Omar Figueroa, a Cayo boy, is Belize’s first jaguar man, or to put it more properly, first full-time jaguar researcher. He has re-mapped what is known about jaguars in Belize. The study area is concentrated in the contiguous Peccary Hills and Runaway Creek Reserves in central Belize. So far 3 pumas and 3 jaguars have been collared. Your jaguar tracking experience can begin early in the morning or after lunch. You will meet your guides before starting the journey into jaguar territory. The entire hike will be along trails that are all part of established jaguar territories as well as four other species of wild cats that are resident in Belize, the Puma, Ocelot, Jaguarundi and the Margay. The entire area is comprised of very rugged karst hills, blanketed by secondary broadleaf forest, and embedded within a pine-savanna matrix and is also an integral part of Belize's central biological corridor. Riddled with caves that were used by the ancient Maya during the classic and late classic periods, the hike will meander through this cave system where intact potteries from this time period still lie. Walk along trails where jaguars have been captured as part of Dr. Figueroa's research (and where parts of the NatGeo documentary 'Hunt for the Shadow Cat' were filmed). It will be a very informative tour that will focus on the ecology and conservation of jaguars.
4:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 pm-12:00 am
Price per passenger (not inclusive of service charge and tax):
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Transportation breakfast & lunch/ lunch & dinner
Cummulative 10% Service Charge and 12.5% Tax.
High octane adventure, high level of fitness and agility and no fear of claustrophobia or heights essential.
The Runaway Creek Reserves
Travel time to site:
90 minutes And don’t forget: Sturdy walking shoes, bug spray.
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