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Howler Monkey Sanctuary Shore Excursion from Belize City

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    What to Expect
    The Community Baboon Sanctuary is located 30 miles northwest of Belize City and is a unique conservation effort bringing together 8 villages to protect the population and habitat of Belize's Black Howler Monkey, affectionately called "baboons" by the locals. The sanctuary consists of approximately 20 square miles along the Belize River and embodies a combination of dense jungle, pasture, farmland, and small village life.

    The Howler monkey tour starts with a drive through the old capital Belize City, then onto to the northern highway to the “cut off” of Burrell Boom Village. Here you will then travel to the village of Bermudan Landing passing through scenic eco systems. While travelling along the narrow Boom road you can spot the monkeys in the trees. Upon arriving at our final destination, we’ll gear up to hike some trails where we will be viewing the monkeys in the trees in their own habitats. The sanctuary is not a zoo, and you'll see these monkeys in their natural habitat of the Belize Rainforest.
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    Departure Point
    Terminal 1 Fort Street Tourism Village
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Community Baboon Sanctuary
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We really enjoyed this tour, the guide to the sanctuary was awesome!! The sanctuary itself isnt big and it was just a short walk to where the monkeys are. These monkeys aren't caged at all and are a small group (1 male with 2 females...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank stevenh42384
    Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

    We are traveling on the Carnival Miracle and we just did this excursion today! Everything about it was wonderful. Our driver and guide Aaron was excellent and have us do much information about Belize. Royce, our sanctuary guide, was the most pleasant man to be...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank AhuviyahYehudah
    Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

    30- 50 min drive to the sanctuary meanwhile getting a tour of the city and country side of Belize. Short walk into the natural habitat of the monkeys. Its refreshing to be able to see the nature around you without it being clearly paved and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Miriam O
    Reviewed 16 January 2019

    We went with our three kids, aged 3-8, and they enjoyed the nature walk part (slept through the ride there). The monkeys didn't come down as close as others mentioned, but they were obviously used to people and got close enough for everyone to see...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    1  Thank Derek S
    Reviewed 7 January 2019

    Very interesting sanctuary; Howler Monkeys were great, and our guide was able to get some of them to come down in the trees and interact. Very low impact hike through rain forest was interesting in learning about the wildlife and the flora. The walk is...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    2  Thank Cathie O
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