Belize is a small country with a lush landscape brimming with wildlife, birds, and beautiful flowering plants. If you’re traveling to Belize and want to explore all the best that the jungle has to offer, be sure to include one or all of these fantastic jungle tours to your itinerary:
One of the best introductions to the majesty and beauty of the jungles of Belize is with a guided garden walk. For 60 minutes, you’ll be introduced to one of the largest collections of indigenous orchids (the national flower of Belize), bromeliads, ferns, and other amazing plants that thrive in this country. Participants can learn about the many spice plants that add flavor to dishes as well as taste rare fruits like the cacao (the plant that is used to make chocolate). Popular with both young and old, touring the botanical gardens is a great introduction to biology and botany.
More than 500 species of birds have been recorded in Belize and the Audubon Society has classified no fewer than seven different Important Bird Areas in the country. Starting early in the morning, participants will be accompanied to some of the best spots to observe birds in their native habitats, including several endangered species.
Depending on weather and local conditions, it’s possible to spot over 100 different avian species during the tour!
Approximately 80% of the denizens of the jungles of Belize are nocturnal. The best way to see elusive animals like gibnuts, wild boar, tarantulas, and other exotic creatures is with a guided tour using local experts. Not for the faint of heart, a night safari is the best way to truly learn about the fauna that lives in the lush jungles of Belize.
Using quarter horses and mixed-breed mounts, equestrians can explore the beauty and wonders of nature hidden in the quiet depths of the jungle. Using sturdy mounts, equestrians can follow jungle trails, discover ancient Maya ruins, and watch the animals and birds of the jungle from the unique vantage point of being on horseback.
One of the top adventures in Belize is known as zip lining. After climbing up to platforms high in the canopy, zip line participants sail through the jungle along a series of metal cables that are hundreds of feet long. Although zip lining delivers a powerful adrenaline rush, safety precautions and expert guides make this a very safe experience.
For those who truly want to live out their Indiana Jones fantasies, nothing beats a jungle quest expedition. For four days and three nights, participants will have their survival skills tested as they forage, build shelter, and learn to navigate the thick foliage and wildlife in the lush jungles of Belize. For those who manage to complete the quest, a certificate will be awarded.