Hiking & Waterfalls @ Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve

This is the world's first Jaguar Preserve offering great hiking opportunities. Here the jungle is dense and both flora and fauna is abundant.

You will see birds and butterflies and maybe also some mammals like peccaries, deers, agoutis, gibnuts, anteaters, kinkajous, tapirs and if you are lucky, a jaguar!

In Cockscomb there is more than half a dozen hiking trails of different steepness and difficulty. Bring your swimwear as there are several waterfalls and natural pools on the trails. Another option is to rent an inner tube and in a lazy manner float down the river for an hour. And last but not least don't forget to check out the plane crash!

Bring: Closed shoes, Insect Repellent, Swimwear, Water, Snacks
How far away: 25 miles, 1 h ride from Hopkins
District: Stann Creek
Difficulty level ride: Medium
Difficulty level tour: Easy to Hard
Percentage off-road: 50%
Bike required: Dual-sport
Tour Duration: 2-7 hours


The road to Cockscomb is a great ride!

Zipline, Hiking & Waterfalls @ Mayflower Bocawina National Park

Hiking in Mayflower Bocawina is hiking in a lush subtropical rainforest thick with trees, orchids, ferns and abundant birdlife. Mayflower Bocawina National Park lies next to the remains of some unexcavated Mayan ruins.

At the park is also to be found Belize's longest zipline facility. You can combine a tour here with hiking in the morning and ziplining in the afternoon.
For serious hikers, hike to the steep Antelope trail. At the top there is a great view, and a natural pool to swim in by the cascading waterfall. A perfect spot for you to cool down before heading back.


Bring: Closed shoes, Insect Repellent, Swimwear, Water, Snacks
How far away: 15 miles, 40 min ride from Hopkins
District: Stann Creek
Difficulty level ride: Easy/Medium
Difficulty level tour: Ranging Easy to Hard
Percentage off-road: 50%
Bike required: Dual-sport
Tour Duration: 2-9 hours


Getting to Mayflower is nice & quick on a motorbike!

Hiking & Waterfalls @ Billy Barquedeir National Park

Right of the lower part of the Hummingbird Highway you will find this virtually undiscovered National Park. The waterfall plumbs into a perfectly shaped gorge with a natural swimming pool only 15 min hike from the highway.

As you walk along the river the jungle will wrap around you and the waterway. A couple of times you have to cross the river on some stepping stones which makes this a fun event. Apart from how gorgeous this fall is, it is easy to reach without too much physical effort, which makes this into a nice half-day event.

Bring: Closed shoes, Insect Repellent, Swimwear, Water
How far away: 25 miles, 45 min ride from Hopkins
District: Stann Creek
Difficulty level ride: Easy
Difficulty level tour: Easy/Medium
Percentage off-road: 0%
Dual-sport or Cruiser
Tour Duration: 2-4 hours


Great half day adventure!

Zipline @ Mayan Sky Canopy Tours

A fun ride through orange orchids and forest leads you to Belize’s newest zipline. Enjoy the the thrill as you zip over the South Stann Creek River. This zipline has a very professional crew that offers a genuine and personal experience. In between some platsforms you will also have to walk on a hanging bridges.

If it is the right time of the year and you are lucky, you might see Scarlet Macaws feeding on the berries that grow in the area.


Bring: Closed shoes, Insect Repellent
How far away: 25 miles, 45 min ride from Hopkins
District: Stann Creek
Difficulty level ride: Medium
Difficulty level tour: Easy
Percentage off-road: 40%
Bike required: Dual-sport
Tour Duration: 1-2 hours


Great to combine with a ride to Placencia!

Cliff jump & Waterfall @ Rio Blanco National Park

Rio Blanco National park offers swimming at a waterfall a short walk from the park ranger station. It has a smaller selection of hiking trails. If you are in the neighborhood, make sure you pop in for a visit and a swim.

If you need your adrenaline pumping, make sure you enjoy the cliff-jump next to the waterfall. You will land in the water, hard enough to bruise, but from that shock guaranteed to also the raging confidence that “you can do anything”. If you need a little psychological terror followed by a conviction of your awesomeness, you should come here and jump.

Bring: Insect Repellent, Swimwear, Water
How far away: 95 miles, 2h 30 min from Hopkins
District: Toledo
Difficulty level ride: Easy
Difficulty level tour: Easy to Medium
Percentage off-road: 0%
Bike required: Dual-sport or Cruiser
Tour Duration: 2-4 hours


Get your adrenaline pumping!