Trek the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Southern Belize. The world’s first and only reserve of its kind, covering an area of 120,000 Acres. Through Dr. Alan Rabinowitz's ecological studies conducted between 1982 and 1984, it was observed that the Cockscomb Basin contained the highest density of Jaguars ever recorded in the region.
Therefore in 1984, the area was initially declared a forest reserve with a “No Hunting” ordinance to protect the large Jaguar population and other wildlife that make it their home. It was later declared a wildlife sanctuary on February 26, 1986. Hike well established and maintained trails through the rainforest. Along the way, you may see evidence of Jaguars and other mammals such as Tapir or Peccaries (Wild pigs) and even hear the loud call of the Howler Monkeys. The preserve is also haven for over 350 bird species and you may have opportunity to see them in their natural habitat.
After a picnic style lunch, tube the gentle South Stann Creek River and take in the picturesque scenery as you refresh in the cool water. Hike a few more minutes for a swim at a waterfalls’ pool.