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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Alan H
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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
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our hike and adventures at the Community Baboon Sanctuary were exciting and fascinating. Our tour guide Robert was very wise, a great speaker, and extremely knowledgeable. Robert took us on a private hike through the local rain forest and provided so much information about the local trees, plants, insects, and the black howler monkeys: medicinal, cultural, and biological. He was... More 

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Seattle, WA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

For a once in a lifetime experience to learn, see and especially hear the howler monkeys of Belize visit this place. For a small fee (around $15) you get a guide to take you around to see the wildlife of the jungle. You are pretty much assured to see monkeys (no guarantee because they are in the wild - no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I can't say enough good things about the CBS. It was an incredible experience to see the monkeys so close! Everyone is super friendly and nice. We had the opportunity to stay over night at one of the Home Stay houses. Ms. Kancy, simply put, was the epitome of a gracious and generous host. She fed us delicious homemade food... More 

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