Rainforest Expedition

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Adventure
Cultural | Educational
Inland
Nature
Departs From
Placencia
Intensity Level
Moderate
Attraction(s)
Cockscomb Basin
$
85
-
$
110
/ Person
$
85
/ Group
Trusted Provider
Iris R
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Location Details
Departure:
Placencia
About Listing
Features:
Tropical forest
Highlights
  • hike well established trails
  • spectacular view of the jungle
  • swim at a waterfall
  • opportunity of wildlife spotting
  • river tubing on gentle river
  • amazing photo ops
  • knowledgeable local guide
Description
Experience the Rainforest while you explore the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. The world’s first reserve of its kind! Through Dr. Alan Rabinowitz's ecological studies conducted between 1982 and 1984, it was observed that the Cockscomb Basin contained the highest population density of Jaguars ever recorded. Therefore in 1984, the area was initially declared a forest reserve with a “No Hunting” ordinance to protect the large Jaguar population and their habitat. It was later declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1986.

While at the preserve, we hike well-established trails through the rainforest learning about the flora and fauna. Along the way, one may see evidence of Jaguars and other mammals such as Howler Monkeys, Tapir or Peccaries (wild pigs). The preserve is also a haven to over 300 bird species making it an added attraction to the avid Bird Watcher. We will also have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim at one of the waterfalls’ pools and for the more adventurous will allow additional time to trek to the summit for a spectacular panoramic view of the basin. After a picnic lunch we gather “inner tubes” and life vest, proceed to South Stann Creek River to finish our expedition tubing down the gentle river while taking in the scenery and spotting wildlife and more birds.
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Recommended Age Range:
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • park fees
  • picnic lunch & natural juice
  • drinking water
  • fully guided tour
  • all gear for river tubing
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • hiking shoes/ runners/ water shoes
  • soft clothing of choice
  • swim wear & towel
  • change of clothing
  • bug spray
  • sunscreen
  • refillable water bottle
  • binoculars
  • camera
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Capacity:
15 people
Minimum:
2 people
Minimum number of people.
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Per
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Description
Person
$
110
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Person
$
95
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Person
Group
$
85
7 or more
Itinerary
Activity
Description
Duration
drive to sitepart paved and part off road1 hours each way
hiking and swimming at waterfallhike moderate to difficulty uneven jungle terrain to waterfall for swimming and to summit2 hours
picnic lunchwe allow enough time to indulge in a traditional Belizean picnic style meal1 hour
river tubingincludes a hike with your tubes to the entrance and exit, float downstream on a gentle shallow river2 hours
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
Comfortable and Air Conditioned units
 
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Start Time
Duration
Daily7:00 AM7 hours
Provider
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Account Type:
Tour Operator
Tagline:
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Languages:
Creole, English, Spanish
Tour Operator License:
TO 05-086
Frequently Asked Questions
Totally?
There are restroom/changing rooms onsite and time is allowed for the use of the facilities.
Our vehicles are our lockers for the day.
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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