Tiger Fern Water Fall Hike

Your Land Rover adventure departs the Sittee River Marina where you will begin travelling by Land Rover through Sittee Village along the scenic river. We exit the village on to the Southern Highway heading south for about three miles before we make turn on the Old Fire Lookout road. The road that leads up to the Watch Tower is rough terrain and it’s a steady climb to the top. Once on the top, we will disembark the land rover to start our hiking to the waterfall. Some part of this climb to the waterfall is strenuous and only fit people should take this tour. Your guide will walk at your pace and encourage everyone to stay as a group. Once you reach the waterfall, you will be given enough time to relax and take a refreshing swim before starting the journey back.

 

Difficulty: Difficult

Included: Licensed and registered Belize Tourism Board operator and guide; registered and insured vehicle; ice cold bottled water and light snacks

Not Included: If you would like to take a packed lunch, you can pre order throughThe Curve Bar & Restaurant. Cooler boxes can also be filled with additional beverages of your choice (soda, juice, beer, etc).

Don't forget to bring: Sunscreen, bug repellant, sunglasses, swimsuit, towel, long-sleeved shirt, hat, camera, hiking boots and drinking water

 

Davis Water Fall

Your Land Rover adventure can either begin at the Sittee River Marina or a direct pick up at your hotel/resort in the area. We will travel on the Southern Highway heading north then on to the George Price highway until we meet the second Citrus Factory. From there, we will travel for eight (8) miles on rough terrain passing through citrus orchards. We will also be crossing the North Stann Creek River nine (9) times before exiting the Land Rover and start our twenty (20) minute hike to the waterfall. Once you are there the natural pool will invite you for a swim to cool off and refresh yourself before your journey back to the land rover.

 

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

Included: Licensed and registered Belize Tourism Board operator and guide; registered and insured vehicle; ice cold bottled water and light snacks

Not Included: If you would like to take a packed lunch, you can pre order throughThe Curve Bar & Restaurant. Cooler boxes can also be filled with additional beverages of your choice (soda, juice, beer, etc).

Don't forget to bring: Sunscreen, bug repellant, sunglasses, swimsuit, towel, long-sleeved shirt, hat, camera, hiking boots and drinking water


 

Jaguar Preserve Hiking

Your Land Rover adventure can either begin at the Sittee River Marina or a direct pick up at your hotel/resort in the area. We make our way through the Garifuna Village of Hopkins on to the Southern Highway heading south to the Jaguar Preserve. Once at the Jaguar Preserve, your guide will brief you on the different trails and will choose one that he thinks is suitable for you to hike on. While on the trail he will be pointing out different Flora & Fauna. You might be the fortunate one to see one of the elusive jaguars that inhabit the preserve. The Howler monkeys sit quietly in the canopy and are only noticeable when a branch or a seed they are feeding on falls in front of you.

 

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

Included: Licensed and registered Belize Tourism Board operator and tour guide; registered and insured vehicle; park entrance fee; ice cold bottled water and light snacks

Not Included: If you would like to take a packed lunch, you can pre order throughThe Curve Bar & Restaurant. Cooler boxes can also be filled with additional beverages of your choice (soda, juice, beer, etc).

Don't forget to bring: Sunscreen, bug repellant, sunglasses, swimsuit, towel, long-sleeved shirt, hat, camera, hiking boots and drinking water

 

Zip Lining

Your Land Rover adventure can either begin at the Sittee River Marina or a direct pick up at your hotel/resort in the area. We will make our way to the Southern Highway and travel north for approximately 4 miles after which our trip continues on a dirt road.Your guides who will give a briefing on the zip line before proceeding to the starting point where you will be fitted into your gear while given a safety briefing will meet you. You will then soar with the birds through the pristine canopy on the longest zip line course in Central America (2.5 miles). There are 12 platforms throughout the magnificent rainforest jungle in the Mayflower Bocawina National Forest, 3 of which are over 2,000’ long.

 

Difficulty: Moderate

Included: Licensed and registered Belize Tourism Board operator and tour guide; registered and insured vehicle; park entrance fee; ice cold bottled water and light snacks

Not Included: If you would like to take a packed lunch, you can pre order throughThe Curve Bar & Restaurant. Cooler boxes can also be filled with additional beverages of your choice (soda, juice, beer, etc).

Don't forget to bring: Sunscreen, bug repellant, sunglasses, swimsuit, towel, long-sleeved shirt, hat, camera, hiking boots and drinking water

 

Water Rappel through the Rainforest

Your Land Rover adventure can either begin at the Sittee River Marina or a direct pick up at your hotel/resort in the area. We will make our way to the Southern Highway and travel north for approximately 4 miles after which our trip continues on a dirt road. Your guides who will give a briefing before proceeding to the starting point where you will be fitted into your gear while given a safety briefing will meet you. There are 3 different rappelling options offered to meet all age and skill levels. Climb to the top of the 1,000-foot Antelope Falls and Big Drop Falls where you can enjoy breathtaking views and a refreshing swim  before rappelling down either 300 or 500’ of waterfalls.

 

Difficulty: Moderate

Included: Licensed and registered Belize Tourism Board operator and tour guide; registered and insured vehicle; park entrance fee; ice cold bottled water and light snacks

Not Included: If you would like to take a packed lunch, you can pre order throughThe Curve Bar & Restaurant. Cooler boxes can also be filled with additional beverages of your choice (soda, juice, beer, etc).

There is a minimum weight restriction of 75 lbs. For a more family friendly rappel you can choose to hike to Bocawina Falls where you will rappel 100’ down the waterfall.

Don't forget to bring: Sunscreen, bug repellant, sunglasses, swimsuit, towel, long-sleeved shirt, hat, camera, hiking boots and drinking water

 

Horseback Riding

The tour departs Sittee River Marina or we can pick you up from a local hotel where you will drive about 20 minutes to reach your Horse Back Riding Adventure. After the wrangler gets you fitted and on your horse, he will lead the way through the jungle. The trail winds itself over Pine Forest Hills with breath taking views. Look up and you can see the second highest peak in Belize— Victoria's Peak soaring into the sky—or look back over the country side to search the horizon for the beautiful Caribbean Sea.The trail makes its way past and over mounds of rock that are the remains of an ancient Maya Civilization and takes you close to the neighboring Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Reserve, the world's first jaguar reserve, established in 1986.The sanctuary is home to over 200 jaguars and often they use the riding trails to walk upon in the still of the night, hunting down their prey. In the rainy season we often come across their paw prints left clearly outlined in the path. It is a truly rare experience to encounter one of them as these majestic animals are the masters of stealth and their very existence is based on seeing but not being seen.

 

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Included: Licensed and registered Belize Tourism Board operator; registered and insured vehicle; ice cold bottled water and light snacks

Not Included: If you would like to take a packed lunch, you can pre order throughThe Curve Bar & Restaurant. Cooler boxes can also be filled with additional beverages of your choice (soda, juice, beer, etc).

Don't forget to bring: Sunscreen, bug repellant, sunglasses, swimsuit, towel, long pants, hat, camera, tennis or water shoes, binoculars and drinking water

 

View the Elusive Scarlet Macaws

Your journey begins very early from Sittee River Marina travelling south on the Southern Highway for about 30 mins then travelling on the road that leads to the village of Red Bank for another 15 mins. Once you reach Red Bank you will disembark your Land Rover and make your way down to the river and up a hill where you can spot the macaws in the trees or flying over.

The Mayan Village of Red Bank is the seasonal home of one of the largest concentration of Scarlet Macaws in Belize and all of Central America. Every year, from December to March, they migrate to the Red Bank area to feed on wild berries and seeds of the jungle and are often spotted along the river. It should be mentioned that numerous other birds can also be seen in the Red Bank area including herons, parrots and toucans, to name a few.

The trip also provides interesting insights into the life of the modern Maya of Belize. It includes a nice spot to swim and enjoy the sandy beach.

 

Difficulty: Moderate/Rough

Included: Licensed and registered Belize Tourism Board operator and tour guide; registered and insured vehicle; park entrance fee; ice cold bottled water and light snacks

Not Included: If you would like to take a packed lunch, you can pre order through The Curve Bar & Restaurant. Cooler boxes can also be filled with additional beverages of your choice (soda, juice, beer, etc).

Don't forget to bring: Sunscreen, bug repellant, sunglasses, swimsuit, towel,

lightweight long-sleeved shirt and pants, hat, camera, hiking boots and binoculars

 

River Cave Tubing

Your journey to Cave Branch Adventure Jungle Lodge starts from the Sittee River Marina travelling on the Southern Highway then on to the George Price Highway for about 1.5 hrs. You will be passing thousands of acres of orange and grapefruit orchards and the two citrus factories located in the Stann Creek District. On your return your driver will point out the mountain formations in the shape of a sleeping giant.

 

After you reach Cave Branch, you will embark on a 15 minute drive on a jungle bus to the Caves Branch River where you will tube along for 100 feet to the entrance of the cave system.

 

Your underground expedition takes you off the beaten path to explore ancient Mayan ceremonial centers, pottery, artifacts, altars, obsidian bloodletting blades, jade and the actual footprints of the Shaman and priests that date back to 400 A.D.Imagine the experience as you float through an underground cathedral, turning your lights off and floating away into time as your professional guide shares with you the history of the caves and the Mayan world.  For lunch your guides will prepare an underground riverside picnic spread.  Eating your lunch by headlight, to the sounds of the underground caves while chatting with your fellow adventurers will be an experience you will not soon forget.

 

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Included: Licensed tour guide; registered and insured vehicle; park entrance fee; lunch

Don't forget to bring: Sunscreen, bug repellant, swimsuit, towel, lightweight shorts and shirt, camera, well treaded tennis shoes (MUST BE CLOSE TOED) and a dry change of clothes.

 

 

Sunrise or Sunset at the Fire Watch Tower

Are you celebrating your wedding anniversary, honeymoon, birthday, and would like to see the magnificent Caribbean sunrise or sunset from a mountain top? Then let us give you that ultimate experience.

 

Your adventure takes you by land rover on the old Forestry road for a journey through a Pine Forest winding and steadily climbing to the top of the Old Fire Watch Tower. Your second part of the journey will be rough and rugged but when you reach the summit it will be breath taking with the view from the top. You will be able to view surrounding villages, lagoons, banana farms, citrus orchards and even the Caribbean Sea.

 

After descending from the Fire Watch Tour you can choose to cool off in the refreshing Sittee River at the Kendal Bridge to rejuvenate your spirit and smooth your aches. Or maybe you would prefer to go horseback riding. This trip is completely customizable!

 

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Included: Licensed tour opeartor; registered and insured vehicle; ice cold bottled water and light snacks

Not Included: This tour is completely customizable. If you would like to take a packed breakfast/lunch, you can pre order through The Curve Bar & Restaurant. Cooler boxes can also be filled with additional beverages of your choice (soda, juice, beer, etc). Our Chef can also join you for this experience and prepare a meal while watching the sun rise/set.

Don't forget to bring: Sunscreen, bug repellant, sunglasses, swimsuit, towel, long-sleeved shirt, hat, camera, hiking boots and water shoes

 

 

Howler Monkey Sanctuary

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with a howler monkey?

The Community Baboon Sanctuary (CBS) is a pioneering project in voluntary grassroots conservation. The goal is to sustain the habitat of the Black Howler Monkey (called ‘baboon’ in the local Creole dialect) while promoting the economic development of the participating communities. The result has been an innovative project in sustainable ecotourism that protects the habitat for the endangered Black Howler Monkey and other species while offering a unique opportunity for visitors to experience the rainforest and witness Black Howler Monkeys in the wild.

 

Over 200 private landowners in seven villages, stretching over 20 square miles, have voluntarily pledged to conserve their land for the protection of the Black Howler Monkey habitat. Many of these landowners benefit directly from the Sanctuary thanks to ecotourism. Many more benefit indirectly through the educational programs. Moreover, the population of the Black Howler Monkey in the Sanctuary has risen to over 2,000 monkeys.

 

In addition to the numerous howler troops, an abundance of other life is found within the sanctuary. Nearly 200 bird species have been identified in the area, including colorful parrots, amazing hummingbirds, limpkin, manakins, even a toucan now and then. Other endangered species such as the hickatee river turtle also make the sanctuary their home. Morelet’s crocodiles are often seen in the area. Snakes such as boa constrictors and vipers can be found here. (Don’t worry; few snakes in the Sanctuary can pose a threat to humans!). In addition fox, anteaters, bats, iguanas, armadillos and many other species of mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Even cats such as jaguars, ocelots, puma, and jagarundi occur in the area of the Sanctuary.

 

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Included: Licensed tour guide; registered and insured vehicle; park entrance fee

Don't forget to bring: Sunscreen, bug repellant, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirt, hat, camera, hiking boots and binoculars

 

 

Mayan Belize Chocolate Factory and the
Lim Ni Punit Temple (Big Hat)

IXCACAO (The Queen of Cacao) Maya Belizean Chocolate Factory is the only Mayan owned and operated Farm to Bean factory in Belize. Their products are made using all organic Cacao Beans that are processed without the use of any artificial flavouring or synthetic stabilizers. Take a tour of the facility, visit their cultural musuem and make your own chocalate with traditional Mayan tools. We can also arrange for you to enjoy lunch prepared by Abelina Cho. Her cooking skills range from Chocolate Chicken, to Chocolate Pork and Fish and in whatever forms you wish to have your Chocolate for Lunch. Abelina need not to follow recipes from cook books but rather walk through our garden and harvest all the freshest of vegetable she can find and prepares for lunch uh-Yum! 

 

A great way to round out this tour is with a visit to Lim Ni Punit Temple. The name is Kekchi Maya language for "Big Hat", referring to the large elaborate head-dress on a stela sculpture found on site depicting one of the site's ancient kings. Nim Li Punit is a medium sized site from the Maya Classic Period, flourishing from the 5th century AD through the 8th century AD. It consists of structures around three plazas, including several step-pyramids, the tallest being 12.2 meters high. The site has a number of carved stelae illustrating the ancient city's rulers. Several stelae are in an unfinished state, suggesting a sudden halt to work.

 

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Included: Licensed tour guide; registered and insured vehicle; park entrance fee

Don't forget to bring: Sunscreen, bug repellant, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirt, hat, camera, hiking boots and binoculars

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