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Best of Belize: Glover’s Reef, Jungle Rainforests & Remote Mayan Villages

Best of Belize: Glover’s Reef, Jungle Rainforests & Remote Mayan Villages

Overview

10 Days / 9 Nights
$2999 USD or $3499 CAD
When: December through April - Contact our office for details
Starts: Belize International Airport
Ends: Dangriga
Activities: Rainforest River Travel Swimming Stand-up Paddle Boarding Snorkeling Sea Kayaking (Paddling) Sea Kayak Sailing Scuba Diving Archaeology Mayan Ruins Hiking Fishing Birding

Trip Highlights

  • A multi sport adventure that combines, rivers, rainforests, history, culture, tropical islands and coral reefs
  • Sea kayak, snorkel and discover the turquoise waters and coral reefs of Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve.  
  • Spend four nights at  Southwest Caye Adventure Basecamp on Glover's Reef.
  • Travel off-the-grid to an eco-lodge in the heart of Mayflower Bocawina National Park in the Southern Maya Mountains.  
  • Paddle the incomparable Moho River, jungle camping and visiting Mayan villages far removed from the outside world.

    Trip Itinerary

    Day 1
    Stay: Bocawina Rainforest Resort
    Meals: Dinner

    Upon arrival at the International Airport connect for a scenic 20 minute flight to the town of Dangriga and then travel overland to Bocawina Rainforest Lodge in the foothills of the Maya Mountains.  Tonight we dine in the rainforest at the acclaimed Wild Fig restaurant.

    Day 2
    Stay: Jungle Camping
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Wake to a tropical rainforest setting that feels straight out of a storybook. From Bocawina Resort we travel south, into the Mayan homeland of Belize, an area of rich indigenous culture and stunning scenery. Your guides teach the skills you need to confidently paddle your inflatable kayak in moving water before starting our journey down one of Belize's most beautiful rainforest rivers.

    Day 3
    Stay: Jungle Camping
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Today we break contact completely with the outside world as we follow the Moho River through canyons and lush rainforest.  Each bend reveals the dynamic nature of the river with calm meandering sections and stretches of exciting rapids and chutes. Our camps along the river include storytelling and night walks in the tropical jungle.

    Day 4
    Stay: Lodge at Big Falls
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    This morning we descend out of the Maya Mountains into the coastal plains before taking out. Our next stop is the Lodge at Big Falls, our home for the next 2 nights. We settle into our comfortable jungle cabanas with time to enjoy a shower and take in the beautiful grounds before dinner.

    Day 5
    Stay: Lodge at Big Falls
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We have so much to explore based from our jungle lodge with nearby Maya ruins, a trip to a colorful, family run spice farm and a tasty ‘bean to bar’ Mayan chocolate makers experience. In the afternoon relax and enjoy the pool on the lodge property.

     

    Days 6-9
    Stay: Glover's Reef Basecamp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Today we travel 36 miles offshore to our private Basecamp on Southwest Caye within Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve. In this setting of turquoise waters and living coral reefs we have 4 perfect days of paddling sea kayaks and SUPs, snorkeling, sailing and fishing. And best of all, your basecamp staff are dedicated to make sure that your stay is beyond special, so expect to eat well and be pampered between your daily adventures. 

    Day 10
    Stay: n/a
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Our boat charter back to the mainland departs the atoll late-morning returning to the town of Dangriga, from here our logistics staff assist with connecting you to the next leg of your journey or to the international airport. For travelers leaving Belize on this day, international connections require a departure after 3:00 pm.

    The Places We Stay

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    Glover's Reef Basecamp
    Glover's Reef Marine Basecamp

    On the water's edge, with dramatic views over the main reef wall and the open Caribbean Sea, is our dining area, with large raised verandah, lounge and resource library. The enclosed outdoor stoop is where your island guides give their fun and informative talks on the surrounding ecology each morning.

    The camp is powered by solar generated electricity with freshwater showers, modern compost toilets and solar powered refrigeration. Guests sleep in comfortable wall-tent cabanas with beds, wooden floors, a night stand, lighting and can be outfitted for singles, doubles and  familiy sizes.

    Delicious meals featuring Creole and international cuisine are prepared and served buffet style in our open air dining area by our much beloved cooks.

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    Expedition Camping on the river
    Expedition Camping on the River

    For two nights, we set  camp  along the Moho River - the camp locations are sublime and there's always time for swimming, exploring or just soaking in the beauty of the rainforest before dinner is served.  At night, river guides turn into riverside chefs preparing their favorite meals,including fresh tortillas and savory fire roasted chicken. Using their bush skills and sharing their intimate relationship with the rainforest your Mayan guides make camping along the Moho River a high point of any trip.

     

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    The Lodge at Big Falls
    The Lodge at Big Falls

    The Lodge at Big Falls, with a mile of river frontage on the banks of the Columbia River, has 8 cabanas, each with ensuite bathrooms. On the property is a swimming pool, lovely main lodge, open air dining room and bar with gardens and an orchard of tropical fruit trees.

     

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    Bocawina Rainforest Resort & Adventures
    Bocawina Rainforest Resort & Adventures

    This boutique lodge in the midst of a 700 acre Bocawina National Park offers guests a quintessential tropical rainforest experience. Over 150 species of birds, howler monkey, wild peccary, jaguars and ocelots have been recorded in close proximity to the lodge.  Enjoy the beautiful tropical landscaping on the property and dine in style at the acclaimed Wild Fig restaurant.

    Dates and Prices

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    Dec. 18   -
    Dec. 27
    Dec. 25   -
    Jan. 03

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    Jan. 22   -
    Jan. 31
    Feb. 05   -
    Feb. 14
    Feb. 19   -
    Feb. 28
    Mar. 05   -
    Mar. 14
    Mar. 19   -
    Mar. 28
    Apr. 02   -
    Apr. 11

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    $2999 USD
    $3499 CAD
    Includes taxes and fees. Per person based on double occupancy.
    10 Days / 9 Nights
    Family Pricing
    $200 Deposit to secure your space

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