Hiking & Waterfalls @ Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve

Cockscomb is the world's first jaguar preserve and offers great hiking opportunities. Within this spectacular preserve the jungle is dense beautiful with abundant flora and fauna.

On this trip you’ll see birds and butterflies. The forest is filled with mammals like peccaries, deer, agoutis, gibnuts, anteaters, kinkajous, and tapirs. On the rare occasion, jaguars have been sighted.

Cockscomb adventures include half a dozen hiking trails with various challenging slopes and steepness.. Bring your swimwear! There are several waterfalls and natural pools on the trails or you can rent an inner tube and have a relaxing one-hour float down the river. Finally, be sure 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 promises an exciting adventure in a lush subtropical rainforest. The park is thick with trees, orchids, ferns and colorful birdlife. Significantly, it is situated next to some unexcavated Maya ruins. For serious hikers, you can climb the steep Antelope trail. At the top of the trail there’s a rewarding vista, a cascading waterfall and a natural pool to swim in. It’s a perfect way to cool down before heading back.

Mayflower Bocawina also offers Belize’s longest zipline facility. It’s a great full day adventure if you combine hiking in the morning with ziplining in the afternoon. For serious hikers, you can climb the steep Antelope trail. At the top of the trail there’s a rewarding vista, a cascading waterfall and a natural pool to swim in. It’s a perfect way 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 Barquedier National Park

Billy Barquedier is a hidden gem of a national park, located right off the Hummingbird Highway. A visit to the gorgeous waterfall requires only a 15 minute hike, making it a nice half-day option! This walk is relatively easy and requires a minimum of physical effort. Follow a trail and that criss-crosses the river, and you’ll be rewarded with by the stunning water flowing over the precipice into a perfectly-shaped gorge and natural swimming pool.

A second, longer and more challenging trail includes an observation tower with stunning views of the valley.

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

Take a fun ride through orange orchards and forests to Belize’s newest zipline. On this thrilling adventure, glide through the canopy and across the South Stann Creek River. As you travel by cable and pulley and traverse the hanging bridges, between platforms you’ll be accompanied by a professional crew offering a genuine and personal experience.

Lucky adventurers might see the rare scarlet macaw feeding on local berries at certain times of year.


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

The relaxing limestone swimming hole at the base of the Rio Blanco waterfall is a twenty minute walk from the park ranger station. Here, the Rio Blanco river travels through wide, shallow pools and cascades over smooth rocks before rolling across the ledge above a stunning plunge pool.

Adrenaline seekers can climb the rocks next to the 100 foot wide waterfall and jump 25 feet into the deep water below. Any little bruise from the breaking the water’s surface is a small price to pay for the bragging rights you earn if you make the jump.

In addition to swimming, the area has excelling birding opportunities, and a hiking trail leading to the cave where the river enters the mountain. If you’re interested in spelunking, hire a local guide to take you on the hour-long rainforest hike to Rock Patch Cave which offers up to four hours of exploration.

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!