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Rainforest Wildlife Extension Belize

Rainforest Wildlife Extension

A Three Day Wildlife Adventure in the Rainforest of Belize

A Three Day Wildlife Adventure in the Rainforest of Belize

Overview

3 Days / 2 Nights
$729 USD or $865 CAD
When: Any date, any time of year
Starts: Dangriga
Ends: Dangriga
Activities: Mayan Ruins Hiking Birding
Rainforest Wildlife

Trip Highlights

The Rainforest Wildlife Extension is and all inclusive adventure ideal for those wanting to explore a pristine, tropical rainforest and experience the  cultures of Belize.

  • Stay in an eco-lodge in the heart of the jungle – wake up to the sounds of the rainforest. 
  • Hike trails to spectacular  waterfalls and unexcavated Mayan ruins.   
  • Visit the renowned Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Reserve .
  • Connect with the cultures and traditions of Belize by visiting small villages, local artisans, agriculture and local craft food production.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Stay: Bocawina Rainforest Resort
Meals: Lunch & Dinner

We meet in the town of Dangriga and then travel  an hour into Mayflower Bocawina National Park in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. Your home for the next two nights is an off-the grid eco lodge  in the heart of the National Park. Wildlife and birds are abundant and the setting is stunning, with hiking trails leading to cascading waterfalls and scenic viewpoints. .

You’ll enjoy a special welcome at Bocawina Resort where every staff is dedicated to making your stay a lifetime memory.  Enjoy interesting company and savour the flavours of Belize at the award Winning Wild Fig restaurant. WiFi is available in both the restaurant and bar if you'd like to share your daily experiences with family and friends back home.

After lunch, we'll gear up for a hike into the surrounding forests and waterfalls with your guides who'll bring to life the biological diversity of tropical rainforests. Late afternoon and early evening we often hear the eerie calls of the howler monkeys as they alert other troops to their presence.  

Day 2
Stay: Bocawina Rainforest Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Waking to the sounds of the tropics is a pure delight, with the chatter of parrots and parakeets overhead, the fresh morning air scented with tropical blossoms, and the expectation of an exciting adventure-filled day ahead.  There is no need to venture far to experience the heart of the jungle. Finding a quiet spot to sip a coffee with binoculars close at hand you can observe dozens of species of birds and small mammals.

Our destination is the world renowned Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Reserve, a 100,00 acre wildlife sanctuary adjacent to Bocawina National Park. With our Mayan guides we walk the trails, identify animal tracks and learn about the traditional uses of rainforest plants.

Leaving the park we visit a Mayan Women's Craft Co-operative where you can  purchase unique gifts and support the local women of the community. Our  village exploration also takes us to a Mayan chocolate facility which shows the process of chocolate making from Cacao field to plate. 

Lunch is served by the seaside at a local cafe known for the Best Belizean lunches in the country. Stroll through the seaside Garifuna town of Hopkins before returning to our rainforest lodge.. 

This evening, you will want to sign up for the nocturnal wildlife walk.  In the nighttime rainforest you can see and hear the creatures of the jungle that are active only at night.

Day 3
Stay: n/a
Meals: Breakfast (if you arrived after lunch on Day 1 then lunch is included on this day)

Day three is completely flexible - stay close to the lodge or follow a trail to our favorite swimming hole at the base of a waterfall.  Each morning flocks of toucans and aracari are feeding in the area and we highly recommend a morning guided birdwatching tour.  With over 290 species identified in the National Park, Bocawina is one of the top birding destinations in Belize. Your return transportation by van to Dangriga can be arranged for either before or after lunch.

The Places We Stay

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Bocawina Rainforest Resort & Adventures
Bocawina Rainforest Resort & Adventures

This boutique lodge in the midst of a 700 acre Bocawina National Park offers guests a quintessential tropical rainforest experience. Over 150 species of birds, howler monkey, wild peccary, jaguars and ocelots have been recorded in close proximity to the lodge.  Enjoy the beautiful tropical landscaping on the property and dine in style at the acclaimed Wild Fig restaurant.

Dates and Prices

Available any date, any time of year. This Extension works wonderfully before or after any of our Expedition trips, or can be booked as a stand-alone itinerary. Call us directly to help you coordinate the dates.

Available any date, any time of year. This Extension works wonderfully before or after any of our Expedition trips, or can be booked as a stand-alone itinerary. Call us directly to help you coordinate the dates.

Available any date, any time of year. This Extension works wonderfully before or after any of our Expedition trips, or can be booked as a stand-alone itinerary. Call us directly to help you coordinate the dates.

$729 USD
$865 CAD
Includes taxes and fees. Per person based on double occupancy.
3 Days / 2 Nights
Family Pricing
$200 Deposit to secure your space

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