January 12, 2012 | By Collette Peck
In its own unique way, Belize is the best of all worlds for any type of traveler. Adventurers can savor pristine wilderness and solitude. Environmentalists will find a wonderland of flora and fauna, flowing rivers through dense forests and colorful wildlife protected by a glorious natural habitat. And history buffs, curiosity seekers and amateur sleuths can speculate about the origins and disappearance of ancient Mayan civilizations.
The Tours: Belize is full of amazing opportunities for exploration, adventure, and some much needed relaxation. Check out these specials, tours and hotels for vacation opportunities.
Hidden Valley Inn — Located on 7200 acres of private reserve where you can walk into a world unspoiled by man and experience a unique contact with nature, as well as fine food and attentive service, and fantastic accommodations.
Ka’ana Boutique Resort– In a valley nestled among the Maya Mountains of Belize’s Cayo District and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Ka’ana is the premier choice for discerning travelers. Adventure seekers will be enticed by the boundless nearby options and those seeking a relaxing escape will find plenty of ways to indulge in the simple pleasures of life at the resort.
Machaca Hill – Machaca Hill is Southern Belize’s gateway into the jungle; an idyllic hideaway for discerning travelers seeking a pristine eco-retreat. Situated on a private reserve, the serene rainforest canopy lodge is bordered by the Rio Grande, a marine reserve, organic gardens, Mayan ruins, miles of uninterrupted forest, and various cultural and geological sites.
Lamanai Maya Site & The New River – After an hour’s drive up the Northern Highway, you board a riverboat at Tower Hill and head up the New River. At the entrance to the New River Lagoon, the ruins of Lamanai (Maya for “submerged crocodile”) rise into view. Explore the ruins of this amazing archaeological site and get a close up view of how the ancient Mayans lived.
Caracol Maya Site– Located in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, a visit to the famous Maya site of Characol (Maya for “snail”), the largest Maya city in Belize, will be an experience that will be with you forever. This site in size rivals that of neighboring Tikal. “Caana,” the largest and most impressive temple at this site is still the highest structure in the country.
“Ruin” my vacation – This seven night package includes a three night stay at Cahal Pech Village Resort and a tour of the Xumantunich Mayan ruins. Then it is off to Ramon’s Village for a four night stay and includes a snorkel excursion and exploration of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Call us today for your Mayan Adventure Getaway.