This tour introduces you to Belize’s wildlife. You’ll explore jungle rivers and take an educational trip to the Belize Zoo.
- 8 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 6:45 AM, 7:15 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Your tour begins with a boat ride up the New River. Guides serve breakfast as you keep an eye out for crocodiles on the riverbanks. After you arrive at the dock, you’ll take a bus to the Belize Zoo, which provides shelter for monkeys, exotic birds, as well as some of Belize’s extremely rare big cats, like jaguars, ocelots, and cougars.
After the zoo, your tour continues to the Caves Branch River. Once you arrive, you’ll have a picnic lunch. Then you’ll take an inner tube out on the river—as you float through the caves you’ll illuminate their interiors with your trusty headlamp.
The Belize Zoo is a small non-profit zoo that serves as a home to orphaned, injured, and rehabilitated animals that can no longer survive in the wild. Founded in 1983, the zoo has played an important educational role – it has taught both local residents and tourists about native Belize wildlife and the critical role these animals play in the ecosystem.
What to Bring
Bathing suit, comfortable water shoes, sunscreen, and bug spray.
Guided tour, equipment, and lunch.
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Similar things to do
Cave tubing and a visit to the Belize Zoo will bring you face-to-face with Belize’s incredible outdoors. First you’ll visit the Belize City Zoo, which is known for its rehabilitation programs for endangered animals. Then you’ll head to the Caves Branch River, where you will ride on an inner tube through the ancient caves of the Maya
Actun Tunichil Muknal cave is the doorway to Xibalba, the Maya underworld. This cave contains ceramics and human skeletons that have fused with the walls of the cave. The most famous of these remains is the Crystal Maiden, a skeleton of a young woman believed to have been a sacrifice. Her bones are now partially covered with the sparkling build-up of cave sediment.
We begin by making our way to the mainland & up the Belize River. Along the way as we serve breakfast keep an eye out to spot crocodiles, iguanas & possibly manatees.