So many adventures to be had out West!
All tours are booked with local licensed tour operators in town and can be booked the night before going on them. If you do not book your trips ahead of time we have a free telephone for guest use to call in your day trips. We will be happy to help you with any information you need in your choice of adventure. All tours pick up and drop off daily.
All tour recommendations are by way of the trips our guests take and their experiences, as well as our own adventures on day trips. You can look up any of these tour companies and their reviews online.
MOPAN TUBING ADVENTURE Click here for a map of the river trip... A wonderful self-guided adventure that starts and ends at Parrot Nest! Take a walk with your tube through the village to your jump-in point on the Mopan River , then tube downriver. You'll See many iguanas and different species of local birds and get to float through the Bullet Tree rapids and tube down the chute. An easy excursion that anyone can do. This is FREE for all Parrot Nest guests!
A LOCAL DAY: Within easy access by foot or by taxi.
LOCAL MAYA RUINS (Xunantunich, Cahal Pech or El Pilar)
IGUANA CONSERVATION PROJECT, NATURE TRAIL AND BIRDING WALKS
MEDICINAL TRAIL WALK
AJAW - Making chocolate with a Maya family.
ATM TRIP- Actun Tunichil Mucnal, otherwise knows as The Crystal Maiden. (FULL DAY TRIP). Transport - Pickup/drop off at Parrot Nest Lodge. Licensed, experienced guides. Park entrance fee and lunch included. A fantastic full day's adventure of seeing Belize's countryside, plus hiking, swimming, climbing, and experiencing one of the most amazing caves you will ever have the opportunity to explore. You will see stalactite/stalagmite columns, Mayan artifacts, and incredible skeletal remains, and you will hear inspiring historical and archaeological stories. A once-in-a-lifetime experience.
MOUNTAIN COW CRYSTAL CAVE (FULL DAY TRIP). This caving trip takes you up the Hummingbird Highway to the area of the Blue Hole National Park where you embark on an amazing caving adventure with stalactites and stalagmites and wonderful stories of the Maya Underworld. Please note that it is a rigorous trip; it includes a bit of repelling, crawling, climbing and hiking, and being comfortable with small spaces.
MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE (FULL DAY TRIP) click here for a map of MPR. Take a drive trough the countryside of the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve making three stops on your day out: The Rio Frio Cave, a spectacular sight and great photo opportunity; take a swim and picnic at the Rio On Pools, a cascading river down the mountainside; then take a drive to Big Rock Falls, a beautiful waterfall that flows over the mountain into a shimmering swimming hole tucked away in the mountains.
CARACOL MAYA RUINS & MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE RESERVE (FULL DAY TRIP). Transportation, pickup/drop off at Parrot Nest Lodge. Licensed, experienced guides, park and site entrance fees and lunch included. Visit the fabulous Maya Site of Caracol. Great bird watching, wildlife sighting, and hiking. On your return route stop off and visit the Rio Frio Caves and enjoy a refreshing swim at the Rio On Pools, them visit Big Rock Waterfalls where making a splash jumping off the side of the rocks is always fun. A wonderful days adventure with so many different stops.
JAGUAR PAW CAVE TUBING AND JUNGLE ZIP-LINING (3/4 DAY OR FULL-DAY TRIP). A truly unique experience. Inner tube through and under mountain ranges. Hike the crystal cave. Zip line the jungle treetops. Enjoy a day packed with adventure!
BARTON CREEK CAVES (1/2 DAY TRIP). An adventurous drive through the countryside out west in the area of the Upper Barton Creek, home to an old-fashioned Mennonite community. You will arrive to the Barton Creek Caves with one of the most beautiful swimming holes around. Here you will embark on canoes to travel through large and small caverns in the caving system, enjoying the stories told by the guide and exploring with your head lamp the amazing stalactites and stalagmites.
JUNGLE ZIPLINING. Take a drive up to Calico Jack's in the mountains and spend the day zipping through the tree tops. So much fun!
TIKAL MAYA RUINS, GUATEMALA (FULL DAY TRIP). Transportation pick-up/drop-off at Parrot Nest Lodge. Licensed, experienced guides. Park entrance fees and lunch included. A full day's adventure experiencing one of the most amazing archaeological sites in Central America.
HORSE BACK RIDING (1/2 DAY TRIPS & FULL DAY TRIPS AVAILABLE). Explore the countryside, riverbanks and Maya ruins on horseback in the company of great guides. Or take a trip into the mountains and ride to the waterfalls.
JUNGLE PONTOON BOAT TRIP (FULL DAY). Take an amazing trip up and down the Upper Macal River by the dam and visit multiple waterfalls. Swim, relax, and picnic along the way. Absolutely breathtaking jungle experience!
RIVER TOUR (HALF AND FULL DAY RIVER TRIPS). Kayak or canoe down the Mopan River. Or canoe downstream with Tony on the Macal River, into the Belize River. Enjoy Nature and its flora and fauna. Overnight camping trips available.
DOWNSTREAM FLOAT (FULL DAY TRIP). Get dropped off upstream on the Macal River. Take your canoe and float downstream, stopping along the way at Belize Botanical Gardens, the Chaa Creek Natural History Museum and Butterfly Farm, and the Ix Chel Medicinal Trails. This trip can be guided or self-guided.
RENT A CAR IN TOWN for a day or two and have the freedom to explore the sites on your own. You can hire a locally licensed day guide to accompany you.
Just to mention a few adventure guide recommendation from the years of travelers that come through Parrot Nest Lodge, these links listed below will take you to sites with great information on all the amazing trips available out west. Every trip you wish to embark on out west is amazing. Please note that Parrot Nest Lodge does not do tours or shuttles, all recommendations are just that based on our own experiences and that of the guest that stay at our lodge.
River Rat Expeditions with Gonzo exploring the underworld, Be sure to book ATM with him, he is an amazing guide: http://riverratexpeditions.com/index.html - Pacz Tours for all your adventure needs: https://www.pacztours.net - Jungle Splash Pontoon Boat Tours with Roberto: https://www.junglesplashtours.com - HORSEBACK RIDING St. Leonards Tours stleonardstoursbelize.com - Mario hosts a great Caracol Maya Ruin and Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve adventure: https://msadventures.bz - Another great company Sergio and his family will be happy to guide you on your adventures out west: https://www.exploreinlandtours.com - Nine Belize Eco Tours: https://www.ninebelize.com
Try an Island Kayaking Expedition adventure of a lifetime with Slickrock Adventures : https://www.slickrock.com