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Placencia Tours



 The following tours are not included in our inclusive packages but are available upon request.


Placencia Visit and Shopping Experience
Belize Tours - BirdwatchingAfter an hour and a half drive from the resort, you will arrive in Placencia Village. Placencia has many things to offer such as local gift shops, an art gallery, many restaurants and beautiful beaches. Enjoy walking on Placencia’s Main Street sidewalk which is 4,071 feet long and 4 feet wide. It has earned the distinction as the World’s Narrowest Street in the Guinness Book of World Records! 

Our guide points out some of the favorite spots and either gives you the freedom to walk around by yourself or will join you offering a guided tour for the day. 

Timetable: By Request, 24 hr notice needed
Duration: 6 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Departure: 10:00 a.m.
Remember to bring: Sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, camera, comfortable walking shoes

The Belize Zoo and Blue Hole National Park

Belize Tours - Birdwatching An hour and forty five minutes away from Belizean Dreams is where you will find amid lush vegetation, the Belize Zoo. Enjoy a close-up view of the local fauna, which includes over 150 animals such as jaguars, monkeys, toucans, scarlet macaws, tapir, snakes and many more in their natural surroundings. Take as many pictures as you would like! Your professional tour guide will answer your questions and will make the day most enjoyable for you and your family.
 
We then we proceed with a 30 minutes drive to the Blue Hole National Park. A stairway leads down through the forest, and birds can often be seen resting on over-hanging vines, especially emerald green Jacamars and Blue-crowned Marmots. Also look out for a variety of hummingbirds, the Scarlet-rumped Tanager and listen for the Nightingale Wren. 

Timetable: By Request, 24 hr notice needed
Duration: Approximately 8 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Departure: 7:00 am
Remember to bring: bug repellent, hat, long pants, swimsuit, towel, camera, and sturdy hiking shoes. 

JUNGLE HORSEBACK RIDING TOUR

Belize Tours - BirdwatchingBelize Tours - Horseback riding. Ride on trails where the Maya once traveled and view the tropical jungle with our trained guides. We offer friendly horses and a short riding lesson before setting off into the wilds of Belize.

Our half day tour begins with a brief ride through fragrant orange groves continuing into the mysterious greenery of the tropical rain forest. This area is directly adjacent to the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve. A new world envelops us as we ride under the canopy of vine-entangled palms accompanied by the call of exotic birds. Ride through the forest of silver pimento palms, pines and kapok trees with their huge trunks. Finally we arrive at a pristine spot on the Sittee River where we will stop for a cool refreshing swim beneath the jungle vines. After the swim, we will continue our ride through the rain forest and back to our starting point.

Timetable: By Request, 24 hr notice needed
Duration: Approximately 3-4 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Departure: 8:00 a.m. or 1 p.m. 
Remember to bring: Bug repellent, hat, long pants, bathing suit, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes.

Black Hole Drop

Belize Tours - BirdwatchingThe “Mother of all Caves”... Actun Loch Tunich! Start with a vigorous hike up into the foothills of the Maya Mountains to the mouth of the cave. The edge of the Actun Loch Tunich sink hole sits over 300 feet above the basin below, 200 feet above the rain forest canopy that grows out from the sink hole basin.

Our fully trained caving guides rig a system of rappelling ropes for your descent to the basin below. The first 10 feet provides the adrenaline, the next 200 feet provides an unforgettable experience and sights to behold, and the last 100 feet takes you down through the rain forest canopy. The sink hole is not actually black, but you can't see the bottom from where you start. Once you're at the bottom you rest with a delicious picnic lunch. The next question is...how do we get you out??? Climb of course! 

Timetable: By Request, 24 hr notice needed
Duration: Approximately 8 hours
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
Departure: 7:00 am
Remember to bring: Bug repellent, hiking boots or tennis shoe, long pants (shorts and sandals not allowed).

Sittee river nature cruise

The Sittee River Tour takes you down the Sittee River, which is one of the deepest and most scenic rivers in Belize. The Sittee River was the main route used in sugar export when the sarpon sugar mill was in operation in the early 1900s. Your path along the river will take you through a series of both small rapids and on peaceful waters. Along the way you will see a variety of birds such as the white egret, herons, hawks, kingfishers, hummingbirds or toucans to name a few. Iguanas usually adorn the overhanging trees and occasionally you can view and listen to howler monkeys. Optional stops along the way include swimming in the river, checking for crocodile resting on the banks of a nearby lagoon, and encircling a natural island of fruit trees. 

Another option is to view the Sittee River at sunset! Let the sinking sun’s colors romance you and your partner as your captain takes you on a pleasant evening cruise. The birds will be singing to you while you are sipping your wine and nibbling on your deliciously prepared snacks.

Timetable: By Request, 24 hr notice needed
Duration:    
Difficulty: Moderate 
Departure: 8:00a.m
Remember to bring: bug repellent, shorts, t-shirts, bathing suit, towels and tennis shoes with a good tread, or hiking boots


monkey river tour

A visit to Monkey River is truly a unique experience. 

Around 8 am, your guide will pick you up by boat, and you travel through the lagoon and in among the red mangrove fringe forest along the coast, habitat of the manatee and many species of birds. Most of the trip is in protected waters and will be relatively smooth. It takes about 35 minutes to reach the mouth of the river.

The guide points out numerous iguanas, turtles and birds as you motor slowly up river. Not long into the trip the jungle erupts with the bizarre sounds of the Black Howler Monkey as the troupes communicate with each other to declare their territory. Nothing you read could prepare you for the adventure of hearing these monkeys for the first time; you just have to experience it!

An hour into the trip, disembark to venture into the jungle and "see the howlers close up."Learn about the different plants and trees as your guide cuts a new trail and wanders (sometimes through water) further from the river. The sound of a troupe of howler monkeys as they burst out in a raucous chorus tingles the hair on the back of your neck! It's hard to believe an animal that weighs 35 pounds can sound as big as an elephant.

Return to the mouth of the river and Monkey River Village for a genuine Creole lunch. After lunch you will take a guided tour through the small village before boarding the boat to start the trip back to the resort. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this tour! 

Timetable: By Request, 24 hr notice needed
Duration: Approximately 6 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Departure: 7:00 am
Remember to bring: bug repellent, hiking boots or tennis shoe, hat, long pants, camera, binoculars and money for souvenirs.

Monkey River & Placencia Experience Tour

After an hour and a half drive from the resort, you will arrive in Placencia Village. Placencia has many things to offer such as local gift shops, an art gallery, many restaurants and beautiful beaches. Enjoy walking on Placencia’s Main Street sidewalk which is 4,071 feet long and 4 feet wide. It has earned the distinction as the World’s Narrowest Street in the Guinness Book of World Records!
  
Our guide points out some of the favorite spots and either gives you the freedom to walk around by yourself or will join you offering a guided tour.

Then you will be taken by boat to visit Monkey River. It is truly a unique experience.
 
You will travel through the lagoon and in among the red mangrove fringe forest along the coast, habitat of the manatee and many species of birds. Most of the trip is in protected waters and will be relatively smooth. It takes about 35 minutes to reach the mouth of the river.

The guide points out numerous iguanas, turtles and birds as you motor slowly up river. Not long into the trip the jungle erupts with the bizarre sounds of the Black Howler Monkey as the troupes communicate with each other to declare their territory. Nothing you read could prepare you for the adventure of hearing these monkeys for the first time; you just have to experience it!

An hour into the trip, disembark to venture into the jungle and "see the howlers close up."Learn about the different plants and trees as your guide cuts a new trail and wanders (sometimes through water) further from the river. The sound of a troupe of howler monkeys as they burst out in a raucous chorus tingles the hair on the back of your neck! It's hard to believe an animal that weighs 35 pounds can sound as big as an elephant.

Return to the mouth of the river and Monkey River Village for a genuine Creole lunch. After lunch you will take a guided tour through the small village before boarding the boat to start the trip back to the resort. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this tour! 

Timetable: By request, 24 hour notice needed
Duration: Approximately 7 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Departure: 7:00 am
Remember to bring: Sunscreen, bug repellent, hiking boots or tennis shoe, hat, long pants, camera, binoculars and money for souvenirs

Contact us now to experience this Placencia tour