My daughter and I had a great time on the baboon sanctuary tour. We had a very interesting guide whose grandmother was healer in her village and taught her granddaughter how to use all the plants medicinally. After the tour, there is a little building where they encourage you to have lunch - do so! There is no menu really - fish or chicken - and they serve it grilled with rice, beans, vegetables -- very good!! It was $5.
The guide who took us out there drove us in his old cadillac and rattled on about the local area - very personable even if you couldn't understand half of it with the thick accent
we just came back from Belize. We had every intention to do the cave tubing and zipline but by the time we got out there it was so hot. We thought we were going to burst into flames. I couldn't breathe it was so hot. I bought bottle water and straw hat to cool off. i couldn't focus on the plans we had made. I couldn't go on with the tour. Maybe next time.
We were in Belize last December and did a river boat ride excursion with a visit to Altun Ha Mayan ruins. It was probably one of the best excursions I've ever done because of the diversity. We saw alligators, monkeys and iguanas on the river and climbed the ruins. By the way, Belize is not an island; it's a country in Central America. The locals speak English.
Belize is part of the Central American mainland and was also part of the area inhabited by the pre-Columbus Mayan civilization. There might be some ruins tours available, assuming it's not too hot when you get to Belize City.
It was so scary in belize. There was an area outside the gate where the locals selling tours. you didn't know who to trust. All of them looked as if they were shady. I didn't trust them. The best thing is to arrange for tours with the ship. Or you can deal with those inside the gate. I didn't enjoy it very much.
We went to Belize in April and went on the River Wallace boat trip then boarded a bus that took us to the Mayan Ruins.
I've only been on two cruises thus far, but Belize was by far my favorite and it was because of this excursion and the tour guides. They were wonderful!! On the boat ride, we saw dolphins, manitees, crocs, monkeys, iguanas, sea otters and more!! When we got off the boat and before we boarded the bus for the ruins, we got off at the bank of the river and there were local people selling there wares and they were selling chicken and rice and Belikin Beer (Belize's own!). It was very primitive, but wonderful. The people were nice. The bus ride to the ruins was a bit longer than I had anticipated and the narrow road (pretty much one lane) makes for an exciting ride, but the ruins were very interesting also. I, personally, thought it was a very worthy excursion.
We did the Belize Zoo last year with a local tour guide (inside the gate) and it was a blast! We stopped at a small local bar near the tenders afterwards and listened to a local band while sipping a few Belican beers. Very relaxing. The drive to the zoo was interesting in itself just to see the way of life and to be able to ask our local guide questions.