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"Experience the thrills and the majestic wonders of Belize"

Bella Sombra Guest House  selects the lowest prices and the best and exciting tours in Belize.
Most of the tours listed are half day or all day tour. We want you to have fun during your stay!
All tours are done by a Licensed Tour guide: Ian August
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Altun Ha is one of the most accessible Mayan site in Belize, not far from Belize City. This Mayan site was settled around 200 BC until the 10th century AD. At its peak, in the 3rd century AD, it is believed that as many as 10,000 people may have lived here. The city was a major trading center and a large amount of jade and obsidian were found at the site. The presence of jade suggests that Altun Ha was a religious center as jade could only be worn or used by Mayans of great importance, such as religious leaders. Around 900 AD, several elite tombs were looted, which some think indicates a revolt against Altun Ha’s rulers. The site remained populated for about another century but no new major structures were built during that time. To date, only a few of the most impressive structures have been uncovered; however, many more temples are still covered with jungle vegetation.

Cahal Pech is one of the oldest Maya site located near the Town of San Ignacio, Cayo District. This Mayan sitewas once a hilltop palacio home for an elite Maya family, and though most majorconstruction dates to the Classic period, evidence of continuous habitation hasbeen dated to as far back as far as 1200 BCE during the Early Middle Formativeperiod (Early Middle Preclassic), making Cahal Pech one of the oldestrecognizably Maya sites in Western Belize. Cahal Pech rests high near the banks of the Macal Riverand is strategically located overlooking the Macal River andthe MopanRiver. The site is a collection of 34 structures, with the tallest templebeing about 25 meters in height, situated around a central acropolis. The sitewas abandoned in the 9th century CE for unknown reasons.The name Cahal Pech, translates "Place of the Ticks."

Lamanai is by far one of the largest, most interesting and picturesque Mayan ruins in Belize. It is located in the Orange Walk Distrcis, north of Belize City; approximately 109 miles or 2 hours from Belize City. Lamanai, In the Maya language, is translates as "submerged crocodile." This Mayan site is located in the Orange Walk District, and it features three large pyramids, various restored stelae, and open plazas as well as a small but unique ball court. Also, the ruins of two 16th century Spanish churches are nearby. The site enjoys an isolated location in the jungle on the banks of the New River Lagoon, a river with numerous crocodiles and pristine rainforest. Lamanai was occupied continuously for over 3,000 years and it's remoteness contributed to it's continuous occupation, well beyond most other Maya sites, until at least 1,650 AD.

Xunantunich is an ancient Mayan archeaological site in the Cayo District, about 80 miles west of Belize City. It is located atop a ridgeabove the MopanRiver, well within sight of the Guatemalaborder – which is a mere 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the west.It served as a Maya civic ceremonial center in the Late and Terminal Classicperiods to the Belize Valley region.At this time, when the region was at its peak, nearly 200,000 people lived in Belize.

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) is a cave in Belize, near San Ignacio, Cayo District. Come and explore this Mayan archaeological site that includes skeletons, ceramics, and stoneware. There are several areas of skeletal remains in the main chamber. The best-known is "The Crystal Maiden", the skeleton of a teenage girl, possibly a sacrifice victim, whose bones have been calcified to a sparkling, crystallized appearance.The ceramics at the site are significant partly because they are marked with "kill holes", which indicates they were used for ceremonial purposes. Many of the Mayan artifacts and remains are completely calcified to the cave floor. The Mayans also modified cave formations here, in some instances to create altars for the offerings, in others to create silhouettes of faces and animals, or to project a shadow image into the cave. The cave is extensively decorated with cave formations in the upper passage.

Zip Line Canopy Jungle Tour- Soar through the jungle, experience a thrilling ride and amazing views on our Zipline Jungle Canopy Excursion! You'll be taken to a platform high above the forest floor, after being equipped with a body harness and all necessary safety equipment. From there, you will fly across thejungle canopy from platform to platform, escorted by two knowledgable guides to ensure your safety and make your experience one you will never forget!. You will go on ten different ziplines from one platform to the other. The highest line runs 100feet in the air and the lowest is 35 feet. The longest line is 600 feet.

Cave Tubing- Belize's Caves offer an exciting journey down the river and caves. Venture down in a thrilling ride!!

Salt Water Caye has different marine life each day. Take an early morning boat out to South Water Caye If you love peace and solitude this is the island to visit. The water warm, clean, pristine, clear and crystal blue, the weather is 80+ degrees. Very comfortable for snorkeling which you can do very easily from right off the beach. A fairly easy swim to the reef and even if you stay right in front of the sandy beach area you will likely see Nurse Sharks, Lemon Sharks, and Spotted Eagle Rays along with many other tropical fish which you will also see on the reef itself. It is good for a romantic getaway.

Tikal Guatemala- Explore the Jungle trails at Tikal National Park and climb the majestical Maya temples,  palaces, residential areas. Learn about this highly skilled civilization. The more spectacular temples are above the Jungle Canopy (Temples I, II, III, IV and V). Breath taking panorama are enjoyed at the  top of Temple IV. Travel back in time and have a bird’s eye view of  the ancient City of Tikal. Numerous wildlife species like coati mundi, howler monkey, and turkeys are among are seen in this protected park.    Included in tour: Transportation, Lunch, water, Guided Tour
Not included:  Subject to 12.5% GST, park entrance fees, border departure tax
Daily Departures:  6:00 am from Belize City

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