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Masewal Forest Garden Medicinal Trail

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Address: Bullet Tree Falls, San Ignacio, Belize

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A Great Memory

I went here years ago, and still have the fondest memories of my trip here. I still quote some of the things I learned from this place. Worth the journey ! I paddled upstream to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went here years ago, and still have the fondest memories of my trip here. I still quote some of the things I learned from this place. Worth the journey ! I paddled upstream to get there !

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Medicinal knowledge is very important in Mayan history and if I were ever bitten by a Fer de Lance in Belize I would head to a medicinal healer. It is always good to have some basic knowledge of medicinal flora if you travel in jungle areas.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Tour guide or self guided, this tour identifies some of the local plants and what they are used for. Locals use these remedies, i asked for a guide because it fascinates me. Doesnt take long maybe a hal hour and there is ian interprative center ss well

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

This treasure of Belize heritage has fallen to the winds and Heriberto's knowledge has left with him. None of his family has carried on the tradition. You can visit the Känan K'aax School garden in Sta Familia only a few miles down river from Bullet Tree Falls and see if Master Gardener Narciso Torres is in his forest garden nearby.Both... More 

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Valdosta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

We loved this tour...I was just sad I couldn't take all of the plants home. Our tour guide was very well informed and passionate about his subject, giving first hand accounts of instances when different plants were used in the various capacities. I am also proud to say I can identify a Poison Wood Tree now... :-)

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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

On the same grounds as the iguana exhibit so both can be done at the same time. We found this to be a nice walk in the forest and a very educational experience.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

It;s amazing what kids of plants were used medicinally for various types of ailments, from diabetes, arthritis, contraception, and diarhea..Very informative.enjoyed the fellow that did the tour..

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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

Its a very nice place to wonder around and the guides are local and very informative. Very interesting flora and fauna

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San Ignacio, Belize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

I've always liked the Masewal trail, and recommend it to all my friends when they are visiting. It's great to do the trail, and then tube the Mopan river, which is right there, for a few hours. Don Beto Cocom recently passed away, but the trail is still being cared for, and some local guides are stepping up to do... More 

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Belize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

Don Betto was so informative, we even use some of his remedies

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