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Belize Ultimate Wildlife (12 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 5 - 12 people
Destination(s): Belize  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: December - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3498 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3946 US Dollar (USD)

Naturalist - guided snorkeling on Caye Caulker, hiking, wildlife viewing and bird watching in over 5 national parks and wildlife refuges including Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, the Community Baboon Wildlife Sanctuary and Rio Bravo Preserve. "Safari-style" Wildlife Float Trips on the Belize River and Black Creek, Mayan Ruins of Xunantunich and Lamanai, plus Barton Creek and Jaguar Paw Caves. Expert naturalist guides, exciting rainforest lodges and much more.

Tour Itinerary:

Days 1–4: Caye Caulker, Barrier Reef.

Highlights: Naturalist-guided snorkeling, tropical islands, swimming with nurse sharks and eagle rays, explore a marine wildlife sanctuary. Wildlife: Manatees, dolphins, nurse sharks, eagle rays and a tropical wonderland of underwater life.

Explore the sunny tropical islands of the world’s second largest living barrier reef. Enjoy naturalist-guided snorkeling, boating and swimming with gentle nurse sharks and eagle rays. Diving, kayaking & windsurfing options. Dine on fresh fish and seasonal lobster. Exciting biologist-led slide shows on reef and rainforest ecology prepare you for the next day’s adventure. Lodging in beach cabanas;

Days 5–6: Mayan Ruins, Barton Creek Caves.

Discover the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich, including an ancient pyramid with panoramic views. Canoe an underground river into a spectacular cave. Dine in San Ignacio. Exciting riverside treehouse jungle lodging;

Day 7: Community Baboon Sanctuary, Wildlife Canoe Adventure – Belize River.

Highlights: Canoeing, hiking, wildlife viewing, bird watching, swimming. Wildlife: Howler monkeys, tapir, coatimundi, agouti, otter, iguanas and “Jesus Christ lizards” that walk on water. Exotic parrots, trogans, and toucans.

We’ll head deep into the jungle where wildlife is plentiful and undisturbed. Howler monkeys are very abundant here and easy to see up close. We’ll paddle and hike in the heart of the sanctuary and end up at a riverside jungle lodge with monkeys right outside your cabin!

Day 8: Jaguar Paw Caves.

We’ll float down a jungle river in inner-tubes into a recently discovered cave full of Mayan artifacts, bones, petroglyphs and more! This is a unique and fun day suitable for all ages.

Eve 8: Night Hike.

Enjoy a naturalist-guided moonlight hike.
Wildlife: Kinkajou, olingo, ocelot, owls, rainforest frogs, and an entirely different world of nocturnal animals.

Day 9: Remote Jungle Wildlife Adventure – Black Creek.

Highlights: Remote river teeming with rare wildlife. Wildlife: Howler monkeys, coatimundi, agouti, paca, iguanas and other mammals, plus many extremely rare birds including agami herons, royal flycatchers, boat-billed herons and more.

This is hands-down the best canoe trip in Belize! No other company runs this remote stretch of river. There are more monkeys here than anywhere in Belize! Each bend of this river is home to a new troop. Also over 300 species of exotic birds.

Eve 9: Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.

Highlights: Tropical Wetlands Lagoon. Wildlife: Endangered Jabaru stork, with the largest wingspan of any flying bird in the Americas. Flocks of ibis, woodstork, roseate spoonbills and other exotic waterbirds roost here by the thousands. Bird watching doesn’t get any better than this! We’ll stay in the heart of the Sanctuary with one of Belize’s top birding guides;

Day 10: Lamanai Mayan Ruins.

Highlights: Indiana Jones-style adventure up a jungle river to ancient Mayan archaeological ruins, hidden deep in the jungle. Wildlife: Boat up a remote jungle river teeming with monkeys, agouti, paca, crocodiles, and over 200 species of tropical birds to one of the most amazing and remote Mayan ruins in Belize. Lamanai is an archeological treasure house, hidden in the jungle and frequented as much by monkeys as by humans!

Days 11–12: Rio Bravo.

Highlights: Our famous night-time jaguar “hunt” with local naturalist guides. Wildlife: Jaguar! Hidden in a remote corner of Belize, this dense jungle is simply the best place to see jaguars in Belize. In the first 3 months of 2003, over 70 jaguars were sighted, nearly half of them during daylight hours. This is many more sightings than even the prestigious Cockscomb basin Jaguar Preserve can boast!


We know you've chosen to travel with us for our wildlife emphasis, so we've included a wide variety of adventure activities designed to educate, inspire, and bring out the wonder in you. All of our activities are flexibly designed to accommodate different skill levels and interests, while exposing you to a variety of unique eco-systems in order to see the most amount of wildlife. And did we mention fun?
- Snorkel the world's second largest living Barrier Reef;
- Hiking, Wildlife Viewing and Birdwatching in over 3 distinct regions;
- Float down 2 remote jungle rivers to see monkeys and other wildlife;
- Birdwatching at a tropical lagoon, a breeding ground for thousands of birds;
- Float a river into an underground cave, complete with ancient Mayan artifacts;
- Explore 2 ancient Mayan Ruins;
- Our famous nighttime jaguar "hunt".

Airfare is not included in the tour price.