, Camera or Video Camera, Bug Spray, Sunblock, Backpack

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Cave Tubing & Zip Lining

Cave Tubing & Zip Lining- Belize City

Two memorable and unforgettable tours the Zip Line /Ariel Trek and Cave Tubing Tours begins with a short getting acquainted, tour of our Beautiful Jewel namely, Belize. Our capable and reliable drivers head in the Westerly direction to our destination. As we travel along this highway your friendly and competent guide entertains you with a rich history and culture of Belize.

Upon our arrival at the great “Nohoch Chen Archeological Site” you will be directed to the changing facilities available for your conveniences. All right guys and gals this is where we learn who the screamers are. We then make our way down the zip lining boulevard to zoom across the highest Ariel Trek Site in Belize. This baby consists of ten (10) platforms , seven (7) runs, here is the exciting part the run is well over six hundred feet(600) guess what the highest elevated area is over one hundred and fifty feet (150).

Now you’re probably wondering what you will need for this awesome ride, “Not to Worry My Friends” Orchid Belize Adventures Cares for all your needs, equipments for this rocket ride is provided. Come and join many others who have been brave enough to go-sky-high with the trees and catch a foretaste of what our rainforest looks like from this height. We have now experienced a hand on memorable adventure from way up high as we get our breath back we will venture deeper yet into the forest as we hike once more for twenty minutes to relax in the cool refreshing water of the Sibun River.

This slip and slide floating experience in the water is a journey through the underworld of ‘’Xibalba.” It is now time for us to shake of the cooling water and, I’m sure our tummies are begging for some delicious snacks, as we have certainly worked up a healthy appetite.

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DEPARTURE Belize City
DEPARTURE TIME 9:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 3:00 PM
# of Pax 2
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Transportation, Personal Guide, Entrance Fee, All Equipment, Lunch & Waters

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable Hiking Clothes, Comfortable Walking Shoes, Swimwear, Water Shoes, Towel, Change of clothes, Camera or Video Camera, Backpack, “Bug Spray & Sunblock- can apply after cave tubing in order to protect the cave”

IMPORTANT NOTES

***Note Due to the fact that Belize is a subtropical region, we sometime have a lot of rain fall; should incase this occur the caves has a tendency to flood. At this point we have alternative tours.

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Cave Tubing

Cave Tubing at Cave Branch- Belize City

Cave tubing the most exciting tour adventure in Belize an experience thru the jungles, caves and river like the famous Indiana Jones. Arrive at the national park of Nohoch Chen, and get geared up with your headlights, inner tubes and life vests and start your hike thru the lush rainforest as did the ancient Mayas into the abyss of Xibalba (caves). Enjoy a bath in the sacred river of caves branch and prepare your journey thru the underworld as you defeat the nine lords and exit into a new form of life as the native Indians believed. As, you tube down the river look at the mysterious art work in the caves that Mother Nature has done; and enjoy the scenic view of the open river with the beautiful flora and fauna that surrounds you.

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DEPARTURE Belize City
DEPARTURE TIME 9:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 2:30 PM
# of Pax 2
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Transportation, Personal Guide, Entrance Fee, All Equipment, Lunch & Waters

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable Hiking Clothes, Comfortable Walking Shoes, Swimwear, Water Shoes, Towel, Change of clothes, Camera or Video Camera, Backpack, Bug Spray & Sunblock

IMPORTANT NOTES

***Note Due to the fact that Belize is a subtropical region, we sometime have a lot of rain fall; should incase this occur the caves has a tendency to flood. At this point we have alternative tours.

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Belize Zoo & Cave Tubing

Belize Zoo & Cave Tubing- Belize City

Venture to the Belize Zoo which boost to be the first of its kind, where all its wild life are in there natural habits; a place that brings guest to fell as if they’re the ones on display. First, drive thru the narrow streets of the city of Belize and then on to the western highway for 29 miles to the sacred grounds of the Belize zoo: Where powerful deities of the Mayas such as the jaguar, crocodile, snakes and macaws still reside amongst us today.

A unique feature of this small zoo compared to others around the world is that the animals are all indigenous to the country. Founded by an American citizen in 1983, it is also a rehabilitation and educational research center for wildlife today. Take the opportunity of an up close experience with the protected animals of Belize.

+ Cave Tubing Tour

As home to the largest cave system in the entirety of Central America, a visit to Belize feels incomplete without at least one adventure below the earth. Why exhaust yourself on an arduous hike through a cave system when you can enjoy a leisurely float through the area’s most impressive structures carved from the limestone over centuries by the very river you’ll travel by?

In the far past, Belize was a broad, shallow sea where the conditions for limestone creation were perfect. Eventually, the Maya Mountains formed, pushing this limestone upward above sea level. Water flowing down from the mountains then slowly dissolved the limestone, creating the breathtaking caves that captured the adulation of the Mayans much in the same way it does to us today.

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DEPARTURE Belize City
DEPARTURE TIME 8:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 3:30 PM
# of Pax 2
What's Included

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Transportation, Personal Guide, Entrance Fee, All Equipment, Lunch & Waters

What to bring

Comfortable Hiking Clothes, Comfortable Walking Shoes, Swimwear, Watershoes, Towel, Change of clothes, Camera or Video Camera, Bug Spray, Sunblock, Backpack

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Baboon Sanctuary

Baboon Sanctuary- Belize City

The Black Howler Monkey Sanctuary is located 35 miles northwest of Belize City and is a unique conservation effort bringing together 8 villages to protect the population and habitat of Belize's Black Howler Monkey, affectionately called "baboons" by the locals. The sanctuary consists of approximately 20 square miles along the Belize River and embodies a combination of dense jungle, pasture, farmland, and small village life. The Howler monkey tour starts with a drive thru the old capital Belize City; Then unto to the northern highway to the “cut off” of Burrell Boom Village.

Here you will then travel to the village of Bermudan Landing passing thru scenic eco systems. While travelling along the narrow Boom road you can spot the monkeys in the trees. Upon arriving at our final destination, we’ll get gear up to hike some trails where we will be viewing the monkeys in the trees in their own habitats.

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DEPARTURE Belize City
DEPARTURE TIME 9:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 12:30 PM
# of Pax 2
What's Included

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Transportation, Personal Guide, Entrance Fee, All Equipment, Snacks & Waters

What to bring

Comfortable Hiking Clothes, Comfortable Walking Shoes, Backpack, Bug Spray, Sunblock

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Altun Ha & Baboon Sanctuary

Altun Ha Temples & Baboon Sanctuary- Belize City

As we start on our journey today you will become acquainted with Belize’s history as we travel along the principal streets of this nation. Our tour will then lead us to the Northern section of our country as we head in the country side and view the older villages which were once Mahogany settlements.

Upon arrival at the Baboon Sanctuary, situated in one of these outback villages, our exciting tour begins as these monkeys greet us with a welcoming howl. We make our way along the paths to see our friendly and sociable monkeys, who are ready to pose for as you take their picture.

Your adventure continues as we then travel deeper north for forty five minutes towards one of the finest and majestic ruins known as Altun Ha “Water of the Rock”. This ruin was one of the great trading centers of the ancient Mayas. As you climb these prestigious ruins imagine yourself back in time. Inhale the strengths and feel the surviving instinct of these great Mayas, who fought to preserve their culture through, carvings on stones, a history of ceremonies, and a vast amount of ancient monuments we hold sacred today.

We awake from our Maya adventure as we’re once again boarding our vessels to depart to Belize City where we will do some shopping.

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DEPARTURE Belize City
DEPARTURE TIME 8:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 1:30 PM
# of Pax 2
What's Included

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Transportation, Personal Guide, Entrance Fee, All Equipment, Lunch & Waters

What to bring

Comfortable hiking clothes, comfortable walking shoes, Bug Spray, Sunblock, Backpack, extra cash, Camera or video camera

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Altun Ha Ruins

Altun Ha Temples- Belize City

Drive thru the principal streets of Belize City reroute to the country side as your guide enlightens you with the rich Belizean history. Travel 33 miles on the old whine, whine northern highway road to the old classical Mayan trading center of Altun Ha “Water of the Rock”, learn about its great achievements of survival for over a thousand years. Walk thru the same path of the Mayas amongst some of the 275 mounts partially excavated and restored by some of the locals and Dr. David Pendergast who did an extensive research from 1967 to 1974.

As you travel back in time with history and feel the presence of an ancient civilization come alive; hike above some of its highest monumental structures where the elite families once occupied and enjoy a spiritual and panoramic view from above. Inhale the fresh air of the pristine green forest that surrounds you and soar with the spirits of the ancient Mayas that still preserves its pass.

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DEPARTURE Belize City
DEPARTURE TIME 8:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 1:00 PM
# of Pax 2
What's Included

Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Transportation, Personal Guide, Entrance Fee, Breakfast (on the go), All Equipment, Lunch & Waters

What to bring

Comfortable Hiking Clothes, Comfortable Walking Shoes, Backpack, Bug Spray, Sunblock

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