Community Baboon Sanctuary

Type of Attraction
Nature Reserve

  • Howler Monkeys
  • Nature & Hiking

About Location
The Community Baboon Sanctuary is the first of its kind in Belize. The sanctuary opened is doors on the 23rd of February, 1985.

The sanctuary is runned by a Non Governmental, community base organization managed by the Women's Conservation Group (Local women from the area). The sanctuary holds about 4,000-5,000 black Howler Monkeys. The population of Howler Monkey has increase since the start of the sanctuary. 

The monkeys at the sanctuary have become used to visitors and, as a result, you are able to get closer than usual to them.
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Tours & Shuttles
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Departs From:
Belize City
Altun Ha dates back to 200 B.C. and covers an area of 44 acres. The site is rich with wildlife like armadillos, bats, coati, tapir, foxes, and white-tailed deer. 200 species of birds ... moreand even crocodiles inhabit the large Maya-made water reservoir. This city was a very wealthy ceremonial center which is evidenced by the excavation of the famous jade head.
In the village of Bermudian landing, the people have established a special relationship with the black howler monkeys. It took years to foster this relationship of trust with the monkeys and now visitors can actually come face to face with these friendly creatures.

Departure time is 8:00 - 8:30 am
From Belize City

Things to wear:
comfortable walking shoes, comfortable athletic clothes, sun block.

**Price of a ferry from islands to tour starting point in Belize City can be a lot less if guests opt for us to purchase the ferry tickets for them.**
/ Adult
Departs From:
Belize City
Looking for a day tha will make you the envy of everyone on the cruise ship? Hol Chan is one of the oldest marine reserves in Belize. The marine life is healthy and abundant. You will ... morebe surrounded by numerous colorful fish and corals, eagle rays, turtles, eels, barracuda and many more.

Next visit shark ray alley and get your heart pumping as you swim with 10 foot sharks. Nearby when the water temperature is just right you can swim just 10 feet away from a manatee. Stare in amazement as these gentle giants come up for air and look into your eyes with curiosity.

Once the snorkeling is done we head back to Caye Caulker for lunch and some exploring/shopping time. Then we leave Caye Caulker and party all the way back to the city!
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Departs From:
Belize City
Altun Ha is located just 31 miles north of Belize City on a two-mile-long dirt road that connects the site to the Old Northern Highway. It covers an area of about five square miles ... moreand was once a major ceremonial and trading center. Once home to as many as 10,000 inhabitants over a 1,000 year-long period of occupation dating back as early as 200 BC, it was occupied as recently as the 10th century.

Howler monkeys are found only in the rainforests of the Americas. They are the largest monkey in Latin American rainforests growing as high as up to three feet tall when standing and weigh from eight to twenty-two pounds. They have big necks and lower jaws, where their super-sized vocal cords are housed. They live high in the trees and hang from branches by their tails. In order to mark their territory, the howlers make loud vocalizations.
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Your friendly Smart Travel Belize Tour Guide will meet you at the Fort Street Tourism Village in Belize City. After your welcome, your guide will then make his way through Belize City. ... moreExpect to get a brief history about Belize as we make our way to the highway. Enjoy your 45-minute ride on the Phillip Goldson Highway where you will be given a wealth of information about each of the villages. Additionally, see how the locals past their time throughout the day. Upon arriving at the Community Baboon Sanctuary, you will meet one of the local guides who will be conducting the howler monkey tour.

You will be taken along the howler monkey trails where you will be given a brief history of how the Community Baboon Sanctuary came into existence. You will also learn about the Flora and Fauna in the area. Come in contact with different medicinal plants and their benefits that were once used by the Mayas and the locals of today. You will get a close encounter with the Howler Monkeys and hear their loud howl as if you are in the Jurassic Movie.

From there you will make your way back towards Burrell Boom Village where you will make a small stop to do some birding at the Black Orchid Resort. The Black Orchid Resort is the number 1 Resort in the Area and they boast approximately over 100 different species of Birds that visit the property. They also have a Restaurant on the property if you would like to grab a bite or something to drink. You will then Head back to Belize City where your guide will take you back to the Fort Street Tourism Village.


This tour is available to cruise ship passengers and overnight guests.

Hands-on tour.
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