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MAINLAND BELIZE ADVENTURES

These adventures are available daily from San Pedro, we offer this adventure by Air (15 minutes) or water taxi (90 Scenic Minutes) to Belize City where you will be met by your licensed tour guide and then board your transport to these beautiful sites. Your guide will drive you through the city to point out some of the attractions and history that the old capital has to offer.

You can choose a relaxing day and do a single adventure tour or a slightly more active day with your choice of two adventures and for those that want to take advantage of their day we also offer three fun-filled activities on the same day.

There’s a minimal transfer fee which is dependent on the distance of your hotel from the main town core.


Cave Tubing and Zipline Adventures

Cave tubing is an excellent choice for a soft adventure in Belize. Your guide will start off by showing you into parts of some dry cave system where you will learn of the different stalactites, stalagmites and crystal formations after which you’ll float on inner tubes through the cave systems and experience the Mayan underworld. Your guide will fill you in on the rich Mayan history, culture and their beliefs. These cave systems were sacred to them and were used for many rituals.

Caves branch cave is one of several subterranean sites cave that were carved out of the limestone foothills of the Maya mountains by the very active caves branch river. The site provides us with an excellent example of the erosive power of water, and the natural wonders of Belize. Archaeological investigations note that the ancient Maya visited the site to conduct important rituals. Today’s modern visitor enjoys a unique opportunity to observe the awesome geological features of the site, and to ponder the nature of prehistoric human utilization.

The Belize Zip Line is a first class high Adventure Trip for adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers in the heart of the Belizean Wilderness. The Zip Line involves 7 platforms traversing from one platform to another, 80' above the Forest Floor dangling only from a steel cable. Upon arrival you will be given a safety briefing and then outfitted in the safety equipment of Body Harness, Helmet and Gloves. A short Jungle Hike to the first platform ensues before heading into the Jungle Canopy to start this wild adventure. Zip Lining is another tour that takes you to the heart of Belize's jungle. Take a bird's eye view of the jungle, zipping from tree canopy to tree canopy, shouting with excitement as your body weight speeds you through the jungle, listening to the chirps of birds and the swaying of the jungle trees. Zip Lining starts by strapping your equipment on and climbing the first platform from where you will be suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on an incline. Double cables are used for safety. Your weight and gravity will propel you to the bottom of the incline to another platform giving you a bird's eye view of the Belize jungle





Baboon Sanctuary

This tour is a nature-lover’s excursion, as a rainbow of butterflies, birds and reptiles can be seen while traversing through the high grass and thick undergrowth. The most esteemed sighting is undoubtedly that of a family of black howler monkeys casually lounging in an oasis of fruit trees (their natural habitat). In this protected area you will find the majority of all the black howler monkeys in Belize.

Upon arrival in the City, guests are greeted by their guide and board the vehicle for a 45 minutes drive to the area known as Bermudian Landing which is located 25 Miles West of the city in the area of the Old Belize River. The first stop is in the small/quaint museum located on premises where you will be given an orientation and listed to their incredible success story of the community and other volunteers coming together for the sole purpose of protecting and preserving on of earth’s endangered species. Once done guests will be taken on a on a short 10 minute walk through the forest at which point you will find yourself in nature surrounded by pristine forests and Black Howler Monkeys. During your in-depth tour you will learn of many medicinal plants, howler monkey food and also the history of the community and the Sanctuary.





Mayan Temples

If you are intrigued by the History surrounding the Mayans in this region, the vast history of Belize and would like to know more about their culture and more about some of our first settlers in this Jewel; this tour is definitely for you. We are surrounded by descendants of Mayans in the North, South and West which made Belize one of the most popular trading areas in the Mayan World. Belize is a museum in itself where you can view ancient Mayan cities where the ancient Maya lived and below are a few that we offer on either a half or full day excursion.




Altun Ha:

The Mayan City of Altun Ha is located in the Belize District about 30 miles north of Belize City and about 6 miles west of the shore of the Caribbean Shore and covers an area of about 5 Square miles. The ruins of the ancient structures had their stones reused for residential construction of the agricultural village of Rockstone Pond in modern times, but the ancient site did not come to the attention of archeologists until 1963. The Old Northern Highway connects Altun Ha to Belize's N Northern Highway, and the site is accessible for tourism. The largest of Altun Ha's temple-pyramids, the "Temple of the Masonry Altars", is 54 feet (16 m) high. A drawing of this structure is the logo of Belize's leading brand of beer, "Belikin".

You’ll enjoy and savor the untouched countryside and native villages as your guide school you about the local plants and animal on your drive for approximately 45 minutes before arriving at the Beautiful Mayan Site of Altun Ha. Keep your eyes and ears open along the final 10 minutes of the journey as the area near Altun Ha is rich in wildlife including Armadillos, bats, squirrels, agouti, paca, foxes, tapir and even white tail deers. The area also boasts over 200 species of birds. Once you arrive at Altun Ha, you will be guided to an important Maya Trading Center. Learn about the ancient Mayan civilization at the ruins where one of the finest and believed to be the largest, Mayan jade craving was found. Bring your camera to the top of the best preserved temple for a fantastic view of the surrounding jungle. You may even venture on a short jungle walk to the old Mayan reservoir where you are sure to see many other birds and crocodiles. This Site was said to be a very wealthy ceremonial center which boasts two main plazas, thirteen structures including the Temple of Sun God also known as Masonry Altars.




Lamanai (from Wikipedia):

Lamanai (from Lama'anayin, "submerged crocodile" in Yucatec Maya) is a Mesoamerican archaeological site, and was once a considerably sized city of the Maya civilization, located in the north of Belize, in Orange Walk District. The site's name is pre-Columbian, recorded by early Spanish missionaries, and documented over a millennium earlier in Maya inscriptions as Lam'an'ain.

One of the most popular and memorable tours available from San Pedro! Your day starts at 8am with a comfortable 15 minute flight from the island to Belize City Municipal Airstrip or a scenic 1.5 hrs ride by boat to the City. You guide will walk you over to your awaiting tour vehicle and head down the Belizean countryside and local villages as you travel along the Highway for approximately one hour before arriving at the docking facilities in Orange Walk then board your tour boat up the New River. Your guide will be sure to keep your brain going as he/she share vast knowledge of the river and Native flora and fauna that exist in abundance along this river. On arriving at the ancient Mayan Site of Lamanai, noted as one of the largest Mayan ceremonial centers in Belize your guide will offer another briefing followed by an extensive tour of the many temples and their uses in the days of the Mayas. After about 2 hours of touring the various sites you will take a break to enjoy a locally prepared lunch, visit the museum, take in additional views of this spectacular panorama, the Maya mountains and the New River Lagoon.





Xunantunich (fromWikipedi):

Xunantunich (pronounced /ʃunantunit͡ʃ/) is an Ancient Mayan archaeological site in western Belize, about 80 miles (130 km) west of Belize City, in the Cayo District. Xunantunich is located atop a ridge above the Mopan River, well within sight of the Guatemala border – which is a mere 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the west.[1] It served as a Maya civic ceremonial center in the Late and Terminal Classic periods to the Belize Valley region.[2] At this time, when the region was at its peak, nearly 200,000 people lived in Belize.[3]

Xunantunich’s name means "Stone Woman" in the Maya language (Mopan and Yucatec combination name), and, like many names given to Maya archaeological sites, is a modern name; the ancient name is currently unknown. The "Stone Woman" refers to the ghost of a woman claimed by several people to inhabit the site, beginning in 1892. She is dressed completely in white, and has fire-red glowing eyes. She generally appears in front of "El Castillo", ascends the stone stairs, and disappears into a stone wall.

After the Belize City tour, we will drive around 1 hour and 45 minutes to San Ignacio where the ruin is located. There, you will take the tour of Xunantunich Maya Ruin. After visiting this site, you can either choose to visit the town of San Ignacio or take the scenic drive back to the city. This tour can be combined with Cahal Pech Mayan Site, Cave Tubing, Zipline, Horse back riding or the Belize Zoo After the tour.





Duration and details for the above mainland tours: Dependent on your mode of transfer you choose to and from the mainland.

Single activity by air: Departure 8am return from Belize city on the 2:30pm flight
Single Activity by Boat: Departure 8am and return from Belize City on the boat at 3pm

Two activities by air: Depart San Pedro 7am or 8am flight and return from Belize City on the 3:30pm or at 4:30pm flight
Two Activities by Boat: Depart San Pedro 8am and return from Belize City at on the 4:30pm boat

Three Activities by air: Depart San Pedro 7am return from Belize City 4:30pm or 5:30pm
Three Activities by Boat: Depart San Pedro 7am and return from Belize City on the 4:30pm boat

Duration: See above
Availability: Sunday to Friday
Minimum: 2 PERSONS
Destination: Mainland Belize

Rates:
Single activity by Air USD$270.00/Water Taxi USD$170.00 (Children under 10 years $20.00 off)
Two activities by Air USD$310.00/Water Taxi USD$210.00 (Children under 10 years $20.00 off)
Three activities by Air USD$350.00/Water Taxi USD$250.00 (Children under 10 years $20.00 off)
Departure Notes: Please note that We offer complimentary pick up within the main Town core starting 1 hour prior to your scheduled departure for Direct Bookings Only and if you’re staying within 2 Miles of the Airstrip or Water Taxi Terminal. A small fee will apply if you’re outside of this radius and would like transfer.
Third party bookings and bookings via hotels, etc. please meet us half hour before your scheduled departure at our office located on the beach side of the old Big Daddy’s Night Club if travelling by Water Taxi and at Maya Island Air Terminal if travelling by Air.
If you are outside of the above, please contact us for transfer rates; please contact us at island_twist@yahoo.com or Tel: 501 - 613 7999 or 501 633 4241 or 501 671 0506 the evening prior for transfer price)

What to bring
Camera, insect repellent, change of clothes for cave tubing adventure, Comfortable walking shoes for hiking and exploration tours, cash for tips and an open mind for a fun-filled adventure.

Inclusions
Boat or Air Transfer
Park/Entrance fee
Guide/Driver
Gears
Belizean Lunch, Fruits and Water

Additional Info
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult



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2.75 miles north of San Pedro Town, Belize C.A.

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