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1 Week Belize Soft Outdoor Adventure Tour. Join us in 2019. We’ve worked hard to provide what we think is the perfect combination of active adventure activities while at the same time seeing some of Belize’s best locations. We’ll visit several ancient Maya sites, travel through amazing caves, both on foot and by water, visit inland and beachside towns and spend several nights camping out. Even if you’ve been to Belize before we will guess that you have not visited some of these places. Note we also have a 10 day trip.
(Note: this is a suggested itinerary only, conditions on each trip may vary)
Arrival day: Arrive Placencia Belize by the evening of Feb 16, 2019. We’ll all meet up for orientation and go out for dinner. Note: West Jet Now offers a direct Toronto to Belize flight on Saturday & Wednesday so you may want to consider this one or both ways.
Note: You are responsible for your pre trip accommodations
Day 1: Barrier Reef & Cayes Snorkel & Beach Trip.
After Breakfast we’ll take a boat trip out for a day of snorkeling & beach time on the Cayes. You’ll get to see firsthand the great Barrier Reef of Belize. White sand beaches, great snorkeling, great fish.
At the end of the day we’ll return to your hotels in Placencia for a night on the town.
Day 2: Swasey River Paddle Trip.
After breakfast we’ll be transported inland to the Swasey River for a wonderful jungle paddling day trip. This will be a relaxed pace trip and no experience is necessary. Tonight we’ll camp out at a beautiful campsite, with a lovely beach and great swimming beside the river. Accommodation will be in large tents with cots. Gear will have been transported to the campsite by Van, and dinner will be cooked for you under the Palapa.
Day 3: Hike and Nature Reserve
After Breakfast at the campsite we’ll, transfer by van to a local jungle Jaguar nature reserve. Here we will visit the interpretation centre and then explore some of the walking/hiking trails in the area. At the end of the day we’ll shuttle along the Hummingbird Highway to a Jungle Lodge about 30 minutes outside Belmopan the capital city. Dinner and the night will be at the Jungle lodge.
Days 4: Xunantunich Ruins & Mopan River
After Breakfast we’ll shuttle to the famous Xunantunich Ruins by the village of San Jose Succotz on the Mopan River, and next to the border with Guatemala.
Morning tour of these spectacular ruins dating from the late classic period. In the afternoon we’ll do a half day paddle on the lovely little Mopan River, spending several hours paddling thru the jungle and down the small rapids. We’ll have a picnic lunch. Transfer for the evening to Maya Jungle Lodge. Local dinner.
Day 5: Cave Paddling
Breakfast at Lodge, transfer to river trip. A day long paddling trip through the spectacular caves system. We’ll travel by canoe/kayak through the stunning river cave system of Blue Creek and the Caves Branch River. This will be one of the highlights of the trip. We’ll travel in and out of the stunning blue creek and caves branch river caves for 18km/12 miles going in and out of the caves a half dozen times. We’ll return to the Jungle lodge for the evening.
Day 6: Crystal Cave Hike (the other Crystal Cave)
Today the final day of the trip we’ll travel by Van a short distance and then take a one hour hike into a spectacular Cave system in Five Blues National Park. Here we will embark on an ‘exploration’ tour of the beautiful ‘crystal’ cave system. (this is the lesser known Crystal Cave, not the touristy one) At the end of the day we will again return to the Jungle lodge.
Sat Feb 23: Transport to Belize City International Airport and flights home or on to other adventures
(Note: Those wishing can also sign on for an optional 4 days with 3 day River Paddling Trip Feb 23-6. With return to Placencia for flights home on Wed Feb 27. Cost $750
Included: Maya Ruins Tour, 1 Day Caves River Paddle, 3 Day River Paddle. Accomodation at Jungle Camp & Maya Village, Camping on Moho (2 nites). Food for tours and accommodations. Shuttles between activities. Local Guides.
What’s Not included,
1) International Flights to and from Belize City
2) Cost of local flight from Belize City to Placencia at start ($115)
3) Cost of pre trip night hotel accom + Night 1 accom. (ie 2 nights pre trip & nite 1)
4) Cost of Dinner/Breakfast Day 1 & 2
5) Tips to local guides
6) Additional days
* Please note: It’s the nature of remote travel that uncontrollable factors like poor weather, pilot judgment, forest fires, and mechanical problems can affect our schedules and cause delays. We regret these situations but cannot accept responsibility for hotels, flight rebookings, and other costs you may incur.
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