After a leisurely start to the morning, leave Black Rock Lodge and drive down to the Hummingbird Highway to the Blue Hole National Park. Hike through jungle and into Saint Herman’s Cave. See albino catfish and albino crabs in a subterranean stream, then hike or drive to the Inland Blue Hole. The Inland Blue Hole is an artesian well with azure crystalline water flowing to the surface. The Blue Hole is cool and the swimming is revitalizing. The stream flows a short distance where it then enters a cave and goes subterranean. After exploring these natural wonders, head to the Belize Zoo for even more natural wonders. The Belize Zoo has a large cross section of Belize’s fauna and is one of the most ecologically sound zoos in the world. Most of the animals were either pets, pests, or found injured and then rescued. From crocodiles to kinkajous, from jabirus to jaguars, and from scarlet macaws to stinky peccaries, the Belize Zoo has a little bit of everything.
Tour departs: morning, 3/4 day tour
Drive time: 2 hours each way
What to wear/bring: Shorts, t-shirt, hiking shoes or good sandals, hat, swim suit, beach towel, sunglasses, sunscreen, repellent, US or BZ dollars for petty cash.
Not included: entry fees, lunch.