The Belize Zoo Nature & adventure

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The Belize Zoo Wildlife Adventure & City Tour

1. The Belize Zoo Wildlife Adventure & City Tour

Start your family friendly outing with a complimentary city walking tour before heading to a place dubbed "The best little zoo in the world". See and hear about the historical landmarks that give Belize its identity before traveling up the highway. Once you arrive at the Belize Zoo, you will be able to discover, and see in the flesh, native animals to Belize as well as some more exotic species such as Jaguars and Crocodiles. Some of the more exotic animals were donated to the Belize Zoo and others were rescued from the wild. This tour aims to give you a look into the wildlife that inhabits the Belizean rainforest. It comes complimentary with water and a snack and is perfect for the entire family to enjoy! After the tour, your guide will be sure to return you to your starting point.

From Belize City: Altun Ha and Belize Zoo Adventure

2. From Belize City: Altun Ha and Belize Zoo Adventure

The Belize Zoo is the perfect way to experience Belize’s untamed jungles and savannahs. The Tropical Education Center was started in 1983 to provide a home for wild animals featured in various documentaries. From the beginning, it was apparent that Belizeans were not familiar with the different species of wildlife that shared their country and great efforts were made to transform the little zoo into a dynamic wildlife education center. Today, the Belize Zoo covers approximately 29 acres of tropical savannah and features over 125 animals native to Belize. Many of these animals were injured when rescued and have been nursed back to health. Enjoy the awesome range of mammals, birds and reptiles in their natural habitat, including jaguars, howler monkeys, toucans, egrets, crocodiles, and tree frogs. You will spend approximately 1½ hours touring the zoo and educational center before returning via Belize City. Beautiful landmarks and old colonial buildings mixed with the modern give the “Old Belize Capital” that Caribbean charm. Leaving the city, you journey past several quaint villages along the “Old Northern Highway” towards your Mayan Ruins adventure. Three plazas and thirteen structures mark the epicenter of this very important ceremonial site of the ancient Mayan civilization. Altun Ha also served as a trade center, located only seven miles from the sea and surrounded by a primary broadleaf rainforest. This site captured world attention when Professor David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum discovered the 9½ pound jade head of the Sun God Kinich Ahau in the tomb of a Royal Priest, located within the main temple of the masonry altars. Prepared stone steps allow visitors to climb atop one of the main temples on the site to capture the beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

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What people are saying about The Belize Zoo

The Altun Ha is beautiful, the zoo is great, the lunch is delicious!

Excellent! This is a good activity if you're interested in a bit of history! The Altun Ha site can be explored in under an hour. The zoo is lovely and very interesting as well. Lunch was absolutely delicious and greatly appreciated! Jose and his team are wonderful people, extremely friendly and accommodating. They really work hard to make sure you have the best experience.

Jose has excellent knowledge and experience with both the Altun Ha site as well as the zoo. Additionally, he described many points of interest as we traveled between locations. His in-depth knowledge about Belize as well as these important sites created a very warm experience for us. Each location revealed a few nice surprises along the way as well.

Jose was absolutely amazing! He is so knowledgeable about his country and is incredibly friendly. He went above and beyond to make sure that we had a fun time and were comfortable throughout the tour. When we come back to Belize, we will no doubt be using him again.

Wonderful day with Jose. He showed us around, had many anecdotes, knew everything about the zoo and was very helpful. I highly recommend this tour with Jose.