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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Take a journey into the jungles of Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, established in 1990 and world renowned for being the first jaguar reserve. Explore the 128,000 acres of lush jungle ringed by the Spectacular Cockscomb Mountains on the series of nature hiking trails. Learn the natural history of the forest and birding, and with luck spot monkeys, tapirs, and other mammals. Hike up to a waterfall and enjoy a cooling swim on this fascinating jungle extension.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
Day 2 : Continue to your next destination!

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Trip Type

  • Independent

Trip Snapshots

Howler Monkey in the rainforest canopy Coatimundi in the Arenal Observatory Lodge garden Water Fall in Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary A green iguana suns itself in the Belizean rainforest Iguana spotted on a birding tour Male iguana and immature black-crowned heron Howler monkeys high in the canopy

Day 1 Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

This tour departs at 7:30 a.m. for a drive of just over an hour to the beautiful park, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. This park has great hiking trails throughout the lush jungle. The morning will be spent hiking trails, learning the natural history of the forest and birding. On rare occasions one might spot howler monkeys, tapir, peccary or other mammals. After a sack lunch, there is the opportunity to hike up to the waterfall and take a cooling swim in the pool. We will return to Placencia about 5:00 p.m. Overnight at a comfortable hotel in Placencia.

Day 2 Continue to your next destination!

  • 1 Breakfast
Transfer to the airport in Placencia to fly to your next destination in Belize!

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
  • 1 Nights Accommodations
    • 1 Night Hotel
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Park Entrance Fee


  • Internal Flights
    • $220 Belize City - Placencia - Belize City
    • Flight cost is subject to change
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights

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  • $40 Meals not Included
  • $40 Airport Departure Tax
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen

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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.

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