Wildlife and Scenic River Tours

Belize Jungle River and Inland Tours

Belize is well known for the conservation of its vast rainforest. There is no better way to delve into this untouched jungle than on our Wild and Scenic River Tours. On these river tours and with the help of our knowledgeable guides there is an increased possibility of spotting numerous wildlife species. Be with animals in their natural habitat as you flow around our winding rivers.

Monkey River Tour
Specialty Tour

An enticing tour of Monkey River awaits


Travel the Monkey River via boat to explore this extensive mangrove and wildlife habitat for monkeys, manatees, dolphins, tropical birds, and the occasional crocodile.


Begin your tour by riding through a lagoon surrounded by red mangroves along the coast of Belize. Here, be on the lookout for endangered manatees. As you reach the mouth of the Monkey River, your guide will point out numerous iguanas, turtles, and birds as you motor slowly up the river. Don’t be startled when you hear the bizarre sounds of the Black Howler Monkey as they communicate with each other to declare their territory. Nothing you read could ever prepare you for hearing these monkeys for the first time; you just have to experience it!

 

Venture deeper into the jungle in the hopes of seeing the howler monkeys close up. Learn about the different plant and tree species as your guide leads the way along the nature trail (sometimes through water) further away from the river. The sound of a troop of howler monkeys as they burst out in a raucous chorus will tingle the hair on the back of your neck as you move along. It’s hard to believe that an animal that weighs only 30 pounds can sound as big as an elephant.

As your tour comes to an end, return to the mouth of the river and stop in at Monkey River Village for a genuine Creole lunch. After lunch, board the boat for your return.

 

Timetable: 24 hours noticed required
Departure Time: 7:00am
Return Time: 4:00pm
Travel Time: 60 minutes
Included: transportation, packed lunch, and taxes & fees


What to bring: bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes or tennis shoes, water bottles, and power/granola bars, and money for souvenirs

 

This is a specialty tour:

The Monkey River Tour is not included in our all inclusive packages.

 

Pricing:
US$160 per person (2 person minimum)

 

Inland Blue Hole and The Belize Zoo
Specialty Tour

Discover the sapphire waters of the inland blue hole.


Start your day off by driving to the Belize Zoo to enjoy a close-up view of our local fauna in their natural surroundings which include over 150 animals such as jaguars, monkeys, toucans, scarlet macaws, tapirs, snakes, and many more. Feel free to take pictures and ask our professional tour guides any questions you may have.


Proceed to the Blue Hole National Park along the Hummingbird Highway on your way back to Hopkins. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the sapphire blue waters of the Inland Blue Hole, a sinkhole fed by an underground river. Upon arriving, take a short 15-minute hike to witness the bright hues of the sinkhole piercing through the green foliage. Beams of sunlight penetrate the thick jungle canopy above and reflect off the glass-like surface of the water. Birds are often seen resting on the over-hanging vines, specifically the jacamars and blue-crowned marmots. Look out for a variety of hummingbirds like the scarlet-rumped tanager and listen for the nightingale wren.

This sinkhole was formed by the collapse of an underground limestone cave. The pool itself lies at the bottom of this large depression in the jungle. From ground level it drops about 100 feet to the surface of the water and after which the water drops to 25 feet into an underground cave system. A thrilling yet refreshing swimming experience, you don’t want to miss visiting the Inland Blue Hole!

Timetable: 24 hours noticed required
Departure Time: 7:00am
Return Time: 5:00pm
Travel Time: 110 minutes
Included: transportation, packed lunch, and taxes & fees

What to bring: bug repellent, hat, camera, sturdy hiking shoes or tennis shoes, swimwear, towel, water bottles, and power/granola bars

This is a specialty tour:
The Inland Blue Hole and Belize Zoo Tour is not included in our all inclusive packages.

Pricing:
US$250 per person (2 person minimum)
Sittee River Romantic Cruise
Specialty Tour

Experience Belize’s picturesque sunset on a romantic river cruise.


Travel on one of the longest and deepest rivers in Belize as you spend time with your soul mate while listening to the chirp of birds and sounds of other wildlife. Bask in the cool Caribbean breeze and watch the sinking sun’s colors fade away into the horizon as your captain guides you along on your sunset cruise. Simply relax in the arms of your loved one while guzzling on fresh fruits and snacks while sipping wine, all served by your own private waiter.


Timetable: 24 hours noticed required
Departure Time: 5:00 pm
Return Time: 7:00pm
Travel Time: 10 minutes
Included: transportation, bottle of wine, crackers & cheese, private waiter, fruits, and taxes & fees

What to bring: bug repellent, camera, towels, and water bottles

This is a specialty tour:

The Sittee River Romantic Cruise is not included in our all inclusive packages.


Pricing:
US$300 per couple (2 person maximum)
Sittee River Nature Tour
Sittee River Nature Tour
Specialty Tour

Discover nature on a river cruise


Take a scenic and relaxing cruise on one of the longest and deepest rivers in Belize as you spend time spotting a variety of birds, animals, and the occasional howler monkey. Your path along the river will take you through a series of both small rapids and peaceful waters. Along the way, be sure to notice the large mangroves as Sittee River has some of the tallest and most diverse mangroves in the region. A birdwatchers bliss, keep your eyes peeled for white egrets, herons, hawks, kingfishers, hummingbirds, and toucans to name a few. Listen out for howler monkeys as you behold the sites of nature.


Timetable: 24 hours noticed required
Departure Time: 9:00am
Return Time: 12:00pm
Travel Time: 10 minutes
Included: transportation, packed lunch, and taxes & fees

What to bring: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes, swimwear, towels, water bottles, and power/granola bars

This is a specialty tour:
The Sittee River Nature Tour is not included in our all inclusive packages.

Pricing:
US$120 per person (2 person minimum)


Scheduled tours are included in various all-inclusive packages

Specialty Tours are not included in our all inclusive packages but can be booked separately by guests.

The resort has many tours available for its guests. We took advantage of six of them, which included river cruises (one a sunset cruise up the Sittee River and the other a wildlife and jungle adventure cruise up the Monkey River where we saw monkeys, iguanas and a variety of birds) - TripAdvisor user

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