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A Taste of Belize and Tale of Two Cities

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A Taste of Belize and Tale of Two Cities

Spend the day immersed in the past and present culture of Belize with this 4.5-hour small group tour. The excitement begins as your guide picks you up at port for a scenic ride into Belize City with its colonial architecture and city highlights.

Continue to the Northern Highway, passing by charming Creole villages and small farms until you reach Altun Ha, a Mayan ceremonial center that was a major trade site on the Meso-American route for centuries. While here, you will witness “A Tale of Two Cities” while you learn all things Mayan.

Circle back to the colonial city of Belize and stop at a local restaurant to sample dishes from the 6 ethnic groups in Belize. Here you will be treated to a true taste of Belizean cuisine, including Conch Ceviche (Belize), Bean Empanadas (Maya), Escabeche or Chilmole (Mestizo), Curried Pork or Chicken with white rice (East Indian), Sere (Garifuna), and the national dish: Rice and Beans with Stewed Chicken (Creole). Cap off your gastronomic experience with an array of delicious local wines, including Cashew, Sorrel, Sour Sop, Pineapple, Nonie, and Blackberry wines.

From there you will make your way back to port, passing by the famous1812 British Angelican cathedral, Government House, Magistrate and Supreme Court Buildings.

Reserve your spot on this fully guided tour for an incomparable taste of Mayan and Belizean culture and cuisine.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Lunch is Included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing sturdy tennis shoes or hiking shoes, short pants (quick dry) or long pants (jeans), T-shirt (breathable, quick dry), Sunscreen and bug repellent.
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. Any guest with limited mobility should reconsider this tour as there are many flights of stairs to climb at the ruins. This is a tour which requires a moderate fitness level, it is conducted in the jungles of Belize and includes hiking and climbing at the Maya Ruins. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars5Based On 7 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsSightseeing and foodNovember 09, 2019

Reviewer: Steve Wong
If you are looking for a beach to relax and swim, this is not for you. But if you want to know a little about Belize and the local food, this is for you. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We got to see the city, the ruins, and tasted the local food. It was an enjoyable excursion.

5 StarsInformative and delicious!July 22, 2019

Reviewer: Denyse G Bozzay
We loved this excursion! Ruins were fascinating and well worth seeing. The small size of the group made it easy to hear and helped us enjoy the entire area. The guide and the driver were both knowledgeable and personable. The food was so fun and delicious. The server made it super interesting. This tour felt personal and authentic. Probably our favorite for this cruise.

5 StarsExcellent and Authentic!June 30, 2019

Reviewer: Ben Larson
This was by far our favorite excursion on our entire 7-day cruise. Our guide and driver were friendly and knowledgeable, and gave us a great history of Belize on the way to Altun Ha. The ruins were great - we were able to climb some of them - and our guide was a wealth of information about the ruins, Mayan culture, and the local flora and fauna. The highlight of the excursion was the meal at the end. The food was authentic (everyone else in the restaurant was a local) and absolutely delicious. I would recommend this excursion to anyone. We definitely plan on experiencing it again when we return to Belize.

5 StarsFavorite excursion on CruiseJune 30, 2019

Reviewer: Chris Thayer
This was my favorite excursion we took on our cruise. Freddy and Dennis were great. They knew so much about the local area and the Mayan ruins. Then on top of all of that we had some of the best food I had ever tasted brought to us for the food tasting. Our group left stuffed and satisfied.

5 StarsBest ever!!June 30, 2019

Reviewer: Sarah Thayer
This excursion is AMAZING! Freddie and Dennis were very knowledgeable and happy to answer all of our questions. The Mayan Ruins were cool - it wasn’t too crowded and we got to climb up some of them. The food tasting was definitely my favorite part! Make sure you try the speciality juice - it is delicious and very refreshing. Also make sure you pace yourself - they have LOTS of food for you to taste. It was fresh, homemade, and very very good. This excursion was the highlight of my trip!!

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