Tour Some Mayan Ruins in Belize

There are plenty of fantastic things to do in Belize, especially when you stay at our resort on Ambergris Caye. Though many activities on the Caye involve being on, in, or at least near the water, there are also some fantastic land-based tours to take. These include Mayan Ruins tours, adventure tours, and more! The best part is you can enjoy these tours from the comfort and convenience of our resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize’s top vacation destination.

Ambergris Caye, home to the popular vacation town of San Pedro, is best known for its snorkeling and scuba diving. The Belize Barrier Reef is one of the best diving locations in the world. But a trip to Belize is far more than the water surrounding us. Belize is a destination filled with a vibrant blend of cultures, stunning natural beauty, and rich history. The landscape here is diverse, from the crystal-clear waters of Ambergris Caye to the lush jungles on the mainland.

One of the highlights of any visit to Belize is the opportunity to delve into its ancient past with Mayan Ruins tours. These excursions offer a fascinating glimpse into a civilization that once thrived in this region, leaving behind impressive architectural feats and mysterious hieroglyphics. Whether wandering through the majestic temples of Caracol or exploring the ceremonial caves of Actun Tunichil Muknal, these tours enrich your understanding of the Mayan culture and offer a compelling few days away from the modern amenities of Ambergris Caye.

After days filled with exploration and adventure, Ambergris Caye promises unparalleled rest and relaxation. Our luxurious beachfront resort offers an array of amenities designed to cater to a wide variety of travelers, from solo adventures to families and groups traveling together. Our resort is intimate in size, allowing us personalized hospitality that is second to none. The warm, welcoming atmosphere of our Ambergris Caye Resorts ensures you’ll be well taken care of throughout your stay. There’s no better place to stay in Belize. Book your room at our resort in San Pedro, Belize, today! 

Ancient carvings that you'll see on Mayan Ruins Tours in Belize

Mayan Ruins Tours in Belize

The history of the Mayan people in Belize dates back to as early as 1500 BCE. The Mayans were known for their sophisticated architecture, astronomical knowledge, and complex societal structures, and, accordingly, they were well known for their impressive cities, complete with towering pyramids, expansive plazas, and intricate stone carvings. Historically, Belize was a central hub for trade and cultural exchange among the various Maya city-states. Over time, the Maya civilization saw periods of remarkable growth and decline, ultimately leaving behind an array of archaeological sites offering profound insights into their way of life.

Exploring Mayan ruins in Belize is an enlightening journey through time, shedding light on the Maya’s impressive achievements. Many major sites are easily accessible from popular tourist hubs, including Ambergris Caye. We recommend working with a knowledgeable guide to ensure comprehensive and enriching Mayan Ruins Tours. Many tours also include stops at nearby natural attractions, such as the Belize Zoo or the stunning Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, offering a well-rounded glimpse into both the cultural and natural wonders of Belize. 

Though you can plan Mayan Ruins tours in Belize on your own, why mess with the hassle? We offer inland activity packages that include Mayan Ruins Tours, making your vacation planning a breeze! There are a variety of tours to consider, including simple day trips from Ambergris Caye to multi-day adventures with partners we know and trust. 

On these tours, you’ll have the chance to see Belize’s lush rainforests while exploring fascinating Mayan culture. For a truly immersive experience, we recommend spending a few days touring Belize’s inland attractions. We will happily help you build a custom itinerary and tour, complete with personalized lodging recommendations for properties we know and trust. However you plan to get to Belize’s Mayan Ruins, here are the top Mayan attractions to consider. 

  1. If you’re short on time, one of the best Mayan Ruins Tours is the day trip from Ambergris Caye to the Altun Ha Maya Ruins. Altun Ha is near the coast and was an important spot linking coastal trade routes to the highlands. Here, there are over 500 identified mounds containing two main complexes and various structures. 
  2. Another excellent day trip featuring one of the top Mayan Ruins highlights is the trip to Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, the crown jewel of Belize’s archaeological treasures. Inside the cave are carvings, vessels, and the bones of human beings who were sacrificed to Chaac, the rain god. The journey to the cave involves a ride up a subterranean river and through various passageways. It’s a journey that feels otherwordly.
  3. Head to the Xunantunich Mayan temples, which sit near the border between Belize and Guatemala. The site is one of the tallest in Belize and is situated on a high ridge overlooking the Mopan River—strategic for controlling trade along this route. 
  4. The Mayan Ruins of Cahal Pech are another important site to consider. This site overlooks the Macal River, an integral spot for trade and agriculture in the fertile valley. It features eight interconnected plazas containing pyramids, temples, stelae, ballcourts, and elite residences.
  5. Nim Li Punit is a small Mayan ruin site situated on a beautiful hilltop. Like most other Mayan Ruins in Belize, it was important for controlling trade routes and for exploring Belize’s natural resources in this area.
  6. Finally, enjoy Mayan Ruins Tours to Lubaantun, a small site with many broad terraces and plazas and interesting hieroglyphics. 
Chairs and the Talapa bar in front of our beachfront Ambergris Caye Resort

Unwind at our Ambergris Caye Resort

Whatever you have in mind for your vacation in Belize – be it diving legendary sites like the Great Blue Hole or taking various Mayan Ruins Tours in Belize – know that there’s only one place that promises a warm, friendly welcome, intimate accommodations and a staff made up entirely of locations. That is our top-rated Ambergris Caye Resort.

Our resort features a range of comfortable accommodations, and comes with personalized concierge service that places it on par with other all-inclusive resorts nearby. However, the Blue Tang Inn is a fraction of the size of larger and thus impersonal resorts on Ambergris Caye, making your overall experience here something that will far exceed expectations. Not only does our local staff know all the best places to send you – including for fantastic meals and entertainment – but our smaller size also ensures we can customize your experience so it’s exactly what you hope for. 

Before you even set foot on our sandy beaches, our team will work with you to help you book all your land and water-based activities for your upcoming trip to Ambergris Caye. From booking the best dive trips along the Belize Reef to helping you head back to the mainland to enjoy the best Mayan Ruins Tours, we look forward to introducing you to the best Belize offers. Book your room at our top-rated Ambergris Caye Resort today! 

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