Things to do in Belize range from Maya ruins and caves to zip-lining and cave tubing, experience the best Adventures with Mariposa Jungle Tours.

Get to know Belize through Damian, Agusto, and Wilton, our friendly licensed Mayan tour guides who helped build our eco-lodge from the ground up. Tours are private and personalized. We also work with select guides for specialty cave adventures, such as Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) and Crystal Cave.


Caracol Ruins, Rio Frio Cave, Rio On Pools, & Big Rock Falls

One of the best tours in Cayo, offering a magnificent Maya ruin, an awesome cave, river pools and falls for swimming, all while traveling through two entirely different ecosystems.

Cahal Pech, Xunantunich, & San Ignacio Farmers Market

Explore two different Maya ruins, and then get a taste of local culture.

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM Cave)

Popularly known as “ATM,” this is a rare opportunity to visit a living museum where human sacrifices and artifacts can be viewed in their original context. National Geographic designated the ATM site #1 of the “Top Ten Sacred Places of a Lifetime” in 2014.

Tikal Ruins in Guatemala

Located across the border, Tikal is considered the greatest Maya city and the most visually sensational archaeological excavation in Central America.

River Tubing or Canoeing plus Iguanas, Botanic Gardens, or Maya Chocolate

Take a journey on a jungle river, then choose a visit to the iguana sanctuary, botanic gardens, or Maya chocolate demo.

Jungle Pontoon River Cruise

Float in a tube, swim in a waterfall, watch the wildlife, and enjoy a picnic lunch on a wonder-filled day on the Macal River with your private pontoon boat and guide.

Mt Pine Ridge Reserve: 1,000 Foot Falls, Rio Frio Cave, Rio On Pools, & Big Rock Falls

The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is the largest national park in Belize, with over 300 square miles of pine forest, swimmable rivers, and impressive caves and waterfalls.

Crystal Cave

Ideal for the more extreme adventurer, hike through the jungle and then descend by a rope in the hands of an experienced guide to explore this spectacular cave system.

Black Hole Drop

Not for the faint of heart! Rappel over 300 feet and discover an underground jungle.


Barton Creek Cave by Canoe

Be awed by the beauty of an immense cave from a leisurely canoe trip.

Zip-line Tour

Fly through the jungle canopy on your choice of three different zipline tours or awesome jungle swing.

Medicinal Trail

A Medicinal Path is tour of the medicine plants that surround us beginning at the Mariposa Jungle Lodge.


These adventures are best experienced en route to/from the Lodge and Belize City due to their locations.

Howler Monkey Sanctuary

The Community Baboon Sanctuary is an innovative project in voluntary grassroots conservation. The goal is to sustain the habitat of the Black Howler Monkey (called ‘baboon’ in the local Creole dialect) while promoting the economic development of the participating communities. 

Belize Zoo & Tropical Education Center

Exhibits over 175 animals, representing over 45 native species. The Zoo keeps animals which were orphaned, rescued, born at the zoo, rehabilitated animals, or sent to The Belize Zoo as donations from other zoological institutions.

Cave Tubing

Enjoy floating down a river through a series of Maya ceremonial caves.

St. Herman’s Cave & Inland Blue Hole

Swim in turquoise waters, explore a cave and spot birds in one of Belize’s National Parks.


We can also arrange private tours to Belize City museums, Belmopan (the capital), or the Mennonite community of Spanish Lookout.

Guided Birding

With over 400 known bird species in the area, let our guides introduce you to this birdwatcher’s paradise.

Guided Hiking

The beautiful subtropical rainforest surrounding Mariposa offers a range of hiking opportunities, from easy to challenging.

Blue Hole Flyover

The best way to see the famous Blue Hole is from the air.

Secrets of Cayo

Discover hidden treasures in the jungle with secret hikes to waterfalls, swimming holes, Howler Monkey abodes, or Maya Caves.

Your Home Away From Home In The Heart Of The Belizean Rainforest.

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