Howler Monkey Sanctuary Shore Excursion from Belize City

3 hr, 30 min

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Come hop on a comfortable vehicle on a 30-mile ride from Belize City, passing through the beautiful and relaxed rural areas. The Black Howler Monkeys of Belize are very unique—the country is the only place in the world where these specific monkeys are viewable in a unique conservation setting that prioritizes education and research. The sanctuary is not a zoo, and you'll see these monkeys in their natural habitat of the Belize Rainforest.
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Itinerary Details

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 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.

Important Details

Included
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Community Baboon Sanctuary
  • Driver/guide
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Terminal 1 Fort Street Tourism Village
9:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 8 reviews

Reviewed: January 21, 2019

Stephen W

What a trip! Loved those monkeys, they are very interactive! We received lots of interesting information. Wear your bug spray.


Reviewed: July 26, 2018

Andrea R

WANT AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION...Be picked up in a car that is not fit to fit five adults including a driver and be cramped in it for an hour drive with A/C that barely works. Arrive at the sanctuary and cross the street. Take a walk into the jungle about 200 yards. Hope to see a monkey while the guide talks you about the local flora and calls for the monkeys. You may or may not see a monkey - no guarantees. During the ride both ways be prepared to hear the driver tell tales of his personal life, which have no bearing on your excursion. We were so looking forward to this excursion only to be severely disappointed by the entire experience. We saw one monkey so high in the trees he was barely visible.
Don't waste your time or money on this excursion.


Reviewed: July 10, 2018

justin m

the howlers monkeys came down the tree and ate the local fauna our guide procured , lots of baby monkeys!


Reviewed: February 2, 2018

ncritche

The sanctuary is about 45min from the port, assuming your here on a cruise ship, and the roads are mostly tarmac but a little rough.
Our driver/guide, Cardinal, was very knowledgeable a and had plenty of insight to share along the route, even stopping to show various trees and iguanas.
The sanctuary itself is a small affair, I mean the office/shop, but then the animals are not constrained so you have to take a brief walk to go locate them in the trees. And you hear them first! They are way up in the trees, a little hard to see, but eventually our guide at the sanctuary, Shaun, did go coax one of the down and we were able to feed her some banana - the rest remained up in the tree tops.
We spent around 45 min at the sanctuary, including the briefing, walk and time with/seeing the monkeys, this part could have been longer even if you can't feed them it would've been good to hang around and watch them some more.


Reviewed: January 15, 2018

Chris H

Our tour guide Raymond was so knowledgeable and fun to be with. He taught us so much about Belize and is an enthusiastic ambassador for his country. The Howler sanctuary is an unbelievable example of the community of nature. Shane shared his incredible story with us of what he is doing to conserve the howler monkeys and how he and his family co-exist with them. We had a great time!!