Island Expeditions has reinvented its popular Glover's Reef and River of Caves trip to include an up-close encounter with a jaguar - perfect for that ever-evolving travel bucket list. Trip participants now get an insider's visit to the Belize Zoo's Problem Jaguar Rehabilitation Program plus an inner tube and caving adventure in the Crystal Caves of Belize - both new for the trip season which starts November 19th, 2012.
At the Crystal Caves, one of the Belize's largest cave structures, trip participants descend with inner tubes, helmets, and headlamps into the Mayan underworld to the Mayan realm of Xibalba. As participants float and hike through this otherworldly cavern of living walls, crystal stalactites, stalagmites, and rim stone dams, they see how the ancient Maya created a rich world of mythology in the underground.
The Problem Jaguar Rehabilitation Program is the first-ever of its kind, and provides a fascinating insight into the world of large cats and Wildlife Management. A 'Problem Jaguar' is defined as a jaguar who has been repeatedly preying upon livestock or domestic animals. The Belize Zoo's rehabilitation program allows a more positive option to these jaguars. Special arrangements have been made for guests to get a close look at the Problem Jaguar Program and the wildlife of the zoo with an experienced zookeeper.
The Glover's Reef itinerary includes 2 nights at the Tropical Education Center, adjacent to the Belize Zoo. Guests float and hike through geological caves, visit the zoo, then head out to the turquoise waters and white coral sands of Glover's Reef Atoll. Participants stay in comfortable, beachfront tent cabanas at Island Expedition's unique Glover's Basecamp. Meals are included, and activities range from kayaking, kayak sailing, snorkelling, diving and fishing, to some serious R&R hammock-time.
Visit www.islandexpeditions.com for Glover's Reef & River of Caves detailed trip information. Trip cost is $1899. Current Belize trip specials include a $100 savings on the November 26 and December 3 departures.
About Island Expeditions - Leading the way to adventure for 27 years
Island Expeditions specializes in Belize and Yucatan adventure travel, offering small group trips to special places where few others travellers go...remote coral reefs, tropical rainforests and rich indigenous cultures. Trips provide skilled instruction in outdoor activities, as well as fun, learning and genuine interaction with the local people. No experience is necessary and trips are suitable for all levels. Island Expeditions is committed to responsible tourism, conservation and local education, supporting the Belize Zoo, Belize Audubon Society and local conservation initiatives. For student groups, Island Expeditions has been offering specialized programs for high schools, colleges and universities for over 20 years.
National Geographic Adventure Magazine rated Island Expeditions as one of the 'Best Travel Companies on Earth'.