PARROT NEST LODGE

Big Rock Falls in Mountain Pine Ridge Xuanantunich Mayan ruins in San Ignacio Actun Tunichil Muknal pottery tubing on the Mopan river in Bullet Tree Falls
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TOURS

All tours are booked with local tour operators. The Nest will be happy to book your tours for you in advance or simply call them in when you are here.

After reading all the independent reviews for San Ignacio's registered Tour operators, and listening to our clients, we highly recommend Pacz Tours and BZM Tours:

and recommend reading Tripadvisor.com before using some of the others around town.

MOPAN TUBING ADVENTURE (FREE DAILY RIDE)

A wonderful adventure that starts and ends at Parrot Nest! Tube on the Mopan river for up to 2 hours(depending on river current) You'll See hundreds of iguanas and many different species of local birds. You'll get to see the Bullet Tree Falls, and tube down the chute after some rapids. And easy excursion that anyone can do. This is FREE for all Parrot Nest guests!

BARTON CREEK CAVES (1/2 DAY TRIP, 2 people min.)
An adventurous drive through the countryside out west in the area of the Upper Barton Creek, home to an old fashioned Mennonite community arrives at Barton Creek Outpost, A little restaurant with great food located in the middle of nowhere with one of the most beautiful swimming holes around, relaxation, hammocks and rope swings are all part of the day, here you will embark on canoes and travel through large and small caverns through a caving system enjoying the stories told by the guide and exploring with lamps the amazing stalactites and stalagmites.

Click here for the Barton Creek Outpost website


A LOCAL DAY: Within easy access and close to town:
LOCAL MAYA RUINS (Xunantunich, Cahal Pech or El Pilar)
NATURE TRAILS WALK AND IGUANA HATCHERY - click for more info
HERBAL, MEDICINAL TRAIL WALK AND INNERTUBE FLOAT ON THE MOPAN RIVER

HORSE BACK RIDING (1/2 DAY TRIPS & FULL DAY TRIPS AVAILABLE)
Explore the countryside, riverbanks and Maya Ruins on horseback in the company of great guides. Mountain Equestrian Trails is the place to go for horseback riding. They are located in Mountain Pine Ridge, and can horse ride to any place there. A must do adventure. Click here for MET's site.

MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE (FULL DAY TRIP, 4 people min)
Take a drive trough the country side of the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve making your first stop the amazing Rio Frio Cave, a spectacular sight. Next stop, take a swim in the Rio On Pools, a cascading river down the mountain side and finally take a drive to Big Rock Falls, a beautiful cascading waterfall that flows over the mountain into an amazing swimming hole tucked away in the pine forest of the reserve.

ATM TRIP- Actun Tunichil Mucnal - The Crystal Maiden (FULL DAY TRIP)
Transport - Pickup/drop off at Parrot Nest Lodge; Licensed, experienced guides; park entrance fee and lunch, included. A fantastic full days adventure of seeing Belize痴 country side, hiking, swimming, climbing, and experiencing one of the most amazing caves you will ever have the opportunity to explore, surrounded by Mayan artifacts, amazing skeletal remains and inspiring historical and archaeological stories. A once in a lifetime experience.

CARACOL MAYA RUINS & MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE RESERVE (FULL DAY TRIP, 2 people min.)
Transportation, pickup/drop off at Parrot Nest Lodge, Licensed, experienced guides, park and site entrance fees and lunch included. Visit the fabulous Maya Site of Caracol, great bird watching and hiking, on your return route stop off and visit the Rio Frio Caves and enjoy a refreshing swim at the Rio On Pools in the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve. A wonderful day out with many adventure.

JAGUAR PAW CAVE TUBING AND JUNGLE ZIPLING
A truly unique experience, inner tube through and under mountain ranges; hike the crystal cave; zip line the jungle treetops, a day packed with adventure.

TIKAL MAYA RUINS (FULL DAY TRIP, 2 people min.)
Transportation, pickup/drop off at Parrot Nest Lodge, Transport to Tikal, border crossing, Licensed, experienced guides available in various languages, park/site entrance fees and lunch included. A full day adventure experiencing one of the most amazing archaeological sites in Central America.

14 mile RIVER TOUR (FULL DAY TRIP, 1 person min.)
Canoe upstream with an experienced guide to IX Chel Farms and visit the famous Medicinal Trails, then take a short hike over to the beautiful Chaa Creek Cottages and visit the Natural History Museum and Butterfly Farm. Then slowly make your way back down stream enjoying swimming and picnicking along the way.

DOWNSTREAM FLOAT (FULL DAY TRIP, 2 people min.)
Get dropped of with a canoe and float downstream stopping along the way at DuPlooys Botanical Gardens, Chaa Creek Natural History Museum and butterfly farm, Ix Chel Farms Medicinal Trails.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING, DOWNSTREAM CANOE TRIP
Canoe the Belize River, seeing the great wildlife along the way, like birds, crocodiles, monkeys, tapirs and more... picnic and camp along the river banks in the wild. A great experience in touch with nature.

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