Baboon Sanctuary and Jeep Adventure

Baboon Sanctuary and Jeep Adventure
Price: $192.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Local snacks, Beverages, Lunch
Recommended Dress Comfortable, seasonal lightweight clothing. Closed toe walking shoes. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Restrictions Maximum guest weight is 300 lbs. Guests should be physically fit in order to participate fully. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Baboon Sanctuary and Jeep Adventure

Your Belize excursion begins at the Community Baboon Sanctuary nestled in the Belizean rainforest.

This grassroots animal sanctuary contains more than 2,000 Black Howler Monkeys who are lovingly referred to as Baboons by the locals, given their immense size. These monkeys typically live in groups of 7 to 9 members and their loud howls can be heard up to 5km away.

Walk along the sanctuary trails and watch the monkeys in their natural habitat as your guide shares interesting facts about these magnificent animals. While here you will also learn about the various plants and how they were used medicinally by the Mayans as well as by modern day residents.

Your Belize tour continues to Hattieville, a community born of displaced families following the aftermath of Hurricane Hattie in 1961. After a brief safety meeting and overview of road rules you will board a Jeep for an exciting ride through the country!

Take the wheel and blaze through the pine savannah and lush forest as you head to the foothills of the Maya Mountains. Thanks to the merging of these distinct ecosystems you can see a variety of plants and wildlife including more than 500 species of birds. Keep your eyes peeled for the Jabiru Stork, yellow headed Parrots and the Keel-billed Toucan, the national bird of Belize. You might also get to see bats, jaguars, ocelots and pumas. Check the trees for orchid sightings including the famed Black Orchid.

Midway through your adventure you will stop to see a cave system where you will discover how they were formed and used by various cultures including the Mayans. Exit the forest trail near the Sibun River then drive back to headquarters to enjoy a delicious, traditional Belizean lunch.

After your meal you can relax in a hammock or enjoy a swim in the river before your return back to port.

This popular tour sells out fast! Reserve your spot now to see the famed Black Howler Monkeys in person.

Please Note: Guests should be physically fit to participate in this 5.5-hour tour. Maximum weight for guests is 300 lbs. No wheelchair access available.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  8 ReviewsReview This Tour
Fantastic time, Gabriel is the best!
October 21, 2019
We had such a great time at the monkey sanctuary and the Jeep adventure was really amazing. You actually drive through the jungle to get to the cave. Gabriel was our guide, and he was an expert on everything, and handled every part of the adventure! I highly recommend this excursion, and lunch was super good too. Bring bug spray!
Reviewer: Valerie Wallace
5 Stars
Awesome Adventure
September 05, 2019
Robby (tour guide) was extremely polite ,friendly and knowledgeable about Belize, we got close and personal with the baboons and he then took us on the Jeep adventure and into a cave , the scenery was gorgeous , I strongly recommend this trip , it is an unforgettable experience ....Thanks Robby
Reviewer: Jaime
5 Stars
Baboon sanctuary and Jeep tour
April 17, 2019
The Baboon sanctuary was wonderful. The monkeys came down from the trees to be fed. The whole excursion was a great adventure. Gabriel was great and taught us a lot about Belize. Would recommend this excursion highly.
Reviewer: JG
5 Stars
Fun day!!! Great tour guides!
February 20, 2019
Gabriel was a very informative and fun tour guide.
Reviewer: Harris
5 Stars
Excellent tour
February 20, 2019
Great guide for off beaten path tour!
Reviewer: Ellen clothier
5 Stars
Great time!
July 30, 2018
Outstanding excursion! Seeing the wild monkeys up close and personal was truly amazing! They would eat the food right out of my hand, and I was able to touch them! Taking the Jeep off roading and exploring the cave was a blast as well! You get to see parts of Belize that no one else does. My tour guide Gabriel was phenomenal, outgoing, and very knowledgeable on all things Belize. You experience the real deal! Highly recommend!
Reviewer: James
5 Stars