jungle lies within minutes of Punta Gorda. Desmond Pratt has
trekked through these jungles all his life, first as a jaguar
hunter, then as a guide. He uses bush knowledge to take people
to observe animals. Desmond knows more than just the forest,
he knows its history: old logging operations, sugar cane
mills, and how the different cultures all came to live and
work in Toledo.
brings the jungle and all its inhabitants alive for
Tours jungle walks combine bird watching with the chance to
see and hear a troop of howler monkeys. Learn which plants and
trees are used for medicine, food and even as a source of
water. Visit a virtually untouched cave where Mexican freetail
bats spend their winter. Continue with a gentle paddle down
the Rio Grande. And learn about Toledo's Rich History: from
pirates to loggers to Confederate families.
Last but not
least, Desmond Pratt also knows the use of a herbal remedy,
developed by his ancestors in the 1800s to cure snake bites.
Desmond and his family have helped over hundred of people
bitten by either yellow jaw tommy geoffs (fer de lance) or
coral snakes, both potentially fatal. They use a combination
of oral and tropical medicines to treat each snake bite and
have never lost a patient.
Nature Tours offers
Half day jungle
walk and caving
Full day jungle
walk, caving and river trip
their Medicinal Use
Van Charters - 14 seater or 7 seater, with