Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
Take a motor-launch ride up the Old Belize River and look for crocodiles, iguanas, and monkeys and take in the beautifully lush tropical foliage on this varied waterway. Make a stop at a local restaurant for a Belize-style lunch before a 35-minute ride to the Belize sanctuary where you'll see species endemic to the region, including five types of wildcat (jaguars, pumas, ocelots, jaguarundi, and margays) as well as the national animal of Belize, the Tapir.
Enjoy a city tour highlighting the history of Belize from its founding by shipwrecked British sailors in 1683. At the Airboat Outpost, receive a short orientation and safety briefing before boarding a 450-hp airboat. Travel via waterway to Almond Hill Lagoon. Quietly drift, keeping a lookout for the docile manatees that might be in the area. See beautiful water lilies, wading birds, turtles and maybe a crocodile on the unspoiled marsh. Minimum age: 5 years. Maximum weight: 290 pounds.
Hold on to your hats as you enjoy an exhilarating boat ride along the city's scenic coast. After approximately 2 hours on the Rio Wallace, you will stop at a riverside dock where you can use the restroom, browse the gift shop or buy a delicious local lunch before boarding your coach for the second part of your adventure. Altun Ha is the Mayan ceremonial which is set in pristine rainforest, has three plazas and thirteen structures within its epicenter and was a vital trade center during the Classic Period. Stone steps allow visitor to climb the main temple (weather permitting). Note: Minimum age is 4 years. Pregnant women and guests with neck and back injuries are not permitted.
Rendezvous Caye provides some of the finest snorkeling in Belizeans waters. The Caye lays adjacent to the inner side of the reef where inexperience snorkelers can enjoy the placid waters that make snorkeling easy. Experienced snorkelers can snorkel the outside of the reef where there is exceptional viewing that is seldom found elsewhere. Please refer to full description for restrictions
The zip line portion of the tour begins with a hike through the rainforest to the starting platform; the next 30 40 minutes are spent flying through the forest with the birds ! Your next adventure is cave tubing. Hike a jungle trail to the entrance tunnel of the underground cave system.
Hike down a jungle trail to where the river meanders through an underground cave system. Hop in and let the slow current take you along past incredible stalactites and stalagmites. On several occasions, you will emerge into the sunlight, then re-enter the underground river system. There is a considerable amount of walking on this tour. Minimum age to participate is 10 years.
Explore the intriguing Crystal Caves as you float into a chamber filled with stalactites and dazzling formations. Disembark your tube and enter the Crystal chamber to explore the sacred Maya underworld including a "frozen water fall" column and glittering rim stone dam. Jump back in your tube and make your way to a mini waterfall lagoon. Restrictions apply. Please refer to long description for details
Don't want an "adventure" tour? Then this is the activity for you! Bacab Eco Park has "Something for everyone"! Enjoy a relaxing tropical day surrounded by nature at its best. Also perfect if you would like to ride along with family or friends going on another of BACAB Eco Park adventure tours; travel together, lunch together and swim together.
Get picked-up by an open motor boat and travel up the Sibun River to The Landing, then drive in a rugged 4x4 Land Rover through the jungle trails to Gracy Rock. Walk over a wooden suspension bridge and along a trail and explore the ancient Mayan Caves. Bottled water and rum punch (after driving), enjoy a local snack of fresh fruit. Return to Belize City on the Jungle Bus. Tour may be run in reverse order.
Board a riverboat for a cruise of the New River, with its spectacular rainforest, mangroves, orchids and birds. Disembarking at the northern end of the New River Lagoon, you'll enjoy a Belize-style lunch. Then begin your tour of Lamanai, once the largest Mayan ceremonial site in Meso-America and occupied as early as 1500 B.C. The first stone buildings appeared here between 800 and 600 B.C. Please kindly note that the driving time is approx. 1 hour each way.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.