Archaeology

No matter where you travel, our history is everywhere.

With only a small percentage of our ancient Maya temples uncovered, it’s not uncommon to come across ancient pieces of pottery or hear that a distant hill is actually a temple.

Whether you want to explore for an afternoon, a day or a week, the ancient Maya sites are well worth it. All sites are managed by the Institute of Archaeology and have interpretive centers, as well as trained guides to show you around. 

From Caracol and Cerros to Lamanai and little villages and forest areas, pretty much anywhere you go here, you’ll find ancient Maya temples. Get your hat and whip ready, Belizean-a-Jones.

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Almond Beach Resort

"Haven for Romance & Wellness"

Destination

  • Hopkins

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

$119 - $499 USD
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Maya World Guest House

Maya World Guest House is a true backpackers property

Destination

  • Corozal

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- Accommodation

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$25 - $35 USD

Portofino Resort

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Destination

  • Ambergris Caye

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

$200 - $495 USD

Smokin Balam

In the heart of the bustling city!!

Destination

  • Belize City

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

$17 - $35 USD
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Tony's Inn And Beach Resort

Tony's Inn & Beach Resort

Destination

  • Corozal

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

$70 - $140 USD
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Victoria House

Escape from the ordinary....Experience the Extraordinary

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye

Category

- Accommodation

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$199 - $995 USD

Xanadu Island Resort

A Beachfront Resort with a Touch of Luxury in Harmony with Nature

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye
  • Mayan Heartland

Category

- Accommodation

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$155 - $830 USD
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Kaatz Witz Maya Tours

Destination

  • Western Belize Rural

Activities Available

  • Archaeology

Southern Belize: Top 5 Adventure- Stops

These jungles are major attractions in this region, but equally magnificent are the marine adventure-opportunities that awaits!

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

The Heart of Toledo Adventure Trail

Take the Heart of Toledo Adventure Trail Tour to begin an intimate journey filled with discoveries.

Destination

  • Mayan Heartland
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Backpacking
  • Family Friendly
  • Maya
  • Urban Attractions

Explore “PG”

Discover a new way of being...

Destination

  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Culinary
  • Family Friendly
  • Fishing
  • Garifuna
  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Urban Attractions

Solo Travel-Must Dos

Traveling Solo requires two things, an adventurer’s zest and a destination blessed with all the right elements. Get ready to slow-down or speed-up on the shores of Belize.

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye
  • Belize Barrier Reef
  • Caye Caulker
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Backpacking
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

5 Must-Dos in Orange Walk

There’s plenty to-do in this little region of Belize.

Destination

  • Orange Walk

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area
  • Urban Attractions

Cacao Trail Tour

The experience wasn’t at all predictable, and in the end the unmatched exposure to adventure, discovery and history on my Cacao Trail Tour (in the lush jungles of Belize) was exactly what I needed…

Destination

  • Mayan Heartland
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Culinary
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area

Belize| Maya City of Lamanai

Like most of the Ancient Maya sites found in Belize, Lamanai features numerous other Maya structures perfectly preserved.

Destination

  • Orange Walk

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Backpacking
  • Cruise
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Historic Landmark
  • Maya
  • Protected Area

Archaeology & Anthropology Symposium 2014

Intrigued by Belize’s archaeological past, present and future?

Destination

  • Belmopan
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

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La Ruta Maya-Belize River Challenge

Experience an exhilarating four-day endurance challenge to the finish line, as “Belikin La Ruta Maya – Belize River Challenge” canoe racers vie for the win!

Destination

  • Belize City
  • Belmopan
  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • San Ignacio

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Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

Caves and Crystal Maidens. All at the ATM.

Destination

  • Belmopan
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area

Altun Ha

See the Sun God made of Jade.

Destination

  • Belize City
  • Mayan Heartland

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking
  • Maya

Cahal Pech

The town close to town.

Destination

  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking
  • Maya

Caracol

Sky Place has quite a view.

Destination

  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking
  • Maya

Cerros

The Masks of Cerros will amaze.

Destination

  • Corozal
  • Mayan Heartland

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking
  • Maya

El Pilar

See how commoners lived in uncommon times.

Destination

  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Hiking
  • Maya

Lamanai

The submerged crocodile awaits...

Destination

  • Mayan Heartland
  • Orange Walk

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking
  • Maya

Lubaantun

Discover a structural wonder.

Destination

  • Mayan Heartland
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking
  • Maya

Marco Gonzales

Maya by beach. It couldn’t be better.

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye
  • Mayan Heartland

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Hiking
  • Maya

Monkey River Village

Ride the river. Hike the jungle.

Destination

  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Birding
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Maya
  • Protected Area