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BILLY BARQUEDIR NATIONAL PARK

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Billy Barquedier National Park

The national park consists of approximately 1,500 acres of conserved tropic forest, sitting on the Santa Rosa Metasedimentary Rock. 


Billy Barquedier was declared a national park in 2001 and is still in its infancy. Since its founding, the park has been managed by Steadfast Tourism and Conservation Association (STACA) along with the Forestry Department of Belize. 


The park consists of protected habitat and a hiking trail that leads to the Barquedier waterfall. The waterfall is the park's main tourist attraction, as well as the main supply of water to the three surrounding villages.


BBNP is home to a diverse array of wildlife. It is said to be a prime bird watching destination, offering views of various species of  migratory birds and other endemics such as the keel billed motmot and cerulean warbler. Other species often seen from the park's hiking trails are Gibnuts, Howler Monkeys, Jaguars and Tapirs, Belize's national animal.


Once you arrive at the site, be ready for a slight 15-20 minutes hiking trail to the freshwater Barquedier waterfall. After that short hike, take a swim, it's worth it!


Best to be combined with Lamanai Chocolate tour or Xunantunich.

DURATION

Departs: 8:00 am Returns: 4:00 pm

ATTIRE

  • Long Pants

  • T-Shirt/Long Sleeves,

  • Insect Repellent

  • Sunscreen, Sunshades

  • Hiking & or Tennis Shoes

  • Swimwear

  • Extra change of Clothes


Attire will depend on what other site you chose to visit, as well as age, departure time & return time.

RECOMMENDED AGE

Suitable for anyone 3 & above

LUNCH

Included

NOTES

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PRICE

  • 1 GUEST: $400.00

  • 2+ GUEST: $200.00

  • 4+ GUEST: $270.00

  • All prices in US Dollars

  • Taxes Included

INCLUDES

  • Park Fees

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Equipment

ST. HERMAN'S BLUE HOLE & NATIONAL PARK

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park is a national park located just off the Hummingbird Highway in Cayo District of Belize, near Belmopan, the capital city. It is over 500 acres in area, and contains two cave systems, various natural trails, and the cool jungle pool from which the park gets its name


The Blue Hole is best combined with either Xunantunich or Cave tubing and/ or Lamanai Chocolate tour.

DURATION

With departure at 8:30 am and returning time around 4:30 pm this tour is around 8 hours long depending on combination chosen.

ATTIRE

  • Long/short pants

  • T-shirt with long sleeves

  • Insect Repellent

  • Sunscreen

  • Hiking or tennis shoes

  • Swim Wear & water shoe (if available)

RECOMMENDED AGE

Suitable for anyone 3 & above

LUNCH

Included

NOTES

n/a

PRICE

  • 1 GUEST: $430.00

  • 2+ GUEST: $215.00

  • 4+ GUEST: $190.00

  • All prices in US Dollars

  • Taxes Included

INCLUDES

  • Park Fees

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Equipment

MONKEY RIVER TOUR

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Monkey River Town is a village in the north of the Toledo District of Belize. It is on the Caribbean Sea on the southern shore of the mouth of Belize's Monkey River. In 2011 the estimated population was 200 people. The village is one of the last purely Creole settlements in Belize, and many traditional practices are still carried out, such as cooking over the "fyah haat" (fire hearth).


Enjoy a leisure boat ride up the beautiful winding river looking at the many species of birds and reptiles like Iguanas and even the illusive Crocodiles. We will stop at various places along the river to look at Bats and turtles taking in the sun. Then it will be time to exit the boat for a short hike to get a close look at the troops of Howler Monkeys.


Finally, we’ll enjoy a local lunch in this sleepy little village before making our back to Placencia and make a stop to look for the Manatees. Get your cameras out and be on the ready, they are not up for long periods to take in the fresh air.

DURATION

This is a half day tour, which is around 5 hours. It can be either booked in the morning or afternoon. Lunch included.

ATTIRE

  • Insect repellent

  • Recommended closed shoes (like sneakers)

  • Long pants, long sleeve shirts

  • Sun screen

RECOMMENDED AGE

Suitable for anyone 2 & above

LUNCH

Included

NOTES

n/a

PRICE

  • 1 GUEST: $240.00

  • 2+ GUEST: $120.00

  • 4+ GUEST: $110.00

  • All prices in US Dollars

  • Taxes Included

INCLUDES

  • Park Fees

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Equipment

MAYFLOWER BOCAWINA NATIONAL PARK

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

The Mayflower Bocawina National Park is located in the southern district of Stann Creek, Belize. It is approximately an hour and a half drive from Placencia and 12 miles from the Garifuna village of Hopkins. Established as a national park in 2001, this beautiful area offers over 7000 acres of pristine tropical rainforest, waterfalls and evidence of an ancient Mayan City.

1. Hiking in the Mayflower Bocawina National Park

With an experienced local guide, it is a great way to learn about the flora and fauna of the rainforest. One of the most popular hikes is the challenging trail to the top of Antelope Falls.  Other hikes include the easier trail to Bocawina Falls where you can also take a refreshing swim and relax in the waterfall pools below.

2. Birding with an Experienced Local Guide

With over 200 different species of birds that have been registered inside the park (Such as toucans, trogons, oreoles, woodpeckers, owls, tanagers, kiskadees, hummingbirds, curassows, kingfishers, tityras and more). Whether you are new to birding or are passionately interested in birds, a guided birding adventure in the park is a wonderful way to explore the area.

3. Zip-line - Time to Soar Above the Trees

One of the most popular ways to explore the Mayflower Bocawina National Park is by Zip-line. You can explore the pristine rainforest canopy from a whole new perspective on the longest Zip-line in Belize with 14 platforms and 9 different runs. The complete course is 2.5 miles long with the longest single run being 2,300 feet. This is a fun activity that the entire family can enjoy.

4. Rappelling - Experience an Exhilarating Waterfall Rappel

Offers the only guided waterfall rappelling in Belize and it’s a great activity for any skill level. You can choose to rappel down Antelope Falls with a drop of 250 feet or the family friendly Bocawina Falls. Rappel the jungle walls of the waterfalls from 100ft or 1000ft down, Bocawina offers the perfect activities for you, all under the direction of well-trained guides.


5. Discover an Ancient Mayan City

The Mayflower Bocawina National Park is famous for evidence of an ancient Mayan City. There are three Mayan sites located in the park, all of which are still under excavation by the Mayflower Archaeology Project. Archaeologists predict once the excavation is complete the Mayflower site will rank as one of the largest in Belize.


Exploring this rainforest preserve and its waterfalls are part of that Belize Adventure!


Depending on which of the tours you chose to do while visiting the Bocawina National Park it can be combined with Serpon Sugar Mill.

DURATION

Departure time at 8:00 am and returning time around 4:00 pm.

ATTIRE

  • Long pants

  • T-Shirt with long sleeves

  • Insect repellent

  • Sunscreen

  • Hiking or tennis shoes

  • Swimwear

Suitable for anyone 3-6, will zip with a guide. Min weight: 80 lbs. for small Waterfall & 100lbs for big waterfall.

RECOMMENDED AGE

Suitable for anyone 3 & above

LUNCH

Included

NOTES

Ask about the Waterfall Rappelling, Extreme Adventure package.

PRICE

  • 1 GUEST: $640.00

  • 2+ GUEST: $320.00

  • 4+ GUEST: $280.00

  • All prices in US Dollars

  • Taxes Included

INCLUDES

  • Park Fees

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Equipment

COCKSCOMB BASIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY AND JAGUAR PRESERVE

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

This unique sanctuary in southern Belize covers an area of about 150 square miles of tropical forest and is the world's only Jaguar Preserve. Declared a Forest Preserve in 1984 and finally a Jaguar Preserve in 1986, the park is the culmination of many years of work and perseverance by individuals and national and international organizations.


It is a superb place for birding, hiking and possible sightings of wildlife can be found here. Being that’s its located with an area of 128.000 acres this wildlife sanctuary many marked trails great for hiking ranging from easy to challenging and of course there’s a reason it’s called the jaguar preserve, even though it’s almost impossible that you will not get to see one these beautiful animals you will most likely get to see fresh tracks from the previous night hunt. Here you will have lunch and a swim in the river and waterfall.

DURATION

This tour is around 7 hours with scheduled departure at 8:00 am and returning time at 4:30 pm.

ATTIRE

  • Long pants

  • Long sleeves

  • Insect repellent

  • Sunscreen

  • Hiking or tennis shoes

  • Swimwear & extra pair of clothes

RECOMMENDED AGE

Suitable for anyone 6 & above

LUNCH

Included

NOTES

n/a

PRICE

  • 1 GUEST: $330.00

  • 2+ GUEST: $165.00

  • 4+ GUEST: $120.00

  • All prices in US Dollars

  • Taxes Included

INCLUDES

  • Park Fees

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Equipment

SOUTHERN RUINS & RIO BLANCO WATERFALL

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Located in the beautiful foothills of the southern Maya Mountains of the Toledo District in Southern Belize. About an hour and half drive on the southern highway, you will have the choice of either the Nim Li Punit and/or Lubaantun Mayan ruins for your Morning adventure.

Nim Li Punit:

is sometimes known as Big Hat or Top Hat; the name is Kekchi Maya for "Big Hat and gets its name from a carving on the longest of the site’s 26 stelae. The longest stelae is carved with a figure wearing a large headdress and, at a length of 30 feet, is the longest discovered in Belize and one of the tallest in the Maya world. Nim Li Punit is situated in the foothills of the southern Maya Mountains.

Lubaantun:

is known as "Place of the Fallen Stones" in Maya. This archaeological site is quite peculiar as the style of architecture is most district, and unusual, from other archaeological sites in Belize. Located in about two miles from the San Pedro Columbia Village.

Rio Blanco Waterfalls:

after enjoying the morning exploring the ancient Mayan Ruin, we will take a drive to this breath-taking place of not more than 50 minutes away to this true source of life, the Rio Blanco Waterfalls is a site to behold. And its waters are very refreshing. Enjoy a tasty lunch while enjoying the view of the waterfall as it plunges 20 ft from a cliff as it lands in the vibrant blue and green pool.

DURATION

With departure at 8:30 am and returning time around 4:30 pm this tour is 8 long.

ATTIRE

  • Long/short pants

  • T-shirt with long sleeves

  • Insect Repellent

  • Sunscreen

  • Hiking or tennis shoes

  • Swim Wear & water shoe (if available)

RECOMMENDED AGE

Suitable for anyone 3 & above

LUNCH

Included

NOTES

Please note waterfall is seasonal

PRICE

  • 1 GUEST: $370.00

  • 2+ GUEST: $150.00

  • 4+ GUEST: $125.00

  • All prices in US Dollars

  • Taxes Included

INCLUDES

  • Park Fees

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Equipment

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