Why you should visit the Orange Walk
- A biologically rich area of jungle, savannah and wetlands
- Home to the largest conservation area in Belize - the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area
- Strong cultural aspect from the ancient ceremonial site of Lamanai to Mennonite communities
- Stay at fantastically remote luxury jungle lodges
- Excellent wildlife opportunities, with a high chance of Jaguar sightings
Our specialists 'Must Do'
The Orange Walk is a remote area and requires substantial travel to reach the remote jungle lodges, however “the journey is all part of the fun” says John. For those looking for an off the beaten track holidays to Belize, it is definitely worth the transfer by river and boat, stopping off the incredible Lamanai ruins which were once the biggest and longest inhabited Maya Ceremonial site. The bird life is amazing here too and it is the area that will give you the best chance of catching a glimpse of the Jaguar. And, if budget allows, a charter plane back to the coast is just an incredible way to depart the area and gives you the most wonderful bird’s eye view of the vast jungle.
A little more about the Orange Walk
Located in northern Belize, the Orange Walk District is home to steamy jungle rivers, a wide variety of wildlife, and some of Belize’s most important Maya ruins such as La Milpa, Belize’s third largest Mayan city. The area is also populated with farms growing Citrus fruits, potatoes, and soy beans but the biggest cash crop is sugar cane and the Orange Walk town is even nicknamed ‘Sugar City’.
A holiday to Belize that includes Orange Walk is a near-perfect scenario as visitors are far and few between. Guests can spend each day and night being an intrepid jungle explorer in search of the incredible wildlife, before returning to a first class lodge where a delicious organic dinner and a fine bottle of red await.
When to go to Belize
The best time to travel to Belize is November through to May.