Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is the world's first and only jaguar preserve. This spectacular preserve includes over 125,000 acres of pristine rainforest that jaguars, pumas, ocelots, kinkajous, coatimundis and almost 300 species of birds call home.
If you think the sanctuary is amazing in the daytime, imagine how spectacular it is at night. That's when you have a better chance of spotting the shy cats. It's also when you can experience the jungle's unique nightlife.
A Magical Experience
At Untame Belize, we find that our guests love this tour. They describe it as a breathtaking, magical experience. They can't believe the huge variety of animals they get to see in their natural habitat.
Many of the animals only come out at night. These include most of the big cats, foxes, opossums and the mountain tapir, which is Belize's national animal.
Travel Back In Time
As you enter this preserve in the shadow of the Maya Mountains, you'll see and hear the rainforest the same way the ancient Maya did. You'll get a sense of what they experienced before there were cars or electric lights. The deep silence and darkness of a true, untouched rainforest is something few people experience.
What Will You See?
You never know what you'll see in the preserve. We can't guarantee that you'll spot a jaguar or any other creature. These animals are shy, and spotting one is a rare opportunity.
We can guarantee that you'll be deeply inspired. We haven't yet had a guest who was disappointed by this magical, mysterious tour.
Is This Tour Right for You?
This is an ideal tour for any animal lover who wants to experience nature in as true, wild and untouched a setting as possible. It takes three to four hours to arrive at the sanctuary and hike through it.
What Is the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary?
Cockscomb Basin was established in 1990 as a jaguar preserve. It also protects the upper watersheds of important river systems. The sanctuary is managed by the Belize Audubon Society. It is about 20 miles from Dangriga on the Southern Highway.
Untame Belize Is the Natural Choice for This Tour