Desmond Nature Tours

Forest Home Village
Toledo, Belize
located 3 miles from Punta Gorda
Tel: (501) 702-2833 or 602-7155

Dense tropical 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.

Desmond brings the jungle and all its inhabitants alive for you!

Desmond Nature 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.

Desmond Nature Tours offers
  • Half day jungle walk and caving
  • Full day jungle walk, caving and river trip
  • History Tour
  • Plants & their Medicinal Use

Also available Van Charters - 14 seater or 7 seater, with A/C.