Belize Zoo and Jeep Adventure

Baboon Sanctuary and Jeep Adventure
Price: $205.00
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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.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  7 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great road trip and food
February 04, 2023
Gabriel our guide was outstanding. Always letting us know about the country and what we were seeing. It was just our family (4 adults) and him so the tour is very personal. The zoo was nice - he knew where to find the animals so we didn't waste a lot of time looking. The jeep excursion was fun and was truly off road. We had 2 jeeps-our 23 yr old daughter drove 1 and Gabriel drove the other so that was fun for her. The cave was interesting as well. Lunch was great-prepared by local ladies. I would recommend this tour as it gets you away from the tourist port and you can really see the countryside out of the city.
Reviewer: Linda Harms
5 Stars
Unique Experience
December 28, 2021
We enjoyed the tour very much. The Belize Zoo hosts many native animals that you don't get to see anywhere else. You get to stand next to the Jaguar and Happy Eagles. The Jeep adventure was excellent. We get to drive in the jungle and see a cave up in the mountains. Then we were served with delicious local food as lunch. This is our second time to Belize. Absolutely LOVE it! Last but not least, the local people take COVID seriously and many steps are set up to make sure people are safe. Thanks to our guide Gabriel, we enjoyed every single minutes.
Reviewer: Ben
5 Stars
Awesome tour, so happy
February 05, 2020
This trip was extremely fun! Our first stop at the zoo was fantastic! Loved the animals and such a great zoo. The Jeep ride through the jungle was adventurous, never did off reading to this extent! The cave tour was way better than I expected, loved walking all over in there! Our Brazilian lunch tasted great even as I am a picky eater, ate it all! Having Gabriel as our tour guide was the best part!!! Our ride to the destinations included lots of info of the area, so it was like we got a city tour bonus trip thrown in! Overall excellent time and very happy!!
Reviewer: Mike Betzler
5 Stars
Great Excursion
August 02, 2019
This excursion was great! We loved our tour guide. He was very informative and the Belize Zoo was awesome. The Jeep tour was exceptional and the cave was great. Nice lunch on a relaxing farm. Would do this again! We loved Belize and it was due to this excursion.
Reviewer: Gina White
5 Stars
Best time ever!!
March 20, 2019
Such an awesome experience! You will not regret it!! I don’t think any other excursion will beat this one! The Zoo is awesome and the Jeep tour is so cool too! You get to go into a really awesome cave that will leave you speechless!!! You also get a lunch provided in a village and the food is so good! Love it all so much and I would do it again!!!
Reviewer: Katelyn Koski
5 Stars
An Excellent Adventure!
March 06, 2019
This adventure was quite amazing! We arrived in the port and were picked up by our very knowledge guide. From there we took the trip to our first stop, the Belize Zoo. There were lots of great animals to see, and they will all surprise you. Then we took our Jeep adventure that took us through the Jungle of Belize and through an old cave location. We ended the trip with the perfect lunch that was hand made for us. The local cuisine was specaticular! All in all I could not recommend this trip more. You will not regret it.
Reviewer: Michael M.
5 Stars