Lonely Planet review for Exotic Travel
A few outfits in Lívingston offer tours that let you get out and experience the natural wonders of the area. Exotic Travel is a well-organized operation with several good trips. Its popular Ecological Tour/Jungle Trip takes you for a walk through town, out west up to a lookout spot and on to the Río Quehueche, where you take a half-hour canoe trip down the river to Playa Quehueche where you walk through the jungle to Los Siete Altares.
Hang out in Los Siete Altares for a while, then walk down to the beach and back along it to Lívingston. The trip leaves the Restaurant Bahía Azul on Calle Principal every day at 09:00 and arrives back around 16:30; it costs around US$10 including a box lunch. This is a great way to see the area, and the friendly local guides can also give you a good introduction to the Garífuna people who live here. Exotic Travel's Playa Blanca tour goes by boat first to Los Siete Altares, then on to the Río Cocolí, where you can swim, and then on to Playa Blanca for two or three hours at the best beach in the area. This trip goes with a minimum of six people and costs around US$13.
The company also offer day trips to the Cayos Sapodillas (or Zapotillas), well off the coast of southern Belize, where there is great snorkeling (around US$40 another US$10 to enter the cayos, plus around US$10 exit tax), and tours to Punta de Manabique for US$16 per person. A minimum of six people is needed for each of these trips.