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.
This ultimate experience combines zip line technology with the beautiful ecosystem created by Belizes rainforests. Upon arrival at the site, you will be given your safety briefing and outfitted with safety gear that will include your harness system, helmets and gloves. The tour takes you through eight platforms guided by two of our experienced naturalists who will share information at strategic locations as well as ensuring your safety from platform to platform.
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.
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.
Cahal Pech boasts extensive restoration to masks, facades, terraces, stairways, and structures. In its heyday, it may have been the primary center of the central Belize River Valley region. Clusters of temples and palaces are arranged around a series of plazas on this 6-acre site. Many of the structures have been identified as elite residences indicating that Cahal Pech served mainly as a royal compound.
Arrive at your destination where your highly skilled guides will fit you with your harness and give you a safety briefing before you get started. Feel the rush as you fly 500ft across the jungle for a bird's eye view of the opening to a ceremonial cave and the starting point of your next adventure. Adrenaline pumping, it's time to switch gears from harness to life vests for the second leg of you quest. Be prepared to be "wowed" by this adventure that puts you up close and personal with the unique phenomenon of crystal caves. Explore the unique formations inside this magnificent cave. Back in your tube make your way to an underground lagoon which signals the end of your adventure.
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.