The Jungle Bike Adventure is an hour of wonder and discovery as you venture into the Belizean tropical forest on hardy trail bikes. Imagine the thrill of biking along a quiet trail winding through savannah thicket and perhaps finding an armadillo family, or riding through the riverside forest and looking up at the majestic Royal Palms towering over you, and with a little luck seeing black howler monkeys feeding on flowers and fruits. After your bike ride, kick off your shoes and relax in a hammock under the shade of a buttonwood tree. Enjoy the freeform pool with its waterslide and sculpted waterfall is ideal for swimming, lounging or simply cooling down. At your leisure, try a delicious truly Belizean lunch prepared just for you and served buffet style. If relaxing is not for you, then learn about the many uses of native plants on Ixchel's Walk, a self-guided medicinal/botanical trail or stroll along a winding pathway in the Wild Wings Butterfly House. Here you'll, learn about the intricate lives of native Central American butterflies or you can put in a few swings at the golf driving range.
Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age. Maximum weight is 250 lbs. Approximate bike riding time is one hour. You must know how to ride a bike and be in good health. If you are pregnant this tour is not for you. Long sleeve shirts, long pants and closed-toe shoes are recommended. Bring swimsuit, sunglasses, hat, towel, sunscreen, insect repellant. Tour might occur in reverse.
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4 of 4(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
The tour started with a bus ride of about 40 minutes. The guides, Marz and Derren were very good at answering and explaining many aspects of life in Belize.
Once at the Eco-Park we were taken on a small walking tour of the area. When it was time to get on our bikes and ride we were given the choice of a large cruiser bike or a medium "mongoose" type bicycle. There were no bikes small enough for young children even if they knew how to ride. Families with small children can still go to the park and enjoy the pool and walking trails, but might want to steer clear of the jungle biking since there are no bikes with child seats either. The ride itself was mainly flat terrain and roads with potholes and loose gravel and once in the jungle the trail was narrow, but easy to navigate with the exception of a few soft mud areas that proved to be hazardous if you weren't paying attention to the ground you were traveling over.
The park itself also hosts activities like horseback riding, kayaking, nature trails and a huge swimming pool with a shallow children's pool area too.
After our guided bike ride through the jungle we were served a very delicious lunch of chicken, rice and beans, fried plantains , potato salad and a soft drink. There is also a bar at the park where you can purchase adult beverages as well.
A gift shop that sold insect repellent as well as tee shirts and other souvenirs was a welcome sight as mosquitoes in the jungle were a small annoyance.
This excursion was one of my favorites. It had a great mixture of activity and exploration, with the biking adventure through the rainforest; and relaxation at the pool afterwards -- with a delicious local food buffet available to us.
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Review 3 for Jungle Bike Adventure
I traveled with:Family
Cruise Date Month:February
Favorite activities:Family oriented
Favorite port:Cozumel, Mexico
I want to go here next:Alaska
Date:February 28, 2012
Ok, but not great
This is a very low key bike ride through a small "rainforest." The bike ride is very easy, over a well maintained path. My kids, 12, 15 and 17, found the ride a bit disappointing, as it was not particularly challenging. We really didn't see anything unusual on the ride. The guides were very friendly. The pool at the end of the ride was really the highlight. Beautiful pool, very clean, well-maintained, and a delicious local lunch. Things NCL didn't tell us: There are lockers at the pool to leave your stuff, bring towels, a change of clothes, water for the ride. All and all a pleasant day, a nice dip in the pool, and a short bike ride. Not bad, but don't expect a big adventure!
Our tour started off kind of rough because it seemed a little disorganized, at the port (not NCL), but things worked out. Even though it was incredibly hot, we had a great time. We were prepared with bug spray, but only saw one or two bugs. The kids were excited when we saw a howler monkey way up in the trees. The kids are fussy eaters, so the local meal (at lunch) wasn't much for them. Bring along water for the bike ride. The bike ride wasn't too rough. You can use a locker for your stuff (before the bike ride), so you can leave your swimsuit in the locker. There's a gorgeous pool that you can use after the bike ride. The boys are into mountain biking, so they were worried about the quality of the bikes, but they were decent.