Tours

Actun Tunichil Muknal

Journey Into The Mayan Underworld.

Price – $115.00 USD

Departure Time – 8:00 AM Departs Midas Resort, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Packed Lunch and Transportation

What To Bring – Comfortable hiking shoes that you don’t mind getting wet, Bug Spray, light clothing, umbrella or light rain jacket, Sunblock depending on the weather and extra bottles of water.

Description – The ATM Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal) is the most impressive Cave in Belize and the Maya Underworld. This cave was a sacred place to the prehistoric Mayas of Belize who began using the entrance during the early classic period (300 – 600AD). The most famous of the human remains is “The Crystal maiden” – the skeleton of a teenage girl, possibly a sacrifice victim whose bones have been completely covered by the natural decomposition in the cave. Upon entering the ATM Cave you are required to do some swimming and climbing.

This is predominantly a wet cave with water levels ranging from ankle to chest height. The cave river system leads you through a labyrinth of dry chambers culminating at the cathedral-like main chamber, which is about 350 meters in length and 50 meters in width. In this area you will spend about 1 ½ hours admiring with great car, you will see many skeleton remains and artifacts both pottery and stone tools. Towards the back of this chamber you will climb a ladder of about 15 feet to get to the Stone Sepulcher where you will see the complete skeleton remains of the famed Crystallized Maiden.

Cahal Pech & Xunantunich

Let our friendly staff arrange your visit to the neighboring Maya sites of Cahal Pech & Xunantunich.

Price – $95.00 USD

Departure Time – 9:00 AM Departs Midas Resort, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Packed Lunch, and Transportation

What To Bring – Comfortable hiking shoes, Camera, Bug Spray, Umbrella or light rain jacket or sunblock depending on the weather.

Xunantunich (Maiden of the Rock or Stone Woman) is a Classic Period ceremonial Center located eight miles west of San Ignacio at the village of San Jose Succotz. We cross over the Mopan River using a hand-cranked ferry and following the dirt track road. 10 minutes later we will reach the Visitors Center and the Temples. The site was discovered in 1881 by Mr Alfred Maloney, later the site was known as Mount Maloney. Archaeologists state that the site at Xunantunich was abandoned sometime between 890 to 900 AD.

Cahal Pech (Place of Ticks) is a Maya Site located in the town of San Ignacio. The site was a Palacio home for an elite Maya Family and though most major construction dates to the Classic Period, evidence of continuous habitation has been dated to as far back as 900 BC during the early Middle Formative Period making Cahal Pech one of the oldest recognizably Maya site in Belize and Central America. The site rests high near the banks of the Macal River and is a collection of 34 Structures, with the tallest being about 75feet (25 Meters) in height. The site was abandoned in the 9th century AD for unknown reasons. The name Cahal Pech was given when this site was a pasture during the first archaeological studies in the 1950’s. It’s now an Archaeological Park with a housing neighborhood surrounding the Site and a museum with artifacts from various ongoing excavations.

Caves Branch Cave Tubing

Float over magnificent blue waters through a prestigious cave system.

Price: $95.00 USD

Departure Time – 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM Departs Midas Resort, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, and Transportation

What To Bring – Comfortable hiking shoes, Swimming Clothes, Bug Spray, umbrella or light raincoat depending on the weather forecast.

Description – You will travel on the George Price Highway en route to the Caves Branch Archaeological Site where you will be cave tubing, during your trip the guide will be explaining historical and geographical facts about Belize. When we reach the site we will take a 45 minute walk through the jungle which will lead us to the start of the cave system. You will be able to free jump dive into the magnificent blue water and let the natural current of the river take us on our journey on the inner tubes of a tire. We will float under the cave systems and will bring us to where we originally started from.

Crystal Cave (Mountain Cow)

Hike through the jungle and descend into a spectacular cave system.

Price – $115.00 USD 

Departure Time – 7:30 AM Departs Midas Resort, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Packed Lunch and Transportation

What To Bring – Comfortable hiking shoes, Camera, Bug Spray, umbrella or light rain jacket, or sunblock depending on the weather and extra bottle of water.

Description – Let us take you on a hike through the Jungle Mountain top to the entrance of the Crystal Cave where we will descend with ropes and explore the spectacular cave system. We take you through huge caverns adorned with spelothems and Crystalline formation, artifacts of pottery, beads, obsidian blades and human skeleton remains that have been calcified in the limestone floor. Let us take your imagination back in time when the Maya Shamans and Priests would enter into the trance in this Cave to conduct their ceremonies and rituals. After exploring the realms of the underworld (Xibalba) we hike back down the trail and drive to see the inland Blue Hole river and relax while swimming in the refreshing waters of this cool cave system before returning to San Ignacio. Mountain Cow is located in the Blue Hole National Park.

Barton Creek & Big Rock Waterfall

Embark on an all day adventure into the country side.

Barton Creek Cave is part of a large riverine system and one of the longest subterranean sites in the country of Belize. Cultural remains, however, have only been found within the first kilometer from the downstream entrance. This kilometer long space contains ten ledges above the river with evidence of ancient Maya activity. The first ledge is located on the left just inside the entrance to the cave, and continues to roughly 30 meters beyond the Maya Bridge that straddles the river.

Caracol Maya Site

Visit the ancient Maya temple of Caracol on the edge of the Maya mountains within the Chiquibul rainforest reserve.

Price – $115.00 USD

Departure Time – 7:30 AM Departs Midas Resort, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Packed Lunch and Transportation.

What To Bring – Comfortable hiking shoes, Camera, Swim wear, umbrella or light rain jacket, Sunblock depending on the weather, Bug Spray, Extra bottle of water.

The ancient Maya temple of Caracol is located on the western edge of the Maya mountains within the Chiquibul rainforest reserve. Caracol sits on a high plateau 500 meters above sea level. The site was discovered in 1938 by Rosa Mai, a logger looking for Mahogany. The main temple, ‘Caana’ is Belize’s tallest man-made structure, standing at 139 feet (42 meters). The Classic Period site is noted for the rare use of giant date glyphs on circular stone altars. In their design of Caana, the Caracol architects incorporated symbolism that reflects ancient Mayan cosmology. There is much to see and learn at Caracol, an area that is home to pristine flora and fauna such as the wild turkey and the even rarer keel-billed toucan and mot-mot.

Cayo Welcome Center

Visit the Cayo Welcome Center.

Price – Free

Opening Hours – Mon – Sat, 8AM – 7PM

Description – Located in the center of San Ignacio town and just 5 minutes walk from your rainforest in town.

Horseback Riding

Trek through trails on horseback to visit any of these wonderful places.

Price – $55.00 USD

Departure Time – 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM Departs Midas Resort, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, and Transportation.

What To Bring – Comfortable hiking shoes, Sunblock , Hat, Bug Spray, Umbrella or light raincoat depending on the weather forecast, and Packed Lunch Included. All Rides are half-day activities any two can be combined for a full day tour.

Xunantunich – A quiet jungle trail will take you to the Village of San Jose Succotz where you will cross the Mopan River by a hand-cranked ferry. After your time exploring the Mayan Temples you will happy for your sturdy steed to get you off your feet for your ride home.

Buena Vista – This isolated Mayan Temple is deservedly popular with the more experienced riders. Hidden behind some lush tropical jungle this minor site is virtually untouched, with a small excavated temple open to the public. To get there riders must cross the Mopan River 3 times and follow the trail that takes you through the beautiful open countryside.

Calla Creek– This tour takes you to the agricultural village of Calla Creek. The open countryside offers many beautiful views of the river valley. You will also horseback ride through the Mopan River.

Mountain Pine Ridge

Experience the culture of the modern day Maya.

Price – $105.00 USD

Departure Time – 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM Departs Midas Resort, English Speaking Guide, Packed Lunch, and Transportation.

What To Bring – Comfortable hiking shoes, Swimming Clothes, Bug Spray, umbrella or light raincoat, Sunblock depending on the weather forecast.

Description – We take you through 2 Mayan Villages of Cristo Rey and San Antonio after which we drive up to explore the Rio Frio Cave (cold River Cave), our seeing the cave we head over to the Rio on Pools (River Pools) for a Picnic Lunch and we always save the best for last we will have to hike down this mountain and half way through you will hear the Rio Frio water busting out from the 80ft Big Rock Waterfall where we will take our final swim.

Tikal Mayan Temple - Guatemala

A trip to the largest Archaeological site in Central America.

Price – $135.00 USD

Departure Time – 7:30 AM Departs Midas Resort, English Speaking Guide, Entrance & Exit Fees, Departure Tax, Restaurant Dining and Transportation.

What To Bring – Comfortable hiking shoes, Camera, umbrella or light rain jacket, or Sunblock depending on the weather, Bug Spray, Passport, Money to buy souvenirs.

Description – The largest Archaeological site in Central America and a great Classic Maya City mysteriously abandoned around 900AD. We will drive across the only Border Belize has with Guatemala and drive through many villages and we will stop to see a Salt Water Lake and Fresh Water Lake. We will continue on our journey to Tikal and once we reach the site we say goodbye to the Van and start our hike to the 212ft high rise Temple in the middle of the Jungle.

San Ignacio Town Market

Stroll over to San Ignacio Town’s transient market.

Price – Free

Opening Hours – Daily

Description – Walk around the market where locals gather to chatter and vegetable farmers and producers from nearby villages bring out fresh produce for sale.

 

Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure

Pontoon waterfall hopping.

Price – $115.00 USD

Departure Time – 8:00 AM Departs Midas Resort, English Speaking Guide, Entrance & Exit Fees, Transportation.

What To Bring – Comfortable hiking shoes that you don’t mind getting wet, Camera, or Sunblock depending on the weather, Bug Spray, Swimwear.

Description –Your day of adventure begins as we undertake an hour drive away from San Ignacio Town, off the beaten path, and deep into the Vaca Plateau Forest Reserve.

Board the Jungle Pontoon and let her be your guide as you are given the rare opportunity to become part of Be One with Belize’s environment without hurting nature or the wildlife.

Hidden behind the vast green array of trees and birds, beyond the beckoning of the howler monkeys laugh are Waterfalls that you can climb, Swim and explore breath-taking views.