We’ll take you an hour south to the Village of Placencia where a boat will pick you
up for a thrilling ride through the mangroves to the mouth of the Monkey River. As
you venture up the river, you will see crocodiles, iguanas and turtles sunning,
toucans, parrots, and all other manner of birds, after which, you’ll take a remote
jungle trail for a short hike to see the highlight of the trip, a troop of Black Faced
Howler Monkeys in their natural habitat. After your guide’s family treats you to a
local lunch in remote Monkey River Village, you’ll search for manatee as you boat
back to Placencia where you can explore the village and grab an ice cream.
Skilled wranglers will guide you through a jungle trail along the upper Sittee River
along world famous Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve. Winding trails and grassy
plains are the backdrop for this magnificent way to tour the Rainforest. You’ll be
taken up to a large plateau for a panoramic view of the coast, as well as to the Sittee
river for a quick swim before heading back to the ranch.
Night Jaguar Hunt
We’ll take you approximately 18 miles into Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary, a
preserve of over 120 acres that is home to over 60 jaguars. Originally a traditional
Maya logging and hunting grounds, we’ll start your hike at sunset, armed only with
headlamps and your guide, who will take you through winding paths as you
experience the jungle come alive with nocturnal creatures including possum,
kinkajous, owls, snakes, deer, tapir and if you’re lucky, the elusive Jaguar!
We’ll drive you 2 hours to the Belize Zoo, where you can get up close and personal
with over 175 animals representing over 45 native species. Unlike most zoos, the
Belize Zoo is an animal sanctuary, with all the animals having been orphaned,
rescued, or born at the zoo.