Inland Blue Hole

The Inland Blue Hole is actually a sinkhole formed by the collapse of an underground river channel. The exposed section of the underground Cave Branch Creek tributary can be viewed for about 150 feet before it disappears again beneath the surface.

Located just off the Humming Bird Highway, Blue Hole steps lead to a 25-foot deep pool, for which the park is named. Its cool, turquoise waters, surrounded by dense forest, overhung with mosses, vines and ferns are the perfect spot for a cool and relaxing dip.

Cave

St. Herman's Cave is located about 500 meters from the Hummingbird Highway. The trail to the cave's entrance begins at the Park Welcome Center, located just off the highway.

The largest of the three known entrances to St. Herman's Cave sits in a sinkhole 180 feet wide narrowing to a 60-foot wide entrance. Concrete steps cover stone steps once cut by the Maya. Once inside, visitors can clamber over rocks and splash through the water, while admiring the cave formations.

Crooked Tree

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary contains a mosaic of wetland and terrestrial habitats, which make it one of the best birding destinations in Belize. From the commonly seen Northern Jacana to the elusive Sungrebe, Crooked Tree offers an enjoyable experience for birders of any skill level. With 16,400 acres of lagoons, creeks, logwood swamps, broadleaf forest and pine savanna, you will be sure to see a wide array of wildlife. The Sanctuary protects globally endangered species including the Central American River Turtle (locally known as Hickatee), Morelet's Crocodile, Mexican Black Howler Monkey, and Yellow-headed Parrot.

 

 

 

 

 

Baboon

Baboon Sanctuary

The Baboon Sanctuary tour is a short trip from the Orchid Garden to

Burrell Boom, a village approximately 15 minutes from here.  a local guide will take you for a walk through the area lasting approximately an hour, telling you about the trail you are going along and the medicinal properties of the plants you are passing.  S/he will locate a troop of howler monkeys, and use various well-tried methods to tempt them down from the trees so that you can see them up really close;mango or blueberry wine.  The whole thing will take between 1 – 1.5 hours. 

Nature & Culture Onsite Tour

From our Showroom of Tropical Treasures (otherwise known as our Green-Building restaurant!) walk through our birding courtyard, where almost 70 different species have been reliably identified (depending somewhat on the time of year).  You will have every chance of spotting dozens of species both resident and migratory.  Then pass through a well-protected Savannah Bush Nature Trail where you will see most of the savannah plants of Belize. At the end of the Nature Trail, you will visit our onsite Museum which showcases 4 subjects: a Belize History in Bottles; Nature’s Artistry in Stone; Nature’s Artistry in Root and a number of original oil paintings entitled “Expressions of Belize”.

 

Tapir Trail Tour

This trail passes through lowland rainforest south of Hector Creek to the Sibun River and Lagoon, a wildlife sanctuary of nearly 40 square miles.  The commonest traces found are from tapirs.

This area encompasses many terrains, each with its own ecosystem: lowland rainforest, cohune woods, swamps and savannah, potato holes, mangrove forests, pimento bush and many others.

It’s a fascinating experience if you’re able to take on fairly rough, uneven terrain for that length of time.  If it sounds too strenuous for you, we provide a Belize City tour with a knowledgeable guide, which is also fascinating an d informative, but much more leisurely!