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Cayequest Private Tours
Ranked #5 of 45 Tours in Placencia
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Owner description: Snorkel the crystal waters of Southern Belize and witness a plethora of marine life in their natural habitat. Watch your guide catch your fresh lunch the traditional way. Castaway on a private island, sunbathe or continue to snorkel Belize's barrier reef, while your guide prepares your fresh caught lunch? Chocolate on the Brain - Learn all about chocolate from harvesting to making your own chocolate by hand using heirloom stone tools at the country’s only Maya-owned chocolate company, Ixcacao Chocolate. Enjoy a delicious meal, from yard to table, prepared by The Chocolate Queen. Maya Site: Explore the beautiful hilltop Mayan site of Nim Li Punit, famous for its carved stelaes. Mayan Family - Visit a Mayan family and take a guided walk through the farm and nearby tropical forest learning about wild and cultivated plants and their uses in food, medicine and crafts. Or even take a dip in a tiny natural pool feed by a spring hidden in a cathedral of green trees near the family home. We specialize in personalized excursions that carry you off the beaten path. Mark Leslie enthusiastic naturalist and culinary adventurer, leads these unique tours. Mark is also an expert sea captain. We have more than 30 years of guiding experience and customize our itineraries to give you the adventure, relaxation and exploration you are looking for.
Reviewed January 29, 2014

...is the passion they have for providing an excellent experience, whether at sea or on land. Lyra's extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for sharing it will let you come away with a sincere appreciation of Belizean culture. She and Mark will help you connect to the pulse of life in their gorgeous country by exposing its natural beauty and the endearing simplicity of life there. If you are seeking an authentic, meaningful experience, seek out the best - Cayequest! I cannot wait to go out with these lovely, passionate souls again.

Thank Nicole H
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Mark got a lobster from the sea for lunch. He was a fantastic guide for snorkeling (especially amateurs). Also...he makes a FANTASTIC griller lobster & chicken for lunch...and, dessert grilled bananas on Oreos! Also had Mark take us to Ixcacao chocolate farm (a must-do tour). Marl is VERY passionate about Belize

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Reviewed December 22, 2013

We (2 couples) enjoyed our Mayan Chocolate Tour with Mark. It was fabulous! He did a great joy explaining everything. Local knowledge is important.. Chocolate factory was very "tasty" & interesting. Fun & informative to see how they make chocolate. I am rationing my chocolate! Lunch was really awesome, also. Mayan ruin was interesting, amazing to get a feel for life back then. We would recommend to anyone traveling to Placencia.

Thank 182dja
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

My husband and parents went on the full day smothering excursion. We had an amazing time. The guides
are both native Belizians with great knowledge of the sea and history of the region. They fish in the morning and prepare what they catch for lunch. After lunch we were treated to a guided snorkeling tour. Mark was careful to point out a variety of sea life...

Thank Dana M
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Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Were in Belize for our honeymoon, and had decided to wing it for activities when got there. Found Cayequest on TripAdvisor, and decided to give them a try. Mark picked us up, and off we went for a long drive. We peppered Mark with Belize questions on the way out, and he obliged. Juan and Abilene have quite an amazing operation. Their part of the tour includes an intro to traditional chocolate making, a tour of how they presently make it, a tasting and lunch from mostly their garden. They were both very friendly. We stopped at the ruins on the way back, and glad Mark was along to give us some history. If you are looking for a more personalized experience, I recommend getting in touch with Mark and Lyra.

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