Monday, March 19, 2018

Looking to have a unique, off-the-beaten-path experience in Placencia? Here are some ideas!


There are some excursions and adventures that are well traveled and well known in Placencia- such as snorkeling at a caye, visiting a private island, hiking or seeing waterfalls, etc. Belize gets so many repeat visitors that our awesome tour guides are always coming up with new tours to keep guests coming back for more and more intense experiences!

Here are some of the off-the-beaten-path experiences that are NOT on everyone's radar....yet.....but should be! Also great for repeat guests, or for those that live here - here's a way to really blow your guests away with adventure :) (all pics from provider websites)

Description:
Pick up in Placencia at Buba Waba’s Smoke Shack and Grill on Harbor Side Dr North next door to Day Tripper Catamaran just south of Top Value Supermarket in Placencia, 4pm. Beautiful 40 minute sunset boat ride to Monkey River Village. Delicious local dinner at Kecerene’s Restaurant (Percy’s Sister). Tour historical Monkey River Village, then boat ride up the river to explore its inhabitants with high-powered spotlights. Enter the jungle for the ultimate night jungle tour, and experience the sights and sounds of many different types of nocturnal wildlife...On request we supply bug shirts or bug hats to keep the insects out of your face and off your clothing! Exhilarating boat ride back to Placencia, in the DARK!! Returns at approximately 10PM.
What you'll see: Crocodiles ~ Jaguars ~ Bats ~ Birds ~ Tarantulas ~ Tapirs ~ Wild Boar
Description:
After the 60 minute drive to the wildlife sanctuary, headlights will be distributed to each person. First we fuel up with a hearty local dinner, followed by a briefing of the hiking trails.. The hike is around 2 hours long where you will have the chance to see tapirs, howler monkeys, river otters, 5 species of wild cats and many more. Various types of frogs, snakes and the morlet's crocodile are prevalent in this area as well. After a short break, we collect river tubes and head to the river for night river tubing! The key to seeing wildlife is staying quiet and being in the right place at the right time. Sightings are never guaranteed but many animals are nocturnal and can only be seen at night!
6pm - 12 or 1am
$ 100 USD per person
What to bring: Hiking boots, long pants, insect repellent, bottle of water. Headlights are provided.
Taste Belize has well known food tours - I am including this one for people that are looking for exotic food trips!
Description:
Tomorrow Sunday at Taste Belize Tours join us for our famous Chocolate and Spice tour: Belize Spice Farm for fragrant vanilla, spicy black pepper, aromatic cardamom & allspice, sweet cinnamon, then its off to Ixcacao Chocolate for an unforgettable all you can eat Belizean Maya lunch followed by a tree-to-bar chocolate tour full of delicious samples where we make our own chocolate on heirloom stone tools. Email tastebelize@gmail.com or call 664-8699/630-5253 to join tomorrow's award winning hands on adventure!

Barefoot Services Belize has three really unique ways to see Belize...
If you are in for an adventure, Maya Sky Canopy boasts the most scenic zip line in Belize. Zip over the beautiful South Stann Creek River that rests between two valleys, just 1 hour from Placencia. Whether you are looking to soar with the birds or just see a gorgeous part of Belize, this location offers the perfect activities for you, all under the direction of well-trained professional guides.
You may add more activities on the same property:
– River tubing or
– Maya King waterfall

Horse Back Riding
Come for a ride on a beautiful family owned private ranch. This horseback riding adventure is perfect for both the experienced and non-experienced riders. The herd of gentle, well trained horses and staff will ensure you have a great time.
Tour details:
Time: 8am – 1:00pm
Price: $100 usd per person

Dirt Biking in Belize!
We explore and ride off-road near Placencia. Swim at a River or Waterfall.
150cc of eye popping, open air 2 wheeled fun. Drive in the jungles near the Jaguar Preserve/Cockscomb basin, or see the scenic Sittee River then loop back to the Southern highway though the beach town of Hopkins. There is no such tour being offered and it is an absolutely adventures way to get to see Southern Belize. Spend some time on the coolest wheels in Belize.
Travel time: 4 hours Round Trip
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Need: valid motorcycle license or endorsement, an adventurous mindset, comfortable shoes, bug spray and sun screen, backpack. 
This in an off the beaten path Tour that allows you to immerse yourself with the locals
with their authentic local cuisine and people! Enjoy live Garifuna drumming
while feasting on some delicious traditional Garifuna food.
Travel time: 40 minutes to 2 hours Round Trip
Level of difficulty: Easy
Need: An adventurous mindset, comfortable shoes, bug spray and sun screen.










1 comment:

  1. What awesome suggestions! Monkey River by day was a spectacular adventure but by night?? That'd be a memory-maker.

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