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Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve from San Ignacio provided by MayaWalk Tours

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve from San Ignacio

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve from San Ignacio
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Escape the heat of the lowlands and explore the nature reserve of the Mountain Pine Ridge. Discover where cool rivers flow through pristine forests and caves while waterfalls provide beauty and mystery.  Swim, hike, and relax in the natural scenery on an outing into the more remote areas of Cayo District. Here ancient ruins and ancient geology combine in a modern setting for an amazing experience in nature!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • The Mountain Pine Ridge reserve is over 100,000 acres of protected forest. It is comprised mainly of Honduras pine and some wetlands, the Macal River valley and some subtropical forest. The area is mainly granite and limestone, and is home to numerous rivers, springs, waterfalls and caves. This is truly a nature lover’s haven! There is a small forest ranger post and very little habitation, except for a couple of isolated Maya communities and a small settlement of Mennonites. A former logging settlement at San Luis is now abandoned because the area has been protected since the 1940s. This stunning and unique natural habitat is home to numerous bird and mammal species, and is a great place for birdwatching and enjoying the peace of the natural environment. The first feature of the reserve that we will explore is the Rio Frio Cave, the source of the Rio Frio river and the largest cave entrance in Belize. Our next stop is the Rio On Pools, a series of shimmering natural swimming holes and rock water slides that allow for cooling relaxation and meditation. Enjoy a water massage from cascading waterfalls that run over a wide river bed and smooth granite rocks. Take a homemade picnic lunch break at the pools followed by a short drive to our next destination, the fabulous Big Rock Falls, a 150-foot waterfall on Privassion Creek. Here, the cool spray of mist from the waterfall refreshes swimmers in the clear, deep pool below. This day of hiking, spelunking, swimming and possible wildlife watching is not to be missed!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The Mountain Pine Ridge reserve is over 100,000 acres of protected forest. It is comprised mainly of Honduras pine and some wetlands, the Macal River valley and some subtropical forest. The area is mainly granite and limestone, and is home to numerous rivers, springs, waterfalls and caves. This is truly a nature lover’s haven! There is a small forest ranger post and very little habitation, except for a couple of isolated Maya communities and a small settlement of Mennonites. A former logging settlement at San Luis is now abandoned because the area has been protected since the 1940s. This stunning and unique natural habitat is home to numerous bird and mammal species, and is a great place for birdwatching and enjoying the peace of the natural environment. The first feature of the reserve that we will explore is the Rio Frio Cave, the source of the Rio Frio river and the largest cave entrance in Belize. Our next stop is the Rio On Pools, a series of shimmering natural swimming holes and rock water slides that allow for cooling relaxation and meditation. Enjoy a water massage from cascading waterfalls that run over a wide river bed and smooth granite rocks. Take a homemade picnic lunch break at the pools followed by a short drive to our next destination, the fabulous Big Rock Falls, a 150-foot waterfall on Privassion Creek. Here, the cool spray of mist from the waterfall refreshes swimmers in the clear, deep pool below. This day of hiking, spelunking, swimming and possible wildlife watching is not to be missed!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9526P6
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch with a drink
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip transfer
  • Rum punch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Directions: MayaWalk Tours Main Office located between Tandoor Restaurant and Belize Bank Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • 19 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize Directions: MayaWalk Tours Main Office located between Tandoor Restaurant and Belize Bank Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • What to bring: Hiking sandals or trainers, towel, small backpack, liter of water, bug spray, snacks, swim wear with shorts, camera
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch with a drink
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip transfer
  • Rum punch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Directions: MayaWalk Tours Main Office located between Tandoor Restaurant and Belize Bank Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • 19 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize Directions: MayaWalk Tours Main Office located between Tandoor Restaurant and Belize Bank Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • What to bring: Hiking sandals or trainers, towel, small backpack, liter of water, bug spray, snacks, swim wear with shorts, camera
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Svetlanatravelworld
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine68 contributions
Great birding tour
Nov 2019 • Family
We (me and my son) experienced a great birding tour with tour guid Francis. It was a great trip to the mountains. We saw many birds including orange breasted falcon, laughing falcon and others.
Will definitely coming back to explore more of beautiful birds and a beautiful country! Highly recommending !

BR, Svetlana
Written October 3, 2020
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Hello and thank you soo much for choosing us . I am glad you enjoyed your birdwatching tour with Francis. He is extremely knowledgeable on birds, their sounds and he is passionate about what he does. We are excited for your return in the nearest future Until next time, Cheers & Safe Travels Samantha & the MayaWalk Team
Written January 15, 2021
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Rachel L
3 contributions
Lively tour with beautiful sights
Jan 2020
We went on the Mountain Pine Ridge tour with Joshua and Julio and had an amazing time--breathtaking views of the waterfall and pools, plus a large cavern and creek that's fun to climb around and explore. We went with my mother-in-law who was 70, and she was able to reach every site on the trip thanks to our guides' patient guidance. We really could not have asked for more considerate guides--Joshua helped her down the steps to the waterfall, lending a helping hand when needed, and they laughed and joked the whole time. We had such a great experience we decided to do a second tour with MayWalk the following day--cave tubing at the Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve.
Written February 16, 2020
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Richard Xu
Chesterfield, MO22 contributions
Fun day
This was my first tour in San Ignacio. Our tour guide, Francis, was great and even provided lunch with rum punch. There are 3 stops. The first is to a cave, then to the Rio pools, and finally a waterfall. There's more sitting the car than the other tours I did between the stops.
Written January 17, 2020
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Linds P.
Calgary, Canada9 contributions
Gorgeous forest and scenery
Jan 2020 • Couples
I did this tour with Paradise Expeditions and our guide Lucy was phenomenal! She has taken so much training for tourism that she has facts and stories about everything we saw all day!

Most of the tour is spent driving. The road is a very rough forestry type road and it’s slow going. The cave is spectacular, the waterfall and swimming was beyond fantastic, and the 1000 ft falls is a great view.

I highly recommend this tour for anyone, including families. I loved that none of the sites were crowded with people. I wish hiking had been a component, but I really enjoyed it anyway.
Written January 5, 2020
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barbara b
East Midlands, UK27 contributions
Wonderful tour guide
Dec 2019
My trip was booked and there were four others due. They didn’t arrive but the company still run the tour with me alone.
I booked this trip because I wanted to see the waterfalls and the National Park. I’m not young and a lot of hiking was not an option. I got to see fantastic views, lovely waterfalls, had a delicious lunch with a great view (and rum punch!) it was possible to go swimming but I opted out. I would certainly recommend it if you can.
My guide was so very knowledgable and extremely helpful, in fact it would have been impossible without his help.
If this trip is an indication of what the other trips offer you can’t go wrong.
Written December 19, 2019
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CieraDrake
22 contributions
Amazing adventure with MayaWalk
Nov 2019 • Friends
We had a great time using Maya Walk! I don’t remember our guides name, but it was for the Rio Frio Falls, and the Rio On Pools, and the cave on November 3rd, 2019. They were all such amazing sights. We loved swimming in the Rio On pools. Our guide was awesome! When we got to Rio Frio pools, we wanted to jump off a high ledge, but at the last minute I got too scared. So he climbed all the way up with my friends, and jumped off with them. Once they finished I changed my mind and wanted to try it, and he went through the hassle of climbing back up again and jumping off with me. Then, we were talking about some of the animals we wanted to see, and he kept stopping, pulling over, and pointing out different animals for us to check off our list! He ended up spotting 6 keel billed toucans!
Written December 8, 2019
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mslambe
Youghal, Ireland55 contributions
Unbelizable 😉
Great day with Daryl, he took fantastic care of the group (3), we were the only people at the pools & big rock, it was incredible! Definitely recommend.
Written May 22, 2019
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Scott I
Saratoga Springs, UT23 contributions
Pine ridge tour
We spent yesterday with MayaWalk Tours in pine ridge mountains. The scenery was beautiful - large cave, Rio pools. Big rock waterfall was incredible and the water was perfect for a nice swim. The staff was great and the tour was well worth the price.
Written May 4, 2019
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AngieMags
Makati, Philippines51 contributions
Beautiful place and great company
We had a good time, beautiful places and very good tour guide. We really enjoyed it. I can recommend to do this during your visit in San Ignacio.
Written April 21, 2019
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Kathy L
14 contributions
Amazing day at Mountain Pine Ridge w Darryl
Apr 2019 • Family
We had an absolutely fantastic time with Darryl going to Mountain Pine Ridge. Even though we were expecting a mostly nature-based tour without much information, Darryl told us so much about the history and culture of the areas. He was great and very patient with explaining things to my father, who speaks English as a second language. He also went the extra mile to make sure we were safe, going down to the cave and waterfalls with us and directing us on the exact paths to take. And Mountain Pine Ridge was just beautiful. Take a day and go!
Written April 13, 2019
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I was nervous at first but I’m so glad I did this tour!
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Wonderful tour
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Great tour
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Atm cave
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Another amazing experience!
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Great Experience!
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Great tour to Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
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MUST SEE
MUST SEE/DO. Ask for Juan Carlos (JC). The tour, the cave, the lunch, and JC’s breadth of history and mythology wil
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Great experience
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Awesome Day!
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