This Station has a long history in tropical educational and conservation and used by several universities. We offer a unique opportunity to go deep into the heart of the Chiquibul Forest at the foothills of the Maya Mountains. Your chances of seeing a jaguar are higher on this tour than on any other tour in Belize. We drive through the Mountain Pine Ridge on a Polaris Ranger (ATV) and make our way through the dense jungles Chiquibul. Just beside the research station, we visit a little known cave hidden below a sinkhole. This cave has hundreds of amazing formations and deep within, Archaeologist found walls that blocked the passages into ceremonial chambers and platforms. Other modifications made by the ancient Maya are obvious all along the cave. After this underground adventure we will have lunch in the field, surrounded by the never ending sounds of the jungle and occasionally scarlet macaws flying above with their raucous voices. Birders and nature lovers will not want to leave this place! Later, we head out and hope for the best, a jaguar.
A percent of the fees goes to FCD, the co-managing authority to help with their conservation efforts.
This tour can also be done as a day-long adventure including archaeology at Caracol and natural history at the Las Cuevas Research Station. This option incudes an after-sunset drive back for an even higher chance to see wildlife. We are back in San Ignacio by 9.00 pm.
leave at 7.00 am and back by 5:30
entrance fees, guiding fees, equipment, lunch, water and a soda
Level of Difficulty:
Moderate – involves hiking, steps and climbing
Chiquibul reserve in the Maya Mountains
Travel time to site:
3.5 hours one way and 3.5 hours on the way back
swim suite, Camera, bug spray