Chiquibul National Park was originally part of the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, which was designated in 1956. In 1991, due to lobbying from conservationists, three-quarters of the forest reserve that did not have active logging concessions was re-designated as a national park under Belize’s National Parks System Act.
The Chiquibul National Park is Belize’s largest protected area covering more than 289,000 acres of protected jungle centered in the middle of the entire country of Belize.The Chiquibul’s landscape includes the Vaca Plateau to the north and to the extreme south, the Maya Mountains.
Doyle’s Delight, the highest mountain in Belize, is located in the park. The park is located on a layer of limestone strata, the largest area of protected karsts in Belize. The park harbors the Chiquibul Cave System, the longest known cave system in Central America.
The park has a high biodiversity including the keel-billed motmot. It is found in Belize and its natural habitats are tropical or subtropical moist lowland forest.
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BZM Tours’ Naturalist Guides will take you to experience the magic of this great untouched jungle waiting to be explored. Join us and be part of our greatest expedition to encounter the wildest side of Belize where you and nature come together. When you book this tour with us, you will be protecting the endangered Scarlet Macaws and their young ones and the rest of the wild life right in their natural habitat.
We have designed this special package together with managers of this wilderness area to meet nature lovers,birders to enjoy and be part of Belize’s largest protected area. On this trip you will have the opportunity of observing the largest birds of prey in the Americas , such as the BLACK AND WHITE EAGLE, scavengers such as the KING VULTURE, and 80% chances of seeing an elusive JAGUAR, TAPIRS, HOWLER AND SPIDER MONKEYS. Unexcavated Mayan site, panoramic views of the tropical jungle, with birds of all kinds in their natural habitat and so many species of trees.
Chiquibul Expedition – 3 DAYS AGENDA
Depart San Ignacio at 7am. Tour the highest and tallest man made structure in Belize known as Caracol Mayan Site. After Lunch depart for Las Cuevas Research Field Station, once there an introduction will be given , guest will be escorted to their quarters , after settling in we then hike to the observation tower for sunset, view of the entire Chiquibul Forest Reserve. Overnight at Las Cuevas Research Field Station.
An early 5am hike birding to the observation tower for sunrise. Hike back to the station for breakfast. We then prepare gears for a 14km hike through the rain-forest enjoying the different species birds and other wildlife. We Kayak down river going through the habitat of the Jaguar, Tapir, spider Monkey, howler Monkey, Morelet Crocodile while enjoying the beautiful scenery on our sit–on Top Kayaks. At the end of the day, we then camp for the night.
Wake up to the sounds of Nature, Breakfast at the river camp. We then prepare for another Adventure, Kayaking five hours down the Raspaculo and Monkey Tail river to the Macal River , where our driver will be waiting for us. Ending, our unforgettable dream come through expedition and head back to San Ignacio Town