The Belize Zoo Tour
The Belize zoo is located between Belize City and Belmopan, some 29 miles west of Belize City on the Western Highway. What began as a backyard zoo quickly transformed into a natural wildlife education center. Today, thousands of visitors flock to the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center which exhibits over 175 animals, representing over 45 native species.
As a tropical mecca for biodiversity, the wetlands, jungles, rivers, and seas, the Belize zoo is a haven for the most exotic wildlife species, including Tapirs, Jaguars, Howler Monkeys, Harpy Eagle, Keel-Bill Toucans, Scarlet Macaws, and more! Fun fact: " The Belize Zoo has become the first nature destination in Belize that is fully accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. It is a non-governmental, non-profit organization focused on wildlife conservation through wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education.
" The Belize Zoo Visiting the zoo is a fun way to learn about Wildlife. Get close up and greet Belize's national animal on the tapir encounter, high five "Junior" on the Jaguar encounter, or get a closer look at the notorious Fer-de-lance, one of the most dangerous of Belizean snakes. If you wish to have a more fantastic tropical wildlife experience, take a nocturnal tour and visit the native species while they are at their most active, guided by highly knowledgeable zookeepers. Visit the best little Zoo in the world, home to the rehabilitated, orphaned, rescued, or ones born at the zoo! Get acquainted with the wildlife of the jungle. Plan a trip with Kawill Tours and enjoy a guided tour filled with useful information and fun activities.
Belize Zoo Tips and Advisory
- We do complimentary pickup and drop-off to places in San Ignacio and the immediate surrounding hotels and resorts.
- Take a personal bottle of water.
- Cameras are allowed.
- Bug spray, water, sunblock
- Proper footwear!
Please take note that The Belize Zoo experience is easy.
The Belize Zoo Experience with Luis
KaWiil Tours offers the best of Western Belize. Luis and his licensed tour guides are well-trained and highly educated in Maya History. Travelers refer to Luis as having an "Encyclopedic Memory" of nature and history.
Kawiil Tours is an inbound tour operator for Belize and is owned and operated by Luis Zaiden. Luis grew up in San Ignacio Town, Cayo district in the beautiful foothills of the Maya mountain. From a young age, Luis had a passion for history and nature. He spent most of his childhood with his friends playing in the river and also playing hide and seek in what is now Cahal Pech Archeological site. He never knew at the time that he would end up running his very own Tour Company. Nevertheless, that came to an end when he went to high school and eventually started working in Belize city.