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Belize: Maya mountains and jungle

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The unspoilt interior of Belize harbours some of Central America’s loveliest landscapes and a host of little-visited Mayan sites. In the north, wildlife sanctuaries rub shoulders with sugar cane fields, and recently uncovered Mayan cities poke their head above the canopy of dense jungle. The river banks from the Mennonite village of Shipyard are decorated with tangled bromeliads hanging from tropical trees. Nearby are the Mayan ruins of Lamanai with almost 700 structures.

West towards Guatemala, in the Cayo District, the Macal River offers a water-borne way to explore the forest scenery; and the jagged peaks and gorges of ancient Mountain Pine Ridge are just begging to be explored.

Our holidays to Maya mountains and jungle

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Tikal, Guatemala

Tropicbird: Highlights of Central America

Group tour

19 days from £3,838pp

Boat in the Cayes of Belize

Luxury Guatemala and Belize: Tikal and the Caribbean

Private journey

11 days from £2,552pp

Glover

Active Belize: Jungle and reef adventure

Private journey

11 days from £2,932pp

Poas

Value Central America: Costa Rica, Guatemala and Belize

Private journey

15 days from £3,529pp

Things to do in Maya mountains and jungle

Caracol pyramid

Visit Caracol Mayan ruins

Tubers in cave

Go tubing through sacred caves


Antelope Falls, Belize

Antelope Falls Experience

Lamanai

Visit Lamanai Mayan ruins

Our insider tips for Maya mountains and jungle

Alex Walker

Alexandra Walker

Explore the huge Mayan site at Caracol, a jungle-swamped ruined city in western Belize. 150,000 people once lived here. Still under excavation, it may be judged to have been bigger even than Tikal in neighbouring Guatemala

Mary Anne

Mary Anne Nelson

For a bit of fun and adventure, head out in a canoe or go tubing along the River Macal, spotting birds flitting in and out of the jungle-cladriverbanks banks and huge lazy Iguanas sunbathing in the branches.

Sophie Barber

Sophie Barber

Base yourself at one of the wildlife and activity lodges in Northern Belize.If you choose Lamanai (close to the ruined Mayan city) or Chan Chich, you might even be one of the lucky few to see spot a jaguar. Even if you don't, there are plenty of other exotic species to be seen.

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