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Community Baboon Sanctuary

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Address: Belize
Phone Number: 501-660-3545
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Description: This reserve is home to more than 1000 howler monkeys and other animals.

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Howler Monkey not Baboon

A visit to the baboon sanctuary was included in our Central America tour, and it was a lovely visit. The baboon in the name of sanctuary is actually the howler monkey, our guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A visit to the baboon sanctuary was included in our Central America tour, and it was a lovely visit. The baboon in the name of sanctuary is actually the howler monkey, our guide called to them when we went looking them and they soon called back (howled). The sound is really loud and makes it easier to find them. It... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My girlfriend and I went to see the baboon sanctuary and found it to be too short for what you pay but great to get a chance to see the howler monkeys up close. The guide was informative but seemed to push us through the visit like cattle. If you want to see them up close though then this is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was an amazing experience - we had wild howler monkeys come down and eat bananas out of our hands. However, when we arrived, the woman working there told us the admission was $60US for our family of 4! She said it was $20 per adult and $10 per child. When we questioned it, saying we had read $7 per... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

After stopping in Belize during our cruise, we booked a tour to visit the Howler Monkey Sanctuary. We had to wait about one hour until there were 10 people to fill the vehicle, but we were happy with that as we browsed the shops. Our driver was great and pointed out all the local sites. When we got to the... More 

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Philadelphia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We spent 10 days in Belize and went to Tikal in Guatemala. This sanctuary may have been THE highlight of our trip. Admission is $7.50USDpp and includes a 45 minute guided tour. The farmers and other people in the community have made great sacrifices to secure the future of these beautiful Howler monkeys. According to our excellent guide, Robert, there... More 

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seattle
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Its a very short walk to locate howler monkeys with the expert help of guide, Charles. I was by myself and had the opportunity to "play" with the monkeys. It's a short visit but absolutely delightful. It was one of the highlights of my trip.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Community Baboon Sanctuary is well worth the time. Our guide Robert showed us around the museum, then escorted us into the rain forest calling for monkeys. Within a few minutes we saw/ heard a male howler monkey howling and posturing in a tree above us. What a howling noise maker! We also saw a momma monkey and her baby... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

If your guide takes you on a hike through area, make sure that you wear boots with pants and a long sleeve shirt designed for tropical weather. If you're concerned about balance on the walk, take a set of trekking polls. It's not that hilly or uneven, my poles just helped me keep my balance. It is an amazing learning... More 

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Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

As in other reviews, Robert was our guide at the baboon sanctuary. We went as part of a Seaduced package along with Altun Ha. We didn't have to walk far into the forest before the call went out for the monkeys, and then they were there. One bigger male and 5 other smaller monkeys (along with an infant). The larger... More 

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Vaughan, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We went to the community baboon sanctuary where at first you are not sure what to expect when you walk in but there was someone there and they arranged for a guide to take us to see the howler monkeys. Robert was amazing he answered all of my kids questions (there were a lot) he was so knowledgeable and told... More 

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