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Garden & Botanical Tour

This is the tour we offer to all our visitors. It includes a 90 minute guided tour of Shipstern Visitors’ Centre, Butterfly Garden, Botanical Trail and our now famous Observation Tower, with an amazing view over belizean forests, lagoons and coastal areas. The Botanical Trail winds through several coastal dry habitats, and many of the plants and birds seen on that visit can be seen nowhere else in Belize. The tour can be tailored to focus on some of the above elements only, at the same rate.

Cost is US$5 per person, with a minimum charge of US$10.-.



Bird Lover’s Tour: Shipstern

Early morning birding tour at and around Shipstern headquarters where birds like Toucans, Araçaris, many species of Orioles, Jays (among which the beautiful Blue Jay bird, symbol of Shipstern) and many other birds can be observed in their natural habitat. Approx. 4 hours (5.30am-9:30am). A visit to the belizean forests of Shipstern Main Trail, close to the western border of the reserve can also be combined with this tour. Forests are more humid there, and are home to various other species.

Cost is US$25 per person, with a minimum charge of US$ 50.-.

Contact us for more information concerning our Bird Tours in Belize.


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Bird Lover’s Tour: Xo Pol

This small lake located in the Xo-Pol area of Shipstern Nature Reserve, approximately 10 miles to the West, is home to Morelet Crododiles, Baird’s Tapir and is a place where the Jaguar is often heard. From our observation hut on the lakeshore, wading birds can be quite easily observed as well as, with a bit of luck, the beautiful Snail Kite, Herons and Woodstorks. This birding tour takes approx. 4 hours (ca. 5:00am – 9:00am).

Cost is US$35 per person, with a minimum fee of US$70.

Contact us for more information concerning our Bird Tours in Belize.



Laguna Birding Tour

Discover the beautiful Shipstern Lagoon, its mangrove islands and water bird colonies (February to June). Shipstern is the largest inland lagoon in Belize and perfect for birding. It is shallow, and fleeing stingrays are often spotted. Roseate Spoonbills, White Ibis, many Heron species and when conditions are right, American Woodstorks nest on the many islands. One of these islands harbours a small Black Mangrove forest, remnants of a Mayan structure, as well as beautiful epiphytes. Belizean lunch is included and taken on the boat in the shade of a wooded boat landing.

All day tour. US$ 75.- per person, minimum charge US$225.-.

Contact us for more information concerning our Bird Tours in Belize.


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Cultural Tour and Cerros

A wonderful day out to discover Belize as you rarely see it. This tour will take you through local communities first at Little Belize, where you will tour the community in a traditional horse carriage, under the guidance of Bernhard. In Chunox, visit a local mestizo village and see how things have changed over time. A truly traditional Mayan lunch will be served during your break, at someone’s house. Finally, end the trip with a visit at Cerros ruins, a small but beautiful ceremonial centre located on the sea shore of Belize (which is rather unusual for the Mayas).

Cost: US$75 pp; minimal charge US$150.

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El Pescador Tour

Treat yourself to an exciting adventure while you explore Sarteneja Village, one of the most relaxed destinations in Belize. Learn all about the history, traditions, lifestyle of the Mestizo fishermen of Belize.  This tour includes a visit to the wooden sailboats builders, swimming time in the Corozal Bay and visiting local art shops.

Cost is US$10 per person, with a minimum fee of US$20.

Contact us for more information about our tour to Sarteneja.

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EL Arrecife

Visitors on this tour can opt for a 1 day visit or can choose to spend the night. This tour departs from Sarteneja by boat making a stop at the San Juan visitor center, which  provides visitors with valuable information on fishing and marine activities. There is also an eighteen kilometer nature trail that provides visitors with the opportunity to get up close to the flora and fauna of the reserve. Visitors are then treated to a unique experience as the boat navigates through the Mayan Channel. One must be on the lookout for manatees as the rides goes through a forest of mangroves. The destination, a prestine beach where the reef almost touches the island. While visitors explore the expanses of beach or go for a snorkel in the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, the guide prepares a delicious Beach BBQ Belizean style.

Cost is US$150 per person, with a minimum fee of US$300.

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Tour Nocturno

Spend a magical evening on a night tour in the forests of Xo-Pol Lake. Enjoy crocodile spotting and nocturnal wildlife sightings, such as the agile Fishing Bats. 4 pm to 8 pm (to enjoy sunset) or 6pm to 10pm.

Cost: US$75 for minimum 2 people; additional person US$25 each.

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The Hike

Tag along with two rangers for a 4 ½ day trek from Shipstern to Honey Camp National Park through Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve. On Day One you will leave at five in the morning to follow a forest trail, all the way to our Western boundary. This you will follow until veering West towards Xo-Pol, where we shall stop for the night at our elevated bird-hide, where you’ll find a good dinner and a tent or a hammock.

Very early in the morning of Day Two, a walk will take us along a small road towards Xcopen landing, where a boat will allow you to cross to Shipstern Landing, from whence we shall walk to the unexcavated and fascinating ruins of Cacaltulix, where we’ll have some time to explore, do birding and get some rest. Day Three will take you on our longest and toughest hike, through a forested corridor all the way to the northern border of Freshwater Creek. Following this border, you’ll reach a camp on the side of a small but beautiful cenote.

Day Four will take you through Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve to see some of our reforestation efforts, and eventually lead you to the Chiwa Lagoon in Honey Camp National Park. On the morning of Day Five, a short walk will bring you to Honey Camp Lagoon, where a car will pick you up and bring you back to Shipstern.
Learn survival tips, and experience first-hand what it takes to be a ranger.
For very hardy trekkers only!!
Cost USD 800.- for 2 persons. Additional persons 300 US$ each. Maximum 6 persons.

Contact us for more informations.


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NB:  due to limited resources, we are usually unable to run several tours in parallel, especially when these are grouped in a week package. Hence, please make sure to check in advance for availability, as we may not be able to offer tours on the spot.  Thank you.

Plan your own tour

Although we offer standardized tours, we are very proud at Corozal Sustainable Future Initiative (CSFI) of being highly flexible. The tours above can be rearranged according to your wishes, and they can be extended if you wish to have more time in each location, for example to do birding. Please contact us to plan your personalized tour!

 

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