We appreciated the balance of sightseeing, as well as getting to visit local crafts (jade factory) and enjoyed the local cuisine.
- Kristen V.
In the past, Orange Walk district was a refuge for mestizos seeking to escape from Spanish purges in the Yucatan. This is a wild area, dominated by deep forest (much being preserved by Programme for Belize), Mayan ruins, and the largest population of birds in the country. Orange Walk Town, the principal town of the area, is 55 miles or a 75 minute drive north of Belize City. The town is a mix of Spanish, Maya, East Indians, visiting Mennonites (who originally emigrated from the deep south at the end of the US civil war), and Chinese. Mexican influences remain strong, and you will hear both Spanish, English and creole spoken. Passing through the town is the New River, once an active Mayan trading waterway, and leading to the stunning Mayan ruins of Lamanai, on the edge of the New River Lagoon. The trip to visit these ruins is a marvelous journey by boat along a river teeming with life, including anhingas, snail-kites, crocodiles and iguanas sunning themselves, cormorants, bats and jacanas, and passes communities of denim-dressed Mennonites.
With your family’s pick of crocodile cruises, Mayan ruins, jungle safaris, night walks, playful monkeys, sun-drenched beaches & even shark swimming (the harmless kind), this exotic tour will thrill kids 1 to 99. Explore Orange Walk & Ambergris Caye. Includes delicious meals, kidtastic hotels, internal flights, transfers & more.
From monkeys, manatees & jaguars to Mayan temples, friendly sharks, jungle villages & tranquil beaches, this tour of Orange Walk & Ambergris Caye is “unbelizably exotic.” Take your pick of safaris, night hikes, cocktail cruises, canoeing, barrier reef diving & more. Includes stylish hotels, transfers, expert guides, internal flights & more.
(Lake Atitlan, Antigua, Flores)
This 16 day tour will take you back in time allowing you to delve into the mysterious Mayan culture. Travel the footsteps of the Maya from Tikal in Guatemala to Lamanai in Belize and finishing up with Chichen Itza in Mexico!
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