Embrace & Explore
Belize Jungle and Rainforest
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife & Jaguar Preserve
Explore the jungle and rainforest Home of the only Jaguar preserve on the planet, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve is home to Victoria Peak. At a height of 3,675 feet, Victoria Peak is the highest mountain in Belize. Your day will be filled with exploring the network of hiking trails, wildlife viewing and exceptional bird watching. Several trails lead you to jaw–dropping waterfall displays, where you can swim in the falls or float in the pools below the cool spring shower of the falling waters. River tubing is an optional feature of the Cockscomb experience.
Cave & River Tubing in Belize
Belize Cave Tubing at Blue Creek offers a variety of activities to suit the seasons, including swimming into the cave where Blue Creek emerges from the mountainside, combined with a picturesque visit to Lubaantun Mayan Ruins.
River Tubing at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife and Jaguar Reserve is an optional adventure combined with the exploration of many trails and waterfalls in this Belize National Forest.
Monkey River Howler Tour
* This exceptional tour and excursion into and up the Monkey River is a Placencia, Belize Special, one-of-a-kind adventure experience
You will never forget a trip to Monkey River. Your trip begins dockside from Chabil Mar Resort, where your guide picks you up by boat, for your adventure. Prepare to weave your way through the mangroves, where it’s not uncommon to see a peaceful manatee lumbering by. Continue along the coastline where you will reach the mouth of the river at the Village of Monkey River. From there you will travel upstream through the Belize rainforest. Along the way you may witness exotic bird life, crocodiles and howler monkeys feeding in the shoreline trees of this tropical jungle paradise. You will then take a jungle hike and see amazing plant and animal life as you search for troops of exotic howler monkeys. Back at Monkey River Town, you’ll enjoy a traditional Belizean lunch and an optional walkabout in the idyllic Belizean village. Then it’s back onboard your skiff for the return trip back up the coast and through the mangroves to Chabil Mar Resort, with a stop to view the manatees lumbering at a nearby island favorite of theirs.
Horseback Riding in Belize
Visitors are often surprised to see that there are so many horses in this jungle setting. Horses traditionally have been used in Belize for land–based transportation. A horse hauling poles from the jungle, tilling fields, or pulling a Mennonite wagon to market, are still common sights. Belizean horses are relatively small, however they are hardy and surefooted in the rocks and mud of the hillsides.
Birding in Belize – Single and half day tours or 7 Night “Treasures of the Sky” Birding Package
Belize is an ideal setting for bird watchers. The tropical forests, savannahs, numerous cayes, wetlands, and coastal plains of Belize offer a myriad of habitat to many birds. Nearly half of our nation’s land and adjacent waters are protected under forest reserves, marine reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and other protected area designation. Despite the small size of Belize, it has the lowest population density in Central America. With English as the official language, many visitors from abroad converse easily with local guides.