Portofino Inland Trips

Guests of Portofino Resort can explore spectacular Mayan ruins or have adventures while caving. Over 40% of Belize is protected wildlife parks and reserves; this amazing amount of preserved wildlife provides guests with exciting opportunities to explore the island. The rain forest is especially thrilling, with lots of wildlife and waterfalls.

Offerings

There are multiple tours of the Maya Ruins available. One tour explores the ancient trading post of Altun Ha and the Maruba Jungle Spa, where you can swim in freshwater, horseback ride or pamper yourself with spa treatments. On another trip, guests can cave tube and explore the ancient city of Xunantunich.

On another Maya Ruins trip, guests can explore the Lamani Ruins and the jungle river and see howler monkeys and a variety of bird life. To explore Euanantunich and Barton Creek, you can take a fifteen minute flight into Belize city and a hand cranked ferry that takes you across the Mopan River to see the largest temples.

Guests can explore the Actun Tunichil Muknal, "Cave of the Stone Sepulcher,' as it is one of the most impressive caves and located in the heart of the Belize rain forest. Guests can also take a day to go cave tubing and to the Belize Zoo; or guests can go cave tubing and zip lining.

A zip line and waterfall adventure is also available in the Mayflower Bocawina National Forest. A river kayaking and horseback riding excursion is available at the Caves Branch Outpost and the Cave Branch River's "Hell's gate" scenic waterfall.

What to Expect

All the trips leave from and return to the Portofino pier.

Hours

The Maya Ruin Altun Ha / Maruba Jungle Spa trips is mostly available on Fridays and departs at 8:15 am and returns at 5:00 pm. The cave tubing and Xunantunich trip and the Lamanai Ruins / Jungle River adventure departs at 6:00 am or 6:45 am and returns anywhere from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The Xunantunich and Barton Creek trip departs at 6:00 am and returns at 6;00 pm.

The zip line and waterfall adventure leaves at 6:00 am and comes back sometime after 6:30 pm. The river kayaking and horseback riding expedition departs at 7:10 am and returns at 5:00 pm. The cave tubing and zip lining adventure also leaves at 7:10 am or 6:45 am and returns from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Cave tubing and the Belize Zoo leaves at 6:45 and comes back between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. The tour of Actun Tunichil Muknal departs at 6;00 am and returns at 6;00 pm.

Location and Contact Information

Portofino Inland Trips, on the same premises as Portofino Resort, is located near the center of the island of Ambergris Caye; it is six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) to the northeast of San Pedro.

Location: Ambergris Caye

Phone: (501) 226-5096

Secondary Phone: (501) 678-5096

Website: http://portofinobelize.com/inlandtrips.html

Email: info@portofinobelize.com

 

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