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Calico Jack's Activities and Things to Do in Belize
Belize has an abundance of adventures and activities to keep you busy during your stay at Calico Jack’s. Our main attractions are Caving at Bega 1 or Box-Tunich Caves, Jungle Zip Lining, Jungle Swinging and Ancient Jungle Garden Trail. We can also help you plan additional Belize tours, including visits to Mayan Temples, Barton Creek Cave, Mountain Equestrian Trails for horseback riding, cave tubing, birding, snorkeling and scuba diving.
For additional information on any of these activities, please contact us. Or, if you are ready to book a reservation, please make sure to indicate your special interests on our reservation form so we can get back to you to work out the details.
Caving at Calico Jack's
There are thousands of caves in Belize. This is due to the fact that much of Belize's land surface is underlined by limestone. This creates extensive underground cave networks and sinkholes. Therein lie many relics of Belize's rich ancient Mayan past.
Many caves prove a challenge to the experienced spelunker, but there are a few which beginners can access and enjoy.
Belize zip lining tours are available for adventures and thrill seekers. For the ultimate nature and adventure experience, try one of Calico Jack’s three aerial canopy tours, supervised by experienced guides. There is an option to combine a zipline tour with a tour of one of Calico Jack’s recently opened caves and/or a jungle swing tour. You can also take our Night Explorer zip line tour. Your time in the air will have you gliding amid the rainforest canopy at heights of up to 80 feet above the jungle floor.
Or combine zip lining and cave tubing at Caves Branch. In the water, you'll float through an awe-inspiring cave system that was once revered by the ancient Maya. Experienced guides will ensure that your tour is fun, insightful, and safe.
Experience Calico Jack's El Columpio - Belize’s only jungle swing. Feel alive and unfettered as you ascend a replica of a Mayan pyramid and are launched from its 50 feet apex to sight see the jungle from different aerial views. Guests as young as 4 years old and as old s 65 laugh and scream with delight as they fly through the jungle air.
Enjoy a guided nature walk through the rainforest on Calico Jack’s Ancient Jungle Garden trail. This hiking trail which boasts more than 90 plants and trees gives visitors an opportunity to learn about the many medicinal properties of rainforest plants and trees used by the ancient Maya in their daily lives. Many of these plants and trees are still used by Belizeans as “home” remedies. The intent of this guided tour is to spread the knowledge of Mayan healing traditions and also of rainforest preservation.
At one time, areas around Belize were part of the heartland of Mayan Civilization. There are numerous important Mayan Ruins and Temples to visit and explore.
This delightful tour with neighboring Green Hills Butterfly Farm exposes you to from 30- 90 butterfly species (depending on the season) native to Belize and being rearer for display. Green Hills is managed as a private protected area. Pricing includes tour and round trip transfer.
Neighboring MET has been offering world class horseback riding to Maya Ruins, Caves, Waterfalls and other amazing locations since 1986. This is not your average trail ride. Pricing includes lunch, entrance fees, guides, and round trip transfer, and sales tax.
The Inner Reef, or the Lagoon as its called, acts as a home for juvenile aquatic animals. Here divers will find most of the Gorgonians, known in the Caribbean as sea fans, seawips, sea plumes and sea rods as well as the Pederson cleaner shrimp, yellowline Arrow Crab, Giant Hermit Crab and a wide variety of fish such as Spotted Drum (adults and juveniles), Spotted Eagle Ray and Southern Stingray.
The depth range on these inner reef dives is between 60 ft. - 80 ft. Visibility is between 50 ft. - 100 ft. Among the cayes we visit in the Inner Reef are Laughingbird, Moho and Tarpon.
There is a migration in March, April, May, and June when the sharks are observed at the Gladden Area by divers & snorkelers. The giant whale sharks come from far away to feed on the spawn and to mate. It is common on this dive to see schools of snapper in the thousands with whale sharks passing through them.
Agua Caliente Wild Life Santuary contains 133 acres of freshwater, 3 fresh water lagoons, three creeks and 2 hot springs. One highlight is the high potential of the large array of bird species that come to feed. Aguacaliente is a bird watchers paradise. This area also changes dramatically during the dry and wet season. It is flooded for most of the year thus the flora and fauna have special adaptations that allow them to survive in these conditions.
In recent years, Belize has become known as a top location for snorkeling. In fact, many visitors list it as the primary reason for coming to Belize.
With an unrivalled barrier reef, divers and snorkelers in Belize can experience coral atolls, fringing reef, patch reefs and faroe, each offering differing underwater coral formations and a variety of flora, fish and marine creatures.
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