Calico Jack's Jungle Trails

Calico Jack’s Jungle Hiking Trails

Guests ponder medicine trail stories
Guests on Medicine Trail Tour
Trail to Bega One Cave
Trail to Bega One Cave
La Vega Natural Swimming Hole
La Vega Natural Swimming Hole
La Vega Trail
La Vega Trail

Grab your hiking shoes and hit Calico Jack’s jungle trails. Hiking trails give visitors an opportunity to learn about the many medicinal properties of rainforest plants and trees used by the ancient Maya in their daily lives; to learn about the fauna of Belize; and to take on a new environment for physical challenge. Our trails offer different levels of challenge. They are all also educational experiences and expose our guests to the wonders of nature.

Ancient Jungle Garden Trail (level 1*):  This 1 hour hike boasts more than 50 plants and trees gives visitors an opportunity to learn about the many medicinal properties of rainforest plants and trees used by the ancient Maya in their daily lives. Many of these plants and trees are still used by Belizeans as “home” remedies. The intent of this guided tour is to spread the knowledge of Mayan healing traditions and also of rainforest preservation.

Bega One Trail  (level 2*): Take an exhilarating 1.5 hour hike to Bega One (Valley One) Cave view crystal formations over 5,000,000 years old and  experience sacred areas of the ancient Maya including a Mayan Calendar and an alter used for sacred rites. The total tour time is about 2 hours.

Box-Tunich Trail (level 2.5*): After an exhilarating 1 hour uphill hike through a rocky canyon discover Box-Tunich (Stone Box) Cave and view extensive polychrome pottery remnants, the ancient formations (speleoteam) with the secondary calcium carbonate and a sacred ceremonial chamber used by the ancient Maya. The total tour time is about 2 hours.

La Vega Trail (level 3*): Join our knowledge guides on a 2 hour hike with lunch through the jungle culminating in a dip in our natural swimming hole La Vega.

Night Crawler Trail (level 1*): Experience the exotic and thrilling beauty of  the jungle while hiking at night. Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a 1-1.5 mile hike which exposes you to trails populated with howler monkeys, toads, owls, ocelots, tarantulas, snakes, jagarundis, and many more interesting jungle creatures.

*The levels associated with our jungle trails are indicative of the degree of challenge that each trail offers on a scale of 1 to 5. A rating of 5 indicates the most challenging trail while a rating of 1 connotes a normal trail that both young and the elderly can appreciate. The degree of challenge is a subjective assessment based on the type of terrain, the steepness range and total elevation gain during the hike. For additional information, read Calico Jack's Levels for Rating Hiking Trails.

Calico Jack's Ancient Jungle Garden Trail Tour

Garden Trail
Fish Tail (Caryota)
Garden Trail
Ortilia Orchid
Colored Aracari
Colored Aracari
Crested Owl
Crested Owl