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Belize Zoo Tour from San Ignacio
"You will be picked up from your hotel in San Ignacio and driven to the Belize Zoo for about an hour. Once you arrive you will be introduced to the person who is in charged of the zoo and receive a brief introduction about the place. You will tour the zoo for about 1 and a half  hours and look at the different animals. The guide will provide infor you will sit and have lunch before going back to San Ignacio. """"The Belize Zoo is located an hour away from San Igancio. You will be able to see all the different animals (Belize’s national animals: the Tapir and the Toucan) Birds Mammals Reptiles and Amphibians. After seeing all animals you can sit and have lunch before returning to San Ignacio."
From $75.00
Belize Zoo and Baboon Sanctuary Tour from Belize City
"An incredible array of Central America's wildlife can be found just a short scenic drive away from Belize City at the Belize Zoo. The zoo is home to an impressive array of large cats primates reptiles and birds giving you the opportunity to view Belize's prolific wildlife in one location. As an added bonus you'll see the famous sites of Belize City on the way!The Black Howler Monkey sanctuary was created in 1985 (in Belize black howlers are called ""baboons"" even though they have little in common with African Baboons) with funding from the World Wildlife Fund
From $125.00
Private Tour of Xunantunich And Belize Zoo
"Xunantunich and Belize Zoo adventure begins as you head for the wildlife habitat known as The Belize Zoo. The zoo was created as a sanctuary for the country’s indigenous species and is now home to an impressive array of large cats primates reptiles and birds. A visit to the zoo gives you the opportunity to see Belize’s amazing wildlife in one location. The adventure continues with a scenic drive up the Western Highway to the Cayo District. Xunantunich sits just on the Western b your party will board a 19th-century hand-cranked ferry which takes you across the Mopan River. The ruins are actually located on one of the highest plateaus in the area and it is possible to climb to the top of “El Castillo” the largest of the temples at this site. From this vantage point one gains a panoramic view of the Cayo District and nearby Guatemala."""
From $150.00

Belize Zoo Tips (4)

Leave your mark!

If you get a chance to check out Belize Zoo outside of Belize City, be sure to leave your mark on the wall here. The cost is about 2.75 USD, 5.00 in Belize Dollars. The money goes to donations for the Belize Zoo so it's definitely a good cause. And if you go, see if you can spot my name (in the picture), it's up on the celing as soon as you walk into the entryway.

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Dec 13, 2006

Belize Zoo!

This is was another excursion I did during my last week on ships, seeing Belize for the last time. It was a wildlife tour that started off somewhat boring but once we got to Belize Zoo, it picked up. Belize Zoo is filled with animals mostly native to Belize. So don't expect to see lions or tigers here. You can see April the tapir, Belize's national animal and Belize City's favorite. You can also catch a glimpse of a puma as well as howler monkeys and other native wildlife. They are all protected in free-roaming enviorments surronded by electric fences. Our guide said that this was to KEEP HUMANS OUT, rather then keeping animals in.

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Dec 12, 2006

Belize Zoo

The trip was offered as an excursion by Carnival. The drive was long but comfortable. The guide was irritating though. He was some sort of mellow Marxist who just rambled on and on about the government there. I'm on vacation, if I want politics I will read the Economist. It did affect his tip!

The zoo was well worth it though. they just carved a spot out in the jungle and populated it with native animals. What a collection! The pictures only tell some of the story. Unlike zoos in the USA you get really close, can smell the animals, and it is hot as blue blazes too.

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Dec 06, 2006

Belize Zoo

small and a legacy of the British. Saw my Jaguars, one black and one regular spotted, howler monkeys sleeping, birds of prey, macaws and a boa constrictor plus smelly peccaries. Easy enough to see in 1-2 hours.

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Oct 04, 2002
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Xunantunich was one of my favourite Mayan ruins in Belize. Unlike most of the other ruins I was able to investigate this large ruin on my own, so I could climb up and down the large pyramids and tombs...
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Outside of Belize City


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