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Natural  Attractions

The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center

Tour access point: Belize City, The West

A " natural zoo" providing the rare chance to see over 100  species of Native Belize animals and a variety of flora unlikely to be encounterd in the wild. All the animals have either been rescued or are part of breeding programs to help maintain their species, and include many of the endangered species such as the jaguar, tapir, and black howler monkeys.

Chaa Creek Natural History Museum and Butterfly Farm

Tour point access: Belize City, The West

Animal skulls greet you at the entrance of the museum, showcasing the variety of characteristic ecosystems in Belize and information from various scientific studies and conservation concerns. The Blue Morpho Butterfly Breeding Center houses a caterpillar feeding and pupating station

Horseback Riding

San Ignacio 

Take a stroll along the river banks....

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

Tour access: The South

The world's first and only jaguar preserve with a weatlth of trails and rich tropical flora. At the entrance to the reserve the village of Maya Center offers a wide variety of handcrafted Maya gifts.

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Community Baboon Sanctuary

Tour access point: Belize City

Located off the northern Highway through the village of Burrel Boom in the Belize District. Preserve for Black Howler Monekys-known locally as "baboons" named for thier loud,raspy howl which can carry over a mile.

Monkey River

Tour Access Point: The South

Accessed from the sea, a real jungle river experience casually winding up the monkey River: home to a wide variety of riverine wildlife such as iguanas, black howler monkeys and river turtles. Spectacular birdlife in the early morning and evening hours.

Mountain Pine Ridge

Tour access point: Belize City, The west

300 square miles of pine clad hills with pickets of rainforest. Dissected by numerous rivers popular landmarks include the Hidden Valley Falls -1000 feet falls of cascading waterfalls, the errie vault-like chamber of Rio Frio Vave, and Rio on Pools: a series of mini-pools and falls safe for swimming.

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Sea Attractions

The Blue Hole

Tour access point: Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, Belize City

A mammoth sinkhole located in the center of Lighthouse Reef, the near perfect circular hole measures 1000 feet in diameter and drops to approximately 412 feet below sea level. Made famous following an expedition by Jacques-Yves Cousteau in 1971, divers can explore remarkable stalagtite formations.

Half Moon Caye Natural Monument

Tour access point: Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker,Belize City

The Monument, 10,000 acres of Lighthouse Atoll is the site of a  sanctuary for breeding colonies of the nesting sea-bird, magnificent frigate bird, and black-chinned hummingbird.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Tour access point: Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, Belize City

The first marine reserve in Belize this five square mile, 30 foot deep reserve is a popular site for snorkeling and diving, only four miles from Ambergris Caye. Strictly enforced marine legislation has ensured healthy populations of green moray eels and a haven for large schools of commercial fish species.

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Caye Caulker Marine Reserve

Tour access point: Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye

Also known as the " local reef", this reserve is a 5 minute boat ride offshore from the island of Caye Caulker. Vast untouched coral life can be seen in these prestine water as well as the spottled eagle sting ray.

Shark Ray Alley

Tour access point: Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker

Action Packed shallow area of sand and sea grass adjecent to the reef, frequented by docile nurse sharks and large southern sting rays gliding among the scattered coral heads.

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