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Belize Wildlife Safari Itinerary

Our Belize Wildlife Safari is an eight day trip for travelers who want to see the wildlife of Belize. You will have opportunities to see howler monkeys, crocodiles, manatees, perhaps even a jaguar. Also, Belize is an excellent country for birding, with almost 600 species identified.  You will also see underwater wildlife - exotically colored fish and other marine creatures.

Your adventure starts with a boat trip up the peaceful New River, where your first opportunities for wildlife spotting start.  Crocodiles, iguanas, birds all visit the banks of the river.  The river eventually opens up to a large, uninhabited lagoon.  The only sign of civilization is your home for 3 nights - the luxurious Lamanai Outpost Lodge. While at Lamanai, you can choose from a wide variety of daily activities and excursions led by expert local Mayan guides. Choices include a nighttime spotlight safari - your best chance to see the elusive jaguar - a canoe trip around the perimiter of the tranquil lagoon, excursions to observe troops of howler monkeys in the jungle canopy, and a visit to the nearby ancient Mayan Lamanai Ruins.

After your stay at Lamanai, you'll travel back down the river, and head on to the idyllic reef resort called Robert's Grove. Here, you can relax, or participate in snorkeling, kayaking, or diving. You will also have the opportunity for some day excursions into wildlife areas.

This trip starts any day of the week, for maximum flexibility.


 Trip Itinerary

going up the new riverDay 1, Arrive any day

Arrive Belize City by 1:00 PM. Your guide will pick you up and drive you through the countryside to the boat launch for your ride up the New River, where your naturalist guide will point out the beautiful and unusual flora and fauna of the river - orchids, bats, herons and other birds, crocodiles. That night, choose from one of several nocturnal excursions.
O/N Lamanai Outpost Lodge. D

Days 2-3: Explore the lagoon and jungle, either on your own or with a guide. Daily activity choices include a guided canoe trip, herbal medicine walk or night spotlight safari. You can take a tour of the nearby Lamanai ruins, or a special excursion to observe troupes of noisy howler monkeys foraging in the jungle canopy. Monkeys often visit the trees right around the lodge, for excellent photo opportunities. Another popular tour is the Crocodile Encounter, where you will learn about the Morelet's crocodile.
 O/N Lamanai Outpost Lodge. B,L,D

Day 4: Depart Lamanai for Robert's Grove
Depart Lamanai early in the AM for Belize City where you will catch the flight to Placencia. On arrival, you are met and picked up by a guide from from Robert's Grove Resort. Your afternoon is left free to snorkel (additional fee required), swim, kayak, bicycle, or use a Hobie Cat. 
O/N Robert's Grove Resort B

Day 5, 6, and 7: Manatee watching/Jaguar Preserve/Monkey River

Your three days at Robert's Grove are full of daily wildlife excursions. You will visit the Belize Wildlife Sanctuary and Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve, the Monkey River area and do a half day excursion to see the manatees.

Belize Wildlife Sanctuary and Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve: Belize was the first to put aside this preserve for the greatest cat in the world--the jaguar. The jaguar is elusive and hard to spot, but your expert guides will increase your chances of seeing this magnificent cat. You can hike in the rainforest, and cool off with a swim under the waterfalls.

The Monkey River area is paradise for birders and wildlife watchers. Much of the area is a Special Conservation area, and you are likely to see howler monkeys, toucans and manatees. You will travel up the Monkey River by boat, then hike on trails in the rainforest for close up views of the howler monkeys, rare birds, crocodiles, and iguanas who live by the river.

O/N Robert's Grove Resort. B, (Lunch on full day tours only)

Day 8:
 Home

Depart in time for your flight to Belize City and home. 
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The above itinerary is intended as an example only. Actual itinerary may vary depending upon weather, contract service providers, and forces beyond our control. Robert's Grove needs a minimum of 6 participants for each excursion.

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