Belize Adventures with Maya Walk Tours

by Vivian Roe
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For intrepid travelers, Belize is a playground of bountiful adventure. The lush rainforest, tropical marine life, rugged mountain scenery, beautiful beaches and historical Maya sites make perfect destinations for adventure-seeking travelers who want to pack adrenaline-spiking activities and immersive cultural experiences into their break. But how best do you plan all these adventures and tours? 

Ranked #1 by Trip Advisor, Maya Walk Tours is an eco-friendly, family owned, local tour operator based in San Ignacio, Cayo. They have been operating adventure tours since 1997, and offer over a dozen adventure tours, from relaxed to rugged, across Belize. 

All are led by friendly and knowledgeable local guides who are more than happy to share their knowledge about the archaeology and history of the sites that you will visit. From birdwatching to floating on tubes through ancient caves and horseback riding to Xunantunich, they do it all.  Here are some of their top tours. 

Cave Tours

Caves tell the history of Belize and are an important part of the Mayan religion and culture. They provide a mythical experience and highlight the intrinsic link between nature and history. Maya Walk Tours offer a number of cave tours in the Cayo area. For those looking for a more leisurely journey into the Mayan world, try the Barton Creek Cave Tour by Canoe or Cave Tubing at St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park. For those looking for a challenging and immersive full-on experience, we dare you to adventure into the ATM caves. 

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Maya Ruin Tours

Throughout all districts in Belize you can find various Maya Sites of all sizes. If you are keen to learn about this integral part of Belize’s history, then a trip to a Maya Ruin is a must. Choose to combine your tour with horseback riding at Xunantunich or bird watching at Cahal Pech

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Horseback Riding Tours

For those that aren’t fans of walking, Horseback riding gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the natural surroundings without having to do so by foot. Along with the Xunantunich tour mentioned above, Maya Walk Tours also combines a horseback riding tour with a visit to an organic farm.

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Canoeing Tours

Along with caving, Maya Walk specializes in canoeing tours. This is fitting considering their idyllic Cayo location where rivers wind, caves hide and jungles await to be explored. The Barton Creek Cave Tour is a favourite easy tour for adventurers as it combines the best of all things. It includes walking, canoeing, swimming and a picnic. All of which are paired with great information on the history and culture of the Maya

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In addition to the above tours, May Walks Belize also offers birding, hiking, zip lining and cultural tours. For more information or to book these, visit their website

All Images Courtesy: Maya Walk Tours
Feature Photo Courtesy: Duarte Dellarole

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