Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

Type of Attraction
Nature Reserve

  • Tropical Landscape
  • Maya Mountains
  • Streams & Waterfall

About Location
Located in the highlands of the southern zone of western Belize, the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve offers cool temperatures and reveals splendid natural monuments. Within its 300,000 acres of protected pine forests, you will find sites including Thousand Foot Falls, the largest fall of Belize and the Central American region, as well as the cave Rio Frio, a quarter-mile cave, to name a few.

Expeditions can be carried out by mountain bike, on foot or on horseback (horses for hire on site). Venture among the pines to examine the colorful vegetation, various bird species and other animal life such as tapir, cougar, jaguar and ocelot. The Pine Ridge is the region par excellence to reconnect with nature, so enjoy!
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Tours & Shuttles
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Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
This whole day tour includes 4 different attractions 1000 ft fall Rio On Pools Big rock And a stop at Francis Ford Coppola Lodge
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Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
"Renowned for its abundant wildlife, bellowing waterfalls and idyllic pools, the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve is over 100,000 acres of protected forest. Enjoy a day exploring Belize’s ... morelargest national park starting with the Hidden Valley area where you’ll visit the picturesque 1000-foot waterfalls which can be viewed from a lookout deck. At your next stop, you will go on a short hike to Rio Frio Cave, the source of the Rio Frio river and the largest cave entrance in Belize. You will be amazed by the stalactite and stalagmite formations. As soon as you enter you will see huge stalactites hanging from the massive cathedral-like vault which was part of a cave system that the Maya used to bury to their dead.
Your next stop is at Rio On Pools, a series of shimmering natural swimming holes and rock waterslides that allow for cooling relaxation and meditation. Enjoy a water massage from cascading waterfalls that run over a wide riverbed and smooth granite rocks. We take a homemade picnic lunch break at the pools, followed by a short drive to our next destination, the fabulous Big Rock Falls, a 150-foot waterfall on Privassion Creek. After a 20 minutes hike including numerous wooden stairways and climbing over boulders, you will arrive at the bottom where the 150-foot waterfall stands. This waterfall is a sight to behold and after your hike, the cool spray of mist from the waterfall is refreshing as you swim in the clear, deep pool below. "
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Spend 3 days exploring the best of the jungle. You can't go wrong with this adventure package! Day 1 - Pick up and transfer to Kane Villas (includes grocery stop)... more
Day 2 - Visit Caracol Mayan Ruin, Rio Frio Cave & Rio On Pools
Day 3 - Canoe Barton Creek & Zipline or 1000 ft. Falls
Day 4 - Check out and transfer

Mahalo House
May 1 - Nov 30, 2018: $1449
Dec 1 - 14, 2018: $1549
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2019: $1619
Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2019: $1549
May 1 - Nov 30, 2019: $1499
*price is for 2 persons, each additional person is $500

May 1 - Nov 30, 2018: $1399
Dec 1 - 14, 2018: $1499
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2019: $1599
Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2019: $1499
May 1 - Nov 30, 2019: $1449
*price is for 2 persons, each additional person is $500

Additional Details:

9% government hotel tax included in the package.

Round-trip transfer to/from anywhere in Belize City or the International Airport. Elsewhere in the country is subject to an additional charge.

All tours include transportation, tour guide, entrance fees, and lunch.

Groceries not included.

Gratuities not included.

Tours in any package may be substituted - the cost of the package may differ based on changes.

Please note that there is no refund or credit for unused package items.

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Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
We feature safe, reliable and comfortable air-conditioned 15 seat vans and minivans. Call us today to ride in comfort.
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
This is a waterfall lover's dream! There are 3 waterfalls on this trip: The unnamed waterfalls, Rio Frio waterfall and the Twin waterfalls. These beautiful waterfalls are located up ... morein the Vaca Reserve which is about 8.5 miles on the Hydro Road which is about one hour drive from downtown San Ignacio. This is my favorite place in Belize!!

From the time you get on the pontoon boat on your way to the waterfalls, you will be engulfed by the beautiful scenery of the river gorge. While enjoying the scenery we travel slowly on the river bank trying to find some wildlife. Some days we see a lot, some days we don’t see anything. Hence the reason I do not guarantee wildlife but the great adventure, scenery and the waterfalls will always be there. However, you will see images of the wildlife we encounter on the trip many times, however, the wildlife is not guaranteed as it is not a zoo.

You can get to the location where the pontoon boat is waiting for us in two ways. One, you drive all the way down to the river bank. Two, you can hike the recently built trails that pass through the jungle while learning about some the traditional edible and healing plants that were used and still used by the Mayas.
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