Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
& Jaguar Preserve

Near Hamanasi is the world's only jaguar preserve, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Ringed on three sides by the Maya Mountains and towering Victoria's Peak, the Basin's 128,000 acres is also home to jaguarundi, margays, ocelots, pumas, deer, howler monkeys and tapirs.
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This trip begins with a stop at the traditional village of Maya Center where Mayan arts and crafts are for sale. The park offers a wide variety of hikes, including to a waterfall where you can dip in the refreshing waters. Our knowledgeable guides identify the numerous plants, birds and fauna of the pristine rainforest. With over 290 recorded species of birds this park is ideal for birders. As jaguars and other cats are nocturnal, it is unlikely that you will see them, but you can spot fresh tracks. Bring your binoculars as you trek through this rainforest you'll see a plethora of birds and perhaps an elusive jaguar!

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  • Price Price: US $85
    per person
  • Intensity Intensity:
  • people Minimum: 1
  • Depart Depart: 7:00 am
  • Return Return: 3:00 pm

Includes:

  • Entrance Fee

  • Towel

  • Light Lunch

  • Cookies

  • Juice

  • Water

What to Bring:

  • Reef Safe Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Camera

  • Bathing suit

  • Shorts

  • Light long pants

  • Light long sleeved shirt

  • Sturdy Shoes or Boots

  • Insect Repellent

  • Binoculars

  • Field guide


Other Information:

This adventure can be included in any of our packages. If you do not purchase a package, this tour may be booked a la carte for the listed price.

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[More general information about our tours]

Everyday, Hamanasi offers a barrier reef excursion and an inland excursion based on a preset schedule. These scheduled tours are included in package rates. Tours beyond the daily scheduled tours are not included in package rates but can be booked at the listed cost. All tours are accompanied by a licensed Belizean tour guide and include any permits needed. A PADI professional accompanies all dive trips. More information about our tours is available on our rates and policies pages.

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