Jungle Jeep Adventure
During this Belize shore excursion explore the wonders created by mother nature when you go off-road and hit the dirt paths passing by orchids, wet-lands and jungles and experience the cultural history left behind by the native Indians, the Maya.
Meet your guide and board your transportation as you drive out of Belize City while being provided a brief tour of the area.
Your destination is the community of Hattieville where your jeeps are ready and waiting for you. You will be briefed on safety measures and the rules of the road before setting off for your jungle adventure, following your guide who will always be with you throughout this Belize excursion.
Experience this ecosystem which begins as a pine savannah before turning into a forest leading to the hills that form the beginning of the Maya Mountains. Where these ecosystems meet the plant and wildlife are abundant.
Belize is home to 587 bird species and approximately 20 percent are migrant birds that come from North America to spend the winter months. A few species that you may see could include the Jabiru Stork, yellow headed parrot, yellow headed vulture and the Keel-billed Toucan, Belize's national bird.
You will also learn Belize is home to approximately 140 species of mammals of which approximately 50 percent are bats. This country is also the habitat to 5 felines including the Jaguar, Margay, Ocelot, Jaguarundi and the Puma. There are approximately 250 species of orchids here including the national flower, the black orchid.
Belize is also home to a cave system and your guide will take you to one of these with a stop about midway through your adventure. Learn how the caves were formed and the use of the caves by previous cultures, including the Mayas.
After your stop at the cave, continue down the jungle path before exiting the forest trail near the Sibun River. Begin the drive back to the main headquarters and after arrival be provided a typical Belizean meal and get a taste of the country. After your meal you can relax in a hammock in the main palapa or take a swim in the fresh waters of the Sibun River.
Return to the pier area and your tender in the air-conditioned comfort of your transportation on the approximate 30-minute ride.
So much to say about this fabulously fun tour as well as Alfredo and Jose!! It was fun, adventure, educational and beautiful all in one. The Jeep adventure was an absolute blast, so much laughing, especially from the back seat! The cave and jungle path was so cool and the food delicious served in a gorgeous outdoor setting. It was a perfect day!!
Reviewer: Jeff Martin
Our tour guide, Jose, was super friendly and very informative. On the ride out of the city, he told us all about the city and the country of Belize. When we arrived at the Jeeps, they were in great shape and ready to go. The jungle trail is extremely bumpy, but there isn't any real challenging terrain. We stopped at a small clearing and climbed a cliff to a cave. The entrance is narrow, but its large inside. Jose explained the rock formations, the Mayan beliefs, and showed us some of the wildlife inside. He is extremely knowledgeable. After the cave, we continued through the jungle and to a large farm compound alongside a beautiful jungle river. We were treated to a fantastic home-cooked meal and drinks in a cool outdoor cabana area. Following a tour of the surrounding fruit trees, we headed back through the downtown market district of Belize City and by St. John's Cathedral (1812). I loved this excursion and being away from the tourist areas. Jose is awesome!
Reviewer: William Moran
We met Jose at the dock, he whisked us to his van and off we went to his home to pick up our Jeeps. We soon were off on a gravel trail and the off into the jungle. The "roads" were nothing more than mud ruts through the trees, the Jeeps were capable and a lot of fun. We came to a clearing and climbed a set of roughly cut steps up to a cave. The opening was small, I'm claustrophobic, but the inside was cavernous. It was hot inside, Jose explained since this was a cave above ground it did not cool like the caves below. We then continued our jungle drive, up and down hills, through mud and water, IT WAS A BLAST! We then returned to the drop off point where we were served a delicious Belize inspired lunch. Some of our party went for a swim in the river nearby. It was a great time and I would recommend it to anyone who is adventurous. Keep in mind it is a bit strenuous and the jeep ride is rough, don't go if you have any back or joint issues.
Reviewer: Jeff Jones
My wife and I cruised to Belize on March 8, 2017 and signed up for this tour through our Shipmate app. We had a great time and really enjoyed everything about the tour. Driving the jeeps was fun, the cave was amazing and the post tour lunch was really nice. Even the tour of the city itself was good. One suggestion would be to bring/wear bug spray because you will need it while in the jungle.
Reviewer: Toni Hayward
When I booked this excursion I was a little nervous because there were no reviews. We loved it! If you want a true off road muddin' experience then this is the excursion for you. We had our own private tour. We were the only ones with our tour guide Floyd Ferguson and he was amazing. He gave us a wealth of information and no matter what questions we threw his way he new his facts. My husband had a blast driving the jeep and let me tell you we were deep in water. The jeeps are manual transmission and my husband has had off road driving experience. I do believe if you do not feel comfortable driving your own jeep the guide will drive you.