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EcoAdventures Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve Tour
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve

See monkeys up close on the Cave & Jungle Adventure, Hamanasi Lodge, Dangriga, BelizeDays of Operation: Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays- Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve
Intensity: Moderate
Departure Time: 8:00 a.m.
Approx. Return Time: 3:00 p.m.
Food/Drinks: Light lunch, juice, and water
What to Bring: Sturdy shoes, long pants and shirt, bathing suit, towel, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, binoculars, field guide.
Iguana in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, BelizeDescription: Near Hamanasi is the world's only jaguar preserve, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Ringed on three sides by the Maya Mountains and towering Victoria's Peak, the Basin's 120,000 acres is also home to jaguarundi, margays, ocelots, pumas, deer, howler monkeys and tapirs. This trip begins with a stop at the traditional village of Maya Center where Mayan arts and crafts are for sale. The park offers a wide variety of hikes, including one to Ben's Bluff, which has a spectacular view of the entire Basin. Another one is to a waterfall where you can dip in the refreshing waters. Our knowledgeable guides identify the numerous plants, birds and fauna of the pristine rainforest. With over 290 recorded species of birds, this park is ideal for birders. As jaguars and other cats are nocturnal, it is unlikely that you will see them, but you can spot fresh tracks. Bring your binoculars -- as you trek through this rainforest you'll see a plethora of birds and perhaps an elusive jaguar!

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary location map

Please Note:
•A Belizean tour guide accompanies all tours.
•We cannot control the weather! It may rain for days and you may experience the rainforest in the rain! Come prepared with adequate rain gear and a positive attitude.
•Trip alterations may occur due to inclement weather or factors beyond our control.
•Comfortable hiking shoes or sturdy tennis shoes are recommended for most inland adventures. Open sandals are ideal for resort wear and the beach.
•We have a healthy environment and creatures great and small thrive. We recommend that you use insect repellent and sunscreen during all inland adventures.
•The national parks of Belize encompass natural habitats for wildlife such as tapir, jaguar, monkeys, snakes and crocodiles. Even though all of the above animals have been seen by our guests, we cannot guarantee that any specific wildlife will be spotted during your adventures.
•Hamanasi is not liable for any injury sustained on a tour.
•We promote low impact tourism and request that our guests only walk on prepared trails in the jungle.
•As visitors in beautiful Belize we ask that you respect and are sensitive to the local culture.