Howler Monkey (Baboon) Wildlife Sanctuary & The Belize Zoo
Get an upclose encounter with the Howler Monkeys of Belize, locally known as "baboons". A short hike through the jungle just on the outskirts of the Bermuda Landing Village is the sanctuary, home to more baboons than humans! Howler monkeys get thier name from their loud, guttural howls that can be heard up to five miles away . They are the loudest and biggest animal in Latin America, growing to about four feet tall. They have big necks and lower jaws, where their super-sized vocal cords are housed. Male howler monkeys use their big voices to defend their turf. Howls by one troop are answered by other males within earshot. Every-one starts and ends the day by checking out where their nearest competitors are. In this way, they protect the food in their territory. Finding young, nutritious leaves is a priority. Fruit and flowers are also valued so it’s crucial that the troop stakes its claim on these treasures when they are found.
Belize Baboon Sanctuary & Belize Zoo Price: US$90 per person
Your Belize Baboon Sanctuary & Zoo Tour package includes:
o Pick up/ Drop off at the Terminal entrance
o Clean and comfortable, air-conditioned van
o Professional tour equipment (kayak, headlamp, life vest, helmet)
o Licensed, highly trained, experienced, knowledgeable local guide
o Park entrance fee
o Purified water & soda
o Traditional Belizean lunch
o Complimentary Belize City Highlights Tour (time permitting)
o Climb to the top of the Maya temples!
Belize Baboon Sanctuary & Zoo Tour Location: Bermuda Landing Village, Western Highway
Belize Baboon Sanctuary & Zoo Tour Length:
Total Tour Time: Approximately 4 hours
Traveling Time: Approximately 1hour travel time to site
Recommended Wear for Belize Baboon Sanctuary & Zoo Tour:
o Hat and/or Sunshades
o Insect Repellant
What to expect on your Belize Baboon Sanctuary & Zoo Tour:
After departing the Cruise Village, you will head out on the Northern Highway. As you approach the village of Bermuda Landing, the highway gives way to an unpaved road. The Baboon Sanctuary is within the village boundaries and an onsite guide will lead you through the tour. The Howler Monkeys (locally known as Baboons) are not tame, and as such sighting cannot be guaranteed. However they are habitual creatures and there is a high degree of probability that you will experience the chance to get a up close look to view and photograph these interesting primates.
Belize Baboon Sanctuary & Zoo Tour Pick Up Location:
Your cruise tender will bring you from the cruise ship to the Cruise Terminal. Your driver will be waiting for you at the Gate at Terminal One with your name on a sign. After your tour you will be dropped off at the same location.
Belize Baboon Sanctuary Tour Confirmation:
With your confirmation payment, you will receive a Tour Voucher. Print and bring along this voucher with you to present to the driver at pickup.
Tour Timelines & Back to Ship Guarantee:
o We understand ship deadlines & we have never missed a ship.
o We understand the challenges in getting off the ship - our guides remain at the designated meeting point until you arrive.
o All our Belize Shore Excursions are designed to be at a relaxed and enjoyable pace - from single tours to our triple combo tours.
o We were the first to offer our guests, in the event we should we ever miss returning our guests to the ship on time, transportation to the next port of call for your ship (up to US$1500 per person, 4 persons).
Guest Satisfaction Guarantee:
We have 3 generations of experience in the hospitality industry - at the highest levels of hotel management, tourism organizations, and tourism initiatives in Belize. We know our country and we excel at customer service. Our guides are carefully selected and individually trained in delivering outstanding customer service. They bring a true passion for sharing Belize with you. And, we stand behind our commitment to our guest satisfaction guarantee.
o Uneven jungle terrain at the Sanctuary
Cancellation Notes / 100% Refund on Deposit if:
o You cancel at least 24 hours in advance via email or phone
o Your ship does not port in Belize for whatever reason or ports after noon
o We cancel your tour due to weather or other conditions