Belize City and Zoo Combo
Get up close and personal with entertaining zoo animals, then visit the main attractions of Belize City including St. John's Cathedral, Government House and the Supreme Court Building.
The fun begins as you step into Belize Zoo's lush 84 acre tropical savanna and discover its unique history. Founded in 1983 as a way to house animals used in documentary films, this national zoo is a popular Belize excursion and has over 150 animals - many of them orphaned, rescued, rehabilitated or received by other zoological institutions. The clean, spacious habitat enclosures allow the animals to live close to their natural environment while allowing you an up close view of them. You will be introduced to the zoo manager and enjoy a brief introduction to the zoo. Watch spider monkeys at play, note the graceful walk of the deer and compare 21 different types of lizards. Several species of native cats call this zoo home, along with bears, lemurs and variety of other exotics.
Once in Belize City you will stop at St. John's Cathedral, the first church in colonial Belize. This historical landmark was built in the early 1800s by slaves using the brick ballasts from ships. Take time at the stately Government House to examine the historical exhibits. At the Supreme Court building look up to see the clock tower. This colonial style structure was erected in 1926 on the grounds of the original courthouse that was destroyed in a fire several years earlier. While in the city enjoy a traditional Belizean lunch as you observe the daily life of locals.
Reserve your spot now for this delightful introduction to the animals of Belize and a good overview of Belize City that is sure to be the highlight of your trip.
The tour was very nice and the guide very knowledgeable; the zoo has only local varieties from the mangrove and is very well integrated in the nature. Our lunch stop at the end was local and DELICIOUS.
Reviewer: Kathy Hamilton
Didn't take the tour.
Reviewer: Christie S
Although it started out frustrating trying to get with our group (we were sent with others snorkeling) but all worked out. Our driver took us to the zoo & even though it rained on the last half it was amazing. She knew all about the animals- where they liked to hide- their names & all about the zoo. On our tour she took us all over & pointed out all the highlights around the city. It was great having someone that lived their all their life to learn about their country. Would definitely recommend- just don’t go during rainy season!
Reviewer: Millie Kauffmann
This was exactly what we were looking for! A great guide in Dorine Jones, who knew her stuff! She told us so much about Belize! Once we made it to the zoo she personally gave us a tour as she knew the animals by name. They seemed to know her voice and came out of hiding when called. Loved seeing to species I never even knew about! Plus she steered us to a great shop for souvenirs. We were back to meet our ship in plenty of time while having a beautiful time in the country of Belize!
Reviewer: mary cole-burbank ca
There were 8 of us that went and 2 were under 2 years old. This was a wodnderful trip and i recommend it for families. We loved the zoo. the meeting place was a little hard to find but we found them.