For adventurous people of all ages, the day begins as you take a cruise from San Pedro by boat towards the mainland and up the Belize River. As you enjoy the early morning sights and sounds on the river, you will be served a light breakfast. Once at Manatee Lookout, a private bus will take you along the Western Highway to Banana Bank Lodge, which has the largest equestrian ranch in the country. Here you will get to ride on horseback through the jungle and along the Mopan River.
Originating in Guatamala, the Mopan inhabits populations of parrots, parakeets, flycatchers, cormorants, herons, ducks, and iguanas. Kingfishers can be spotted along the banks and in the air, and a vast array of bromeliads (air plants), orchids, and epiphytic cactuses accent the wildlife diversity.
After the horseback ride, there will be a thirty minute nature walk where you will get to see a variety of tropical birds, spider monkeys, and Tica the Jaguar.
Then you will head to Jaguar Paw Resort by bus. At Jaguar Paw, you will have a delightful lunch of local fare. Then it is time to change into your bathing suit and head up the trail to Mouth of the Caves. Here you will put on a head lamp and splash into the cool, refreshing waters of the River in an individual inner tube. Then you begin your float through the cave systems once inhabited by the ancient Mayan people. Once back at Jaguar Paw, you can change back into dry clothes before we begin the return trip to San Pedro.
This trip includes breakfast, lunch, beer, sodas, rum punch, water, and snacks.
Minimum 8 persons
By plane: additional $25.00 US per person plus cab fare.
$5.00 Us entrance fee is not included.