Jaguar Reserve (Cockscomb)

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Adventure, Inland
Departs From
Placencia
Intensity Level
Easy
$
80
/ Person
Trusted Provider
  • Secure Online Payment
  • No Booking Fees
Jason H
Response rate: 
88%
Response time:
49 minutes
Location Information
Departure:
Placencia
About Listing
Features:
Forest Reserve, Nature Trails, Tropical forest
Description
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is recognized internationally as the world’s first jaguar preserve. It is also known for its spectacular waterfalls, mountain views, nature trails, and rich diversity of neo-tropical birds and the occasional encounter of land animals such as Gibnutt, coatimundi, and various wildlife.
This adventure requires a 1 hour + mins drive from Placencia where we stop at a Mayan Village where one can purchase traditional Mayan Art. A 6 miles off road drive follows before arriving at the reserve, where we commence our tour with a nature hike looking for wildlife, discovering medicinal plants and learning about the Park’s history & efforts to save Jaguar. Afterward, guests can enjoy a refreshing tube-float down the river for almost an hour and a hike to a waterfall for an invigorating swim in its cool mountain waters.
 
Suitable for:
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Recommended Age Range:
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Bug Spray
  • Towel
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Swimming Clothes
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Minimum:
4 people
Minimum number of people.
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Per
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Person
$
80
Add-ons
The total cost of the options you choose will be added to the total cost of the tour.
Per
Name
Price
Description
PersonChocolate Tour
$
30
Combine with Chocolate Tour for additional $30.00 PP
Itinerary
Activity
Description
Time
Duration
Tour LayoutTour requires 1 hour drive, once at the reserve we hike for 20 with tubes before getting in the water for like an hour. Once completed we hike for 25 mins to a small waterfall for a swim. We drive 20 mins to a nearby restaurant for Lunch.8:00 AM8 hrs
Activities
Hiking
Nature Walks
River Tubing
Sightseeing
Swimming
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Daily
Provider
Truly Wild Belize is a small-scale, idealistic, Belizean-owned travel organization with a passion for eco-tourism. We proudly tailor unique and exciting tours revolving around your ... morepersonal wants, needs, and expectations. Opting for our tour means opting for culture and nature, contact with locals, and freedom and flexibility throughout your adventure in Belize.
Tour Operator License:
TO 06-104
Account Type:
Tour Operator
Languages:
English
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Flexible
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be refunded 70% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Top notch guide
Our guide was born and raised in Belize and was incredibly knowledgeable. He was witty as hell and knew everything that one would expect a guide to know, and a wholleeeeee lot more! His English was top notch. He also spoke Mayan and at least two other languages. As he drove us through the reserve in a very comfortable can with AC, he talked to us about the ancient Mayans and how they used all the ... more resources the land naturally offers. He talked to us about the medicinal properties each plant, animal, and bug had. He really enriched our lives with the culture, even for just a day. We tasted termites, berries, local water from the waterfall. He explained how ancient Mayans used ants to seal wounds. He showed us which tree leaves they used to craft carrying bags. We rafted down the river in the preserve, admiring the beauty the whole way. We hiked through the jungle. It was around 30 minutes of moderate hiking with reasonable elevation gain in some areas. Wear appropriate shoes (no flip flops.). Plenty of places to rest if you're not fit. We enjoyed the cocoa farm tour and would absolutely recommend the addition. Between the preserve and the cocoa farm, it was an entire day. 8am to 3pm and we loved every moment of it.
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