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Private Belize Adventure

Belize City, Belize
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About Private Belize Adventure
Explore Belize with a Completely Exclusive Adventure Private Belize Adventure, A Private Tour Company operated by local Belizeans, offers reliable and safe private tours tailored to meet your personal needs in the beautiful jewel of Belize. Our company is equipped to provide tour services for both small and large groups, although we specialize in couples and small families traveling together. We offer half-day and full-day tours, and any tour or excursion can be customized to suit your interests. Private Belize Adventure provides tours of Belize's Mayan Ruins with numerous locations to choose from, tours around the city of Belize's historical and cultural areas, cave tubing through the crystal clear waters of the Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch River, zip lining across the beautiful Cave branch outpost, or bird watching... You could even combine excursions for a truly personalized experience, the possibilities are endless!!! Our qualified and professional Tour Guides are here to guarantee a fun-filled adventure and memories for a lifetime!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Audrey N wrote a review Aug 2021
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Our guide, Pablo, made this truly a wonderful experience. He was an amazing guide! He was so knowledgeable and made the trip both educational and fun! Great jokes too! We enjoyed his tour of the ruins and an authentic local lunch. Our local guide, Rosa, took us on our way through tubing in the cave and again, she too was very knowledgeable and friendly. A perfect day for my family and I. Highly recommend!!!!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Dorian R, Owner at Private Belize Adventure
Responded Sep 3, 2021
Thank you so much for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and your guide, Paul. We are lucky to have such an amazing group of guides in the area. Paul takes great care in making sure guests are safe and having fun! I hope you can visit Belize again soon.
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bryan p wrote a review Jul 2021
San Clemente, California97 contributions37 helpful votes
I was told that National Geographic said that this is one of the top 10 things to do/see before you die and after entering the cave, I totally understand why! To see the skeletal remains of human sacrifices from the Mayan Era, you need to walk, hike, wade through water, swim, climb, squeeze through cracks, etc.. but it's all worth it! Definitely do this tour if you're in Belize!
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Response from Dorian R, General Manager at Private Belize Adventure
Responded Sep 14, 2021
Thanks so much for your glowing review! We're so happy you had an awesome time exploring Actun Tunichil Muknal. We've been working hard on ensuring the safety and comfort of our guests and we're glad to hear that you had a great time! If you come to visit us again, make sure to visit the ATM again and take a dive along with a guide!
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Dana D wrote a review Jul 2021
Copenhagen, Denmark24 contributions1 helpful vote
Have you ever seen old photos of people climbing up one of the great pyramids of Giza or sitting on top of a stone at Stonehenge and thought, "what a shame they don't let tourists do that anymore (preservation and all that) -that would be so cool!" Well, here is an experience like those. Summon your inner Indiana Jones and spend the day exploring one of the world's treasures. Here's what you need to know: If you are claustrophobic or afraid of heights (there is climbing) this may not be for you. TAKE SOCKS! I didn't read the instructions well and had to stop and buy some. You also need shoes appropriate for walking, climbing and wading. Make sure you bring a small towel and a change of clothes (dry shoes!) The instructions we received were not very clear. We traveled from San Pedro and it was unclear about times, travel modes, etc. I had to squelch my Karen tendencies and just go with the flow. YOU NEED TO BE IN DECENT SHAPE! I am in pretty good shape and this was still tough, although I was not sore the next day or anything. The guide will ensure you stay safe and get where you need to, no matter what. So don't let your fitness level worry you too much. LARGER FOLKS MAY STRUGGLE A BIT. My husband and I are both tall and, if we hadn't had helmets, we would have knocked our brains a bit (oh, the irony). We are both normal weights and there were some tight squeezes. If you are bigger, just be aware. Again, I'm sure the guides have helped people of all sizes and abilities. If you are going from San Pedro, you'll have to take the sea ferry, which is a different company and boat than the water taxi. It is still 90 minutes. To prepare yourself for this experience before you come, get a steel drum, heat it up to 85 degrees, seal yourself in, and roll it down a rocky hill for an hour and a half. Once you are on the boat, grab a life vest and sit on it. It will pad the worst knocks. Unlike the boat trip, the ride from Belize City to the site was fine. We were met by our driver, Paul, who took us from the station to the ATM turnoff. He showed us several sites and was very fun. On the way back, we both needed naps and he didn't bother us. At the turnoff for ATM, Paul dropped us off at a store. You can use the restroom (it costs) but, if you can hold it another 30 minutes, just wait. Seriously. At the turnoff, we met our tour guide, Orlando, who took down dirt roads to the trailhead. He pointed out the plants, crops, and trees, told us about the history of the area, and about some current events. NO CAMERAS ALLOWED. Stupid tourists ruin everything. You cannot take a camera with you on your excursion. Make sure your mind camera is fully charged because you will want to remember what you saw. The hike to the cave was very easy. Right off the bat, you cross a river. It was waist high but easy to manage -there is a rope to hold. There are two more crossings but they are ankle-deep. Just be aware the rocks are slippery. You will have to swim about 4 meters at the entrance to the cave. Then there is a lot of walking through water, squeezing through rocks, and climbing. You definitely get your exercise! Cave critters: I was a bit nervous about "things" that might be in the water or the cave. No worries. There were tiny fish in the water but nothing bad. We saw one bat flying about 20 feet above us and that was only because Orlando pointed it out. I was half expecting to see Gollum at some point but...nope. I won't describe the cave more. You just have to see it. No spoilers. After we came out, we had a delicious lunch and headed back to the trailhead. This was truly an adventure I will never forget.
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Response from Dorian R, Owner at Private Belize Adventure
Responded Sep 3, 2021
We're so glad you enjoyed your experience in Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave! This is one of the most amazing yet unique tours in Belize and we were thrilled to hear that you thought it was well worth it. We think it's important to visit places like ATM Cave not only to witness how amazing nature can be but also because of the history associated with it. The Mayans were an amazing civilization that had much contact with the outside world. Their influence can be found in many parts of the world, including right here in Belize. We hope you take your friends here so they can experience the magic of ATM Cave. We'd love to hear from you again in the future so if you write a review or send us an email about your experience, we'd be sure to write back.
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Gretchen H wrote a review May 2021
Dallas, Texas3 contributions
The only good thing about this tour was the zip lining - but beware DO NOT GO THROUGH PRIVATE BELIZE ADVENTURE! It’s overpriced and you get a lot less than you do with Mayawalk tours. The tour operator has terrible communication - I had to find out how to contact them the day before because they were completely silent and gave no instructions about where to meet until I was able to get ahold of them. It ended up costing $350 for Private Belize Adventure for a guided tour of xunantunich and zip lining - it should have cost half. For one, you do not need a guide for xunantunich - we were stuck there for an hour longer than we needed because we had to stick with the guide and walk really slow. Then when the cave tubing part of our tour was canceled, Private Belize Adventure got super weird and did not want to give a refund until I kept asking about it. Not at all how I want to spend my time on vacation!!! Do not book zip lining or cave tubing or xunantunich through Trip Advisor - go through your hotel instead or contact Mayawalk tours - they are so much better!!!
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Response from chamz96, Owner at Private Belize Adventure
Responded Jun 2, 2021
Good day I head read your review I am sorry you understand the type of tour you book with us Private Belize Adventure just let you know was a Private Tour. And tour at Mayan Ruin was guided tour that what you pay for, I find comments that you don’t need a guide on the a the Mayan ruins very disrespectful to all The guides that take Guests to the ruins Tours spend all time study and tainting give the you history of the Mayan Ruin. And the problem when was close we refund you for cave tubing part of the tour and went through TripAdvisor the same OTA that Book tour .Private Belize Adventure is one the supplier for TripAdvisor so we can’t Issues no refund before contact the TripAdvisor because we don’t get pay on till the your is complete. Ps Private tours mean only you and your party your will be on the tour that what we did for you
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Masai D wrote a review Apr 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia31 contributions13 helpful votes
Our tour guide Paul notified us in advance to his arrival. Our Airbnb address was incorrect but he was still able to locate our lodging . Our guide Paul was extremely personable, relatable, knowledgeable about historical and contemporary facts about Belize and provided us with exemplary service and an unforgettable experience. During the drive he pointed out local landmarks, historical sites, answered our endless assortment of questions and brought us up to speed on contemporary matters pertaining to the country. When we arrived at Xuantunich Paul took us to each of structure offering insight as to its significance and purpose. He also assisted us with taking photos and answering any questions that we had on the archaeological site. Cave tubing was extremely fun and Paul ensured that we were safe, having a good time as well as gave us a history lesson on caves in Belize and how they related to the ancient Mayan civilization. After tubing my sister and I enjoyed a beverage we purchased from a local vendor who placed rum, coconut milk, fresh juice and melon into a half pineapple. Paul was kind enough to let us stop at a grocery store within close proximity to our AirBnb. He also provided us with restaurant recommendations and familiarized us with the general area that we stayed in. Private Belize Adventure provided an excellent tour and an overall amazing experience. Please request Paul as he will certainly show you a great time along with educating you.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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