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Orange Walk Belize Jungle Vacations

Lamanai ruinsWhile the northwestern Orange Walk District is most well known for sugar cane, visitors can find an amazing array of tropical birds and several excellent Belize jungle lodges, plus the Lamanai Mayan ruins, the longest continuously occupied Mayan ruin in Belize - since 1500 BC.

Belize vacation travelers to the Orange Walk District can not only visit Mayan ruins (Colha and La Milpa in addition to Lamanai), but also take a night-time crocodile safari, spot birds to their heart's content, horseback ride, hike and generally commune with nature in the area's lagoons and expansive jungle tracts, such as the Gallon Jug Estate, managed by Programme for Belize.

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Vacation Information about Other Belize Jungle Areas

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary and Community Baboon Sanctuary are located northwest of Belize City in the Belize District. 

The Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary is well known by birders for the wide variety of birds that flock to the Lagoon (including the Jabiru stork), especially from February to early June (traditionally Belize's dry season).  Crooked Tree Village also hosts a cashew festival in May each year.  Travelers can tour the Lagoon by boat, and the surrounding area on foot, by bike or by vehicle.  The Altun Ha, Lamanai and La Milpa Mayan ruins are accessible from Crooked Tree, as is the Belize Zoo and the Community Baboon Sanctuary.  The area does have a couple of good places for lodging.

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