Let’s take a drive across the Belize River a board a hand crank ferry to this very amazing modern community called Spanish lookout. Established around 1958, it is a well developed and fast growing town in the Cayo District. The citizens of this community speak Plautdietsch (low German with Dutch influence meaning flat or low” (referring to the plains of northern Germany), and the name Dietsch corresponds etymologically to Dutch Duits and German Deutsch (both meaning “German”),most also speak English and Spanish. It is largely an agricultural community with some light industry such as furniture making, prefabricated wood houses, find best ice-cream and the only oil field production in Belize. The Mennonite community plays an important role in the Belize economy, they produce product such as grains, vegetables, cattle, poultry and dairy products. After spending some time and learning the history of the Mennonite community and having a taste of the Mennonite Belizean Crusine, we would move on to something different and adventurous.
As we make our way to one of the best birding spot, starting with a drive, through the rolling hills of this wonderful community, enjoying the picturesque view of Spanish lookout. The area consist, miles of developed open Savannah, and farm lands used for cattle grazing and agricultural products, such as corn and red kidney beans. Driving for a few more minutes we then enter a sub-tropical forest reserve.
Having several different habitat in the area, it makes a perfect birding destination for Yellow rumpled warblers, white tailed kites, laughing falcon, fly-catchers and more.
Our naturalist guide will provide you with a brief introduction, regarding the tour, basic water safety, uses of equipments and kayaks Level of Difficulty: Easy PLEASE NOTE: All participants must have basic swimming skills and be 14 years and older.
- Comfortable light weight clothing (short and t-shirt with proper footwear (hiking shoes))
- Mosquito repellent
- Water proof Camera and water shoes for the Kayak Trip.
- Extra Dry Clothes to Change after the tour
- Entrance Fees