Exploring Belize – What to pack for your Tours as recommended by our Guides

Table of Contents

  1. Tikal With Yumi
  2. Cahal Pech With Ricky
  3. Xunantunich With Edward
  4. Caracol With Miguel
  5. Pro TIP:

Belize through the eyes of a Belizean is fascinating, isn’t it? One thing is to visit a country, but another is to immerse yourself in its culture and history and indulge in the beauty of feeling at home. At Chaa Creek, our frontline team takes care of making you feel at home, but there is an undeniable charm our Inland Expedition team offers while exploring Belize with you. Guiding with passion, perspective, and extensive knowledge.

Belize’s enchanting wonders await, and we hear you! You are ready to explore Belize. Not sure what to bring? Check out our list of essentials to have at hand.

Tikal With Yumi

Tikal tours leave daily from The Lodge at Chaa Creek, and although the archeological site is in Guatemala, it is just a 2-hour drive. The majestic city has over 3,000 structures and extends over 6 square miles.

Tikal Tours Belize Chaa Creek

The tour is led by Yumi, our only female guide based at Melchor De Mencos, Peten. She seamlessly conducts the tours in English and is an excellent fountain of information.

Tikal Guided Tours Chaa Creek

For this experience, she recommends bringing sun hats, a reasonable amount of cash to purchase souvenirs, long sleeve shirt or blouse for sun protection or lightweight cotton t-shirts, comfortable footwear (there is a lot of walking involved), a valid passport to cross from Belize-Guatemala and vice versa, sunglasses, water bottles, camera, go pro, cellphone to take pictures.

Cahal Pech With Ricky

The archeological site of Cahal Pech is in the vibrant town of San Ignacio, just a 20 minutes drive from our property. Unlike its neighbors, Caracol and Xunantunich, Cahal Pech offer a unique glimpse at the elite class of Mayan society.

Cahal Pech Maya Archeological Site San Ignacio Belize

This ancient affluent site promises architectural wonders, prominent plazas, and a stunning eagle’s eye view of the riverbank town of San Ignacio.

Temples at Caracol Belize

For this tour, Ricky recommends comfortable cotton clothing, petty cash for souvenirs or local snacks, a sun hat or baseball cap, sunglasses, comfortable hiking shoes, and a charged phone or camera to take pictures.

Xunantunich With Edward

Xunantunich, another archeological site easily accessible from our property. It is easily home to the most photographed ancient temple, “El Castillo,” which rises 130 feet above the ground, earning its spot as the second tallest man-made building in Belize.

Xunantunich Belize Archeological site Belize

Prepare for oohs and aahs as a hand-cranked ferry transports you to where the Classic Period of the great Mayan Civilization left us a glimpse of its former glory.

For this tour, Edward recommends sunglasses, sun hats or baseball caps, comfortable footwear such as outdoor hiking sandals or running tennis, reusable water bottles, flexible clothing, go pro, charged cellphones, cameras, and cash to purchase souvenirs.

Caracol With Miguel

The Caracol Archeological Site is combined with our Big Rock Waterfalls experience due to its proximity and location (both are in the Mountain Pine Ridge Area). This tour is recommended for those with a passion for off-the-beaten-path explorations.

Caracol Belize Mayan Archeological Site

For this tour, Miguel recommends sturdy hiking boots, flexible clothing, insect repellent, reusable water bottles, go pro, charged cellphones, cameras, bathing suits (if you plan to head to Big Rock), sunscreen, and sunglasses.

Pro TIP:

Belize’s tropical climate also plays a key role in what to wear when visiting the country; if you travel from January to May, we advise you to pack light clothing and plenty of sunscreen! But if you are traveling from June to November, boots & a raincoat are recommended.

You are guaranteed an experience like no other when adventuring through Belize. We invite you to explore with us. For inquiries, contact [email protected]

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