The Belizean jungle is one of the most mysterious and least explored places on Planet Earth, the vast rainforest in Belize is home to an astounding variety of beautiful flowers, colorful birds, and exotic wildlife.
Jungle Trek is a full day adventure in the pristine Belizean jungle with a couple local bushmen guides. Learn many of the secrets that the jungle holds: natural medicines, herbs, barks and many plants that are still used today by natural healers throughout Central America. Ancient ruins, burial sites and altars lurk below the shadows, hidden by time, as you trek through areas few have ever seen.
Explore the Blue Hole River as it surges from below a 250ft cliff and take the opportunity for a refreshing dip in its aqua blue waters.
More than half of mainland Belize is covered in rain forest. A rain forest is like a regular forest except that it gets lots and lots of rain (as you’d expect), meaning that plants and animals really love it. There are hundreds of different kinds of trees in the rain forest but also fragile, beautiful flowers like orchids. Did you know that the Black Orchid is the national flower of Belize?
The rain forest is also home to colorful parrots, huge macaws, black howler monkeys (which love to sit in the tree tops and howl!) and also mysterious creatures like tapirs and even jaguars. Most of the animals in the rain forest are hard to see in the daytime though as they only come out at nighttime.
Mountains, Caves, and Waterfalls - The Belize rain forest is everywhere you go in the country, including lush valleys, steep mountain sides, and all kinds of other terrains. The Belize rain forest is also where you’ll find thousands of caves, including some that were used by the ancient Maya people to perform some of their most important religious ceremonies.
Other amazing things you can find in the Belize rain forest include deep blue swimming holes, perfect for a refreshing swim on a hot day, and giant waterfalls. In fact, the waterfalls in Belize are the biggest in all of Central America.
Lost Mayan Cities - If you’ve ever imagined trekking for miles through dense vegetation in order to find a lost city built by an ancient civilization, that’s exactly what you’ll find in Belize. The ancient Maya people built enormous pyramids, vast palaces, and strange carved stones called stelae right in the middle of the Belize rain forest. Nobody is quite sure why, but most of these cities were abandoned over 1,000 years ago and were only rediscovered recently.
But there are some cities which have yet to be found. Satellite images have revealed the outlines of lost cities just waiting for the right adventurer to discover them.
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