Black Orchid Resort

Belize Mountain Excursions and Rainforest Tours


Mountain Pine Ridge Tour

These tours will show the natural beauty to be found in the Western Belize Cayo District where the Maya Mountains intertwine with lush rainforest jungles and tropical rivers that have flowed for millions of years. The area is well known for the many Mayan Ruins and archeological sites, but many people choose to visit the area to wonder at natural beauty that is hard to describe, to ride horses on trails, along rivers and even inside caves, or kayak down the Old Belize River imagining how mahogany loggers changed parts of Belize forever.

All transportation, including pick up and return to your pick up location, entrance fees, taxes and fuel are all included. We can pick you up at the Belize Tourism Village at the Belize Cruise Ship Terminal, at the Municipal or International Airport, or at your resort or hotel. Tour Departure Time are organized to depart according to each individual Cruise Ship Arrival and Departure Time, so don’t worry about missing your plane or ship.

Mountain Pine Ridge Tour

Mountain Pine Ridge Tour

Nature enthusiasts love Mountain Pine Ridge views

Prices per person USD from:

$110

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The area known as Mountain Pine Ridge is a 300 sq. mile reserve that consists of mostly pine trees, broadleaf forests shrubs, grasses and sedges. This type of habitat renders it a good birding destination for unique species.

Here we have the opportunity to watch many varieties of tropical birds: Yellow Faced Grassquits, the Rufous-Capped Warblers, Acorn Wood Peckers, Yellow Backed Orioles and Golden-Hooded Tanagers. In this area Black Headed Siskins can often be seen flying in flocks. There is also a strong possibility of seeing Orange-Breasted Falcons and King Vultures by the 1,000 Foot Falls (Hidden Valley).

You will witness some stunning natural beauty including visits to the breathtaking 1000 Foot Falls, the relaxing Rio on Pools area, a walk through the Rio Frio Cave and other natural wonders in the Mountain Pine Ridge area.

 

Mountain Pine Ridge Tour

Details:
  • Leaves from Black Orchid Resort
    or Belize City
  • Depart: TBD Return: TBD
  • Length: 7 hours
  • Includes: Air-conditioned transportation to
    and from Mountain Pine Ridge,
    entrance fees, water and lunch.

 

Rates

1-3 Pax 4-6 Pax 7+ Pax

$110

$85

$65

All prices are in US Dollars and per person.

 

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Kayaking Tour

River Kayaking / Canoeing from Black Orchid Resort

Paddle your own kayak or canoe on the Belize River

Prices per person USD from:

$50

Experience the Old Belize River and its ecosystem with our guided Kayak or Canoe tours. You will start out at Black Orchid Resort where you kayak or canoe is outfitted for your safe use on the river. Your tour guide will lead you on a paddle up and down the Old Belize River where you can spot wildlife and marvel at the unspoiled beauty you will witness along the shores of our pristine river system.

 

Canoe Tour

Details:
  • Depart: 12 noon or 5:00pm
  • Return: 2:00pm or 7:00pm
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Includes: Use of Black Orchid kayak
    or canoe of your choice, water

 

Rates

1-3 Pax 4-6 Pax 7+ Pax

$50

$45

$40

All prices are in US Dollars and per person.

 

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Horse Back Riding Tour

Belize Jungle Horseback Riding

Horseback riding in tropical jungle with guide.

Prices per person USD from:

$70

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Experience horseback riding along the forest trails through the tropical jungle where you will be led by an experienced local horseback riding guide and learn about the ecological and cultural history of the area. The trail winds through a gallery of royal palms as parrots, nesting up near the fronds call out across the forest, temporarily obliterating the sounds of other forest birds and Black Howler Monkey.

 

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Bacab Horseback Riding

Details:
  • Must be arranged at least 24 hours
    in advance.
  • Includes: Air-conditioned transportation to
    and from riding center, horse,
    guide, entrance fees, water
  • Length: 5 Hours

 

Rates

1-3 Pax 4-6 Pax 7+ Pax

$70

$65

$60

All prices are in US Dollars and per person.

 

Horse Back Riding Tour

Maya Mountain Horse Back Riding

Full-day horseback riding in Maya Mountains with guide.

Prices per person USD from:

$150

Horse Back Riding Tour

 

This full day ride begins with an introduction to your horse and fitting to your saddle. Your ride will take you into the Mountain Pine Ridge reserve where you will see an entire variety of Rainforest flora and fauna with a possible howler monkey sighting. You will be at the falls for a couple of hours where you will enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch and swimming. Your return ride will take you on a different trail to increase your exposure to our vibrantly rich tropical jungle. Some areas of the trail are better suited for walking, and others perfect for an exhilarating canter through the woods.

 

Maya Mountain Horse Back Riding

Details:
  • Must be arranged at least 24 hours
    in advance.
  • Includes: Air-conditioned transportation
    to and from riding center, horse,
    guide, entrance fees, water
  • Length: 8 hours

 

Rates

1-3 Pax 4-6 Pax 7+ Pax

$150

$140

$130

All prices are in US Dollars and per person.

 

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Mountain and Cave Horse Back Riding

Full-day horseback riding in underground caves and mountains with guide.

Prices per person USD from:

$165

 

You will ride to the underground river cave, passing through open farmlands and viewing primitive farming techniques of indigenous people, learning much about their culture. You will travel into a beautiful river valley lost in time, resplendent with huge mango, avocado, and citrus trees where you board small canoes and venture about a mile into the cave to view its exquisite beauty. A spotlight will be provided but you are invited to bring along your own headlights or flashlights.

 

Mountain/Cave Horseback Riding

Details:
  • Must be arranged at least 24 hours
    in advance.
  • Includes: Air-conditioned transportation to
    and from riding center, horse,
    guide, entrance fees, water
  • Length: 8 hours

 

Rates

1-3 Pax 4-6 Pax 7+ Pax

$165

$155

$145

All prices are in US Dollars and per person.

 

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Inland Blue Hole National Park

Gorgeous natural wonder and St. Herman’s Cave.

Prices per person USD from:

$165

 

Adjacent to a parking area, steps lead to the pool that gives the park its name (not to be confused with the other Blue Hole on Lighthouse Reef.) The stairway leads down through the forest, and birds can often already be seen resting on over-hanging vines, especially emerald green Jacamars and Blue-crowned Motmots. Also took out for the Scarlet-rumped Tanager and listen for the Nightingale Wren. Another common bird around the Blue Hole is the Long-tailed Hermit, a mainly brown hummingbird with white tail, which often dips into the water for a quick drink.

Back in geological time, the pool itself was a stretch of underground river cave, but it lost its cover when the roof collapsed. Since the Hummingbird Highway was built, it has been a favorite swimming spot, with refreshing cold water. The stream carries on about 40 yards before descending down a siphon through an echoing cave full of bats (and a few Cliff Swallows in the winter months), and later on re- emerges to join the Caves Branch River. If you're coming from Belmopan, you will already have driven over it. The surrounding limestone is full of caves, and it was only by tracing colored dyes that it was ever discovered that this was the hydrological connection.

The park has a small trail network, particularly good for birding because the forest canopy is low. This Hummingbird Loop can be walked in an hour or longer for those wanting to linger and see more. As well as the trees, the rich forest contains a wealth of bromeliads, mosses and ferns more visible than normal because of the steep lay of the land. We will also visit the St Hermans Cave very near the Blue Hole.

 

Inland Blue Hole and St. Herman’s Cave Tour

Details:
  • Depart: TBD Return: TBD
  • Includes: Air-conditioned transportation to
    and from Inland Blue Hole park, entrance
    fees, water
  • Length: 5 hours

 

Rates

1-3 Pax 4-6 Pax 7+ Pax

$110

$105

$100

All prices are in US Dollars and per person.

 

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