Belize Zoo and Jeep Adventure

Baboon Sanctuary and Jeep Adventure
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience the best of Belize's wildlife in the renowned Belize Zoo, a sanctuary for over 170 native creatures, and through a thrilling Jeep Adventure.
  • Witness a variety of plants and wildlife as you blaze trails through pine savannahs and lush forests, and ride to the majestic Maya Mountains' foothills.
  • Enjoy an informative excursion about the Zoo's conservation efforts and discover the importance of protecting these animals' natural habitats.
  • Pause your adventure to explore a fascinating cave system used by various cultures including the Mayans, and relish a traditional Belizean lunch.
Price: $205.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours
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.

Belize Zoo and Jeep Adventure

Founded in 1983, the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals that had been used for documentary films about tropical rainforests. This non-profit, non-governmental zoo spans 29 acres and is home to more than 170 native animals.

During this informative Belize excursion you will receive an introduction to these magnificent animals and discover why it is critical to protect their natural habitats. Find out about this remarkable zoo's conservation programs as well as their efforts to educate residents about the spectacular flora and fauna that are native to their country.

From there you will make your way to Hattieville, a community born of displaced families following the aftermath of Hurricane Hattie in 1961. You will receive a brief safety meeting and overview of road rules then it's time to board a Jeep for a ride like no other!

During this Belize excursion, blaze over trails, through the pine savannah and lush forest as you ride to the foothills of the Maya Mountains. The merging of these distinct ecosystems provides you the opportunity to 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. Throughout this Belize, tour check the trees for orchid sightings including the famed Black Orchid.

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

While here, relax in a hammock or enjoy a swim in the river before your return back to port.

If you love animals and nature, then this is the tour for you! Sign up now to get up close and personal with the native animals of Belize.

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