Family Travel Ideas in Belize city

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A unique combination of mysterious history, incredible natural wonders, and fascinating culture makes travel an unforgettable experience in Belize City. Family travel in this part of the world is a great idea, owing to the fact that most activities and places to visit in the city are 100 percent family friendly.

Cave Tubing

The perfect adventure for both kids and adults, cave tubing makes for a once in a lifetime experience. You will float down smoothly flowing rivers that travel through eerie caves once occupied by the ancient Maya. Oftentimes, you will be able to spot different Mayan artifacts in the water or along the river banks. Nayapan Tours offers one of the best cave tubing packages for $55 USD per person. The tour is 5 hours in total and includes the bus ride from the Belize Tourist Village in Belize City to Caves Branch Sibun Park, a half-hour hike through the jungle, and all the tubing equipment necessary to travel down the Sibun River through the beautiful, cathedral-like caves.

Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center

What better place to take your kids in Belize City than the zoo? Focused on the education and conservation of species native to the area, the Belize Zoo is spread over 29 acres of tropical Savanna. You and your kids can observe 125 different tropical species. It is a great educational experience for both locals and tourists, in addition to being interesting and well organized. Also, the Belize Zoo makes for and inexpensive and entertaining day out. Other areas to explore the interesting plant and animal life of Belize are the Baboon Sanctuary and the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley.

Museum of Belize

To gain a better understanding of the history of Belize, the Museum of Belize in the place to go. From the time of the ancient Maya to present day, this museum shows all of the stages of development that the country has gone through. You can check out the intriguing death mask collection, or the Mayan jade pieces. Even the building itself is a sight to behold, as it was once a colonial prison, and the prison cells can still be visited. The entrance fee is only $5 USD per person, which makes it an affordable activity for the whole family to enjoy.

Other Family Activities

Because Belize City is located near many gorgeous beaches, a wonderful activity to do with your kids is visit one. Families can swim, snorkel, make sand castles, sunbathe, or just relax together. It is the perfect thing to do as a break between more tightly scheduled days.

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April 09, 2010 new by nicole mesaros

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