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Paradise Expeditions provided by Birding in Belize with Paradise Expeditions

Paradise Expeditions
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About
The tour is unique as we combine a visit to Belize Maya ruins, Caves and go swimming waterfalls all in one excursion
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 158418P1
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Parking Fees
  • Entry/Admission - The Maya Ruins of Caracol
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Rio On Pools
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup in San Ignacio town or nearby hotels
  • Ports:
  • Downtown San Ignacio
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Parking Fees
  • Entry/Admission - The Maya Ruins of Caracol
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Rio On Pools
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup in San Ignacio town or nearby hotels
  • Ports:
  • Downtown San Ignacio
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The Maya Ruins of Caracol
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Rio Frio Cave
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Rio On Pools
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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DougLilyMaya
2 contributions
Fantastic birding adventure
Sep 2021
We give Paradise Expeditions, and particularly our guide Eric Tut (one of Belize's top 10 birders), our highest recommendation. We only give our top rating to guides who have a deep understanding of the fauna, flora, geology, ecology & human history in an area, and are willing to share their knowledge. Eric, a native Belizean, has Mayan ancestors, and he knows Mayan history. He grew up birding with his brothers, and learned not only many of each species vocalizations, but how to "speak" the sounds like he was talking to them. Eric is very courteous and accommodating. We even left at 4:00 AM & 5:00 AM, as we requested, to arrive at "hot spots" at the most opportune time. As a result, we had 5 fantastic days of Belizean birding. Before we left the US, we had compared our World Life List with eBird's listed 596 species in Belize, and noted that we had already seen 514 of them elsewhere. That gave us a want list of 82 species, and were very impressed that Eric guided us to 45 of them, including an Orange Breasted Falcon, a Stygian Owl, Yellow-headed Parrots, and Scarlet Macaws - three of which are on the eBird "Sensitive List". "Oh give me a home, where the Maya once roamed, and the deer, and the Jaguars play; where seldom is heard, a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day."
Written 26 September 2021
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John Z
6 contributions
Birding with Paradise Expeditions
May 2021
This was my first post Covid birding trip. I emailed in a list of the birds that I had not yet seen and they crafted a special tour for me. I had a wonderful experience. Eric was my birding guide and he was unbelievably
skilled at finding the birds I wanted to see. The staff at the Crystal Paradise were very friendly and were attentive to my needs. I recommend Paradise Expeditions highly and will return for another adventure in the future. I uploaded some of the rare and/or hard to find birds we saw.
Written 14 June 2021
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Courtney T
Denver, CO8 contributions
This is the place you've been looking for!!
Feb 2021
I left a review under Crystal Paradise Expeditions, but wanted to pop a note in here as well. As other reviewers have noted, this birding experience has it all. Eric is a master with a teacher's heart. He is incredibly talented and has worked hard to gain the top level of mastery that he has - so impressive. He was so helpful and kind during all of our expedition days. And he knows and shares so much about culture and history too.
Carolita welcomed us each day with delicious food and a friendly, happy greeting. Fresh salsa and tortillas! And spoiled me with papaya! Comfy, clean rooms and beautiful property too.
Jeronie helped us out of a tight spot with our passport. You can see the family pride and love for their work and property. A joy to be there!
Read the other rave reviews and realize they aren't exaggerating and then just book it! You'll be so glad you did!

(Totally COVID smart/safe here. Not a worry at all. We had our own masks, but I'm sure they would have provided one if we needed it.)
Written 8 March 2021
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Hi Thanks for choosing us on your trip to Belize. Glad you enjoyed our beautiful country and our services. we greatly enjoy taking care of our guests. Yes Crystal Paradise is a great resort and yes my family takes pride in taking care of our guests. Recently we have added ac to many of our cabanas. Glad you enjoyed my sister Carolita great meals and my brother Eric birding expertise. Yes we we have done our best to make our guest stay safe an healthy during these COVID times. We have plenty of extra masks available to our guest at the front desk and in the vehicles.
Written 22 April 2021
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maserk
Colorado Springs, CO1,367 contributions
Unbelievable Birding in Cayo
Feb 2021
We recently returned from an amazing trip to Belize, where our primary activity was birding. We were fortunate to have Eric Tut as our amazing bird guide. His expertise in identifying and finding birds in the area was incredibly impressive, particularly his skill in hearing particular birds, locating them, and then helping us see them as well. We could be driving down the road with the windows down and he would hear a bird, stop the vehicle, get out and actually find the bird, then help us see it too. His ability to identify birds through vocalization alone was extraordinary!! He was patient when it could have been frustrating because we aren't as used to trying to locate birds in dense foliage. He clearly wanted to help as many of us as possible (in our group of four) to see each bird or birds. During our 5 day trip with Birding in Belize/Paradise Expeditions, we visited multiple places with a variety of habitat in order to see a wider variety of birds. We visited Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Acuacate Lagoon, Spanish Lookout, the Macal River, and Carocol. Eric was very knowledgeable about the Mayan ruins and explained the history and culture of the people. We also stopped at Rio On Pools, where you can swim and cool off.

We loved that it was a family-run operation. Eric's sister Carolita cooked breakfast and dinner for us, and packed us lunches for our expeditions. All the food was fresh and yummy. We particularly enjoyed her fresh tortillas and salsa. We truly enjoyed eating in the lovely open-air dining area with a thatched roof, adjacent to the large deck equipped with porch swings and bird feeders. Everyone in the Tut family made us feel very welcome. If you are at all interested in birding while in Belize, we would highly recommend using Birding in Belize Paradise Expeditions. I cannot imagine a more highly qualified guide.

As an aside, we felt quite comfortable traveling at this time even with the Covid issues. We spent nearly all of our time outdoors and weren't around many people the whole time. Our guide wore his mask all of the time, even outdoors, as did those who helped serve meals. Pro tip - pack bug spray! Lots of bugs means lots of birds, so just be prepared and you'll really enjoy yourself.

Added bonus ... even after we arrived home, Eric has been super helpful while we sort through a thousand photos and try to identify which bird is in each photo. We appreciate his helpfulness even after our trip is over.
Written 24 February 2021
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Thanks for joining us in beautiful Belize. It was a great pleasure sharing with you all our great foods, comfortable lodging, colorful birds and scenic countryside.
Written 18 August 2021
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Terry L
Colorado Springs, CO12 contributions
Best Birding Ever
Feb 2021
We spent 5 days birding with Eric Tut and we saw 200 species, about 150 of them were life birds for us. I've been birding for 20 years, but without Eric I would have been lucky to see even 25% of the birds that we saw. (There are a lot of leaves to hide behind in Belize.) Eric's ability to locate birds by ear and help you see them is simply amazing and made this an incredibly fun adventure for us. He's also very knowledgeable on Mayan ruins, local culture and other wildlife. He and his family were instant friends to us. The accommodations were comfortable and the food was fresh and delicious. There's nothing better than homemade tortillas under a thatched roof while watching toucans, motmots and tanagers eating just feet away at Crystal Paradise.
Written 23 February 2021
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Douglas B
Simsbury, CT2 contributions
Exceptional Holiday in Western Belize
Mar 2020
Recently my wife and I had the pleasure of spending seven nights at Crystal Paradise Resort, and four days of birding with Paradise Expeditions and our guide, Andy Tut. Both the birding and our accommodations were exceptional, but what made our visit extra special was Andy, his father, and his brothers and sisters themselves. In just a few short days we felt as if we were part of their family. During our last evening, sister Carolita came to our room to announce that Andy had found a very strange, nocturnal bird, a Northern Potoo, and did we want to see it. Here was a family who, on their own personal time, went the extra mile to make sure that our trip was a success. We also want to thank sister Julie, who met us at the airport, and who escorted us to the Mayan ruins at Xunantunich. Thanks to all of you at Paradise Expeditions and at Crystal Paradise Resort. We look forward to our next visit in 2022!!
Written 9 April 2020
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Roger R
1 contribution
Great Birding Experience, But ......
Feb 2020
Great birding trip, saw over 300 species in 10 days. The accommodations and food were excellent. Our guide, Eric Tut, was extremely knowledgeable and could find and identify many species from even the smallest vocalization. HOWEVER, he also could be arrogant, condescending, and moody. He had a very high opinion of himself and sometimes it seemed like his main priority was documenting a particular species in order to look good on eBird or to other guides. This was the reason the place did not receive a 5 star recommendation.
Written 3 April 2020
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Alex
13 contributions
Pine Ridge birding tour was great
Feb 2020
Went on a guided birding tour with Andy Tut. Andy works well with different types of people (we had another person on our trip who was, frankly, very difficult but he did great with them) but most importantly he has a passion for birds. A few times he pushed just a little bit longer at a spot, one which led to a black and white hawk eagle, and the other nothing.
Written 29 March 2020
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jim's take on it
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
They call it crystal paradise for a reason
Feb 2020
My wife and I just spent 10 wonderful days in the care of this fine family. The birding with Eric Tut and his brother Jeronie was spot on. Carolita, chief cook; sure knows how to crank out the meals. This family made a custom tour for us. This was our 50th wedding anniversary trip. The side trips to the caves and ruins were great. Paradise Expeditions is more than a business, it is family.
Written 5 March 2020
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johnsgoneitaly
Danville,Calif.8 contributions
Best Raptor Tour with Andy
Feb 2020
We just got back from a nine day trip photographing raptors with Andy Tut. He has eagle eyes, a great sense of humor and endless energy. It was a private tour for two of us that was the same price you would pay for group tours with many companies.
This was a fantastic experience and we look forward to doing it again next year!
Written 1 March 2020
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Thanks for joining us in Belize glad you had a great time.in Belize with us. You were out with the best. As andy would say. See you next yr.
Written 4 March 2020
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PKminou
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Total package tour
We went for my 75th birthday year. Everyone in the family is wonderful. All the brothers are great birders, patient
802shawnal
802shawnal
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Fantastic Birding Experience!
I traveled alone to Belize for this tour, and it was set up well for a solo traveler (of course, it would be great
KimjMKE
KimjMKE
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Birding and photography were great
I had a great time birding around Belize with Andy Tut. He was knowledgeable and patient and made sure I had the ma
jitu1939
jitu1939
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Seven day birding trip with Paradise Expeditionn
We our eight of us and seven of them were doing birding for the first time! Eric Tut and his brother Fernando were
D2182YZtomp
D2182YZtomp
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Great Belize trip
From our pickup at the airport to drop off, Andy was excellent. His skill at hearing and finding birds was amazing.
Ana S
Ana S
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The best bird guides for Belize
We spent two and a half days birding with Eric Tut of Birding in Belize, achieving more than 230 species and 35 lif
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