"I am the proprietor of DTOURZ and have been a professional tour guide since 1999. My specialties are ornithology, botany, natural history and soft adventure. Teaching people about the wonders of nature is my passion, and I will personally take you on a tour that you will never forget. "
Doyle Gardiner, Dtourz
Cockscomb Jungle Day Tour
Take a scenic 60 minute drive to the world's only jaguar preserve. Make a stop to learn about the banana plantation and another to check out the "Maya Centre" where you can buy local souvenirs.
The first part of this tour is a natural history hike where Doyle, the tour guide will teach you about all of the flora and fauna of the area. Anything you want to know, he'll tell you.
After a delicious provided lunch comes the optional second half of the tour. Grab an inner tube and hike down to the South Stann Creek River where you will float along for around an hour. After this, you will take another hike to a beautiful waterfall where you can swim to your heart's content.
Next up is an amazing experience sure to be the highlight of your day, an adventure zipping down natural water slides. You'll be sliding down moss-covered rocks with Doyle giving you step by step instructions. Nothing to fear!!!
Cockscomb Jungle Night Tour
After the 60 minute drive to the wildlife sanctuary, headlights will be distributed to each person. First we fuel up with a hearty local dinner, followed by a briefing of the hiking trails.
The hike is around 2 hours long where you will have the chance to see tapirs, howler monkeys, river otters 5 species of wild cats and many more. Various types of frogs and snakes are prevalent in this area as well. After a short break, we collect river tubes and head to the river for night river tubing!
The key to seeing wildlife is staying quiet and being in the right place at the right time. Sightings are never guaranteed but many animals are nocturnal and can only be seen at night!
Xunantunich and The Blue Hole
This tour begins with a 2 and a half hour drive down the famous "Hummingbird Highway," a little long but a great way to see the country.
Once we are almost at the site, we'll cross the Mopan River by means of a hand-cranked ferry. Upon arrival, a knowledgeable site guide will walk you through the site while giving you a thorough history of the Maya people. The highlight of the trip is climbing the 140 foot high "El Castillo" building to experience a 360 degree view over the forest treetops of Western Belize and straight into Guatemala.
After lunch, we will begin the journey back home. After 45 minutes of driving we will stop at the Blue Hole National Park to take a dip in the natural sinkhole in the middle of the jungle. Then it is homeward bound.
Scarlet Macaws at Red Bank
For only December-March, you have a unique opportunity to see Scarlet Macaws in the wild. These magnificent birds migrate to southern Belize because of the rich food source in the mountains above Red Bank village.
Take an hour drive to Red Bank village and the Swasey River for a chance to see these birds as well as other colorful species. Take a dip in the refreshing river whilst your guide prepares breakfast on an open fire! More birding follows for as long as you wish.
Trips 2014-2020 have had a 100% sighting rate. 40-80 birds each time! This includes macaws in flight, feeding, perching and even mid-air mating!