Belize City

Het Victoriaanse museum van Belize
De Swing Bridge
Meeslepende Caribische ritmes

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Belize City

Een eerbetoon aan Peter Wallace, de piraat

Degenen die wat tijd doorbrengen in Belize City tijdens een MSC Caribische cruisenaar Belize zullen in deze  stad een kenmerkende geschiedenis, sublieme bezienswaardigheden en fascinerende culturele fenomenen ontdekken. De verbazingwekkende energie van de stad is afkomstig van de ruim 76.000 inwoners die elke etnische groep vertegenwoordigen, waarbij Creoolse nazaten van voormalige slaven en Britse “Baymen” het grootste deel van de bevolking vormen en voor een ontspannen Caribische sfeer zorgen.

Deze ontspannen houding wordt gecombineerd met een ondernemende flair, want Belize City is de zakelijke hoofdstad van het land. In de hoofdstraten bevinden zich banken, kantoren en winkels terwijl fruit- en fastfoodkraampjes strijden om een plekje op straat en anderen plastic kommen of goedkope sieraden verkopen. De uitbundige septembervieringen, die de toch al volle straten vullen met muziek, dans en parades komen tot een hoogtepunt in een carnaval met prachtig gekostumeerde dansers die stralen en door de stad dansen op meeslepende Caribische ritmes.

Een vakantie naar Belize laat u kennismaken met twee van de meest zorgvuldig gerestaureerde koloniale gebouwen die open zijn voor bezoekers; de voormalige stadsgevangenis gebouwd in Victoriaanse tijden die nu het Museum van Belize is en het nog oudere regeringsgebouw, een museum en cultureel centrum. De stad wordt door Haulover Creek, een vertakking van de rivier de Belize, netjes verdeeld in noordelijke en zuidelijke helften.

Het centrale punt van het stadscentrum is de Swing Bridge die altijd druk met verkeer is en zo nu en dan wordt opengezet om grotere schepen door te laten. Het omringende Belize District, dat zich uitstrekt tot het noorden, westen en zuiden van de stad is ideaal voor excursies en beschikt over de populairste bezienswaardigheden van het land. Zoals de Altun Ha-ruïnes, de prachtige dierentuin van Belize en het Community Baboon Sanctuary.

Must sees in Belize City

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  • ADVENTURE OF THE LOST CRYSTAL CAVES
    & ZIP LINE

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
    • Middag- of avondmaal inbegrepen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Actieve excursies worden enkel aangeraden aan gasten met een goede fysieke gezondheid.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Moeilijk

    • Duurtijd
      6:30 u

    • Volwassenen119Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen109Prijs per persoon

    BLZ06

    Your excursion begins at the pier where you'll board your air-conditioned transportation for the drive into the jungle. Your tour guide will give a brief history of Belize, its people and culture along the way, as you drive through savannas and quaint villages to Jaguar Jungle Camp. Upon arrival, trained staff will fit you with your harness and give you a safety briefing before you start your zipline adventure. Throughout your visit, survey the incredible natural beauty, acknowledging that this is one of the sacred spaces of the ancient Mayans whose underworld of caves and tree canopies were used to send offerings to their gods. You'll take a short winding trail through thick jungle, where the towering cohune palms dwarf you, to a limestone cliff that is your launching pad to zipline. Feel the rush as you fly 500 feet across the jungle for a bird's eye view of a cavernous opening to one of the Maya's ancient ceremonial caves. Your next traverse takes you to an unrivalled 700 feet across the jungle. With your adrenaline pumping, you'll switch gears from harness to life vests as the second leg of your quest begins, putting you up close and personal in the environment of the crystal caves phenomenon. Your tube ride finds you floating through a chamber where you will marvel at the crystal-stalactites cave formations. You'll leave your tube and walk inside the crystal chamber to explore the sacred underworld of the Mayans. Notice the pottery used by the Maya in ancient sacrificial ceremonies dating back to 300 to 900 A.D. Your path takes you through a tiny passage where you'll find yourself in front of a frozen waterfall column and glittering rim stone dam that is simple amazing. Once back on your tube, you'll make your way to an underground lagoon, listen and relax to the sound of the water streams throughout the cave system signaling the end of your subterranean adventure. You'll walk back to base camp where you'll change to dry clothes, enjoy a Belizean Lunch or do some shop for souvenirs before your transportation takes you back to the pier.Please note: Pregnant women, guests with neck, back, shoulder and knee injury, heat trouble, seizure disorders, asthmatic as well as guests with disabilities such as blindness and balance disorder are not allowed to participate on this tour. What to bring: Swim suits, dry clothing, towel, repellent, cash/credit card and sunscreen. Water shoes and lockers are available for rent. Minimum age to participate on tour is 8 years and minimum height 48 inches tall.Guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English.;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
  • AIRBOAT SAFARI RIDE

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      2:30 u

    • Volwassenen85Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen75Prijs per persoon

    BLZ10

    You will be met at the tender pier and board an air conditioned bus for a 35 minutes guided partial city tour of historical Belize while heading out to the Airboat Outpost. Your tour guide will acquaint you with the rich history of the city from its establishment by shipwrecked British sailors in 1683 to modern day. This transfer takes you up the George Price Highway to Almond Hill Lagoon, where you receive a short orientation and safety briefing before boarding your airboat. Skim across Almond Hill Lagoon before cutting the engine to drift near a feeding site for endangered manatees. Then cruise to Indian Creek and explore a pristine marsh lined with mangroves. Only inches deep, the marsh is home to brightly colored water lilies, wading birds, turkey buzzards, and even crocodiles. After your marsh adventure, cruise back to the Airboat Outpost where you can purchase your tour pictures, cold drinks and a snack at an additional cost.Please note: Wildlife sightings, while common, are not guaranteed.Guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English. The minimum age to participate in this tour is 5 years old. Pregnant women are prohibited from participating in this tour. Guests with prior or current neck injuries, or who have difficulty with or limited mobility, and any guest with disabilities such as blindness or balance disorder are prohibited from participating in this tour. Guests should wear insect repellent. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
  • BACAB ECO PARK HORSEBACK SAFARI

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
    • Middag- of avondmaal inbegrepen

    • Mogelijkheid tot zwemmen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of relatief lange momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemiddeld

    • Duurtijd
      4:30 u

    • Volwassenen92Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen82Prijs per persoon

    BLZ12

    Discover the natural beauty of Belize while exploring the tropical forest on horseback. You'll have a 40 minute air-conditioned bus ride to Bacab Eco Park where you will be paired with a horse that matches your riding skills. Mounting your horse is easy as mounting mounds are provided elevating your position for easy access onto your horses back. Follow your guide into the forest on horseback and listen as you may hear Black Howler Monkeys and parrots call out across the forest. Gaze across the river and see the iguanas taking refuge on the treetops. Ride your horse back to the Eco-Park and enjoy a typical Belizean lunch. Afterwards, kick up your heels and relax in one of our many hammocks in the shade of a Buttonwood tree or cool down in our exotic free form pool with sculptured water fall and water slide. If relaxing isn't your speed, then learn about the many medicinal uses of our native plants on Ixchel's Walk, a self-guided botanical/medicinal trail. Please note: The minimum age to participate in this tour is 8 years old, while the maximum age is 75 years. The maximum weight is 235 lbs. Pregnant women and persons with any back, neck, or hip injury are not permitted on this excursion. Closed toe shoes, sunscreen, insect repellant, swimwear and a towel are recommended. Safety helmets are provided.;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
  • BACAB ECO PARK KAYAK CREEK EXPEDITION

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
    • Middag- of avondmaal inbegrepen

    • Mogelijkheid tot zwemmen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Actieve excursies worden enkel aangeraden aan gasten met een goede fysieke gezondheid.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Moeilijk

    • Duurtijd
      4:30 u

    • Volwassenen89Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen79Prijs per persoon

    BLZ11

    This dual excursion combines the thrill of kayaking through pristine jungle with a relaxing day at an Eco Park. After your briefing, don your life jackets and climb into your 2-man kayak. Your one hour Kayak creek expedition begins in a narrow creek shaded by the swamp Kaway trees and lined with arrow head plants and water lilies. The creek then widens into the tranquil waters of a small lagoon which when clear, many tropical fishes may be seen. Search overhead where sometimes parrots, Boat Billed Herons, Coatis and Howler Monkeys share the canopy. Keep an eye out for turtles, juvenile crocodiles, and possibly a lizard with an extremely long tail skimming across the surface of the water, upright! Return to the Park and enjoy a typical Belizean lunch. Afterwards, kick up your heels and relax in one of our many hammocks in the shade of a Buttonwood tree or cool down in our exotic free form pool with sculptured water fall and water slide. If relaxing isn't your speed, then learn about the many medicinal uses of our native plants on Ixchel's Walk, a self-guided botanical/medicinal trail. Before boarding your transportation for the return ride back to your ship you'll have time to visit the gift shop where you can find a variety of handicraft and souvenirs to serve as a memento of this fun filled day.Please note: The minimum age to participate in this tour is 8 years old, while the maximum age is 75 years. The maximum weight is 235 lbs. Pregnant women and persons with any back, neck, or hip injury are not permitted on this excursion. Closed toe shoes, sunscreen, insect repellant, swimwear and a towel are recommended. Life jackets are provided.;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
  • BARRIER REEF SNORKEL & STARFISH
    PRIVATE ISLAND GETAWAY

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
    • Drankje inbegrepen

    • Mogelijkheid tot zwemmen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of relatief lange momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemiddeld

    • Duurtijd
      4 u

    • Volwassenen75Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen65Prijs per persoon

    BLZ14

    Enjoy your snorkeling adventure onboard the Angel Ray or Coral Blue, boats specially designed to enhance your snorkeling experience and provide comfort and safety. Travel through crystal clear waters to your snorkeling destination, the Great Barrier Reef, (approximately 30 minutes) for an enjoyable and exciting experience. See the multi-color coral formation artistically displayed providing shelter and safety to the abundant reef life such as aquarium fishes, snappers, barracudas, sting rays, lobster, conch and many others. Your guide will assist you with your gear and show you a few simple techniques to make your snorkeling adventure, safe, fun and exciting. Enjoy the rich, pristine waters, abundant reef life and magnificent coral formations. After your snorkeling adventure, sit back and enjoy a drink of Starfish Island Rum Punch while you travel leisurely to Starfish Private Island. Sunbathe, swim, enjoy the beach, music, amenities of the island and sit under the large shaded palapa relaxing the time away before heading back to your ship.Please note: This is a guided follow the lead - guide tour assisted by tour guides in the water, life rings and kayaks for those who need special assistance. Snorkel mask, snorkel, fins and floatation device provided for your use and included in the cost of the tour. Food and additional drinks are available to purchase at an additional cost. Guests are recommended to bring an underwater camera, sun protection, towel, water shoes, sunglasses and a hat. All participating guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
  • BELIZE CAVE TUBING ADVENTURE

    ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
    • Drankje inbegrepen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Actieve excursies worden enkel aangeraden aan gasten met een goede fysieke gezondheid.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Moeilijk

    • Duurtijd
      5:30 u

    • Volwassenen82Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen72Prijs per persoon

    BLZ09

    Your excursion begins at the pier where you'll board your air-conditioned transportation for the drive into the jungle. Along the way, your tour guide will share a brief history of Belize, its people and culture on an approximately 90-minute drive through savannahs and quaint villages to your destination at Jaguar Jungle Camp. Upon arrival at Jaguar Jungle, you'll be greeted by trained staff, outfitted with your gear, and given a safety briefing before hiking down to the clear waters of the Caves Branch River. Jump into your tube and feel the excitement as you float into mysterious limestone archways beckoning you into the mouth of centuries old caves that hold untold stories of Mayan rituals. Explore the many awe-inspiring formations that adorn these caves. Learn about the flora and fauna that surrounds them. Enjoy the refreshing cool water as it takes you down small rapids, letting the meandering currents guide you where they will. Just relax and sit back in your tube, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the jungle, and let go as your guide leads you through the currents that continue to carve and shape these natural wonders. Exhilarated and energized from your adventure, make your way out the river and up to the Bushcamp Café where you can purchase and enjoy a delicious Belizean Lunch, cold beers and tour pictures or shop for souvenirs. On your ride back to the pier, where your ship awaits, reflect on the marvelous expedition you've just completed.Please note: The minimum age to participate on this tour is 6years old and the minimum height is 101 cm/40inches tall. Pregnant women, guests with neck, back, shoulder and knee injury, heat trouble, seizure disorders, asthmatic, are prohibited from participating on this tour. Also, Guests with disabilities such as blindness and balance disorder are prohibited from participating on this tour. Lockers are available for rent for additional cost of $5 USD for small, and$8 USD for large. Water shoes are also available for rent at an additional cost of $5 USD each. At tour location guests cannot leave their personal belongings on bus. Guests must be in good physical condition and able to do a 30 minute hike to the cave entrance. Guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English. Guests should bring their swimsuit, towel, insect repellent, cash for additional purchases and sun protection.;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
  • ALTUN HA & THE OLD BELIZE RIVER

    CULTUUR EN GESCHIEDENIS
    • Middag- of avondmaal inbegrepen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      6 u

    • Volwassenen75Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen65Prijs per persoon

    BLZ04

    If a chance to spot wildlife while cruising on the Old Belize River en route to an ancient Mayan site takes your fancy, put a tick in every box and join this enjoyable tour, which begins with a tender transfer from your ship to Belize City. You’ll then board a boat for a leisurely jaunt down the Old Belize River – with plenty of opportunity to keep an eye out for wildlife such as iguanas, birds or crocodiles. And even if you don’t see them, you’ll know you’re in howler monkey country by the loudness of their frequent calls. Once you’ve reached Burrell Boom, a quaint little village hugging the riverbank, you’ll find it’s time for lunch. Tasty local fare and refreshments will be served, after which a coach will take you to the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha, whose name translates into Rockstone Water. The settlement was occupied from around 900 B.C. to A.D. 1000 and served as a major trading centre for the region. Led by the Canadian archaeologist Dr. David Pendergast, excavation work began in the 1960s and was ultimately responsible for unearthing the site’s most valuable find: a huge carved jade head of Kinich Ahau, one of the Mayan sun gods. After your guided tour of the site, you’ll return to the coach for the journey back to Belize City and your ship. Please note: sightings of wildlife cannot be guaranteed. The order in which the tour is run may be reversed. Climbing the temples is optional, but no climbing will be permitted if there is rain and the temples are wet.
  • LAMANAI & THE NEW RIVER SAFARI

    CULTUUR EN GESCHIEDENIS
    • Middag- of avondmaal inbegrepen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of relatief lange momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemiddeld

    • Duurtijd
      7 u

    • Volwassenen102Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen92Prijs per persoon

    BLZ02

    A 45-minute drive up the Northern Highway brings you to Tower Hill, where you will board a riverboat and head up the New River. While traversing the many little creeks and lagoons, sightings of hawks, kites and falcons are common. Dainty Jacanas lightly walk on the lily pads while crocodiles bask in the morning sunlight. At the entrance to the New River Lagoon, the ruins of Lamanai (Mayan for Submerged Crocodile) rise into view. While touring this site, huge masks depicting dead rulers and gods seem to materialize out of the rainforest, amid the chatter of birdlife and the haunting call of the Howler Monkeys. Your experienced guide will point out sites of importance and interest as well as detailing a full history of the Lamanai site. This tour includes a full buffet lunch on site at Lamanai.Please note: Sightings of wildlife are not guaranteed. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility, trouble walking or for guests using wheelchairs, scooters or strollers as the trails are bumpy and cannot accommodate them. The climbing of the Temples is optional, however no climbing will be permitted if there is rain and the temples are wet. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
  • XUNANTUNICH & MARIMBA LUNCH

    CULTUUR EN GESCHIEDENIS
    • Middag- of avondmaal inbegrepen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of relatief lange momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemiddeld

    • Duurtijd
      6:30 u

    • Volwassenen89Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen79Prijs per persoon

    BLZ05

    Belize has no shortage of ancient Mayan remains and situated just a smidgen shy of the country’s western border to Guatemala you’ll find the impressive ruins of Xunantunich. To reach the historical spot, you’ll board a coach at the pier, head down the scenic Western Highway and then cross the River Mopan on a hand-cranked (!) 19th-century ferry. The most imposing structure at the Xunantunich site is the temple known as El Castillo (The Castle), from whose elevated position you can see not only the surrounding rainforests of the Cayo (pronounced ky-o) District, but also the towns that dot the border between Belize and Guatemala. Once your look around the archaeological compound has come to an end, you’ll move on to the nearby town of San Ignacio for a lunch of typical Belizean fare, served up to the sound of local music. Looking not dissimilar to a double xylophone, the marimba is the instrument that gives the music its distinctive sound and takes much dexterity to play well. After lunch, you’ll return to your coach for the ride back to Belize City and your ship. Please note: since the tour involves walking on bumpy, uneven ground, it is considered to be unsuitable for guests with mobility problems or who use a wheelchair, a mobility scooter or a walking aid. Climbing the temples is optional, but no climbing will be permitted if there is rain and the temples are wet.
  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES: ALTUN HA &
    BELIZE CITY

    PANORAMISCHE RONDRIT
    • Drankje inbegrepen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      4 u

    • Volwassenen59Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen49Prijs per persoon

    BLZ01

    This fascinating half-day tour focuses on the contrast between the ancient Mayan city of Altun Ha and modern-day Belize City, highlighting 1000 years of development. A guided tour of Altun Ha (Mayan for Rock Stone Water) will show you how this site thrived as a trading post to the Mayan World during the Post Classic and Classic periods. The site was made world famous by Dr. David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum on his finding the largest carved Jade Head depicting the Sun God KinichAhau. Weighing in at almost nine pounds, this has been Belize's most valuable find. Belize City today is home to about 35% of the country's population and remains the commercial capital of the country, the official capital was moved in 1971 to Belmopan in the interior. Your tour will pass by historical sites such as the Redbrick St. John's Cathedral, where Kings from the Mosquito Coast were crowned, and the colonial mansion once occupied by British Governors. You will note the colonial wooden architecture of many of the houses throughout your tour. The tour ends with a complimentary drink being served before walking a short distance back to the pier along with your guide.Please note: Walking is done on flat terrain. The climbing of the Temples is optional, however no climbing will be permitted if there is rain and the temples are wet. Should you wish to return directly to the ship and not partake of the included beverage you will be dropped off by bus at the pier. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
  • CALYPSO TRAIN TOUR

    STADSRONDLEIDING
    • Snack inbegrepen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      1:25 u

    • Volwassenen35Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen32Prijs per persoon

    BLZ07

    Step aboard the Calypso Train and explore Belize City's colorful sights, sounds and history on your open-air trolley tour. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze as your experienced guide details the rich history and cultural diversity of this former British colony. You will travel downtown through the old city quarter, the hub of present day commercial activity and yet you will feel you have stepped back in time. Built in horse and buggy time, these narrow streets are lined with quaint shops and small boutique hotels. Enjoy the fine examples of Colonial architecture, a delightful blend of old and new. Then on to travel the contrasting city districts, from the former British Governor's Mansion and affluent residential areas to the working class neighborhoods that brim with daily tropical life along the street sides. You will see the first Anglican Cathedral in Central America, built by slaves using ballast bricks from merchant ships. St. John's Cathedral was constructed in 1812 and has survived two hurricanes to become the oldest building in Belize. No tour of Belize City is complete without a trip over the Swing Bridge, said to be the only manually operated bridge of its kind still in operation. Built in 1922, it is swung open by a team of four men to allow the sailboats through. Your guided tour returns to the Tourism Village where you will be able to browse for local handicrafts and souvenirs before returning to your ship.Please note: Should inclement weather be forecast be sure to bring a rain poncho or other rain gear. Guests are recommended to bring their camera.;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
  • HOWLER MONKEY SANCTUARY & BELIZE ZOO

    WONDERLIJKE NATUUR
    • Middag- of avondmaal inbegrepen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of relatief lange momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemiddeld

    • Duurtijd
      6 u

    • Volwassenen85Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen75Prijs per persoon

    BLZ08

    Your excursion begins at the pier where you'll board your air-conditioned transportation for a driving tour of Belize City. Belize City, the Capital, is the country's only genuine urban area. It is also the commercial and cultural center of the country. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, learn about the economic, historic and cultural aspects of Belizean life. View the significant landmarks and beautiful colonial buildings as your guide calls out the various points of interest around town. You'll continue on into the country for a visit to the Community Baboon Sanctuary, a pioneering project in voluntary grassroots conservation by the local villagers. See the Black Howler Monkey (known as the Baboon in the local Creole dialect) in their natural setting of the rainforest where they can be protected in a sustainable environment. An American primatologist, Dr. Robert Horwich, along with a local landowner named Fallet Young, founded the sanctuary. Started in 1985 with the initial participation of 12 landowners, it has grown and now helps to ensure the protection of not just Black Howler Monkeys, but many species of flora and fauna in the area. Today, the population of the Black Howler Monkey in the sanctuary is thriving with more than 2,000 monkeys in residence. After this portion of the tour is finished you will be treated with a few cultural demonstrations; Flybrush Making, Rice beating and you will also be able to do cashew wine tasting. After your sanctuary tour, it's time for lunch. Your transportation will transfer you to a local favorite called Iguana Stop for a delicious sit-down meal. Enjoy a traditional Belizean banquet of rice and beans, stewed chicken and coleslaw. Then board your transportation as you'll travel to The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center. Located on 29 acres of tropical savannah, this animal preserve features more than 125 animals that are native to Belize. The zoo's inhabitants consist of orphaned offspring, animals born in captivity, rehabilitated animals, or those sent to the Belize Zoo as gifts from other zoological institutions. Here, you'll be able to get up close and personal with the unique wildlife of Belize on a guided tour. At the end of your zoo tour, be sure to stop at the gift shop for a memento of your visit before heading back to the pier.Please note: The minimum age to participate in this tour is 5 years old. This tour involves a considerable amount of standing and walking. Guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English. Pregnant women are prohibited from participating in this tour. Guests with prior or current neck injuries, or who have difficulty with or limited mobility, and any guest with disabilities such as blindness or balance disorder are prohibited from participating in this tour.;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
  • STARFISH PRIVATE ISLAND GETAWAY

    ZEE & ZON
    • Middag- of avondmaal inbegrepen

    • Mogelijkheid tot zwemmen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      4 u

    • Volwassenen65Prijs per persoon

    • Kinderen55Prijs per persoon

    BLZ13

    Sun bathe, swim, relax, play volley ball or a game of tug of war, kayak, boogie board the waves, play in the kiddies playground, enjoy great music or have your favorite ice cold local beer, mixed or frozen drink at the Barracuda Bar while you are entertained by an Elvis Presley impersonator. So many options for you to enjoy while relaxing the day away on this private island getaway. A 15 minute boat ride from the cruise ship anchorage brings you to a gentle beguiling scene that radiates a sense of calm excitement. A sandy beach covers the entire breadth of this magnificent private island as lapping waves rob it of its glowing jewels with every whooshing visit ashore. Starfish go about their merry way in the shallows scattered around the island. You can even interact with them in the starfish pond. Coconut trees, palm trees and mangrove brushes drizzle over the entire island creating a sense of isolated yet civilized ambiance. Small private palapas dress the beach, as the turquoise, blue, green waters invite you in. Visit the Barracuda Bar with its flaunting music, ice cold local beers, frozen margaritas, coladas and exotic drinks all available for purchase at an additional cost. Leave your cares behind as you enjoy your day on this private island getaway.Please note: Guests are recommended to wear comfortable beach attire and swimsuit, and are recommended to bring a camera, towel, water shoes, sun protection and a hat. All participating guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

De excursies in het bovenstaand programma geven een indicatie van beschikbare excursies in elke haven. Het programma is slechts een beschrijving van de excursie. Het definitieve programma en de prijzen ontvangt u tijdens uw cruise.

Afhankelijk van de lokale omstandigheden en/of onvoorziene gebeurtenissen kan het excursieprogramma, het tijdstip van de excursie en de route variëren.


Sommige excursies zijn erg populair en daarom kan de beschikbaarheid niet altijd gegarandeerd worden. Het is raadzaam om vooraf te reserveren om teleurstelling te voorkomen.

Houdt u er rekening mee dat gidsen aan boord gegarandeerd zijn in het Engels. Alleen voor afvaarten in Zuid-Amerika zijn de gidsen gegarandeerd in het Braziliaans/Portugees. Gidsen in andere talen zijn beschikbaar op basis van beschikbaarheid. Houdt u er rekening mee dat de uiteindelijke taal van de excursie aan boord bevestigd zal worden tijdens de cruise.

Kinderen:

Kinderen: 2 t/m 13 jaar voor Middellandse Zee, Noord-Europa en MSC Grand Voyages (Europese havens) en 2 t/m 11 jaar voor de Caraïben, Cuba & Franse Antillen, Zuid-Amerika en MSC Grand Voyages (niet-Europese havens)
Volwassenen: 14 jaar en ouder voor Middellandse Zee, Noord-Europa en MSC Grand Voyages (Europese havens) en 12 jaar en ouder voor Caraïben, Cuba & Franse Antillen, Zuid-Amerika en MSC Grand Voyages (niet-Europese havens)

Belize

Een precolumbiaanse beschaving
Een precolumbiaanse beschaving

Een cruise naar Belize biedt een reeks fenomenale ervaringen: snorkel door het langste barrièrerif van Amerika, duik in de zwarte dieptes van de Blue Hole en begin aan een ambitieuze wandeling naar de top van de torenhoge Maya-piramides. En hoewel het geografisch gezien bij Midden-Amerika hoort, heeft Belize een Caribische ziel. Deze combinatie zorgt voor een unieke mengeling van beide culturen. Belize ligt omsloten in de noordoostelijke hoek van Midden-Amerika en beschikt over enkele van de meest adembenemende kustlandschappen van het Caribisch gebied.

Met uitgestrekte archeologische vindplaatsen en een interessant wildleven is het niet verrassend om te zien dat het aantal bezoekers per jaar gestaag stijgt. Het grondgebied van Belize omvat iets meer zee dan land en voor de meeste bezoekers is de zee de belangrijkste bezienswaardigheid. Een verbazingwekkend natuurwonder ligt net van de kust vandaan - de schitterende turquoise ondieptes en kobaltblauwe dieptes van het barrièrerif.

Onder het oppervlak bevindt zich een schitterende veelkleurige wereld van vissen en koralen, die wacht om ontdekt te worden door duikers en snorkelaars, terwijl een keten van eilanden bekend als  cayes verspreid over het hele rif het vasteland beschermt tegen de oceaandeining en er ook nog eens uitziet als een tropisch paradijs. Voorbij het rif liggen de echte juwelen van de natuurlijke kroon van Belize - drie van de enige vier koraalatollen van het Caribisch gebied.