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Private Reserve Tour
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Ages 0-100
Duration: 3–5 hours
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Enjoy a picnic lunch with a view at Bull's Point.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Towels should incase you decide to go for a swim at the falls
  • Binoculars for birdwatching
What's not included
  • Insect Repellent, Hiking Boots/shoes


Start:
  • Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge, 4 Cooma Cairn Road Mountain Pine Ridge, Belize
    Once in San Ignacio, drive up the Cristo Rey/San Antonio Road. You drive through these two small communities towards the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. You will see signs of Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve all along. Driving time is one (1) hour from San Ignacio to Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85325P2

    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85325P2

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      Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge
      4 Cooma Cairn Road Mountain Pine Ridge, Belize
      Once in San Ignacio, drive up the Cristo Rey/San Antonio Road. You drive through these two small communities towards the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. You will see signs of Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve all along. Driving time is one (1) hour from San Ignacio to Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve.
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      1000 Foot Falls
      Stop: 60 minutes
      The guides at Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve bring their expertise and love for the wild, its flora and fauna, to your expedition. Their keen awareness of the surrounding nature truly enhances your experience as well as your likelihood of spotting bird and wildlife. Last but not least, the breathtaking view of the 1600 feet valley that fathers a picturesque landscape of a lifetime!
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Y8972HFannd
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing lodging, property and hospitality in Belize!
      My family of three stayed at Hidden Valley over spring break for three nights. This is one of our favorite places we have ever stayed and were sorry to leave! The valley view #2 was amazing--we could hear the birds every morning and it was so lovely. But the BEST part was the staff! We were so well taken care of! The staff thought of everything to make our stay perfect. The food was delicious, the property tour with Chris was amazing, the tour of Xunantunich with Marvin was awesome, and everyone we came in contact with was so friendly, helpful and professional. This was also a great home base for our trips to Tikal and the ATM cave as well. A special shout out to amazing service by Chris, Brandon, Kenny, Marvin, Romel and others!
      Written April 9, 2024
    • 380samantham
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magical Stay
      My friend and I just got back from 3 nights at Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge (which wasn't nearly enough time) and all I can say is what a magical place. It's the only Belizean family owned resort in the area and everything from the service to the 7,000 acre property was top notch. There is so much to do on the property itself (you must check out Butterfly falls) but anything off property is handled by the amazing concierge team and on certain excursions Hidden Valley guides lead the way. The rooms were spacious, clean and beautiful, the food by Sean Kuylen was delicious, and the property itself was just so peaceful, it exceeded all of our expectations. Thank you to Einer, Richard, Brandon, Marvin (our wonderful Caracol tour guide) and really the whole team for making our stay an incredible one. 10/10 would recommend Hidden Valley to anyone planning a vacation to Belize, I can't say enough.
      Written April 1, 2024
    • Cruiser792903
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic place to stay
      A beautiful, family run lodge. We stayed in a villa and awoke each morning to the most spectacular and peaceful view of the pine forest. The details of this hotel were incredible and no ask was too much. The hotel had recently undergone refurbishments and now it is an extremely high quality. The excursions on their land to the waterfalls and hikes were incredible. I did a Mayan cooking class whilst I was there in an open air kitchen, such a fantastic experience. The pool is beautiful and there is also a hot tub. The cocktails were also delicious. Absolutely no bad words to say about this place, do not hesitate to book!
      Written March 22, 2024
    • mandy c
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A hidden gem in the heart of Belize's Mountain Pine Ridge.
      Chef Sean Kuylen's new weekend "tapas" menu, featuring locally grown food and authentic Mayan flavors, is fantastic. We loved every delicious mouthful. The Lodge renovations, too, are lovely, and the brand new "fire tower" suite is breathtaking. We never knew that so many vistas, waterfalls, and sparkling swimming holes existed at Hidden Valley. This is indeed a hidden treasure, and we plan to be back soon.
      Written March 12, 2024
    • rucksae
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible service and views
      We stayed in the fire watch tower in February. On arrival we were treated like royalty with cool towels and delicious drinks. Our car was valet parked and our luggage was brought to our room promptly. Quick tour of the main lodge and restaurant and we were off to the tower. The best service everywhere! Front desk to restaurant and tours. Everyone was amazing! Highly recommend staying in the tower. The view is great! And watching the mist rise while having breakfast on the patio is an awesome sight. Comfortable and very clean. We ate at the restaurant which was beyond incredible. All unique dishes and all were delightful. We did a property tour which included swimming in waterfalls and hiking. The views were out of this world. Would stay again if we ever get back to Belize.
      Written February 19, 2024
    • lesliemc311
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Counting the days until we go back...
      The newly renovated and reimagined Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge was like a fairytale adventure. We booked 3 nights, stayed for 4, and are already planning our trip back. This review is long but there are simply not enough words to describe how amazing it is. The Property: There are gorgeous spaces to enjoy, both indoors and outdoors. Over 90 miles of hiking trails across 7200 private acres with complimentary shuttles for easier access to the 7+ waterfalls on the property; they even give you walkie-talkies for communication - I highly recommend the property tour to see everything all in 1 day. The beautifully landscaped lighted outdoor pool and hot tub area has daybeds, lounge swings, and dining tables that are perfect for morning coffee time, afternoon cool offs, and nighttime soaks. The lodge itself is newly renovated with a beautiful dark wood rum lounge, a light and warm reading room, a coffee and breakfast space, and an airy dining area. Views in every direction for miles look out into sub-tropical pine mountain wilderness. The property is tucked away about 15 minutes down a well maintained dirt road; it took us about 2 hours total to drive from the airport. The lodge provides transportation with all tour bookings so no need to worry about the wear and tear on the rental car during the stay. Endless activities available through their concierge, I could stay 2 weeks and still feel like I missed something. The Accommodations: The property is secluded with 12 cottages, 2 newly built villas, and 1 fire-tower; that are all well spread out, providing ample privacy. We were lucky enough to stay in both a cottage and villa during our visit!! The Estate Cottage had an extended bathroom, a soaking tub complete with bubble bath and local bath salts, an outdoor shower, and a fully-screened porch (furnished with a hammock, dining table, & additional seating that made for a great "office" during our stay). All units come with a wood burning fireplace and large comfortable bed! The ceiling fans were perfect for keeping the room cool. At night we fell asleep to the sounds of wildlife, crackling fire, and overnight rain - it was like a sound machine gone wild - such an unbelievable experience. Perfect blend of cozy and comfort. The 2 new Villas are a modern marvel and reminded us of premium accommodations in the US -including a private deck and plunge pool (hot or cold!) overlooking the mountains, an indoor/outdoor living and dining space, A/C, 3 showers (indoor/outdoor), cloud-like bedding, and a well appointed kitchen. A 2nd lock-out bedroom is available if needed. The units are perfect for those seeking luxury modern amenities during their stay. Decor and design is elegant and tasteful. Great for extended stays! The Food: This was a highlight of our stay. Foodie heaven. Chef Sean Kuylen has created a Belizean culinary experience that alone, is worth a stay. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner menus are thoughtful, creative, and hyper-local (everything within 20 miles!!). The flavors and true Mayan techniques made the food the best we had in Belize, without question. Cocktails were locally focused and crafted with care. We enjoyed 8 different meals on-site, each of them being outstanding. If Slate is open, do not miss it; the tapas style plates are a delight and the outdoor dining area feels like a Mayan paradise. They also offer Cooking Classes *on-site* that are INCREDIBLE! They are delicious, culturally informative, and so much fun. Highly recommended. I'm still dreaming of the chocolate bar we made with Jose and mole chicken that was prepared for lunch. The STAFF: I saved the best for last. The staff is what makes this place truly special in a way that is hard to describe. From check-in with cool towels and welcome drinks upon arrival, to the over the top concierge service, knowledgable/fun/safe guides, and personal waitstaff that became like family...I cannot express our gratitude enough. All the staff is personal, gracious, friendly, kind, helpful, and genuine. Biggest thank you to Sevilla, Albert, Jose, Alfredo, Vien, Brandon, Einer, and Chef Sean; who all went above and beyond for us during our stay. We cannot wait to see you all again! Don't forget to use their bug repellant oil -it's a lifesaver.
      Written February 18, 2024
    • 522janinen
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful property with amazing staff!
      This was an unbelievable experience. The lodge is beautiful and the staff here is very accommodating and enthusiastic about making your stay here the best! The rooms were comfortable and the fireplace was a nice touch during the rain. The staff was so sweet and amazing with anything we asked for. Kristopher was able to book a tour of Mayan Ruins and cave tubing with a great guide Vien. Food was a 10/10 with so many options on their menu for breakfast lunch and dinner. Jose, Sevilla, and Alfredo was on top of service and made sure to welcome us by name from the first day. The manager was always around to help us with any questions we had. We will be coming back! Thank you for the wonderful memories 💙
      Written February 18, 2024
    • rth33187
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Property, Wonderful Guides & Staff
      Loved staying here. Our cabin was lovely-- we really enjoyed the wood fireplace! The restaurant meals were always delicious and the care that goes into each dish is apparent. We did a tour on our way in to Xunantunich with Marlon, who was so great and we learned so much. We also did a property tour with Marvin and he was wonderful -- so cheerful and knowledgeable. Butterfly Falls is a must-see. The staff are all very professional, friendly and quick to help with questions and provide recommendations.
      Written February 9, 2024
    • Jamie B
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Half Day Property Tour - Worth It!
      Had a delicious lunch at Sap and then took the half day property tour with Marlon as our guide. It was amazing to see so many breathtaking views & swimming at the Butterfly falls. An amazing experience. Plus Marlon was very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. We saw King Vultures & an Orange Breasted Falcon. Highly recommend.
      Written January 25, 2024
    • sbstonesifer
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Experience the Maya Culture in Wilderness Luxury
      Discover the enchantment of Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge, now revitalized with exquisite renovations. Immerse yourself in a world of exceptional rooms, where every detail exudes elegance. Their knowledgeable staff passionately embraces the rich Maya culture, ensuring your experience is authentic and enlightening. Prepare to be tantalized by the culinary creations of renowned local chef Sean Kuylen, who artfully incorporates the essence of Maya culture into each dish. Corn takes centre stage, paying homage to the diverse Maya traditions. Indulge in cooking classes that guide you through the art of crafting masa-based delicacies, from morning corn drinks to mouthwatering tacos and tamales. Finally, luxuriate in the decadence of a corn-infused crème brulee. The dedicated team is eager to share their cultural heritage, offering insights into the cherished recipes of their ancestors. As each dish is meticulously prepared, they honor the gods with utmost respect. Prepare to be captivated by this alluring experience, one that should be savoured by all.
      Written January 15, 2024
    • scro830
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A mountain escape
      My wife and I stayed for night in December and it was beautiful. Driving through the Pine Ridge to the property opens your eyes to an almost unknown side of Belize. The property is well situated on a mountain top with views in all directions. It enables access to many of the property's trails just outside the door. We had our dinner in La Cocina where our private wait staff catered us. The localized menu was excellent and we got to try a few flavors that were new to us. Breakfast and lunch were served in the 'Sap' restaurant. The flavors there were great as well. The Mayan inspired dishes were my favorite. The Fire Tower room was spectacular! 360° views from above the canopy! Climbing the staircase really shows you how high you are. A beautiful fireplace stocked with kindling in the room is a special touch. Falling asleep to a crackling fire is magical. And waking up to build another one in the crsip morning air is even better. Hidden Valley is a special place and something for those who think they have seen all that Belize has to offer!
      Written January 5, 2024
    • Curious44453718232
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing trip
      This place is absolutely incredible and we are having the best time ever! The staff are so accommodating and knowledgable about the area and we love learning about Belizean culture. The food is OUTSTANDING. We highly recommend going to the waterfall nearby and doing a cooking class. We are so lucky to have stayed at this wonderful resort.
      Written December 25, 2023
    • keitokawaii
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great jungle escape for the whole family, even little kids!
      We had such a great time at Hidden Valley! We went with our 2 kids, 2&4, we were a little worried if everything would be suitable for such small kids but there was lots for them to do and the staff was very accommodating. We had an amazing room with a screened in porch the kids could play in, a beautiful bathtub and the most amazing outdoor shower! They also had a blast in the pool and walking on the trails around the hotel. For the adults, the space is beautiful and the staff can help you with anything you need. We wanted to see if my husband could get a last minute ATV tour with a friend and a few phone calls later, the hotel had them booked and they were out the door on a cool jungle tour. The food was also excellent! Every meal was fantastic, even something as basic as the hamburger was drool worthy. There is also a great kids menu if you are traveling with picky eaters. We had a truly fantastic time for both kids and adults. I highly recommend Hidden Valley for anyone, but it was so great for our family with small children.
      Written December 23, 2023
    • osnyt2023
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Perfect Getaway 🌲
      It’s a wonderful location situated about an hour away from the town but it’s so peaceful and the cool mountain air was definitely relaxing. I didn’t get to relax as much at the resort but it is absolutely gorgeous, the structure and landscaping is so beautiful 😍 We stayed in the Fire tower which was so beautiful. Inspired by the fire towers used by the rangers this room was by far astounding and definitely my favorite so far. The view waking up was definitely one to remember! The staff is so friendly. The front desk were so nice Kris and Carrin, in fact special shout out to Glenda for a wonderful job too! Everyone was so nice and helpful especially the manager Einer and amongst others. Overall a great experience! Keep an eye out for these people, they’re sure to make your stay one for the books! The food was interesting but so delicious, honestly still craving most of the food especially those chocolate chip cookies! Wonderful place, make sure you try everything! Got to hike some of the trails which was an incredible way to see the beauty of it all then had a romantic lunch at one of the water falls that was set up so nicely by the staff. We enjoyed all of it so much. Looking forward to coming back!
      Written December 20, 2023
    • rcwalker1229
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great for families!
      This place was amazing! I went for a wedding with my family and I can’t say enough about how great it was. There were different activities each day, guests could go to a coffee plantation, hike to water falls, go cave tubing, ride ATVs. The food was insanely good. And best of all, they have on-site babysitters! So my husband and I were able to stay out late and do fun wedding stuff, and we knew our kids were being well taken care of. Cannot recommend this place enough!!
      Written December 18, 2023
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    Les S
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    Jan 2022
    Marvin was an amazing, thoughtful, kind, highly knowledgeable, and respectful guide. We always felt safe and were given the latitude to have him conduct the tour to our timeframe and desires.
    Written January 13, 2022
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    Thank you, 584less, for the wonderful review. We were honored and delighted to know how much you enjoyed our lovely property.
    Written July 30, 2023
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