Glistening green jungles, massive Maya cities, magnificent wildlife, lush rainforests and breathtaking beaches are a mecca for adventure lovers. Enjoy a scenic excursion, then relax on the beach at an award-winning Belize resort like Black Orchid. And you can easily do it all during your Belize vacation.
Belize is so rich in natural wonders that many believe that the word “paradise” must have been invented to describe this Central American country full of family-friendly beaches and magical rainforests. Located in the idyllic village of Burrell Boom just a 30-minute drive from the Philip Goldson International Airport, Black Orchid Resort is a family-friendly resort that offers visitors customized Belize vacation packages.
These Belize packages include ground transportation to/from the resort, accommodations at the resort, and delicious meals served up at Black Orchid’s gourmet restaurant. Black Orchid’s vacation packages also include your choice of full-day and half-day tours to some of the most popular destinations in the country, including wilderness areas, ancient Maya sites, and the offshore reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the biggest coral reef system in the western hemisphere.
Some of Black Orchid’s most popular Belize vacation packages include the following options:
Ancient Maya Sites
Thousands of years before the Europeans arrived, the ancient Maya erected enormous pyramids, palaces, and temples all across Belize. Today, many of these ancient structures have been excavated and opened to the public for the first time, including Altun Ha (home to the iconic Temple of the Masonry Altars) and Lamanai (where the remains of colonial Spanish building can still be seen).
Snorkeling and Diving on the Reef
Marine adventure enthusiasts from around the world come to Belize to enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving in some of the most bio-diverse waters on the planet. Indeed, legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau declared Belize to be among his top 10 favorite places to dive. Whether you’re an experienced diver looking for a new challenge or a first-time snorkeler, you’ll love the clear water and abundance of colorful fish and other marine life in Belize.
Caves and Zip-lining
Whether it’s exploring the amazing underground labyrinths of Belize’s caves or sailing through the tree-tops in the jungle, Belize is the original home of exciting outdoor adventures. Popular choices include cave tubing (using a canoe or inner tube to explore underground rivers), zip lining (flying through the canopy on a series of steel wires) and spelunking sacred caves once used by ancient Maya priests.
Visits to Animal Sanctuaries
In Belize, you can visit places like the Community Baboon Sanctuary, a grassroots conservation organization that has successfully protected one of the largest troops of black howler monkeys (known locally as “baboons”) in the world.