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Fast and Reliable Belize Shuttles & Transfers

February 22nd, 2018

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No matter where you want to go in Belize, Roam Belize will help you get there. Roam is the country’s premier transportation provider and serves all destinations in Belize, including the international airport, downtown Belize City, the Belize City Municipal Airport, the Belize City water taxi docks, Corozal, Orange Walk, Belmopan, Dangriga, Hopkins, San Ignacio and Placencia.

Instead of expensive domestic flights in a tiny aircraft, private ground transfers provide door-to-door service to and from any destination in the country and it’s easy and hassle-free to book a private transfer with Roam Belize.

With a staff of experienced, professional drivers to get you to your destination in comfort and on time, Roam Belize transfer and shuttle prices are far less than flying domestically. Best of all, Roam charges a flat fee for all transportation services, offering group travelers substantial savings. Special pricing is also available for round-trip service.

Roam Belize can also provide concierge services, perfect for when you want to plan a surprise vacation, anniversary, or another event and the staff can meet your party at any destination in the country with balloons, flowers, champagne, birthday cake, or any other reasonable item.

Roam Belize uses a fleet of spacious, comfortable 7-passenger and 14-passenger vans equipped with a full range of modern amenities, including air conditioning and wireless internet.

Shuttle Services in Belize

Roam Belize is the country’s leading provider of shuttle services and operates shuttles connecting all of the country’s most popular destinations, including towns, villages, eco-resorts, lodges, hotels, and AirBNB locations.

Our tour company also operates shuttle services from the Philip Goldson Airport in Belize City to all of the top destinations in the country.

Why Book With Roam Belize?

It’s simple. Our private ground transfers can cost up to 50% less than flying. And Roam Belize offers special rates for longer trips and groups, allowing you to save even more. We can also provides secure, comfortable, and professional door-to-door transportation, allowing you to relax and enjoy your time in the country.

“After flying four hours to Belize, I knew for sure that my family didn’t want to risk one of those puddle-jumper flights, so we booked a ground shuttle with Roam Belize. I was very pleased that they met us on time and got us right to our AirBNB with no hassle. And our driver was super friendly and told us about a great restaurant in town. Definitely would recommend!”

-Thelma Hunter, Hartford, Connecticut


Explore the Hidden Beauty of Belize with an ATV Adventure Tour

February 9th, 2018

The jungles and rainforests of southern Belize are incredibly beautiful, but the rugged landscape makes it difficult to access much of this region. But with an ATV tour, visitors have the opportunity to reach some of the most untouched and pristine areas of the country.

ATVs or All-Terrain Vehicles are durable four-wheeled vehicles that are simple to operate. Their rugged design allows visitors to ford rivers, cross fields, and access remote areas where normal cars or SUVs cannot go.

Here are some of the top ATV tours you can enjoy in Belize:

Davis Falls and Lynam Prison

Davis Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country, but it’s almost impossible to get there with a car. This ATV tour includes a fun seven-mile (11-km) ride through the countryside, including fording seven different rivers. The tour also includes a stop at Lynam Prison, once the home to Belize’s most violent criminals. Today, the prison is abandoned and is slowly being reclaimed by the surrounding jungle.

Jungle + Zipline

Few experiences can compare to exploring the hidden reaches of the jungle by ATV. After a fun ride through some citrus orchards, the tour continues deep into the jungle where you’ll see an incredible diversity of plants, birds, and animals.

This tour can also be combined with a stop at a zipline, allowing participants to gain a bird’s eye view of the jungle as they sail through the canopy along a series of steel cables.

Caving

After a fun ride through the remote wilderness in Belize, this tour includes an exciting spelunking adventure in a dry cave system. Once used by the ancient Maya for religious ceremonies, these caves are natural wonders filled with twisting passages and glittering stalactites.

Value Pack

The ultimate ATV tour, this package includes a fun ATV ride across a citrus orchard and several rivers, a stop at a local village, a visit to a botanical garden, and the chance to explore a mysterious cave.

Nighttime Adventure

Approximately 80% of the wildlife in the jungle is nocturnal, so the only time you’ll get a chance to see these amazing creatures is on a nighttime expedition. This tour includes an ATV ride through an orchard, a nighttime hike through the jungle, and a visit to a haunted cave.

If you’re interested in an ATV tour of Belize, make your reservation today with Roam Belize.


Nim Li Punit and Lubantuum Maya Ruins – What You Need to Know

February 7th, 2018

Nim Li Punit and Lubantuum Maya Ruins - What You Need to Know

The two Maya cities of Nim Li Punit and Lubaantun are some of the best places to see the incredible engineering skills of the ancient Maya. Built more than 2,000 years ago, these magnificent cities feature majestic pyramids, sacred temples, and elaborately carved buildings deep in the heart of the Belizean jungle.

If you’re interested in visiting Nim Li Punit or Lubaantun, here’s what you need to know:

Nim Li Punit

The original name for Nim Li Punit has been lost to the mists of history, but today, the site is known as “Big Hat” in the local Maya dialect, named for a gigantic stone carving found on the site that depicts a royal leader wearing a large headdress or hat.

Located in the southern Toledo District of Belize, Nim Li Punit contains three large plazas which feature a number of distinct buildings, including several pyramids, the tallest of which is more than 40 feet (12 meters) high. Next to these plazas is a long row of carved stelae that feature depictions of the former rulers, including the one wearing the big hat.

Lubantuun

In the local Maya dialect, Lubaantun means “a place of fallen stones,” a name given to the site by local villagers. First investigated by modern archeologists in 1905, Lubantuum is unique because the buildings were constructed from black slate instead of the limestone blocks that were used elsewhere in the region.

Perhaps the most interesting ancient artifact ever discovered was allegedly found in Lubaantun, a crystal skull discovered by Anna Mitchell-Hedges, the daughter of famed explorer Frederick Albert Mitchell-Hedges, in 1924. 

Located in Belize’s southern Toledo District, many of the buildings in Lubaantun were, curiously, built entirely without mortar, each large stone perfectly fitted with its neighbors. The site is also home to three ball courts where the losing team would forfeit their lives as a sacrifice to the bloodthirsty Maya gods. 

Harvest Caye Cruise Ship Passengers

If you’re a cruise ship passenger docking in Harvest Caye and would like to visit these ancient Maya wonders, book your tour with Roam Belize. 

Based in southern Belize, Roam Belize specializes in organized tours to all of the top destinations in the country, including trips to Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit, Maya cultural tours to learn more about the descendants of the people who built those sites, Garifuna cultural tours, trips to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, and boat expeditions on the Monkey River.


Book Shuttles and Transfers to any Destination in Belize

January 31st, 2018

If you’re in Belize, and you need to get from Point A to Point B, there’s no better name to trust than Roam Belize.

Roam Belize specializes in private ground transfers, shuttles, chauffeur services, and provides transportation to and from all of the top destinations in the country, including the international airport, Belize City, Corozal, Dangriga, Belmopan, Hopkins, Placencia, Punta Gorda, Orange Walk, and all points between.

Roam Belize knows that great drivers also make great guides. From the moment you choose Roam Belize, you’ll be treated with courtesy and respect. Roam Belize employs only experienced drivers with years of professional experience in driving in Belize and all of Roam’s drivers have also passed a stringent defensive driving course.

You can also choose Belize VIP transfers and tours with Roam Belize. Roam Belize will provide you with meet and greet services at the airport, ground transportation in style and comfort, and punctual door-to-door service to the destination of your choice. Roam Belize uses a fleet of comfortable vans that include wireless internet, ample room for luggage, and air conditioning.

We also offer tours to the top attractions in the country, including beachside towns like Dangriga, Placencia, and Hopkins, guided excursions to ancient Maya cities, trips to wildlife sanctuaries, nature excursions, and much more. No matter where you want to go, Roam Belize can help you book your trip.

We also offer car rental services. Roam Belize has a large fleet of modern, late model cars that are perfectly suited to the rugged roads of Belize. All vehicles rented by Roam Belize come with a full complement of features, including air conditioning, power locks, and power windows. Roam Belize’s vehicle rental fleet includes seven-passenger vans, five-passenger SUVs, and stylish coupes.

Anyone with a valid driver’s license in their home country can rent and drive a vehicle in Belize. When you rent a vehicle from Roam Belize, you’ll get a fair price, a no-hassle pick-up and drop-off policy, and 24-hour emergency roadside assistance. All of Roam Belize’s vehicles have an automatic transmission and are very simple and intuitive to operate.

Booking your trip and transportation with Roam Belize is a great way to save money. Instead of flying domestically on tiny planes for an exorbitant price, choose Roam Belize’s shuttle and private transfer services. You’ll not only save money but enjoy your vacation in comfort and style.

For all of your tour, transportation, and rental needs, contact Roam Belize.


5 Reasons to Explore Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize

January 23rd, 2018

5 Reasons to Explore Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize

Managed by the Audobon Society, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is a large nature reserve located in southeastern Belize. Measuring more than 150 square miles (400 square km) in size, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary has no human habitation and is home to a vast array of plants, insects, and wildlife.

Here are 5 great reasons to visit the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary on your Belize vacation.

Jaguars

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the world’s first jaguar conservation program that tracks and monitors more than 100 jaguars who live in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. 

Jaguars are solitary animals who are primarily active at nighttime, meaning that human visitors will rarely catch a glimpse of these majestic animals, but their presence in the area serves a vital role in maintaining the health of the eco-system.

Birds

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is managed by the Belize Audobon Society. Hundreds of species of birds can be found in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, including endangered species such as the Jabiru Stork and the Yellow-headed Parrot.

Plants

The majority of the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is rainforest and wetland, receiving copious amounts of precipitation throughout the year. As a result, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is a paradise for plants, including hundreds of species of flowering plants that add their subtle perfumes to the air.

It’s Beautiful

In a country like Belize where pristine nature is abundant, it may seem strange to call out the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary for being particularly beautiful. But many come to this unspoiled wilderness in order to enjoy get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life in order to enjoy nature at its most glorious.

Waterfalls, Rivers, and Swimming

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is much more than just mountainous peaks and thick rainforest. It’s also home to some of the purest, most beautiful waterfalls and rivers in the country. Popular activities include tubing and enjoying a refreshing swim at the base of a waterfall.

“We took this tour, and it was really amazing. Our daughter, Karyn, was thrilled by all the birds, and our son, Topher, spent the entire day without his phone and didn’t complain even once. Definitely one of the most beautiful places on earth, in my humble opinion. Didn’t see any jaguars, but that’s quite all right!”

-Cooper Family, Pittsburgh, PA

Roam Belize organizes tours of the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and other top attractions in the country.


What Is There To Do in Harvest Caye, Belize?

January 21st, 2018
 
In Belize, islands are known as “cayes” (pronounced “keys”). Harvest Caye is a port of call used by many cruise lines and is an offshore island located just a few miles from the mainland.

Harvest Caye itself is very small, and there aren’t many options for cruise passengers. But there is a regular ferry service that connects Harvest Caye to the Placencia Peninsula on the mainland, one of the most popular destinations in the country where you can enjoy activities such as:

Zip Line and River Tubing

Offering plenty of thrills, this tour combines sailing through the upper canopy of the jungle along a zip line with the uniquely Belizean sport of cave tubing, floating down a lazy river aboard an inflatable inner tube.

Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve

Home to some of the last surviving jaguars in the world, the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve is an enormous wilderness area with stunning landscapes, beautiful mountains, and a wide variety of plants and animals.

Maya Chocolate Making

The descendants of the ancient Maya that built the pyramids and palaces that dot the Belizean landscape have preserved much of their traditional way of life, including making chocolate. Cacao (the source of chocolate) is indigenous to Belize, and this tour allows you to make your own chocolate from locally sourced cacao beans.

Horseback Riding

Belize is a beautiful country with astonishingly beautiful nature everywhere you go. One of the best ways to explore this lush landscape is on horseback.

Hopkins Garifuna Cultural Tour

The Garifuna are an Afro-Caribbean people who have been recognized by the United Nations for their unique language, music, and dance. Hopkins Village is a Garifuna community located on the coast, regularly voted as the friendliest village in Belize.

Roam Belize is the name to trust when it comes to guided tours in Belize. If you’re coming to Harvest Caye and want to visit the sights, book your tour with Roam Belize. A representative from Roam Belize will greet you at the ferry pier in Placencia and then take you where you want to go.

Roam Belize also rents vehicles to allow visitors to explore the country at their own pace. All of Roam Belize’s vehicles are well-maintained, modern vehicles perfectly suited for Belize’s rugged terrain.

“We stopped off at Harvest Caye as part of our cruise, and we hired Roam Belize to take us around. Absolutely my favorite part of the whole trip, hands down. My wife loved the chocolate, and I had a blast doing the river tubing and zip line stuff.”

-Jeff Barter, Gagetown, Michigan            


5 Great Reasons Why You Should Take A Shuttle From Belize City to Placencia

May 23rd, 2017

Shuttle From Belize City to Placencia

All international flights and cruise ships arrive in Belize City, once the capital of the country and still its largest municipality. Whether you’re flying into the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Ladyville just north of Belize City or arriving at the marine docks in Belize City from a cruise ship, one of the best ways to get to popular tourist destinations like the Placencia Peninsula is with a shuttle.

Roam Belize, a locally-owned and operated company, offers shuttle service from Belize City to Placencia or anywhere else in the country. Here are 5 great reasons why you should choose Roam Belize’s shuttle service:

Door-to-door Service

With the Roam Belize shuttle, you’ll get punctual door-to-door service from the airport, marine docks, or anywhere else in the country right to your destination. All of the Roam Belize shuttles are operated by professional, experienced drivers who operate modern, well-maintained vehicles.

Arrive in Comfort and Style

Roam Belize is committed to the idea that a great vacation begins the moment you arrive in the country. When you choose the Roam Belize shuttle, you’ll get to ride in a modern, spacious van with a full range of amenities, including a cooler with drinks, powerful air-conditioning, and free wireless internet.

Affordability

Although Belize is a relatively small country, flying to different destinations can be quite expensive. A flight from Belize City to Placencia takes around 45 minutes but can be many times more expensive than Roam Belize’s shuttle service that only takes around three hours to get to the peninsula.

The Drive

The Belizean government has invested heavily in infrastructure, and one of the most scenic drives in the country is the route along the well-named Hummingbird Highway to Placencia. Depending on your wishes, Roam Belize is happy to make stops along the way, including visits to the Belize Zoo and other attractions.

Local Information and Tips

Roam Belize employs only experienced local drivers who serve as unofficial ambassadors of the country. Whether you’re looking for that special hole-in-the-wall restaurant with great food or want tips on the best things to do and see in the country, your Roam Belize shuttle driver will be an invaluable asset.

Roam Belize is based in southeastern Belize and has years of experience in welcoming travelers to Placencia, Dangriga, Hopkins and beyond.

Roam Belize also offers car rental services for travelers who want to explore the country at their own pace.


Shuttle Service and Private Transfers in Belize

May 16th, 2017

Belize Shuttles and Transfers

One of the best ways to enjoy your time in Belize this summer is with a private shuttle or ground transfer. Roam Belize is a locally-owned and operated company providing door-to-door service to and from anywhere in the country, including the international airport in Belize City. Known for its reputation of punctuality and fair dealings, Roam Belize will ensure that you get to your destination in style, comfort, and safety.

Roam Belize can help visitors arriving in Belize City to reach the water docks for vacations in Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye, and other destinations on the Belize Barrier Reef. Roam Belize can also assist travelers wanting to visit the Garifuna cultural centers of Dangriga or Hopkins in the southeast as well as the nearby Placencia Peninsula. Travelers wanting to attend the Lobsterfest in Placenica can rely on Roam Belize for all of their transportation needs.

Roam Belize specializes in assisting travelers to make the most of their time in the country. Whether you’re coming to Belize for your honeymoon, family vacation, or summer vacation, Roam Belize has you covered. Roam Belize has a full roster of professional, licensed drivers that will meet you anywhere in the country for a safe and comfortable ride to all of the top destinations, resorts, and lodges in Belize. 

Roam Belize also offers concierge services for special events. Whether you want to surprise your partner with a romantic bouquet of flowers and champagne upon arrival or birthday cake and balloons for a loved one, Roam Belize has more than 10 years of experience in welcoming visitors to the country. Roam Belize uses only modern vans with powerful air-conditioning, onboard wireless internet, and a cooler complete with refreshing beverages for every traveler at no additional charge. 

Roam Belize believes that your summer vacation should begin the moment that you arrive. Whether you’re entering the country at the Philip Goldson international airport in Belize City or from another destination, Roam Belize will have you relaxing in style and comfort from the moment you arrive. Shuttle services and private ground transfers are even more affordable when you travel with a group.

Roam Belize can also arrange for tours to the top destinations in the country, including Hopkins, Dangriga, Placencia, the Belize Barrier Reef, boat safaris up the Monkey River, ancient Maya ruins, and hiking through the enormous Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve that is home to some of Central America’s last surviving jaguars.

For all your ground transportation needs, you can rely on Roam Belize.

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Choosing a Tour Company in Belize

May 12th, 2017

Choosing a Tour Company in Belize

If you’re looking for a one-stop tour company that can handle all of your arrangements in Belize, you’ve come to the right place. Roam Belize Travel and Tours specializes in crafting complete vacation packages, including rental vehicles, flights, ground transportation, tours, concierge services, and accommodations at the finest resorts, lodges, and hotels in Belize.

Roam Belize is 100% locally-owned and operated and is proud of its deep network of relationships with Belize travel agents, tour operators, and drivers to ensure that every visitor has a wonderful time during their stay in Belize. With years of experience as one of the top Belize tour companies in the country, Roam Belize is the name to trust for full-service bespoke vacation experiences.

Many tour companies offer organized trips to some of the top spots in the country like San Ignacio, Dangriga, Belize City, Placencia, and Hopkins village, but only Roam Belize offers customized tours precisely tailored to each visitor’s needs, including wheelchair-friendly excursions. Whether you’re traveling solo or as part of a larger party, Roam Belize has you covered.

Belize is a vacationer’s paradise and one of the hottest growing travel markets. Just a few hours’ flying time from major cities across the United States, Belize is a combination of beaches, lush jungles, pristine rivers, tropical islands, and old-growth rainforests teeming with flowering plants and wildlife. With nearly half the country composed of national parks and nature reserves, Belize is a paradise for nature lovers. Whether it’s seeing clouds of colorful butterflies dance at the base of a jungle waterfall or marveling at the rainbow of marine life found in the waters of the reef, Belize adventure tours have something for every visitor to enjoy.

World-renowned for their friendliness and hospitality, Belizeans are a rich melting pot of different cultures. Best of all, the locals speak English as Belize is the only former British colony in Central America. Each culture has their own unique culinary and musical heritage, adding a special blend of Caribbean flavor to your vacation experience.

Whether you’re traveling to Belize for your honeymoon, wedding, family vacation, corporate event, or adventure vacation, Roam Belize can help you arrange all the details, allowing you to make the most of your time in this beautiful country.

Proud to be one of the top tour companies in Belize, Roam Belize can also arrange for your vacation in the wider region, delivering rental vehicles or providing transportation service to and from Cancun and Playa Del Carmen in Mexico and Tikal and Flores, Peten in Guatemala..


Navigate through Belize with a Car Rental

May 8th, 2017

Explore Belize with a Car Rental

Whether you want to go deep in the jungle to explore Mayan temples or drive to a luxurious spa, you’ll love the freedom of exploring Belize by car. By Central American standards, Belize roads are a pleasure to traverse. The main highways are paved and have signs in English to help you get where you want to go.

American drivers should find getting around Belize relatively easy. All you need is a valid US driver’s license. Although the country was colonized by the British, they drive on the right side of the road. Distance is measured in miles, not kilometers. 

What you won’t experience while driving in Belize is traffic jams. You also won’t see a lot of traffic lights. Instead of stop lights, many towns cities opt to control traffic by placing speed bumps. To make renting a car easy, Roam Belize will even deliver your car to you if you want. The vehicles in their fleet are all designed to give you a safe, comfortable ride. 

Perhaps the hardest part about traveling around Belize is deciding where to go. Start with a good map. The time of year that you visit will in part determine where you can go. If you rent your car from Roam Belize, the friendly staff will be more than happy to give recommendations of places to go and areas to avoid. They also operate tours, so are well versed in the best places to go.

Renting a car is the most convenient way to visit the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Preserve. Public transportation can get you close, but you’ll still have a 5-mile walk from the drop-off point. Once at the sanctuary, you can pick up a detailed pamphlet and take a self-guided nature walk. Hiking in this 150 square miles of rainforest can lead you to swimming holes, waterfalls. You can also take treks to see birds and other wildlife. 

If you want to experience local culture, you can drive to several villages that are true to their traditions and heritage. With a rental car, you can plan your own route and stay as long as you like in each spot. 

Whatever activity strikes your fancy, renting a car in Belize is perhaps the best way to get there. You’ll have the freedom to go where you want, when you want, and to leave when you are ready. Belize is a gorgeous country, and if you’re really lucky, you might even spot a jaguar.